In Burach’s newest book, Hi-Five Farm, children learn about opposites on a farm full of lovable animals that they can hi-five!
“A lot of my picture books were inspired from researching interesting facts about animals and nature,” says Burach. “I try to find a parallel with what my readers experience, and create fun, silly characters they will relate to and learn from. For example, after I discovered how long it takes for caterpillars to metamorphosize, I knew I could write a relatable story about patience that kids could learn from while laughing along the way.”
In The Little Butterfly That Could, Burach illustrates the life and migration cycles of butterflies with humor and wit. Fun illustrations and facts also encourage children to spread their own wings and believe in themselves.
Don’t Worry, Bee Happy introduces readers to Bumble and Bee, two little bees who love getting into mischief and pulling their reluctant friend Froggy along with them.
In choosing more favorite STEAM books, Burach considered titles he’s read with his own children. “Some of these books teach through fun, fact-based illustrations, and others feature clever narratives about innovation, creative thinking, and perseverance,” says Burach. “All share important lessons for students to learn.”
Here are Ross Burach’s favorite STEAM books to share with the little explorer in your life.
In this charming third book in the Princess Truly series, Princess Truly rolls up her sleeves and invents a snack machine for her local animal shelter.