Alexandra Siy

writer & photographer

BOOKS THAT TURN STEM INTO STEAM!

NEW and Revised for the 50th Anniversary of the first lunar Landing!



Let's talk science and books!
How can trade books be used to enhance STEM learning and support the NGSS?
How can teachers link literacy and science in their classrooms everyday?
How can primary source science imagery inspire kids to read and write?
I'll be discussing these questions and more.


Meet me in St. Louis at the NSTA Annual Conference!







"Siy's beautifully crystalline prose is entertaining, authoritative, and properly conveys for children and adults the sense of wonder that Voyager brought."


~BBC skyatnightmagazine.com





I am honored and thrilled!
VOYAGER'S GREATEST HITS
is an NSTA Best STEM Book FOR 2018!



"UP CLOSE" PAPERBACK EDITIONS!



Featuring abundant boldly colored visuals and a wealth of information, Siy and Kunkel offer a lively introduction to spiders. Siy’s clearly written text...addresses spiders’ unique aspects, typical life cycles, and whether they’re poisonous to humans. Siy conveys scientific concepts and terminology very well, and her text is nicely complemented by Kunkel’s detailed, vivid...and digitally enhanced electron micrographs, all of which are accompanied by descriptive captions. ~Booklist
For their latest memorable venture into microscopic worlds, two veteran collaborators bring children face to face with the original "web masters."...An unusual approach to the creepiest of crawlies, likely to snare unwary passers-by in droves. ~Kirkus

BANK STREET COLLEGE BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR AWARD


A brilliantly colorized microphotograph of a jumping spider crouches on the dust jacket like some alien nightmare, an electric lure to attract browsers to the many enlightening pages that follow....VERDICT Arresting photos and illuminating text weave a neat web to capture readers.
~School Library Journal (December 2015)







"CARS ON MARS grips the kids with its title, then hauls them into a great story laden with facts that are consistently interesting."

--from FUSE # 8 Review of the Day

"Go 303,000,000 miles, then stop at the fourth rock from the Sun."
So begins this marvelous book...
~NSTA Recommends


NSTA/​CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book


Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year 2010


New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing


Top 10 Science-Tech Books Booklist Online


2010 Finalist AAAS/​Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books


Starred Reviews: School Library Journal; Booklist



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