S.T.E.A.M. on Hoopla – Children

STEAM encourages curiosity. From fossils to astronauts, children can discover an array of tools and topics through STEAM-themed titles, from our digital collections. STEAM content expands a child's mind and teaches them about the ever-changing world around them.

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What dinosaur would you be if you had a bony ridge rising from the back of your skull and three horns poking up from the front? Answer: a triceratops! This picture book will keep you guessing as you find out how human skeletons are like-and unlike-those of dinosaurs!

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At Sifu Faiza's Kung Fu School, kids learn to be strong and fast. They also learn to be smart, cool-headed, and honest. So Joy, Adam, Sam, and Amy are surprised when the key to the school is stolen-as well as all their kung fu gear. Now they'll have to use all kinds of calculations-addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division-to figure out the clues, follow the thieves, and find . . . The Lost Key.

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Ready Jet Go! follows Sean and Sydney, who both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7. Together, they explore the solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.

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On a cold January day in 2017, nearly two months before due date, Nile hippopotamus Bibi gave her keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden a big surprise: a tiny newborn hippo, no bigger than a football. The first premature hippo born and raised in captivity, baby Fiona was an underdog from the start: she couldn't nurse, she couldn't stay hydrated, and she wasn't thriving. But the staff at the zoo knew they could save her. They had to study the makeup of hippo milk for the first time ever and reach out to medical colleagues, including a team at the local children's hospital with superior vein-finding skills, to ensure that Fiona would begin to gain weight and become healthy. She soon became an internet sensation, her pictures and videos garnering thousands and thousands of likes and fans on Instagram and Facebook. Now a Fiona appearance at the Zoo mimics a Beatles concert. But what made this little hippo such a big hit all over the world? And what's in store for her and her family?

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