Welcome ASTC Members!

Our literature-based STEM books are perfect tools for museum educators!


ASTC has curated these award-winning,
NSTA Recommends books
for its members to promote science and math
while improving reading and literacy skills
for upper elementary and middle schoolers.




ASTC members receive
special discounts and free shipping
at the ASTC Bookstore!



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programming and after-school activities.


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Spanish and bilingual editions available


Learn about our exciting books below...










The One Minute Mysteries series
makes science and math fun!


Each book contains stories that take just one minute to read and challenge your knowledge in science and math. No tools or special equipment required, all you need is a willingness to have fun!

One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math!


One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science!


One Minute Mysteries: 65 MORE Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!












The 101 Things Everyone Should Know About... series
uses an accessible question-and-answer approach.

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science presents key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth, and general science. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math shows that math is everywhere--and knowing how to tackle it is useful and fun with entertaining connections to popular culture, sports, hobbies, science, and careers.


101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science



101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math










The Blended STEM Fiction Series combines
history, mystery, and more in engaging and entertaining
cross-curricular adventures


In Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over readers join Leonardo da Vinci as he returns to the present day...with a mission! Then, see if the gang at East Rapids Middle School can solve the mystery of their school's haunted pool in Ghost in the Water. Kids will dive right into these fun, new fiction books!

Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over


Ghost in the Water










Bilingual STEM books!


Our Bilingual Science and Math Mysteries Set allows anyone to become a math or science sleuth with the bilingual edition of two of our award-winning One Minute Mysteries books! Each one-page mystery is featured in both English and Spanish and are perfect for bilingual learners at home and in the classroom.

Bilingual Science Mysteries


Bilingual Math Mysteries





Museum educators around the country
use our titles to engage, excite, and educate:

  • Literature-based books teach science and math while promoting reading,
  • Fiction and nonfiction titles featuring a diverse group of young heroes,
  • Real-life scenarios make science and math relevant to kids,
  • Potentially intimidating topics become intriguing and accessible to scientists of all ages,
  • Supports problem-based and project-based learning,
  • Extensive Teacher's Guides and Hands-On Activities available for free download,
  • Cross-curricular content provides ample learning opportunities.




Our books make great resources of museum educators
and our short brainteasers make great content
for museum publications. For permissions to reprint,
information on bulk discounts, and more information,
contact Martha.