GIE Summer Reading List

By Isabella Notarpietro 

I don’t know about you, but my favourite thing to do during the holidays is to go to the beach, a park or just stay in bed and start picking my way through the huge pile of books I collect throughout the year. Whether you’re an avid reader like me, an occasional book dabbler or just looking for some end-of-year gifts for friends, check out this list of top STEM-related books for this summer! 


Year 7 to 9 

This inspirational true story narrates the journey of William Kamkwamba, a teenager from Malawi who built a windmill out of scrap materials to power his village. It’s a testament to the power of curiosity and the importance of electricity. It’s even got a Netflix adaptation coming out soon (great for anyone who isn’t into reading)! 

These fictitious stories follow the lives of young female coders. From hackathon mishaps to eventful coding challenges, the books are a great introduction into what coding is really like (with a fair amount of drama thrown in for fun)! 


Holidays are a great time to be creative and get making! Supplement your monthly GIE newsletter making tutorials with this how-to guide on some epic projects, such as creating a lemon battery or a soap powered boat. 


Year 10 to 12