Click on the books below to learn more or purchase or visit Indigo for their complete Sci Lit Week book list.

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  • Books
    • Anthropology
    • Astronomy/Space
    • Biographies
    • Biology/Medicine
    • Chemistry
    • Indigo Pick
    • Jesse's favourite
    • Math
    • Miscellaneous
    • Psychology/Brain Science
    • Science and Society
    • Science Books for Kids
    • Women in Science
Do No Harm
What If?
Indigo Picks
The Sixth Extinction
Indigo Picks
On the Origin of Species
The Selfish Gene
Indigo Picks
The Hidden Life of Trees
Space Chronicles
The Mismeasure of Man
Women in Science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
Indigo Picks
The Memory Illusion
Indigo Picks
Blackhole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Bad Science
Indigo Picks
Gorillas In The Mist
Indigo Picks
A Brief History of Time
Jessie’s favourite
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
Fermat’s Enigma
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Guns, Germs and Steel
Utterly Amazing Human Body
Beyond infinity
A Primate’s Memoir
The Tiny Seed
The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
Caesar’s Last Breath
The Elements
Catching Fire
The Botany of Desire
The Demon Haunted World
The Emperor of all Maladies
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat
Life on Air 
The Double Helix
Indigo Picks
Lab Girl 
Indigo Picks
Thinking Fast and Slow
The Worm
Packing for Mars
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Friend or Foe
Stuff Matters
Jesse’s favourite
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Adventures in the Anthropocene
Fuzzy Forensics
Indigo Picks
Indigo Picks
The Gene
Indigo Picks
In the Shadow of Man
Indigo Picks
Ada's Algorithm
I love you Michael Collins
Indigo Picks
Ada Twist: Scientist
Lucy’s Legacy
Uncle Tungsten
Indigo Picks
ASAP Science
Pink is for Blobfish
Indigo Picks
My Beloved Brontosaurus
The Right Stuff
Indigo Picks
Hidden Figures
For Babies Series
Pandora’s Lab
The Darkest Dark
Rosie Revere: Engineer
Carrying the Fire
Indigo Picks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Indigo Picks
How the Mind Works
Indigo Picks
Indigo Picks
Thing Explainer
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Before the World was Ready 
On the Move
Animal Hospital
The Disappearing Spoon
Shackleton’s Journey
Indigo Picks
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
A Man on the Moon
An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth
The Code Book
Nowhere Else on Earth
Here’s looking at Euclid
Neanderthal Man
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman


For those of you who don’t have the time to read a whole book (because you’re too busy attending Science Literacy Week events).

  • Nat Geo News – stories by National Geographic filled with fun, quirky and otherwise exciting science stories
  • XKCD– I know, not really a blog.  Still, it proves that science is as funny as it gets.
  • IFLS – An awful lot of people “really love” science


  • AsapSCIENCE – Canadians Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown take you on a hilarious tour of the sciences on Youtube
  • Science Friday– Ira Flatow’s hugely popular radio show. Check out the whole website for more content too
  • Star Talk Radio – Neil DeGrasse Tyson rocks it with his late night DJ voice
  • Quirks and Quarks – Our very own Bob McDonald giving the scoop on the latest science developments
  • Stuff you should know – The title says it all!
  • Radiolab – “weaving stories and science into sound and music rich documentaries”
  • 60 second science – For those of you with literally a minute to spare, prepare to have your minds blown by Scientific American
  • The Story Collider – Science surrounds us. Even when we don’t notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. At the Story Collider, we believe that everyone has a story about science—a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. We find those stories and share them in live shows and on our podcast. Sometimes, it’s even funny.
  • Best of the WWEST – A series of interviews with women in STEM about their careers, inspirations, daily lives, etc., in order to amplify their voices and provide role models for younger girls to look up to.


  • NOVA – Consistently excellent, engaging and interesting science stories from the cutting edge of discovery.  Available on TV’s everywhere!
  • BBC Earth – Still the highest quality nature broadcaster out there, BBC Earth gives us unprecedented looks into the wide world of nature, many with the incomparable David Attenborough narrating too!
  • TED talks – Their slogan says it all, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Learn about pretty much anything from some of the best thinkers and speakers anywhere.
  • Research2Reality – A Canadian celebration of the great research and scientists all across the country
  • Daily Planet – A great daily look at the science all around us.  Canadian to boot!