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


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!