I've been giving presentations on Sciency Fiction lately, and I've been asked to post a list of sciency fiction titles.
All titles are middle-grade, unless otherwise noted.
If the book is part of a series, only one book is mentioned, usually the first.
So here it is. I hope to keep it updated, and suggestions are welcome.
101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR TEACHER by Lee Wardlaw
THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE by Kathryn Erskine
BRENDAN BUCKLEY’S UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT by Sundee T. Frazier
BLUE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
DO THE MATH: SECRETS, LIES, AND ALGEBRA by Wendy Lichtman
EINSTEIN ANDERSON series by Seymour Simon
ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, BOY DETECTIVE by Donald J. Sobol
THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
EVERY SOUL A STAR by Wendy Mass
THE FREAK OBSERVER by Blythe Woolston (YA)
FEVER 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
THE GREEN GLASS SEA by Ellen Klages
HATCHET by Gary Paulsen
HOOT by Carl Hiassen
ISLAND STING by Bonnie Doerr
MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Jean Craighead George
NERD CAMP by Elissa Brent Weissman
NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO by Greg Leitich Smith
OPERATION REDWOOD by S. Terrell French
PHINEAS L. MACGUIRE ERUPTS! by Frances O’Roark Dowell
PROJECT MULBERRY by Linda Sue Park
THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS by Jacqueline Houtman
SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD by Nancy Viau
THE WAY WE FALL by Megan Crewe (YA)
Last week she profiled The Reinvention of Edison Thomas and had a molecule-building activity with gumdrops. There's also an interview with the author (that would be me) and a giveaway.
If you want to enter the giveaway, do it soon. Entries must be submitted by December 5.
I was in Sheboygan last year for the World Premiere of the stage production of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas.
This year, I'll be talking about Sciency Fiction, participating in some hands-on science, signing books, participating in an author panel with Ilsa J. Bick, Lisa Albert, Sarah Weeks, and Julie Halpern (moderated by Mitch Teich), and signing some more books.
Here's my festival page. The complete schedule for the festival is here.
I hope to see you there!
It's also the first week of school and kind of hectic, so I'm just going to post cover images of some of my favorite middle-grade sciency fiction books. I'm working on some talks and blog posts on the subject, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out these titles if you love science (and even if you're on the fence about it).