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Sciency Fiction: The List!

I've been giving presentations on Sciency Fiction lately, and I've been asked to post a list of sciency fiction titles.
Suggested age ranges are in parentheses.
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.


THE 14 FIBS OF GREGORY K. by Gregory Pincus (8-12)

101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR TEACHER by Lee Wardlaw (10-13)

THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE by Kathryn Erskine (9+)

BIRD by Crystal Chan (9-13)

BRENDAN BUCKLEY’S UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT by Sundee T. Frazier (9-13)

BLUE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter (9+)

THE CASE OF THE MISSING MOONSTONE by Jordan Stratford (8-12)

CHASING SECRETS by Gennifer Choldenko (9-12)

CHARLIE’S RAVEN by Jean Craighead George (9-12)

CHICKEN BOY by Frances O’Roark Dowell (10-13)

DILLON DILLON by Kate Banks (9-12)

DO THE MATH: SECRETS, LIES, AND ALGEBRA by Wendy Lichtman (9-13)

THE EARTH DRAGON AWAKES: THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906 by Laurence Yep (8-10)

EINSTEIN ANDERSON series by Seymour Simon (8-11)

ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, BOY DETECTIVE by Donald J. Sobol (9-13)

THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly (9-13)

EVERY SOUL A STAR by Wendy Mass (9-13)

THE FREAK OBSERVER by Blythe Woolston (14+)

FEVER 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (9+)

THE GREEN GLASS SEA by Ellen Klages (9+)

HATCHET by Gary Paulsen (9+)

HOOT by Carl Hiassen (9+)

ISLAND STING by Bonnie Doerr (12+)

JACKIE’S WILD SEATTLE by Will Hobbs (10-13)

JAKE DRAKE, KNOW-IT-ALL by Andrew Clements (7-9)

JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA by Eva Ibbotson (10-13)

JUDY MOODY SAVES THE WORLD! by Megan McDonald (7-9)

LEON AND THE CHAMPION CHIP by Allen Kurzweil (8-11)

MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS by Kate Messner (6-9)

THE MEANING OF MAGGIE by Megan Jean Sovern (10-13)

MIND GAMES by Jeanne Marie Grunwell (10-13)

MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Jean Craighead George (9-13)

MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK by Andrea Pyros (9-14)

NERD CAMP by Elissa Brent Weissman (9-13)

NICK AND TESLA’S ROBOT ARMY RAMPAGE by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith (9-12)

NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS by Ivy Ruckman (9-11)

NIM’S ISLAND by Wendy Orr (8-12)

NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO by Greg Leitich Smith (9-13)

OPERATION REDWOOD by S. Terrell French (9-13)

OUT OF THE DEEP by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson (9-12)

OWEN FOOTE, MIGHTY SCIENTIST by Stephanie Greene (7-9)

PHINEAS L. MACGUIRE ERUPTS! by Frances O’Roark Dowell (9-13)

THE POPULARITY PAPERS: RESEARCH FOR THE SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT AND GENERAL BETTERMENT OF LYDIA GOLDBLATT AND JULIE GRAHAM-CHANG by Amy Ignatow (9-13)

PROJECT MULBERRY by Linda Sue Park (9-13)

THE RED BLAZER GIRLS by Michael D. Beil (10-13)

REGARDING THE SINK: WHERE, OH WHERE, DID THE WATERS GO? by Kate Klise (9-11)

THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS by Jacqueline Houtman (9-13)

SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD by Nancy Viau (9-13)

THE SAME STUFF AS STARS by Katherine Paterson (10-13)

SAVING THE PLANET AND STUFF: A NOVEL by Gaul Gauthier (13-15)

SECRET CODERS by Gene Luen Yang (8-12)

STRANDED by Ben Mikaelsen (10-13)

THE VOLCANO DISASTER by Peg Kehret (9-11)

THE WAY WE FALL by Megan Crewe (12+)

WING NUT by Mary Jane Auch (9-12)

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 21st, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
Two more sciency fiction books to add
Hi Jacqueline. Suzy G. here. I just got these 2 new titles in at my library: "Life On Mars" by Jennifer Brown and "The Fourteenth Goldfish" by Jennifer L. Holm. Haven't read them yet, but they look sciency.
jjhoutman
Apr. 21st, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Two more sciency fiction books to add
I thought The Fourteenth Goldfish might work, but apparently the grandfather learns how to reverse aging and becomes a teenager. Speculative elements not allowed on the list. I'll look into Life on Mars. I mean the book, not actual life. On Mars.
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I'm a freelance science writer based in Madison, WI. I also write sciency fiction for kids. My award-winning debut novel, THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS, was published by Front Street/Boyds Mills Press in March 2010.

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