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Diversity Science-y Books for Ages 8 and Up
The League of Scientists: Ghost in the Water
This blended fiction mystery is served with a side order of the supernatural…or is it science? Join the League of Scientists as they race against time to uncover the secret of the ghost who is terrorizing their middle school swimming pool. [chapter book, ages 10 and up]
Innovators in Action: Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over by Mark P. Friedlander, Jr.
On a school trip to Florence, Italy, three American middle school students are in for a treat when a man who claims to be Leonardo da Vinci—brought back to life with a mission to better humankind—crashes their tour. Too bad he isn’t really the celebrated Master of the Renaissance… or is he? [chapter book, ages 10 and up]
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Follow along with Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil who helps him explore the wonderful world of math through twelve, fun dreams. [chapter book, ages 11 and up]
The Super-Secret Science Club: Case of the Disappearing Glass by S.C. Davis
The Rosalind Group is supposed to protect scientists and their research—instead they are stealing their work, and the scientists themselves! Join the Super-Secret Science Club, a group of science-loving seventh graders, as they try to thwart the Rosalind Group and save a missing scientist. [chapter book, ages 9 and up]
Sage Carrington, Eighth-Grade Science Sleuth by Justin Scott Parr
One summer, best friends Sage Carrington and Isabel Flores find a treasure map while exploring Washington, D.C. Follow along as they outsmart bully Edwin Hooser and solve the mysteries behind the map! [chapter book, ages 8 and up]
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Kyle Keeley loves games of all kinds, from word games to video games. When Kyle gets the chance to sleepover at the new library created by a world-famous gamemaker, when he and the other kids wake up, they realize they are locked in and have to solve clues to get out. [chapter book, ages 8 and up]
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn by Colleen Graves
This book is full of fun projects for scientists and makers of all ages and skill levels! Each project offers step-by-step instructions and images and illustrations for readers to follow. [nonfiction book, ages 4 and up]
Holy Moley by John D. Harris
Stella, a biracial teen, struggles with bullies and bigots when she moves to Greenwood, Mississippi after the death of her mom in Chicago. She finds friends in a teacher, a mysterious neighbor, and three allies her age, who help her figure out her future and her place in her present. [young adult, ages 12 and up]
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
When Roz, a robot, wakes up on a remote island with no memory of how she got there, she realizes quickly that she has to find ways to survive. Follow along as she slowly befriends the island’s animal inhabitants and things feel like home before her past catches up to her. [chapter book, ages 8 and up]
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Ghost in the Water was a collaborative effort by the editors at Science, Naturally. As a company, we strive to find new ways for kids to connect with science and math. We offer an array of titles including fiction and creative non-fiction books. Ghost in the Water was the first fiction work we undertook, challenging ourselves to see if we could come up with a book that was adventurous, fun and highly educational. Most importantly, the science and math had to be strictly non-fiction. As a team, we worked on Ghost for six years. To learn more, please visit our website.
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Tiffany C says
My daughter loves reading about science! We just read last stop on market street and some other ones we love are: We’re all alike and different, A ticket around the world
My kids love the Manga Math Mysteries. #5 is called The Ancient Formula: A Mystery with Fractions. One of their favorites.
Valarie Budayr says
I need to check those books out! Thanks for stopping by!