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15 Books That Will Spark the Love of Science in Young Readers

Science is sometimes tricky with readers, especially younger ones who are swayed to pick up a fantasy book, rather than a STEM title. But we want to change all that for girls and boys who are intrigued by space travel, glass beakers, and lab experiments. Encouraging children and young adults to explore the sciences should always be a priority.

So for our next book list, we would love to inspire readers to pick up these science-themed books!

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy

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Ages: 8-12 years

As New York City prepares for the 1883 World's Fair, Molly wants nothing more than her mother, Cassandra Pepper, an unknown inventor, to be accepted into the fair and to showcase her latest inventions. Unfortunately, a male creator is given the opportunity instead. But as Molly and Cassandra devise a scheme to break into the Inventory's Guild, Molly uncovers a devious plan that will destroy New York and the opening ceremonies.

Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night Door by Frank Cammuso

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Ages: 8-12 years

As Edison Beaker and his young sister Tesla visit their uncle Earl, manager of the family-run pest control company, they’re taken on a mayhem-filled service call. But the tables turn on the siblings when they’re the ones who are chased by creatures that escaped through a secret Night Door.

Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent by Pen Avey

Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent

Ages: 8-11 years

Join Dethbert Jones in his blamstastic space adventures with his robot best friend, Andi Social! Misadventures abound but Dethbert's curiosity and enthusiasm can't be crushed. Not by anything in this galaxy, anyway!

Start Now! You Can Make a Difference by Chelsea Clinton

Start Now! You Can Make a Difference

Ages: 7-10 years

How can children make a difference in our society? How can they save the rain forest or the endangered animals? Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hilary Clinton, offers up fun facts, stories, and tips on how children can change the world around them.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

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Ages: 9-12 years

Max Einstein, who hacks into the NYU’s computer system so she can attend college and builds her own inventions, is recruited by an organization wanting to solve the world's problems by using science. As she receives help from a group of young geniuses, they devise plans to power the most distant reaches of the planet before The Corporation beats them to it.

Monstrous Devices by Damien Love

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