The radioactive boy scout : the frightening true story of a whiz kid and his homemade nuclear reactor by Silverstein (not fiction, but reads like fiction and is a true event)

Double Helix by Werlin (Discussed earlier this month)
(DNA) Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering

Taylor Five by Halam
(Clones) Fourteen-year-old Taylor, still dealing with the fact that she is a clone produced by the same company that funds the orangutan reserve which is her home on the island of Borneo, flees with her younger brother and Uncle, the reserve's mascot, when the reserve is attacked.)

Monkey town : the summer of the Scopes trial by Kidd
(Science history/evolution) Kidd fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial," re-creating it through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl whose father is involved.

Nobody particular : one woman's fight to save the bays by Bang (Picture book format)
Environmental Science

Chicken Boy by Dowell
Applied Science When 12-year-old Tobin raises chickens for extra credit in science class, he finds the discipline needed to complete the project and gains insights that help him deal with the problems in his life.

Snowflake Bentley by Martin (Picture book format)
Reads like fiction.

Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Hobbs
Wildlife rescue

Phineas Macguire series by Dowell
Several titles. Really great.

Bucking the sarge by Curtis
A teen exposes his mother’s criminal activities through his science fair project.

More fiction relating to Science Fair Projects
Jake Drake know-it-all by Clements
Pig and the shrink by Todd
Project Mulberry by Park


Night of the twisters by Ruckman

The Big Burn by Ingold (based on an historical event)
Fighting wildfires

Children’s books by Carl Hiaasen have scientific themes, mostly environmental

Life as we knew it by Pfeffer
Effects of gravitational pull.

PPYA 2006 has a list entitled What Ails You, which is generally medically oriented.

I read these three this last month which may work:

Nobel Genes by Michaels
A teen is told by his mother that his biological father is a Nobel Prize winning scientist, and he spend his life trying to live up to her expectations.

The Reminder by Michaels
A scientist working on artificial intelligence develops an animatronic device which has an uncanny resemblance to his dead wife.

Deadly by Chibbaro
An historical novel dealing with the New York health department’s scientific investigation into the invisible carrier of typhoid.

Karen Becknell MLIS
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Posted to YALSABK 10/11/11