What are the best nonfiction science books for teens?

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    #1Almost Astronauts

    Almost Astronauts
    Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream is a nonfiction historical science book written by Tanya Lee Stone. This nonfiction historical book was published on February 24, 2009 by Candlewick Press.
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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This solution is lacking as it only provides the author, genre, and publish date. However, it fails to mention anything regarding the reading level. As the topic asks for a book for teens, this is a critical piece of information. "
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    #2Primates

    Primates

    Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas is nonfiction science book written by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks. This nonfiction science book was published on June 11, 2013 by First Second.

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    Luis Venegas
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Primates is a great read. A science fiction thriller."
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    #3Bomb

    Bomb

    Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon is a nonfiction science book written by Steve Sheinkin. This nonfiction science book was published on September 4, 2012 by Flash Point.

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    Leonardo Ventura
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "My nephew is 17 and he just couldn't get enough of this book. I like it because he's reading actual stories and not just made up fantasy, so he's actually learning something. "
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    #4The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks is a nonfiction picture book written Sam Maggs and illustrated by Kelly Bastow. This nonfiction picture book was published on May 12, 2015 by Quirk Books.

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    Wendy Lee
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I love when they dedicate science and nerd type books to girls. Girls are so often overlooked in this department."
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    #5Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

    Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
    Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse is a nonfiction biography book written by Catherine Reef. This nonfiction biography book was published on November 8, 2016 by Clarion Books.
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    Alice Alexander
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Tireless & and inspirational - that about sums it up. She is such a heroic figure. This is a person who made a difference. Important to keep her in the public eye, she is a fabulous role model. I wish that I had aimed as high as she did..."
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    #6Moonbird

    Moonbird

    Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 is a nonfiction science book written by Phillip M. Hoose. This nonfiction science book was published on July 17, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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    Parakram Rangan
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I loved the story of B95. I was always rooting for him and cheering him on. The distance they travel is fascinating. My son loved this book too and I liked how there is a lot of science stuff in it."
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    #7Why Can't Elephants Jump?

    Why Can't Elephants Jump?

    Why Can't Elephants Jump?: And 101 Other Questions and 113 Other Tantalising Science Questions is a nonfiction book written by New Scientist and Mick O' Hare. This nonfiction science book was published in 2010 by Profile Books(GB).

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    Tammy Simpson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. That is why the previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Like Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006) and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008), this is another wonderful collection of wise, witty and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions, from 'why is frozen milk yellow?' to 'what's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes?"
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    #8Citizen Scientists

    Citizen Scientists

    Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard is a nonfiction science book written by Loree Griffin Burns and Ellen Harasimowicz. This nonfiction science book was published on February 14, 2012 by Square Fish.

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    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "looks perfect for young teens"
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    #9A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

    A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

    A Black Hole Is Not a Hole is a nonfiction science picture book written by Carolyn Cinami Decristofano and illustrated by Michael W. Carroll. This nonfiction science picture was published on February 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge.

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    Manuela Gómez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A Black Hole Is Not a Hole was written by Carolyn Cinami Decristofano and illustrated by Michael W. Carroll. it is a nonfiction science picture book. very educative"
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    #10Stuff Matters

    Stuff Matters

    Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World is a non-fiction book written by Mark Miodownik, first published in 2013. It won the Royal Society Science Book Prize in 2014.

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    Jack Matthews
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have always been fascinated with objects. This book was very intriguing and I am glad that I read it."
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    #11The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

    The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

    The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life is a nonfiction book about biology written by Nick Lane. This nonfiction book about biology was published on June 1, 2016 by W.W. Norton & Company.

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    Shreya Shah
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Vital Question is a fascinating read for anyone who already marvels at evolution. While I've always appreciated Darwin's theories, this book is more of a deep dive on how some of the more complex aspect of life on this planet came to be. I found it to be an important inquiry that isn't afraid to hypothesize wildly while remaining grounded and interesting the entire time."

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Best What are the best nonfiction science books for teens
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Almost AstronautsBooks 30 Paid
2PrimatesBooks 26 Paid
3BombBooks 26 Paid
4The Fangirl's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 24 Paid
5Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary NurseBooks 22 Paid
6MoonbirdBooks 20 Paid
7Why Can't Elephants Jump?Books 18 Paid
8Citizen ScientistsBooks 17 Paid
9A Black Hole Is Not a HoleBooks 15 Paid
10Stuff MattersBooks 2 Paid
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