What are the best nonfiction STEM books for middle grade students?

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    #1The STREAM TONE

    The STREAM TONE
    The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? is a nonfiction book about technology written by T. Gilling. This book about a computing device in the future was originally published in 2014.

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    Mary Weber
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "There wasn't much information available when I purchased this book, no other reviews, comments or ratings. But I thought it sound interesting and I thought I would take a look at it. I am always wanting to learn more about new and upcoming technology. But this book is more science fiction in my opinion."
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    #2Kakapo Rescue

    Kakapo Rescue

    Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot is a nonfiction book written by Sy Montgomery and illustrated by Nic Bishop. This was originally published in 2010.

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    Douglas Foster
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A book about saving parrots may not sound interesting, but it is. Studying the creatures of the world always tends to be surprisingly intriguing. This story is another compelling one."
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    #3Women of Steel and Stone

    Women of Steel and Stone

    Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers is part of the Women of Action series by Anna M. Lewis. This nonfiction book was originally published in 2013.

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    Bertha Córdova
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "A wonderful read for girls and women of all ages. Would make a great gift for a daughter, niece, or granddaughter. The author did a fine job on this, showing how other creative and passionate women succeeded in a male dominated field and all the challenges they faced. Would love to read more from Anna M. Lewis in the future. "
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    #4Green IT

    Green IT

    Green It: Reduce Your Information System's Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line is written by Toby Velte, Anthony Velte, and Robert C. Elsenpeter. This was originally published in 2008.

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    Adrián Vega
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Okay, this is golden. Or should I say green. well, evergreen. We all know the importance of STEM, and this country needs it now more than ever. This is a terrific way to let the adolescents know of ways to make their information systems green. Simple,useful,full of use and simplicity.Get it right now and read it!"
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    #5Physics of the Impossible

    Physics of the Impossible

    Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel is a nonfiction book about technology written by Michio Kaku. This was originally published in 2008.

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    Omar Velázquez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel Reprint Edition is an Amazon’s Choice product so it must be very good as many people have reviewed it to this certified level! That said, I think this complex book may be over my head and may be better suited for students."
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    #6Team Moon

    Team Moon
    Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon is written by Catherine Thimmesh. It was originally published in 2006. This book has won the Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction.
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    Vivaan Trivedi
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If there's anything middle grade students need, or in fact even those younger, I'd say it's a solid book on the Apollo 11. I might be biased, but personally I adore stuff like this and enjoyed reading about it. The writing quality is fantastic, the pacing nice and it's an easy book to put down and pick back up at any time."
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    #7An American Plague

    An American Plague

    An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 is a nonfiction book written by Jim Murphy. This was originally published in 2003.

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    Juan Hart
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Jim Murphy's account of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia during the early US is a great book to get Middle Schooler's who are interested in history (or a great book to get them more interested in history). The book chronicles the terrible effects of disease and illness in a time where diseases where much more deadly because medical technology hadn't advanced as much. "
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    #8If Stones Could Speak

    If Stones Could Speak

    If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge is a nonfiction book written by an award-winning author Marc Aronson. This was originally published in 2010.

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    Vibhore Saxena
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This solution is lacking as it only provides the author and publish date. It fails to mention if it is STEM related book or what the reading level is. These are the main topics that are being asked. "
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    #9Green It for Sustainable Business Practice

    Green It for Sustainable Business Practice

    Green IT for Sustainable Business Practice: An ISEB Foundation Guide is a nonfiction book about computer science written by Mark O'Neill. This was originally published in 2010.

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    Marie Jacobs
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I have been pushing my children toward stem careers. I bought Green It for Sustainable Business Practice and my kids have found it way to complicated. The concepts all seem to be written for adults and out of reach of middle grade age students. "
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    #10Phineas Gage

    Phineas Gage

    Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science is a nonfiction book written by John Fleischman. This book was originally published in 2004.

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    Randy Webb
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "There is an overemphasis on STEM programs but that is another topic. This book is very interesting and as a teacher and a home school parent I have read many books on the subject. Older but still totally applicable."

Summary

Best What are the best nonfiction STEM books for middle grade students
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The STREAM TONEBooks 42 Paid
2Kakapo RescueBooks 38 Paid
3Women of Steel and StoneBooks 36 Paid
4Green ITBooks 33 Paid
5Physics of the ImpossibleBooks 31 Paid
6Team MoonBooks 28 Paid
7An American PlagueBooks 26 Paid
8If Stones Could SpeakBooks 23 Paid
9Green It for Sustainable Business PracticeBooks 21 Paid
10Phineas GageBooks 19 Paid
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