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MyLibraryNYC_Engaging Narrative STEM Non-Fiction for Middle School

Great non-fiction can be just as narrative and engaging as other kinds of reading. If you need engrossing, informative, interesting non-fiction reads for your middle schoolers, look no further. Titles are mostly (but not all) STEM-related.

30 items

The plant hunters

Anita Silvey. |

1170L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780374309084/

Clueless in the kitchen

by Evelyn Raab ; [illustrations, George A. Walker]. |

Years of dust

Albert Marrin. |

1040L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780525420774/

The sky sailors

David L. Bristow. |

850L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780374370145/

Within reach

Mark Pfetzer & Jack Galvin. |

970L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780439086509/

Whaling season

Peter Lourie. |

NC1150L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780618777099/ These NC or "Non-Conforming" books have a Lexile measure markedly higher than is typical for the intended audience or designated developmental level of the book.The NC code is useful when matching high-ability readers with a book that's still at an appropriate developmental level.

Blizzard of glass

Sally M. Walker. |

1100L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780805089455/

The secret of the yellow death

by Suzanne Jurmain. |

1010L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780618965816/

The boy who harnessed the wind

William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon. |

910L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780803735118/

The new way things work

David Macaulay, with Neil Ardley. |

1180L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780395938478/

Empire State Building

by Elizabeth Mann ; with illustrations by Alan Witschonke. |

1000L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9781931414067/

Almost astronauts

Tanya Lee Stone. |

980L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780763645021/

Cleopatra rules!

Vicky Alvear Shecter. |

880L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9781590787182/

Chew on this

by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson. |

1110L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780618710317/

A long way gone

Ishmael Beah. |

920L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780374105235/

Moonbird

Phillip Hoose. |

1150L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780374304683/

Tracking trash

Loree Griffin Burns. |

1200L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780618581313/

Journey into the deep

Rebecca L. Johnson ; foreword by Sylvia A. Earle. |

920L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780761341482/

Stick figure

Lori Gottlieb. |

1100L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780684863580/

Bomb

Steve Sheinkin. |

920L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9781596438613/

Trinity

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. |

(graphic novel) GN950L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780809094684/

Locomotive

Brian Floca. |

840L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9781416994152/

Outbreak

written and illustrated by Bryn Barnard. |

1080L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780375829864/

Super-plague

Anne Rooney. |

1100L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9781432976217/

Trapped

Marc Aronson. |

1070L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9781416913979/

Go

Chip Kidd. |

1100L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780761172192/

They called themselves the K.K.K.

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. |

1180L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780618440337/

Chinese Cinderella

Adeline Yen Mah. |

960L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780385327077/

Lincoln's grave robbers

Steve Sheinkin. |

930L - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780545405720/