Certain questions seem to arise periodically.  Requests for recommendations for good reading for science students falls into that category.  There are a few lists online that could be of use.  Those are listed below. 

In addition, it would be nice to collect recommended titles in one place.  If you will send titles of books that you find especially suitable for students, I will create a virtual library and share it.  You can leave comments on the blog, or contact me directly at ptv1@cornell.edu

Last, but not least, I suggest that you work with your local librarian to find suitable materials.

NSTA Recommends is your best source for thoughtful, objective recommendations of science-teaching materials. Our panel of reviewers—top-flight teachers and other outstanding science educators—has determined that the products recommended here are among the best available supplements for science teaching. In the section called outstanding science trade books, you can limit by age level and format.  There are 95 book titles in the list.http://www.nsta.org/recommends/

Science NetLinks is part of Thinkfinity, a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and 11 premier educational organizations. The Thinkfinity partners include the AAAS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council on Economic Education, the National Geographic Society, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and the Literacy Network.  Here is the link to the  Science NetLinks suggested reading list.


Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page offers a list of books broken down by age groups.


The Carnegie Library of Pittsburg offers a service that break down by discipline suitable science and  technology books for young adults.