Top Ten Tuesday (121): Girls Who Like STEM

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Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is

TOP TEN BOOKS with girls who like stem

Coming up with ten proved harder than I anticipated!  If you have more suggestions, please leave us a comment!

1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley: A girl with a love for chemistry solves mysteries with science.

2. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry: The sisterhood contains a devoted chemist.

3. The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford: No real math is featured, but a young Ada Lovelace and Mary Wollstonecraft star as detectives in this story.

4. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly: A girl sets out to discover why grasshoppers are yellow.

5. Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars by Sheri Holman: This volume in the Royal Diaries series features a princess interested in astronomy.

6. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald: The book is concerned largely with art history, but some chemistry becomes relevant to the plot.


18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (121): Girls Who Like STEM

  1. Lisa says:

    I love this topic! There’s a middle grade series (2 books so far) called The Expeditioners, with a girl who’s an engineering whiz. Other than that, I’m drawing a blank… which tells me that there should be lots more. 🙂


    • Krysta says:

      When I started I thought I could think of ten easily. Then…I couldn’t. 😦 At least I’m not the only one who seems to be stumped by this, though I do wish we could list dozens!


  2. Briana says:

    Two possible suggestions:

    Wonder at the Edge of the World: This is a time period where “scientist” is mixed up with “explorer” and basically means observing things rather than doing anything with said things, but the protagonist wants to be a scientist like her farther.

    The Thing about Jellyfish: STEM isn’t really the point, but the girl becomes obsessed with researching jellyfish after her best friend’s death (she suspects by a jellyfish), and there are a lot of cool sciency facts and presentation of the research process.


  3. DoingDewey says:

    I love this list! I’m just reading Headstrong, about women in science, and some of the anecdotes about how little recognition women receive even today are just horrifying.


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