Charlotte Today: Titles with science themes

April is National Science month! This selection of book titles will inspire curiosity and exploration among all ages.

Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning shared library favorites on WCNC's  "Charlotte Today" on Thursday, April 20. All of the titles are available on our the library catalog Here's a listing:

Adult Fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • A spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut--part quest novel, part love story and part virtual space opera.
Adult Nonfiction: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
  • Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Children’s Fiction: Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Two teenagers plan a secret rescue and learn so much more.
Children’s Picture Book: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty; illustrated by David Roberts
  •  Ada Twist takes on science and the world!
Children’s Nonfiction: Professor Astro Cat’s atomic adventure: a journey through physics by Dr. Dominic Walliman & Ben Newman; illustrated by Ben Newman
  • Phyics is everywhere and for everyone! This book helps children discover and learn.
Young Adult Fiction: Virals by Kathy Reichs
  • Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage 'sci-philes' who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.