Suzy The author of the book The Reinvention of Edison Thomas, Jacqueline Houtman, coined a term -- "sciency-fiction" -- to describe books like this. It weaves real information (in this case information about famous scientists and their work) into a great story for middle grade readers. I also loved that it raised moral and ethical questions about scientific discoveries.
Shelley Fleming I recommend it. It's realistic fiction with a touch of sci-fi for middle-grade readers.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[It's excellent, for starters. A sixth-grade girl, Ellie, is struggling with middle school and finding her passion, when her grandfather (now a thirteen-year-old) moves in with her and her mother. He helps her though those things and sheds light on things she's never heard of. In turn, she helps him with the morality of what he's done. The book is about 200 pages long, and it took me less than an hour and a half to read. Totally worth it! (hide spoiler)]
Elizabeth Burns I loved this book its really good and very interesting.I never got bored while reading this.I highly recommend it.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Read it. It's about this girl in middle school--Ellie. Her mom comes home one day with a very cranky boy who's about the same age as her. It happens to be her Grandpa Melvin--a scientist who's been working on how to reverse aging. He's done it, and wants the world to know. He wants a nobel prize for his achievements, but can't get it unless he goes back to his lab and retrieves the rest of his samples...but he can't because the authorities won't allow a snotty middle schooler in the premises, therefore he has to sneak in. Multiple attempts of Ellie and her grandpa trying to get the samples from his workplace result in failure. At school and home, Ellie and her grandpa bond over science. Her grandpa teaches her about different scientists and their inventions, and Ellie realizes that the world might not be ready for what he has to offer them. (hide spoiler)]