STEAMPUNK: sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States. Incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy and often features anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them. (excerpted from Wikipedia).
Ever since I gave my "What's Your Genre?" quiz, the number of students interested in steampunk has increased greatly. Even though most of my students still don't really "get" steampunk, a few are absolutely ravenous for it! Since I only had a handful of steampunk novels in my library, I started researching middle school-appropriate steampunk novels. I have only read four of the books on this list myself, so I rely on review journals for grade level recommendations. This is a list of the titles I currently have or are on-order.
Is steampunk popular in your middle school? I would love to hear what books you have ordered or that your students love! (scroll down for comments)