Science Fiction for Children

Recommended science fiction titles for children.

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2095
Artist/Author/Cast:
Scieszka, Jon; Smith, Lane (Illustrator); McCauley, Adam (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Scieszka
Description:

Joe, Sam, and Fred travel into the future and meet their grandchildren!

A Wrinkle In Time
Artist/Author/Cast:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Call Number:
JF/YP F L'Engle
Description:

Three children travel through space and battle an evil power to find their missing physicist father.

Alien Secrets
Artist/Author/Cast:
Klause, Annette Curtis
Call Number:
JF Klause
Description:

Puck finds herself in the thick of intergalactic espionage while traveling home on a spaceship.

Aliens Ate My Homework
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coville, Bruce; Coville, Katherine (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Coville
Description:

Aliens crash-land through Ron's bedroom in their search for an intergalactic criminal.

Atherton: The House of Power
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carman, Patrick
Call Number:
JF Carman
Description:

When eleven-year-old Edgar finds a forbidden book, he realizes it must hold the key to understanding his strictly divided world.

Boom!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Haddon, Mark
Call Number:
JF Haddon
Description:

When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.

City of Ember
Artist/Author/Cast:
DuPrau, Jeanne
Call Number:
JF Duprau
Description:

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane; Degen, Bruce (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Yolen
Description:

Commander Toad and his brave crew travel through the universe solving problems.

Cosmic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Call Number:
JF Cottrell Boyce
Description:

Liam, only eleven but as tall as a grown-up,  decides to take advantage of his appearance. 

Cyberia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lynch, Chris
Call Number:
JF Lynch
Description:

Every pet has a microchip enabling it to talk, but Zane discovers that the microchips are really serving another purpose.  

Gregor the Overlander
Artist/Author/Cast:
Collins, Suzanne
Call Number:
JF Collins
Description:

Gregor and his sister fall through a grate in the laundry room, into the Underland.

I Was a Third-Grade Science Project
Artist/Author/Cast:
Auch, Mary Jane; Auch, Herm (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Auch
Description:

Three boys decide to try out hypnosis for their science project — on their dog.

Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Myklusch, Matt
Call Number:
JF Myklusch
Description:

Jack has a depressing life until he discovers the Imagine Nation, and learns that he carries a dangerous virus. 

Max and Me and the Time Machine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Greer, Gery; Ruddick, Bob
Call Number:
JF Greer
Description:

Steve finds a time machine at a garage sale and persuades his friend Max to help him try it out.

Ravine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hickman, Janet
Call Number:
JF Hickman
Description:

Ulf and Jeremy live in parallel worlds, but meet when a portal opens in a ravine.

Running Out of Time
Artist/Author/Cast:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Call Number:
JF Haddix
Description:

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers a horrible secret.

Space Race
Artist/Author/Cast:
Waugh, Sylvia
Call Number:
JF Waugh
Description:

Eleven-year-old Thomas discovers that he is an alien, although he has been living happily on Earth his whole life.

Stinker From Space
Artist/Author/Cast:
Service, Pamela F.
Call Number:
JF Service
Description:

An alien crashes his spaceship on Earth, and he must change shape, or die. He chooses a smelly new body!

The Devil's Arithmetic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane
Call Number:
YP F Yolen
Description:

Hannah resents her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a concentration camp.

The Doom Machine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Teague, Mark (Author, Illustrator); Scholastic, Inc. Staff
Call Number:
JF Teague
Description:

Two kids with completely different personalities team up to save a space travel machine from a group of aliens.

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