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Science Fiction for Kids

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Jim Benton
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who just wants to fit in at school. Her experiments seem to be working – until a monster erupts from the garbage can. Grades 2 – 4
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by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Tall-for-his-age Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Grades 5 – 8.
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by Orson Scott Card
An expert at simulated war games, Ender believes he is engaged in just another computer game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race. (Series) Grades 7-12
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by Susan Cooper
Trey and his little brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in each. Grades 4 – 7.
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by Joe Craig
While escaping from strange men that are after him in London, Jimmy discovers he possesses many unusual talents for an eleven-year-old boy. (Series) Grades 5-8
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by Mark Crilley
Ten-year-old Akiko has an unexpected adventure when she is whisked away to a distant planet and put in charge of the rescue mission that must search for the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit. Grades 3 – 5.
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by Clare B. Dunkle
Martin and his family live in a domed suburb protected from the unhealthy environment of the outside world. But when his sister Cassie disappears after questioning the “truth”, Martin and his super-intelligent dog begin to search for her. Grades 6 – 8.
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by Jeanne DuPrau
In the year 241, Lina becomes a Messenger so she can run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, and perhaps even glimpse Unknown Regions. (Series) Grades 4-7
by Nancy Farmer
In Zimbabwe in 2194, General Matsika calls in Africa's most unusual detectives--the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm--to find his missing children. Grades 7 and up.

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by Helen Fox
Unlike their old-fashioned robot, the Bell family's new robot Eager is programmed to not merely obey but to question, reason, and exercise free will. Grades 3-7
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by Peni R. Griffin
Fascinated with the archaeological dig that is going on near her Texas home, Esther magically travels back in time to the Pleistocene era and discovers first-hand how people lived at that time. Grades 5 – 8.
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by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time. Grades 3 – 7.
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by John Hulme
When Becker is recruited by The Seems, a parallel universe that runs everything in the world, he must fix a disastrous glitch in the Department of Sleep that threatens everyone’s ability to ever fall asleep again. Grades 6 – 9.
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by Brian Keaney
Two teenagers rebel against a rigidly controlled society where dreams are considered antisocial and all citizens over the age of fourteen take a drug to control their behavior. Grades 6+
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by David Klass
On a secret mission to evaluate whether the human race should be annihilated, a space alien inhabits the body of a fourteen-year-old boy. Grades 5 – 8.
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by Madeleine L’Engle
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's missing father. (Series) Grades 6-9
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by Lois Lowry
Twelve-year-old Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about their society. Grades 6-9
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by David Lubar
When Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself. Grades 6 – 9.
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by Robert C. O’Brien
A mouse seeks help from a colony of extremely intelligent rats. Grades 5-8
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by Linda Sue Park
Once, there was a king named Chu-mong in ancient Korea who was legendary for many accomplishments, including exceptional skill with bow and arrow. Somehow he ended up in current-day New York. Twelve-year-old Kevin Kim must help this legendary king of ancient Korea return to his own time. Grades 4 – 7.
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by Gary Paulsen
When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks, Dorso and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time to stop them. Grades 4-8
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by Rodman Philbrick
After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future. Grades 7 and up.
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by D. Manus Pinkwater
Home alone, Victor stays up late, visits the zoo, enjoys pizza with anchovies, and finally becomes one of the few people who know about a community of intelligent lizards which appears to have arrived from another planet. Grades 4 – 6.
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by Philip Reeve
In an alternate Victorian England, two young residents of Larklight, a floating house in outer space, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system. (Series) Grades 5-9
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by Michael Reisman
Nerdy Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself. Grades 3 – 7.
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by Adam Rex
In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, “Tip” Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots. Grades 3 – 7.
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by Neal Shusterman
Fourteen-year-old Jason faces an identity crisis after discovering that he is the son of aliens who stayed on earth following a botched invasion mission. Grades 5-9
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by Mark Walden
Four budding evil geniuses are swept away to a hidden academy for training. Grades 5-8
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by Sylvia Waugh
Nesta learns that her parents are from another planet and decides to stay in England rather than leave Earth. Grades 4-7
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by Jeanette Winterson
Silver sets out to find the Timekeeper – a clock that controls time – and to protect it from falling into the hands of two people who want to use the device for their own evil reasons. Grades 3 – 7.