Science Fiction for Children

Recommended science fiction titles for children. Science fiction stories are based on scientific or technological advances.

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

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

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.

Ambassador
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alexander, William
Call Number:
JF Alexander
Description:

As Earth's intergalactic ambassador, Gabe Fuentes must uncover why there are alien aircraft in the solar system.

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

Twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger in her decaying but beloved city.

Cog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Eekhout, Greg
Call Number:
JF Van Eekhout
Description:

Cog—short for "cognitive development"—is an android resembling a twelve-year-old boy, built to learn about the world around him.

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:
Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Call Number:
JF Cottrell Boyce
Description:

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

The Fourteenth Goldfish
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Call Number:
JF Holm
Description:

Ellie's grandfather has reversed his age—now he's a teenager again!

The Giver
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lowry, Lois
Call Number:
JF/YP F Lowry
Description:

In a futuristic world of no suffering, twelve-year-old Jonas learns the terrible truth about his society.

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.

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.

Last Day on Mars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Emerson, Kevin
Call Number:
YP F Emerson
Description:

In 2213, the last spaceship will depart from Mars in less than twenty-four hours, but Liam and Phoebe might be left behind.

The Moon Platoon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kraatz, Jeramey
Call Number:
JF Kraatz
Description:

In the year 2085, Benny wins a scholarship for a life-changing trip to visit the first-ever resort on the Moon.

Project Terra: Crash Course
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walker, Landry; Zoo, Keith (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Walker
Description:

At Seven Systems School of Terraforming Sciences and Arts, Elara, a human from planet Vega Antilles V, makes friends and enemies.

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.

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hernandez, Carlos
Call Number:
JF Hernandez
Description:

Sal Vidón has the ability to open holes in the space-time continuum and inadvertently puts the entire universe at risk.

Sanity & Tallulah
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brooks, Molly
Call Number:
GN JF Brooks V.1
Description:

Best friends Sanity and Tallulah must capture Sanity's latest science project, a three-headed kitten, when she escapes from the lab.

The Search for Wondla
Artist/Author/Cast:
DiTerlizzi, Tony (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DiTerlizzi
Description:
Eva Nine has never left Sanctuary, until it is destroyed and she must survive on the surface of her planet.
The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1
Artist/Author/Cast:
Haarsma, P. J.
Call Number:
JF Haarsma
Description:

Johnny is the first human "softwire"—that is, he can communicate telepathically with computers.

Space Case
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gibbs, Stuart
Call Number:
JF Gibbs
Description:

Dashiell is one of the first people to live on Moon Base Alpha, and now he's investigating the first murder.

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