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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Science Fiction

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time By L'Engle, Madeleine (Book - 2012 ) Y S L'ENGLE All copies in use Availability details Holds: 9 on 22 copies

Annotation:Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. Time Fantasy Series. Ages 9-12

Alien Encounter
Alien Encounter By Service, Pamela F. (Book - 2010 ) J SERVICE Available in some locations

Annotation:Alien agent Zack travels to Roswell, New Mexico, to search for an alien boy who has stolen a space ship in order to find his missing father who crashed near Roswell in 1947. Ages 9 – 12

Alien Feast
Alien Feast By Simmons, Michael, 1970- (Book - 2009 ) J SIMMONS Available in some locations

Annotation:In 2017, human-eating aliens have kidnapped two scientists who might cure the disease that is destroying them, and twelve-year-old William Aitkin, his elderly, ailing Uncle Maynard, and the scientists' daughter, Sophie, set out to rescue them. Chronicles of the First Invasion. Ages 9-12

Alien on A Rampage
Alien on A Rampage By Smith, Clete Barrett (Book - 2012 ) J SMITH All copies in use Availability details Holds: 20 on 11 copies

Annotation:Spending another adventure-filled summer in the Pacific Northwest at his grandmother's hotel for visiting space aliens, eighth-grader David uncovers a plot to destroy the Earth. Ages 9-12.

Aliens Ate My Homework
Aliens Ate My Homework By Coville, Bruce (Book - 2007 ) J COVILLE Available in some locations

Annotation:Rod is surprised when a miniature spaceship lands in his school science project and reveals five tiny aliens, who ask his help in apprehending an interstellar criminal. Rod Allbright Alien Adventures Series. Ages 9-12

Aliens for Lunch
Aliens for Lunch By Etra, Jonathan (Book - 1991 ) J ETRA Available in some locations

Annotation:When their bag of microwave popcorn explodes and a space alien emerges, Richard and Henry join him on a top secret interstellar mission to save the desserts of the universe. Ages 6-8

Among the Hidden
Among the Hidden By Haddix, Margaret Peterson (Book - 2000 ) Y S HADDIX Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 77 copies

Annotation:In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong. Shadow Children series. Ages 9-12

The Boy Who Cried Alien!
The Boy Who Cried Alien! By Singer, Marilyn (Book - 2012 ) E SINGER Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy known for telling lies announces that aliens have landed in Malarky Lake, and not surprisingly, no one believes him. Ages 5 and under.

The Challengers
The Challengers By Fishbone, Greg R., 1970- (Book - 2011 ) J FISHBONE Available in some locations

Annotation:On his eleventh birthday, Ty Sato gets a star named for him by his Japanese cousins, and is recruited by aliens from the planet Mrendaria to help save them from galactic humiliation in the Galaxy Games. Series: Galaxy Games book 1. Ages 9-12

The City of Ember
The City of Ember By DuPrau, Jeanne (Book - 2003 ) J DUPRAU Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 86 copies

Annotation: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. Ages 9-12

The Colossus Rises
The Colossus Rises By Lerangis, Peter (Book - 2013 ) J LERANGIS Available in some locations Holds: 8 on 55 copies

Annotation:Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass begin a quest to find seven pieces of Atlantis' power that were hidden long ago and that will, if returned to Atlantis, save them from certain death due to the genetic abnormality that also gives them superior abilities. Ages 9 – 12

Counter Clockwise
Counter Clockwise By Cockcroft, Jason (Book - 2009 ) J COCKCROFT Available in some locations

Annotation:With the aid of Bartleby, an enormous Tower of London guard known as a Beefeater, Nathan travels through time to stop his father from changing the past. Ages 9-12

Earth to Clunk
Earth to Clunk By Smallcomb, Pam, 1954- (Book - 2011 ) E SMALLCOMB Available in some locations

Annotation:For a school assignment, a boy reluctantly writes a letter to Clunk of the planet Quazar, sending his older sister with it, but as more letters and packages are exchanged, he realizes that having an alien pen pal can be fun. Ages Five and under

Escape From Planet Yastol
Escape From Planet Yastol By Service, Pamela F. (Book - 2011 ) J SERVICE Available in some locations

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Joshua Higgins' prize-winning science fiction novel draws the attention of sinister blue aliens who capture Josh and his sister Maggie and take them to the planet Yastrol, the setting of his novel. Ages 9-12

Hello, Nebulon!
Hello, Nebulon! By O'Ryan, Ray (Book - 2013 ) J O'RYAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people. Ages: 6 – 8

A Hero for WondLa
A Hero for WondLa By DiTerlizzi, Tony (Book - 2012 ) J DITERLIZZI Available in some locations

Annotation:Raised underground by a robot, twelve-year-old Eva Nine finally finds all she ever wanted in the human colony of New Attica, but something very bad is going on there and unless Eva and her friends stop it, it could mean the end of life on Orbona. Ages 9-12

Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp
Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp By Bransford, Nathan (Book - 2013 ) J BRANSFORD Available in some locations

Annotation:In the two weeks twelve-year-old Jacob Wonderbar was away, fifty years have passed on Earth and now he, Sarah Daisy, and Dexter, with help from Mick Cracken, try to set things right by seeking Jacob's father, who is lost in time. Ages 9 – 12

Mike Stellar
Mike Stellar Nerves of Steel By Holt, K. A. (Book - 2009 ) J HOLT Available in some locations

Annotation:Mike is suspicious when his family joins an expedition to Mars at the last minute, and his fears are confirmed when all of the adults on the colonizing mission, including his parents, begin to act strangely. Ages 9-12

My Cousin, the Alien
My Cousin, the Alien By Service, Pamela F. (Book - 2008 ) J SERVICE Available in some locations

Annotation:While at a resort on a vacation trip his uncle won, Zack begins wondering if his cousin has been telling the truth for years--that he really is an alien prince sent to Earth for protection, and who is now being chased by enemy aliens disguised as bald, fat men. Alien Agent series. Ages 9-12

The Navigator
The Navigator By McNamee, Eoin, 1961- (Book - 2006 ) J MCNAMEE Available in some locations

Annotation:Owen has always been different, and not only because his father committed suicide, but he is not prepared for the knowledge that he has a mission to help the Wakeful--the custodians of time--to stop the Harsh from reversing the flow of time. The Navigator Trilogy. Ages 9-12

Only You Can Save Mankind
Only You Can Save Mankind By Pratchett, Terry (Book - 2005 ) J PRATCHETT Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Johnny endures tensions between his parents, watches television coverage of the Gulf War, and plays a computer game called Only You Can Save Mankind, in which he is increasingly drawn into the reality of the alien ScreeWee. The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy. Ages 9-12

Popular Clone
Popular Clone By Castle, M. E. (Book - 2012 ) J CASTLE Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Fisher Bas, a science-loving bully magnet, clones himself, only to discover that his double is infinitely cooler than himself. Ages 9-12

Raiders' Ransom
Raiders' Ransom By Diamand, Emily (Book - 2009 ) J DIAMAND Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:In 23rd-century Great Britain, where climate change has caused vast flooding, the piratical raiders kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter and thirteen-year-old Lilly Melkun, an English fishergirl, takes her seacat on a daring rescue attempt, with a mysterious talking jewel from a past computer age tucked in her belt as ransom. Ages 9-12

Randy Riley's Really Big Hit
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit By Van Dusen, Chris (Book - 2012 ) E VAN DUSEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Randy Riley, a science genius who loves baseball but is not very good at it, needs to use both his interests to save his town from a giant fireball that is heading their way. Ages 6-8

The Resisters
The Resisters By Nylund, Eric S. (Book - 2011 ) J NYLUND Available in some locations

Annotation:When twelve-year-olds Madison and Felix kidnap him, Ethan learns that the Earth has been taken over by aliens and that all the adults in the world are under mind control. Ages 9-12

The Roar
The Roar By Clayton, Emma (Book - 2009 ) J CLAYTON Available in some locations

Annotation:In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated twelve-year-old Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister is gone forever. Will the new video game that everyone wants to play help lead him to her or into danger? Ages 9-12

The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School By Sierra, Judy (Book - 2006 ) E SIERRA Available in some locations

Annotation:What happens when a girl orders a guaranteed award-winning science project online? For starters, it eats her sister Kate, her cat, her dad, and the teacher. Will it ever stop? Ages 6-8

Stinker From Space
Stinker From Space By Service, Pamela F. (Book - 1988 ) J SERVICE Available in some locations

Annotation:An agent of the Sylon Confederacy, fleeing from enemy ships, crash lands on Earth, transfers his mind to the body of a skunk, and enlists the aid of two children in getting back to his home planet. Ages 9-12

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot By McNamara, Margaret (Book - 2011 ) E MCNAMARA All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 9 copies

Annotation:Ejected from their new homes by a Big Bad Robot who pursues them into space, three little aliens engage in a noisy interplanetary chase that introduces youngsters to the solar system. Ages Five and under

The White Mountains
The White Mountains By Christopher, John, 1922- (Book - 2003 ) J CHRISTOPHER Available in some locations

Annotation:Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants. Ages 9-12

The Wizards of Wyrd World
The Wizards of Wyrd World By Service, Pamela F. (Book - 2012 ) J SERVICE Available in some locations

Annotation:When aspiring author Josh Higgins learns that his favorite author is coming to town, he and his sister Maggie convince fantasy writer P.L. Cuthbertson to take them to the magical medieval land of Wyrd World, where they find real trouble. Ages 9-12

Zero Hour
Zero Hour By Walden, Mark (Book - 2012 ) J WALDEN Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 41 copies

Annotation:Nero and his H.I.V.E. associates begin a desperate race against time to foil a G.L.O.V.E. plot to take over Otto and a secret military facility that is home to a vulnerable computer-controlled weapons system. Ages 9-12


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