Chapter Books: Science Fiction

Anderson, M.T. Whales on Stilts from M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales (J FIC AND)
Racing against the clock, shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends, Katie and Jasper, must foil the plot of her father's conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.

Applegate, Katherine. Animorphs series. (Jpb A)

Asimov, Janet and Isaac. Norby series (J FIC ASI)
Jeff and his mixed-up robot, Norby, get involved in new adventures on a strange planet.

Barron, T. A. Heartlight (J FIC BAR)
Kate and her grandfather use one of his inventions to travel faster than the speed of light on a mission to save the sun from a premature death.

Benton, Jim. Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist series (Jpb EASY B)
Franny works to fit in at school, keep up with modern life, and deal with monsters, robots, and other mad-sciency things at the same time.

Brown, Jeff. Stanley in Space (Jpb EASY B)
When the residents of a far-distant planet send a message to Earth asking for someone to meet with them, the President of the United States asks Stanley Lambchop, an all-American boy, to be his ambassador.

Cameron, Eleanor. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet and sequel (J FIC, Jpb C)
A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people.

Card, Orson Scott. Enders Game and Enders Shadow (J FIC CAR)
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

Carman, Patrick. Atherton: House of Power (J FIC CAR)
Edgar, an eleven-year-old orphan, finds a book that reveals significant secrets about Atherton, the strictly divided world on which he lives, even as geological changes threaten to shift the power structure that allows an elite few to live off the labor of others.

Carroll, Michael Owen. Quantum Prophesy: 01, The Awakening (J FIC CAR)
Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention.

Christopher, John. The White Mountains (The Tripod Trilogy) & others (J FIC CHR and Jpb C)
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.

Conly, Jane Leslie. The Rudest Alien on Earth (J FIC CON)
Having landed on a dairy farm in Vermont, an alien from another galaxy befriends two human children and uses her ability to change into animals to learn about Earth society.

Coville, Bruce. I Was a Sixth Grade Alien and other titles (J FIC COV and Jpb C)
When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador's son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.

Crilley, Mark. Akiko on the Planet Smoo and other Akiko books (Jpb C)
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.

Daley, Michael. Space Station Rat (J FIC DAL)
A lavender rat that has escaped from a laboratory and a lonely boy whose parents are scientists meet on an orbiting space station, communicate by email, and ultimately find themselves in need of each other's help and friendship.

Duffey, Betsy. Alien for Rent (J FIC DUF)
When a small fuzzy alien appears at their school, third graders J.P. and Lexie accidentally direct his powers against the bully Bruce and things get out of control.

DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember and sequels (J FIC, Jpb D)
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.

Engdahl, Sylvia. Enchantress from the Stars (J FIC NEWBERY ENG)
When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system.

Fardell, John. The 7 Professors of the Far North and sequel (J FIC FAR)
Eleven-year-old Sam finds himself involved in a dangerous adventure when he and his new friends, brother and sister Ben and Zara, set off for the Arctic to try and rescue the siblings' great-uncle and five other professors from the mad scientist holding them prisoner.

Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm (Jpb F)
In 2194 in Zimbabwe , Generla Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Farshtey, Greg, et. al. Bionicle series (Jpb B)

Gormley, Beatrice. Wanted, UFO (J FIC GOR)
Fifth grader Elise is thrilled when a UFO appears in her friend Nick's backyard but shocked when she discovers why its occupants have come to Earth.

Guibert, Emmanuel. Sardine in Outer Space series (J FIC GUI GRAPHIC)
The adventures of the intrepid Sardine, who travels across the universe meeting cosmic squids, space leeches, talking clouds, and other strange beings.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the Hidden series (J FIC HAD and Jpb)
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.

Heinlein, Robert. Tunnel in the Sky (J FIC HEI)
After going through the gate to an unknown planet for a two-to-ten day final exam in Advanced Survival, a boy .realizes that something has gone wrong with the gate. What was to be a brief survival exam becomes an endless struggle for life.

Hulme, John. The Glitch in Sleep (J FIC HUL)
When twelve-year-old Becker Drane 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.

Hamilton, Richard. Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine (J FIC HAM)
With his talking dog, Frankie, as a constant companion, ten-year-old Cal Barraclough investigates his wacky neighbor's unusual experiments.

King-Smith, Dick. Harriet's Hare (J FIC KIN)
A young girl's life with her father on their farm in England is changed when she befriends a talking hare that is really a shape-changing alien.

L'Engle, Madeline. A Wrinkle in Time series (J FIC LEN, Jpb L)
Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin O'Keefe travel through space and time while searching for Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret government research.

Lennon, Joan. Questors (J FIC LEN)
Three confused children are brought together then, with little training, sent off to save three worlds that were held in perfect balance until a cataclysmic disruption in the space-time continuum threatened their existence, which is just what their enemy desires.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver and sequels (J FIC LOW, J FIC NEWBERY LOW, Jpb L)
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Luzzatto, Caroline. Interplanetary Avenger (J FIC LUZ)
When Sam accidentally opens a strange box and finds himself sitting in the principal's office of an intergalactic middle school, he is pressed to take on the challenge of capturing an obnoxious shape-shifting alien.

Maguire, Gregory. Five Alien Elves (Jpb MAG)
The town of Hamlet has a very unusual Christmas when aliens crash land in their space ship, escalating the competition between rival clubs, the Copycats and the Tattletales.

Mahy, Margaret. The Great Show Off Earth (J FIC MAH)
Delphinium spends her tenth birthday aboard a traveling space circus, fighting against the dark forces who are bent on stamping out fun.

McKinley, Robin. Dragonhaven (J FIC MCK)
When Jake Mendoza, who lives in the Smokehill National Park where his father runs the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies, goes on his first solo overnight in the park, he finds an infant dragon whose mother has been killed by a poacher.

Paulsen, Gary. The Time Hackers (J FIC PAU )
When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks on twelve-year-old Dorso Clayman, he and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time trying to stop the gamesters who are endangering the universe

Peck, Richard. The Great Interactive Dream Machine (J FIC PEC)
Josh Lewis is unwillingly drawn into the computer experiments of Aaron, his friend and fellow classmate at an exclusive New York private school, and the two find themselves uncontrollably transported through space and time.

Pinkwater,Daniel Manus. Ned Feldman, Space Pirate and other books (J FIC PIN)
One day when Ned's parents are out, he meets Captain Lumpy Lugo, a space pirate who comes from the galaxy Foon-ping-bab, and they spend the afternoon traveling through outer space.

Pratchett, Terry. The Bromeliad Trilogy (J FIC PRA)
After generations of existing in the human sized world, a group of four inch high gnomes discover their true nature and origin, with the help of a black square called the Thing.

Reeve, Philip. Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of the Galaxy and sequel (J FIC REE)
In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.

Rex, Adam. The True Meaning of Smekday (J FIC REX)
When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

Schanback, Mindy. Princess From Another Planet J FIC SCH
Fourteen-year-old Gracie Quicksilver escapes her unconventional life by impersonating her rich cousin at an exclusive summer camp, until a series of weird events convinces her that her mother's delusions about being the deposed queen of a distant planet just might be true.

Skurzynski, Gloria. Cyberstorm and others (J FIC SKU)
In 2015, when Darcy Kane moves to another part of town, she discovers that the Animal Control Division is trying to take her dog away and that the most obvious escape is into her neighbor's Virtual Reality Rent-a-Memory machine.

Slobodkin, Louis. The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree and sequels (J FIC SLO)
When a junior scientist explorer from the planet of Martinea crashlands on Eddie's grandmother's farm, Eddie spends his summer searching for a way for Marty to get back home again.

Slote, Alfred. My Trip to Alpha 1 (J FIC SLO)
Voya-code is the most sophisticated form of interplanetary travel but a young boy finds out it is not without dangers.

Valentine, James. JumpMan series (J FIC VAL)
A recreational time-traveler from 3000 years in the future upsets the lives of two 21 st century teenagers when an unusual JumpMan prototype (a handheld time-traveling device) allows him to be seen in their time period, and won't let him Jump back home.

Verne, Jules. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (J FIC VER)
In the mid-nineteenth century, a French professor and his two companions, trapped aboard a fantastic submarine as prisoners of the deranged Captain Nemo, come face to face with exotic ocearn creatures and strange sights hidden from the world above.

Verne, Jules. Journey to the Center of the Earth . (J FIC VER)
A team of explorers makes an expedition into a crater in Iceland which leads to the center of the earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.

Waugh, Sylvia. Who Goes Home? and other books by Waugh (J FIC WAU)
On his thirteenth birthday, Jacob learns a secret about his birth and becomes involved in his father's work to protect other beings from the planet Ormingat who live on Earth.

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds (J FIC WEL)
As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth.