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Suggested Readings for Science Fiction Titles


Science Fiction Reading Suggestions

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    Whales on stilts
    by M. T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus

    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 ...

    star rating 188 pages
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    Young mutants
    by Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles Waugh

    Concentrating on science fiction stories about young children who are mutants ...

    star rating 256 pages
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    My brother, the robot
    by Bonny Becker
    star rating 136 pages
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    The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet
    by Eleanor Cameron

    Responding to a mysterious notice requesting "a small space ship" ...

    star rating 195 pages
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    The City of gold and lead
    by John Christopher
    star rating 192 pages
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    The Rudest Alien on Earth
    by Jane Leslie Conly

    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 ...

    star rating 264 pages
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    Aliens ate my homework
    by Bruce Coville
    star rating 179 pages
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    I Was a Sixth Grade Alien
    by Bruce Coville
    star rating 170 pages
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    The Attack of the Two-Inch Teacher
    by Bruce Coville, Tony Sansevero

    Pleskit, the world's first alien third grader, hopes to use her father's molecule compressor to teach a bully a lesson, but an accident shrinks both the bully ...

    star rating 176 pages
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    Space station rat
    by Michael J. Daley

    When a literate rat stows away on a space station in order to flee more experiments, a lonely boy befriends her and helps her get the food she needs to stay ...

    star rating 181 pages
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    Aliens for Lunch
    by Jonathan Etra, Stephanie Spinner

    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 ...

    star rating 64 pages
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    The ear, the eye, and the arm
    by Nancy Farmer
    star rating 311 pages
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    Among the Hidden
    by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    star rating 160 pages
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    Among the Betrayed
    by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    star rating 156 pages
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    A Swiftly Tilting Planet
    by Madeleine L'Engle

    "Charles Wallace ("A Wrinkle in Time"), now 15, Meg, and the Murrys reappear in an intricately woven fantasy in which the boy time-spins through a tangle of ...

    star rating 276 pages
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    A Wind in the Door
    by Madeleine L'Engle

    With Meg Murry's help, the dragons her six-year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.

    star rating 240 pages
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    A wrinkle in time
    by Madeleine L'Engle
    star rating 211 pages
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    Nick of time
    by Anne Lindbergh
    star rating 204 pages
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    Gathering blue
    by Lois Lowry

    Once again Lois Lowry brings readers on a provocative journey that inspires contemplation long after the last page is turned.

    star rating 215 pages
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    The giver
    by Lois Lowry

    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 ...

    star rating 180 pages
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    Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery
    by Kevin O'Malley, Patrick O'Brien

    When something lands on one of the moons of the planet Jurassica, Captain Raptor and his spaceship crew go to investigate.

    star rating 32 pages
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    The green book
    by Jill Paton Walsh, Lloyd Bloom

    Pattie's father is part of a picked group of colonists fleeing dying Earth ...

    star rating 71 pages
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    The time hackers
    by Gary Paulsen
    star rating 87 pages
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    Lizard music
    by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

    Eleven-year-old Victor is left by his parents In the care of his older sister while they go on a vacation ...

    star rating 157 pages
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    The howling dog and other cases
    by Seymour Simon, S. D. Schindler
    star rating 96 pages
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    The Creatures
    by John Rowe Townsend

    Harmony and Vector are a young man and woman who are Persons- colonists from another ...

    star rating 248 pages
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    Space race
    by Sylvia Waugh
    star rating 241 pages