Science Fiction for Kids

These books are in the children's Fiction section under the author's last name.

Asimov, Janet - Norby, the mixed-up robot
Jeff Wells, a Space Academy student, and Norby, a 2nd hand robot with unusual abilities, find themselves involved in the sinister plans of Ing the Ingrate, who intends to take over the universe.

Cameron, Eleanor - The wonderful flight to the mushroom planet
Two boys take off on a great spaceship adventure with a magical man named Tyco Bass.

Christopher, John - When the tripods came
Laurie and his family try to flee England when the Tripods descend from outer space and begin brainwashing everyone with their hypnotic Caps.

Colfer, Eoin - The Supernaturalist
In the futuristic Satellite City, 14 year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

Conly, Jane Leslie - The rudest alien on earth
Having landed on a dairy farm in Vermont, an alien from another galaxy befriends 2 human children and uses her ability to change into animals to learn about Earth society.

Coville, Bruce - Aliens ate my homework
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.

Crilley, Mark - Akiko and the journey to Toog
Akiko, Mr. Beeba, Spuckler, and Gax journey to Toog to help their friend Poog save his planet from destruction-whether he likes it or not.

Engdahl, Sylvia - Enchantress from the Star
When young Elena 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.

Etra, Jonathan - Aliens for breakfast
Finding an intergalactic special agent in his cereal box, Richard joins the extraterrestrial in a fight to save Earth from the Dranes, one of who is masquerading as a student in Richard’s class.

Farmer, Nancy - The ear, the eye, and the arm
In 2194 Zimbabwe, three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson - Among the imposters
In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third born Luke has been in hiding for the entire 12 years of his life, until he enters boarding school under an assumed name and is forced to face his fears. This is the sequel to Among the Hidden.

Heinlein, Robert - Tunnel in the sky
A high school senior goes through the gate to an unknown planet for a two-to-ten day final exam in Advanced Survival, and, realizes, after a period of fighting the elements and wildlife, that some thing has gone wrong with the gate and what was a brief survival exam is an endless struggle for life.

King-Smith, Dick - Harriet’s Hare
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.

Korman, Gordon - Nose pickers from outer space
4th grader, Devon, is disappointed in the nerdy exchange student who comes to live with his family, until he realizes that the kid is not from Chicago but from outer space.

L’Engle, Madeleine - A wrinkle in time
A brother and sister are in search of their father, who is lost in the 5th dimension.

Lowry, Lois - The Giver
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.

Lowry, Lois - Messenger
In this novel that unites characters from “The Giver” and “Gathering Blue”, Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand.

O’Brien, Robert - Z for Zachariah
Seemingly the only person left alive after the holocaust of a war, a young girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.

Paulsen, Gary - The White Fox Chronicles
Having been imprisoned when the Confederation of Consolidated Republics, a foreign power, conquered Los Angeles in 2056, 14 year-old Cody escapes and endures hardship to become the underground hero, the White Fox.

Pinkwater, Daniel - Fat men from space
Through his radio tooth, William learns of an invasion by spacemen who are taking all of earth’s supply of junk food.

Skurzynski, Gloria - The virtual war
In a future world where global contamination has necessitated limited human contact, 3 young people with unique genetically engineered abilities are teamed up to wage a war in virtual reality.

Sleator, William - The duplicate
16 year-old David, finding a strange machine that creates replicas of living organisms, duplicates himself and suffers horrible consequences when the duplicate turns against him.

Slobodkin, Louis - The spaceship under the apple tree
When a junior scientist explorer from the planet of Martinea crash lands on Eddie’s grandmother’s farm, Eddie spends his summer searching for a way for Marty to get back home again.

Waugh, Sylvia - Space Race
When he learns that he and his father must soon leave Earth, 11 year-old Thomas Derwent is upset. But a terrible accident that separates the two of them makes Thomas’ situation much worse.

Yolen, Jane - Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes
In search of new worlds to explore, Commander Toad and his crew land their space ship “Star Warts” on the strange Planet of the Grapes.


Many of these authors have written other good books that you might enjoy!