The One Safe Place, by Tania Unsworth

One Safe PlaceSummary:  In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family, but Devin discovers the home’s horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children.

Algonquin

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Junkyard Bot, by C. J. Richards

Junkyard BotRobots Rule #1
Summary:  Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from state-of-the-art TinkerTech Laboratories. Jackbot’s astounding new skills far exceed anything George—or even TinkerTech’s head of robotics—could ever have imagined. But the villainous Dr. Micron wants to destroy the whole town to see his tech-driven dream realized.

HoughtonMifflin

The Twin Powers, by Robert Lipsyte

Twin PowersThe Twinning Project #2
Summary:  Identical twins and mirror opposites Tom and Eddie share a “road trip” between planets and risk everything to save their father from the alien scientists.

Clarion

Ambassador, by William Alexander

AmbassadorSummary:  Appointed Earth’s ambassador to the universe, twelve-year-old Gabe Fuentes faces two sets of  “alien” problems when he discovers his parents are illegal aliens and face deportation and the Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions.

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Dangerous, by Shannon Hale

DangerousSummary:  When aspiring astronaut Maisie Danger Brown, who was born without a right hand, and the other space camp students get the opportunity to do something amazing in space, Maisie must prove how dangerous she can be and how far she is willing to go to protect everything she has ever loved.

Bloomsbury

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Hive Mind, by Timothy Bradley

Hive MindSummary: Sidney Jamison was bored. But everything changed when Sidney was invited to attend Sci Hi, where students play Zero-G dodgeball and create eyeball-eating zombies. This year, the students at Sci Hi are studying Colony Collapse Disorder, which is killing millions of bees around the world. When Sidney and his friends find themselves inside a beehive, they must use everything they’ve learned to save the bees – and themselves – from a monster-sized hornet.

Argosy

 

The Lost Planet, by Rachel Searles

Lost PlanetSummary:  Waking up on a distant planet, Chase Garrety is horrified to learn that he has no memory of his life and finds himself under the protection of a mysterious benefactor who requires him to complete an important mission before time runs out.

Feiwel

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Parched, by Georgia Clark

Parched2Summary:  In sixteen-year-old Tessendra Rockwood’s world, natural resources are at an all-time low. Most remaining supplies are funneled into Eden, known as the “powerful city of shining abundance,” while citizens of the surrounding Badlands eat gelatinous gray porridge and drink reddish iron water.  Tess was born an Edenite, but after the death of her scientist mother she decides to combat this inequality by joining a rebel group called Kudzu. Together they uncover a shocking government plot to carry out genocide in the Badlands using artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, Tess has some complicated ties to the project that test her loyalty.

Holiday House

 

Space Rocks, by Tom O’Donnell

Space RocksSummary:  Chorkle narrates the adventures of Earth children Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus, marooned on his asteroid, Gelo, as he watches over them with his fives eyes, teaches them to fight a ferocious thyss-cat, and seeks a way to get them home.

RazorBill

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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight, by Wendy Mass

Space Taxi Archie Takes FlightSummary:  On “Take Your Kid to Work Day,” eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.

Little, Brown

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Tesla’s Attic, by Neal Shusterman

Teslas AtticSummary:  With a plot which compbines science and the supernatural, four kids are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla.

Disney Hyperion

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Tin Star, by Cecil Castellucci

Tin StarSummary: Beaten and left for dead, fourteen-year-old Tula Bane finds herself abandoned on a space station called Yertina Feray after traveling with the colonist group, Children of the Earth.

Roaring Book

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Pi in the Sky, by Wendy Mass

Pi in the SkySummary:  Joss, the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe, must team up with a human girl to re-create Earth, when the planet is accidentally erased from existence.

Little, Brown

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The Eye of the Minds, by James Dashner

Eye of MindsSummary:  Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out.

Delacourte

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Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere, by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey Battle of the AmpereSummary:  To stop Hatch from using the Elgen fleet to gain world power, Michael and the rest of the Electroclan must destroy the lead ship, but divisions within the Electroclan threaten the success of their operation.

Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink

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