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.


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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.


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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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Fortunately the Milk,by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately the MilkSummary:  While picking up milk for his children’s cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.


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The Neptune Project, by Polly Holyoke

Neptune ProjectSummary:  A group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean must embark on a dangerous underwater journey to find refuge–and maybe even a way to save the world.


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Sky Jumpers, by Peggy Eddleman

Sky JumpersSummary:  Twelve-year-old Hope lives in a post World War III town called White Rock where everyone must participate in Inventions Day, though Hope’s inventions always fail. Her unique skill set comes in hand when a group of bandits invades the town.

Random House


What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World, by Henry Clark

What We Found in the SofaSummary: Finding a rare zucchini-colored crayon leads twelve-year-old River Monroe and his friends on an adventure with their eccentric neighbor to save Earth from invading interstellar storm troopers.

Little, Brown

Yesterday Again, by Barry Lyga

Yesterday AgainSummary:  Kyle Camden is annoyed because his superpower identity, the Azure Avenger (often called the Blue Freak) has been labeled as a villain by the town of Bouring–but when he builds a time machine, so that he can go back and prove that the hero Mighty Mike is an alien, he founds out that all of his assumptions are wrong.


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Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman

Wells BequestSummary:  Two teenagers use H. G. Wells’s famous time machine to race through time and stop a dangerous enemy.

Nancy Paulsen Books


Colossus Rises, by Peter Lerangis

Colossus RisesSummary: Teens 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.


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Escape from the Pipe Men, by Mary Thompson

Escape from the Pipe MenSummary: Ryan and Becky live as human exhibits in an intergalactic zoo until their father is poisoned and they must journey across the universe seeking the cure, aided by an odd assortment of other beings.

Clarion Books


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