22 May, 2024

Junior Fiction – Science Fiction

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Fuzzy, available as Print | CD Book 
Angleberger, Tom 
When Max (Maxine Zealster) befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Robot Integration Program. 

The Last Kids on Earth, Last Kids on Earth series #1, available as Print | eBook 
Brallier, Max 
After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg. 

Sanity and Tallulah, Sanity and Tallulah series #1, available as Print 
Brooks, Molly 
Sanity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity’s illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her in this graphic novel. 

Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Academy #1, available as Print | eBook 
Brown, Jeffrey 
Roan’s one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy–a school that he didn’t apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now… This inventive novel follows Roan’s first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too–like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force. 

The Wild Robot, Wild Robot series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Large Print 
Brown, Peter 
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s hostile inhabitants. 

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, available as Print | eAudiobook 
Cuevas, Michelle 
Eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez finds herself in possession of a strange new pet that swallows up everything in sight when a black hole decides to follow her home from NASA one day. Stella especially likes it when Larry swallows up items that remind her of her dad who died recently and left a cosmically vast space in her heart. Stella, her little brother Cosmo, along with the help of their pet hamster Stinky Stu and Larry go on an adventure from their clawfoot tub to rescue their dog from the black hole. 

A Mutiny in Time, Infinity Ring series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Playaway 
Dashner, James 
Time has gone wrong, and best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste, together with the young Hystorian Riq, must use the infinity ring to travel back to one of the Great Breaks–a mutiny on the Santa María–to correct history and defeat the SQ. 

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day, available as Print 
Edge, Christopher 
It’s the morning of Maisie’s tenth birthday, and she can’t wait to open her presents. Maisie is not a typical kid. What she wants most for her birthday are the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house, and outside the front door is nothing but an unsettling, all-consuming blackness–a shifted reality. Even for super-smart Maisie, these puzzling circumstances seem out of her control… or are they? 

Space Case, Moon Base Alpha series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Gibbs, Stuart 
Like his fellow lunarnauts–otherwise known as Moonies–living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. 
And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time–and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games. 
Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies–a secret someone just might kill to keep… 

One Trick Pony, available as Print | eBook 
Hale, Nathan 
In a future where alien beings consume technology as a few humans try to preserve it, Strata, her brother, and a friend are separated from their caravan and, with a wonderful robotic horse, must fight their way back. Graphic novel.  

The Fourteenth Goldfish, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Holm, Jennifer 
Ellie’s scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager–which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter. 

Masterminds,  Masterminds series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Playaway 
Korman, Gordon 
A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment. 

A Wrinkle in Time, Time Quartet series #1, available as Print | eBook |eAudiobook | Large Print | CD Book | Playaway | Graphic Novel | eBook (Graphic Novel)
L’Engle, Madeleine 
Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. 

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat, Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat series #1, available as Print | eAudiobook 
Marciano, Johnny 
Klawde is not your average cat. He’s an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He’s cruel. He’s cunning. He’s brilliant . . . and he’s about to become Raj Banerjee’s best friend. Whether he likes it or not.  

Going Wild, Going Wild series #1, available as Print | eBook 
McMann, Lisa 
Discovering a mysterious bracelet after moving to Arizona, Charlie Wilde finds that she has developed superhuman abilities and speed and teams up with new friends to discover what is happening to her and how to control her powers. 

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, Frank Einstein series #1, available as Print | eBook | CD Book  
Scieszka, Jon 
In his Grandpa Al’s garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan. 

The Shadow Cipher, York series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway 
Ruby, Laura 
In an alternate history of New York, three kids try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of the city. 

Guys Read: Other Worlds, available as Print | eAudiobook | Playaway 
Scieszka, Jon, editor of compilation 
An anthology of original science fiction and fantasy stories. 

When You Reach Me, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Large Print | CD Book | Playaway 
Stead, Rebecca 
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, “The $20,000 Pyramid, ” a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space. 

Shuri, A Black Panther Novel series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway 
Stone, Nic 
Shuri is a skilled martial artist, a genius and a master of science and technology. But she is also a teenager. And a princess. This story follows Shuri as she sets out on a quest to save her homeland of Wakanda. For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Much like Vibranium, the Heart-Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are dying. No matter what the people of Wakanda do, they cant save them. And their supply is running short. Its up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it, in the first volume of this all-new, original adventure. 

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