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Recommended for Grades 4-6

All books can be found in the Juvenile Fiction or
Juvenile Paperback section by author’s last name.
*This book is part of a series or trilogy.

Book Cover Buckley-Archer, Linda
THE GIDEON TRILOGY: THE TIME TRAVELERS *
Ignored by his father and sent to Derbyshire for the weekend, twelve-year-old Peter and his new friend, Kate, are accidentally transported back in time to 1763 England where they are befriended by a reformed cutpurse.

Book Cover Cameron, Eleanor
THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT TO THE MUSHROOM PLANET
A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people.

Book Cover Carman, Patrick
ATHERTON: THE HOUSE OF POWER *
Edgar, an 11-year-old orphan, finds a book that reveals significant secrets about Atherton, the strictly divided world on which he lives, even as geological changes threaten to shift the power structure that allows an elite few to live off the labor of others.

Book Cover      Christopher, John
WHEN THE TRIPODS CAME *
Fourteen-year-old Laurie and his family attempt to flee England when the Tripods descend from outer space and begin brainwashing everyone.

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Clayton, Emma
THE ROAR
In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals, twelve-year-old Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed after being abducted, and continues to search for her in spite of the dangers he faces in doing so.


Book Cover Coville, Bruce
ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK *
Rod is surprised when a spaceship lands in his s science project and reveals five tiny aliens, who ask his help in apprehending an interstellar criminal.

Book Cover Criley, Mark
AKIKO ON THE PLANET SMOO *
Ten-year-old Akiko has an unexpected adventure when she is whisked away to a distant planet and put in charge of the rescue mission that must search for the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit.

Book Cover Daley, Michael
SPACE STATION RAT
A lavender rat that has escaped from a laboratory, and a lonely boy whose parents are scientists, meet on an orbiting space station, communicate by email, and ultimately find themselves in need of each other's help and friendship.

Book Cover Duprau, Jeanne
CITY OF EMBER *
In the year 241, 12-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city.

Book Cover Feig, Paul
IGNATIUS MACFARLAND, FREQUENAUT!
Bullied in school and called "Piggy MacFartland," 12-year-old Iggy longs to travel to another planet and live among extraterrestrials, until an explosion transports him to a scary alternate reality.

Book Cover Haarsma, P.J.
THE SOFTWIRE: VIRUS ON ORBIS 1 *
When 12-year-old Johnny and his sister arrive on Orbits in a space ship of orphans, he finds he has a unique ability to communicate with computers.

Book Cover Haddix, Margaret
SHADOW CHILDREN: AMONG THE HIDDEN *
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

Book Cover Hawking, Lucky
GEORGE'S SECRET KEY TO THE UNIVERSE *
Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist.

Book Cover Hulme, John
THE SEEMS *
When 12-year-old Becker Drane is recruited by The Seems, a parallel universe that runs everything in The World, he must fix a disastrous glitch in the Department of Sleep.

Book Cover L’Engle Madeline
A WRINKLE IN TIME
Meg and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Book Cover 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.

Book Cover Lynch, Chris
CYBERIA
In a future where electronic surveillance has taken the place of love, a veterinarian is putting computer chips in animals to control them, and those creatures choose young Zane, who understands their speech, to release captives and bring them to a technology-free safety zone.

Book Cover Paulsen, Gary
THE TIME HACKERS
When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks on 12-year-old Dorso Clayman, he and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time trying to stop the gamesters who are endangering the universe.

Book Cover Reeve, Phillip
LARKLIGHT *
In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.

Book Cover Reisman, Michael
SIMON BLOOM, THE GRAVITY KEEPER *
Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save him.

Book Cover Vande Velde, Vivian
HEIR APPARENT
While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, 14-year-old Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or be damaged herself.

Book Cover 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's situation much worse.

Book Cover Young, E.L
STORM: THE INFINITY CODE *
In London, the teenaged geniuses of STORM, a secret organization dedicated to eliminating the world's misery through science and technology, uncover plans for a deadly weapon and race to find and dismantle it, then confront the corrupt scientist behind the scheme.

Youth Services Librarians, 2010

Last updated: 4/13/2010 11:34:51 AM