Science Fiction Books

Are your kids totally into time travel? Superfans of space adventures? Our list of sci-fi favorites has something for all the young science fiction book lovers out there. From classics to hot new releases, robots to dystopian rebels, these futuristic tales expand the mind and get the pulse pounding. Kids and teens can imagine new worlds with these hand-picked books and novels. For more exciting reads, check out our Books Like the Hunger Games and Fantasy Books for Kids.

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The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

age 4+

Cute but thin picture book inspired by sci-fi TV series.

By: Jason Rekulak (2017)
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight

age 7+

Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.

By: Wendy Mass , Michael Brawer (2014)
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Your Pal Fred

age 7+

Hilarious adventures of a polite robot.

By: Michael Rex (2022)
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AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

age 8+

Animal superheroes battle creepy plants in zany sci-fi tale.

By: Jon Scieszka (2019)
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The City of Ember

age 8+

Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.

By: Jeanne DuPrau (2004)
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Dragon Pearl: Thousand Worlds, Book 1

age 8+

Fox-spirit teen brings Korean myths to adventurous sci-fi.

By: Yoon Ha Lee (2019)
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Fuzzy

age 8+

Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.

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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1

age 8+

Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.

By: Judd Winick (2015)
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Jaclyn Hyde

age 8+

Sci-fi fun as a perfectionist's potion makes her a monster.

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Last Gate of the Emperor, Book 1

age 8+

Afrofuturistic adventure hits its targets for sci-fi fans.

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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl

age 8+

Exciting graphic novel blends two popular series.

By: Ben Hatke (2019)
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Not So Normal Norbert

age 8+

Fun fantasy/sci-fi blend combats dystopia with laughs.

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One Trick Pony

age 8+

Alien-invasion tale has unique look, engrossing story.

By: Nathan Hale (2017)
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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

age 8+

Hilarious, heartfelt, universe-breaking sci-fi novel.

By: Carlos Hernandez (2019)
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Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy

age 8+

Unlikely friendships fuel funny sci-fi graphic novel.

By: Jonathan Hill (2022)
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Tiger Honor: Thousand Worlds, Book 2

age 8+

Teen Tiger defends his feline uncle in engaging space opera.

By: Yoon Ha Lee (2022)
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Under Their Skin, Book 1

age 8+

Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.

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Ambassador

age 9+

Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.

By: William Alexander (2014)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1

age 8+

Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.

By: Mark Siegel , Alexis Siegel (2017)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1

age 8+

Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.