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 Book Poster Image
Cute but thin picture book inspired by sci-fi TV series.
By Jason Rekulak
(2017)
(2017)
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight Book Poster Image
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
(2014)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
(2004)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
(2016)
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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
(2015)
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Not So Normal Norbert Book Poster Image
Fun fantasy/sci-fi blend combats dystopia with laughs.
By James Patterson, Joey Green
(2018)
(2018)
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One Trick Pony Book Poster Image
Alien-invasion tale has unique look, engrossing story.
By Nathan Hale
(2017)
(2017)
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Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
(2016)
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Ambassador Book Poster Image
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
(2014)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2017)
(2017)
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Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
(2008)
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Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
(2012)
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Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
(2015)
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Mothman's Curse Book Poster Image
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
(2015)
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book Poster Image
A compelling mix of fantasy and science fiction.
By Robert C. O'Brien
(2003)
(1971)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
(2010)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(2003)
(1962)
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Felix Yz Book Poster Image
Tale of alien fused inside boy stresses acceptance, empathy.
By Lisa Bunker
(2017)
(2017)
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The Orphan Army: The Nightsiders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
(2015)
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Secrets of the Dragon Tomb: Book 1 Book Poster Image
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
(2016)
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The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(2004)
(1993)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2012)
(2001)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
(2006)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
(2016)
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Burning Midnight Book Poster Image
Sci-fi scavenger hunt tale has lots of action, suspense.
By Will McIntosh
(2016)
(2016)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
(2012)
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Ender's Game Book Poster Image
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
(2005)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
(2005)
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I Am Number Four Book Poster Image
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2011)
(2010)
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Imposters Book Poster Image
All action and cool tech in Uglies Quartet spin-off.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2018)
(2018)
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Inhuman Book Poster Image
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
(2013)
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Legend, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.
By Marie Lu
(2012)
(2011)
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The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)
(2012)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
(2011)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
(2016)
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Shattered Warrior Book Poster Image
Exciting tale of resisting alien invaders has romance, too.
By Sharon Shinn
(2017)
(2017)
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The Testing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
(2013)
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Time Zero Book Poster Image
Girls struggle against extremism in taut sci-fi thriller.
By Carolyn Cohagan
(2016)
(2016)
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Tin Star, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Nuanced, exciting sci-fi tale of survival on space station.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2014)
(2014)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
(2013)
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After The End, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Gritty sci-fi survival tale questions reality and authority.
By Amy Plum
(2014)
(2014)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
(2013)
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Fahrenheit 451 Book Poster Image
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
By Ray Bradbury
(2011)
(1953)
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Foundation Book Poster Image
Hugely influential classic mostly for sci-fi fans.
By Isaac Asimov
(2012)
(2008)
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The Here and Now Book Poster Image
Teen time traveler fights for better world in smart sci-fi.
By Ann Brashares
(2014)
(2014)
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Honor Among Thieves: Honors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Strong female characters conquer space in intriguing sci-fi.
By Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
(2018)
(2018)
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Insignia Book Poster Image
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
(2012)
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Landscape with Invisible Hand Book Poster Image
Darkly funny sci-fi shows future with aliens, economic woes.
By M.T. Anderson
(2017)
(2017)
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Matched Book Poster Image
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2011)
(2010)
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MILA 2.0 Book Poster Image
Teen girl finds she's an android in tense sci-fi tale.
By Debra Driza
(2013)
(2013)
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Paper Girls, Volume 1 Book Poster Image
Female newsies face aliens in fun sci-fi adventure.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
(2015)
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The Sirens of Titan Book Poster Image
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(2007)
(1959)
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Spill Zone: The Spill Zone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Strong female hero drives exciting sci-fi horror thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2017)
(2017)
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Undertow: Undertow Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
(2015)
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Deadly Design Book Poster Image
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(2015)
(2015)
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The Diabolic Book Poster Image
Deadly female bodyguard stars in smart, surprising sci-fi.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2016)
(2016)
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The Girl from Everywhere Book Poster Image
Romantic adventure features time-traveling pirates.
By Heidi Heilig
(2016)
(2016)
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Jumper Book Poster Image
Captivating, complex sci-fi about teleporting teen.
By Steven Gould
(2012)
(1992)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
Intense, stellar adaptation of classic sci-fi/fantasy novel.
By Damian Duffy
(2017)
(2017)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2015)
(2014)
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Nemesis Book Poster Image
Big surprises in action-packed thriller about re-dying girl.
By Brendan Reichs
(2017)
(2017)
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Otherworld, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Virtual reality thriller has old theme but fun, twisty plot.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2017)
(2017)
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Partials: The Partials Sequence, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
By Dan Wells
(2012)
(2012)
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Reboot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Resurrected super-soldiers find love in exciting adventure.
By Amy Tintera
(2013)
(2013)
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Ringer Book Poster Image
Two fast-paced, exciting clone thrillers in one book.
By Lauren Oliver
(2017)
(2017)
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Salvage Book Poster Image
Intriguing sci-fi tale tackles misogyny, sexual liberation.
By Alexandra Duncan
(2014)
(2014)
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The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.
By Erin Bow
(2015)
(2015)
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Strange Fire:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Intriguing series opener explores faith, knowledge, truth.
By Tommy Wallach
(2017)
(2017)
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The Taking Book Poster Image
Smart sci-fi thriller explores girl's odd 5-year absence.
By Kimberly Derting
(2014)
(2014)
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Under the Never Sky Book Poster Image
Hard-edged romantic adventure set in a dystopian future.
By Veronica Rossi
(2012)
(2012)
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Unearthed Book Poster Image
Teens explore alien ruins in pulse-pounding sci-fi thriller.
By Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman
(2018)
(2018)
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Ready Player One Book Poster Image
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
(2011)
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