Science Fiction for Grades 3–5

Books can be found in Children's (J) Fiction, shelved by the author's last name. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Author Title Call Number
AndersonWhales on Stilts
Racing against time, shy Lily and her best friends must foil a madman's plot to conquer the world using an army of whales. (188 pp.)
J Anderson
BransfordJacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow
Jacob and his friends find a spaceship crashed in the woods, leading them on a series of adventures. (281 pp.)
J Bransford
BrownStanley in Space
When a far-off planet sends a message to Earth, the President of the United States asks Stanley to be his ambassador. (102 pp.)
J Brown
ChangCelia's Robot
Surprised by her father's gift of a robot, Celia comes to appreciate its help...until it suddenly mysteriously disappears. (211 pp.)
J Chang
CovilleI Was a Sixth Grade Alien
Tim makes friends with an alien ambassador's son, and they uncover a plot to sabotage an interplanetary mission. (170 pp.)
J Coville
CrilleyAkiko on the Planet Smoo
Akiko is whisked away to a distant planet and put in charge of a mission to rescue the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit. (162 pp.)
J Crilley
DaleySpace Station Rat
An escaped lavender lab rat and a lonely boy meet on an orbiting space station and become friends. (181 pp.)
J Daley
FieldsLunchbox and the Aliens
Lunchbox is an ordinary basset hound until he is abducted by aliens and zapped by a mental enhancer. (183 pp.)
J Fields
HaddonBoom!: (Or 70,000 Light Years)
When Jim and Charlie overhear their teachers talking in a secret language, the two friends set out to solve the mystery. (194 pp.)
J Haddon
HawkingGeorge's Secret Key to the Universe
George and his friend travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they must evade an evil scientist. (297 pp.)
J Hawking
King-SmithHarriet's Hare
Harriet's life on an English farm changes when she befriends a talking hare that is really a shape-changing alien. (104 pp.)
J King-Smith
L'EngleA Wrinkle in Time
Meg and her friends search across time and space for her father, who disappeared while doing secret experiments. (211 pp.)
J L'Engle
McElligottBenjamin Franklinstein Lives!
Victor discovers both a secret laboratory and Benjamin Franklin, who comes to life after receiving a jolt of electricity. (121 pp.)
J McElligott
PinkwaterLizard Music
Victor becomes involved with a community of intelligent lizards who tell him of an invasion from outer space. (157 pp.)
J Pinkwater
ReismanSimon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper
Simon finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, which he needs when two thugs come after him. (256 pp.)
J Reisman
RexThe True Meaning of Smekday
After aliens invade Earth, Tip drives her mother's car to Florida with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo. (423 pp.)
J Rex
RobertsThe Girl with the Silver Eyes
Katie discovers that she not only has unusual powers but that there are other kids like her. (181 pp.)
J Roberts
SchmidLost Time
Violynne, the daughter of archaeologists on the planet Lindos, must solve the puzzle of her parents' disappearance. (169 pp.)
J Schmid
ScrimgerThe Nose from Jupiter
A small, squeaky-voiced alien from Jupiter takes residence in Alan's nose, with surprising and funny results. (156 pp.)
J Scrimger
ServiceMy Cousin, the Alien
Zack wonders if he is an alien prince sent to Earth, who is now being chased by enemy aliens disguised as bald, fat men. (152 pp.)
J Service
SmithAliens on Vacation
Scrub must keep the odd guests at his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast in line—and keep the nosy sheriff away! (251 pp.)
J Smith
Van EekhoutThe Boy at the End of the World
Fisher must journey across a future America inhabited by highly evolved predators, alone except for the robot Click. (212 pp.)
J Van Eekhout

Last Updated: 5/15

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