Science Fiction for 3rd – 5th Graders
Daley, Michael J. - Space Station Rat
Jeff lives on a space station, and Rat is a genetically enhanced rat who has escaped from her laboratory. When others discover there’s a runaway rat on board, Jeff must save her from his parents, the captain, and the station’s robots. 181 p. Their story continues in the sequel, Rat Trap.
Elliott, David - The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle
Roscoe has always been a pretty normal kid, so why is he transmo-grifying into a giant bug? 115 p.
Elliott, David - Wuv Bunnies from Outers Pace
Hercules Smith wakes up in the middle of the night to find a giant, carrot-shaped space ship in his back yard. Space Bunnies need his help to prevent an invasion of evil, alien Funny Bunnies! 107 p.
Etra, Jonathan - Aliens for Breakfast
When Richard Bickerstaff sits down for breakfast, he finds an alien floating in his cereal. This tiny alien has just five days to save Earth and needs Richard’s help. 62 p. Richard’s story continues in Aliens for Lunch (J/F/ETRA) and Aliens for Dinner (J/F/SPINNER).
Fields, Bryan W. - Lunchbox and the Aliens
Two clueless aliens visit Earth and capture the first specimen they see—Lunchbox, a lazy basset hound. 183 p.
Gauthier, Gail - Club Earth
When their house is listed as a vacation resort for aliens, Robby and Will serve as hosts to a steady stream of extremely odd extraterrestrial house guests. 152 p.
Luzzatto, Caroline - Interplanetary Avenger
Sam finds a strange box marked “Do Not Open” – but he does. He’s immediately transported to the principal’s office of an intergalactic school. 120 p.
Nelson, Peter - Herbert’s Wormhole
Squabbling classmates Alex (a video game fanatic) and Herbert (a genius inventor) are sucked through a wormhole into the future where humans happily share the planet with squid-like aliens. 292 p.
Scieszka, Jon - 2095
The Time Warp Trio (Joe, Sam and Fred) visit the Natural Museum of History and travel 100 years into the future. 72 p. Try the many other titles in the Time Warp Trio series!
Service, Pamela F. - My Cousin, the Alien
Although his cousin Ethan has always claimed to be an alien prince, Zach’s never believed him. But now there are a couple of murderous aliens chasing them! 152 p. The Alien Agent series continues in Camp Alien.
Spinner, Stephanie - Be First in the Universe
Twins Tod and Tessa discover an unusual shop at the mall selling cool alien gadgets that help Tod and Tessa foil the evil Gneiss twins and save the Gemini planets. 133 p. Tod and Tessa’s story continues in Expiration Date: Never.
Dahl, Michael - Last Son of Krypton
Before the planet Krypton explodes, Jor-El and his wife send their baby son into outer space in a model rocket. The rocket crashes into a cornfield outside of Smallville, Kansas where a farmer discovers the boy and his strange powers. 48 p.
Prepared by Sara Pemberton, November 2009