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
AshleyLily & Kosmo in Outer Outer Space
Lily yearns to be an astronaut, so when Kosmo crash-lands in her kitchen, she will do anything to prove herself to him. (196 pp.)
J Ashley
BallBlast Off!
Zack's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom. (144 pp.)
J Ball
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
BrownThe Wild Robot
When a robot is shipwrecked on a remote island, she becomes the unlikely foster mother of an orphaned gosling. (279 pp.)
J Brown
Cottrell-BoyceSputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Prez makes friends with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and who entreats Prez to help him save Planet Earth. (321 pp.)
J Cottrell-Boyce
Zachary enrolls at a secret training camp for future defenders of the galaxy, but then a routine mission takes a dangerous turn. (304 pp.)
J Epstein
HautmanThe Flinkwater Factor
Ginger investigates a series of weird events taking place in her town, which is overpopulated with geniuses. (256 pp.)
J Hautman
JungUnidentified Suburban Object
Chloe wants to learn about her Korean heritage, but the truth may be too much for her to handle. (272 pp.)
J Jung
KingThe Incredible Space Raiders: From Space!
Jonah thinks he's being trained to destroy the Entirely Evil Things of the Dark Zone, but there's more at work than he could guess. (176 pp.)
J King
A group of kids discover that their crime-free community is connected to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. (368 pp.)
J Korman
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
MassPi in the Sky
The son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe and a human girl must re-create Earth when it is accidentally erased from existence. (256 pp.)
J Mass
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
Vick and Tara, who has autism, go up against a crime lord and her four-legged robotic army, with help from their robotic dog, Daisy. (185 pp.)
MillerMargot and Mateo Save the World
Waking up to find their town invaded by slug-like aliens, Margot and Mateo team up with a visiting scientist to save the day. (216 pp.)
J Miller
ReeveCakes in Space
When Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save their spaceship from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more. (224 pp.)
J Reeve
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
ScieszkaFrank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Frank Einstein's robots help perfect his Antimatter Motor, until his archnemesis steals them for his doomsday plan. (179 pp.)
J Scieszka
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
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
TeagueHow Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (and Put It Back Together)
After using a mysterious watch to win a baseball game, Oscar must return the time he stole, or the universe will unwind. (246 pp.)
J Teague
Van EekhoutVoyage of the Dogs
When Lopside and his canine crew are abandoned by their humans, millions of miles from civilization, survival seems impossible. (205 pp.)
J Van Eekhout
WalkerProject Terra: Crash Course
Elara attends the Academy of Terraforming Arts, where she makes friends and learns to farm in space without blowing up planets. (215 pp.)
J Walker
WronskiHolly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy
Kidnapped by alien pirates, Holly must face bounty hunters and giant worms as she tries to find a missing princess and return home. (312 pp.)
J Wronski

Last Updated: 9/19


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