Science Fiction for Grades 6–8

Books can be found in Junior High (Y) Fiction, shelved by author's last name. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
Alison, who has synesthesia, finds herself in a mental ward, accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found. (306 pp.)
Y Anderson
BacigalupiShip Breaker
In a bleak future, Nailer must decide whether to strip a beached clipper ship for its wealth or rescue the girl on board. (326 pp.)
Y Bacigalupi
BunkerFelix Yz
Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child. (283 pp.)
Y Bunker
EdwardsEarth Girl
Abandoned by her military parents, Jarra is determined to prove herself by excavating the dangerous ruins of old Earth cities. (263 pp.)
Y Edwards
EmersonLast Day on Mars
While waiting to evacuate Mars, Liam and Phoebe make a startling discovery about other life in the universe. (325 pp.)
Y Emerson
FarmerThe House of the Scorpion
Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, a 140-year-old drug lord, until his true purpose is revealed. (380 pp.)
Y Farmer
GibbsSpace Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel
Dash, who lives on cruddy Moon Base Alpha, must solve the murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors. (337 pp.)
Y Gibbs
HaddixUnder Their Skin
Nick and Eryn set out on a dangerous mission to discover why their new step-siblings are being kept hidden. (311 pp.)
Y Haddix
HernandezSal & Gabi Break the Universe
Sal can retrieve objects, and even people, from parallel universes, but his ability causes as many problems as it solves. (382 pp.)
Y Hernandez
HolmThe Fourteenth Goldfish
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager! (195 pp.)
Y Holm
LeeDragon Pearl
Min stows away on a battle cruiser and must use her fox magic to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother. (310 pp.)
Y Lee
LowryThe Giver
Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about his society. (180 pp.)
Y Lowry
In this dark future, Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover they have a common enemy. (305 pp.)
Y Lu
MagoonShadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
When Nott City is taken over, Robyn joins a group of kids trying to take back what's theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood. (355 pp.)
Y Magoon
McDougallMars Evacuees
Alice is one of 300 kids sent to Mars, safe from the war with invading aliens – but then all of the adults mysteriously disappear. (327 pp.)
Y McDougall
Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect Earth in this Cinderella story. (390 pp.)
Y Meyer
MilanIgnite the Stars
Brinn, a soldier, and Ia, a criminal mastermind, forge an unlikely alliance in the shadow of a seemingly all-powerful empire. (388 pp.)
Y Milan
PfefferLife as We Knew It
Miranda's family struggles to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. (337 pp.)
Y Pfeffer
PhilbrickThe Last Book in the Universe
An epileptic teen nicknamed Spaz fights to bring human intelligence back to an earthquake-ravaged future Earth. (223 pp.)
Y Philbrick
PorterTentacle & Wing
Ada, who was born with both human and animal DNA, discovers the terrible secret of how she and other Chimeras came into being. (263 pp.)
Y Porter
ReeseAbove World
When the technology that allows their people to live underwater fails, Aluna and Hoku must go Above World to find help. (356 pp.)
Y Reese
ReeveFever Crumb
In a strange, future London, foundling Fever leaves her sheltered world and learns startling truths about her past. (325 pp.)
Y Reeve
ReynoldsMiles Morales: Spider-Man
When Miles discovers a villainous teacher's plan to turn good kids bad, he must come to terms with his destiny as the new Spider-Man. (261 pp.)
Y Reynolds
Three teens face the possibility of their lives being "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others. (335 pp.)
Y Shusterman
SmithThe Young Prince
T'challa, son of the Black Panther, must adjust to middle school life while avoiding a classmate rumored to possess dark magic. (264 pp.)
Y Smith
Jasper, a Bounder training to use teleporting spaceships, is forced to face the angry alien society that invented the technology. (366 pp.)
Y Tesler
In an alternate 1914 Europe, World War I is fought with the aid of giant robots and genetically-engineered beasts. (440 pp.)
Y Westerfeld

Last Updated: 2/19


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