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SF for Bryan and Amelia

Recommendations from a team of children's librarians and avid readers.

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A wrinkle in time

Madeleine L'Engle ; [introduction by Katherine Paterson ; afterword by Charlotte Jones]. |

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space to find him.

The true meaning of Smekday

by Adam Rex. |

In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots.

The city of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau. |

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet

by Eleanor Cameron. |

A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people.

Charlie and the great glass elevator

Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake. |

Taking up where Charlie and the chocolate factory left off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the Great Glass Elevator.

Zombie mommy

M.T. Anderson ; illustrations by Kurt Cyrus. |

Lily Gefelty and her friends Katie, Jasper, and Drgnan Pghlik face killer tarantulas and teenaged vampires when they try to rescue Lily's mother, who has been possessed by a menacing zombie that wants to take over the world.

Space dumplins

Craig Thompson with color by Dave Stewart. |

Violet Marlocke sets out with a group of misfit friends on an outer space mission to save her father who has gone missing during a hazardous job, leading them all into an adventure filled with aliens and spaceships.

Cakes in space

by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. |

When ten-year-old Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more.


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