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
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
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
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
HautmanThe Flinkwater Factor
Ginger investigates a series of weird events taking place in her town, which is overpopulated with geniuses. (256 pp.)
J Hautman
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
JungUnidentified Suburban Object
Korean-American Chloe wants to learn about her heritage, but it turns out the truth may be too much for one girl 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
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
A group of kids discover that their ideal 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
Joss, son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe, must team up with Annika, a human, to 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
ReeveCakes in Space
When Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew 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
Robots Klink and Klank help genius Frank Einstein 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
ServiceMy Cousin, the Alien
Zack wonders if his cousin is an alien prince 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

Last Updated: 6/16

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