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2nd Grade

Andrew Lost series by Judith C. Greenburg

Mush, A Dog from Space by Daniel Pinkwater
Kelly Mangiaro, who has wanted a pet for as long as she can remember, gets more than she bargained for from her new dog, Mush.

3rd Grade

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty
At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien by Bruce Coville
When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth-grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador's son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.

 My Teacher Glows in the Dark by Bruce Coville

When Peter Thompson discovers that his newest teacher glows in the dark he's flying away from Earth in a spaceship full of aliens and there's no one he can call.

Spaceheadz series by Jon Scieszka

Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka

4th Grade


Animorphs series by Katherine Applegate

Archvillian series by Barry Lyga                              

The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book of Time trilogy by Guillaume Prevost

Cyberia by Chris Lynch
In a future where electronic surveillance has taken the place of love, a veterinarian is putting computer chips in animals to control them, and those creatures choose young Zane, who understands their speech, to release captives and bring them to a technology-free safety zone.

Alien in a Bottle by Kathy Mackel
With the help of a star-gazing classmate and an unusual assortment of aliens from outer space, teenager Sean Winger tries to find a way to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of becoming a glass blower.

The Time Hackers Gary Paulsen
When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks on twelve-year-old Dorso Clayman, he and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time trying to stop the gamesters who are endangering the universe.

Trackers series by Patrick Carman

5th Grade

Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
Racing against the clock, shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends, Katie and Jasper, must foil the plot of her father's conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.

The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.

City of Ember by 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.

Eager series by Helen Fox

Boom by Mark Haddon
When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.


The Resisters series by Eric Nylund

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

The Boxes by William Sleator
When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, fifteen-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time.

The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix

Danger Boy series by Mark London Williams

6th Grade

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Three men embark on a series of fantasic undersea adventures aboard the "Nautilus," a technically advanced submarine under the command of the mysterious Captain Nemo.