Allen, Elise. Gabby Duran and the Unsittables. Science Fiction (FIC ALL) What makes Gabby Duran the ultimate babysitter that makes people willing to fly her all over to care for their challenging children? Could it be her sister who keeps her schedule efficiently organized, the way she tames even the wildest triplets, or even her ability to keep the identity of her celebrity clients a complete secret? When her skills catch the attention of some out of this world clients, Gabby will need a whole new set of babysitting tricks to keep everyone safe and happy, but there's no guidebook for how to handle these alien offspring. Gabby will just have to go with her instincts and hope for the best!
Anderson, M.T. Whales on Stilts. (FIC AND) On a visit to her dad’s office, Lily discovers that her dad unknowingly works for a mutant whale who is planning to take over the world by using an army of whales on stilts. Will Lily and her friends be able to stop his evil plan before it’s too late?
Asch, Frank. Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius. (FIC ASH) Alex’s little brother is so annoying that he decides to escape by building a spaceship from cardboard. Unfortunately, his little brother finds ways to foil his plans again and again. Others in this series: Gravity Buster, Time Twister.
Beaty, Andrea. Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies. (FIC BEA) Crazed aliens who look like overgrown bunnies have invaded Camp Whatsitooya. Joules and Kevin will do their best to keep the invaders from hypnotizing and eating the other campers.
Blakemore, Megan. Firefly Code. (FIC BLA) In a utopian society where people can improve up to 30% of their bodies or dampen certain parts of their personalities, a group of 12-year-olds begins to question whether their parents or anyone has the right to genetically alter someone without their permission. It all begins when a seemingly perfect new girl moves into the neighborhood. Is there such a thing as being too perfect?
Brallier, Max. Last Kids on Earth. (FIC BRA ) After a zombie apocalypse and monster invasion simultaneously take over his town, Jack discovers that he is one of the few survivors. Instead of going off the deep end, Jack decides to make a game of it and awards himself points for Feats of Apocalyptic Success. As Jack begins to contact more survivors, he enlists their help in conquering the invasion and helping him find his not-so-secret crush.
Brown, Peter. Wild Robot Escapes. Science Fiction (FIC BRO) Despite being captured by the Recon and reprogrammed to run a farm, Roz continues to dream of returning to her son Brightbill and the community of animals on the island she calls home. With so many obstacles to overcome, the first will be to escape the farm. Sequel to The Wild Robot
Byrd, Tim. Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom (FIC BYR) Grandpa is missing in a South American rain forest so Brian and his twin Wren go with their father to rescue him. Unfortunately, they must battle alien frogs as well as the environment to save Grandpa.
Cameron, Ann. The Lightning Catcher. (FIC CAM) The night Angus McFangus is taken from the home of his uncle, the wacky inventor, to the Perilous Exploratorium for Weather and Vicious Storms is the night Angus McFangus begins to understand his true destiny as a weather prophet. His courage and loyalty will be tested as Angus attempts to discover what happened to his parents after they went to work for the evil Scabious Dankhart.
Collins, Suzanne. Gregor the Overlander. (FIC COL) After falling through a strange portal in their laundry room, Gregor and his 2-year-old sister enter the Underland where humans, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders become engaged in a battle. Who will remain standing when the war has ended? Others in this series Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods.
Cotrell, Frank Boyce. Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth. (FIC COT) After his grandfather is declared unfit to care for him, Prez is sent to live with a foster family in the country. As if that weren't bad enough, he seems to have met an alien named Sputnik who wears a kilt and goggles but looks like a dog to everyone else. Sputnik explains to Prez that Earth has been marked for destruction unless they can find 10 things worth seeing or doing. As the search begins, Prez is also hoping to find out what happened to his grandfather.. Also by this author: Cosmic
Crilley, Mark. Billy Clikk: Creatch Battler.(FIC CRI) Billy has always been embarrassed by his parents’ bug killing businesss, but when they leave him alone one evening, Billy discovers that they are really part of a secret agency that manages monsters here on earth. How cool is that! Another in this series: Billy Click: Rogmasher Rampage.
Daley, Michael. Space Station Rat.(FIC DAL) Life has been very lonely for Jeff since he joined his parents on a space station mission. Once he finds out that his e-mail pal is actually an escaped lab rat, things get a whole lot less lonely and a whole lot more dangerous for everyone.
DuPrau, Jeanne . City of Ember.(FIC DUP) Lina and Doon have always lived in Ember, a city in a dome that has survived on resources that were stockpiled many years ago. Unfortunately, the resources are running out, and no one seems to know how to leave Ember and enter the Great Unknown to search for help and more supplies. Lina and Doon decide to take things into their own hands.
Elish, Dan. Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks. (FIC ELI) Woodchucks from out space have invaded, so it’s up to Jimmy and his friends to save the universe.
Elliott, David. The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle.(FIC ELI) What would happen if you ate at the same fast food restaurant everyday? If your name is Roscoe Wizzle, you just might start turning into a bug.
Fardell, John . The Seven Professors of the Far North. (FIC FAR) Sam’s first night with his new friends turns into a real adventure when the professor they live with is kidnapped. Now it’s up to Sam, Ben and Zara to make their way to the Arctic Circle to rescue six professors from the seventh who has gone completely insane.
Fergus, Maureen. Ortega. (FIC FER) After being taken as a baby, surgically altered, and taught to read, talk, and write; Ortega faces his greatest challenge--attending 5th grade. How will humans react to him, and who will learn the most?
Gibbs, Stuart. Space Case. (FIC GIB) Living on the first ever space colony isn't as interesting as it sounds for 12-year-old Dashiell. However, the mysterious death of one of the top officials on the base has everyone wondering if it was an accident or if something more sinister happened. Dashiell believes that what he overheard in the middle of the night could be the key to solving the case, but the first step will be getting people to believe him before another "accident" occurs.
Greenburg, Dan. Weird Planet Series. (FIC GRE) Katu, Lek, and Ploo are three aliens struggling understand earthlings and get back to their home planet. Fortunately for readers, there are plenty of laughs along the way.
Gutman, Dan. The Get Rich Quick Club.(FIC GUT) Gina and her friends have big plans to make a million dollars before the end of summer, but when a lie becomes the truth, they will have a hard time getting anyone to believe them.
Gutman, Dan. The Homework Machine. (FIC GUT) When they discover that their brainy group partner has invented a machine that does homework, Judy, Sam, and Kelsey want in on the action. When their secret gets them involved with the police, each of the four students shares insights that may be unexpected. Sequel: Return of the Homework Machine.
Gutman, Dan. They Came from Center Field. (FIC GUT) Creatures from outer space land on earth and ask “Bloop” Jones and his team to teach them baseball.
Hamilton, Richard. Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine. (FIC HAM) Cal’s quirky neighbor has been driving everyone crazy with the loud noises coming from his yard. When Cal goes over to investigate, his discovery turns his life upside down--literally!
Holm, Jennifer. The Fourteenth Goldfish. (FIC HOL) Ellie doesn't know much about her grandfather until the night he shows up as a teenager. Her grandfather is a scientist who has actually discovered the secret to reversing aging and will be living with her and going to school with her. While she loves learning about the science and scientists that are so important to her grandfather, she isn't so sure about the consequences of some of their discoveries and how those consequences affect Ellie and her mother today. The guards have locked Ellie's grandfather out of his lab because they didn't recognized the long haired, pimply teenager as the 77-year-old scientist. Ellie will have some big decisions to make when her grandfather asks for her help in taking back his research since he can't get back into the lab. 2017 Bluestem Nominee.
Holm, Matthew. Marvin and the Moths. (FIC HOL) Being forced to move into the attic to make room for his baby brother wouldn't be so bad if Marvin didn't have to share that attic with three moths as big as men. The fact that the ginormous moths appeared at the same time an elephant vampire is repoted in town makes it even creepier. When Marvin and his science partners, the worst-smelling boy in school and the "Evil Robot Girl," realize that Marvin's sloppy science might have played a part in creating the mutant moths, they feel obligated to do all they can to get to make things right.
King, A. S. Me and Marvin Gardens. (FIC KIN) Because Obe Devlin's family used to own all the land around his family's home, he feels very protective of it and tries to keep pollution and housing developments out of it. When Obe discovers a new species of mammal that eats plastic on his land, he'll do whatever it takes to save the strange creature he's named Marvin Gardens. Unfortunately, as the new housing development comes closer and former friends become enemies, Obe realizes that both he and Marvin are in danger, and he's not sure if he can save either of them on his own.
Korman, Gordon. Masterminds. (FIC KOR) Serenity, New Mexico, would seem like a perfect place to live: a place where honesty and contentment are highly valued. Why would anyone ever want to leave? Eli and his friends discover that they can't leave because of an invisible barrier that leave them nauseous and in pain anytime they get close to the edge of town. Their quest for answers leads them to some disturbing information that causes them to question everything and everyone they've ever known. Their choices appear to be to accept what they have learned and continue living as though nothing has changed as part of a giant experiment , or to try to escape knowing that some of them might not make it out alive.
Luzzato, Caroline. Interplanetary Avenger. (FIC LUZ) Sam couldn’t resist opening a box that was clearly marked “Do Not Open.” Now it’s up to Sam to capture the shape shifting alien he has released in order to save the whole planet from the obnoxious mutant.
Lynch, Chris. Cyberia. (FIC LYN) Zane lives in a world where electronic surveillance is used instead of contact with his parents. When Zane discovers that he can communicate with animals because of a computer chip they’ve been given by an evil veterinarian, he realized that he needs to use his new talent to save the animals who need him. Sequel Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Mackel, Kathy. Alien in a Bottle. (FIC MAC) Sean never dreamed that he would find aliens while searching for glassblowing materials in a dumpster. However, now that he's found them, the aliens are really complicating his life.
MacGuire, Gregory. Seven Spiders Spinning. (FIC MAC) Seven baby Siberian snow spiders have turned up in the woods near Hamlet, Vermont, after thawing from a glacier they've been in since the Ice Age. The boys and girls will have to work together to save the town from these prehistoric arachnids. Others in this series: Five Alien Elves and Three Rotten Eggs.
Mass, Wendy. Pi in the Sky. (FIC MAS) Joss's life as the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe is turned completely upside down when his best friend and his family disappear while visiting Earth. To make matters worse, an outspoken girl named Annika shows up in Cal's place. To make matters so bad Joss can hardly believe it, Earth itself has been eliminated from the universe...unless Annika and Joss can team up to bring everything back to normal. Joss doesn't think that working with this bossy girl will be easy, but he's hoping it will be worth it to get his friend back.
McMann, Lisa. The Unwanteds. (FIC MCM) Aaron and Alex are identical twins, but in their society which sorts teenagers into Wanteds, Necessaries, and Unwanteds, Aaron is labeled Wanted and Alex is Unwanted. The Wanteds go to a university while the Unwanteds are eliminated. What will that mean for the twins?
McElligott, Matthew. Benjamin Franklin Lives. (FIC MCE) Imagine finding a secret science lab in the basement of your new house. Now imagine that Benjamin Franklin has preserved himself in the lab and needs your help in the modern world.
Myklusch, Matt. Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation. (FIC MYK) Before being freed from the orphanage and taken to the Imagine Nation, Jack’s life was blank. When he arrives in the Imagine Nation, Jack discovers how to use his superpower and learns of a dangerous virus that threatens to take over his personality once again.
Nelson, Peter. Herbert’s Wormhole. (FIC NEL) Their love of video games is about the only thing Herbert and Alex have in common. When they accidentally travel through a wormhole into the twenty-second century, the two boys will have to find out how to use each of their strengths to get back to their own time.
O'Ryan, Ray. Galaxy Zach series. (FIC ORY) Zack was perfectly happy on Earth with his friends and his bike, and all the things that make Earth so special. Moving to the planet Nebulon in 2120 was not his idea, but he'll have to get used to it because he and his family are on their way. If you think starting an new school is difficult, imagine what moving to an entirely new planet is like. Let's just say that some things are easier to get used to than others, and some things just can't be replaced.
Patterson, James & Chris Grabenstein. House of Robots. (FIC PAT) Sammy is not the most popular kid in his 5th grade class. In fact, his best friend is his sister who can't go to school because of a medical condition that keeps her at home all the time. Sammy's mother is an inventor who enrolls one of her robots an annoying know-it-all nicknamed E, into Sammy's class. Sammy thinks things can't get any worse when the robot becomes more popular than he is, but Sammy finds that things do get much worse after E is robot-napped! Now it's up to him to solve the mystery and return E to his family.
Rex, Adam. Cold Cereal. (FIC REX) Ever since Scott moved to Goodborough, he’s been getting headaches and seeing strange creatures. It doesn’t take long to figure out that something strange is going on at the Goodco Cereal Factory. Scott and his new friends, Erno and Emily, uncover an evil mystery that involves leprechauns, Bigfoot, a talking rabbit, and riddles. Will the three friends have what it takes to reverse the damage that has been done?
Sachar, Louis. Fuzzy Mud. (FIC SAC) To escape a bully, Marshal and Tamaya take a short cut through the woods. The bully follows them, but they encounter something much more dangerous than the bully. They call it fuzzy mud, and they soon find out just how dangerous it can be. It will take a team of scientists and doctors to find a cure for fuzzy mud's deadly effects, but can they do it before it spreads beyond their control?
Schade, Susan. Travels of Theloneous: Fog Mound #1FIC SCH) In this combination chapter book and comic book, Thelonius the chipmunk and his friends search for the legendary Fog Mound in search of proof that humans still exist. Others in this series Faradawn, Simon’s Dream
Scieszka, Jon. Spaceheadz. (FIC SCI) The only friends Michael has made at his new school seem rather odd. When Michael finds out the other new kids are aliens who’ve gotten all their information about Earth from TV commercials and that they want his help to get more kids to become Space Heads, he knows he’s in for something truly unexpected.
Seegert, Scott. Sci Fi Junior High. (FIC SEE) Life on the space station is complicated for Kevin because everyone expects him to be a super genious just like his parents. Those expectations becomes an even bigger problem when everyone counts on Kevin to stop a mad scientist.
Smith, John. Aliens on a Rampage. (FIC SMI) David is convinced that Scratchull, the alien transporter repairman at his grandma’s Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, is planning to destroy the earth. Unfortunately, he’s having a hard time convincing everyone else of his theory, especially since David’s responsibilities of taking care Snarffle, a purple fluffy alien that turns out to be an eating machine, are taking so much of his time. Hopefully David will convince the right people before time runs out. Sequel to Aliens on Vacation.
Spinner, Stephanie and Jonathan Etra. Aliens for Breakfast, Aliens for Lunch, and Aliens for Dinner. (FIC ETR) After Richard discovers a tiny pink alien in his breakfast cereal, the alien talks him into saving Earth from an alien takeover, protecting Earth's desserts from disappearing forever, and preventing Earth from becoming the toxic waste dump of the universe. With help from Aric the alien, Richard is up to the challenge.
Teague, Mark. Doom Machine. (FIC TEA) Uncle Bud claims to have a space travel machine, and it appears that aliens have landed in the small town of Vernon Hollow to steal his invention. It’s up to Jack Creedle and the new girl in town to save Vern Hollow and themselves from the alien invasion.