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Grades 6-8 Science Fiction

Carroll, Michael, The Awakening (NEW)
Ten years after the disappearance of super-humans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention. Kidnapped, on the run in a strange country, not knowing who is friend or foe, not able to rely on their new powers that come and go, Colin and Danny must decide; If they have super powers, who will they turn out to be . . . the good guys or the bad guys?

• Christopher, John,
The Tripods Trilogy (5-8)
1. The White Mountains
2. The City of Gold and Lead
The boys who escaped the tyranny of the Tripods in the white mountains are now training to compete in an athletic event that will screen
candidates...to serve the tyrants in the city of the Tripods.
3. The Pool of Fire

Craig, Joe
, Jimmy Coates : Target (NEW)
Eleven-year-old Jimmy Coates is in France with friends and family, hiding from NJ7, the British secret intelligence agency that designed and programmed him, when he learns that there is another genetically-programmed assassin--a new enemy whose mission is to return Jimmy to London.

Feinstein, John,
Vanishing Act (NEW)
Eighth-grade sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player.

Margaret Peterson Haddix, Among the Hidden and sequels
In a future where families are limited to two children, Luke, as a “third” has always lived in fear and isolation.

Pete Hautman, Rash
It is the late 21st century, when Bo Marsten is falsely accused of starting a rash in his school, and he is quickly sent to prison. Instead of serving time in jails, however, prisoners are now sold to multinational corporations as cheap labor in this futuristic satire.

David Klass,Firestorm
After learning that he has been sent from the future for a special purpose, Jack receives help from an unusual dog and a shape-shifting female fighter.

Kirsten Miller, Kiki Strike: inside the shadow city
Life becomes for interesting for Ananka Fishbein when she discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike who claims that she, too wants to explore the subterranean world.Scott

L'Engle, Madeleine, A Wrinkle in Time
On a wild, stormy night, an unearthly visitor arrives to change the lives of Meg, Charles, ant their scientist mother.

O'Brien, Robert C, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Alone in the world, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory has given them wisdom and long life.

Pow, Tom,
The Pack (NEW)
Engrossing and memorable fable of children and dogs clawing their way through a devastated world. Bradley, named for the shop where he was found begging, is the leader of the Pack. The Pack has three children, recently returning to human form after living as dogs, and three dogs, one of whom is part wolf. Destitute and hungry, their only adult contact is an Old Woman who tells them tales of their mysterious, semi-forgotten pasts. When a warlord kidnaps one child, Bradley must follow. The Pack survives capture, caged fights and difficult travel to reach the Land of Wolves.

Tor Seidler, Brainboy and the Deathmaster
When Darryl, a twelve-year-old orphan, is adopted by a technology genius, he finds himself the star of his very own life-threatening video game.

Sleator, William
, Interstellar Pig
Sixteen-year-old Barney gets swept into a deadly board game with his neighbors, unaware that the fate of the earth hangs in the balance.

Sleator, William
, The Duplicate
When David finds a mysterious machine that can copy living things, he thinks his problems are over.

Westerfield, Scott
, Uglies (sequel to: Pretties) (NEW)
Tally is faced with a difficult choice when her new friend Shay decides to risk life on the outside rather than submit to the forced operation that turns sixteen year old girls into gorgeous beauties, and realizes that there is a whole new side to the pretty world that she doesn't like.

The Last Day
Five NY teens try to concentrate on their new band while the city suffers from a mysterious epidemic that is turning people into cannibals.

Jeanette Winterson,
Tanglewreck A boy sets out to find Timekeeper- a clock that controls time- to protect it from falling into the hands of those who have nefarious plans.

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