Determined to get far away from his evil little brother, Alex works to design a spaceship that will take him so
far away from Earth that not even the NASA experts can find him, yet when his brother catches on to his plan,
Alex fears that his nearly finished project may be ruined before he gets his chance to take-off. 2006.
The Eyes of the Killer Robot
Thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon is put in jeopardy when he and Professor Childermass try to find a robot made
many years ago by an evil wizard. (9-12 yrs.) 1998.
The Hermit Thrush Sings
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After a natural disaster has all but destroyed the earth, the orphaned and "defective" Leora, while searching for
her sister, defies the oppressive laws of the land and joins a band of rebels trying to overthrow the government.
(9-12 yrs.) 1999.
Things Not Seen
When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend
Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it. (10 yrs. & up) 2002.
Akiko and the Journey to Toog
Akiko, Mr. Beebe, Spuckler, and Gax, journey to Toog to help their friend Poog save his planet from destruction -
whether he likes it or not. (8-12 yrs.) 2003.
Akiko: The Training Master
Fifth-grader Akiko renews her acquaintance with her friends from the planet Smoo when they whisk her away to the
Zarga Faffa Training Camp, where she must deal with mud, misery, and a training master who is out to get her.
( 8-12 yrs.) 2005.
Thirteen-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only
"M.G.," and the clues contained therein lead him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality and a confrontation with
evil Mistress Jane. 2008.
In 22nd-century Great Britain, where climate change has caused vast flooding, the piratical Reavers kidnap the Prime
Minister's daughter and thirteen-year-old Lilly Melkun, an English fisher-girl, takes her seacat on a daring rescue
attempt, with a mysterious talking jewel from a past computer age tucked in her belt as ransom. 2009.
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. 2010.
The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle
After eating constantly at the fast food restaurant known as Gussy's, ten-year-old Roscoe finds himself turning
into a giant bug. (7yrs. & up) 2001.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Among the Hidden
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve
years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
(9-12 yrs.) 1998.
Twelve-year-old MapHead, a boy with strange powers powers from an alternative world, travels to England in search
of his human mother. (10 yrs. & up) 1994.
Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student
at an advanced crime academy. (12 yrs. & up) 2007.
Klause, Annette Curtis
On her journey to the distant planet where her parents are working, twelve-year-old Puck befriends a troubled alien and
becomes involved in a dangerous mystery involving a precious artifact. (9-12 yrs.) 1993.
While backpacking in the desert, thirteen-year-old Mark falls into a tube of blue light ands is transported into a more primitive world,
where he must use his knowledge and skills to survive. (9-12 yrs.) 1998.
Young Arthur Mumby, his sister Myrtle, and their mother accept an invitation to take a holiday at an up-and-coming resort in the asteroid belt,
where they become involved in a dastardly plot involving spies, time travel, and mind-altering clothing. 2007.
Twelve-year-old Gratuity Tucci has a hard time writing an essay on "The True Meaning of Smekday" due to her complex life after
Earth was overtaken by aliens and her mother was kidnapped and taken to Happy Mouse Kingdom in Florida. (9-12 yrs.) 2007.
After global warming causes the sea to rise until cities in England become islands, ten-year-old Zoe goes on a harrowing solitary
boat journey to search for her parents. (9-12 yrs.) 2001.
In 2015, when Darcy Kane moves to another part of town, she discovers that the Animal Control Division is trying to take her dog
away and the the most obvious escape is into her neighbor's Virtual Reality Rent-a-Memory machine. (9-12 yrs.) 1995.
Upon suddenly learning that her parents are researchers from another planet and they must leave in seven
days or risk discovery, twelve-year-old Nesta decides to stay in their York, England, home, whether or not her parents go.
(9-12 yrs.) 2002.
Who Goes Home
On his thirteenth birthday, Jacob learns a secret about his birth and becomes involved in his father's work to protect other
beings from the planet Ormingat who live on Earth. (9-12 yrs.) 2004.