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Blast off!
by Nate Ball
Fourth-grader Zack McGee's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom, then causes trouble at school while trying to get parts to repair his spaceship.
by Mark Walden
Sam awakens to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past, walking silently toward the enormous ships, which emit a persistent noise. Only Sam seems immune to the signal. Six months later, he is absolutely alone. Or so he thinks
Fortunately, the Milk
by Neil Gaiman
While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Letters From an Alien Schoolboy
by Ros Asquith
Flowkee (aka Nigel) is an alien with a mission on earth: to collect children from his school to be Improved and taken back to his home planet. But when lesser, evil aliens threaten to attack Earth, Flowkee and his family must find a way to protect their new Earthling friends from extinction.
Mickey Price: Journey to Oblivion
by John P. Stanley
In 1977, three years past the last Apollo mission to the moon, Orlando orphan Mickey Price, Nevada go-cart champion Trace Daniels, and Illinois scientist-in-the-making Jonah Trotsky are invited to a NASA training camp for a mission they could never have imagined.
Space Rocks!
by Tom O'Donnell
Chorkle narrates the adventures of Earth children Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus, marooned on his asteroid, Gelo, as he watches over them with his fives eyes, teaches them to fight a ferocious thyss-cat, and seeks a way to get them home.
The Game of Sunken Places
by M. T. Anderson
When two boys stay with an eccentric relative at his mansion in rural Vermont, they discover an old-fashioned board game that draws them into a mysterious adventure.
The Mesmer Menace
by Kersten Hamilton
Daring dachshund Noodles narrates as evil Mesmers bent on world domination arrive at the Amazing Automated Inn, where eleven-year-old inventor Wally Kennewickett, aided by Noodles and the inn's automatons, tries to foil their plans.
The Resisters
by Eric Nylund
When twelve-year-olds Madison and Felix kidnap him, Ethan learns that the Earth has been taken over by aliens and that all the adults in the world are under mind control.
Series -
The Resisters
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.
Series -
WondLa trilogy
Updated 03/08/2014
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