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J BOYCOSMIC
Twelve-year-old Liam, who looks like he is thirty and is tired of being treated like he is older than he actually is, decides he is going to pose as the adult chaperone on the first spaceship to take civilians into space, but when he ends up in outer space with a group of kids and no adult supervision, he must think fast to make things right.
Frank Cottrell Boyce5-8
J COCCOUNTER CLOCKWISE
With the aid of Bartleby, an enormous Tower of London guard known as a Beefeater, Nathan travels through time to stop his father from changing the past.
Jason Cockcroft3-7
J COVALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK
Rod is surprised when a miniature spaceship lands in his school science project and reveals five tiny aliens, who ask his help in apprehending an interstellar criminal.
Bruce Coville4-7
J DIARAIDER'S RANSOM
In 23rd-century Great Britain, where climate change has caused vast flooding, the piratical raiders kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter and thirteen-year-old Lilly Melkun, an English fishergirl, takes her seacat on a daring rescue attempt, with a mysterious talking jewel from a past computer age tucked in her belt as ransom.
Emily Diamand3-6
J DITTHE SEARCH FOR WONDLA
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.
Tony DiTerlizzi5-8
J DUPTHE CITY OF EMBER
In the city of Ember, 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.
Jeanne Du Prau5-8
J FARTHE EYE, THE EAR, AND THE ARM
In Zimbabwe in 2194, General Matsika calls in Africa's most unusual detectives--the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm--to find his missing children.
Nancy Farmer6-8
J GAIFORTUNATELY, THE MILK
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.
Neil Gaiman3-6
J HADBOOM! : (or 70,000 light years)
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.
Mark Haddon6-10
J HAWGEORGE'S COSMIC TREASURE HUNT
George is heartbroken when his neighbor Annie and her space-scientist father move to Florida, but when Annie sends him a secret message telling him she has been contacted by aliens with a terrible warning, he joins her in a galaxy-wide search for answers. Includes scientific essays on space travel.
Lucy Hawking5-8
J HOBGO BIG OR GO HOME
Fourteen-year-old Brady and his cousin Quinn love extreme sports, but nothing could prepare them for the aftermath of Brady's close encounter with a meteorite after it crashes into his Black Hills, South Dakota, bedroom.
Will Hobbs5-8
J LYNCYBERIA
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.
Chris Lynch6-8
J ORYHELLO, NEBULON!
Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.
Ray O'RyanK-2
J PAUTHE TIME HACKERS
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.
Gary Paulsen3-6
J REELARKLIGHT :
A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space
In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.
Philip Reeve6-8
J REISIMON BLOOM, THE GRAVITY KEEPER
Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.
Michael Reisman3-5
J SCHWHAT CAME FROM THE STARS
In a desperate attempt for survival, a peaceful civilization on a faraway planet besieged by a dark lord sends its most precious gift across the cosmos into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Gary D. Schmidt7-10
J STEWHEN YOU REACH ME
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
Rebecca Stead6-8
J TEATHE DOOM MACHINE
When a spaceship lands in the small town of Vern Hollow in 1956, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim, studious Isadora Shumway form an unexpected alliance as they try to keep a group of extraterrestrials from stealing eccentric Uncle Bud's space travel machine.
Mark Teague3-5
J WALH.I.V.E. : Higher-Institute-of-Villanious-Education
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.
Mark Walden6-8
JT CARTHE AWAKENING
Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention.
Michael Owen Carroll6-10
JT DASTHE MAZE RUNNER
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
James Dashner7-10
JT JINEVIL GENIUS
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.
Catherine Jinks7-10
JT PATTHE ANGEL EXPERIMENT
fter the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.
James Patterson7-10