Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Science Fiction and Fantasy
Annotation:Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the three "Incorrigibles" are no ordinary children. Luckily, fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position--- to teach them to behave in a civilized manner, in time for a Christmas ball. But mysteries abound at Ashton Place.
Annotation:In 1783 London, orphan Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless villains are conniving to steal the world's most divine power which they believe Cirrus has inherited. Now he faces a perilous journey through the dirty backstreets of the city. Cirrus must escape, but he'll need to trust some unlikely allies if he hopes to thwart his foes and survive a grand and terrifying showdown.
Annotation:As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jeweler shows her a black jade ring, she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it's more than that; it's magic. It transports Daiyu into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There's only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever.
Annotation:Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought. But at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
Annotation:Readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in this series that follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard--and the passage into manhood embodies a horrible secret. Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss, young Todd and newly arrived Viola set out across New World searching for answers about the colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
Annotation:To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
Annotation:In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
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When you really want to get away from it all, a nice--or not so nice!--alternate universe/reality certainly does the trick. Many of these titles are available in books on CD, digital audio, or ebook formats. Search by the title to find more options!