Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Science Fiction and Fantasy

Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Starcatchers By Barry, Dave Book - 2004 j BARRY Available in some locations

Annotation:Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land and guards a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate.

Incarceron By Fisher, Catherine Book - 2010 y FISHER 2010 Available in some locations

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.

A Corner of White
A Corner of White By Moriarty, Jaclyn Book - 2013 y MORIARTY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Madeline of Cambridge, England, and Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello exchange notes through a crack between their parallel worlds.

Fever Crumb
Fever Crumb By Reeve, Philip Book - 20110301 ON ORDER

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.

The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief By Riordan, Rick Book - 2005 j RIORDAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Percy Jackson discovers that being kicked out of a different school every year and dealing with ADHD is nothing compared to the truth: he's a demigod, the son of Poseidon.

Leviathan By Westerfeld, Scott Book - 2009 y WESTERFEL 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a steampunk version of World War I, Prince Aleksandar escapes the enemies of his father, while Deryn Sharp's bravery earns her a post on the living airship Leviathan.

The Mysterious Howling
The Mysterious Howling By Wood, Maryrose Book - 2010 j WOOD 2010 Available in some locations

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.

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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!