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JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB  Lorenz

Lorenz, Lee.  HUGO AND THE SPACEDOG.  A wandering dog is refused a watchpost by the farm animals until a space visitor proves the need for a watchdog. c1983.

 

JPB Marshall

Marshall, Edward. Space case. When the thing from outer space visits earth, it is taken first for a trick-or-treater and then for a robot. c1980.

 

JPB Sadler

Sadler, Marilyn. Alistair in outer space. When Alistair is kidnapped by a spaceship full of Goots from Gootula, his main concern is for his overdue library books. c1984.

 

JPB  Star

Wright, Walter.  THE MAVERICK MOON.  Luke Skywalker and his crew of Planetary Pioneers attempt to destroy a moon which has been blasted out of its orbit and threatens to collide with their planet. c1979.

 

JPB Teague

Teague, Mark. Moog-Moog, space barber. Elmo gets a terrible haircut and makes a trip to outer space to get it fixed by Moog-Moog, the great barber of the universe. c1990.

 

JPB  Willis

Willis, Jeanne.  EARTHLETS, AS EXPLAINED BY PROFESSOR XARGLE.  Professor Xargle's class of extraterrestrials learns about the physical characteristics and behavior of the human baby, c1988.

 

JPB  Yorkinks

Yorinks, Arthur.  COMPANY'S COMING.  Chaos erupts when Moe and Shirley invite some visitors from outer space to stay for dinner with the relatives. c1988.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

J 791.43 P888mo

Powers, Tom. Movie monsters. Describes the great monsters of the movies and the films in which they appeared. Includes King Kong, Godzilla, Frankenstein, the Thing, Wolf Man, and the Gremlins. c1989.

 

YP 791.4509 J41be

Javna, John. The best of science fiction TV: the critics' choice: from Captain Video to Star trek, from "The Jetsons" to Robotech. c1987.

 

YP 813.08 R358pr

Reid, Suzanne Elizabeth. PRESENTING YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION. A high quality resource that not only goes beyond biography and bibliography into critical analysis but also provides stimulating, pleasurable reading. c1998.

 

J 813.0876 S738

Yolen, Jane, Editor. Spaceships & spells: a collection of new fantasy and science-fiction stories. A collection of thirteen fantasy and science fiction short stories by such authors as Bruce Coville, Isaac Asimov, and Jane Yolen. c1987.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE FICTION

  

J A354mo

Alcock, Vivien. The monster garden. Using a tissue sample she believes is from one of her father's experiments in genetic engineering, Frankie accidentally creates a baby monster, which begins to grow at an alarming rate. c1988.

 

YP A548fe

Anderson, M. T. Feed. In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble. 2004, c2002.

 

YP A832fe

Asimov, Isaac. Foundation and earth. This is a continuation of the author's Foundation series. Trevize embarks on a journey in search of a legendary planet known as earth. c1986.

 

J A832na

Asimov, Janet. Norby and the invaders. Jeff and his mixed-up robot, Norby, get involved in new adventures on a strange planet. c1985.

 

J A832no

Asimov, Janet. Norby down to earth. Jeff Wells leaves the space academy with his mixed-up robot Norby and the two of them head back to Earth to help Jeff's brother unravel a mystery involving zapped robots and stolen computer parts. c1989.

 

J A832nor

Asimov, Janet. Norby and the oldest dragon. Jeff Wells and his personal robot Norby find adventure when they travel to planet Jamyn and attend the Grand Dragon's birthday party. c1990.

 

J B369

Beatty, Jerome. Bob Fulton's terrific time machine: an adventure in space and time. When a young boy's invention turns out to be a machine that transports him in time, he follows his friend 900 years back in time, then 900 years into the future. But can they get back? c1982.

 

J B391st

Bechard, Margaret. Star hatchling. The female-dominated culture of a distant planet encounters human beings for the first time. c1995.

 

YP C258fa

Caraker, Mary. The faces of Ceti. Teenage Maya and the other colonists on the planet Ceti try to resist being taken over by another hostile Earth colony on a neighboring world, while debating how to treat the native, possibly intelligent creatures called hlur. c1991.

 

YP C526co

Chetwin, Grace. Collidescope. When his spaceship crashes to earth, a highly advanced alien interferes with the lives of two teenagers living on the island of Manhattan during different centuries. c1990.

 

YP C614

Groff, Conklin, Editor. The classic book of science fiction.c1982.

 

YP C778gb

Cooper, Susan. Green boy. Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places. c2002.

 

J    C797fi

Corey, Shana.  FIRST GRADERS FROM MARS, EPISODE 1, HORUS'S HORRIBLE DAY. As the school year begins on Mars, Hous the Martian gets off to a rocky start, but soon discovers that first grade is not really as bad as he thought. c2001.

 

YP C976me

Curry, Jane Louise. Me, myself, and I: a tale of time travel. A Sixteen-year-old prodigy uses his mentor's invention to go into the past to exorcise his unreturned love for a beautiful girl, and discovers a mystery involving another of the professor's inventions. c1987.

 

YP D199th

Danziger, Paula. This place has no atmosphere. Aurora loves her life on Earth in the twenty-first century, until she learns that her family is moving to the colony on the moon. c1986.

 

J D553de

Dickinson, Peter. The devil's children. After the mysterious Changes begin, twelve-year-old Nicola finds herself abandoned and wandering in an England where everyone has suddenly developed a horror and hatred of machines. c1986.

 

YP E57en

Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. ENCHANTRESS FROM THE STARS. When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system. c2001.

 

J F234ch

Farmer, Penelope. Charlotte sometimes. When she awakens on her second day at boarding school, a young girl finds she has gone back in time to 1918. c1987.

 

YP F855al

Freeman, Gaail. Alien thunder. Seventeen-year-old Walker discovers the alarming significance of the ominous thunder that his younger brother heard when their mother nearly drowned in the lake. c1982.

 

YP G378ch

Gerrold, David. Chess with a dragon. Humanity tries to escape enslavement by intergalactic aliens. c1987.

 

YP H126ab

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the betrayed. Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death. c2002.

 

YP H126ai

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the impostors. In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third-born Luke has been in hiding for the entire twelve years of his life, until he enters boarding school under an assumed name and is forced to face his fears. c2001.

 

YP H126am

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. c1998.

 

YP H645y

Hill, Douglas Arthur. Young legionary. After twelve-year-old Keill survives an Ordeal designed to test his capability to survive the harsh conditions and savage life forms on the planet Moros, he is selected for advanced combat training as a Young Legionary. c1983.

 

YP H789b

Hoover, H. M. The bell tree. On a vacation trip to a distant planet, Jenny, her father, and their guide tour a mysterious wilderness which holds ancient relics and menacing creatures. c1982.

 

YP  H884hu

Huddy, Delia.  THE HUMBOLDT EFFECT.  An experiment with Tom Humboldt's time machine from a submarine in the Mediterranean has cataclysmic results when a team member is lost at sea and a man from the fourth century B.C. is taken on board. c1982.

 

YP H894cr

Hughes, Monica. The crystal drop. In the summer of 2011, the death of their mother sends Megan and her younger brother Ian on a dangerous journey across a Canada ravaged by drought and the collapse of civilization. c1993.

 

YP H894ke

Hughes, Monica. The keeper of the Isis light. Sixteen-year-old Olwen, who lives alone on the planet Isis with her faithful robot, falls tragically in love with an arrival from earth who is unaware that her natural form has been hidden in a humanlike space suit. 1985, c1980.

 

YP J17bo

Jacobs, Paul Samuel. Born into light. When a number of "feral children" are found in a New England town during the Depression, only young Roger Westwood suspects they are not earthly creatures, though even he cannot guess their true nature or their mission on this planet. c1988.

 

YP J66d

Johnson, Annabel. The danger quotient. A super-genius in a small underground colony of survivors of nuclear war, eighteen-year-old Casey risks journeying back to the twentieth century to discover why the survivors are dying and how he can save them all. c1984.

 

J J66pr

Johnson, Annabel. Prisoner of psi. The mental link between a television psychic and his estranged son may be their only hope when desperate kidnappers strike. c1985.

 

J J76ta

Jones, Diana Wynne. A tale of Time City. In 1939 an eleven-year-old London girl is kidnapped to Time City, a place existing outside the stream of time and manipulating the history of humanity, where she finds the inhabitants facing their worst hour of crisis. c1987.

 

YP  L421ch

Lawrence, Louise.  CHILDREN OF THE DUST.  After a nuclear war devastates the earth, a small band of people struggles for survival in a new world where children are born with strange mutations. c1985.

 

YP L421mo

Lawrence, Louise. MOONWIND. One of two teenage winners of a trip to earth's first lunar base falls in love with an astral extraterrestrial who has been stranded on the moon for thousands of years and who needs his help to repair her spaceship so that she can return home. c1986.

 

YP L421pa

Lawrence, Louise. The patchwork people. In a dismal Wales of the future, with few jobs and fewer resources, a group of destitute, jobless young people becomes involved with a rich girl whose life is impoverished in spite of her material comforts. c1994.

 

YP L566w c.2

L'Engle, Madeleine. A wrinkle in time. Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. [1962]

 

YP L921ga

Lowry, Lois. Gathering blue. Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians. c2000.

 

J L921gi

Lowry, Lois. The giver. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. c1993.

 

YP L921me

Lowry, Lois. Messenger. In this novel that unites characters from "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue," Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand. c2004.

 

YP M121ds

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsinger. Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words. Sequel to Dragonsong. c1986.

 

YP O62de

Oppel, Kenneth. Dead water zone. Muscular sixteen-year-old Paul tries to find his genetically stunted younger brother Sam in the polluted ruins of Watertown, where Sam is trying to cure himself with toxic "dead water" that alters the metabolism of those who drink it. c1993.

 

J P655gu

Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Guys from space. A boy accompanies some guys from space on a visit to another planet, where they discover such incredibly amazing things as talking rocks and root beer with ice cream. c1989.

 

J P655sl

Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Slaves of Spiegel: a Magic Moscow story. Steve Nickelson, his assistant Norman Bleistift, and the Magic Moscow restaurant are transported through space to compete in an intergalactic junk food cooking contest. c1982.

 

J R896sp

Rubinstein, Gillian. Space demons. Twelve-year-old Andrew, bored with life, becomes obsessed with a mysterious new computer game, which has the power to zap him and his friends into a dangerous world of menacing space warriors. 1988, c1986.

 

YP S215en

Sanders, Scott R. The engineer of beasts. Thirteen-year-old Mooch runs afoul of the repressive authorities controlling her floating domed city, by helping an old engineer build realistic robot animals and by seeking her spiritual roots with the wild animals left on the outside. c1988.

 

YP S245a

Sargent, Pamela. Alien child. A girl growing up in an insulated though pleasant environment, with a furry guardian for company, comes to realize that she must be the last human left on earth. c1988.

 

YP  S245ea

Sargent, Pamela.  EARTHSEED. Before Zoheret and her companions can populate a new planet, they must learn to conquer those same instincts that almost destroyed their ancestors on Earth over one hundred years ago. c1983.

 

J S491st

Service, Pamela F. Stinker from space. An agent of the Sylon Confederacy, fleeing from enemy ships, crash lands on Earth, transfers his mind to the body of a skunk, and enlists the aid of two children in getting back to his home planet. c1988.

 

YP S632bo 1986

Sleator, William. The boy who reversed himself. When Laura discovers that the unpopular boy living next door to her has the ability to go into the fourth dimension, she makes the dangerous decision to accompany him on his journeys there. c1986.

 

J S632du

Sleater, William. THE DUPLICATE. Sixteen-year-old David, finding a strange machine that creates replicas of living organisms, duplicates himself and suffers the horrible consequences when the duplicate turns against him.c1988.

 

J S632g

Sleator, William. THE GREEEN FUTURES OF TYCHO. When he finds an ancient, egg-shaped object with which he travels back and forth in time, 11 year old Tycho grapples with several terrible futures he sees for himself and his family., c1981.

 

YP S632in

Sleator, William. INTERSTELLAR PIG. Barney's boring seaside vacation suddenly becomes more interesting when the cottage next door is occupied by three exotic neighbors who are addicted to a game they call "Interstellar Pig." c1984.

 

YP S632ot

Sleator, William. Others see us. When an accidental dunking in toxic waste gives sixteen-year-old Jared the ability to read minds, he discovers horrifying secrets about family members at the summer reunion. c1993.

 

YP S632si

Sleator, William. Singularity. Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship. c1985.

 

J S632st

Sleator, William. Strange attractors. Max finds himself in possession of a time travel device which is eagerly sought by two desperate men, the scientist who invented it and the scientist's alter ego from a different timeline. c1990.

 

J S634cl

Slote, Alfred. Clone catcher. In the twenty-first century Arthur Dunn is summoned to Australia to track down a runaway clone urgently needed to provide vital organ transplants for her parent, the superb actress Lady Kate. c1982.

 

J S634co

Slote, Alfred. C.O.L.A.R.: a tale of outer space. Stranded on an unknown planet when their spaceship runs out of fuel, the Jameson family must rely on their robot to save their lives. c1981.

 

YP V784ps

Vinge, Joan D. Psion. A sixteen year-old delinquent who has spent his life lying and

stealing becomes involved in a research project which unleashes his extraordinary telepathic powers. 1985, c1982.

 

YP W179p

Walker, Irma. Portal to E'ewere. In a crowded uncompromising future world, a girl seeks a visionary place of space and beauty, and just when she seems to succeed, she is confronted with a terrible choice. c1983.

 

YP W522f

Westall, Robert. Futuretrack 5. In the highly organized society of twenty-first-century Britain the system is not to be questioned, but Kitson, a young computer wizard, and his partner Keri are determined to find answers to some important questions. c1983.

 

J W535sp

Weston, Martha. Space guys! Level 1 (Kindergarten -grade 1) A boy is visited by beings that look like robots that arrive in a flying saucer from outer space. c2000.

 

YP W572ut

Whinnem, Reade Scott. Utten and Plumley. Accused by a troll friend of making up stories, a tiny, magical, blue creature named Utten accepts a dare, forges a friendship with a lonely old man, and travels to the man's childhood on a life-changing adventure. c2003.

 

YP W814an

Wisler, G. Clifton. The Antrian messenger. A high school freshman knows that he is different, from his strange dreams, his precognition, his scientific understandings; yet in the space of a week his once ordinary life changes when the truth about himself is revealed. c1986.

 

J W814se

Wisler, G. Clifton. The seer. Having recognized the fact that he is not of this Earth,

fourteen-year-old Scott tries to live as a normal teenager while exploring his awesome powers of teleportation, matter conversion, and seeing the future. c1989.

    

 


PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

 

P.R. 809.3 M649hi

Miller, Ron, THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION. Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-139) and index. c2001.

 

P.R. 812.041 S732

Kamerman, Sylvia E. SPACE AND SCIENCE FICTION PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE : A COLLECTION OF ONE-ACT, ROYALTY-FREE DRAMAS, COMEDIES, MELODRAMAS, SKITS, AND CREATIVE DRAMATICS PROGRAMS. A collection of one-act, royalty-free plays for classrooms and assemblies featuring robots, computers, and characters from outer space. c1981.

 

 


MEDIA

 

SLIDE  809.3 S416

SCIENCE FICTION: JULES VERNE TO RAY BRADBURY. [Slide] Center for Humanities, c1974.  Three volumes in three carousels (240 slides) with cassette, records and teachers guide.  Traces history of science fiction and describes differences between science fiction and fantasy fiction.

 

 


REFERENCE

 

REF 016.8093 B955re

Burgess, Michael. Reference guide to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. c1992.

 

REF 016.813 K96fi

Kunzel, Bonnie. FIRST CONTACT: A READER'S SELECTION OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. For quick reference, the designations M, J, and S stand for middle school, grades 6-8; junior high school, grades 7-9; and senior high school, grades 10-12. c2001.

 

REF 016.813 S416 v.1, v.2

MacNee, Marie J., Editor. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. c1995.

 

REF 809.3 C614 v.1, v.2

Kelleghan, Fiona, editor. Classics of science fiction and fantasy literature. c2002.

 

REF 809.3 S959 v.1, v.2

Bleiler, Richard, editor. Supernatural fiction writers: contemporary fantasy and horror. c2003.

 

 

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