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Science Fiction

Let your imagination loose in the Library!


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams Humour

Series

One Thursday lunchtime, Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is plucked from the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, and together they venture out across the galaxy on the strangest road trip of all time.

FIC ADA All year groups

Robot Girl Malorie Blackman Quick Read

FASTFIC BLA BLA

1st year ďƒź

Claire is keen to find out what her dad has been working on. He's been really excited about it and Claire knows it must be something that will make him even more famous. But the big reveal isn't at all what she expected and now Claire has a dilemma on her hands what do you do when your dad has created a monster...?


Cosmic Frank Cottrell Boyce Space Travel

Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super tall has its advantages; he's the only 11-yearold to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster. Long-legged Liam competes with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job?

FIC BOY

1st year ďƒź

iBoy Kevin Brooks

Mystery

Before the attack, 16-year-old Tom was just an ordinary boy. But now fragments of an iPhone are embedded in his brain and now Tom has powers. He can know and see more than he could ever imagine. He must choose how to use these powers. Seek revenge on the gangs that rule his estate and assaulted his friend Lucy, or keep quiet?

FIC BRO

3rd year +


Eye of Minds James Dashner Series

Gaming in the VirtNet is perfect escapism. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Who wants to play by the rules anyway? But one gamer has been taking people hostage inside the VirtNet with horrific consequences. The government needs Michael to track them down‌

FIC DAS

All year groups

W.E. John Dickinson Space Travel

In the furthest, coldest, darkest reaches of our solar system, Paul Munro is on a mission from which he can never return. A desolate icecovered moon will be his home for the rest of his life. And only from here can he see what humanity has become.

FIC DIC All year groups


Mortal Chaos Matt Dickinson Series Adventure

FIC DIC All year groups

In the woods of Wiltshire two young boys are deer hunting. On the perilous North Face of Mount Everest a Japanese climber is approaching the summit. In a dusty field in Malawi, six-year-old Bakili is desperately guarding what’s left of his starving family’s crops… and in Washington DC there's an unhinged father, hooked on revenge, who is building a bomb…

Moondust Gemma Fowler

Romance

A miracle energy source has been discovered on the moon. The dark days of future Earth finally appear to be over. Aggie is the new, violeteyed poster girl for the mining company on the moon. But a chance meeting with one of the prisoner-miners, Danny, changes her mind about everything...

FIC FOW All year groups


My Side of the Diamond Sally Gardner

Mystery

FIC GAR

All year groups

Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But she didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and never reached the ground‌ Did Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it to do with Icarus, strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted?

Echo Boy Matt Haig

Romance

Audrey's father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. Daniel is an echo, but he's not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain‌

FIC HAI All year groups


The Loneliest Girl in the Universe Lauren James Space Travel

Mystery

Alone in space, Romy is the loneliest girl in the universe, until she hears about a new spaceship with a single passenger on board. A boy called J. They can only email, and their messages take months to transmit. But what does Romy really know about J? Sometimes, there's something worse than being alone...

FIC JAM

All year groups

Out of the Silent Planet C. S. Lewis Space Travel

Mystery

Dr Ransom is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and plan to offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there. Ransom discovers he has come from the 'silent planet', Earth, whose tragic story is known throughout the universe‌

FIC LEW All year groups


Generation One Pittacus Lore Series

Human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers. To help them, the Garde have created an academy. Here they can train them to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind. But the teens may need to use their Legacies sooner than they ever imagined…

FIC LOR

All year groups

Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi Series Romance

Juliette finds herself locked in a cell by The Reestablishment – a harsh dictatorship. She may be the most powerful weapon they have. Juliette has never fought for herself before but when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, the depth of the emotion and the power within her become explosive…

FIC MAF

All year groups


Railhead Philip Reeve Space

Series

Travel

Zen is a petty thief, hopping on and off the sentient trains that speed across the galaxy, hoping he won't get caught. When he is approached by the mysterious Raven to infiltrate the Emperor's train, he jumps at the chance of adventure. But, in his thirst for excitement, does Zen really understand what he's getting into?

FIC REE

1st year ďƒź

Mortal Engines Philip Reeve Series Adventure

London is on the move again: the traction city trawls the world on wheels, capturing and eating smaller towns. But when he is thrown off the city by his childhood hero Valentine, young hero Tom joins forces with the mysterious Hester, and is soon forced to reassess life as he knows it.

FIC REE

All year groups


The Soterion Mission Stewart Ross Adventure

In a post-apocalyptic world where no-one lives beyond their teenage years, the mysterious Roxanne arrives in Cyrus's village, fleeing the barbaric Zeds. She claims to be on a mission that can save them all, but can she be trusted? Cyrus joins her in her quest for the legendary Soterion, but the Zeds are determined to get there first.

FIC ROS

All year groups

Timeriders Alex Scarow Series

Liam, Maddy and Sal are recruited by a secret agency that no one knows exists, with one purpose: to fix broken history. Time travel is here and there are some who would change the past. The Time Riders exist to stop time travel from destroying the world. ..

FIC SCA All year groups


Slated Teri Terry Series Mystery

FIC TER 3rd year +

Kyla's memory has been erased and her personality wiped blank. The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla's mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth? Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne Adventure

Professor Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land embark on an epic journey under the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo aboard his submarine the Nautilus. They encounter the lost city of Atlantis, the South Pole and the corals of the Red Sea, and must battle countless adversaries both human and monstrous.

FIC VER

All year groups


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Have a favourite book you’d like to recommend? Let us know! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Book descriptions taken from Love Reading 4 Kids, Common Sense Media, Book Trust, Amazon and Waterstones websites. They may have been edited for this booklet. .

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