Space Dogs by Justin Ball
Commanders Belka and Strelka, of the planet Gersbach, board their dog-shaped spacecraft, travel through the Disturbance in Gravity (D.O.G.), and head for Earth, where they encounter Lucy Buckley and her family as they race to save their own planet from destruction. 260 pgs.
Shanghaied to the Moon by Michael J. Daley
Desperate to become a space pilot like his mother, despite his father's opposition, thirteen-year-old Stewart meets an old spacer who offers him the chance to learn AstroNav during a flight to the moon in the year 2065--and reveals some family secrets along the way. 251 pgs.
Alien Game by Catherine Dexter
As the students at her school become increasingly caught up in the annual game of Elimination, Zoe grows more and more convinced that the new girl in her 8th grade class is not what she seems. 204 pgs.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (A)
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures.
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (A)
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika’s three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine, while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them. 311 pgs.
Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In the future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, a third child, 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.
153 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Shadow Children series.)
Alien Secrets by Annette Curtis Klause
On her journey to the distant planet where her parents are working, twelve-year-old Puck befriends a troubled alien and becomes involved in a dangerous intergalactic murder mystery. 227 pgs.
Can Of Worms by Kathy Mackel
Bullied and unhappy at school, thirteen-year-old Mike, who has always thought that he might be an alien, sends a distress call into space asking to be rescued from the ignorance and cruelty of life on Earth. 146 pgs.
Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer (A)
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
347 pgs. (Also look for: The Dead and the Gone.)
The Virtual War by Gloria Skurzynski
In a future world where global contamination has necessitated limited human contact, three young people with unique genetically engineered abilities are teamed up to wage a war in virtual reality. 152 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Virtual War Chronologs series.)
Parasite Pig by William Sleator
Sixteen-year-old Barney, infected by an alien parasite, and his friend Katie are taken to the planet J'koot by extraterrestrials intent on playing the dangerous game known as Interstellar Pig. 212 pgs. (Look for other titles by this author.)
Fourth World by Kate Thompson
Danny sets out to find his biological mother with the help of his stepbrother and a colorful cast of characters, but when he finally finds her at the Fourth World laboratory, he uncovers the shocking truth about the nature of her experiments. 330 pgs. (Look for other titles in the The Missing Link Trilogy.)
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde (A)
While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, fourteen-year-old Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or be damaged herself. 315 pgs.