15 Favorite Sci-Fi Reads Parents Picked for Their Kids

Aliens, time travel, and space, oh sci-fi!
By Maggie McGuire



15 Favorite Sci-Fi Reads Parents Picked for Their Kids

If you have readers who love the idea of traveling to outer space, wonder about what it would be like to meet an extraterrestrial being, or have their sights set on what the future will look like in 3015…then these sci-fi reads are going to be right up their alley.

We asked parents on our Scholastic Facebook page what their favorite science fiction books to read with their kids were, and we rounded up this terrific list of techy, time-traveling reads. Pick one up and then…

Happy Reading -- to the galaxy and beyond!

15 Favorite Kids' Science Fiction Books Parents Say They Love

by K.A. Applegate

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne (abridged versions)

Pi in the Sky
by Wendy Mass

The Finisher
by David Baldacci

Larklight by Philip Reeve

Search for WondLa
by Tony DiTerlizzi

Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl
by Ben Hatke

A Wrinkle In Time
by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wind in the Door
by Madeleine L'Engle

The Silver Six
by A.J. Lieberman

The Doom Machine
by Mark Teague

Aliens on Vacation
by Clete Barrett Smith

 by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Kingdom Keepers
by Ridley Pearson

Share your favorite sci-fi books for kids on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, and get ready for summer reading under the stars!

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