Fantasy & Science fiction

Grades 4-6


Story Thieves

By James Riley

2015- Aladdin

This book is apart of the Story Thieves Series.

Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone. But everything changes the day Owen sees his classmate Bethany literally climb out of a book in the library! With her secret ability, Bethany has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character. Owen makes her a deal. He’ll keep her ability secret if she takes him into a book from his favorite fantasy series: Kiel Gnomenfoot. But visiting the book comes with consequences and soon Owen must live out Kiel Gnomenfoot’s final adventure to save the real and fictional worlds alike!

Keywords: Adventure, Family, Fandom, Friendship, Magic, Magical Creatures, Missing People, Robots, Science Fiction


The Serpent's Secret

By Sayatani DasGupta

2018- Scholastic

This book is apart of the Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond Series.

Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes--and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the universe.

Note to Teachers: Great for fans of Percy Jackson and other mythological adventures

Keywords: Adventure, India, Magic, Missing Persons, Mythology, Princes and Princesses, Quests


The Wild Robot

By Peter Brown

2016- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

This books is apart of the The Wild Robot Series.

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....

Keywords: Adventure, Animals, Friendship, Islands, Robots, Science Fiction, Survival