While these haven’t been all published this year, I just recently found them and thought I’d give them a shout out. I know I can’t be the only one who is always searching almost fruitlessly for good sci-fi kids series. And since we’ve been focusing on horror lately, I thought this would be a good change of pace.
5 Sci-Fi Kids Series I Recently Discovered
Series: The Imagination Box
Author: Martyn Ford
Pub. Date: May 7th, 2015
There is a box. Anything you imagine will appear inside. You have one go, one chance to create anything you want. What would you pick?” That’s exactly the question ten-year-old Timothy Hart gets to answer after discovering The Imagination Box. The greatest toy on earth. The top-secret contraption transforms his life but when the box’s inventor, Professor Eisenstone, goes missing, Tim knows he has to investigate. With the help of a talking finger monkey called Phil, he sets out to find the professor. In order to rescue his friend, he must face his darkest fears and discover the true potential of his own mind.
Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!
Series: Alien in My Pocket
Author: Nate Ball
Pub. Date: January 1st, 2014
The adventure begins in this exciting new chapter book series!
When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee’s bedroom window, Zack is sure he’s about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien, it’s up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world.
CatStronauts: Mission Moon
Author: Drew Brockington
Pub. Date: April 18th, 2017
CatStronauts, you are needed!
When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!
HiLo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Author: Jude Winick
Pub. Date: January 1st, 2015
Introducing HILO—the funny, New York Times Bestselling, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bonecreator Jeff Smith calls “delightful.”
D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy came crashing down from the sky! Hilo doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) . . . But what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?
HILO is Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate and is just right for fans of Bone and comic books as well as laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Wimpy Kid!
Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers
Series: Peter Powers
Author: Kent Clark
Pub. Date: October 11th, 2016
If you like the Avengers, Justice League, or The Incredibles, then you’ll love this family of superheroes! This new chapter book series is perfect for reluctant readers.
Everyone in Peter Powers’ family has super awesome superpowers. His dad controls fire with his mind, and his mom can fly. His big brother makes copies of himself, and his little sister is super-strong. And his baby brother even turns invisible! But all Peter can do is–this is really embarrassing–make ice cubes with his fingertips.
When Captain Tornado comes to town and begins robbing banks, will Peter Powers and his totally lame abilities step up to save the day–or will he get cold feet? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their first action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!
Have you read any of these sci-fi kids series? I think HiLo is going to be the first one I pick up because it looks right up my 8 YO’s alley.
Is there any of them we should stay away from?
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