Saturday, June 2, 2012

Middle School Fantasy-Science Fiction Suggestions

Here's a list of books I am suggesting to a language arts teacher for a student who just finished 6th grade.  Was told he enjoyed reading and liked Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.  The family wanted more books in the student's favorite genre, Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Part of the list is courtesy of Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye) of Teach Mentor Texts and Cindy Schnell (@cindyschnell1) who are both teachers as well as avid readers! Thanks, ladies!

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Auxier
11th Plague by Hirsch
The Limit by Landon
Divergent by Roth
Legend by Lu
City of Ember by DuPrau
Uglies by Westerfeld
Leviathan by Westerfeld
100 Cupboards by ND Wilson
The Unwanteds by McMann
House of the Scorpion by Farmer
Mortal Engines by Reeve
Ender's Game by Card
The Roar by Clayton
Dark Life by Fall
Amulet of Samarkand by Stroud
Skullduggery Pleasant by Landry
Trash by Mulligan (not fantasy or scifi but actiony and suspenseful and good)
Tankborn by Sandler
Epic by Kostick
Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness
Dragon Castle by Bruchac
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Gidwitz
Breadcrumbs by Ursu
The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Deedy

Both Cindy and Kellee listed books I did not include so please check out their twitter streams for more ideas! This list is also limited to my having read the books (or currently reading: Dragon Castle) and not knowing who the student is.

Keeping in mind that this is male tween, what would you add or subtract from the list??


  1. I'd add Among the Hidden by Haddix and Airborn by Kenneth Oppel... There are some great titles on that list!

  2. 2113: Eyes Open by K L Glanville

    I really enjoyed this sci fi book... perfect for those who like Maximum Ride.


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