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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Science Fiction 2018



The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas by Aaron Blabey
The bad guys are out to save the world, but to do so, they must borrow a rocket, deal with nastiness inside a space suit, and handle some noxious gas.


Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Separated from his grandfather and placed in a foster home, Prez forges a friendship with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and entreats Prez to help compile a list of Earth's redeeming qualities.


Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
While waiting to leave Mars before it burns up just like the Earth before it, Liam and his friend Phoebe discover some facts about time and space and realize that the human race is just one of the races trying to survive in space.


The Oceans between Stars by Kevin Emerson
Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped the exploding sun with their lives, travel to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to find help for their injured parents and pass along the truth they discovered about the destruction of Earth.


We’re Out of Here! by Elise Gravel
Olga decides she would like to figure out what planet Meh is from and begins to conduct some research on space travel.


Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
When Professor Reese moves in next door, eleven-year-old Jordie enjoys helping her new neighbor take care of her dog and assisting in her laboratory, but she is not sure what to do when the professor goes missing.


Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis
As his family struggles with his mother’s illness and a foreclosure, Max finds his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unpublished manuscript and embarks on a submarine adventure to save the story from falling into the wrong hands.


The Relic War by Stel Pavlou
While working in a mine on another planet, Daniel Coldstar finds a powerful relic that may help him escape from the masters who have stolen his memories.


Stuck in the Stone Age by Geoff Rodkey
A glitchy time machine strands a bumbling janitor and a brilliant scientist in the distant past, and they must find their way home before they’re attacked by angry cavemen or eaten alive by a saber-toothed tiger.


The Snare by Cavan Scott
Milo and Lina Graf work to rescue their kidnapped parents from the Empire in their parents’ starship, the Whisper Bird, by travelling to remote Thune to ask a friend for help.


A Warp in Time by Jude Watson
After surviving an airplane crash in the Arctic, Molly, Yoshi and the rest of her friends meet a group of musicians who also crashed in the same area and have been camped out in the forest hoping for a rescue. They discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.


Spin the Golden Light Bulb by Jackie Yeager
It’s the year 2071. Kia Trumpet is determined to build her 67 inventions, but she won’t have the opportunity to unless she earns a spot at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School. Kia has trouble making friends at school, but has dreamed of winning the Piedmont Challenge and attending PIPS ever since she learned that her Grandma Kitty won the very first Piedmont Challenge. When Kia and four of her classmates are selected to compete for a spot at PIPS, they travel to camp Piedmont, but must solve a task against forty-nine other state teams to earn their place at the best inventor’s school in the country.


Graphic Novels

Star Wars Adventures: Endangered
Rosy battles the First Order, a young Anakin competes in a podrace, and the Ghost Crew works to retrieve a sacred bird from the Empire.


Hilo: The Great Big Boom by Judd Winick
Hilo and DJ, with the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, travel through a mysterious portal and battle bad guys, face disgusting food, an angry mom, and powerful magic to save their friend Gina.

Bartlett Public Library District
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Bartlett, IL 60103
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