Monday, April 2, 2018

Suggestions for Fantasy and Science Fiction

Suggestions for Fantasy or Science Fiction Books

Alexander, Lloyd  –  The Book  of Three L770, The Black Cauldron L760, The Iron Ring L680, and others.
Anthony -- Incarnations of Immortality; Xanth series L@750
Asprin – Myth series, Thieves’ World Series    L710-980
Babbit, Natalie – Tuck Everlasting   L770
Banks, Lynn Reid – The Indian in the Cupboard L780, and others
Barron, T.A. – Heartlight, The Ancient One L910, The Lost Years of Merlin (series) L770, and others.
Beagle, Peter – The Last Unicorn and others   L820
Bradbury, Ray  – Something Wicked This Way Comes L820
Brooks, Terry – Sword of Shannara and others L830-1220
Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold    L830
New: Chabon, Michael – Summerland (500  pages)
Collins, Suzanne -- Gregor the Overlander series
Cooper, Susan – Greenwitch L830 , The Dark is Rising L920, Silver on the Tree  L900, and others.
Cowell, Cressida-- How to Train Your Dragon  (Lexile: 990, recommended for ages 9-12, grades 3-5)
Dasher, James -- The 13th Reality  (Science fiction)
Donaldson, Stephen – Lord Foul’s Bane and others
Eager, Edward -- Half Magic L830 (part of a delightful series)
Eddings, David – any novel L800-900
Farmer  – The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm  L660, The House of the Scorpion  (Science fiction)
Feist, Raymond – Magician: Apprentice L940 (485 pages)
Goldman – The Princess Bride L870
Grahame – Wind in the Willows L1140
Hale, Shannon -- Princess Academy, Goose Girl, and others
Jacques, Brian - Redwall and others  L800
Jordan, Robert - The Wheel of Time series
Kendall  – The Gammage Cup  L950
Kurtz, Katherine – Deryni Rising and others
L’Engle, Madeline – A Wrinkle in Time L740, A Wind in the Door, etc.
Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia L870-940 (fantasy), Out of the Silent Planet L1020  (160 p.),   Perelandra,, That Hideous Strength, and others. (scifi/fant)
Lubar, David --Hidden Talents L630, True Talents L590
McCaffrey, Anne – any novel   L910-1120
McDonald, George – The Princess and the Goblin   L1030
McKinley, Robin  – Beauty L970, and others.
Mull, Brandon -- Fablehaven books and others 
Nix, Garth – Keys to the Kingdom, Seventh Tower, and others
Park, Greg -- Veil of Darkness and others
Pullman, Philip – The Golden Compass L930 and others
Riordan, Rick -- Percy Jackson and the Olympians (and he has a a new series centering on Egyptian gods)
Rowling, J.K. –  H. P. and the Sorcerer’s Stone L880 and others
Sanderson, Brandon -- He has his own novels and has been selected to continue Jordan's  Wheel of Time series.  Try the Mistborn books.  The Rithmatist is a novel written for your age.
Stewart, Mary – any novel   The Crystal Cave L960
Stroud, Jonathan -- The Bartimaeus Trilogy begins with The Amulet of Samarkand  800L
Swift, Johathan – Gulliver’s Travels   L1330
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit L1000, The Lord of the Rings  L860,810,920, any novel
Ursu, Anne and Erin McGuire -- Breadcrumbs, The Real Boy
Weatherill, Cat - Wild Magic (a re-imagining of Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin") L530
Weis/Hickman – The Dragonlance series
White, T.H. - The Once and Future King L1080, The Sword in the Stone L1120, and others.
Yolen, Jane  – any novel above Lexile 700

Inbetween Sci-Fi and Fantasy:
Russell, Romina – Zodiac
Science Fiction
Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy L1000
Asimov, Isaac – any novel L740-1250
Bradbury, Ray - The Martian Chronicles, any novel
Card, Orson Scott - Ender’s Game and others. L780-910
Christopher, John – Pool of Fire, The White Mountains, City of Gold and Lead L760-970
Collins, Suzanne -- The Hunger Games series
Condie, Ally -- The Matched series, Atlantia
Coville, Bruce - My Teacher is an Alien L650, many others. My Teacher Fried My Brains, My Teacher Glows in the Dark L740
Crichton, Michael – Jurassic Park, The Lost World L710,670
Dasher, James -- Maze Runner series, The Eye of Minds
Dickenson, Peter – Eva
Farmer – The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm L660, House of the Scorpion
Haddix, Margaret Peterson -- Turnabout L690
Lewis, C.S. – Out of the Silent Planet and others (scifi/fantasy)
Lowry, Lois – The Giver (some years this is a class book) L760, Gathering Blue L680, The Messenger, Son (just out fall 2012)
Lubar, David --Hidden Talents L630, True Talents L590

Philbrick – The Last Book in the Universe L740
Shusterman, Neil -- The Everlost Series, Unwind, Downsiders, The Eyes of Kid Midas
Sleator, William – Singularity L740
Verne, Jules – Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea L1040,1080
Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man L1070,1170,980
Westerfeld, Scott -- The Uglies Series, Leviathan Series
Youd, Samuel (written under the pseudonym Christopher, John) -- The Tripods series: When the Tripods Came 760L, The White Mountains 920L, etc.

Distopian:  Some may already be on the above lists.
Examples of books you could read include 

Hunger Games or other books in the series

Uglies or other books in the series

Matched or other books in the series (Crossed, the second book, just came out.)

Gathering Blue or The Messenger by Lois Lowry (Some years we read The Giver as a class.)  

Ender's Game or other books in the series

Hidden Talents or True Talents by Lubar 

Truesight  and others in the series

The Last Book in the Universe by Philbrick 

Tunnels or other books in the series

City of Ember or other books in the series

Leviathan  or other books in the series

Incarceron or other books in the series

Maze Runner or other books in the series

Maximum Ride or other books in the series

Among the Hidden or other books in the series

Unwind by Neal Shusterman 

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Eva by Peter Dickinson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox 

House of the Scorpion

The Ear, The Eye, and The Arm

The Tripods Trilogy

Bar Code Tattoo  or other books in the series  (Warning: Some "mature" content.)

A Wrinkle in Time  

The Roar 

The Looking Glass Wars -- (a very different version of Alice in Wonderland -- very violent) 

Birthmarked recommended by Mrs. Jones in the media center

Blood Red Road  (I haven't read this one.)  (It has been recommended for those who loved Hunger Games.)

The House of Power (Atherton Series)  ? (I haven't read this one.)

The Sky Inside   ? (I haven't read this one.)

House of Stairs  ? (I haven't read this one.) 

Pendragon: The Reality Bug 

Truesight by David Stahler, Jr.

 Recommended and Ridiculous:  The Phantom Tollbooth 

Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In the year 2000 Melly and Anny Beth had reached the peak of old age and were ready to die. But when offered the chance to be young again by participating in a top-secret experiment called Project Turnabout, they agreed. Miraculously, the experiment worked -- Melly and Anny Beth were actually growing younger every year. But when they learned that the final treatment would be deadly, they ran for their lives.
Now it is 2085. Melly and Anny Beth are teenagers. They have no idea what will happen when they hit age zero, but they do know they will soon be too young to take care of themselves. They need to find someone to help them before time runs out, once and for all....