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15 Science Fiction Books to Read to Your Children

On January 2nd, readers young and old across the United States join together to celebrate National Science Fiction Day. To help you and your children celebrate, we have compiled fifteen books featuring aliens, robots, time travel and more!

Which one of these books will you be reading to your children?

1. Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathan Etra and Stephanie Spinner

Your children will be sure to enjoy this adventurous story of what happens when an alien climbs out of a cereal bowl as Richard Bickerstaff sits down for breakfast.

Recommended for children ages 6 and older and Kumon Reading Level BII

2. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

This classic collection of short stories will be sure to awaken your children’s imagination as they explore the world of intelligent robots.

Recommended for Kumon Reading Level G

3. Monster High by Lisi Harrison

This modern-day tale of monsters and high school is a great read that your tweens will enjoy again and again.

Recommended for children ages 12 and older

4. Mega Mash-up: Aliens V Mad Scientists Under the Ocean by Nikalas Catlow

In this wacky and hilarious story, Earth is in peril but a group of mad scientists are working to save the day, if only the aliens would stop zapping them. Not only will your children enjoy reading these stories, but will have the opportunity to add their own drawing to the book!

Recommended for children ages 7 and older

5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Your children will love reading about the little town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice and snows mashed potatoes. As an extra activity, be sure to invite your children to discuss the differences between this book and the animated movie.

Recommended for children ages 4 and older and Kumon Reading Level AII

6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

If your children enjoyed The Phantom Tollbooth, invite them to explore the world of Camazotz with Meg, C.W. Murry and their friend Calvin to save Mr. Murry from the Dark Thing.

Recommended for children ages 10 and older and Kumon Reading Level G

7. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

This unforgettable and hilarious story of dragons, tacos and the dangers of mixing salsa between the two will be a literary hit with children.

Recommended for children ages 3 and older

8. A Gold Star for Zog by Julia Donaldson

This heart-warming and rhyming story of dragons and princess will be a perfect bedtime story that your children will love for ages.

Recommended for children ages 4 and older

9. The Giver by Lois Lowry

This thought-provoking 1994 Newbery Medal winner about a young boy chosen to be the “Receiver of Memories” for an utopian society is a great read for your older children.  Recommended for children ages 12 and older

10. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

This fast-paced and funny story will be sure to keep your children entertained and interested in reading.

Recommended for children ages 10 and older

11. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This beloved classic tale of a young boy traveling from planet to planet will capture the hearts of readers young and old.

Recommended for children age 12 and older and Kumon Reading Level D

12. The Rudest Alien on Earth by Jane Leslie Conly

Your children will enjoy reading about all the trouble an independent-minded and impulsive young alien named Oluu gets into.

Recommended for children 10 and older

13. If You Decide to Visit the Moon by Faith Mcnulty

This lavish picture book will be sure to delight young readers as this story details what would happen if they traveled to the moon.

Recommended for children ages 4 and older

14. The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

This clever and inventive story of an iron giant and a young boy named Hogarth will mesmerize your children.

Recommended for children ages 6 and older

15. Hello, Robots by Bob Staake

This high-energy picture book of four busy robots who get their circuits mixed up will fascinate your children.

Recommended for children ages 3 and older