Top 15 Science Fiction Books for Kids for Age 2 to 14 Years

Children are often found to develop interest in space, aliens and robots with growing age. Imagine a world where they all come alive. In the world of books, all these creatures that swirl in the minds of young children can take a shape. Reading Sci-Fi books not only entertain the children but also help in developing their thinking power.This article presents a list of top 15 Science Fiction book for kids which the parents will also find equally interesting.Whether, it’s their birthday or Christmas, these books are definitely the best gifts for your little Science Fiction fans.

List of best Sci-Fi books for children

A list of some of the best Sci-Fi stories to read the children before their bed time is given below.Based on the right age-group, these stories are meant to entertain children from age group 2 to 14 years.

  1. Aliens for Breakfast

Author- Stephanie Spinner and Jonathan Etra Age group: 6 – 9 years

Description-Stephanie Spinner and Jonathan Etra brings one good Science Fiction books for children who have a handful of imagination when it comes of aliens. This is the story of Richard Bickerstaff, a boy who once sat down for breakfast only to discover an alien inside his bowl. Now they both work together to save the world from evil aliens.There are two other books from this series- Aliens for Lunch &Aliens for Dinner which are as good as the first one.

  1. Aliens on Vacation (The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast)

Author-Clete Barrett Smith        Age group: 8 – 12 years

Description-Anotheralien based Sci-Fi book that your child is going to love is Aliens on Vacation (The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast). Story of the book revolve around a boy named Scrub who unwillingly has to visit his grandmother at the boring ‘The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast’ inn. However, he finds out that aliens from various planets come to this inn for vacation. Things take a twist when Scrub has to give it all to protect the inn from the suspicious town sheriff. This is a 272-pages fun-packed novel for children who have a knack for Science Fiction.

  1. Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack)

Author-Ray O’Ryan   Age group: 5 – 7 years

Description-Hello, Nebulon has an interesting story and so many illustrations that bind your kid from starting to the end. The book tells the story of a boy, Galaxy Zack, who moves to another planet Nebulon and how he has to manage there when he is still missing his home, on Earth. With its simple and easy-to-understand language, this book can be read to even small kids with age of 5 years.

  1. Cosmic

Author- Frank Cottrell Boyce    Age group: 8 – 12 years

Description-Frank Cottrell Boyce brings an interesting story about Liam, an 11-year old, who face many difficulties in day-to-day life because of his big sized-body. However, this has its advantage and now Liam is able to compete a group of adults & win a chance to go to space. Your kid is going to find this book way too much interesting and it will definitely make the best birthday gift.

  1. A Wrinkle in Time

Author- Madeleine L’Engle Age group: 10 – 14 years

Description-A Wrinkle in Time is an award-winning novel for children who have a keen interest in time and space. In this book, the author talks about stranger beings who visit the Murry house and introduce the siblings, Meg & Charles, to phenomenon known as Tesseract. What is tesseract? How is it related to space and time? All of the answers can be found in this book that is sure to bind your kid from beginning to the ending.

  1. Eager

Author- Helen Fox   Age group: 8 – 12 years

Description-This is a story about a robot named Eager, developed by LifeCorp and is capable of feeling emotions such as happiness, excitement and loss. Eager comes in contact with Bell children, Gavin and Fleur, and they together have great adventures. Two sequels to this book have also been launched- Eager’s Nephew (2005) and Eager and the Mermaid (2007). If your kids find the first book interesting, gift them with more surprises with these sequels.

  1. The Little Prince

Author- Antoine de Saint Exupery   Age group: 9 – 11 years

Description-Totally different and entertaining story has been presented by Antoine de Saint Exupery. In the story, the narrator is a pilot who meets a man in the deserts and names him Little Prince. The prince has been to various planets and tells the narrator stories about love, friendship, loss and life. Originally in French, the Little Prince makes its names in the best-selling and most-translated books of all time.

  1. Ender’s Game

Author- Orson Scott Card   Age group: 12- 14 years

Description-Another interesting Science Fiction book for the kids is brought by Orson Scott Card. The award-winning novel Ender’s Game is sure to entertain your kids and take them to adventurous inter-galactic world. The book is more appropriate and understandable for children with age group from 12 to 14 years.Author takes a great spin in the story which is sure to bind the children and will definitely make a pretty good birthday present.

  1. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author-Roald Dahl              Age group: 7 – 12 years

Description- Adventurous life of Charlie has been presented by the famous children-book writer Roald Dahl in his book Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. This book is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which by the way is also a great read for children). If you find that your kid is a great fan of Science Fiction, gift this book to him/ her on the next birthday.

  1. If You Decide to Go to the Moon

Author- Faith McNulty        Age group: 4 – 8 years

Description-With its super easy language and entertaining content, this book is the perfect read for the children as young as four years. Story is about a boy who travels to the moon and shares the whole journey, from the beginning where he packs and leaves for moon to the end where he gets back from the moon, with the reader.This book has many illustrations as well which makes it even more entertaining.

  1. Boy and Bot

Author- AmeDyckman  Age group: 2 – 5years

Description- Boy and Bot is a sweet story of a young boy and a robot who meet in the woods and friendship that strikes between them in spite of all their differences.AmeDyckman succeeds in writing a Science Fiction of children who are as small as two years and without any double your little one will enjoy this book when read to. Pictures and illustrations have been included in this book that makes it even more interesting.

  1. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Author- Eleanor Cameron               Age group: 8 – 12 years

Description-Story of the book The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planetrevolves around two boys, Chuck and David, who travel to the mushroom planet of Basidium, discover different things while being there and return back to the planet earth. First published in the year 1954, the book is still one of the classic Science Fiction novels. Read this book to your children and give them short trip to the lands of wonderment.

  1. Zita the Spacegirl

Author- Ben Hatke            Age group: 8 – 12 years

Description-Zita the Spacegirl is an action-packed Science Fiction story written by Ben Hatke which tells the story about a girl who goes to another planet with the mission to rescue her abducted friend. Other books in the series consists of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl and Legends of Zita the Spacegirl that allow the fun to go on for a long bit. Gift this first book to your kids and if they find it interesting you have two more books to surprise them.

  1. Science Hero

Author- John Himmelman     Age group: 6 – 8 years

Description-John Himmelman brings the story of a frog, Albert Hopper, who is a science hero on the mission to go to the center of the earth. How he achieves this with the help of his niece and nephew in a wormlike ship Wiggles has been spun in a manner that spell-binds the children from the beginning to the end.

  1. Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Voodoo Vultures from Venus

Author-DavPilkey     Age group: 4 – 8 years

Description-Once again robots and aliens are back in the list with the book Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Voodoo Vultures from Venus. The story is about Ricky and his Mighty Robot who fight against Victor Von Vulture and his army of Voodoo Vultures from Venus who are planning about taking over the planet Earth. Some other books from this series are Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-monkeys from Mars, etc.

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