#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Sci-fi Books

20 Middle Grade Sci-Fi Books: Middle Grade books featuring futuristic tech, alien encounters, and intergalactic adventures!
20 Middle Grade Sci-Fi Books: Middle Grade books featuring futuristic tech, alien encounters, and intergalactic adventures!

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about SCIENCE FICTION. If you’re ready to explore, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature space travel, mechanical minds, futuristic settings, alien encounters, ingenious inventors, and plenty of scientific discoveries!

Weird Kid by Greg Van Eekhout

Weird Kid

Greg Van Eekhout

Stowaway by John David Anderson


John David Anderson

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Zita the Spacegirl

Ben Hatke

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot

Peter Brown

Molly and the Machine by Erik Jon Slangerup

Molly and the Machine

Erik Jon Slangerup

Young Captain Nemo by Jason Henderson

Young Captain Nemo

Jason Henderson

The Maloneys' Magical Weatherbox by Nigel Quinlan

The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox

Nigel Quinlan

5Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel; Alexis Siegel; Xanthe Bouma; Matt Rockefeller; and Boya Sun

5Worlds: The Sand Warrior

Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun

The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage

The Truth About Martians

Melissa Savage

Frances and the Monster by Refe Tuma

Frances and the Monster

Refe Tuma

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Amari and the Night Brothers

B. B. Alston

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine

Dan Gutman

Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

Lost and Found

Orson Scott Card

Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall

Mars Evacuees

Sophia McDougall

The Mutant Mushroom Takeover by Summer Rachel Short

The Mutant Mushroom Takeover

Summer Rachel Short

A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity by Nicole Valentine

A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity

Nicole Valentine

Tin by Pádraig Kenny


Pádraig Kenny

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy


Vashti Hardy

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Space Case

Stuart Gibbs

Add to the List!

Recommend your favorite Middle Grade sci-fi titles in the comments, or add them to our list on Goodreads!

Check out our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Author: Middle Grade Carousel

A mother-daughter duo dedicated to all things Middle Grade, CJ & Elza run a series of monthly reading challenges. You can also find them on Twitter: @kindeladies, or Instagram: @mgcarousel.

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