Masterminds by Gordon Korman
A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment
Project Alpha by D.J. MacHale
Eight boys and girls compete for a spot on the space voyage that will search for a source to solve Earth’s energy crisis
Fuzzy by Tom Angelberger
When Max (Maxine Zealster) befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Robot Integration Program
The Prince Who Fell From the Sky by John Claude Bemis
When an orbital spacecraft crashes on a post-apocalyptic Earth where animals have regained control, a cubless mother bear adopts the lone survivor, a young boy, and leads him on a journey toward safety from the ruling wolf clans.
Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos
On a routine voyage aboard an Academy spaceship, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and his fellow cadets are attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years
The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
A group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean must embark on a dangerous underwater journey to find refuge–and maybe even a way to save the world.
The Arctic Code by Matthew Kirby
The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age, and when twelve-year-old Eleanor’s scientist mother disappears in the Arctic, Eleanor sets off on a dangerous journey to find her–and uncovers a mystery, a crime, and evidence that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials.
Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry
A family of space privateers becomes embroiled in a solar system-wide conspiracy, all while the three sibling compete to determine who will become the next captain of the ship when their mother steps down.
Boy X by Dan Smith
When twelve-year-old Ash McCarthy wakes up after his father’s funeral, he finds that he has been kidnapped to an island off the coast of Costa Rica, caught in the middle of a secret and deadly project named Kronos in which his mother is somehow involved, and he must find a way to save them both–and the only person he is sure he can trust is a Spanish girl his own age named Isabel.
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world.