Shanghaied to the Moon
Desperate to become a space pilot like his mother, despite his father's opposition, thirteen-year-old Stewart meets an old spacer who offers him the chance to learn AstroNav during a flight to the moon in the year 2065--and reveals some family secrets along the way.
The Trouble with Dragons
When dragons cut down too many trees, blow out too much hot air, and do other environmental damage, the future looks grim, but other animals advise them on how to mend their ways and save the planet.
Sardine in Outer Space
Illustrated by Joann Sfar and Walter Pezzali
The adventures of the intrepid Sardine, who travels across the universe meeting cosmic squids, space leeches, talking clouds, and other strange beings.
When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.
City of Ember
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
Mighty Robots: Mechanical Marvels that Fascinate and Frighten
Robots for work, for exploring and for play. Sound like something from the future? Think again. Robots are being used in ever multiplying ways today.
The OK Book
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
A clever examination of all the ways one can enjoy doing something without worrying too much about one's performance and expertise, secure in the knowledge that someday practice will make perfect.
Illustrated by Lane Smith
A little boy sits in the corner of his classroom dreaming about his big plans for his future.
Illustrated by Rosie Winstead
A young girl contrasts the exciting things she might someday do, like digging for dinosaur bones and swimming with dolphins, with her present-day activities of finding loose change in the sofa cushions and feeding her goldfish.