Aliens on Vacation

Readers Advisory

Scieszka, Jon.  Spaceheadz.  Michael moves to a new school and learns that some of his friends are really aliens who have come to Earth in order to convince millions of kids to be Space Heads.

Spires, Ashley.  Binky to the rescue.  Binky the Space Cat falls out of the bathroom window and is attacked by aliens until he is rescued by his human. Once safe inside, however, Binky realizes that his co-pilot, Ted, is still outside and he is determined to rescue him.

McGuniess, Dan.  Pilot & Huxley : the first adventure.  Best friends Pilot and Huxley are transported to another dimension by aliens planning to destroy Earth, and together they must find a way to escape and save the planet.

Nelson, Peter and Rohitash Roa.  Herbert’s wormhole.  While Alex is getting to know his inventive neighbor Herbert they unexpectedly travel to the twenty-second century through a space-time wormhole where they encounter aliens, jet packs, and their future selves.

White, Ruth.  You’ll like it here (everybody does).  Although Meggie Blue seems to be an average sixth-grader she is abnormally frightened when residents of her small, North Carolina town become fixated on aliens, and soon she and her family are forced to flee, making it clear that all is not as it seems.

Service, Pamela F.  My cousin, the alien.  While at a resort on a vacation trip his uncle won, Zack begins wondering if his cousin has been telling the truth for years–that he really is an alien prince sent to Earth for protection, and who is now being chased by enemy aliens disguised as bald, fat men.

Olander, Johan.  A field guide to aliens : intergalactic worrywarts, bubblonauts, silver-slurpers, and other extraterrestrials with observations and illustrations by world-famous monstrologist Johan Olander.  Reports the habitat, diet, lifecycle, and other characteristics of a variety of unusual creatures from other planets, as observed and recorded by a monstrologist.

Fields, Bryan W. Lunchbox and the aliens.  Lunchbox is an ordinary basset hound until he is abducted by aliens, zapped by a mental enhancer, and sent back to convert Earth’s garbage into food–a task that would be easier if he had opposable thumbs, or at least tentacles.

Creech, Sharon.  Granny Torrelli makes soup.  With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.

Fenner, Carol.  Snowed in with Grandmother Silk.  Ruddy is disappointed when his parents go on a cruise and he must stay with his fussy grandmother for a whole week, but an unexpected snowstorm reveals a surprising side of Grandmother Silk.

Cameron, Ann.  The most beautiful place in the world.  Growing up with his grandmother in a small Central American town, seven year-old Juan discovers the value of hard work, the joy of learning, and the location of the most beautiful place in the world.

Flood, Pansie Hart.  Sometimey friend.  When her mother goes to Florida in 1978, ten-year-old Sylvia stays behind in South Carolina, but when she fails to make new friends at school, she realizes that her newly-discovered great-grandmother and best friend, Miz Lula Maye, might be the problem.

Berkowitz, Jacob.  Out of this world : the amazing search for an alien Earth.  Photographs, drawings, and illustrations provide facts, stories, and activities about the solar systems and possible life on planets beyond the earth’s solar system.

Trammel, Howard K.  The solar system.  An introduction to the solar system, discussing the sun and planets, the origins of the solar system, and shooting stars, and looking at how scientists are exploring outer space.

Hawking, Lucy and Stephen and Christophe Galfard.  George’s secret key to the universe.  George and his neighbor friend Eric travel through a computer portal into outer space encountering black holes while trying to escape an evil scientist.

Wyckoff, Edwin Brit.  The man who invented basketball : James Naismith and his amazing game.  Profiles the life of James Naismith, credited with having invented the game of basketball in 1891.

Slade, Suzanne.  Basketball : how it works.  Describes the science behind the sport of basketball, discussing offense, defense, what it takes for a player to get into the game, arenas, and trick plays.

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