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Water, Water

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Jon McNaught
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: survival stories, dystopian, homelessness & poverty

One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea of water. An unforgettable middle-grade novel with elements of James and the Giant Peach meets Waterworld and The Road.

One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea of water. Alone with only his dog for company, Rafe adapts to this strange new …

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Metatron's Children

by Chy Ryan Spain, illustrated by Sydney Kuhne
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: dystopian, lgbt, african american, survival stories

Meet Yren: a 12 year-old Black, non-binary kid growing up in the safety of The Village during the time After the Fall. Yren never wanted to be special, but the Universe had other plans. Together with their sibling Augi, Yren navigates the development of their unusual extra-sensory abilities and their feelings of grief and guilt following a tragic a …

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Skyward

by Susan White
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: dystopian

Emery is a Less Than, raised behind a wall and under a roof that rarely opens, in a system that grooms some to be lowly and some to be Elite. When she is offered an assignment to take care of the Old Ones, she glimpses a world beyond the restricted one she has known.

She plans to escape with Augustus, who longs to see the farm he used to live on, a …

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Pickles vs. the Zombies

by Angela Misri
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dystopian, pets, cats, non-classifiable

Winner of the 22nd Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award - English Fiction

 

The comfortable life of Pickles, the calico housecat, is turned upside down when humans succumb to a zombie apocalypse. She doesn’t know where her “pet” – human child Connor – has gone, only that there are zombies everywhere.

 

 

Determined to find Connor, Pick …

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The Mystery of Croaker's Island

by Linda DeMeulemeester
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, dystopian

A group of friends risks their lives to solve a sinister, supernatural mystery that is plaguing their otherwise-sleepy town.

Blending adventure and realism with a speculative twist, The Mystery of Croaker’s Island introduces a group of unlikely friends who discover connections between a haunted island, monstrous sounds in the briny deep, vanishing …

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Oculum

by Philippa Dowding
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: science fiction, dystopian

"I'm Mann, just Mann."

The world is slowly recovering after environmental collapse, and the children of the automated, domed city of Oculum have begun to awaken. Miranda, William and the 998 other children wake to tend the fruit trees and gardens behind the thick, opaque walls of their world. Some speak quietly of Outside, which is forbidden. Until …

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Stricken

by C.K. Kelly Martin
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: science fiction, dystopian, death & dying

Naomi doesn't expect anything unusual from her annual family trip to visit her grandparents in Ireland. What she expects is to celebrate her thirteenth birthday, hang out with her friends Ciara and Shehan, and deal with her gran's Alzheimer's. What she finds is a country hit by an unexpected virus that rapidly infects the majority of the Irish popu …

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