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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

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, Pickles sets off with her cat friends and a streetwise raccoon, exploring a world she ha …

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Caster

by Elsie Chapman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: fantasy & magic, dystopian

 

An action-packed YA fantasy about a secret, underground magic fighting tournament.

If the magic doesn't kill her, the truth just might.

Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. After all, casting killed her sister, Shire. As with all magic, everything comes at a price. Her sister had been casting for money to pay off Saint Wil …

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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: eBook
  • 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: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: death & dying, dystopian, science fiction

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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Icarus Down

by James Bow
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: science fiction, dystopian

 

Earth’s survivors cling to life on an unforgiving, distant planet, next to the sun!

Three generations after the crash of the colony ship Icarus, Iapyx is barely hanging on: one of thirteen cities suspended halfway down deep chasms. The sun on the diamond lands above will kill a man in less than five minutes. The ticktock monsters in the fog fores …

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