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A story targeted at children or youth. Written for those with basic levels of reading comprehension & vocabulary.

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Looking for children's story c. 1990-95 about a family of sugar people

It was in my language arts textbook. As far as I can recall, it was about a family that was new to town. The protagonist befriends a little boy in the family but the boy can never come out when it ...
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And now, for something completely different: The mushrooms are among us

I'm talking about at least two juvenile sci-fi novels, read between second and fourth public grades (U.S.A.) which for me places them around 1956-9. The protagonists are a brother and sister, ...
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Book where shuffling through a Möbius strip enables travel to an alternate fantasy dimension

Looking for the title of a children's book possibly read in the 90s or earlier. There is a boy who creates a Möbius strip out of paper that he keeps in his wardrobe. He discovers that if he walks ...
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Can any one identify what novel this plot line is from

Long ago (15 years ?) I have partially read a novel which I really liked. How ever I don't remember the title or full plot of it. I would be grateful if some one can identify it from the limited plot ...
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Children's Ghost/Horror short story collection from 1970s

I am looking for the name of a book I had as a child, it was a book of short stories, with ghost themes, nothing super scary, as I was younger than 9 or 10 when I read it. It would've been purchased ...
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Need help identifying a book - boy finds cave with ruins of a tiny civilization

About 25 years ago I read a book that for years I've tried to find. I remember nothing of the title or author, but I do remember the plot. My last question about a novel worked out so well I thought ...
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Need help with a book title - something like “Sting”

My son was telling me about a book that he read last year in class that had a picture of a bee on the cover, but where it's abdomen is a syringe (with the needle in place of a stinger). It was kind of ...
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Sci-Fi Book about people living underground after World War 3

I read a short excerpt from this book on a state exam (MCAS) maybe 10 or so years ago. The premise is that people live in underground tunnels after World War 3, tunnels that had previously been used ...
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What relationship is there between tesseracts in A Wrinkle in Time and the mathematical object?

It's been a long time since I read A Wrinkle in Time, but I remember the heroes using a phenomenon or device called a tessaract to travel across space, kind of like a stargate. I later learned that ...
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Looking for a fantasy, ocean themed book i read as a child?

The only things i remember about this book was it was about a brother and a sister (although i want to say more about the sister) and they were at a fair or carnival with their dad who raised them ...
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Children who make a hideout out of an abandoned house and an evil teacher/being breaks in

I heard this on tape as an audiobook when I was much younger. I have a feeling it had some fantasy elements, it was definitely a horror-ish story at the end, and not a short story either. A small ...
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Children's novel: three children (plus dog?) travel to the Moon in pretend spaceship turned real

I remember a children's novel that I read in the late 1970s / early 1980s about three children travelling to the Moon. There were some illustrations; I think the colour scheme of those was black, ...
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Looking for two 1980s sci-fi children's books [closed]

This will be vague, but I'm hoping somebody out there will know of these two 1970s-1980s sci-fi children's books. Sadly, all I can recall of the first is that it starred two space heroes who patrolled ...
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What was the original ending of “Rinkitink in Oz”?

L. Frank Baum wrote Rinkitink in Oz around 1905, sometime between The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, but we know that as originally written it had nothing to do with Oz. But Baum couldn't get ...
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Story about giant ants keeping humans in a zoo

This is one of two Science Fictions stories that had excerpts in our readers for school that I still remember. In this one, a kid wakes up and everything is slightly different. By the end of the ...
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Trying to remember the name of a grade-school book about an alien in a cereal box

When I was a kid (Grade school, Elementary, can't remember the exact grade, but it was between 1992 and 1999) I read a book about a kid who found an alien in his cereal. This alien informed him that ...
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Story ID: Book with a boy and a girl and a magical world hidden in a wind up music box

I'm looking for the title of a fairly recent book, probably written after 2000. In it, there is a boy who inherits an intricately painted music box with explicit instructions on how to safely use it, ...
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Children's book about a flying, air-breathing pet shark

This was a children's book that would have come out in the early to mid 80's in America. The edition I remember was a slim, paperback chapter book with no interior illustrations. The plot involved a ...
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Illustrated children's book about trip to Moon

I remember reading a book about a trip to the Moon in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was an illustrated hardback with a large page size, but not very thick - I'd guess fewer than 100 pages. The ...
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YA: girl wakes up on spaceship/station where everything is sterile and automatic

I read a book when I was in I think 4th or 5th grade and I am 30 now. I do not know when it was written, but I read it around the same time that "The Giver" came out which was 1993. A girl woke up ...
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Children's fantasy book- can't locate

My grandma used to read me a picture book. It was about ten years ago. I believe it was a rather new book at that time. Kind of the same story line as Alice in wonderland, but less fantasy than that ...
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Book where alien boy crashes on Earth and communicates with deer

I am looking for a book I read in the 1960s about an alien boy who crashes on Earth and is taken in by a human family. He also communicates telepathically with deer.
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Fantasy Children's Book; Characters Must Race Into Place to Play Roles on Each Page

Characters are physically trapped inside of the book you are reading, they have to run around inside of the book to make sure that the story moves forward. They are their roles, but also self-aware ...
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Short Story collection about monsters

I've been searching for a collection of short stories I read as a kid. I can't say how old I was, but old enough to read because I read them myself, and certainly I read them over seven years ago (I ...
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Children's book series, schoolboy twin protagonists retrieve formula that lets them transform to insects

I'm searching for the title of a series of juvenile science fiction books. The books are specifically written for young readers. They are really small and thin, have illustrations, and I believe ...
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Story about a young man with photographic memory who becomes a space doctor

I probably read this book in the late 1960s in an elementary school library. I believe the story began with the young man on Earth and progressed to him having an adventure in space. His photographic ...
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Carabao and telescope story

I am searching for a literature piece (I can not recall if it is a short story or poem) I have read in my fourth grade English book (around ten years ago) about a carabao and their telescope. I can ...
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Series of Sci fi books for kids in the 1980's

This series of books set in the nearish future focused of a star of an American football type of game, where the players were superhuman, and I think the ball itself may have been spiked? I think it ...
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Late 70s/early 80s kids sci-fi novel with dying spacecraft captain

A strange spacecraft lands in a town, the (human) captain is dying and children take over the operation of the spaceship. That's all I remember, it bugs me not to know. I'm trying to find it for my ...
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Children's novel about a boy who buys a device from an old man and travels to a parallel universe

I'm trying to remember a book I read in the late 1970s. It was about a boy who goes to this wild old man's shop and buys a device (I remember it being kind of like a transistor radio). When he uses ...
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70's children's book about a girl and seven ravens

I remember reading a children's chapter book back in the early 70's about a girl visiting the ruins of an old house (can't remember if it was still standing or not) and being watched by seven ravens ...
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Title of old novel about a boy educated via an electronic helmet connected to a mainframe

I'm desperate to find out the title of this novel because it was the first time I experienced images in my mind inspired by the written word. It sparked a life long love of Sci Fi. I think it's a ...
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Title of story about human astronauts who crash on an alien planet with lizard-like humanoids

Some 25ish years ago I read one of my fathers sci-fi books. On the cover was some sort of 6 legged work animal pulling a big wagon. the animal was sort of dinosaur/elephant/bull like if I recall ...
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Help I an trying to find a series of books i read as a kid from the 60's/70's or even 80's

I am looking for a science fiction series I read as a kid. It was about a boy who built his own robot and several other adventures. I really can't remember the name or anything and I tried asking my ...
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Story/Book Identification - Childrens books, one in Space setting, the other in a Jungle

When I was little I remember getting these two books from the library. Both books were paperback and flimsy. The pages were wide. Each book had full page illustrations with puzzles and mazes in ...
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Quartet of books about a boy discovering a secret passage in a stone circle

I read this book at school in the early 1990's. I seem to remember the title being "Summer of [blank]" "Spring of [blank]" etc. It's centred on a village that has a stone circle. I vaguely remember ...
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Name of a children's(?) novel involving a battle in space being affected by the writing of an author on Earth?

There's two factions battling it out in space, and the "good guys" rock up on Earth to seek the author who is changing their fate with his writing. If I recall correctly, the original author might ...
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Searching for title of fantasy novel including harpies

I read a children's fantasy book in the 80's that had illustrations. It was about a boy and possibly a girl in a magical forest. There were harpies that menaced them. Does anyone know what book that ...
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Looking for a TV show about young people at a boarding school?

My sister and I both remember a live-action television show that aired in the US sometime around 2003. It consisted of 3-5 preteens or teenagers at a boarding school. My sister thinks they were in ...
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Disappearing socks in “Goodnight Moon” [closed]

What is the significance to the disappearing socks in the "And goodnight mittens" page of "Goodnight Moon"?
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Children's or young adult novel about three kids who travel to a fantasy land, maybe from 70's or 80's

I've been trying to remember the title of a children's or young adult book I read as a child about thirty years ago. I don't remember many of the details. There were three main protagonists; I want ...
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What are the SciFi children's books from the 80s about a professor who used his smoking pipe to teleport himself, a girl and a boy to other worlds?

I cant remember the name of these books but they are old SciFi children's books from the 80s about a professor who used his smoking pipe to teleport himself, a girl (I think his niece or grand ...
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book about 2 children who traveled through time using a circle of stones

This book is about 2 children who traveled trough time using a circle of stones similar to Stonehenge. It was read to me in 5th grade... Around 1985... I am having trouble remembering more details. ...
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What is the name of…sci/fi trilogy…aliens invade earth and kids destroy their domes

I hope someone can help; I read this trilogy in 1970(!) about aliens that invaded earth. Because they couldn't breathe our air, they contained their cities under large domes. In the end, the main ...
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1980's children's novel about present-day post-nuclear USA?

I'm looking for the title to a book I read in the 80's about a family set in the present day surviving after a nuclear holocaust. The whole family survives for a time. The little girl hides under a ...
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Old kids book about boy who builds a spaceship to travel to mars

I can't remember when I read it - but likely the 70s. The young boy was so enamoured with travelling to the Mars that he built his own ship (which I think was box shaped) and flew there and came back. ...
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Early 90's children's book about a girl who travelled back in time

I remember this book I loved in the early-mid 90's about a girl who was able to travel back in time to the 70's and meet her mum (I think). I can't remember the whole story, but I feel like maybe her ...
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Identify Story: Dystopian Children's Novel About Subterranean Class System

This is a book that haunted me for years. A girl lives on a very low level of an ant-hill-like society where most people live underground (supposedly due to a polluted surface). Most of the people ...
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1980's or early 90's children's book about a girl who was a clone of a scientist

I'm looking for the title of a book I read in the mid 90's, but it may have been older. It was about a girl who was a clone of a female scientist who had died before her research was completed. She ...
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Are there any awards for children's science fiction literature?

I know there are many awards for science fiction works in general, such as the Hugo and Nebula. Are there any awards specifically for children's science fiction literature?