I have made it my goal this year to read aloud a different book from each genre category. We read James and the Giant Peach for fantasy-my favorite book for fourth graders, by far. We just finished reading Shiloh for realistic fiction, and now I would like to read a science fiction book. Let me preface this by saying I am NOT a science fiction fan. I recently learned to enjoy Sci-Fi after reading The Hunger Games trilogy and the book Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you haven't read the latter, it is a must read! It is the first book in a trilogy, but the other two books have not been released yet. It is very much along the lines of The Hunger Games-set in future Chicago, where the city is divided into factions based upon their virtues-the honest, the selfless, the brave, the peaceful, and the intelligent. Of course, there is an unexpected love story involved, which is probably why it drew me in! Obviously, neither of these books are appropriate for my fourth graders as a read aloud. This is where I need your help! I need a good science fiction read aloud. Preferably, something both genders will enjoy. A Wrinkle in Time is out because I think it is above my students' heads, and I honestly do not enjoy the book.
So...what good science fiction books do y'all got for me?