While the days of taking your child to the library and picking out a tote bag of picture books for him are long gone, you can still point your teen in the right direction when it comes to choosing appropriate types of literature. Whether your teen can't stop talking about his infatuation with learning about outer space, he likes to read about alien adventures or he has an interest in futuristic classics, good science-fiction books can quench his literary appetite. Although some science-fiction books may seem outdated -- after all, some of them include futuristic stories that are now in the past -- classics are typically well-written, time-tested reads that generations of kids have come to love.
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It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
June 5, Every summer when school gets out, I get a lot of people asking for good books that their teens will want to read, especially their teen boys. What I have here is a list of books for your teen boys, approximately ages
Where's the best place to start your kids with reading Science Fiction? Here's a booklist of some of the best Sci-Fi for the discerning young adult, because it's never too early to teach them about the dangers of dystopian societies. Perhaps you've found a dog-eared copy of Ender's Game under your thirteen-year-old's mattress.
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Catch up on stories from the past week and beyond at the Slashdot story archive. Both are great SF, both are aimed at younger readers, both are upbeat and greatly enjoyable to read. It's about a space "secret agent" who is sent to a world where magic appears to be a real phenomenon.