2019 LITA Excellence in Children’s & YA Science Fiction

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The 2019 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists have been announced by LITA. The list includes three age categories with books in each. Here are the books:


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Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway by Tim McCanna. Illustrated by Tad Carpenter.

Breaking News: Alien Alert by David Biedrzycki.

Doll-E 1.0 If You Had a Jetpack

Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey.

If You Had a Jetpack by Lisl H. Detlefsen. Illustrated by Linzie Hunter.

Little Robot Alone A Place for Pluto

Little Robot Alone by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest. Illustrated by Matt Phelan.

A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade. Illustrated by Melanie Demmer.



CatStronauts: Robot Rescue The Jamie Drake Equation

CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington.

Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge.

Margot and Mateo Save the World Mega Robo Bros (The Phoenix Presents)

Margot and Mateo Save the World by Darcy Miller.

Mega Robo Bros by Neill Cameron.

A Problematic Paradox Quantum Mechanics

A Problematic Paradox by Eliot Sappingfield.

Quantum Mechanics by Jeff Weigel.

Sanity & Tallulah The League of Lasers (Star Scouts, #2)

Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks.

Star Scouts: The League of Lasers by Mike Lawrence.

Stuck in the Stone Age (The Story Pirates Present) Too Much Space!

The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age by Geoff Rodkey.

Too Much Space! (Beep and Bob) by Jonathan Roth.

Voyage of the Dogs Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha, #3)

Voyage of the Dogs by Greg Van Eekhout.

Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs.

The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, #2)

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown.



A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv, #1) Cross Fire (Exo #2)

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole.

Cross Fire by Fonda Lee.

The Future Will Be BS-Free Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

The Future Will Be BS-Free by Will Mcintosh.

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.

Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1) Impostors (Impostors, #1)

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan.

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld.

Pitch Dark Skyward (Skyward, #1)

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.

The Spaceship Next Door A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy, #1)

The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette.

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna.

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful This Splintered Silence

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson.

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1) Your One & Only

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay.

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the tweets I shared this week:

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