May the “Fourth” be with you! Explore in a galaxy far, far away with these science fiction reads available at the Abington Community Library.
If you love Star Wars you will find no shortage of reading material at the library. Check out “Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories,” the Jedi Academy books and graphic novels like “Goodnight Darth Vader” by Jeffrey Brown, and series like “Star Wars Rebels.” Experience a retelling of the original trilogy through Alexandra Bracken’s novels beginning with “The Princess,” the “Scoundrel,” and the “Farm Boy.”
Travel the universe with graphic novels featuring gutsy female heroines. Try “Cleopatra in Space” by Mike Maihack and enjoy this rewrite of history as Cleopatra finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the future. In “Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke, an Earth girl named Zita must find a way home even when faced with monsters and magicians.
Revisit a classic in “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells. Find it at the library as part of the Great Illustrated Classics series, which adapts classic tales for younger readers.
Every night before going to sleep, 11-year-old Thomas Derwent says to his father, “Nallytan, Vateelin mesht.” It’s the one thing he remembers from the language of the Other Place, and he’s never thought much about it until now. Follow Thomas’s adventure in “Space Race” by Sylvia Waugh.
Can four kids really save the world? Earth is about to go dark, and a new power source is needed. Sign on, join the crew, and read the “Voyagers” series by D.J. MacHale.
Graphic novel “Space Dumplins” by Craig Thompson weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens and awesome spaceships.
Laura Gardoski is head of youth services at the Abington Community Library. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.