Best Children’s Dystopian Fiction Books
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1. The Hunger Games (Book 1)
Author: by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
Author: by Marie Lu
“Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors.
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death.
But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
3. The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set (The City of Ember; The People of Sparks; The Diamond of Darkhold; The Prophet of Yonwood)
Author: by Jeanne DuPrau
With more than 3.5 million copies sold, the City of Ember books are modern-day classics. Lina and Doon’s heart-pounding journey to save their people has captivated readers around the world, and the four adventures are boxed together here for the very first time!Escape the Dark.
Discover the Adventure. The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. But now with terrifying blackouts sweeping through the streets, Lina and Doon know it’s only a matter of time before the lights go out and never come back on again.
When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save Ember. Together, she and Doon explore long-forgotten parts of their dying city as they race to solve the mystery. If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger and an exciting new world.But if they fail?
The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. This complete boxed set includes: The City of Ember The People of Sparks The Diamond of Darkhold The Prophet of Yonwood
4. The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1)
Author: by Jeanne DuPrau
Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classicwith over 4 MILLION copies sold! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race.
Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to dim. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. Now, she and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues to keep the lights on.
If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger.But if they fail? The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s BookA New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing SelectionA Kirkus Reviews Editors’ ChoiceA Child Magazine Best Children’s BookA Mark Twain Award WinnerA William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner A realistic post-apocalyptic world.
5. The Giver Quartet boxed set
Author: by Lois Lowry
Now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton Thwaites This boxed set includes the complete Newbery Medalwinning Giver Quartet series: The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. In addition, it includes a new and exclusive map of the Giver world.
Enter this dystopian, futuristic world through all four of these refreshed hardcovers on a page-turning dystopian journey that concludes the masterpiece The Giver started twenty years ago. A great deal and the perfect gift for a fan’s library! For more information about Lois Lowry’s Giver Quartet, visit www.Hmhbooks.
6. The Last Kids on Earth
Author: by Max Brallier
A Netflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!”Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.”-Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores.
But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack’s crush, June.
With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer!Can he do it? Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who’s ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game.
7. Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet)
Author: by Lois Lowry
The second book in Lois Lowry’sGiver Quartet tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future. Gathering Blue, now stunningly redesigned in paperback, is the second book in the Giver Quartet which began with The Giver, the Newbery Medal winner in 1994.
It tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future, and challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable.
Author: by Megan E. Freeman
Aladdin (January 12, 2021)
Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prizenominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town.
When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She’s aloneleft behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned. With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own.
Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten.
As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie’s most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie’s stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?
9. The People of Sparks (The City of Ember Book 2)
Author: by Jeanne DuPrau
Just when the future looks bright for the people of Ember, a new darkness lurks. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classicwith over 4 MILLION copies sold! Lina and Doon have led the citizens of Ember to an exciting new world.
They’ve been given safe haven in a small village called Sparks, a place filled with color and life. But they’re not out of danger yet. Although Sparks seems like the answer the long-suffering Emberites have been hoping for, tempers soon escalate.
The villagers have never had to share their world before, and it only takes a tiny spark to ignite a battle between the two struggling groups. Lina and Doon will have to work together to avoid a disaster not only for their people, but also for the people of Sparks.
Praise for the City of Ember books: Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner A realistic post-apocalyptic world.
10. The Unwanteds (1)
Author: by Lisa McMann
A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.
Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret-behind the mirage of the “death farm” there is instead a place called Artime.
In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it’s a wondrous transformation. But it’s a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.
11. The Diamond of Darkhold (The City of Ember Book 3)
Author: by Jeanne DuPrau
Lina and Doon are returning to the city of Ember, but what awaits them in the dark? This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classicwith over 4 MILLION copies sold! Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and led their people to the town of Sparks.
But it’s winter now, and the harsh realities of their new world have begun to set in. When Doon finds a book that hints at an important, long-lost device, it doesn’t take much for him to convince Lina to join him for one last adventure in the place they used to call home.
But will this mysterious technology be enough to help their people? And what and whowill they find when they return? Praise for the City of Ember books: Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner A realistic post-apocalyptic world.
12. The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition (1) (Giver Quartet)
Author: by Lois Lowry
Now a major motion picture, Lois Lowry’s powerful and provocative Newbery Medalwinning tale has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The story focuses on twelve-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world full of contentment and conformity.
But when he’s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, he begins to understand the dark secrets that form the foundation of his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with cast members, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.
13. The Life As We Knew It Collection (Life As We Knew It Series)
Author: by Susan Beth Pfeffer
“These books transcend their premises with terrifyingly well-imagined futures and superb characterization…. Riveting.”John Green, Printz Award-winning author of The Fault in Our Stars When a meteor hits the moon, teenage Miranda and her friends and family struggle to survive the unimaginable.
Four gripping books that follow their ordeal are collected in this boxed set. Includes: LIFE AS WE KNEW IT THE DEAD AND THE GONE THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN THE SHADE OF THE MOON
14. The Tripods Collection: The White Mountains; The City of Gold and Lead; The Pool of Fire; When the Tripods Came
Author: by John Christopher
The Tripods’ rule is complete: the classic alien trilogy and its prequel are now available in a collectible paperback boxed set. In Will’s world, everything is controlled by the Tripodshuge, three-legged machines that descended upon Earth long ago. Most people unquestioningly accept the Tripods’ power, but Will is not most people.
Journey with him in this collection of all four books in John Christopher’s beloved classic sci-fi dystopian series, now available as a paperback boxed set. Includes:The White MountainsThe City of Gold and LeadThe Pool of FireWhen the Tripods Came
15. Steelheart (Reckoners Book 1)
Author: by Brandon Sanderson
September 26, 2013
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule.
And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics… Nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.And David wants in.
He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
16. Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall: (The Alien Skill Series, Book 1)
Author: by Rae Knightly
A BOY WITH AN ALIEN POWER. The thing is, it wasn’t meteors that fell into the woods that night. It was alien spacecraft. The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2019 Silver Medal Winner – Author Academy Awards 2019 Finalist – READER’S FAVORITE When UFOs crash into the fields next to his grandfather’s house, twelve-year-old Ben Archer becomes a cumbersome witness in the eyes of the government.
Not only that, but Ben discovers he has been entrusted with an alien power, the significance of which could jeopardize human life on Earth. Government agents rush in to remove all evidence of spacecraft and extraterrestrials. The media are led to believe meteors fell in the area and they dub the event The Cosmic Fall.
But when Ben’s involvement comes in the spotlight, he is forced to flee with the sole survivor of the crash: an alien man called Mesmo. And while the destinies of boy and alien become inextricably linked, one question hovers above their unlikely friendship: why did the aliens come to Earth in the first place?