Science Fiction Books

Middle East, India, and Turkey

Alexander, Lloyd. The Xanadu adventure. Dutton Children's Books, 2004. Ages 10 - 13. Lexile: 820. (Turkey)

Banks, Lynne Reid. One more river. Morrow Junior Books, 1992. Ages 10 - 14. Lexile: 780. (Israel)

Carmi, Daniella. Samir and Yonatan. Trans. by Yael Lotan. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic,  2000.  Ages 9 – 13. Lexile: 810.  (Israel)

Croutier, Alev Lytle. Leyla: the black tulip. Pleasant Co., 2003. Ages 10 - 13. Lexile: 810. (Turkey)

D'Adamo, Francesco. Iqbal. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003. Ages 9 - 12. Lexile: 740. (Pakistan)

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. The conch bearer: a novel. Roaring Brook Press, 2003. Ages 10 - 13. Lexile: 790. (India)

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Neela, victory song. American Girl, 2002. Ages 10 - 13. Lexile: 740. (India)

Ellis, Deborah. Mud City. Groundwood/Douglas & McIntyre, 2003. 164 pages. Ages 10 – 14. Lexile: 740. (Pakistan)

Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner. Groundwood, 2000. 170 pages. Ages 10 – 14. Lexile: 630. (Afganistan)

Ellis, Deborah. Parvana's journey. Groundwood Books, 2002. Ages 10 -14. Lexile: 640. Sequel to The Breadwinner. (Afghanistan)

Fletcher, Susan. Shadow spinner. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998. Ages 10 - 14. Lexile: 710. (Iran)

García, Laura Gallego. The Legend of the Wandering King. Translated by Dan Bellm, from the Spanish. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press, 2005. 213 pages. Ages 11-14.  Lexile: 900. (Saudi Arabia)

Khan, Rukhsana. Wanting Mor. Groundwood Books, 2009. Ages 10 - 14. (Afghanistan)

Laird, Elizabeth. Kiss the dust. Puffin Books, 1994. Ages 10 - 14.. Lexile: 850. (Iran and Iraq)

Lasky, Kathryn. Jahanara, Princess of Princesses. Scholastic, 2002. Ages 9 - 12. Lexile: 810. (India)

Orlev, Uri. The song of the whales. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010. Ages 10 - 14. (Israel) 

Paton Walsh, Jill. The emperor's winding sheet. Front Street, 2004. Ages 10 - 14. (Turkey)

Reedy, Trent. Words in the dust. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011. Ages 10 - 13. Lexile: 670. (Afghanistan ) 

Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Shiva’s Fire. HarperCollins, 2000.  Ages 10 and up. Lexile: 990. (India)

Tomlinson, Heather. Toads and diamonds. Henry Holt, 2010. Ages 11 and up. Lexile: 820. (India)

Whelan, Gloria. Homeless bird. HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000. Ages 10 - 13.  Lexile: 800. (India)