19 August 2010

National Science Week 2010: Sci Fi For Kids

If you're looking for something with a family friendly Sci Fi twist for the kids, give these a try:

Ben 10

Ben Tennyson is a normal kid until he discovers the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien device that gives him the power to morph into ten different kinds of aliens. Together with his cousin Gwen and their Grandpa Max, Ben 10 defends the Earth.  

  • Ben 10 novels
  • DVDs of the original series and Alien Force series
  • Ben 10: Race Against Time live action movie
  • Ben 10: Alien Swarm movie
  • Ben 10 : Secret of the Omnitrix
Astro boy

"Part boy, part machine and all hero", join Astro boy and his famous rocket feet as he discovers the world, fights the bad guys and learns about what it means to be human.

  • DVDs of the original series
  • Movie (2010)
  • Graphic novels


The acclaimed director of FINDING NEMO and the creative storytellers behind CARS and RATATOUILLE transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a new cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named WALL-E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth-class) discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE (Extraterrestial Vegetation Evaluator).
  •  Movie
  • Soundtrack

These vehicles turned robots have enjoyed renewed popularity due to the recent movies. You can find the original animated series at the Library - and, yes, it's more than meets the eye.

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Sarah Jane was once a companion of The Doctor, but now she has her own adventures and her own family. She still saves the Universe! Titles are available on ebook and audio book.