There seems to be a bit of a divide with science fiction - those that do and those that don't! For those of us who don't 'do' sci-fi we need to be careful that we aren't denying the children we read with the opportunity to explore something that might just appeal to them.
In fact, it's often unhelpful to categorise books as adventure, sci-fi, fantasy etc. and then pigeon-hole a child as liking one particular genre. It's more helpful to take the time to find out what specifically a child enjoyed about a book and then offer others with similar characteristics. When reading a science fiction book it might be the actual science they are fascinated by or it could be the fast-paced action, or the layout of the book itself - we need to keep offering a broad range of reading materials until a child is confident enough in their reader identity to seek out books for themselves.
Here are some books we think are #BeanstalkBrilliant for exploring Science Fiction!