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Its been a while since Ive put together a reading list, but since my young adult dystopian list is still going strong, I thought that one on time travel might be in order.

As always, its by no means exhaustive, so feel free to add your own recommendations!

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The Puzzle Ring'by Kate Forsyth (see our review)

Blurb:'Hannah Rose was not quite 13 years old when she discovered her family was cursed. . . .'The arrival of a mysterious letter changes Hannah's life forever. One day she is an ordinary teenage girl. The next day she discovers she is heir to a castle in the Scottish highlands'a castle that was cursed more than four hundred and forty years ago.'The curse has haunted her family for generations, culminating in the disappearance of Hannah's father the day after she was born. A prophecy tells of a Red Rose who will save a Black Rose, solve the puzzle ring, and break the curse. Red-haired Hannah is determined to be the one.'Yet, to break the curse, she must go back in time to the last tumultuous days of Mary, Queen of Scots . . . a time when witches were burnt and queens were betrayed and the dark forces of wild magic still stalked the land. . . .


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The Locket of Dreams'by Belinda Murrell

Blurb:'When Sophie falls asleep wearing a locket that belonged to her grandmothers great grandmother, she magically travels back to 1858 to learn the truth about the mysterious Charlotte Mackenzie.'Charlotte and her sister, Nell, live a wonderful life on a misty Scottish island. Then disaster strikes and it seems the girls will lose everything they love. Why were the sisters sent to live with strangers? Did their uncle steal their inheritance? And what happened to the priceless sapphire-the Star of Serendib?'Sophie shares in the girls adventures as they outwit greedy relatives, escape murderous bushrangers, and fight storm and fire. But how will her travels in time affect Sophies own life?

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The House of Arden'by Edith Nesbit

Blurb:'The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations, and the last members of the Arden line, Edred, Elfrida, and their Aunt Edith, have nothing to their names but the crumbling castle they live in. Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if'and only if'he can find it before the turns ten. With no time to lose, Edred and Elfrida secure the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them on a treasure hunt through the ages. Together, brother and sister visit some of the most thrilling periods of history and test their wits against real witches, highwaymen, and renegades. They find plenty of adventure, but will they find the treasure before Edred's birthday?


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The Time Traveling Fashionista'by Bianca Turetsky

What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?'Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure. 'Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence. . . .


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The Storm Begins by Damian Dibben

Blurb:'Imagine if you lost your parents not just in place, but in time. Jake Djones mum and dad have gone missing and they could be anywhere in the world at any time in history. Because the Djones family have an astonishing secret, which for years theyve managed to keep even from each other. They belong to the History Keepers: a secret society which travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself. In the quest to find his parents, Jake is whisked from 21st Century London to 19th century France, the headquarters of the mysterious History Keepers, where he discovers the truth about his familys disappearance and the diabolical Prince Zeldts plan to destroy the world as we know it


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Toms Midnight Garden'by Philippa Pearce

Blurb:'When Tom is sent to his aunts house for the summer he resigns himself to weeks of boredom. Lying awake one night he listens to the grandfather clock in the hall strike every hour. Eleven Twelve Thirteen. Thirteen! Tom rushes down the stairs and opens the back door. There, awaiting him, is a beautiful garden. A garden that shouldnt exist. And there are children in the garden too are they ghosts? Or is it Tom who is really the ghost


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Tanglewreck'by Jeanette Winterson

Blurb:Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. Silver doesnt understand exactly what the Timekeeper does, but when two sinister figures come looking for it, she knows instinctively that she must guard it with her life.


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The Gauntlet'by Ronald Welch

Blurb:'When Peter finds the gauntlet on a Welsh hillside, he is transported to the fourteenth century, to a world of castles, and battles, he is accepted as the eldest son of Sir Roger de Blois. Peter learns how to live as the son of a Norman lord and finally, he has to escape alone from their castle to bring help. But one day he will have to return.


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Black Powder'by Staton Rabin

Blurb:'When his science teacher invents a century-hopping time machine, Langston knows exactly what he must do: go back in time to stop the invention of gunpowderwhich will prevent the invention of gunswhich will stop Neely from getting killed.'Hijacking the time machine, Langston leaves a holographic twin of himself at home and bounces back to Oxford, England, in 1278, where hes in a race against time to stop the scientific wizard Professor Roger Bacon from sharing his new invention the Western worlds first form of gunpowder. When Dr. Bacon is kidnapped by his archenemy, its up to Langston and his new friend, Niles, to try to rescue him and destroy the formula for gunpowder. But is changing history really saving the world? Or is it just standing in the way of progress? Can Langston accomplish his mission and bring Neely back to life before he gets stuck in the thirteenth century forever? No matter how you look at it, its going to be one heck of a ride through the dangerous hairpin turns of history and back to the future again!


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Rewind'by Jan Page

Blurb:'What if you could press the rewind button on your life?'Time is a funny thing. Some people believe it only moves in one direction' forward.'But others think time moves forward and backward simultaneously. Of course, no one really knows the answer.'No one, that is, until Liam is killed by a falling speaker at a Battle of the Bands contest. Suddenly Liam travels back in time and soon finds himself in the middle of his teenaged parents' band rehearsal, and an unseen observer of a love triangle between bandmates.'Would his mother be happier ending up with the drummer instead of his father? Would that choice save the drummer from a fatal accident that is about to end his life? And if Liam helps them along, will he be canceling out his own existence? If only he can figure out how to use time to his own advantage.


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Backtracked'by Pedro de Alcantara

Tommy Latrella is haunted by the ghost of his 'perfect' older brother, who died on 9/11. Unable to live up to Jimmy's memory, Tommy spends countless hours riding the subway and 'tagging' the stations with graffiti. But when Tommy plays a dangerous prank in the Times Square station, the subway turns on him, and Tommy is hurtled back in time.'As Tommy travels, he experiences the hardships faced by the New Yorkers that preceded him, and gains perspective on his own comfortable life. But will he ever be able to get back to 2006? Tommy is desperate to mend his ways and get back home, but the trains may have other plans for him. . . .


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Prada and Prejudice'by Mandy Hubbard

To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips, conks her head, and wakes up in the year 1815! There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emilys family, Callie warms to them, particularly to Emilys cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.'But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alexs heart, before her time in the past is up?


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Once a Witch'by Carolyn MacCullough

Blurb:'Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsins magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search'and the stranger'will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a'spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.


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Travel to Tomorrow by Angela Larson

Blurb:'Sock hops. Soda fountains. Slumber parties. Life in 1955 is simple for tomboy Beverly, moody Maxine, high-spirited Judy, studious Mary, and artistic Ann. But after a class assignment to predict life in the future, they wake up the next morning in a future they could never have imagined, having time-traveled into a parallel universe over fifty years into the future. With only each other to trust, they must work together and find their way home to 1955, but the more they discover about the future, will they even want to go back?


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The Night They Stormed Eureka'by Jackie French

Blurb:'Its 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run the best little cook shop on the diggings. The Puddlehams dream of buying a hotel with velvet seats, while others dream of freedom from the British crown, away from the rule of wealthy landowners and corrupt officials. Once again Jackie French takes a fresh look at the history we thought we knew and recreates an event entrenched in our national heritage.


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Tempest by Julie Cross

Blurb:'The year is 2009.' Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy' he's in college, has a girlfriend' and he can travel back through time. But it's not like the movies ' nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there's no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors ' it's just harmless fun.'That is' until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he's stuck in 2007 and can't get back to the future.'Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.'But it's not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these 'Enemies of Time' will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.' Recruit' or kill him.

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Hourglass by Myra McEntire'

Blurb:'For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.'So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.'Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?


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Playing Beatie Bow'by Ruth Park

Blurb:'Abigail Kirk finds herself transported back to the late nineteenth century and becomes embroiled in the family life of the Bows. The Bows will not let her return home believing that she is the stranger who will preserve the family gift.

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City of Masks'by Mary Hoffman

Blurb:'Lucien is seriously ill, but his life is transformed when an old Italian notebook gives him the power to become a stravagante, a time traveller with access to 16th century Italy. He wakes up in Bellezza (Venice) during carnival time and meets Arianna, a girl his own age who is disguised as a boy in the hope of being selected as one of the Duchessas mandoliers. Arianna gives Lucien her boys clothing and he is selected as a mandolier himself, becoming a friend of fellow-stravagante Rodolfo, the Duchessas lover, and saving the Duchessas life when she is threatened by an assassin hired by the powerful di Chimici family. For state occasions the Duchessa uses her maid Giuliana as a body-double but Guiliana commits the fatal mistake of revealing the secret to her fiance Enrico and a sequence of devastating consequences unravels. Meanwhile Lucien has met the original stravagante, the Elizabethan alchemist William Dethridge, and he begins to understand that he may be called to follow in his footsteps.


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Yanked'by David Brin

Blurb:'It is the year 2565, and an endangered semi-utopia yanks teens from the late 20th century to solve their problems. These teens were the heroes of the Troubled Times (in the early 21st century), and only they have the grit to stand up to the problems of 2565. In Yanked!, the first book in the Out of Time series, Jason and Sharon are yanked into the 26th century to battle the Panurish, a group of grotesque humanoids with third, sky-scanning eyes. But facing an army of the Panurish might be a little more than even Jason and Sharon bargained for.


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Timeless by Alexandra Monir'

Blurb:'When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor's world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she's never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century's worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life ' a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.'Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves ' a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.


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A Wish After Midnight'by Zetta Elliot

Blurb:'Genna is a fifteen-year-old girl who wants out of her tough Brooklyn neighborhood. But she gets more than she bargained for when a wish gone awry transports her back in time. Facing the perilous realities of Civil War'era Brooklyn, Genna must use all her wits to survive. In the tradition of Octavia Butler's'Kindred'and Madeleine L'Engle's'A Wrinkle in Time,'A Wish After Midnight'is the affecting and inspiring tale of a fearless young woman's fight to hold on to her individuality and her humanity in two different worlds.


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Wildwing'by Emily Whitman

Blurb:'When Addy is swept back in time, she couldnt be happier to leave her miser-able life behind. Now shes mistaken for Lady Matilda, the pampered ward of the king. If Addy can play her part, shell have glorious gowns, jewels, and something shes always longed for'the respect and admiration of others. But then she meets Will, the falconers son with sky blue eyes, who unsettles all her plans.'From shipwrecks to castle dungeons, from betrothals to hidden conspiracies, Addy finds herself in a world where shes not the only one with a dangerous secret. When she discovers the truth, Addy must take matters into her own hands. The stakes? Her chance at true love . . . and the life shes meant to live.


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Sign of the Raven'by Julie Hearn

Blurb:'Something odd is going on in the basement of an old house in London. An inexplicable gap has formed, a gap in time that links the present to the past. And twelve-year-old Tom, who discovers the gap while on a visit to his grandmother, is torn between both worlds. Lured by a mysterious voice, Tom leaps into the early eighteenth century, to a time when circus freaks like the Bendy Man and the Gorilla Woman appeared at Bartholomew Fair. The voice he hears belongs to Astra, a tiny changeling child, whose limbs are no bigger than a mans thumb. She has called him into the past, because she is convinced that Tom is the only one who can help her and her friends from danger. Doctors are paying a high price for unusual bodies to dissect, and Astra and her friends are prime subjects.'But Tom is dealing with difficulties of his own. His mum has cancer and is constantly fighting with his gran. And then he discovers a dark secret in his familys pasta secret that pulls the strands of time together and might just close the gap forever.


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The Devils Arithmetic'by Jane Yolen

Blurb:'Hannah thinks that tonight?s Passover Seder will be the same as always. Little does she know that this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past where only she knows the horrors that await.

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Stuck in the 70s'by DL Garfinkle

Blurb:'One night in 1978, Tyler Gray wakes up to find a beautiful girl named Shay lying in his bathtub. For inexperienced, nerdy Tyler, this is not a common occurrence, but it?s even stranger because Shay insists that she?s from 2006. Of course Tyler doesn?t believe her, but once she proves it, they strike a deal: Tyler will try to help get Shay back to 2006 if Shay helps him become more popular. But the more time Shay spends in 1978, the more she likes it. And while she helps Tyler with the popular crowd, she also wreaks havoc by going out with his worst enemy, making over his sister and helping his mother get a job as a cafeteria worker?at his school! Can Tyler get Shay home before his life is completely turned upside down?

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Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Blurb:'Gwyneth Shepherds sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!'Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideonthe time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.


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The Merchant of Death'by DJ McHale

Blurb:'Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby.'He is going to save the world.'And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isnt quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.'If Bobby wants to see his family again, hes going to have to accept his role as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because, as he is about to discover, Denduron is only the beginning.

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A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliot

Blurb:'Fifteen-year old Genna Colon believes wishes can come true. Frustrated by the drug dealers in her building, her familys cramped apartment, and her inability to compete with the cute girls at school, Genna finds comfort in her dreams of a better future. Almost every day she visits the garden and tosses coins into the fountain, wishing for a different life, a different home, and a different body. Little does she know that her wish will soon be granted: when Genna flees into the garden late one night, she makes a fateful wish and finds herself instantly transported back in time to Civil War-era Brooklyn.


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Blurb:'Ethan lives a secret life as a Guardian of the Named. Under the guidance of Arkarian, his mentor, and with the help of Isabel, his unlikely but highly capable apprentice, Ethan has become a valued member of this other-worldly corps. As the only defense against the evil Order of Chaos, the Named travel through time to prevent the Order from altering history and thereby gaining power in the present and the future. As the threat from the Order intensifies, secrets of the past are revealed and villains and heroes are exposed. This gripping fantasy is set in modern times, but is infused with intrigue from the past, super-natural characters and surprising plot twists. See also:

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Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

Blurb:'Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life.'Soon she will be presented during the London season,'where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.'Yet Tory has a shameful secret'a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it'could strip her of her position and disgrace'her family forever.'Tory's blood is tainted . . . by magic.'When a shocking'accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised'skill, the secret she's fought so hard to hide is revealed'for all to see.'She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she's one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.'But Tory's life is about to change forever.'All that she's ever known or considered important will be challenged.'What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl's worth.


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The Time Machine'by HG Wells (See my review)

Blurb:'The story that launched Wellss successful career-the classic tale of the Time Traveler and the extraordinary world he discovers in the far distant future. A haunting portrayal of Darwins evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion.


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Tomorrows Guardian'by Richard Denning

Blurb:'Tom Oakley experiences disturbing episodes of deja-vu and believes he is going mad.Then, he discovers that hes a Walker someone who can transport himself to othertimes and places. Tom dreams about other Walkers in moments of mortal danger: Edward Dyson killed in a battle in 1879; Mary Brown who perished in the Great Fire of London; andCharlie Hawker, a sailor who drowned on a U-boat in 1943


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The Future of Us'by Jay Asher and Carolyn Macklin

Blurb:'Its 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. Theyve been best friends almost as long at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Joshs family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, theyre automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasnt been invented yet. And theyre looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.'By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, theyre forced to confront what theyre doing right and wrong in the present.


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The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

Blurb:'When They threw Jamie out to the Boundaries, he was at first too shocked and amazed to make much sense of it. Hed been told he could go Home if he found himself in the right world, but life seemed to be a succession of strange countries -some pleasant, most dangerous-where survival was all that mattered.'Little by little, though, Jamie realized that there was a curious logic in things he wasnt the only Homeward Bounder, for one thing, though some, like Ahasuerus and the Flying Dutchman, had been trying to get Home for a very long time.'But Jamie decided to try and do more than that. Together with some other Homeward Bounders Helen, who could do extraordinary things with her withered arm, Joris the demon hunter (and Konstam, his master) and other friends, he plotted to oppose Them directly, in the fortress that seemed to be Their chief stronghold.'This is a remarkable, powerful story, full of unexpected events and ideas, which will absorb and fascinate all those who read it.

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London Calling by Edward Bloor

Blurb:'Martin Conway comes from a family filled with heroes and disgraces. His grandfather was a statesman who worked at the US Embassy in London during WWII. His father is an alcoholic who left his family. His sister is an overachieving Ivy League graduate. And Martin? Martin is stuck in betweenfloundering.'But during the summer after 7th grade, Martin meets a boy who will change his life forever. Jimmy Harker appears one night with a deceptively simple question: Will you help?'Where did this boy come from, with his strange accent and urgent request? Is he a dream? Its the most vivid dream Martins ever had. And he meets Jimmy again and againbut how can his dreams be set in London during the Blitz? How can he see his own grandfather, standing outside the Embassy? How can he wake up with a head full of people and facts and events that he certainly didnt know when he went to sleepbut which turn out to be verifiably real?


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The Wind Eye'by Robert Westall

Blurb:'What was the Wind Eye? What did it have to do with the ancient sailing boat, which no one wanted them to use? And how were Michael and Beth going to protect Sally and the whole family from Cuddy and the terrible forces at work on the Farne Islands?


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Justin Thyme'by Panama Oxridge

Blurb:'The first book in the Tartan of Thyme series, following the adventures of teenage, self-made billionaire Justin Thyme, as he struggles against mysterious forces to keep his family together and stop the Curse of Thyme from striking again.

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Time Riders'by Alex Scarrow

Blurb:'Liam OConnor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, Take my hand But Liam, Maddy and Sal arent rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past. Thats why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world

See also our review of Time Riders: Day of the Predator

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Knights of the Kitchen Table'by John Scieszka

Blurb:'Joe receives a very special book from his magician uncle and soon he and his friends, Fred and Sam, find themselves involved in a series of time traveling adventures, meeting pirates, dinosaurs, knights, dragons, cowboys, their own grandchildren, and other friends and enemies from the past and future.

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine lEngle

Blurb:'Megs father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time.

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The Starlight Crystal'by Christopher Pike

Blurb:'It is 200 years in the future. Paige Christian, 18, has been given the chance to join the crew of the Travelera special spaceship/time capsule designed to circle the solar system and study the changes on earth throughout two centuries. But an awful thing happens to the earthand the Traveler.


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Send Simon Savage'by Stephen Measday

Blurb:'Simons father has drowned under mysterious circumstances and Simon wants to know why. So when two secretive men turn up with classified information and an offer of a place in an elite school, Simon jumps at the chance. The school is one of the worlds most uber secret organisations The Time Bureau.


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Both Sides of Time'by Caroline B Cooney

Blurb:'Imagine changing centuriesand making things worse, not better, on both sides of time.'Imagine being involved in two love triangles in two different centuries. What if, no matter which direction you travel in time, you must abandon someone you love?'Meet 15-year-old Annie Lockwood, a romantic living in the wrong century. When she travels back a hundred years and lands in 1895a time when privileged young ladies wear magnificent gowns, attend elegant parties, and are courted by handsome gentlemenAnnie at last finds romance. But she is a trespasser in time. Will she choose to stay in the past? Will she be allowed to?

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  1. Thanks for an excellent list have passed it on to my 14-year-old sister for her enjoyment!

    • Stephanie /

      My pleasure, Yvann! I hope she finds something to read in there :)

  2. Ms" Yingling /

    MacCulloughs Once a Witch has a very good time travel element in it. I will have to think of others.

  3. I remember reading A Wrinkle In Time in primary school :)

  4. Stephanie /

    I have wonderful memories of LEngle as well, Shelleyrae. :)

  5. Youve missed a few of my favourite old time travel books:
    The House of Arden by Edith Nesbit
    Toms Midnight Garden by Philippa Pierce
    The Gauntlet by Ronald Welch

    Plus Id love you to include my time travel book The Puzzle Ring in your list. If you havent read it, Id be glad to get my publsiher to send you a copy. Hey, we could even give away a couple ofr copies if you like. I love your blog and read it regularly thanks to the RSS feed.

    My sister Belinda Murrell has also written a few time travel books:
    The Locket of Dreams
    The Ruby Talisman
    The Ivory Rose
    if you like I can organise her to send you a reading copy as well.

    wishing you all the best
    Kate Forsyth

    • Stephanie /

      Hi Kate,

      Thanks so much for these additions! I actually read The House of Arden just a few months agoI cant believe I didnt think to include it. I havent read the Puzzle Ring, but would be delighted to, and Id be happy to have a look at Belindas books as well. :) Ill update the list with these additional titles.


  6. That would be so lovely, thank you. Can I arrange a reading copy for you? My publisher is Pan Macmillan in Australia or Scholastic in the UK let me know what suits.

  7. Stephanie /

    With pleasure, Kate. Pan Macmillan Australia would be perfect. They should have my mailing address on record. :)

  8. Wonderful. Itll be in the post by this afternoon :)
    I do hope you love it!
    many thanks

  9. Stephanie /

    I dont doubt that I will! :)

  10. Im glad that this list was mentioned at the end of your Puzzle Ring postIm always on the lookout for time travel books, and there are several here that are new to me! Thanks!

  11. Stephanie /

    My pleasure, Charlotte! I always enjoy your Timeslip Tuesday, but didnt even think to mention it to you! I might go through and add some of your recs to this list when I get a chance, too. :)

  12. Candace /

    I read a book about time travel as a teenager and ive been searching for the book ever since. What I remember from this book is the main character has special abilities and was supposed to be born in the 70s but instead is born in the future and her family /twin sister from the past is somehow killed so she time travels to save them. She also had a physic best friend named Suki. Does anyone know this book??!!!

  13. J Odom /

    Im so desperate to figure out what a book is.
    All I remember is that it involves travelling through time and at one point she goes through a painting.
    The book ends with someone looking down at a watch and noticing that its full of sand.
    I know thats not a whole lot to go off