Kids: Books About Time Travel

Alexander, Lloyd. Time Cat; The Remarkable Journeys Of Jason And Gareth. Jason and his magic cat Gareth travel through time to visit countries all over the world during different periods of history. (JFIC)

Anderson, Margaret Jean. The Mists Of Time. In the twenty-second century in a land that was once Scotland, a group of gentle people, who believe in love, trust, and sharing, encounter several people from the twentieth century and are also invaded by Barbaric Ones from the south. (JFIC)

Avi. Something Upstairs : A Tale Of Ghosts. When he moves from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave traders. (JFIC)

Boston, L. M. The Children Of Green Knowe. Tolly comes to live with his great-grandmother at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends with three children who lived there in the seventeenth century. (JFIC)

Chetwin, Grace. Friends In Time. Unhappy about her family's upcoming move, twelve-year-old Emma wishes for a friend and is suddenly confronted with a spoiled, lonely girl transported from the 1850s by a mysterious doll. (JFIC)

Conrad, Pam. Zoe Rising. Zoe, traveling back to the time when her mother was a child, intervenes in the past in order to save the future. (JFIC)

Fleischman, Paul. Time Train. A class takes a field trip back through time to observe living dinosaurs in their natural habitat. (EASY)

Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor : A Ghost Story. When his older sister disappears, twelve-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time and finds himself aboard a seventeenth-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative. (JFIC)

Griffin, Peni R. Switching Well . Two twelve-year-old girls in San Antonio, Texas, Ada in 1891 and Amber in 1991, switch places through a magic well and try desperately to return to their own times. (JFIC)

Griffin, Peni R. A Dig In Time . While spending the summer with their grandmother in San Antonio, Texas, twelve-year-old Nan and her younger brother find artifacts buried in the yard and discover how to use them to travel back through time to significant moments in their family history. (JFIC)

Hahn, Mary Downing. Time For Andrew : A Ghost Story. When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diptheria. (JFIC)

Johnson, Charles. Pieces Of Eight . David and his younger brother Mitchell travel back to the early 1700s and fall in with the fierce pirate Blackbeard as he preys on ships off the coast of North America. (JFIC)

Morris, Gilbert. The Dangerous Voyage . Trapped in the year 1620 after a trip in an experimental time machine, fourteen-year-old twins Danny and Dixie set sail for the New World on the Mayflower and discover some surprising things about the faith and life of the pilgrims. (JFIC)

Mowry, Jess. Ghost Train. Thirteen-year-old Remi, who has just moved to California from Haiti, and his neighbor Niya travel back in time to solve the mystery of the night train. (JFIC)

Nolan, Dennis. Dinosaur Dream. After reading about dinosaurs and then falling asleep, Wilbur sees a baby apatosaurus outside his bedroom and travels backwards through time to return it to its own time period. (EASY)

Osborne, Mary Pope. Midnight On The Moon. The magic treehouse takes Jack and Annie to a moon base in the future where they continue to search for the fourth thing they need to free their friend Morgan from the magician's spell. (JFIC)

Park, Ruth. Playing Beatie Bow . A lonely Australian girl from a divided family is transported back to the 1880's and an immigrant family from the Orkney Islands. (JFIC)

Paton Walsh, Jill. A Chance Child . Compelled to search for his half brother Creep who some people insist is nonexistent, Christopher locates Parliamentary Papers containing Nathaniel Creep's personal narrative of working conditions during the Industrial Revolution 100 years earlier. (JFIC)

Scieszka, Jon. Knights Of The Kitchen Table. Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land. (JFIC)

Slepian, Jan. Back To Before . Eleven-year-old cousins Linny and Hilary find themselves transported back to their old Brooklyn neighborhood to a time just before Linny's mother died and Hilary's father left home. (JFIC)

Woodruff, Elvira. The Disappearing Bike Shop. Fifth graders Freckle and Tyler meet an unusual bicycle salesman and inventor who turns out to be Leonardo da Vinci, traveling through time. (JFIC)