Get Lost in Time Travel Books

January 26th, 2010 by

Welcome to the Kidsmomo Time Machine! Where would you like to go today? Ancient Egypt? Shakespearian England? Maybe even the future? Well, you’re in luck! These books involving time travel (in no particular order) will transport you through history and into the beyond:

  1. The Time Garden by Edward Eager (Karen’s pick)
  2. Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka
  4. Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure (Molly Moon Book #3) by Georgia Byng
  5. Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander
  6. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  7. For All Time by Caroline B. Cooney
  8. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  9. King of Shadows by Susan Cooper
  10. Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad
  11. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
  12. The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn
  13. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
  14. Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
  15. Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite time travel book!

UPDATE 2/2/10: We revealed the answer to our Time Travel Mystery Book Theater in the “Time After Time” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to meet a messenger from the future! (Kind of…)

3 Responses

  • Scrumptious writes:
    January 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    If you liked Edward Eager (one of my favorite authors of all time!) you should definitely check out the time travel books by Maiya Williams, starting with The Golden Hour. I felt like she was such a wonderful, direct descendent of Eager’s that I wrote to ask her if she read him and she said she loves him, too!

    Note from Kidsmomo:
    Scrumptious also provided a link to her personal website for adults (but still all about children’s books!). She has more info there about The Golden Hour, so if you want to know more about the book, check it out with your parent!

    • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
      January 27th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Scrumptious! I’m not familiar with Maiya Williams, but I am a HUGE fan of Edward Eager, so I’ll definitely check out The Golden Hour. And I love your blog! I’ll definitely keep an eye on it!

      (Btw, I saw your list of top 10 books for Fuse #8, and I also LOVE The Pink Hotel! I don’t think it’s going to make my top 10 list, but it’s definitely an unsung book, IMHO. Did you see my review of A Summer in the South by James Marshall? They have kind of similar sensibilities.)

      • Clara writes:
        October 22nd, 2011 at 12:51 pm

        Thanks for writing such an easy-to-undrsaetnd article on this topic.

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