Book list

Time travel books

Time travel can be very exciting, even if you are only going to play with some new friends. But who do they think they are playing with? A ghost?

If you just go back in time to play with your friends, that is probably alright, maybe you won't initiate any great chain of events that will have repercussions in the future. But what happens if things get out of control? And can you travel back in time to change events? Have a look at some of these books. You might also like to look at my article 'Time travel'.

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Shadows by Meaghan McIsaac

Transported three hundred years into the future, Pat can’t get back unless he can break into the high security time cache to steal an ancient gadget.

Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz

The Old Ones have escaped from their prison and are bringing great evil and destruction to the world. Only the Five can stop them, but the Five are lost and in disarray.

Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz

If Matt really is the first of the five, how can he find the others? And what are they supposed to do? There's a tight deadline here, to save the world.

Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz

Matt is the first of The Five to be found. He has to find the other four. He's in a battle against the Old Ones. It's a race against time. And he doesn't even know it yet.

Takedown by Graham Marks

Time traveller has one week to save the world. Unfortunately , he doesn't have his body with him. So he has to use someone else's...

Stravaganza: City of Flowers by Mary Hoffman

Sky joins the Brotherhood of Stravaganti and they must all work together to save the city of Giglia, stronghold of the great di Chimici family.

Stravaganza: City of Stars by Mary Hoffman

Georgia follows Lucien but she finds herself in sixteenth century Remora. There she meets other stravaganti, including Lucien, but her role turns out to be quite different.

Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Lucien travels to sixteenth century Belleza and becomes deeply involved in political intrigue.

The Grave by James Heneghan

He didn't intend to stumble into the great Irish potato famine of 1847, butTom can help the Monaghan family survive. What the Monaghan family can do for him, though, is far more precious . . .

When Marnie Was There by Joan G Robinson

Is Marnie an imaginary friend? Or is she real? Perhaps it doesn't really matter. Anna and Marnie share a wonderful friendship, but when Marnie has to leave, Anna finds she is better able to make new friends . . .

Futuretrack 5 by Robert Westall

It's bound to stir things up if you fight your way to a position of power in a computer-controlled world, and then develop a social conscience . . .

Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland

It is 1199. Thirteen-year-old Arthur de Caldicot waits to hear whether his father will arrange for him to be a squire and a knight. And meanwhile, his father's old friend, Merlin, gives him a precious piece of stone - a seeingstone.

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Stig is a caveman and he lives in a den at the bottom of the old quarry. He's Barney's secret friend. But where does Stig really come from?

Where Were You, Robert? by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Robert drifts helplessly backwards in time. How can he get himself back to his own time and place?

Candlefasts by William Mayne

The answer lies just on the other side of the Jingle Stones portal.

Cradlefasts by William Mayne

Has David's dead baby sister come back to him, somehow?

Earthfasts by William Mayne

Marooned, the wrong side of two hundred and fifty years. Can David and Keith do anything to help the drummer boy? Part one of the Earthfasts trilogy.

Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

When the old grandfather clock strikes thirteen Tom knows it is time to go and play with his new friends in the garden.

The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price

It's one thing to live and love on the other side of the time tube, but if a bloody battle develops between the two sides where will Andrea's loyalties lie?

Red Shift by Alan Garner

One place, three points in time.

Moondial by Helen Cresswell

Minty finds that the sundial in the grounds of the old house holds the key to time travel, but can she do any good deeds while she's hovering about in time and space?

The Gauntlet by Ronald Welch

Peter finds out what it was really like to live in a medieval castle.

An Angel for May by Melvin Burgess

May is a difficult child and needs all the help she can get. When Tam Sams falls out of the future into her farmyard playground he is, indeed, an angel for May.