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'.

Books for younger readers

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.

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.

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 . . .

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?

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.

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?