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Favourite books about time travel

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From The Time Machine to Dr Who, the ability to travel through time and change the course of history has long caught our imagination.

Here are some of our favourite children's books about time travel both classic and recently published.

  • TimeRiders

    Author: Alex Scarrow

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • TimeRiders

    Author: Alex Scarrow

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    Maddy should have died in a plane crash. Liam should have died at sea when the Titanic sank. Sal should have died in a tragic fire…

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  • Day of Deliverance

    Author: Johnny O'Brien

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Day of Deliverance

    Author: Johnny O'Brien

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 8+

    The second adventure involving Jack Christie, son of scientists involved in an experiment to change the course of history through …

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  • When You Reach Me

    Author: Rebecca Stead

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • When You Reach Me

    Author: Rebecca Stead

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    Miranda's familiar world begins to unravel when her best friend is hit by a stranger and refuses to speak to her anymore. Then mys…

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  • A Roman Rescue

    Author: Kelly Gerard Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • A Roman Rescue

    Author: Kelly Gerard Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

    Charlie and his trusty dog Bandit fall down a sinkhole and are transported to ancient Rome where he meets Cosmo and goes on an adv…

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  • A Traveller in Time

    Author: Alison Uttley

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • A Traveller in Time

    Author: Alison Uttley

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Penelope is sent to stay with her great-aunt in an old Derbyshire house where the Babingtons used to live where discovers she can …

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Author: Madeleine L'engle

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Author: Madeleine L'engle

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    When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet wher…

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  • Midwinterblood

    Author: Marcus Sedgwick

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Midwinterblood

    Author: Marcus Sedgwick

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 10+

    In seven stories that take place on the strange island of Blessed, two souls seek each other over a period of a thousand years.

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  • Tempest

    Author: Julie Cross

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Tempest

    Author: Julie Cross

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

    This gripping time-travel novel fuses the highs and lows of first love with the elements of a fast-paced thriller

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  • A Chase in Time

    Author: Sally Nicholls Illustrator: Brett Helquist

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • A Chase in Time

    Author: Sally Nicholls Illustrator: Brett Helquist

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

    Alex and Ruby hurtle back in time to 1912 when they topple through the ornate mirror of their great-aunt's house. This rip-roaring…

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