I love books about time travel because they combine historical fiction, science fiction and the supernatural and this reading list covers my favourite time travel books for middle school kids.
These time travel books feature ghosts, hidden secrets and time travel machines. I would recommend these books for kids aged 8 to 13.
The Queen Must Die by K. A. S. Quinn
One second Katie is under her 21st century bed in New York and the next she’s in Queen Victoria’s palace. There is a plot going on within the palace but at the same time Katie must find her way home. Mysterious creatures from another world have invented time travel and want to catch Katie and use her in their experiment … to change time.
The Chimneys Of Green Knowe by Lucy M. Boston
The Chimneys Of Green Knowe is a excellent book. I loved hearing Toby’s grandmothers of the Oldknowe family of long ago and was thrilled with Toby when the ghosts of his ancestors began to appear before him. You are never bored as you hear of the fire, the lost jewels and the thief. This is a really excellent book about time travel.
The TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow
Sal, Liam and Maddy were moments from death when someone appeared to save them. It is now their job to save the world from people who go back into history and change time. But can they fix history when the future has saved so much? The TimeRiders tells of both the past and the future in a wonderful mix of reality and fiction. This is one of the best time travel books I have read.
The Amazing Mr Blunden by Antonia Barber
I loved reading The Amazing Mr Blunden because there is never a dull moment while Lucy and James struggle to save the ghosts Sara and Georgie from a terrible fate. This book explores both the 19th and 20th centuries as together the children discover a long buried secret.
This time travel book is not in print right now so you will need to look for it second hand. But it’s just about to be made into a big TV series so will almost certainly be republished.
I really hope you enjoyed these books about time travel as much as I did. Do bookmark it or save it on Pinterest for safe keeping. And for more good kids books for 10 to 13 year olds check out the posts below.