Time Travel Fiction (Grades 4-6)

Alexander, Lloyd.  Time Cat : The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth.  JPB A // J FIC Alexander
Jason and his magic cat Gareth travel through time to visit countries all over the world during different periods of history.

Anderson, Margaret Jean.  The Mists of Time.  J FIC Anderson
In the twenty-second century in a land that was once Scotland, a group of gentle people, who believe in love, trust, and sharing, encounter several people from the twentieth century and are also invaded by Barbaric Ones from the south. Sequel to “In the Keep Of Time” and “In the Circle of Time.”

Bellairs, John.  The Ghost in the Mirror.  J FIC Bellairs
Rose Rita Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann are transported back to 1828 to save the Weiss family from being destroyed by a wicked wizard.

Collier, James Lincoln.  Why Does Everybody Think I’m Nutty?  J FIC Collier
Harold is sent to a psychiatrist for reporting that he had seen a medieval city. He later enters the city and travels back in time.

De Los Santos, Marisa.  Saving Lucas Biggs.  J FIC De Los Santos
When thirteen-year-old Margaret’s father is sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit, she knows the only way to save him is to use the forbidden family power of time travel.

Etchemendy, Nancy.  The Power of Un.  J FIC Etchemendy
When he is given a device that will allow him to “undo” what has happened in the past, Gib Finney is not sure what event from the worst day in his life he should change in order to keep his sister from being hit by a truck.

Fleischman, Sid.  The 13th Floor : A Ghost Story.  J FIC Fleischman
When his older sister disappears, twelve-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time and finds himself aboard a seventeenth-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative.

Griffin, Peni R.  Switching Well.  J FIC Griffin
Two twelve-year-old girls in San Antonio, Texas, Ada in 1891 and Amber in 1991, switch places through a magic well and try desperately to return to their own times.

Harper, Charise Mericle.  Dreamer, Wisher, Liar.  J FIC Mericle
Ashley’s summer is filled with babysitting, letters to her best friend at camp, and a wish jar filled with secret revelations that help her understand her mother in a whole new way.

Hildick, E. W.   The Case of the Dragon in Distress : A McGurk Fantasy.  J FIC Hildick
The McGurk Organization members are transported back to the twelfth century where they encounter an evil princess who tries to hold them captive.

Houghton, Eric.  Steps Out of Time.  J FIC Houghton
Soon after he and his father move to a new house, Jonathan finds himself in another time period whenever the mist rises from the river.

Lindbergh, Anne.  The Shadow on the Dial.  J FIC Lindbergh
Twelve-year-old Dawn and her younger brother, Marcus, find themselves traveling to the past and to the future when they enlist the aid of a mysterious moving company in order to help their crotchety great-uncle find his “heart’s desire.”

Peck, Richard.  Lost in Cyberspace.  J FIC Peck
While dealing with changes at home, sixth-grader Josh and his friend Aaron use the computer at their New York prep school to travel through time, learning some secrets from the school’s past and improving Josh’s home situation.

Peck, Richard.  Voices After Midnight.  J FIC Peck
Living with their sister and parents in a rented house in New York City during the summer, Chad and Luke uncover a mystery involving the former tenants of the house when the two brothers slip back in time to 1888.

Pryor, Bonnie.  Mr. Z and the Time Clock.   J FIC Pryor
When twelve-year-old twins become owners of a time clock, they begin traveling back and forth through time, trying to solve the mystery of the strange Mr. Z who is a sinister presence in their lives.

Rodda, Emily.  The Best-Kept Secret.  J FIC Rodda
Eleven-year-old Jo takes a magical carousel ride seven years into the future, where she and her fellow travelers face a decision involving a possible change in the nature of reality.

Sales, Leila.  Once Was a Time.  J FIC Sales
In World War II England, ten-year-old Lottie is transported via a portal to present day Wisconsin, where she must find her way back to her family and her best friend, Kitty.

Sinykin, Sheri Cooper.  A Matter of Time.  J FIC Sinykin
When Jody, a sixth grade boy, travels back in time to when his father was his age, he is finally able to mend their fragile relationship.

Smith, Greg Leitich.  The Chronal Engine.  J FIC Smith
Eighth-grader Max, his older brother Kyle, and new friend Petra travel in time to the Cretaceous period to rescue Kyle’s twin, Emma, who was kidnapped from their grandfather’s Texas ranch. Includes author’s notes about the facts behind the story

Sorrells, Walter.  Erratum.  J FIC Sorrells
When Jessica finds–and then loses–an unfinished book about her life, she learns that if she cannot keep it from falling into the wrong hands, the balance of the universe is in peril.

Woodruff, Elvira.  The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time Travel Adventure.  J FIC Woodruff
During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America

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