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Boys 12 Enter the time machine, set the controls for "The Past", hit the big red button and travel back to another age. I warn you though, you may never want to come back...



Try these first


Monkey boy
Monkey boy

by Donovan Bixley (2014)

 


Fire, bed
              and bone
Fire, bed and bone

by Henrietta Branford (1997)

 


The
              seeing stone
The seeing stone

by Kevin
Crossley-Holland (2000)

First book in the Arthur series



Coram boy
Coram boy

by Jamila Gavin (2000)

 


Once
Once

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)

First book in the Felix and Zelda series


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


Out of the dust
Out of the dust

by Karen Hesse (1997)

 


The
              thieves of Ostia
The thieves of Ostia

by Caroline Lawrence (2001)

First book
in The Roman mysteries series


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


Island of the blue dolphins
Island of the blue dolphins

by Scott O'Dell (1960)

First book in the Island of the blue dolphins series


Wolf brother
Wolf brother

by Michelle Paver (2004)

First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series


A long way
              from Chicago
A long way from Chicago

by Richard Peck (1998)

First book in the Grandma Dowdel series


I am the
              great horse
I am the great horse

by Katherine
Roberts (2007)

 


The Blackthorn key
The Blackthorn key

by Kevin Sands (2015)

First book in The Blackthorn key series


The silver
              sword
The silver sword

by Ian
Serraillier (1956)

 


The eagle
              of The Ninth
The eagle of The Ninth

by Rosemary Sutcliff (1954)

First book in The eagle of The Ninth series 


Roll of
              thunder, hear my cry
Roll of thunder, hear my cry

by Mildred D. Taylor (1976)

Second book in The Logan family saga series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Becoming Joe DiMaggio

by Maria
Testa (2002)

 


Cue for
              treason
Cue for treason

by Geoffrey
Trease (1940)

 


Montmorency
Montmorency

by Eleanor Updale (2003)

First book in the Montmorency series


Blitzcat
Blitzcat

by Robert Westall (1989)

 


Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow

by Lauren Wolk (2016)

 



If you want more


Smith
Smith

by Leon Garfield (1967)

 


Forest of bones
Forest of bones

by David Kennett (2014)

 


Milkweed
Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli (2003)

 


One
              crazy summer
One crazy summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia (2010)

First book in the One crazy summer series



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