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                11 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...



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The wolves of Willoughy Chase
The wolves of Willoughby Chase

by Joan Aiken (1962)

First book in The wolves of Willoughby Chase series


Tuck everlasting
Tuck everlasting

by Natalie Babbit (1975)

 


Monkey boy
Monkey boy

by Donovan Bixley (2014)

 


Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself
Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself

by Judy Blume (1977)

 


The lacemaker and the princess
The lacemaker and the princess

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2007)

 


The war that saved my life
The war that saved my life

by
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2015)

First book in the War series


Fire, bed
              and bone
Fire, bed and bone

by Henrietta Branford (1997)

 


Assassin
Assassin

by Grace
Cavendish (2004)

First book in the Lady Grace series


The
              seeing stone
The seeing stone

by Kevin
Crossley-Holland (2000)

First book in the Arthur series


The house
              of sixty fathers
The house of sixty fathers

by Meindert Dejong (1956)

 


Dovey
              Coe
Dovey Coe

by Frances O'Roark Dowell (2002)

 


Charlotte
              sometimes
Charlotte sometimes

by Penelope Farmer (1969)

Third book in the Aviary Hall series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


War game
War game

by Michael Foreman (1989)

 


They came on
              Viking ships
They came on Viking ships

by Jackie French (2005)

 


Old Yeller
Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson (1956)

First book in the Old Yeller series


Once
Once

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)

First book in the Felix and Zelda series


Summer of my
              German soldier
Summer of my German soldier

by Bette Greene (1973)

First book in the Summer of my German soldier series


The long
              walk
The long walk

by Kerry Greenwood (2004)

 


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


The
              amazing story of Adolphus Tips
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips

by
Michael Morpurgo (2005)

 


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


The ivory
              rose
The ivory rose

by Belinda Murrell (2011)

 


Ties that
              bind, ties that break
Ties that bind, ties that break

by Lensey Namioka (1999)

 


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


A single shard
A single shard

by Linda Sue Park (2001)

 


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)

 


Esperanza rising
Esperanza rising

by Pam Muņoz
Ryan (2000)

 


The Blackthorn key
The Blackthorn key

by Kevin Sands (2015)

First book in The Blackthorn key series


A drowned
              maiden's hair
A drowned maiden's hair

by Laura Amy Schlitz (2006)

 


The
              invention of Hugo Cabret
The invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian
Selznick (2007)

 


The silver
              sword
The silver sword

by Ian
Serraillier (1956)

 


The secret
              horses of Briar Hill
The secret horses of Briar Hill

by Megan Shepherd (2016)

 


Let me whisper
              you my story
Let me whisper you my story

by Moya Simons (2010)

 


Murder most unladylike
Murder most unladylike

by Robin Stevens (2014)

First book in the Wells and Wong mystery 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


The machine
              gunners
The machine gunners

by Robert Westall (1975)

First book in The machine gunners series


Little
              house in the big woods
Little house in the big woods

by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)

First book in the Little house series


One
              crazy summer
One crazy summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia (2010)

First book in the One crazy summer series


Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow

by Lauren Wolk (2016)

 



If you want more


Carrie's war
Carrie's war

by Nina Bawden (1973)

 


Kezzie
Kezzie

by
Theresa Breslin (1993)

First book in the Kezzie series


Smith
Smith

by Leon Garfield (1967)

 


Lily's
              crossing
Lily's crossing

by Patricia Reilly Giff (1997)

First book in the Lily's crossing series


The truth about Verity Sparks
The truth about Verity Sparks

by Susan Green (2011)

First book in The truth about Verity Sparks series


Forest of bones
Forest of bones

by David Kennett (2014)

 


Number the stars
Number the stars

by Lois Lowry (1989)

 


Kaspar
              prince of cats
Kaspar prince of cats

by
Michael Morpurgo (2008)

 


Milkweed
Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli (2003)

 


Hitler's canary
Hitler's canary

by Sandi
Toksvig (2005)

 


Pigeon summer
Pigeon summer

by Ann Turnbull (1992)

 



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