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Girls 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


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)

 


The lacemaker and the princess The lacemaker and the princess

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2007)

 


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


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


They came on
              Viking ships
They came on Viking ships

by Jackie French (2005)

 


Coram boy
Coram boy

by Jamila Gavin (2000)

 


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)

 


At the sign
              of the Sugared Plum
At the sign of the Sugared Plum

by Mary Hooper (2003)

First book in the At the sign of the Sugared Plum series


Kira-kira
Kira-kira

by Cynthia Kadohata (2004)

 


The
              thieves of Ostia
The thieves of Ostia

by Caroline Lawrence (2001)

First book
in The Roman mysteries series


Mary, bloody Mary
Mary, bloody Mary

by Carolyn Meyer (1999)

First book in the Young royals series


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


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)

 


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 silver
              sword
The silver sword

by Ian
Serraillier (1956)

 


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


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)

 


The devil's arithmetic
The devil's arithmetic

by Jane Yolen (1988)

 



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


Mama's babies
Mama's babies

by Gary Crew (1998)

 


Mare's war
Mare's war

by Tanita S. Davis (2009)

 


Smith
Smith

by Leon Garfield (1967)

 


Forest of bones
Forest of bones

by David Kennett (2014)

 


Milkweed
Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli (2003)

 


Pigeon summer
Pigeon summer

by Ann Turnbull (1992)

 


One
              crazy summer
One crazy summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia (2010)

First book in the One crazy summer series



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