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Girls 13 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)

 


The boy in the striped pyjamas
The boy in the striped pyjamas

by John Boyne (2006)

 


A great and terrible beauty
A great and terrible beauty

by Libba Bray (2003)

First book in the Gemma Doyle series


Chocolate cake with Hitler
Chocolate cake with Hitler

by Emma Craigie (2010)

 


The
              seeing stone
The seeing stone

by Kevin
Crossley-Holland (2000)

First book in the Arthur series


The red necklace
The red necklace

by Sally Gardner (2007)

First book in the French Revolution series


Coram boy
Coram boy

by Jamila Gavin (2000)

 


Troy
Troy

by Adèle Geras (2000)

 


The
              girl is murder
The girl is murder

by Kathryn Miller Haines (2011)

First book in the Iris Anderson series


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


The falconer's knot
The falconer's knot

by Mary Hoffman (2007)

 


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


Goodnight
              Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian (1981)

 


Mary, bloody Mary
Mary, bloody Mary

by Carolyn Meyer (1999)

First book in the Young royals series


Bloody Jack
Bloody Jack

by L.A. Meyer (2002)

First book in the Bloody Jack adventures series


Private
              Peaceful
Private Peaceful

by
Michael Morpurgo (2003)

 


Wolf brother
Wolf brother

by Michelle Paver (2004)

First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series


The ruby in
              the smoke
The ruby in the smoke

by Philip Pullman (1985)

First book in the Sally Lockhart series



Here lies Arthur
Here lies Arthur

by Philip
Reeve (2007)

 


I am the
              great horse
I am the great horse

by Katherine
Roberts (2007)

 


The dark
              horse
The dark horse

by Marcus
Sedgwick (2002)

 


The eagle
              of The Ninth
The eagle of The Ninth

by Rosemary Sutcliff (1954)

First book in The eagle of The Ninth series 


Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Becoming Joe DiMaggio

by Maria
Testa (2002)

 


Cue for
              treason
Cue for treason

by Geoffrey
Trease (1940)

 


Blitzcat
Blitzcat

by Robert Westall (1989)

 


Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow

by Lauren Wolk (2016)

 


Crusade
Crusade

by Linda Press Wulf (2011)

 


The devil's arithmetic
The devil's arithmetic

by Jane Yolen (1988)

 


The wrong boy
The wrong boy

by Suzy Zail (2012)

 



If you want more


Mare's war Mare's war

by Tanita S. Davis (2009)

 


Forest of bones
Forest of bones

by David Kennett (2014)

 


Never fall
              down
Never fall down

by Patricia McCormick (2012)

 


The great death
The great death

by John Smelcer (2009)

 


Milkweed
Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli (2003)

 



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