Armchair Time Travel for Kids

time travel themed roller coaster
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Will people ever be able to time travel? I don't know, but I hope so. Until then, I'm going to experience as much time travel as I can while sitting in my favorite reading chair. Experiment with the idea of jumping backwards in time and experiencing history firsthand. Or maybe you'll read about jumping forwards in time and finding out if there really are flying cars in the future.  Either way, you won't know if you like time travel until you try it...or try reading about it.

Al discovers his father's hidden time machine and decides to send his hamster through time to test it...but wait! How will the hamster bring the time machine back? Al jumps in and suddenly he is Time Traveling With A Hamster back to 1984 to save his father's life.

Time Traveling With A Hamster is available in other formats.

Once Was A Time when Lottie's father was convinced that time travel portals exist, even though he had never seen one himself. Lottie wonders--if she saw a portal, would she go through it? Where would she end up if she did?

Once Was A Time is available in other formats.

Yes, this is The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens. Join Ambrose, Tom and Frankie on an adventure featuring Morse code, the I-Ching and a time traveling trombone.

The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens is available in other formats.

Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time is a time travel classic. Read, or reread, this classic story of Meg Murry's travels across space and time with help from Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which in graphic novel format.

What's your favorite time travel read?

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