It’s About “Time”

I was born in 1985…the year that Marty McFly got Doc Brown’s time-traveling Delorean up to 88 mph.

My Dad was born in 1955…the year that Marty’s parents must be set on the right track of history.

I lived through 2015…the year that Marty meets his future family (I’m still waiting for hoverboards and self-lacing sneakers).


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Back To The Future: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin. 9780062419149. 2015.

We Don’t Need Roads: The Making Of The Back To The Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines. 9780142181539. 2015.

Back To The Future: Untold Tales & Alternate Timelines by Bob Gale. 9781631405709. 2016.


It should come as no surprise, then, that I’m a sucker for time-travel stories.  Whether at the movies, through the television, or on the printed page, I’ve always enjoyed a good romp through time and the consequences such a journey usually unearths.  In that vein, with this post I would like to feature a number of titles that could satiate others’ thirst for time-bending stories too.

Let’s start by learning how to “think fourth-dimensionally”, as Doc Brown might say, with some nonfiction…

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Is Time Travel Possible? by Nick Hunter. 9781410981622. 2016. Grade 4-6.

How To Build A Time Machine by Brian Clegg. 9781250024220. 2013.

Time Travel and Warp Drives by Allen Everett. 9780226045481. 2013.

Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative by David Wittenberg. 9780823249961. 2012.

So You Created A Wormhole by Phil Hornshaw. 9780425245583. 2012.

Time Travel In Einstein’s Universe by Richard J Gott. 9780547526577. 2015. Grade 12-Adult.


Now, on to some time-travel fiction…

Middle School/Early High School

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Book That Proves Time Travel Happens by Henry Clark. 9780316406161. 2016. Grade 4-6.

Flip by David Lubar. 9780765378439. 2015. Grade 5-8.

Back To Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. 9781442481565. 2016. Grade 6-8.

Once Upon A Kiss by Robin Palmer. 9780147509888. 2016. Grade 7-10.

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick. 9781250063045. 2015. Grade 7-12.

No True Echo by Gareth P Jones. 9781419707841. 2015. Grade 7-12.

Watching The Clock by Christopher L Bennett. 9781501107092. 2014. Grade 7-Adult.

High School

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Tunnel by Josh Anderson. 9781680760644. 2016. Grade 8-12.

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer. 9780062330376. 2015. Grade 9-12.

Here And Now by Ann Brashares. 9780385736831. 2015. Grade 9-12

Parallel by Lauren Miller. 9780062199782. 2014. Grade 9-12.

Saturday, the Twelfth of October by Norma Fox Mazer. 9781939601315. 2015.

Extra Life by Derek Nikitas. 9781940610535. 2015.

High School/Adult

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Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie. 9780823434527. 2015. Grade 10-12.

Timeline by Michael Crichton. 9780345539014. 2013. Grade 11-Adult.

13th Hour by Richard Doetsch. 9781476788920. 2015. Grade 11-Adult.

Yearbook by Carol Masciola. 9781440588976. 2015.

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu. 9780765377197. 2016. Grade 11-Adult.

11/22/63 by Stephen King. 9781501120602. 2016. Grade 10-Adult.

Finally, a time-travel film that all teens will enjoy:


Project Almanac. 2015.

See you in the future…or maybe the past 🙂

unnamed Zachv1 Zach K.