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Time and time travel.
Do you know any kids who are curious about the science of clocks and sundials, or who wonder what time travel would be like? We've gathered up a great collection of books, activities, apps, and websites for learning all about time and time travel.
Try pairing fiction with nonfiction books and exploring different genres (like poetry and biographies) and formats (like graphic novels and audio books). You'll be creating your own "text sets" — collections of texts focused on a specific topic, such as telling time and time travel. Reading widely in this way helps children build background knowledge , vocabulary , and comprehension skills.
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Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books
Age Level: 3-6 years old
Clocks and More Clocks
By: Pat Hutchins
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By: John Steven Gurney
Does Jesse travel back in time or is an imaginative jaunt when he boards a train with a...
By: Jules Older
Time isn't an easy concept for kids to grasp, but young readers will delight in learning all...
The Clock Struck One: A Time-Telling Tale
By: Trudy Harris
By: Eric Rohmann
A wordless time-travel adventure and a meditation on the scientific theory that dinosaurs were...
By: Paul Fleischman
Join Miss Pym's students as they take a memorable train trip across the U.S. to a time and...
Train Leaves the Station
By: Eve Merriam
Water in the Park
By: Emily Jenkins
A catalog of ordinary events that occur in a park between sunrise and sunset, these scenarios...
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What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile?
By: Judy Sierra
Age Level: 6-9 years old
Big Papa and the Time Machine
By: Daniel Bernstrom
A heartfelt journey into African American history. When a little boy is feeling afraid to go to...
Carnival at Candlelight
By: Mary Pope Osborne
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House series)
By: David Wiesner
Gold in the Hills: A Tale of the Klondike Gold Rush
By: Candice Ransom
Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve
How the Sphinx Got to the Museum
By: Jessie Hartland
The history of the Hatshepsut sphinx: from its carving in ancient Egypt to its arrival in the...
It's All Greek to Me
By: Jon Scieszka
In this installment of friends known as the Time Warp Trio, Joe, Fred, and Sam meet key figures...
Just a Second
By: Steve Jenkins
In just a second, a bat can make 200 calls, a black mamba snake can slither 24 feet, four babies...
Me Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries
By: Joan Sweeney
My First Book of Time
By: Claire Llewellyn
Nine O’Clock Lullaby
By: Marilyn Singer
By: Faith Ringgold
Cassie doesn't have to actually go to the beach; she's got her very own "tar...
The First Drawing
By: Mordicai Gerstein
An illustration of a contemporary boy with pencil in hand stands in front of a blank piece of...
The Magic School Bus: In the Time of the Dinosaurs
By: Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen
Everyone's favorite science teacher is back as Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a journey...
Ticktock Banneker's Clock
By: Shana Keller
The story of 18th century African American scientist Benjamin Banneker and his three-year...
By: David Adler
Why is the time different in New York and in Tokyo at the same moment? How time zones were...
Age Level: 9-12 years old
A Wrinkle in Time
By: Madeleine L'Engle
How the Murray children search through time to find and save their missing scientist father...
By: Mitsumasa Anno
Explains how the earth's movements around the sun and the resulting movement of shadows have...
Dinosaur Empire! Journey through the Mesozoic Era
By: Abby Howard
Travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs with fifth-grader Abby and her neighbor—Ms....
Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time
By: James Gurney
In this fantasy classic, young readers imagine an isolated island inhabited by shipwrecked...
Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio series)
As a gift from his magician uncle, Joe receives The Book setting into motion a series of...
On the Blue Comet
By: Rosemary Wells
The Great Depression changed everything for 11-year-old Oscar and his widowed dad. Oscar's...
Secrets of Stonehenge
By: Mick Manning
Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones...
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
By: Brian Selznick
Image and text combine in a unique presentation to tell the story of an orphan boy who lives...
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A magical evolution. A magical evolution. Author of internationally popular Magic Tree House books, Mary Pope Osborne , tells the story of how her popular time travel series began.
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Favourite books about time travel
From The Time Machine to Dr Who , the ability to travel through time and change the course of history has long caught our imagination.
Here are some of our favourite children's books about time travel both classic and recently published.
Author: Alex Scarrow
Interest level: 10+
Reading age: 10+
Maddy should have died in a plane crash. Liam should have died at sea when the Titanic sank. Sal should have died in a tragic fire…
Day of Deliverance
Author: Johnny O'Brien
Interest level: 9+
Reading age: 8+
The second adventure involving Jack Christie, son of scientists involved in an experiment to change the course of history through …
When You Reach Me
Author: Rebecca Stead
Miranda's familiar world begins to unravel when her best friend is hit by a stranger and refuses to speak to her anymore. Then mys…
A Roman Rescue
Author: Kelly Gerard Illustrator: Emma Dodd
Interest level: 6-8
Reading age: 6+
Charlie and his trusty dog Bandit fall down a sinkhole and are transported to ancient Rome where he meets Cosmo and goes on an adv…
A Year Without Autumn
Author: Liz Kessler
Interest level: 9-12
Kessler combines a chatty tween novel with a serious dose of 'what if' in which a disused lift transports Jenni between the presen…
A Traveller in Time
Author: Alison Uttley
Interest level: 9-11
Reading age: 9+
Penelope is sent to stay with her great-aunt in an old Derbyshire house where the Babingtons used to live where discovers she can …
Tom's Midnight Garden
With no garden or children to play with Tom feels lonely and unhappy, until one night he hears the clock striking thirteen and dis…
A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'engle
Interest level: 9-13
When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet wher…
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Author: Yasutaka Tsutsui Translator: David Karashima
Interest level: 13+
Reading age: 12+
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the story of 15-year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back a…
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
In seven stories that take place on the strange island of Blessed, two souls seek each other over a period of a thousand years.
Author: Julie Cross
Interest level: 14-15
Reading age: 14+
This gripping time-travel novel fuses the highs and lows of first love with the elements of a fast-paced thriller
Diary of a Time Traveller
Author: David Long Illustrator: Nicolas Stevenson
Interest level: 11+
A boy is given a magical diary that can take him anywhere in time.
A Time Traveller's Guide to Life, the Universe and Everyt...
Author: Ian Flitcroft Illustrator: Britt Spencer
Interest level: 9-17
In this quirky, fantastical graphic novel, Albert Einstein is at your service to guide you through time and space on a beam of lig…
A Chase in Time
Author: Sally Nicholls Illustrator: Brett Helquist
Interest level: 7-11
Reading age: 7+
Alex and Ruby hurtle back in time to 1912 when they topple through the ornate mirror of their great-aunt's house. This rip-roaring…
Time Travelling with a Hamster
Author: Ross Welford
Interest level: 9-14
When 12-year-old Al Chaudry learns there is a time machine sitting in the garage, he has to go and get it - then he can travel bac…
Telling the Time
Read the time on an analogue clock. Lots of choice over levels, including: reading time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or minute. Options include using a 24 hour clock and seeing how many correct answers you can get in a given time.
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Year 2: Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
Year 3: Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24- hour clocks
Year 4: Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hour clocks
Year 5: Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of units of measure (e.g. length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation
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Use units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days) and know the relationships between them; read the time to the quarter hour; identify time intervals, including those that cross the hours (Block D)
Read the time on a 12–hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock (Block D)
Read time to the nearest minute; use am, pm and 12-hour clock notation; choose units of time to measure time intervals; calculate time intervals from clocks and timetables (Block D)
Read timetables and time using 24-hour clock notation (Block D)
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Telling the time to the nearest minute
In this Maths article, learn how to tell the time to the nearest minute using an analogue clock, and use the terms 'past' and 'to'.
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Telling the time to 5 minutes
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10 Ideas for a Time Travel Story
Here are 10 quick ideas for a time travel story, including everything from colonies in the distant past and future, to time traveling Jews, Jesus, and jealous husbands.
If one of these ideas inspires you to create a time travel story of your own, let us know and we’ll share it with out community!
1. Future War
A future dictator invades the past. He sends giant war machines into 19th Century London, Paris and Washington, and he demands that all world leaders surrender to him. It’s up to a team of time traveling heroes to stop him.
2. As Time Goes By
A scientist discovers that he can slow down time in a localized area. He can use this to visit the future (and stop off anywhere along the way), but he can never go back. At first, he uses the device to prolong his own life, spending a day inside the time-bubble as a month passes outside. Later, curiosity compels him to travel into the distant future in search of new wonders and a fresh start.
Our protagonist finds a future world full of wonders, and he begins to build a new life for himself. But when things start to go wrong, he finds himself traveling forward yet again. Eventually, the urge to travel forward becomes irresistible as he searches for perfection. Is he really searching for something, or just running from his own past?
As our traveler comes to the end of his life he realizes that, while he has seen more than most people, he hasn’t really lived at all. He’s spent his whole life running.
3. Doing Time
Using a time machine, a penal colony is established in Earths distant future – a future in which humanity is extinct and the sun is approaching the end of its natural life-cycle. When the end finally comes, do the guards evacuate the prisoners or leave them to their fate?
4. The Man You Used To Be
After his wife leaves him, a scientist travels back in time to be with her again. He’s determined to get it right the second time around, and thinks he knows what to do to keep her happy. But when he travels into the past he comes across an obstacle he hadn’t counted on – the past version of himself.
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Desperate to be with his wife again, he plots to do the unthinkable – he plans to murder his past self and take his place.
There are two obvious ways in which this story could end, each equally as ironic. 1) He kills his former self and is happily reunited with his wife, but after spending one perfect day together the time paradox begins to kick in and he vanishes into oblivion. 2) He kills his former self, but his wife recognizes that he is not the man he used to be. Because of what he’s been through and what he’s done, he’s changed, and his wife can see it in his eyes. She leaves him again.
5. Future Tense
Fearing the extinction of humanity is on the horizon, a large group of humans travel into Earths distant future to avoid the catastrophe. They arrive in a time in which the Earth has recovered from the disaster, and in which all traces of human civilization have disappeared. Many animal species have evolved beyond recognition. In this new wilderness, they attempt to build a home.
Knowing that the end of human civilization is near, people are desperate to travel to the future colony. With a limited number of places available, people fight for the last remaining passes. Eventually, the future colony finds itself with too many mouths to feed.
6. Past Participants
With the destruction of Earth imminent, humanity begins colonizing the distant past. The colonization effort slowly begins to interfere with the timeline. Each group of colonists that arrives from the future has experienced a different version of history, with increasingly interesting results.
One group of time travel colonists is from a fascist timeline in which the Nazis won the Second World War, and they try to take over the colony. Another group reports having found the remains of the colony during a future archaeological dig, indicating that the colonization effort will eventually fail.
7. Populating Zion
A team of scientists rescue Jews from Nazi extermination camps by transporting them forward in time just before the moment of their deaths. Nazis are confounded when they open the doors to gas chambers and find that their victims have mysteriously vanished. In the future, thousands of rescued Jews struggle to understand what has happened to them, and they begin to hail the lead scientist as their Messiah.
8. Time Me Up, Time Me Down
After inventing a time machine, a scientist travels into his own future where he meets his beautiful future wife. Back in his own time, he meets his future wife for the first time (for her at least), but she isn’t interested in him. He tries his hardest to impress her but fails. How can this be when they are meant to be together?
Determined to win her heart, he travels back to their first meeting over and over again, trying something different each time. He even visits her past in an attempt to learn more about her, but nothing works. Becoming increasingly obsessed, he eventually resorts to kidnapping her. He takes her forward in time to show her their future life, but his actions have drastically changed the timeline.
9. Final Interview
A time travel agency sends a man to interview famous historic figures just hours before they die. The interviews are not only important to historians, they have also become a form of popular entertainment. After interviewing countless historic figures over a long and distinguished career, our protagonist has become something of a celebrity himself. One day, a younger man arrives at his home insisting that he be allowed to interview the protagonist. The protagonist realizes that the younger man is his future replacement, and that he himself is soon to die.
(Thanks to Jorgen Lundman for this idea, the full version of which can be read here )
10. Jesus vs The Time Police
The technology needed for time travel exists, but it has been outlawed by most of the world’s governments. A special police unit or federal agency uses specialist equipment to track down illegal time travelers and prevent them from damaging the timeline.
Some of the time travelers are attempting to alter their own past for personal gain, others are rich tourists seeking a thrilling but illegal encounter with the past. One day, however, they track down a time traveler who has managed to evade them for several years. He has been living in the past for all this time, and he claims to have become an important historical figure. Doing a little research, they determine his claims to be true. The time traveler has had a profound effect on the timeline, and undoing his actions might have profoundly negative consequences. He has written himself into history – a history that the time-police have always accepted to be true.
The illegal time traveler might be a famous general, monarch, or president. He might even be a religious figure, such as Jesus (as such, he may not have had an entirely positive effect on history, but a profound one nonetheless). If the illegal time-traveler is Jesus, might his ascension to heaven actually be his forced return to his own time, staged by the time-police?The time-police are faced with a dilemma – set the timeline straight and undo his actions without knowing what the result might be, or allow him to continue living in the past.
This article was written by Mark Ball . With thanks to Jorgen Lundman.
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Transport topic books
Children’s topic books about transport. This list of books for children aged 5-11 in primary school years 1-6 in KS1 and KS2 contains recommended topic books to appeal to all reading abilities. We have picked a range of picture books, nonfiction and children’s novels to read aloud, discuss in groups, or individually, or as an impetus for discussion in geography, science, STEM, during class time or book clubs. This list of reading suggestions is revised regularly and includes nonfiction and stories by Uijung Kim, Emily Hawkins, Giles Chapman, Vivian French, Vashti Hardy, and Ian Fleming.
Transport – Our recommended children’s books
Big book of boats by luogo comune.
There are big boats, small boats, boats from history, boats from stories, boats from around the world, boats for exploring, boats for war, boats for travel, boats to live in and boats for worship and ceremony. This is a truly fascinating large-format book that can’t fail to surprise and inform every reader through a sheer variety of riveting facts and illustrations. A marvellous read that’s perfect for primary school libraries.
William Bee’s Wonderful World of Things That Go! by William Bee
Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Cars by Elliot Krusynski
Who’s Driving by Leo Timmers
Underground: Subways Around the World by Uijung Kim
Convertible: Race Car by Amy Johnson
The Train to Impossible Places by PG Bell
Amazing Transport by Tom Jackson and Chris Mould
Trains (What’s Inside?) by David West
How Airports Work by Lonely Planet Kids
All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams
The Boy Who Biked the World: On the Road to Africa by Alastair Humphreys
The Story of Flight by Jakob Whitfield and Us Now
The Car Book by Giles Chapman
Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy
Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel by Simon Reeve
Cycle City by Alison Farrell
The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith
Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia to Every Vehicle by DK
The Steam Whistle Theatre Company by Vivian French
Into the Unknown by Stewart Ross and Stephen Biesty
Train (Journey Through the Pages Book) by Mike Vago
At The Garage: A shine-a-light book by Carron Brown
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
Transport topics – useful websites
- Railweek activity packs.
- Global trade lesson plans by the Royal Geographical Society.
- Lesson plans for transport and logistics from the Geographical Association.
- The London Transport Musuem resources and courses for KS1.
- Coventry Transport Museum .
- Transport for London Junior Travel Ambassadors scheme.
- Network Rail transport safety for children in Y1-6.
- Stem.org’s transport topic packs for KS1 and KS2.
Transport magazines for topic work
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Read the time on an analogue clock and match with digital time. Different levels of difficulty. Options include using a 24 hour clock and seeing how many correct answers you can get in a given time.
Coconut Multiples can reinforce children's knowledge of times tables by helping them to recognise the multiples from each table. Select either multiples from times tables up to 10 or 12.
A clever interactive which demonstrates times tables up to 10 x 10. It is useful for showing the commutative law of multiplication which means you can multiply numbers in any order and the answer is the same.
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Recommended space books for children
The topic of space is always a big hit with primary school children, who love to learn facts about the solar system and imagine the infinite possibilities of what lies beyond our galaxy. In KS2 Science, children learn about the Earth, Sun and Moon and how their movement affects our days, nights and seasons. Many children learn about the planets, space exploration and famous astronauts too. Blast off into the topic with our list of the best books for children about space.
This list is aimed at children aged 7-11. For recommended space books for younger children, try our KS1 Space Booklist.
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Chapter books about space
The Jamie Drake Equation
The Kid Who Came From Space
Shorter chapter books about space
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Space Blasters: Suzie Saves the Universe
The story of gadget-loving Suzie Wen, who finds herself on a laugh-out-loud adventure exploring space and who is ultimately tasked with saving the universe.
Full of illustrations and reader-friendly, short chapters, this book would be a great addition to a lower key stage 2 classroom as part of a class library. Easy to read and set in space, it is bound to be a popular book with children.
It is lovely to see the representation of a friendship that is not formed quickly or easily, with the characters overcoming jealousy and insecurity to work together. It provides great opportunities for discussion around this topic and the challenges friendships can pose or face.
It is also great to see the inclusion of scientific enquiry approaches – something that isn’t found very often in books for this age level. The book could support discussions in the classroom about fair testing and how to complete a scientific enquiry.
Recommended picturebooks, poetry and graphic novels about space
Counting on Katherine
This Rock That Rock
The Book of Bok: One Moon Rock’s Journey Through Time and Space
Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, Mars and the Distant Stars
24 Hours in Space
Children's books about space exploration and space science.
A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space
The International Space Station
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes
Looking Up from Flying Eye Books is a highly visual non-fiction book exploring the history and science of telescopes. Unique among the myriad of non-fiction titles covering the topic of space, this book has a real STEM focus as it explores the ins and outs of how telescopes have enabled people to learn to magnify objects from a great distance and given insights into human understanding of the universe.
Spanning back through history, Looking Up zooms in on significant people who have contributed to the evolution of telescopes as we know them. Galileo developed ‘a tube with lenses’ that enabled viewers to see the craters of our Moon and the moons of other planets. From there, a series of thinkers and innovators have taken up the baton to develop the technology in incredible ways. International collaboration in scientific discovery is emphasised in the book, as an array of prominent telescopes around the world are celebrated – including the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the VISTA telescope in Chile, and the James Webb Space Telescope (a collaboration developed by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency).
With a vivid and bold design style, this book is perfect for curious minds, science-lovers and those with an emerging interest in all things STEM.
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Space Maps is a super-sized visual treat. It will appeal to those already interested in the topic of space and will attract those who are new to the subject. The reader is invited to take a tour of all things space in the company of a diverse crew of space guides. During our space tour, a wealth of facts are covered -each double page focuses on a different aspect and so information is given in speedy, bite-sized fact boxes making this an ideal book for dipping into.
There is a good balance of facts and exciting nuggets from history, science and folklore. The legends behind the science add charm and warmth. Large and detailed illustrations guide the reader through their journey, each page devoted to a thorough, labelled map or diagram. For readers who struggle to visualise the images behind the arrangements of the constellations, this book certainly helps! I was able to ‘see’ Orion in the night sky having studied the beautiful constellation map.
This full-sized feast for the eyes would happily sit amongst a collection of Space books and interesting non-fiction books for readers who love to dive into the detail of a topic.
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