Time Traveler Chapter Book Challenge Reading Suggestions

Time Traveler Chapter Book Challenge Reading Suggestions
Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Ancient World        Medieval World       Age of Exploration         Age of Revolution         Modern Era      21st Century        Into the Future

Ancient World (Beginning – 476)

~Origin stories; Mesopotamian and Sumerian Empires; Ancient Egypt; Phoenician Empire; Persian, Greek and Roman Empires; Mauryan Empire (India); China’s First Emperor; Han Dynasty (China); Germanic Peoples~

  1. Nickolas Flux: Peril in Pompeii by Nel Yomtov
  2. I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 by Lauren Tarshis
  3. Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  4. Time Jumpers # 2: Escape from Egypt by Wendy Mass
  5. Time Jumpers # 4: Dodging Dinosaurs by Wendy Mass
  6. Royal Diaries: Cleopatra VII by Kathryn Lasky
  7. Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx by James Rollins
  8. Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona, A Young Slave by Richard Platt
  9. Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht by Richard Platt
  10. Time Warp Trio #16: Marco? Polo! by Jon Sciezka
  11. Time Warp Trio # 9: See You Later, Gladiator by Jon Sciezka
  12. Time Warp Trio # 8: It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Sciezka
  13. Time Warp Trio # 6: Tut, Tut by Jon Sciezka
  14. The Epic of Gilgamesh by Geraldine McCaughrean
  15. DK Eyewitness Mesopatamia
  16. Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
  17. I Am Cleopatra by Grace Norwich
  18. DK Eyewitness Ancient Egypt
  19. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keattey Snyder
  20. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  21. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  22. Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards
  23. Where Is the Great Wall? by Jim O’Connor
  24. Who Was Alexander the Great? by Kathryn Waterfield
  25. Who Was Julius Caesar? by Nico Medina
  26. The Egyptology Handbook : a course in the wonders of Egypt by Emily Sands
  27. You Choose: Ancient China by Terry Collins
  28. Life as a Gladiator: an interactive history adventure by Michael Burgan
  29. Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks

Medieval World (apx. 500 – 1644)

~Byzantine Empire; Early Native Americans; Islam Begins; Abbasid Dynasty; Tang, Song and Ming Dynasties; Vikings; Heian Period (Japan); Warlords rule Japan; Rise of Catholic Church; Crusades; Feudal System in Europe; Great Zimbabwe; Mesa Cliff Native Americans; Incan Empire; Maori settle New Zealand; Mongol Empire; Songhai Empire (Africa)~

  1. Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow by James Rollins
  2. Time Warp Trio #12: Viking It or Liking It by Jon Sciezka
  3. Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
  4. Samurai: a guide to the feudal knights by Xavier Niz
  5. The Aztec Empire: an interactive history adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  6. Life as a Samurai: an interactive history adventure by Matt Doeden
  7. The Middle Ages: an interactive history adventure by Allison Lassieur
  8. Sword Song by Rosemary Sutcliff
  9. Lady Grace Mysteries by Patricia Finney
  10. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  11. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric Philbrook Kelly
  12. Crispin series by Avi
  13. Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett
  14. Keeper of the Grail by Michael Spradlin
  15. Brightheart the Knight’s Pony by Poppy Shire
  16. Wild Boy, a tale of Rowan Hood by Nancy Springer
  17. The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras
  18. Hush: an Irish princess’ tale by Donna Jo Napoli
  19. Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
  20. Magic Tree House #2: Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  21. Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
  22. Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
  23. Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli
  24. DK Eyewitness Medieval Life by Andrew Langley
  25. Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham
  26. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
  27. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  28. Royal Diaries: Sondok, princess of the moon and stars by Sheri Holman
  29. Royal Diaries: Lady of Palenque, the flower of Bacal by Anna Kirwan
  30. Royal Diaries: Eleanor, crown jewel of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory
  31. Royal Diaries: Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: warrior of the South by Laurence Yep

Age of Exploration (apx. 1450 – 1676)

~Printing press; Ottoman Empire; Renaissance; European Exploration and Conquests; Islamic Mughal Empire; Scientific Revolution; Catholic Reformation; Imjin War; Edo Japan; Czars established in Russia; Early America Colonization/ Slave trade~

  1. Time Warp Trio # 10: Sam Samurai by Jon Sciezka
  2. Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher
  3. Colonial America: an interactive history adventure by Allison Lassieur
  4. The Salem Witch Trials: an interactive history adventure by Matt Doeden
  5. I Am Sacagawea by Grace Norwich
  6. The Ottoman Empire by Lucille Davis
  7. The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs
  8. Magic Tree House Merlin Missions # 10: Monday With a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne
  9. Magic Tree House # 18: Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
  10. Magic Tree House # 25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne
  11. Magic Tree House # 27: Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne
  12. Nickolas Flux: Arrested for Witchcraft! by Mari Bolte
  13. American Girl: Felicity series
  14. Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Lynn Carbone
  15. My Lady, Pocahontas by Kathleen Kudlinski
  16. The Starving Time by Patricia Hermes
  17. Surviving Jamestown: the adventure of young Sam Collier by Gail Karwoski
  18. Standing in the Light: the captive diary of Catherine Carey Logan by Mary Pope Osborne
  19. Royal Diaries: Nzingha: warrior queen of Matamba by Pat McKissack
  20. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
  21. Explorers of North America by Christine Taylor-Butler
  22. Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I, red rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky
  23. Royal Diaries: Kristina, the girl king by Carolyn Meyer
  24. Royal Diaries: Weetamoo, chief of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith
  25. Royal Diaries: Mary, Queen of Scots, queen without a country by Kathryn Lasky
  26. Royal Diaries: Anacaona, golden flower by Edwidge Danticat
  27. Royal Diaries: Jahanara, Princess of Princesses by Kathryn Lasky
  28. Royal Diaries: Isabel, jewel of Castilla by Carolyn Meyer

Age of Revolution (apx. 1756 – 1903)

~Seven Year War; Industrial Revolution begins; American Revolution; Colonization of Australia; French Revolution; Napoleonic Wars; South American Revolutions; Greek Independence; Steam Power; Westward Expansion in US; British Raj; US Civil War; Unified Germany and Italy; Anglo-Zulu War; US Immigration influx (Ellis Island opens); First powered flight~

  1. The Royal Diaries: Kazunomiya by Kathryn Lasky
  2. Time Warp Trio # 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy by Jon Sciezka
  3. Spies of the American Revolution: an interactive espionage adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  4. Spies of the Civil War: an interactive history adventure by Michael Burgan
  5. Ellis Island: an interactive history adventure by Michael Burgan
  6. World War II Naval Forces: an interactive history adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  7. Orphan Trains: an interactive history adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  8. The Battle of Bull Run: an interactive history adventure by Allison Lassieur
  9. The Boston Massacre: an interactive history adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  10. The Wild West: an interactive history adventure by Allison Lassieur
  11. I Am Harriet Tubman by Grace Norwich
  12. I Am Hellen Keller by Grace Norwich (crosses into Modern Era)
  13. Magic Tree House # 21: Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne
  14. Magic Tree House # 22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Mary Pope Osborne
  15. Magic Tree House # 23: Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
  16. Magic Tree House # 32: To the Future, Benjamin Franklin by Mary Pope Osborne
  17. The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Bradley
  18. Nory Ryan’s Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
  19. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  20. Nickolas Flux: Flight to Freedom! by Nel Yomtov
  21. Nickolas Flux: Stake a Claim! by Nel Yomtov
  22. Nickolas Flux: Night of Rebellion! by Nel Yomtov
  23. Nickolas Flux: Defend Until Death! by Nel Yomtov
  24. Nickolas Flux: Tracking an Assassin! by Nel Yomtov
  25. Magic Tree House # 10: Ghost Town at Sundown by Mary Pope Osborne
  26. Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? by Yona  Zeldis McDonough
  27. Who Were the Wright Brothers? by James Buckley
  28. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  29. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  30. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  31. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  32. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  33. Royal Diary: Elisabeth, the princess bride by Barry Denenberg
  34. Sophia’s War; a tale of revolution by Avi
  35. The Arrow Over the Door by Joseph Bruchac
  36. Johnny Tremain: a story of Boston in revolt by Esther Forbes
  37. Rush Revere series by Rush Limbaugh
  38. A Soldier’s Secret: the incredible true story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War hero by Marissa Moss
  39. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick
  40. American Girl: Addy series
  41. American Girl: Kirsten series
  42. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  43. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
  44. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  45. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  46. Royal Diaries: Kaiulani, the people’s princess by Ellen Emerson White
  47. Royal Diaries: Victoria, May blossom of Britannia by Anna Kirwan
  48. Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette, princess of Versailles by Kathryn Lasky
  49. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Modern Era (apx. 1900 – 1999)

~World War I; Russian Revolution; Jazz Age and Cinema; The Great Depression; Spanish Civil War; World War II; Partition of India; Creation of Israel; Chinese Communist Revolution; Vietnam War; US Civil Rights Movement; African Independence; The Cold War; Rock n Roll begins; The Gulf War; Apartheid ends in Africa;

  1. Can You Survive the Titanic? an interactive survival adventure by Allison Lassieur
  2. Spies of World War I: an interactive history adventure by Michael Burgan
  3. Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: an interactive espionage adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  4. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: an interactive history adventure by Allison Lassieur
  5. The Civil Rights Movement: an interactive history adventure by Heather Adamson
  6. I Am Walt Disney by Grace Norwich
  7. I Am Albert Einstein by Grace Norwich
  8. I Am Martin Luther King Jr. by Grace Norwich
  9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. Nickolas Flux: Titanic Disaster! by Nel Yomtov
  11. Nickolas Flux: Surprise Attack! by Nel Yomtov
  12. Magic Tree House #17: Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne
  13. Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
  14. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  15. The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
  16. Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
  17. Hidden Figures Young Reader’s Ed. by Margot Lee Shetterly
  18. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanha Lai
  19. An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
  20. Magic Tree House # 8: Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne
  21. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  22. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  23. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  24. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  25. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  26. Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  27. Journal of Otto Peltonen, a Finnish immigrant by William Durbin
  28. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  29. The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
  30. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
  31. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
  32. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  33. T4: a novel in verse by Ann Clare LeZotte
  34. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  35. Royal Diaries: Anastasia, the last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer
  36. American Girl: Molly series
  37. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  38. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

21st Century 2000 – 2020

~ War on Terror; Electronics advance communications and robotics; Green Movement~

  1. I Am Malala Young Readers Ed. by Malala Yousafzai
  2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  3. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
  4. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
  5. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  6. The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
  7. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  9. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
  10. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  11. Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi
  12. Frank Einstein series by Jon Scieszka
  13. Judy Moody Saves the World by Megan McDonald
  14. Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King
  15. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  16. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  17. Scat by Carl Hiaasen
  18. If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews
  19. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  20. Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady
  21. The Nebula Secret by Trudi Strain Trueit
  22. Six by M.M. Vaughan
  23. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  24. A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  25. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  26. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  27. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  28. My Fate According to the Butterfly by Amanda Nojadera
  29. Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Amanda Nojadera
  30. Teddy Mars: almost a world record breaker by Molly B Burnham
  31. Blended by Sharon Draper
  32. Girls Who Code series
  33. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  34. Some Kind of Happiness by Clair Legrand
  35. Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas
  36. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  37. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  38. The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
  39. Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell
  40. Flower Power series by Lauren Myracle
  41. The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
  42. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  43. Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  44. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin
  45. New Kid by Tim Green
  46. The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler
  47. Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
  48. Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements
  49. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  50. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  51. Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  52. International Space Station: an interactive space exploration adventure by Allison Lassieur

Into the Future

  1. The Ear, The Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
  2. Time Jumpers #3: Fast-forward to the Future by Wendy Mass
  3. Time Warp Trio # 5: 2095 by Jon Sciezka
  4. Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass
  5. The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
  6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  7. The Giver by Lois Lowery
  8. Eager by Helen Fox
  9. Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  10. Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series by Dav Pilkey
  11. Galaxy Zack series by Ray O’Ryan
  12. Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
  13. Masterminds by Gordon Korman
  14. Seventh Grade vs. The Galaxy by Joshua Levy
  15. Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  16. Dude Where’s My Spaceship? by Dan Greenburg
  17. Space Taxi series by Wendy Mass
  18. Not So Normal Norbert by James Patterson
  19. Sci-Fi Junior High by Scott Seegert
  20. Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger
  21. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
  22. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  23. Icebreaker by Lian Tanner