Let's Go Back in Time! (6th-8th Grade)

By Skokie Staff Bibliocommons Youth Services

In celebration of Summer Reading, let's go back in time. The books on this list will help you travel back through time.

  • When You Reach Me

    2009 by Stead, Rebecca

    A twelve-year-old girl in New York starts to receive mysterious notes that predict the future.

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  • The Project

    2010 by Falkner, Brian

    Two friends find a boring book that sends them on an adventure to stop Nazis from rewriting history.

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  • Tempest

    2012 by Cross, Julie

    Jackson goes back in time to save Holly and finds out some secrets along the way.

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  • No True Echo

    2015 by Jones, Gareth P.

    Eddie finds that his hometown contains the origins of time travel.

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  • The Book Thief

    2006 by Zusak, Markus

    During World War II, a young girl defies authority and tries to save and read books that were ordered to be burned.

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  • Outrun the Moon

    2016 by Lee, Stacey

    In 1906, Mercy Wong tries to leave Chinatown and gets admitted into a prestigious school. Disaster strikes when an earthquake destroys her home and school.

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  • Suspect Red

    2017 by Elliott, Laura

    Tensions rise during the Cold War when a family from Czechoslovakia moves down the street from Richard, who becomes friends with Vlad, a Czech boy.

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  • Jackaby

    2014 by Ritter, R. William

    Abigail and Jackaby set out to catch a supernatural serial killer in 1892.

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  • Razorhurst

    2015 by Larbalestier, Justine

    In 1932 Sydney, Australia, two girls who can see ghosts go on the run after finding a dead body.

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  • The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

    2016 by Boyne, John

    An orphan is forced to move in with his aunt who lives in Austria, but it's no ordinary house—it's the home of Adolf Hitler!

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  • To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party

    2016 by Brown, Skila

    In 1846, the Donner family tries their best to stay alive on their trip to California.

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  • Between Shades of Gray

    2011 by Sepetys, Ruta

    In 1941, a Lithuanian family is forced by Soviet soldiers to leave their home country and move to Siberia where her father is being sentenced to death. Fifteen-year-old Lina fights to preserve her story by placing it in a jar and burying it in Lithuanian soil.

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