Upper Elementary to Middle School Books

Theme: Time

2095 - (ISBN: 978-0142400449)

by Jon Scieszka

The Time Warp Trio’s time-travel is in triple dimensions when they go to the future of a museum showing things from a past that has not happened yet! If you enjoy lots of humor and fast-moving events, try this book with its cast of favorites. Can you tell a mixed-up time story that makes sense in the end?

Carry On Mr. Bowditch - (ISBN: 978-0618250745)

by Jean Lee Latham

Enjoy this fictionalized account of the life of a famous astronomer and mathematician. How does he achieve his ultimate dream of becoming the captain of a sailing vessel? Talk about what your dream job would be. How longdo you think it will take to achieve it?

Henry Fickle and the Time Capsule - (ISBN: 9780966774726)

by Michele Mack

In this second book in the Henry Fickle series, school does not go on as usual, and Dillon finds an important book that contains secrets about the future. If you enjoy fantasy and ideas of time travel by unusual means, try reading about Fickle’s time capsule This book is currently available for purchase only at the author’s website.

The Clock - (ISBN: 978-0531167434)

by Wil Mara

Take a look at this non-fiction book that chronicles the history and characteristics of developing time-tellers. Imagine what other things you would put inside or on clocks if you could invent one!

The House with a Clock in Its Walls - (ISBN: 978-0142402573)

by John Bellairs

Lewis must move to his uncle’s eerie mansion after his parents die. Along with exploring the hidden rooms and finding out that his uncle is a wizard, Lewis senses a clock somewhere, but where? Accompany Lewis on his quest to stop the clock from ticking down to the end of time.

Buried in Time (Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys) - (ISBN: 978-0671674632)

by Carolyn Keene

From Another World - (ISBN: 978-0888996411)

by Ana Maria Machado

Henry Fickle and the Secret Laboratory - (ISBN: 978-0966774719)

by Michele Mack

The Phantom Tollbooth - (ISBN: 978-0375806704)

by Norton Juster

The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl: Book 6) - (ISBN: 1423108361)

by Eoin Colfer

Activities for this Theme

Make a sand clock and a water clock


Draw shadows to observe time passing. This site shows how two children or other family members working together can trace one another’s shadows.


Make a sundial