Invite your readers to travel through the ages—and through imaginative, magical lands—with these new fantasy and time travel books perfect for upper-elementary and middle schoolers.
- The Time Fetch
Written by Amy Herrick. $13.21.
In “The Time Fetch,” the entire universe begins to unravel after eighth grader Edward inadvertently releases a crew of microscopic “foragers” whose mission it is to steal time. Beautifully written and quickly paced, Edward’s attempts to regather the foragers and set the world right once more will appeal to the deep thinkers you know and love.
- The Twistrose Key
Written by Tone Almhjell. $11.79.
When a beloved pet dies in the world of this magical debut, it goes to a frozen land called Sylver, ordinarily off-limits to humans. But when our heroine Lin finds a way into Sylver—and is reunited with her vole Rufus—she wages a battle to keep Sylver from disappearing.
- The Real Boy
Written by Anne Ursu. $13.53.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Oscar, the hero of the latest adventure from the author of “Breadcrumbs.” A shop boy for a village magician, Oscar doesn’t know what to say or how to interact with other people, to the point that he believes that he’s not a real boy at all. But when children around him begin to fall ill, Oscar discovers power in what makes him different, as well as the similarities that bind us all.
- Fortunately, the Milk
Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young. $7.01.
After their father returns from a lengthy outing to go and purchase milk, a brother and sister are regaled with the adventures encountered along the way, including chance meetings with aliens, mermaids and pirates. Fortunately, however, this daredevil dad manages to save the milk at every turn. A great model for writing!
- The Hundred
Written by Jennifer Prescott. $12.76.
In this imaginative debut from one of our own WeAreTeachers editors, humans have disappeared from Earth, replaced by a dazzling array of creatures that know of our world only from stories. When a young Eft named Tully loses his guardian, however, he discovers that the far-ago time of humanity may not be as distant as he thinks.
Written by A.G. Howard. $14.13.
In this sequel to “Splintered,” the author’s wild and lush reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” teen heroine Alyssa preps for high-school graduation and the prom while navigating dark forces that begin to invade her “real” life. Called upon to rescue Wonderland from the influence of the evil Queen Red, Alyssa is torn between her loyalty to her mortal boyfriend Jeb and her attraction to the dark lure of Wonderland and its creatures, including the charismatic, untrustworthy Morpheus. This book is best for readers age 14 and up, but may appeal to middle-schoolers as well.
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