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Time Riders

Level 1

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This is a rollercoaster ride with a lot of unexpected situations, and Scarrow skillfully interweaves various periods in history, both real and imaginary. In his own words, the series has allowed him 'to have fun with the ideas' he developed as a games designer. It works.


  • WINNER Calderdale Children's Book of the Year 2010


  • BERGREN, Lisa: The River of Time Series (David C Cook Publishing 2011) 3 volumes about two sisters thrown back in time.
  • Back to the Future (1985) a teenager is sent 30 years into the past; sequels.
  • Donnie Darko (2001) time travel through wormholes.
  • Midnight in Paris (2011) Gil is travelling back to the 1920s.
  • The Terminator (1984) a cyborg is sent back in time.
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) involuntary time traveller; based on Niffenegger's novel.
  • Time Bandits (1981) band of dwarves jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.
  • Timecop (1994) an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life.
  • CRICHTON, Michael: Timeline (Fredrick 1999)
  • DeCAMP, L. Sprague: Lest Darkness Fall (Henry Holt and Company 1941)
  • GABALDON, Diana: The Outlander Series (Dell 1991ff.)
  • HARRIS, Thomas: Fatherland (Hutchinson 1992)
  • HAWKE, Simon: The TimeWars Series (Ace 1984ff.)
  • MOORCOCK, Michael: Behold the Man (Allison & Busby 1969)
  • POWERS, Tim: The Anubis Gates (Ace 1983)
  • PRATCHETT, Terry: Thief of Time (Doubleday 2001)
  • SCARROW, Alex: The Candle Man (Orion 2012)
  • TWAIN, Mark: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Charles L. Webster and Co 1889)
  • VONNEGUT, Kurt: Timequake (Putnam 1997)