Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Time Machine ~ August 20, 2007

This week::
~Heliotrope E-Zine
~Time travel stories for children and young adults

Heliotrope, a speculative fiction E-zine, is now open to submissions for their Winter 2008 issue to be published in March 2008. Submit your science fiction, fantasy, mystery or horror short story (not to exceed 5,000 words) to Jay Tomio, editor. Stories that fall between these genres or ones that can't be easily labeled are also welcome. Payment is $.10 per word upon publication. Submission guidelines and Heliotrope back issues are available on their website.

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Want to turn a young reader on to time travel? Here are some suggestions:

Reginald Pepper is Out of Time by Neil Sorenson

The son of a world-famous paranormal troubleshooter uncovers a strange family secret hidden in a forgotten wall is plunged back in time to 1905 where he must twart the evil deeds of a vengeful vampire. (256 pages, recommended age: early teen)

Betsy Ross's Star (Blast to the Past series) by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon

Awarded Learning Magazine's Teacher's choice award for 2007, this eighth book in the series takes Abigail and her history class on an adventure to set the record straight about who really sewed the first American Flag. (80 pages, recommended ages: 9-12)

Time Warp Trio : The Seven Blunders of the World by Jon Scieszka

Follow Joe, Fred and Sam as they travel back to ancient Babylon to recover The Book and discover cuniform and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (96 pages, recommended ages 9-12)

What was the first book you read about time travel?


Sandra Ferguson said...

The Time Machine -- okay, some I'm old. And actually, my mom read a chapter every night as a bedtime story. Now, that is a cool memory.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I guess mine would be "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engel. While I was hunting around for children's books, I realized there aren't too many. Hmmm...that gives me an idea.

Marilyn Brant said...

A Wrinkle in Time was my first time travel, too :). Although, when I became a teacher, I loved reading the kids anything by Jon Scieszka (they really enjoyed The Time Warp Trio), and my son loves The Magic Tree House series.

Andrea Geist said...

Cool, thank you for sharing. I'm with Marilyn, A Wrinkle in Time is my first memory of 'otherly travel'.