Though I am moving steadily forward in my effort to read every time travel book for kids ever written (except I'm never going to read every Magic Tree House book--there are limits), there are still lots of books out there I've never encountered.
Out of the last four
requests I've gotten for help identifying half-remembered books, I could
only answer one; here are the other three, and if you recognize any of
them, please leave a comment!
"I am looking for a fantasy
novel I read partially when I was barely ten. The cover was ripped so I
can not recall the title except that the story involved a young boy and
girl who come across a talking talisman or artifact that was able to take
them back in time every hundred or so years until the come to a medieval
era in which mankind was enslaved by aliens, apparently the true origin
of the talisman is revealed to be alien. I can not recall how the story
ends but it is a very humorous novel with the talisman coming across as
sarcastic yet funny."
"My boyfriend has a book in mind that he loved when he was younger. He
said it was about someone who went into a tree and traveled way back in
time, like to the dinosaur era. He's sure that it wasn't the series
with the tree house though."
Sam has an answer for this one-- The Ancient One, by T. A. Barron; if that's not it, Reading Is My Life wonders if it might be a Ruth Chew book.
"When I was in middle school, which I'm not entirely sure when that was
(I think it was around 98), we read a book about a girl who would go
back and forth through time. All I can remember is the cover- A brunet
girl stands in the middle, cut down the half, on one side she wears a
tank top and blue jeans, and the other, some Civil war, or older dress.
The scene that I remember is that she is running down an alleyway,
trying to avoid being seen by surveillance cameras, and slips through
time. She winds up in a tunnel, where she hides behind a wagon to avoid
soldiers of some sort."
HumbleIndigo has suggested Running Out of Time, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, which definitely meets the cover criteria:
Deb also suggest Both Sides of Time, by Caroline Cooney, for this one.
I really wish someone would guess the alien one...sarcasm in mg sff is not as common as it should be, in my opinion.