What is it: The Good Times Travel Agency is six-book series (more! more! make more!) of history books by writer-illustrator team Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin, in which the Binkertons–twins Josh and Emma and their little sister Libby–keep on inadvertently travelling back through time thanks to the muddling efforts of Julian T. Pettigrew, the owner of The Good Times Travel Agency.
Adventures in Ancient China
Adventures in Ancient Egypt
Adventures in Ancient Greece
Adventures in the Ice Age
Adventures in the Middle Ages
Adventures with the Vikings
Why is it so good: A clever combination of fact and fiction, comic-book style adventure and factual–but still hilarious–narrative. What all history books should be written like, really.
Recommended ages: Officially recommended for ages 8-12. We’ve been reading them since Cinder and Flora were five and three… and are rediscovering them again now that Ender is three, and Flora and Cinder are seven and 10. And they still rock.