In The Wells Bequest (Lexile: HL 600; Interest Level: Grades 4-7), a companion book to The Grimm Legacy, Polly Schulman takes us into another of the Special Collections at the New York Circulating Materials Repository. This time, we explore the wonderful science fiction world of H.G. Wells when Leo discovers that the New York Circulating Materials Repository exists and has a time machine!
Leo is playing video games in his room when the whole building shakes and he turns around to see a small motorcycle-like device on his table, being driven by a beautiful miniature girl and, wait, is that a miniature of himself?!? His miniature future-self delivers a cryptic message that he should read H.G. Well's book The Time Machine, and launches Leo into an amazing adventure in which he will meet not only the beautiful girl who appeared in his room, but also Mark Twain and Nicola Tesla! Fans of science fiction will find this story engaging and may even find themselves wishing they had a time machine of their own! (288 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.