6 Middle Grade & YA Novels on Repeat for Groundhog Day

Here are a few middle grade and YA titles to pass along to young readers interested in time loops. If they love them, they can read them over and over.

Graphic of a groundhog superimposed over a spiraling clock face.In recent years, Groundhog Day, celebrated on February 2, has become synonymous with the film where a weatherman finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over. Here are a few middle grade and YA titles to pass along to young readers interested in time loops. If they love them, they can read them over and over.


Covers of books for young readers interested in

Paris on Repeat by Amy Bearce. Jolly Fish. ISBN 9781631634376. 
Gr 5 Up–Eve is on the final day of a school trip to Europe with fellow students from her mother’s military base in Germany. After a strange encounter with a fortune teller, Eve embarks on a Groundhog Day–style journey towards building her confidence and discovering the power of friendship in times of struggle. 

Emily Windsnap and the Tides of Time by Liz Kessler. Candlewick. ISBN 9781536209693. 
Gr 4-7–In this newest iteration of the “Emily Windsnap” saga, the wishing stone leads her to a mysterious rift in the ocean floor and she is transported through time to see what effect her decisions have on her future self. Each time Emily travels through the tides of time, something always goes wrong to cause her future to be less than ideal. 

 You Only Live Once, David Bravo by Mark Oshiro. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780063008151. 
Gr 4-7–After a disastrous start to middle school, a talking dog offers David Bravo the chance to go back in time to fix the moment where it all went wrong—if only David could pinpoint where that moment was. A funny and unexpected twist on the time loop novel with moving and memorable results.

 Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. ISBN 9780062748379. 
Gr 8 Up–After meeting at a party, Jake bonds with Kate and is heartbroken when she dies of sickle cell anemia. Now his life cyclically reboots to the moment they met, as he attempts to save her.

 Leviathan by Jason Shiga. Abrams/Amulet. ISBN 9781419757792. 
Gr 3-7–In this engaging pick-your-path style graphic novel, readers embark on a daring quest to rescue a medieval seaside town from a legendary monster. Certain choices will lead readers to dead ends, while other decisions will prove to be the answer to puzzles found later. 

 See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon. S. & S. ISBN 9781665901925. 
Gr 10 Up–Barrett Bloom is ready to discover herself in college. However, on her first day of class, September 21, everything goes wrong. Exhausted and terrified, she falls asleep only to wake up on September 21. Again. 

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