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Two ordinary kids, a tree-house in the woods, and books about every subject imaginable.  Add a little magic, mystery, and adventure and you’ve got the classic early-reader series that transports every kid to places they’ve only dreamed of!

Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osbourne

Jack and Annie, siblings from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, are transported through time and space to help the mythical Morgan LeFay save the library at Camelot.  Along the way they meet dinosaurs, visit ancient Egypt, tackle ninjas, sail on the Titanic, immerse themselves in American History, and more!   Each book is its own stand-alone adventure, but the books connect in groups of 4 to solve larger mysteries. There is a Magic Treehouse story to complement just about any trip, holiday, or historical event.

These are great stories for those ready to tackle chapter books.  However, they are perfect for older Pre-K and Kindergarten readers who are ready for a complex read-aloud.   Suitable for a wide range of readers, Magic Treehouse books address a variety of experiences in an age appropriate way.  And for more inquisitive readers, the Magic Treehouse Fact-Trackers are fantastic non-fiction companions to the series.  For even more check out magictreehouse.com to play and learn with Jack & Annie.

*A Paperback Pigeon All-Time Top 10 Favorite*

mth1-4Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon – Real dinosaurs?  Medieval Knights?  Ancient Egypt? Swashbuckling Pirates?   Adventure is just a turn of the page as Jack & Annie begin to discover the magic in their treehouse! (ER-K-3)

mth5-8Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon –  Time and space are no match for the Magic Treehouse – or for Jack & Annie – when they travel to ancient Japan, voyage down the Amazon River, tackle the Ice Age and land on the Moon!!!

mth1-28Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 – Sets of 4 books just not enough to satisfy your curious reader?  Get all 28 of the original Magic Treehouse Books and join Jack & Annie for every single magical, mystical adventure from Shakespeare’s England to George Washington’s Revolutionary War encampment.

mthchristmasincamelotChristmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House, No. 29) – In the first book in the Magic Treehouse Merlin Missions, Jack & Annie take on more mythical challenges.  The series elevates in reading level, growing with its readers, as well as in content depth and story length. (ER-2/3)

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What if you could travel through time and witness – or even help at – the great events in American History?  Would you do it?  What if your parents’ fate depended on it?

Just in Time by Cheri Pray Earl & Carol Lynch Williams

Nine year-old twins Gracie and George just want their parents back, but they are trapped in time!  When the siblings discovery the antiques their parents have collected were stolen from history Gracie and George realize the only way for their mom and dad to come home is for the twins to travel in time themselves and return the items to their rightful historical period.  Beginning in Delaware, the first state, and moving through each state in order of admission to the United States,  the Just in Time series takes upper elementary readers right into the action of some of the most exciting events in American History. (MR-4)

justintimerescueindelawareThe Rescue Begins in Delaware – All Gracie and George want is to return sn antique school desk and look for their parents.   Instead they discover a small glitch in their time travel – when they go back in time one of them becomes an animal! Suddenly they find themselves helping Caesar Rodney make his way to Philadelphia to vote on the Declaration of Independence.   Will they make it in time, or will American History be changed forever.  Where are their parents?  What does the sinister character Crowe have to do with this?  And, most importantly, will Gracie be a horse forever?

justintimesweetsecretsinpennSweet Secrets in Pennsylvania – George and Gracie travel to 1907 where they meet Milton Hershey!  He invites them to help be chocolate testers at his factory – what could be better?  But the kids still need to return an antique rug, outwit Crowe, and foil a plot to steal Mr. Hershey’s secret, perfect chocolate recipe.  Adventure, danger and deliciousness at every turn!

justintimewizardofmenloparkWizard of Menlo Park, New Jersey – When George and Gracie find themselves in Thomas Edison’s laboratory they are amazed at his incredible inventions.  But they are stunned to discover that he has also invented a time machine!  And when Crowe enters the lab – not the Crowe they know, but a younger version – they realize he might destroy the machine and any chance George and Gracie have of getting home to their own time!

justintimedangerousdayingeorgeA Dangerous Day in Georgia– The discovery of a note from their parents leads George and Gracie to St. Simons Island, Georgia during World War II.  They need to return a bike to the bike shop, but it is closed!  If they wait one more day they are sure to run into danger, as the note predicts, and Crowe,who is still following them, will have a chance to catch up and destroy the time machine.

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