The Magic Tree House Series
By Mary Pope Osborne
Mostly from our collection; some from the library
The story: Jack and Annie are a brother and sister living in Pennsylvania. One day, they discover a mysterious tree house in the woods behind their house. The tree house is full of books and takes them to any place they point to. They soon discover that the tree house belongs to the magician Morgan Le Fay and she needs their help. Jack and Annie soon set off on adventures to the time of the dinosaurs, the time of pirates, and even to the moon!
Mama opines: I like that these books give a little bit of history in a way that the small people still find entertaining. David chose several books in this series as prizes during the summer reading contest at our library. They are short enough to read in one sitting, but have enough information that I feel as if he is really learning something about dinosaurs or knights.
Thoughts from David: I like it because there are tornadoes in it and I like the pirate one because the pirates want them to find the treasure because pirates like treasure. I like them because they are funny. My favorite one so far is Sunset of the Sabertooth.
Do you have a favorite Magic Tree House book?