Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wee Reads: The Magic Treehouse Collection books 1-8

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

Magic Tree House Collection, Books 1-8The Magic Tree House Collection 1-8 by Mary Pope Osborne

Books 1-8 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series plus an interview with Mary Pope Osborne!
Meet Jack and Annie!
Jack and his younger sister, Annie, are just regular kids. But when they discover a tree house in the woods, something magical happens. In books 1-4, Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, a medieval castle, ancient pyramids, and treasure-seeking pirates. In books 5-8, Jack and Annie's friend, Morgan le Fay, is in trouble! They must find four "M" things to free her from a spell. Their adventures take them to meet a ninja master in ancient Japan, flee a crocodile on the Amazon River, discover the cave people of the Ice Age, and blast off to the moon in the future. It's a difficult and dangerous mission, but Jack and Annie will do anything to save a friend!
Audiobooks in this set include: Dinosaurs Before Dark (#1), The Knight at Dawn (#2), Mummies in the Morning (#3), Pirates Past Noon (#4), Night of the Ninjas (#5), Afternoon on the Amazon (#6), Sunset of the Sabertooth (#7), and Midnight on the Moon (#8).
Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians all over the world with her New York Times bestselling series.

Do you like this book?

I really like the Magic Tree House books. The dinosaur one was my favorite! They got to ride on a Pterodactyl! I want to ride on a Pterodactyl. I love dinosaurs. 

What's your favorite part of the book?

When they rode on the dinosaur! And they got to meet a ninja! I also really liked reading about the sabertooth tiger!

What do you think of the cover?

I like all of the covers but the Sabertooth book is my favorite.

I had never read The Magic Tree House series, even as a kiddo. I got a few of these gifted to me for Finn and decided to get them on audio because I could get the collections for him. 
He loves these books and honestly so do I. When we're all in the car listening to them even John and I get into the books.
They're written well, have lots of action and adventure, but they're not too scary for kids. They have something very magical and fun about them. I love how each book is something new, so it teaches them something about history too.

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James Howe has written more than eighty books in the thirty-plus years he's been writing for young readers. It sometimes confuses people that the author of the humorous Bunnicula series also wrote the dark young adult novel, The Watcher, or such beginning reader series as Pinky and Rex and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award-winning Houndsley and Catina and its sequels. But from the beginning of his career (which came about somewhat by accident after asking himself what kind of vampire a rabbit might make), he has been most interested in letting his imagination take him in whatever direction it cared to. So far, his imagination has led him to picture books, such as I Wish I Were a Butterfly and Brontorina (about a dinosaur who dreams of being a ballerina), mysteries, poetry (in the upcoming Addie on the Inside), and fiction that deals with issues that matter deeply to him. He is especially proud of The Misfits, which inspired national No Name-Calling Week (www.nonamecallingweek.org) and its sequel Totally Joe. He does not know where his imagination will take him in the next thirty-plus years, but he is looking forward to finding out.

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