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Mary Pope Osborne

Biography

Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne grew up in the military, and by the time she was fifteen had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970's, Mary traveled all over Europe, and spent the first six weeks of her trip living in a cave on the island of Crete. She then joined up with a group of European young people and traveled in rickety vans through sixteen Asian countries, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

She was an acting teacher, a waitress, a travel agent, a window dresser, and a medical assistant--all before becoming an author! Now she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.

In February 1993, Mary was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild, the oldest, most established organization for writers in the United States.

Mary and her husband Will split their time between an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York and a cabin in Pennsylvania. They own a terrier named Bailey, who sleeps on the top of Mary's desk every day while she writes!

Mary Pope Osborne

Books by Mary Pope Osborne

Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce with illustrations by Carlo Molinari - Animals , Children's 7 - 10

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #54, they had lots of questions. How do sled dogs race for so long? When was the first Iditarod? What are some other extreme sports? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about the Iditarod, open water swimming, the Ironman triathlon, free climbing, the X Games and other ways people test their limits.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca - Children's 7 - 10, Historical Fiction
MagicTree House #51: HIGH TIME FOR HEROES features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise, they had lots of questions. Why did Vikings go on raids? Did they really wear horned helmets? What were Viking ships like? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Vikings. 

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
No girls allowed at the Olympic Games! That's the rule when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to ancient Greece. But when Annie tells jack to go to the games without her, he knows she's up to something. Will Annie find a way to see the games? Or will she get herself --- and Jack --- into Olympic-size trouble? Find out in HOUR OF THE OLYMPICS.
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Cannon fire! That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time yet --- and the one that will make the most difference to their own lives!
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #53: Shadow of the Shark, they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

When Teddy, a young sorcerer, offers to send Jack and Annie on a dream vacation, they can’t wait to go. The brother-and-sister pair wish for a trip to a beach paradise, and the magic tree house whisks them off to the coast of Mexico. Everything starts out perfectly as they raft around a coral reef. But then a hungry shark attacks! And their dream vacation turns into a nightmare!

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build the Great Wall? What is Chinese New Year? What are some other Chinese traditions? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Chinese history and culture. 

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie must find four secrets of greatness for Merlin the magician. To start, they travel back in time to meet Alexander the Great. He should know all about greatness, right? But young Alexander is bossy, vain and not great at all! How can they learn from him? It’s going to take a wild black stallion, magic from Merlinb and a lot of bravery to succeed. Are Jack and Annie clever and bold enough to complete their mission? 

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca - Children's Nonfiction

Jack and Annie have survived all kinds of dangers on their adventures in the magic tree house. Find out how you can survive lots of scary situations, including sharks, earthquakes, fires, shipwrecks and many more! Features a compass embedded in the front cover. With full-color photographs and illustrations, facts about real-life survival stories and tips from Jack and Annie, this is a must-have for all survivors of the bestselling Magic Tree House series.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #5: Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history’s most intriguing and secretive figures.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie have to find a certain kind of food --- the fourth thing needed to save Merlin’s beloved penguin, Penny. The magic tree house whisks them off to a village in the mountains of southeast China, close to a world-famous panda reserve. Will it be their easiest adventure yet? Not a chance! Jack and Annie don’t know it, but they’ve arrived on the day of a historic earthquake!

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #52: Soccer on Sunday, they had lots of questions. How did soccer get started? Who are some of its greatest players? What is the World Cup? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind one of the world's most popular sports.
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Just in time for the 2014 Fifa World Cup, Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday will take Jack and Annie to a soccer field in Mexico where they must find the final secret of greatness for Merlin. On the field, they'll meet a young soccer player who dreams of one day playing in the World Cup just like his hero, the great Brazilian soccer player, Pelé!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

MAGIC TREE HOUSE #51: High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #51, they had lots of questions. How did Florence Nightingale change nursing? Who helped women get the vote? What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream? How did Gandhi change the world? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind six amazing people who have changed history. Includes Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and John Muir. 

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Are you ready for a presidential adventure? Jack and Annie are! They are trying to get a special feather that will help save Merlin’s baby penguin, Penny. When the magic tree house whisks them back to Washington, D.C., in 1861, Jack can’t wait to meet Abraham Lincoln himself! But the new president is too busy to see them, as he is desperately trying to save a nation in crisis.
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Magic Tree House #50 features Jack and Annie and legendary magician, Harry Houdini! If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading!

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
The fan-favorite chapter-book series whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the Swiss Alps in search of a rare flower. When they find a monastery where monks and St. Bernards live, Annie offers to train a young dog named Barry. Then Barry runs away, and Jack and Annie have a new task to find Barry! Will he lead them to the mysterious flower? Or into danger?
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #49: Stallion at Starlight, they had lots of questions. Why did people tame horses? What jobs do horses have today? Why was Alexander the Great's horse so famous? What are some other famous horses in history? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Written by Mary Pope Osborne, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to the time of dinosaurs where they encounter all sorts of dinos from the terrifying T-Rex to the crowd-pleasing Triceratops, and start on a life-time of adventures with new readers.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they must help Charles Dickens. But the famous author has everything he could possibly want. How are they supposed to help him? It’s not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. Jack and Annie will need all their magic --- and help from three ghosts! --- to save the great writer.
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas they had lots of questions. What do pandas eat? Where do they live? Why are snow leopards so scarce? How can we help? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie are whisked back to long-ago Ireland. Their mission? To inspire a girl named Augusta to share her creativity with the world. But when they meet Augusta, Jack and Annie don't see how they can inspire her at all --- she is the least imaginative person they've ever met! Luckily, Jack and Annie have a special whistle that they can use to show Augusta a magical world. But their plan backfires! Can Jack and Annie rescue their new friend? Or will Augusta be lost forever?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie are whisked back to long-ago Ireland. Their mission? To inspire a girl named Augusta to share her creativity with the world. But when they meet Augusta, Jack and Annie don't see how they can inspire her at all --- she is the least imaginative person they've ever met! Luckily, Jack and Annie have a special whistle that they can use to show Augusta a magical world. But their plan backfires! Can Jack and Annie rescue their new friend? Or will Augusta be lost forever?
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. 

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Merlin the magician and Morgan le Fay have disappeared, and in order to find them, Jack and Annie journey with their friends Teddy and Kathleen to the Land-Behind-the-Clouds, a frozen kingdom of ice and snow. There they must overcome their fears and solve the Ice Wizard's riddle, because if Jack and Annie don't complete their mission in time, Merlin and Morgan will disappear forever!

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #46: Dogs in the Dead of Night, they had lots of questions. How do St. Bernards help find avalanche survivors? Who are some of the most famous war dog heroes? What breeds make good service dogs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie are on their second mission to find --- and inspire --- artists to bring happiness to millions. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts, as well as discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie's summer vacation is no day at the beach! The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates the summer solstice! Jack and Annie are on a quest to a seaside land of mystery and myth, where they must overcome their fears and solve an ancient riddle. Magic Tree House books are New York Times bestsellers. They are known all around the world as books that inspire reading. Find out why with SUMMER OF THE SEA SERPENT!
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras, they had lots of questions. Can snakes really be charmed? What reptile has the deadliest venom? What do Komodo dragons eat? How do you tell alligators and crocodiles apart? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie have once again traveled back in time in their magic tree house, but they have a brand-new mission: to help bring happiness to millions of people. Their mission takes them to eighteenth-century Austria, where they’re decked out in their craziest outfits yet --- including a wig for Jack and a long dress with lots of ruffles and bows for Annie! But it will take more than the right clothing to help them fit in at a party at one of the most marvelous palaces in Europe...especially when all the animals in the palace zoo escape from their cages.
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, they had lots of questions. Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol? How did he help the poor? What jobs did poor Victorian kids have? How did rich kids spend their time? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
In the distance, a haunted castle looms dark against the light of the moon. No candles burn in its windows. No laughter rings through its halls. What has happened to the castle and the people who lived there? Merlin the magician asks Jack and Annie to find out. But are they brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and step through the creaking doors? And are they smart enough to solve the mystery of how the castle became haunted?
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks the Irish language? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness --- secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure...Jack and Annie are about to find out!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

CHRISTMAS IN CAMELOT is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to create a longer, more in-depth story featuring the characters kids have come to love. The result is magical: a fast-paced but detailed, easy-to-read story. Jack and Annie go on a quest to save Camelot, a quest that will prove to a beleaguered King Arthur that children and imagination really can make a difference.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #42: A Good Night for Ghosts, they had lots of questions. What are some of the most famous ghost stories? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have ghost stories? What are ghost hunters? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness --- secrets they need if they're going to save Merlin. But when the Magic Tree House leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they’re not sure who needs help more --- Merlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But that isn’t the end of their troubles, because the crew isn’t looking for the secrets of happiness. The crew is looking for...a sea monster!

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
In Monday with a Mad Genius, travel with Jack and Annie to Italy in the Renaissance, a time when every new morning brought with it the promise of artistic and scientific wonder. There, they meet none other than Leonardo da Vinci!
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #38: Monday with a Mad Genius, they had lots of questions. Why was Leonardo da Vinci interested in flight? What are some of his most famous painting? Did he really keep notebooks just like Jack? What do scientists today think of his ideas? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin, they had lots of questions. What do penguins eat? Why do they huddle together in groups? Who won the race to the South Pole? What happens at a research station in Antarctica? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #39: Dark Day in the Deep Sea, they had lots of questions. How big is a giant squid? What is a dragonfish? How do deep-sea creatures find food when it’s so dark down there? What do scientists think mythical sea monsters might really be? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Jack and Annie are off on another Merlin Mission. This time, Merlin has sent them to rescue a beautiful magical creature --- the unicorn. But when they land in New York City during the Depression of the 1930s, Jack and Annie are confused. Where will they find a unicorn in a big city?

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #16: Polar Bears Past Bedtime, they had lots of questions. Why is the Arctic so cold? What did the first people of the Artic eat? How do polar bears cross thin ice? What other animals live in the Arctic? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a hundred years ago. There they must find four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, they make their way to the 1889 World's Fair. Below the Eiffel Tower, built especially for the fair, there are thousands of exhibits from all over the world. But how will Jack and Annie find the magicians in the crowds of people? And who are the magicians anyway? Jack and Annie are about to find out in another adventure filled with history, magic, and amazing surprises!

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #28: High Tide in Hawaii, they had lots of questions. What causes tsunamis? Who studies earthquakes? How do volcanoes form? What should people do if an avalanche hits? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. 

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

 

Jack and Annie travel back in time to a desert in the Middle East at the behest of Merlin who has given them a rhyme to help on their mission. There they meet a Bedouin tribe and learn about the way that they live. From camel rides and oases to ancient writings and dangerous sandstorms, here’s another Magic Tree House filled with all the mystery, history, magic and old-fashioned adventure that kids love to read about.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Merlin has asked Jack and Annie to help on another Merlin Mission. This time they head back into history to Venice, Italy. With the help of a research book, a book of magic rhymes and a set of mysterious instructions from Merlin, the heroes will save the beautiful city from a flood! Here’s another Magic Tree House book that will engage kids with history, magic and nonstop action from beginning to end.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #13: Vacation Under the Volcano, they had lots of questions. How did ancient Rome become an emipre? Where did ancient Romans go for fun? What happened to the Roman town of Pompeii? What have we learned from it? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. 

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home? What did they really eat at the first Thanksgiving? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

 

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in the Ice Age? How did early humans stay warm enough to survive? Who made the first cave paintings? What happened to saber-toothed cats and woolly mammoths? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in colonial times? Why did the stamp Act make the colonists so angry? Who were the Minutemen? What happened at the Boston Tea Party? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. 

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. 

by Mary Pope Osborne - Historical Fiction

In her third and final diary, by Mary Pope Osborne, Ginny continues to face rapidly changing times in the aftermath of the Civil War. Virginia Dickens continues to chronicle the aftermath of the Civil War, as she and her family move their lives from Washington, D.C. to New York City. Throughout the times of difficulty and joy, Ginny is always courageous and sweet.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #9: Dolphins at Daybreak, they had lots of questions. Did dolphins ever live on land? How do dolphins communicate? How do sharks hunt for food? Which sharks are the most dangerous? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Catch the wave! That's what Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to a Hawaiian island of long ago. They learn how to surf and have a great time --- until strange things start happening. Jack and Annie soon discover the cause: A tidal wave is headed their way! Can they help save their new friends in time?
by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #23: Twister on Tuesday, they had lots of questions. How do tornadoes form? What kinds of tools can help predict bad storms? Where did the biggest snowfall on record happen? How fast are hurricane winds?

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
It's a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But whether it's cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don't know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?
by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #17: Tonight on the Titanic, they had lots of questions. How many people were aboard the Titanic? Why weren’t there enough lifeboats for all the passengers? How did this “unsinkable” ship sink? What lessons can we learn from the tragedy? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Jack and Annie are off to Africa, where they meet a band of gorillas headed by a large silverback. When the kids save the gorillas from a dangerous leopard, they form a friendship and begin learning a lot from each other.

written by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Jack and Annie climb into their magic tree house once again. This time they are going to England and also to Shakespeare's theater. They are searcing for "a special magic" that will, "without wand, spell, or charm --- turn daytime into night." With only their backpacks and a book about 16th century England, Jack and Annie manage to solve Morgan le Fay's rhyme. Additional information about Shakespeare is included, plus a partial list of the more than 2,000 words and expressions he invented.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #8: Midnight on the Moon, they had lots of questions. How did the universe begin? How long does it take to get to the moon? How hot is the sun? What does it feel like to be in space? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #5: Afternoon on the Amazon, they had lots of questions. How much rain falls in a rain forest? What is the world's heaviest insect? What the heck is a sausage tree? Why is it important to preserve the world's rain forests? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
An adventure that will shake you up! That's what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to California in 1906. As soon as they arrive, the famous San Francisco earthquake hits the city. Can Jack and Annie find the final writing that they need to help Morgan save Camelot? Or will San Francisco be destroyed first?
 
by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #4: Pirates Past Noon, they had lots of questions. Did pirates really make people walk the plank? What was life like on a pirate ship? Is there any buried treasure around today? Argh! How do you talk like a pirate? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #3: Mummies in the Morning, they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did most ancient Egyptians spend their days? How were the pyramids built? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands!
by Mary Pope Osborne - Historical Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Madeline's diaries for 1941 and 1942 reveal her experiences living on Long Island during World War II while her father is away in the Navy.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne - Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Education

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in MAGIC TREE HOUSE #2: The Knight at Dawn, they had lots of questions. How were castles built? What was it like to live inside a castle? How did boys train to become knights? Did horses really wear armor? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Wildfire! That's what Jack and Annie are up against when they are whisked away to the land of Australia. And they're not alone! Jack and Annie must help a baby kangaroo and a koala escape from a fire-filled forest. Will they be able to rescue the animals in time?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Tigers in trouble? That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Hello, buffalo! That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong! Now they need to stop a thousand buffalo from stampeding!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Titanic trouble! Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?
by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
"Beware of Vikings!" warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in VIKING SHIPS AT SUNRISE.
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Who would burn books?Jack and Annie find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient China. There, a powerful emperor called the Dragon King has ordered that all books be burned. Will Jack and Annie be able to save at least one book? Or will they be captured by the emperor's soldiers?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
"Where are the lions?" Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister to the vast plains of Africa. Before he can find out, Annie starts to help hundreds of wildebeests cross a rushing river. Next they follow a honey of a bird and meet an awesome Masai warrior. Jack hopes any lions will just stay away. Jack is about to be very disappointed . . . 
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
It's icicle city when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Luckily, a seal hunter on a dogsled lends them warm clothes. Unluckily, they get stuck on cracking ice. Will the giant polar bear save them? Or will Jack and Annie become frozen dinners?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Is this town haunted? Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West. But before they can say "Boo!" they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes and a cowboy named Slim. Will Jack and Annie have time to solve the next Tree House Riddle? The answer may depend on a ghost!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
It's sink or swim for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Three . . . two . . . one . . . BLAST OFF! The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the moon --- and the future. Their mission? To find the last "M" thing that will free Morgan from the spell. Can they do it before the air in their oxygen tank runs out? Will the mysterious moon man help them? And why is Peanut the mouse acting so strange?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
The Ice Age is very cool...for two kids in bathing suits! Jack and Annie nearly freeze when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of cave people and woolly mammoths. But nothing can stop them from having another wild adventure --- not even a saber-toothed tiger!
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Vampire bats and killer ants? That's what Jack and Annie are about to run into when the Magic Tree House whisks them away to the Amazon River. It's not long before they get hopelessly lost. Will they be able to find their way back to the tree house? Or are Jack and Annie stuck forever in the rain forest?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Have you ever met a real live ninja? Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Japan, where they find themselves in the cave of a ninja master. Will they learn the secrets of the ninja? Or will the evil samurai warriors get them first?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
It's a treasure trove of trouble! Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps --- and ruthless pirates! Will they discover a buried treasure? Or will they be forced to walk the plank?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Jack and Annie don't need another mummy. But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

Hear ye! Hear ye! It's back to the Middle Ages and the days of knights and castles. Jack and Annie attend a feast where whole pigs and peacocks are being served. Ewww.

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Where did the tree house come from?Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark...or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?
written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy

The fan-favorite chapter-book series sends Jack and Annie back to India over 400 years ago to search for a rare and precious emerald. Once there, they discover an amazing and exotic world filled with great danger. Will they find what they're looking for? Will they avoid the wrath of the all-powerful Great Mogul, survive a crazy ride on a wild elephant, escape an attack by king cobras --- and make it back to the magic tree house alive?

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Children's, Historical Fantasy
Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie! Their mission: discover one of the four secrets of happiness. Their journey: to a land of fierce samurai and great beauty, the capital city of Edo (now the city of Tokyo), in ancient Japan in the 1600s. Their tools: a research book to guide them and a magic wand with three special rules.