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Magic Tree House

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Magic Tree House

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca

This children’s series follows the adventures of Jack and Annie, two children who are magically transported to historical settings through the use of a mysterious tree house. Enlisted to help Morgan Le Fay --- a powerful enchantress --- they set out to solve problems and puzzles from throughout history. Don’t miss the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers, which provide nonfiction background for many of the topics explored in the stories!

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Magic Tree House

Books in this series

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Adventure, Children's, Children's 6-9, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science, Youth Fiction

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 - Adventure, Children's, Children's 6-9, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

A castle with a secret passage! That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren't exactly welcome guests!

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca - Adventure, Children's, Children's 6-9, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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!
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 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?
 
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.

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 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?
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?
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Ag Ford - Adventure, Children's 6-9, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Jack and Annie aren’t great baseball players...yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947! When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game --- not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them to learn? And what’s so special about this game? They only have nine innings to find out!

Written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Ag Ford - Children's, Children's 6-9, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Jack and Annie are on a mission! When the magic tree house whisks them back to Galveston, Texas, in 1900, they find out that a big storm is coming. But even though there is rain and wind, no one believes there is any danger. As the storm grows, seawater floods the city. Now everyone needs help! Jack and Annie have a little bit of magic and a lot of hope --- but will it be enough?

written by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Ag Ford - Adventure, Children's, Children's 6-9, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Jack and Annie have met knights, pirates, ninjas and Vikings, but they have never met the most fearsome warriors of all: Roman soldiers. When the magic tree house whisks them back to the early 100s AD, Jack and Annie find themselves in a Roman camp. The Roman soldiers are much scarier in person --- and suspicious of strangers. Then a mysterious man riding a black horse gives Jack and Annie some advice to help them on their mission. But the man may not be who he seems. Will Jack and Annie be good warriors? Can they learn what makes the Roman soldiers so great? And who is the mysterious rider...?