We started this series a year ago. Our library has all The Magic Tree House books on both audio or paperback, we chose audio, so we can listen to them in the car as a family.
I can’t say enough about the books! They are great, my kids LOVE them all! Mary Pope Osborne has done a wonderful job taking kids back to great points of history and creating an interesting story. I myself have even learned a few things 🙂
Each book is set in a different time period, that Jack and Annie must travel to and complete missions. They discover a magic tree house in the woods in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, and use the books to travel back and forth. Journey with them to far away lands: get lost in the Amazon, help a baby Panda, sail on a Pirate ship, walk on the Moon, fly with Da’Vinci, or find out how Mona Lisa got her famous smile! With over 50 books in the series, there is something for everyone!
We are on book #40 now.
Once you start reading the books, head over to The Magic Tree House website. Here you can go on missions and answer questions, afterwards you receive a souvenir for your own virtual tree house you can decorate. You can also answer 3 questions about each book and earn a stamp in your Passport.
My kids go to the website once a week and catch up on their newest books that they have finished. They love it!
This series is great for non-readers or readers. You are learning and enjoying a great adventure at the same time.
I highly encourage anyone that has not picked up these books to do so, your kids will thank you.