Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic Tree House series is a series of children’s fantasy/adventure books by American author Mary Pope Osborne. The books are about two children from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania named Jack and Annie who are sent by Morgan le Fay on various adventures using a magical tree house that can send them anywhere throughout time and space. The Magic Tree House books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

The Magic Tree House series began in July 1992 with the book Dinosaurs Before Dark, which was published as Valley of the Dinosaurs in the UK. Beginning with the 29th book, Jack and Annie begin taking quests from Merlin the Magician and the series is given the subtitle “Merlin Missions.” There is also a non-fiction companion series called the Magic Tree House Research Guide series or the Fact Tracker series, which Mary co-authors with her husband (Will Osborne ) and later her sister (Natalie Pope Boyce). Below is a list of Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Books


Dinosaurs Before Dark(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Knight at Dawn(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mummies in the Morning(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirates Past Noon(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of the Ninjas(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Afternoon on the Amazon(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sunset of the Sabertooth(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight on the Moon(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolphins at Daybreak(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Town at Sundown(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lions at Lunchtime(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polar Bears Past Bedtime(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vacation Under the Volcano(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of the Dragon King(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Viking Ships at Sunrise(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hour of the Olympics(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tonight on the Titanic(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buffalo Before Breakfast(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tigers at Twilight(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dingoes at Dinnertime(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Civil War on Sunday(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revolutionary War on Wednesday(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twister on Tuesday(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earthquake in the Early Morning(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stage Fright on a Summer Night(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Morning, Gorillas(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thanksgiving on Thursday(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Tide in Hawaii(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Books


Christmas in Camelot(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer of the Sea Serpent(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter of the Ice Wizard(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carnival at Candlelight(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Season of the Sandstorms(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of the New Magicians(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blizzard of the Blue Moon(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon of the Red Dawn(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monday with a Mad Genius(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Day in the Deep Sea(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eve of the Emperor Penguin(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonlight on the Magic Flute(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Good Night for Ghosts(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leprechaun in Late Winter(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Crazy Day with Cobras(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dogs in the Dead of Night(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abe Lincoln at Last!(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Perfect Time for Pandas(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stallion by Starlight(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hurry Up, Houdini!(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Time for Heroes(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soccer on Sunday(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Books


Dinosaurs(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knights and Castles(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mummies and Pyramids(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirates(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rain Forests(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Titanic(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolphins and Sharks(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ancient Greece and the Olympics(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Revolution(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sabertooths and the Ice Age(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pilgrims(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ancient Rome and Pompeii(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polar Bears and the Arctic(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Monsters(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penguins and Antarctica(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leonardo da Vinci(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rags and Riches(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snakes and Other Reptiles(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dog Heroes(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abraham Lincoln(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandas and Other Endangered Species(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Horse Heroes(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Tricks from the Tree House(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heroes for All Times(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soccer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ninjas and Samurai(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Games and Puzzles from the Tree House(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Tree House Survival Guide(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The first eight Magic Tree House Fact Tracker non-fiction books (up to Dolphins and Sharks) were co-authored with Will Osborne. Starting with Ancient Greece and the Olympics, the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker books are co-authored with Natalie Pope Boyce. Games and Puzzles from the Tree House was co-authored by Natalie Pope Boyce. The Magic Tree House non-fiction books are written with Natalie Pope Boyce.

The UK title of Dinosaurs Before Dark is Valley of the Dinosaurs. The UK title of The Knight at Dawn is Mummies in the Morning. Pirates Past Noon was published as Pirates’ Treasure! in the United Kingdom. Sunset of the Sabertooth was titled Mammoth to the Rescue in the UK. Midnight on the Moon was titled Moon Mission! in the United Kingdom. Ghost Town at Sundown was published under the title A Wild West Ride in the UK. Lions at Lunchtime was published as Lions on the Loose in the UK. Polar Bears Past Bedtime is known as Icy Escape! in the UK. The UK title of Vacation Under the Volcano is Racing with the Gladiators. Day of the Dragon King was published as Palace of the Dragon King in the United Kingdom. Viking Ships at Sunrise is known as Voyage of the Vikings in the UK.

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Magic Tree House Synopses: The first book in the Magic Tree House series is Dinosaurs Before Dark (aka Valley of the Dinosaurs in the UK). This is the first adventure of Jack and Annie’s. Before Jack and Annie can figure out where this mysterious tree house came from, they are whisked away into the Cretaceous Period and must find a way back home. For more information on dinosaurs, you can read the non-fiction companion book Dinosaurs by Will & Mary Pope Osborne. For ages 6+.

Christmas in Camelot is the 29th book in the series and the first book in the new Merlin Missions sub-series. Christmas in Camelot is a long, more in-depth story about Jack and Annie’s adventures. Can Jack and Annie prove to King Arthur that children can save Camelot?

A Perfect Time for Pandas is the Book #48 in Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series. Jacke and Annie need to find a specific food for Merlin’s penguin, Penny, and go off to the mountains in southeast China near a panda reserve. The mission seems easy at first until they’re hit with an earthquake. Not only do Jack and Annie need to survive themselves but they need to save the pandas who inhabit the reserve, and then they need to find their way back home. For ages 7+.

Knights and Castles is the second book in the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker/Research Guide non-fiction companion series by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne. The book is a companion book to Mary Pope’s book The Knight at Dawn (aka Mummies in the Morning in the United Kingdom). The book explains how the castles were built, what it was like to live in one, how boys trained to become knights, if horses really wore armour and much more.

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