Order of Magic Tree House Books
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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
Publication Order of Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Books
Publication Order of Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Books
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
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 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.