Mary Pope Osborne
Mary Pope Osborne is an American author of children’s books and young adult novels, best known for her Magic Tree House fantasy/adventure series for children. She is also the author of the Tales from the Odyssey series. Mary grew up as an army brat and lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and North Carolina. The lifestyle she lived growing up has definitely left a mark on Mary, giving her peripatetic tendencies and a love of adventure that she channelled into her writing. Mary served as President of the Authors Guild from 1993 to 1997.

Mary Pope Osborne became a published author in 1982 with the semi-autobiographical Run, Run, As Fast As You Can about a young girl who grew up in a military family. A publisher would eventually suggest to her to start a children’s book series, so Mary spent the next year planning what became the Magic Tree House series. Below is a list of Mary Pope Osborne’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Books

Dinosaurs Before Dark / Valley of the Dinosaurs (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Knight at Dawn / Castle of Mystery (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mummies in the Morning / Secret of the Pyramid (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirates Past Noon / Pirates' Treasure! (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 / Mammoth to the Rescue (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight on the Moon / Moon Mission! (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolphins at Daybreak (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Town at Sundown / A Wild West Ride (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lions at Lunchtime / Lions on the Loose (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polar Bears Past Bedtime / Icy Escape! (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vacation Under the Volcano / Racing with Gladiators (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of the Dragon King / Palace of the Dragon King (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Viking Ships at Sunrise / Voyage of the Vikings (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
A Big Day for Baseball (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hurricane Heroes in Texas (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warriors in Winter (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To the Future, Ben Franklin! (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Narwhal on a Sunny Night (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late Lunch with Llamas (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Camp Time in California (2021)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 Hallows 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 (2004)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 (2010)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
Shadow of the Shark (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Balto of the Blue Dawn (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of the Ninth Dragon (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Super Edition Books

Danger in the Darkest Hour / World at War, 1944 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Spider Kane Books

Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spider Kane and the Mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawler's (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of My America: Virginia's Civil War Diary Books

My Brother's Keeper (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the Rain (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time to Dance (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tales From The Odyssey Books

The One-Eyed Giant (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land of the Dead (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sirens and Sea Monsters (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gray-Eyed Goddess (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to Ithaca (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Battle (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Run, Run, As Fast As You Can (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Always, Blue (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best Wishes, Joe Brady (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last One Home (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deadly Power of Medusa (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonhorse (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jason and the Argonauts (With: Will Osborne) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Molly and the Prince (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunted Waters (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rocking Horse Christmas (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adaline Falling Star (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kate and the Beanstalk (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brave Little Seamstress (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New York's Bravest (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

American Tall Tales (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Favorite Medieval Tales (With: ) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Mo to the Rescue (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora's Box (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Visit to Sleep's House (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mo and His Friends (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beauty and the Beast (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Life of Jesus in Masterpieces of Art (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Bobby (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pompeii: Lost & Found (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Books

(with Natalie Pope Boyce, Will Osborne)

Dinosaurs (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rain Forests (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
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
Penguins and Antarctica (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knights and Castles (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leonardo da Vinci (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Olympics of Ancient Greece (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kids in Hard Times (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore (2010)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
Snakes and Other Reptiles (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Monsters (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 (2013)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
China (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sharks and Other Predators (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vikings (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dogsledding and Extreme Sports (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
World War II (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Baseball (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild West (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warriors (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benjamin Franklin (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Narwhals and Other Whales (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Llamas and the Andes (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Non-Fiction Books

Games and Puzzles from the Tree House (With: Natalie Pope Boyce) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Magic Tree House Journal (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Tree House Survival Guide (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Games and Puzzles (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Tree House Incredible Fact Book (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Story of Christopher Columbus (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
George Washington (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One World, Many Religions (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Birthday America (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dear America Books

A Journey to the New World (By:Kathryn Lasky) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winter of Red Snow (By:Kristiana Gregory) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreams in the Golden Country (By:Kathryn Lasky) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Standing in the Light (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Secret War (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas After All (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time for Courage (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Stars in the Sky (By:Megan McDonald) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like the Willow Tree (By:Lois Lowry) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cannons at Dawn (By:Kristiana Gregory) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Dinosaurs Before Dark Graphic Novel (With: Kelly Matthews,Nichole Matthews) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Favorite Greek Myths(1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bears, Bears, Bears(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mermaid Tales from Around the World(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Favorite Norse Myths(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Random House Book of Bible Stories(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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

If You Like Mary Pope Osborne Books, You’ll Love…

Mary Pope Osborne Synopses: Ghost Town at Sundown (aka A Wild West Ride) is the 10th book in Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series. Annie and Jack are taken away to the wild west, where they encounter horse thieves, rattlesnakes and Slim the cowboy. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

Stallion by Starlight is the 49th book in Mary Pope Osborne’s long-running Magic Tree House series. Jack and Annie go to Ancient Greece to go on an adventure with a young Alexander the Great and his stallion, Buchephalus. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

Favorite Greek Myths is an anthology collection edited by Mary Pope Osborne. It contains several faithful re-tellings of classic Greek myths with lively prose and accompanying paintings. Illustrated by Troy Howell.

Favorite Norse Myths is an anthology edited by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Troy Howell. This anthology of 14 tales allows young readers to learn about Norse gods like Odin and Thor.

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