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):

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Publication Order of Magic Tree House Books

Dinosaurs Before Dark / Valley of the Dinosaurs(1992)Description / Buy at
The Knight at Dawn / Castle of Mystery(1993)Description / Buy at
Mummies in the Morning / Secret of the Pyramid(1993)Description / Buy at
Pirates Past Noon / Pirates' Treasure!(1994)Description / Buy at
Night of the Ninjas(1995)Description / Buy at
Afternoon on the Amazon(1995)Description / Buy at
Sunset of the Sabertooth / Mammoth to the Rescue(1996)Description / Buy at
Midnight on the Moon / Moon Mission!(1996)Description / Buy at
Dolphins at Daybreak(1996)Description / Buy at
Ghost Town at Sundown / A Wild West Ride(1997)Description / Buy at
Lions at Lunchtime / Lions on the Loose(1998)Description / Buy at
Vacation Under the Volcano / Racing with Gladiators(1998)Description / Buy at
Polar Bears Past Bedtime / Icy Escape!(1998)Description / Buy at
Day of the Dragon King / Palace of the Dragon King(1998)Description / Buy at
Viking Ships at Sunrise / Voyage of the Vikings(1998)Description / Buy at
Hour of the Olympics(1998)Description / Buy at
Tonight on the Titanic(1999)Description / Buy at
Buffalo Before Breakfast(1999)Description / Buy at
Tigers at Twilight(1999)Description / Buy at
Dingoes at Dinnertime(2000)Description / Buy at
Civil War on Sunday(2000)Description / Buy at
Revolutionary War on Wednesday(2000)Description / Buy at
Twister on Tuesday(2001)Description / Buy at
Earthquake in the Early Morning(2001)Description / Buy at
Stage Fright on a Summer Night(2002)Description / Buy at
Good Morning, Gorillas(2002)Description / Buy at
Thanksgiving on Thursday(2002)Description / Buy at
High Tide in Hawaii(2003)Description / Buy at
A Big Day for Baseball(2017)Description / Buy at
Hurricane Heroes in Texas(2018)Description / Buy at
Warriors in Winter(2019)Description / Buy at
To the Future, Ben Franklin!(2019)Description / Buy at
Narwhal on a Sunny Night(2020)Description / Buy at
Late Lunch with Llamas(2020)Description / Buy at
Camp Time in California(2021)Description / Buy at
Sunlight on the Snow Leopard(2022)Description / Buy at
Rhinos at Recess(2023)Description / Buy at
Time of the Turtle King(2023)Description / Buy at
Windy Night with Wild Horses(2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Super Edition Books

Danger in the Darkest Hour / World at War, 1944(2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Non-Fiction Books

Games and Puzzles from the Tree House(2010)Description / Buy at
My Magic Tree House Journal(2014)Description / Buy at
Magic Tree House Survival Guide(2014)Description / Buy at
Animal Games and Puzzles(2015)Description / Buy at
Magic Tree House Incredible Fact Book(2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Books

(By: Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Will Osborne)

Dinosaurs(2000)Description / Buy at
Knights and Castles(2000)Description / Buy at
Mummies and Pyramids(2001)Description / Buy at
Pirates(2001)Description / Buy at
Rain Forests(2001)Description / Buy at
Space(2002)Description / Buy at
Titanic(2002)Description / Buy at
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms(2003)Description / Buy at
Dolphins and Sharks(2003)Description / Buy at
Ancient Greece and the Olympics(2004)Description / Buy at
American Revolution(2004)Description / Buy at
Sabertooths and the Ice Age(2005)Description / Buy at
Pilgrims(2005)Description / Buy at
Ancient Rome and Pompeii(2006)Description / Buy at
Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters(2007)Description / Buy at
Polar Bears and the Arctic(2007)Description / Buy at
Sea Monsters(2008)Description / Buy at
Penguins and Antarctica(2008)Description / Buy at
Leonardo da Vinci(2009)Description / Buy at
Ghosts(2009)Description / Buy at
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore(2010)Description / Buy at
Kids in Hard Times(2010)Description / Buy at
Snakes and Other Reptiles(2011)Description / Buy at
Dog Heroes(2011)Description / Buy at
Abraham Lincoln(2011)Description / Buy at
Pandas and Other Endangered Species(2012)Description / Buy at
Horse Heroes(2013)Description / Buy at
Magic Tricks from the Tree House(2013)Description / Buy at
Heroes for All Times(2013)Description / Buy at
Soccer(2014)Description / Buy at
Ninjas and Samurai(2014)Description / Buy at
China(2014)Description / Buy at
Sharks and Other Predators(2015)Description / Buy at
Vikings(2015)Description / Buy at
Dogsledding and Extreme Sports(2016)Description / Buy at
Dragons and Mythical Creatures(2016)Description / Buy at
World War II(2017)Description / Buy at
Baseball(2017)Description / Buy at
Wild West(2018)Description / Buy at
Texas(2018)Description / Buy at
Warriors(2019)Description / Buy at
Benjamin Franklin(2019)Description / Buy at
Narwhals and Other Whales(2020)Description / Buy at
Llamas and the Andes(2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Books

Christmas in Camelot(2001)Description / Buy at
Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve(2003)Description / Buy at
Summer of the Sea Serpent(2004)Description / Buy at
Winter of the Ice Wizard(2004)Description / Buy at
Carnival at Candlelight(2004)Description / Buy at
Season of the Sandstorms(2005)Description / Buy at
Night of the New Magicians(2006)Description / Buy at
Blizzard of the Blue Moon(2006)Description / Buy at
Dragon of the Red Dawn(2007)Description / Buy at
Monday with a Mad Genius(2007)Description / Buy at
Dark Day in the Deep Sea(2008)Description / Buy at
Eve of the Emperor Penguin(2008)Description / Buy at
Moonlight on the Magic Flute(2009)Description / Buy at
A Good Night for Ghosts(2009)Description / Buy at
Leprechaun in Late Winter(2010)Description / Buy at
A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time(2010)Description / Buy at
A Crazy Day with Cobras(2010)Description / Buy at
Dogs in the Dead of Night(2011)Description / Buy at
Abe Lincoln At Last!(2011)Description / Buy at
A Perfect Time for Pandas(2012)Description / Buy at
Stallion by Starlight(2013)Description / Buy at
Hurry Up, Houdini!(2013)Description / Buy at
High Time for Heroes(2014)Description / Buy at
Soccer on Sunday(2014)Description / Buy at
Shadow of the Shark(2015)Description / Buy at
Balto of the Blue Dawn(2016)Description / Buy at
Night of the Ninth Dragon(2016)Description / Buy at

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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