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Magic Treehouse
Mary Pope Osborne
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Magic Treehouse

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  503 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Published October 2009 by Random House (NY)
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Emily M.
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Man, these books we're my childhood! I don't think I read all of them but I sure came close!! XD
Devon Flaherty
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
My son has been reading The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne for some months, now. He is what is termed a reluctant reader, so we take his reading interest where we can find it, even with comic books or the Jack Stalwart series (see previous review). I’m not super fond of the Magic Treehouse, but my son is determined to read his way through the entire 57 (and counting)-book series, and it has been a favorite with elementary-age kids and new readers for years.

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Macy Woods
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read every single one of these books during my childhood. I loved all of them so much. They made me love reading even more than I already did, and they got me through some rough times. My love for fantasy and adventure grew after reading all of the Magic Treehouse books. These books will always have a special place in my heart.
John Rush
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Magic Treehouse is series of adventure books. The volume reviewed is #21 Civil War on Sunday. The story begins, as all in the series do, in suburban Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. Annie and her brother Jack are called to a a magical tree house in the woods near there home by a flash of lightning. They have already been inside this tree house, full of books, that magically transports them to another place and time. In this specific journey they travel to a location near a civil war battlefield. ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The Magic Treehouse is a series of children’s books. The series follows siblings Jack and Annie from the town of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. Jack and Annie discover a tree house that whisks them away to faraway lands and far away times. The books follow Jack and Annie on their time travelling adventures to new places. This fantasy series is perfect for students in first and second grade. Magic Treehouse books could also make a great read-aloud to your young children at night. I enjoyed reading ...more
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
These are not fantastically written pieces of writing that an adult is going to want to sit down and reread. However, they fill a gap in the reading spectrum between the horrid (for parents) early readers where the child is learning to read and longer chapter books where the child is able to read to learn. Some kids need more material to work with to give them confidence before moving on to books with smaller print and there aren't a ton of options out there. My first reader didn't need this ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Magic Treehouse series, was almost like the start of my reading journey. I remember hearing this in a read aloud and since then I just kept diving in to the deep pit of obsession with this series. I just couldn't stop myself. I really loved Jack and Annie's adventures and the ultimate quest/goal in the end. I also felt that it was so fun to go back in history and to interact, maybe even affect the famous people in history. Although I now do not read this series, partly because, a downside is ...more
Kaylie Zander
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
Osborn’s Magic Treehouse series is a collection I vividly remember reading as a young student and I know it is still highly enjoyed today! These books are great for independent reading and group discussion equally. Each edition of the series includes something that everyone is interested in and the best part is you don’t always have to read them sequentially. To imagine being whisked away to different historical places and events makes kids learn history without them even realizing it. The ...more
Kevin Bottom
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
In these epic books, readers follow the children through a plethora of adventures. Growing up, every week when my class would go to the library I would end up checking out the next book in the series. The cover art of these books instantly catches the readers attention. The reader is then drawn into a new world full of suspense and adventure. Each book in the series goes to teach some new lesson along the way as well. The books make readers have a love for nature through advanced plots and vivid ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first grader and I have been reading this series in order since this summer. We just finished #28, and we are both still enjoying them. He likes them because they are adventures. I like them because they introduce history in a fun way. We have learned so much since we started reading them together. My four-year old is starting to listen in with us, but for the most part it's been a great mom/son reading time. Now on to the next one in the series!
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-childhood
My first experience with reading avidly. I absolutely adored them as a child and they fostered my fast reading habits. Soon I would devour one per day. A great introduction for children into reading. Magic and time traveling? What else!
Séamus Fanning
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a series, amazing. I read all these books when I was really young (6-8 years old?), and I loved them. As separate books, they were all . . . ok. Good books for beginners.
Torie Satterfield
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
These were my childhood and I still read them at 25 years old I get excited when a new one comes out
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic series! My second grader is reading these books and they hold his attention.
Lydia Ferrell
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
It was e+ ...more
Samuel Brown
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved these as a child!
Jacob Podolski
Oct 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
used to like it now i think its ok. kind of shallow. its a good book, but short and not my type.
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
amazing, unbeleivable, and intellegence - giving
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this series even now but I would suggest this for more of the 1st - 3rd grade readers
Alec Porter
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Magic Treehouse series is a great series of chapter books that can be read to the class as a whole in the younger elementary grades, or can even be read independently in the older elementary grades. They are very easy reads that capture the attention of the reader. These are fantasy books, as the title of the series may suggest, but there is also a lot of history and science that is addressed in it as well. While not all of the events that happen in the books are completely historically ...more
Sarah Boardman
Yes, these books are on my list. I shall make no excuses. They are fabulous. Each book in this series transports the reader into a different time period where the two main characters face physical and ethical dilemmas. These little chapter books served educational and emotional purposes in my early career as a reader, and for that I am grateful. I will never forget coming home from the first day of first grade so excited to tell my mom that I was reading a "chapter book". It was a big deal. ...more
Judi Resick
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am enjoying The Magic Treehouse series with my children - we read 1-2 of these books weekly and have been whisked away to adventures in Pompei, Ireland, Shakespearean England, the Titanic, historical China, the diphtheria epidemic in 1920's Alaska, and even prehistoric times and the moon. Jack and Annie, a sibling team of explorers from Pennsylvania, are the brave and relatable protagonists who my children admire so much that they play "magic treehouse". Osborne provides the right blend of ...more
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-kid, own-mason
I read the first five just so my son would have someone to talk to about them. The stories are fun. The grammar is horrible. They each took me 20 min to read. The five star rating is because these books got my son hooked on reading. They are the perfect segue from beginning readers to chapter books and I will use them for the rest of my kids too. He has read books 1-48 and doesn't stop reading until he's finished it (about 90 min a book). Plus they give him a glimpse into history and other ...more
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
the magic treehouse series is absolutely awesome! i've been reading them with my now 5yo for almost a year. mary pope osborne takes you to all sorts of real places and times in history creating an educational and exciting backdrop for jack and annie to have adventures. i've learned a ton from reading these books, and my daughter is completely enthralled every single time.
Elijah Schnetzler
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Magic Treehouse
The whole Magic Treehouse series really helped me expand my imagination. I forget what the title of the book in particular but I remember they had to think like a mouse and they became a mouse and in doing so it helped them cross the bridge to get away from the bad guys.
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read everyone of them
Sara Perkins
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My sons favorite series of books. Entertaining and educational.
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: finish-later
Magic Treehouse #3 Mummy in the Morning
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
We are currently on book 10 of 40-something and Spencer loves these books. They are chapter books that can be read in a couple of days. They're a great transition from picture to chapter books.
Crissy Bontrager
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
Love the Magic Treehous series! My kids love them and this was the first series that held their attention and spurred on a love of reading.
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.