Thursday, April 9, 2015

Display: Magic Tree House Research Guides


American Revolution
By Mary Pope Osborne
In this companion to Revolutionary War on Wednesday, presents a picture of life in colonial America and reviews the causes and major events of the American Revolution.

Dinosaurs
By Mary Pope Osborne
In this companion to Dinosaurs Before Dark, Jack and Annie explain about all the different types of dinosaurs.

Dolphins and Sharks
By Mary Pope Osborne
In this companion to Dolphins at Daybreak, explores dolphins and sharks, their ocean habitats, and general information about oceans and oceanography.

Horse Heroes
By Mary Pope Osborne
Presents a nonfiction companion book to Stallion by Starlight, discussing the history of domesticating horses and explaining why Alexander the Great's horse was so famous.

Knights and Castles
By Mary Pope Osborne
This companion to The Knight at Dawn, Jack and Annie look at knights, armor, and life in a castle.

Magic Tricks from the Tree House
By Mary Pope Osborne
A chapter-book companion to Hurry Up, Houdini! outlines how to perform basic magic tricks and is complemented by facts about famous historical magicians.

Mummies and Pyramids
By Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure Mummies in the Morning, they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did most ancient Egyptians spend their days? How were the pyramids built? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Ninjas and Samurais
By Mary Pope Osborne
What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history's most intriguing and secretive figures that they discovered in Night of the Ninjas.

Penguins and Antarctica
By Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Eve of the Emperor Penguin, they had lots of questions. What do penguins eat? Why do they huddle together in groups? Who won the race to the South Pole? What happens at a research station in Antarctica? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Pilgrims
By Mary Pope Osborne
What was it like to be a passenger on the Mayflower? How many people survived the first harsh winter in the New World? How did Pilgrim children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this Magic Tree House Research Guide companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Pirates
By Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Pirates Past Noon, they had lots of questions. Did pirates really make people walk the plank? What was life like on a pirate ship? Is there any buried treasure around today? Argh! How do you talk like a pirate? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Polar Bears and the Artic
By Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Polar Bears Past Bedtime, they had lots of questions. Why is the Arctic so cold? What did the first people of the Artic eat? How do polar bears cross thin ice? What other animals live in the Arctic? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Rain Forests
By Mary Pope Osborne
Join Jack and Annie as they research rain forests and find out the facts behind their adventure in Afternoon in the Amazon.

Sea Monsters
By Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Dark Day in the Deep Sea, they had lots of questions. How big is a giant squid? What is a dragonfish? How do deep-sea creatures find food when it’s so dark down there? What do scientists think mythical sea monsters might really be? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Snakes and Other Reptiles
By Mary Pope Osborne
This companion to A Crazy Day with Cobras provides information on snakes and other types of reptiles.

Soccer
By Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Soccer on Sunday, they had lots of questions. How did soccer get started? Who are some of its greatest players? What is the World Cup? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind one of the world's most popular sports.

Space
By Mary Pope Osborne
In this companion to Midnight on the Moon, Jack and Annie present information about the universe, including our solar system, and briefly describe the history of space travel and of the science of astronomy.

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