Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House (R) #1)

Read the #1 bestselling chapter book that started it all! Magic. Mystery. Time-travel. Get whisked back in time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie!

Where did the tree house come from?

Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark…or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner?

The Magic Tree House series has been a beloved favorite for over 25 years and is sure to inspire a love of reading—and adventure—in every child who joins Jack and Annie!

Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
• Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
• Magic Tree House Graphic Novels:  Jack and Annie's original adventures come to life with full-color, vibrant art, perfect for graphic novel fans and reluctant readers
• Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
• Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
• Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

by Abby

My brother and I had so much fun reading this series when we were younger—it’s about a brother and a sister and their magical treehouse that lets them travel through time to different historical events and places. For a couple of semesters in college I visited a local school to read with the second-graders, and the kids I worked with would always pick up one of these for me to read! They’re fun, they’re educational yet adventurous, and despite the fact that I only linked to the first one (because you do want to start with the first one, if only to set up the premise), there is such a variety of topics in the series that there’s something for everyone.

From A Bookseller Through the Ages

ISBN: 9780679824114

ISBN-10: 9780679824114

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 07/28/1992 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/28/1992 - 12:00am

Pages: 80

Language: English


Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel

Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books