Join us once a month to view our top picks for the month in children’s literature. There are so many amazing books out there and we are excited to explore, with you, just a small portion of what is available. Each month we will spotlight two books, a chapter book and a picture book, that we feel are among the best for your children. We will also give you ideas of how to use these books in the classroom. These books are 10% off for the month (except on Teacher Appreciation Day, July 11, 2015)!
The Magic Tree House
written by: Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic Tree House is a series of children’s books written by American author Mary Pope Osborne. Divided into two groups, the series begins with the first half of books (1-28), in which two normal children from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, are sent on numerous adventures and missions with a magical tree house in order to help free Morgan from a spell, solve four ancient riddles to become Master Librarians, and save four ancient stories from being lost forever. The second half, referred to as the Magic Tree House “Merlin Missions.” In the Merlin Missions, Jack and Annie have quests from the ancient wizard Merlin the Magician.
In the Classroom:
- Magic Tree House Classroom Adventures has loads of ideas and activities to use in your classroom, whether school or home, to incorporate MTH in 3rd grade curriculum.
- Random House Publishing provides a fun and interactive website to help parents and teachers to get the most out of Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House Series. The Teacher Resources page provides free printable worksheets and teacher guides for each book in the series.
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
written by: Mac Barnett illustrated by: Jon Klassen
Sam and Dave are digging a hole and they will not stop until the find something spectacular!