Mary Pope Osborne's
Classroom Adventures Program

Gift of Books

Welcome to
Mary Pope Osborne’s
Gift of Books


 Title 1 School Educators: please submit a proposal to become eligible for a gift of Magic Tree House books and/or nonfiction Fact Trackers for your classroom!

This is a competitive program; be sure to read all of the information on this page before submitting your proposal.

Please allow 2-4 weeks for a response from our Classroom Adventures Team.

We receive a large number of proposals. Please be patient, we will
respond to everyone who applies as quickly as possible!

Our 2023-2024 grant program is now closed.

We will begin accepting new proposals on September 15th, 2024.

[If you submit a proposal between 4/30 and 9/15, please know
that we will not review your proposal until September 15th.]


We look forward to reading your proposal in the fall!


Mary Pope Osborne's Gift of Books program gets

books directly into the hands of children in a way that

sparks their interest in reading and learning while

simultaneously accomplishing classroom requirements

in creative, meaningful and long lasting ways.


ALL TEACHERS have access to our free downloadable program resources.
Title 1 educators are eligible to apply for a Gift of Books grant to get
Magic Tree House books for their classrooms.


On your Gift of Books Proposal Form, let us know how you would like to use Magic Tree House books and/or Fact Trackers in your classroom, include any cross curricular and/or STEAM use of the books within your classroom, and any other information that you believe will set your proposal apart!

Submit your proposal for an opportunity to get free Magic Tree House books for your Title 1 classroom!

The Essentials

In order to qualify for a Gift of Books,  your school must meet a few simple requirements:

  1. Applicant should be a Title 1 school or writing on behalf of a Title 1 school. If not a Title 1 school, applicant must give cite the percentage of free and reduced lunches at their school, or other qualification for low income status.

  2. After-school programs may submit proposals. Please include a description of the program and statement of low-income status.

  3. Teachers will be eligible to receive books once every two years. Teachers submitting proposals may request books for multiple classrooms within the school! Also, more than one teacher per Title 1 school may apply for a grant.

  4. Magic Tree House books and their companion nonfiction Fact Trackers are effective teaching tools for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade levels as well as both Special Education and Gifted classrooms. Keep in mind, books may be shared among the classrooms within your school.


Proposal Evaluation

  • Proposals will be evaluated by our committee of educators and grants will be awarded to the schools with the most creative and meaningful initiatives. We especially love to hear how Magic Tree House books and Fact Trackers will be used across the curriculum in your classroom!

  • Winning schools will be notified ​via e-mail ​by a Gift of Books representative with their grant amount and instructions on how to register and obtain their Magic Tree House books through, a non-profit organization providing access to books and other resources for children in need.

  • Grant awards typically range from $100 to $300. Winning teachers are able to select and order their books using their Gift of Books grant funds directly from the First Book Marketplace where books are available at very low rates.

  • We only award grants to Title 1 eligible school teachers.

  • Please allow 2-4 weeks for a reply.

  • If you do not receive a reply within this time frame, please check your SPAM folder!

“Every child is capable of using imagination. Every child has a hunger to know things. But not all children have access to the books that can stimulate their imagination​ and satisfy their thirst for knowledge.”​

-~ Mary Pope Osborne

The mission of Mary Pope Osborne's Gift of Books is to inspire children to develop a lifelong passion for reading and to use Jack and Annie’s adventures in the Magic Tree House to explore the wonder of worlds outside their own.



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