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#M10, Monday with a Mad Genius

Book 10 of the Merlin Mission - Happiness #2

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme; Mirror Writing; Note taking

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Fossils; Early Theories of Flight - The Great Bird; Anatomy; Botany; Early Design of weapons; boats; submarines

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Florence Italy

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Curiosity opens your mind to things outside yourself.; It gives you energy and joy.; If you have great curiosity about the world you will never grow bored.; Try to become a lifelong learner.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; The art of Leonardo da Vinci; Fresco; Famous works of art: Mona Lisa; The Baptism of Christ; The Last Supper; The Giant Horse; Self portrait

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius, they had lots of questions. Why was Leonardo da Vinci interested in flight? What are some of his most famous painting? Did he really keep notebooks just like Jack? What do scientists today think of his ideas? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

JACK AND ANNIE are on a mission to save Merlin from his sorrows! Charged with finding the second of four secrets of happiness, the brother-and-sister team travel back in the magic tree house to the period known as the Renaissance. This time, Jack and Annie will need more than a research book and a magic wand. They'll need help from one of the greatest minds of all time. What will they learn from Leonardo da Vinci?

Book Cluster: Book 10 of the Merlin Mission - Happiness #2

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius, they had lots of questions. Why was Leonardo da Vinci interested in flight? What are some of his most famous painting? Did he really keep notebooks just like Jack? What do scientists today think of his ideas? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme; Mirror Writing; Note taking

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Fossils; Early Theories of Flight - The Great Bird; Anatomy; Botany; Early Design of weapons; boats; submarines

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Florence Italy

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Curiosity opens your mind to things outside yourself.; It gives you energy and joy.; If you have great curiosity about the world you will never grow bored.; Try to become a lifelong learner.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; The art of Leonardo da Vinci; Fresco; Famous works of art: Mona Lisa; The Baptism of Christ; The Last Supper; The Giant Horse; Self portrait

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#M11, Dark Day in the Deep Sea

Book 11 of the Merlin Mission - Happiness #3

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Mystery; Literature (20000 Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days)

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Fossils; Animal adaptations; Habitats/biomes - ocean; Invertebrates

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Atlantic Ocean

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Fear can be conquered when you show compassion to all living creatures.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Illuminated manuscripts

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #39: 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 as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness-secrets they need if they're going to save Merlin. But when the magic tree house leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they're not sure who needs help more-Merlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But the crew isn't looking for the secrets of happiness. The crew is looking for . . . a sea monster!

Book Cluster: Book 11 of the Merlin Mission - Happiness #3

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #39: 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 as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Mystery; Literature (20000 Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days)

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Fossils; Animal adaptations; Habitats/biomes - ocean; Invertebrates

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Atlantic Ocean

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Fear can be conquered when you show compassion to all living creatures.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Illuminated manuscripts

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#M12, Eve of the Emperor Penguin

Book 12 of the Merlin Mission - Happiness #4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperature

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Fossils; Animal adaptations; Weather/Climate; Research Stations; Seasons

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Antarctica

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Respect the mystery of nature and the universe.; Know that you find your own happiness when you try to give happiness to an animal or person who needs your help.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #40: 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness-secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven't visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out!

Book Cluster: Book 12 of the Merlin Mission - Happiness #4

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #40: 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperature

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Fossils; Animal adaptations; Weather/Climate; Research Stations; Seasons

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Antarctica

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Respect the mystery of nature and the universe.; Know that you find your own happiness when you try to give happiness to an animal or person who needs your help.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#M13, Moonlight on the Magic Flute

Book 13 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #1

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Onomatopoeia; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality; Research project: Royal Manners How-To Booklet; Cause/effect study; Writing Genre: Invitation

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: woodwind family (flute)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Vienna Austria

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Have respect for yourself.; You should always try your hardest and be kind and generous to those less fortunate than yourself.; Use good manners and have a sense of humor - and you can survive some very awkward moments.; Try to discover the best use for your talents - and don't be afraid to try something new.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Design your own floorplan for a palace.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Mozart; Classical Music; Flute

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Book Summary

Jack and Annie head to 18th-century Austria, where they must find and help a musician by the name of Mozart. Decked out in the craziest outfits they've ever worn-including a wig for Jack and a giant hoopskirt for Annie!-the two siblings search an entire palace to no avail. Their hunt is further hampered by the appearance of a mischievous little boy who is determined to follow them everywhere. But when the boy lets the animals out of the palace zoo, Jack and Annie have to use the only magic at their disposal to save themselves and the naughty little fellow.

Book Cluster: Book 13 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #1

Fact Tracker Summary

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Onomatopoeia; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality; Research project: Royal Manners How-To Booklet; Cause/effect study; Writing Genre: Invitation

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: woodwind family (flute)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Vienna Austria

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Have respect for yourself.; You should always try your hardest and be kind and generous to those less fortunate than yourself.; Use good manners and have a sense of humor - and you can survive some very awkward moments.; Try to discover the best use for your talents - and don't be afraid to try something new.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Design your own floorplan for a palace.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Mozart; Classical Music; Flute

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#M14, A Good Night for Ghosts

Book 14 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #2

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Onomatopoeia; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: brass family (trumpet)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

New Orleans LA

Nature and Conservation
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

You should treat everyone well. =; Never judge people based on their race of religion.; If you try hard and put effort into all your work you'll find success - and sometimes in areas you least expect.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Jazz music; Allen Toussaint songs; "Scatt" singing

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; "A Night in New Orleans" Musical

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts, they had lots of questions. What are some of the most famous ghost stories? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have ghost stories? What are ghost hunters? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are on their second mission to find-and inspire-artists to bring happiness to millions. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts, as well as discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong!

Book Cluster: Book 14 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #2

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts, they had lots of questions. What are some of the most famous ghost stories? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have ghost stories? What are ghost hunters? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Onomatopoeia; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: brass family (trumpet)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

New Orleans LA

Nature and Conservation
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

You should treat everyone well. =; Never judge people based on their race of religion.; If you try hard and put effort into all your work you'll find success - and sometimes in areas you least expect.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Jazz music; Allen Toussaint songs; "Scatt" singing

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; "A Night in New Orleans" Musical

#M15, Leprechaun in Late Winter

Book 15 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #3

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Plays/drama; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme; Fantasy vs. reality; Poetry: limericks; Vivid imagery; Storytelling

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Multiplication: rows of dancers; Survey: turning into animals; Ratios: real size vs. shrunken size

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: woodwind family (Irish whistle); Plant adaptations: trees; Rainbows; Habitats: glade; thicket

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Medieval Ireland

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Figure out your special talents.; And think about how you might use your talents to bring happiness to others.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Write and illustrate your own magical story

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Irish Music

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks the Irish language? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are on their third mission to find (and inspire!) creative people to bring happiness to others through the arts (Mozart and Louis Armstrong so far). Set in Ireland, Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl's life-she grows up to be Lady Gregory, who helped bring back the Irish legends, started a theater, and helped the Irish people regain both their heritage and their pride.

Book Cluster: Book 15 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #3

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks the Irish language? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Plays/drama; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme; Fantasy vs. reality; Poetry: limericks; Vivid imagery; Storytelling

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Multiplication: rows of dancers; Survey: turning into animals; Ratios: real size vs. shrunken size

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: woodwind family (Irish whistle); Plant adaptations: trees; Rainbows; Habitats: glade; thicket

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Medieval Ireland

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Figure out your special talents.; And think about how you might use your talents to bring happiness to others.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Write and illustrate your own magical story

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Irish Music

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#M16, A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

Book 16 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality; Author study: Charles Dickens; Oliver Twist; Thematic study: judgement of appearances

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Money word problems

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: strings family (violin); Technology: New inventions; discoveries and advancements in Victorian Era: cameras; running water; flush toilets; telephones; typewriters; electraic lights; bicycles; cars; Vaccines for cholera and typhoid

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

You should stand up for what's right; help the unfortunate; and behave with fairness and generosity toward others.; Never lie.; Never blame others falsely.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Illustrate the life of a rich child and a poor child.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; "Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens" 60 minute Classroom Play (MTI); Puppets; 60 minute Classroom Play

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, they had lots of questions. Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol? How did he help the poor? What jobs did poor Victorian kids have? How did rich kids spend their time? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! Jack and Annie's mission from Merlin the Magician? To help the famous writer Charles Dickens! In a magical whirl, the brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London. There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has everything he could possibly want. How can they help him? It is not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. They will need all their magic-and help from three ghosts-to keep the great writer from ruining his life! Mary Pope Osborne mixes magic, humor, history, a little spookiness, and a lot of heart to create this tale, which celebrates the joys of writing-something she knows a lot about, thanks to millions of readers all over the world! This is the perfect book for boys and girls about to see the classic play A Christmas Carol. Visit the Magic Tree House Web site! www.magictreehouse.com

Book Cluster: Book 16 of the Merlin Mission - Inspiring #4

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, they had lots of questions. Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol? How did he help the poor? What jobs did poor Victorian kids have? How did rich kids spend their time? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality; Author study: Charles Dickens; Oliver Twist; Thematic study: judgement of appearances

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Money word problems

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Sound: strings family (violin); Technology: New inventions; discoveries and advancements in Victorian Era: cameras; running water; flush toilets; telephones; typewriters; electraic lights; bicycles; cars; Vaccines for cholera and typhoid

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

You should stand up for what's right; help the unfortunate; and behave with fairness and generosity toward others.; Never lie.; Never blame others falsely.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Illustrate the life of a rich child and a poor child.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; "Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens" 60 minute Classroom Play (MTI); Puppets; 60 minute Classroom Play

#M17, A Crazy Day with Cobras

Book 17 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #1

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme; Perspective; Research project: Mogul Manners; Creativity Writing

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Ratios/conversions

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Camouflage; Gems (emeralds); Animals adaptations; Classification of reptiles; Habitat/biomes - forest (Bamboo Forests for King Cobras)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Agra India; Indian forest

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Step forward to help others and treat all creatures with dignity and respect.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras, they had lots of questions. Can snakes really be charmed? What reptile has the deadliest venom? What do Komodo dragons eat? How do you tell alligators and crocodiles apart? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series is back! But with the magic tree house comes terrible news: Merlin's beloved penguin, Penny, has been put under a spell! Jack and Annie must find four things to break the spell. The first is a rare and precious emerald. When the magic tree house whisks them back to India over four hundred years ago to search for the jewel, they discover an amazing and exotic world filled with great danger. Will Jack and Annie find what they're looking for? Will they avoid the wrath of the all-powerful Great Mogul, survive a crazy ride on a wild elephant, escape an attack by king cobras-and make it back to the magic tree house alive? Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. Magic Tree House books are known around the world as books that inspire reading. Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com

Book Cluster: Book 17 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #1

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras, they had lots of questions. Can snakes really be charmed? What reptile has the deadliest venom? What do Komodo dragons eat? How do you tell alligators and crocodiles apart? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme; Perspective; Research project: Mogul Manners; Creativity Writing

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Ratios/conversions

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Camouflage; Gems (emeralds); Animals adaptations; Classification of reptiles; Habitat/biomes - forest (Bamboo Forests for King Cobras)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Agra India; Indian forest

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Step forward to help others and treat all creatures with dignity and respect.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M18, Dogs in the Dead of Night

Book 18 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #2

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms: mountains; Animal adaptations; Botany; Plant adaptations: mountain flowers; Service and Rescue Dogs; Dog Breeds

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Swiss Alps

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

If you have patience and courage and work hard you can achieve the impossible.; Strive to have an open and positive attitude.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Create art from pressed flowers.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #46: Dogs in the Dead of Night, they had lots of questions. How do St. Bernards help find avalanche survivors? Who are some of the most famous war dog heroes? What breeds make good service dogs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! Beware of avalanches! When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the highest pass in the Swiss Alps, they discover an ancient monastery filled with monks and Saint Bernard dogs. Annie can't resist offering to train a wild young dog named Barry. Will Barry lead Jack and Annie to the mysterious flower they need to save a friend's life? Or will he only lead them into danger? Before the night is over, Jack and Annie will be forced to use some crazy magic! Join everyone's favorite brother and sister duo on an adventure that is scary and magical, and more fun than they've ever had! Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com

Book Cluster: Book 18 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #2

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #46: Dogs in the Dead of Night, they had lots of questions. How do St. Bernards help find avalanche survivors? Who are some of the most famous war dog heroes? What breeds make good service dogs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Rhyme

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms: mountains; Animal adaptations; Botany; Plant adaptations: mountain flowers; Service and Rescue Dogs; Dog Breeds

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Swiss Alps

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

If you have patience and courage and work hard you can achieve the impossible.; Strive to have an open and positive attitude.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.; Create art from pressed flowers.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M19, Abe Lincoln at Last!

Book 19 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #3

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Diseases of 1800's

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Washington DC; Kentucky; Indiana

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

If you love learning and work hard to complete your tasks and you have a great concern for others the sky is your limit.; Hold onto hope in order to deal with sorrow.; Take responsibility for yourself.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie go back in time to help Abe Lincoln, not once, but twice! They get to meet the great man as a boy, and during his time as president. Old and new readers alike will find another thrilling Magic Tree House adventure between the pages of Abe Lincoln at Last!. Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, action, adventure, history, and facts in this latest installment of the bestselling Magic Tree House series.

Book Cluster: Book 19 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #3

Fact Tracker Summary

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Historical fiction; Fantasy/Reality

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Diseases of 1800's

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Washington DC; Kentucky; Indiana

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

If you love learning and work hard to complete your tasks and you have a great concern for others the sky is your limit.; Hold onto hope in order to deal with sorrow.; Take responsibility for yourself.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M20, A Perfect Time for Pandas

Book 20 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Earthquake

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

China

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Be a guardian over animals because they cannot speak for themselves.; Respect the natural world and protect animal habitats.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas they had lots of questions. What do pandas eat? Where do they live? Why are leatherback sea turtles so scarce? How can we help? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

After twenty years, the Magic Tree House series is still the series to go to for budding young readers. If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! This is one series that kids, teachers, librarians, and parents all agree on. A perfect blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness-the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculem perfect (rainforest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween,Christmas, Thanksgiving). Magic Tree House #48 features Jack and Annie rescuing pandas after an earthquake in China.

Book Cluster: Book 20 of the Merlin Mission - Penny's Spell #4

Fact Tracker Summary

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas they had lots of questions. What do pandas eat? Where do they live? Why are leatherback sea turtles so scarce? How can we help? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Earthquake

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

China

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Be a guardian over animals because they cannot speak for themselves.; Respect the natural world and protect animal habitats.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M21, Stallion by Starlight

Book 21 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #1

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Measurement (standard and non-standard)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

constellations; Phases of the moon; Solar System functionarlity

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Ancient Greece; Macedonia; Athens Greece

Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Humility is secret to greatness.; Humility keeps you open to always learning and growing.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Plot Visualization

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #49: Stallion at Starlight, they had lots of questions. Why did people tame horses? What jobs do horses have today? Why was Alexander the Great's horse so famous? What are some other famous horses in history? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, adventure, and history in this paperback edition of the bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book. Jack and Annie need to help Merlin find the secret of greatness. But when the magic tree house whisks them back in time to meet Alexander the Great, they discover that he is bossy, vain, and not great at all! It will take a wild black stallion, magic from Merlin, and a lot of bravery for Jack and Annie to find out about greatness from Alexander.

Book Cluster: Book 21 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #1

Fact Tracker Summary

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #49: Stallion at Starlight, they had lots of questions. Why did people tame horses? What jobs do horses have today? Why was Alexander the Great's horse so famous? What are some other famous horses in history? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Measurement (standard and non-standard)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

constellations; Phases of the moon; Solar System functionarlity

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Ancient Greece; Macedonia; Athens Greece

Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Humility is secret to greatness.; Humility keeps you open to always learning and growing.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Plot Visualization

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M22, Hurry Up, Houdini!

Book 22 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #2

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Elapsed time; Money word problems; Time; Multiplication; Math Tricks

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms; Optical Illusions

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Coney Island NY

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Hard work is a key ingredient of greatness.; But having fun while you do the hard work is also important.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Plot Visualization

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Musical Emotions

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

This time Jack and Annie are tracking the tricks! It's a book of magic tricks perfect for chapter book readers! When Jack and Annie went back in time to meet Houdini, they learned that the most famous magician of all time didn't use real magic at all. It was a trick! Now they've tracked down all the best, most fun, most tricky magic tricks and put them together in one book. With simple instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tips from Jack and Annie, Magic Tricks from the Tree House is tailor-made to teach kids how to wow friends and family in their very own magic shows. Includes facts about famous magicians and famous tricks.

Book Summary

On their latest mission for the magician Merlin, Jack and Annie are sent back in time to Coney Island, to meet the legendary magician, Harry Houdini! But they’re not just there to have fun – they will learn about how he accomplishes his magic tricks, and all the hard work it took to learn them.

Book Cluster: Book 22 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #2

Fact Tracker Summary

This time Jack and Annie are tracking the tricks! It's a book of magic tricks perfect for chapter book readers! When Jack and Annie went back in time to meet Houdini, they learned that the most famous magician of all time didn't use real magic at all. It was a trick! Now they've tracked down all the best, most fun, most tricky magic tricks and put them together in one book. With simple instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tips from Jack and Annie, Magic Tricks from the Tree House is tailor-made to teach kids how to wow friends and family in their very own magic shows. Includes facts about famous magicians and famous tricks.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Fantasy/Reality; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Elapsed time; Money word problems; Time; Multiplication; Math Tricks

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms; Optical Illusions

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Coney Island NY

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Hard work is a key ingredient of greatness.; But having fun while you do the hard work is also important.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Plot Visualization

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Musical Emotions

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M23, High Time for Heroes

Book 23 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #3

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Compare/contrast; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies; Text features; Making inferences; Questioning; Context clues

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Counting money in different cultures (Egyptian); Egyptian number systems

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Food Chains: predators and prey; Medical Technology; Earth features: rivers; valleys; cliffs; Egyptian climate; Habitats: deserts; Weathering: ruins

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England; Thebes Egypt; The Nile River; Valley of the Kings

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

A secret to greatness is finding meaning and purpose in your life.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Paintings of Anubis

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Music from Egypt

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #51, they had lots of questions. How did Florence Nightingale change nursing? Who helped women get the vote? What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream? How did Gandhi change the world? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind six amazing people who have changed history. Includes Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and John Muir. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.

Book Cluster: Book 23 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #3

Fact Tracker Summary

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #51, they had lots of questions. How did Florence Nightingale change nursing? Who helped women get the vote? What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream? How did Gandhi change the world? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind six amazing people who have changed history. Includes Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and John Muir. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Compare/contrast; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies; Text features; Making inferences; Questioning; Context clues

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Counting money in different cultures (Egyptian); Egyptian number systems

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Food Chains: predators and prey; Medical Technology; Earth features: rivers; valleys; cliffs; Egyptian climate; Habitats: deserts; Weathering: ruins

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England; Thebes Egypt; The Nile River; Valley of the Kings

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

A secret to greatness is finding meaning and purpose in your life.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Paintings of Anubis

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song; Music from Egypt

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M24, Soccer on Sunday

Book 24 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Compare/contrast; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies; Text features; Making inferences; Questioning; Context clues; Pamphlets; tickets

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Elapsed time; Counting money in different cultures (Mexico); Fractions

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Mexico City climate; Inventions: stadium; screens; cell phones

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Venice Italy; Mexico City; Brazil

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Enthusiasm is a secret of greatness.; Love what you do and share that joy with others.

Visual Arts
Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #52: 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids.

Book Summary

Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday will take Jack and Annie to a soccer field in Mexico where they must find the final secret of greatness for Merlin. On the field, they'll meet a young soccer player who dreams of one day playing in the World Cup just like his hero, the great Brazilian soccer player, Pelé!

Book Cluster: Book 24 of the Merlin Mission - Greatness #4

Fact Tracker Summary

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #52: 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Compare/contrast; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies; Text features; Making inferences; Questioning; Context clues; Pamphlets; tickets

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Elapsed time; Counting money in different cultures (Mexico); Fractions

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Mexico City climate; Inventions: stadium; screens; cell phones

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Venice Italy; Mexico City; Brazil

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Enthusiasm is a secret of greatness.; Love what you do and share that joy with others.

Visual Arts
Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M25, Shadow of the Shark

Book 25 of the Merlin Mission

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Compare/contrast; Note taking skills; Text features; Making inferences; Questioning; Context clues; Captions; Persuasive writing; Genre focus: Travel Guide

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Mayan calendar; Conversion ratios

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal habitats; Coral Reefs; Earth features: peninsula; ocean; cave; Materials that float; Winds; waves; and currents

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Cozumel Mexico; Yucatán Peninsula; The Ocean Beach

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

A great leader is just and fair.; A great leader has courage and wisdom.; A great leader can be male or female.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Mayan masks; headresses; and attire

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark, they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators.

Book Summary

It’s a dream vacation for Jack and Annie—or is it? When Teddy, a young sorcerer, offers to send Jack and Annie on a dream vacation, they can’t wait to go. The brother-and-sister pair wish for a trip to a beach paradise, and the magic tree house whisks them off to the coast of Mexico. Everything starts out perfectly as they raft around a coral reef. But then a hungry shark attacks! And their dream vacation turns into a nightmare!

Book Cluster: Book 25 of the Merlin Mission

Fact Tracker Summary

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark, they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Compare/contrast; Note taking skills; Text features; Making inferences; Questioning; Context clues; Captions; Persuasive writing; Genre focus: Travel Guide

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Mayan calendar; Conversion ratios

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal habitats; Coral Reefs; Earth features: peninsula; ocean; cave; Materials that float; Winds; waves; and currents

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Cozumel Mexico; Yucatán Peninsula; The Ocean Beach

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

A great leader is just and fair.; A great leader has courage and wisdom.; A great leader can be male or female.

Visual Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts

Mayan masks; headresses; and attire

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M26, Balto of the Blue Dawn

Book 26 of the Merlin Mission

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Diphtheria Epidemic

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Alaska

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

One should help others for the sake of doing good rather than to gain fame or reward.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

Track the facts about the famous sled dog race and other incredible feats—with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #54, they had lots of questions. How do sled dogs race for so long? When was the first Iditarod? What are some other extreme sports? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about the Iditarod, open water swimming, the Ironman triathlon, free climbing, the X Games, and other ways people test their limits.

Book Summary

Pack your snowshoes! The magic tree house is taking Jack and Annie to Alaska in this NEW adventure in the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series! The magic tree house has returned and it’s taking Jack and Annie back in time to Alaska, 1925. There they meet Balto, a jet-black Siberian husky destined to save victims of the diphtheria epidemic. But the trail isn’t easy, and Balto is going to need Jack and Annie’s help!

Book Cluster: Book 26 of the Merlin Mission

Fact Tracker Summary

Track the facts about the famous sled dog race and other incredible feats—with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #54, they had lots of questions. How do sled dogs race for so long? When was the first Iditarod? What are some other extreme sports? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about the Iditarod, open water swimming, the Ironman triathlon, free climbing, the X Games, and other ways people test their limits.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Diphtheria Epidemic

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Alaska

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

One should help others for the sake of doing good rather than to gain fame or reward.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

#M27, Night of the Ninth Dragon

Book 27 of the Merlin Mission

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Britain; Wales

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

When things look their worst pick yourself up brush yourself off and keep going.

Visual Arts
Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

Book Summary

Book Cluster: Book 27 of the Merlin Mission

Fact Tracker Summary

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Note taking skills; Genre focus: Biographies

Social Studies
Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Britain; Wales

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

When things look their worst pick yourself up brush yourself off and keep going.

Visual Arts
Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Respectful audience behavior

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