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#01, Dinosaurs Before Dark

Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Name derivates of dinosaurs; Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Cretaceous Period; Fossils; Paleontologists; Ancient habitats; Food chains: meat- and plant-eaters; history of the Earth; Pangea; continental changes; Earth Changes

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Pangea; Continents

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

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

When you work as a team you can overcome great challenges

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; "Dinosaurs Before Dark" 30 minutes Classroom Play (MTI)

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 #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? 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 first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! 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? Visit the Magic Tree House website!

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

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 #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? 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

Name derivates of dinosaurs; Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Cretaceous Period; Fossils; Paleontologists; Ancient habitats; Food chains: meat- and plant-eaters; history of the Earth; Pangea; continental changes; Earth Changes

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Pangea; Continents

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

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

When you work as a team you can overcome great challenges

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; "Dinosaurs Before Dark" 30 minutes Classroom Play (MTI)

#02, The Knight at Dawn

Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Literary traditions; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

Social Studies
Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Information can be used in unexpected ways to solve problems. Study hard and use your imagination.

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; 30 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 #2: The Knight at Dawn, they had lots of questions. How were castles built? What was it like to live inside a castle? How did boys train to become knights? Did horses really wear armor? 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

Illus. in black-and-white. Jack and Annie travel back in time to medieval England for an adventure inside a storybook castle, from feasting hall to dreadful dungeon.  

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

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 #2: The Knight at Dawn, they had lots of questions. How were castles built? What was it like to live inside a castle? How did boys train to become knights? Did horses really wear armor? 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; Literary traditions; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

Social Studies
Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Information can be used in unexpected ways to solve problems. Study hard and use your imagination.

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; 30 Minute Classroom Play

#03, Mummies in the Morning

Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

3D structures: pyramids

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Interactions between humans and the environment; Water features: Nile River

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Egypt; Nile River

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Journeys to faraway places can be wonderful but just having a peanut butter and jelly at home can we as wonderful. Be grateful for those who care for you.

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

How were pyramids built? Why did people make mummies? What magic charms were buried with mummies? Who discovered King Tut's tomb? Unwrap the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide #3: Mummies and Pyramids, Jack and Annie's very own guide to the secrets of ancient Egypt. Includes information on hieroglyphics, how mummies were made, tomb treasures and robbers, Egyptian gods and goddesses, and much more!

Book Summary

Jack and Annie find themselves whisked away to ancient Egypt, where they come face to face with a dead queen--and her 1,000-year-old mummy! "This will be welcomed by beginning readers making the transition to chapter books."--Booklist.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

Fact Tracker Summary

How were pyramids built? Why did people make mummies? What magic charms were buried with mummies? Who discovered King Tut's tomb? Unwrap the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide #3: Mummies and Pyramids, Jack and Annie's very own guide to the secrets of ancient Egypt. Includes information on hieroglyphics, how mummies were made, tomb treasures and robbers, Egyptian gods and goddesses, and much more!

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

3D structures: pyramids

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Interactions between humans and the environment; Water features: Nile River

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Egypt; Nile River

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Journeys to faraway places can be wonderful but just having a peanut butter and jelly at home can we as wonderful. Be grateful for those who care for you.

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

#04, Pirates Past Noon

Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

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; Gaining information from diagrams (pirate ships); Genres: legend/lore

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Water features: oceans and seas

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Caribbean

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Your daily life is filled with treasure. to find it you must look for the positive things in your life

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 #4: 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. 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

Illus. in black-and-white. Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of desert islands, secret maps, hidden gold--and ruthless pirates! Will Jack and Annie discover a buried treasure? Will they find out the identity of the mysterious M? Or will they walk the plank?

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

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 #4: 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. 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; Gaining information from diagrams (pirate ships); Genres: legend/lore

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Water features: oceans and seas

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Caribbean

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Your daily life is filled with treasure. to find it you must look for the positive things in your life

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

#05, Night of the Ninjas

Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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; Using Informational texts for research; Poetry: haiku

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms: mountains; valleys; caves

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Ancient Japan

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Learn from nature and always keep a kind heart

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 a ninja training camp

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5:Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, 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 discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Book Summary

The tree house is back--but where is the enchantress Morgan le Fay?  The search for her begins as Jack and Annie are transported back to ancient Japan, where they find themselves in the cave of a ninja master.  Will the evil samurai warriors get to Jack and Annie before they can learn the secrets of the ninjas?

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

Fact Tracker Summary

Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5:Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, 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 discover 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; Using Informational texts for research; Poetry: haiku

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms: mountains; valleys; caves

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Ancient Japan

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Learn from nature and always keep a kind heart

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 a ninja training camp

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#06, Afternoon on the Amazon

Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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; Animal idioms; Animal research project

Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Place value problems; Measurement; Graphing: favorite tropical fruit

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Biomes/habitats: rain forest; Climate; Water features: Amazon River; Animal adaptations (physical and behavioral); Animal Defenses; Camouflage; Food Chains: predators and prey; Rain forest preservation

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Amazon Rain Forest

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

All creatures in the wild are interconnected. For them to survive we need to guard natural 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.; Research and create an animal who lives in the rain forest and/or invent and create a rain forest animal that has not yet been discovered

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 #5: Afternoon on the Amazon, they had lots of questions. How much rain falls in a rain forest? What is the world's heaviest insect? What the heck is a sausage tree? Why is it important to preserve the world's rain forests? 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 travel back in time to a South American rain forest in search of the elusive magician Morgan le Fay.  Will they find a new clue to her whereabouts before they are trampled by stampeding killer ants?

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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 #5: Afternoon on the Amazon, they had lots of questions. How much rain falls in a rain forest? What is the world's heaviest insect? What the heck is a sausage tree? Why is it important to preserve the world's rain forests? 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; Animal idioms; Animal research project

Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Place value problems; Measurement; Graphing: favorite tropical fruit

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Biomes/habitats: rain forest; Climate; Water features: Amazon River; Animal adaptations (physical and behavioral); Animal Defenses; Camouflage; Food Chains: predators and prey; Rain forest preservation

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Amazon Rain Forest

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

All creatures in the wild are interconnected. For them to survive we need to guard natural 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.; Research and create an animal who lives in the rain forest and/or invent and create a rain forest animal that has not yet been discovered

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#07, Sunset of the Sabertooth

Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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; Summarization

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperatures

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations (physical and behavioral); Ice Age; Land features: cliffs and caves; Heat sources; Insulators; Human interactions with the environment; Sound: flute

Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Never take the comforts of your modern life for granted. Be grateful for the things you have.

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.; Make your own cave painting to summarize the book.

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 #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in the Ice Age? How did early humans stay warm enough to survive? Who made the first cave paintings? What happened to saber-toothed cats and woolly mammoths? 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 whisked all the way back to the Ice Age in this compelling Magic Tree House time-travel adventure where they meet woolly mammoths, cave people...and fierce sabertooth tigers!

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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 #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in the Ice Age? How did early humans stay warm enough to survive? Who made the first cave paintings? What happened to saber-toothed cats and woolly mammoths? 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; Summarization

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperatures

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations (physical and behavioral); Ice Age; Land features: cliffs and caves; Heat sources; Insulators; Human interactions with the environment; Sound: flute

Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Never take the comforts of your modern life for granted. Be grateful for the things you have.

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.; Make your own cave painting to summarize the book.

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#08, Midnight on the Moon

Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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; Creative writing: time travel

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperature; Weight conversion

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Astronomy: the moon; Out Space; constellations; Gravity; Phases of the moon; Conditions on the moon; Earth science: compare/contrast moon and Earth features; Technology - satellites; moon; buggy; space station

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Moon/Space

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Earth is a bright and colorful place where everything is alive and always changing. Help protect the planet.

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 your own space suit

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Planetarium Show

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 #8: Midnight on the Moon, they had lots of questions. How did the universe begin? How long does it take to get to the moon? How hot is the sun? What does it feel like to be in space? 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

Illustrated in black-and-white. Jack and Annie are whisked forty years forward in time and land at an international space station on the moon. There they don space suits and go exploring the lunar surface in search of the fourth object needed to free the enchantress Morgan le Fay from a powerful spell.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

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 #8: Midnight on the Moon, they had lots of questions. How did the universe begin? How long does it take to get to the moon? How hot is the sun? What does it feel like to be in space? 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; Creative writing: time travel

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperature; Weight conversion

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Astronomy: the moon; Out Space; constellations; Gravity; Phases of the moon; Conditions on the moon; Earth science: compare/contrast moon and Earth features; Technology - satellites; moon; buggy; space station

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Moon/Space

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Earth is a bright and colorful place where everything is alive and always changing. Help protect the planet.

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 your own space suit

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Planetarium Show

#09, Dolphins at Daybreak

Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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; Main ideas and supporting details

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Biomes/habitats: ocean; Animal adaptations; Technology - mini submarine for underwater exploration

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Pacific Ocean

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Beauty can be found in the most unexpected places. Always keep an open mind.

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 #9: Dolphins at Daybreak, they had lots of questions. Did dolphins ever live on land? How do dolphins communicate? How do sharks hunt for food? Which sharks are the most dangerous? 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

Morgan le Fay will make Jack and Annie masters of the tree house if only they can solve four riddles -- which will take four books, of course! Dolphins at Daybreak begins the third set of four books in this magical (and increasingly popular) series!  Jack and Annie are off in the Magic Tree House again, this time to a whole new world under the ocean.  Complete with a giant octopus, a hungry shark, and dolphins to the rescue, this Magic Tree House book delivers an underwater adventure kids can dream about.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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 #9: Dolphins at Daybreak, they had lots of questions. Did dolphins ever live on land? How do dolphins communicate? How do sharks hunt for food? Which sharks are the most dangerous? 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; Main ideas and supporting details

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Biomes/habitats: ocean; Animal adaptations; Technology - mini submarine for underwater exploration

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Pacific Ocean

Nature and Conservation
Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Beauty can be found in the most unexpected places. Always keep an open mind.

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

#10, Ghost Town at Sundown

Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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; Literature extension: ghost stories

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Biomes/habitats: prarie; People and needs from environment; Landforms: canyon; Sound: echo; harmonics

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Old West; USA

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

People who lived long ago still talk to use through books.; Learn to read and love to read.; Try to discover what you love to do best.; Have respect 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; Player pianos

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Book Summary

The saga and success of The Magic Tree House continues! The tenth adventure, Ghost Town at Sundown, is filled with the excitement, action, and fun facts always found in Magic Tree House books. Morgan le Fay has promised to make Jack and Annie masters of the tree house if they can solve four riddles. In Ghost Town at Sundown, the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to a ghost town in the Wild West of the 1880s. There, they meet a mustang herder named Slim as they search for the answer to the second riddle.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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; Literature extension: ghost stories

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Biomes/habitats: prarie; People and needs from environment; Landforms: canyon; Sound: echo; harmonics

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Old West; USA

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

People who lived long ago still talk to use through books.; Learn to read and love to read.; Try to discover what you love to do best.; Have respect 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; Player pianos

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#11, Lions at Lunchtime

Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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; Main ideas and supporting details

Math
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Biomes/habitats: savannah

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Africa

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

In nature animals have to work together with each other to survive.; People need to do the same.

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

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are whisked off to the vast plains of Africa, where they must solve Morgan le Fay's third magical riddle. But that's only the beginning! Once the riddle is solved, they still have to get past a pride of lions, a humongous herd of rampaging wildebeests, and one very hungry Masai warrior.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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; Main ideas and supporting details

Math
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Biomes/habitats: savannah

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Africa

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

In nature animals have to work together with each other to survive.; People need to do the same.

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

#12, Polar Bears Past Bedtime

Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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; Gaining information from still images; Facts and opinions

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperature

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Sources of heat; Conductors and insulators; Habitats/biomes - Arctic Tundra; Northern Lights; Seasons - day and night in the arctic

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

North Pole; Arctic Ocean

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

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

When you face the things that frighten you you often find they're not as bad as you thought.

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 a class learning igloo

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 #16: Polar Bears Past Bedtime, they had lots of questions. Why is the Arctic so cold? What did the first people of the Arctic eat? How do polar bears cross thin ice? What other animals live in the Arctic? 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 Magic Tree House transportss Jack and Annie to the freezing Arctic. There, they must solve the final riddle to become master librarians. But it's not going to be easy--especially when they have cracking ice, a seal hunter, and a prodigious polar bear to deal with. Will they be able to solve the riddle before they get iced themselves?

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Ancient Riddles, Books 9-12

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 #16: Polar Bears Past Bedtime, they had lots of questions. Why is the Arctic so cold? What did the first people of the Arctic eat? How do polar bears cross thin ice? What other animals live in the Arctic? 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; Gaining information from still images; Facts and opinions

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Temperature

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Sources of heat; Conductors and insulators; Habitats/biomes - Arctic Tundra; Northern Lights; Seasons - day and night in the arctic

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

North Pole; Arctic Ocean

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

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

When you face the things that frighten you you often find they're not as bad as you thought.

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 a class learning igloo

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#13, Vacation Under the Volcano

Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Recognize common prefixes and suffixes; Cause & effect relationships; Analyze relationship among characters setting and plot; Identify figurative language devices

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms: volcanoes; Rapid Earth changes (volcanic eruptions)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Pompeii

Nature and Conservation
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

If you learn about the world and gain knowledge you can solve great problems.; Stay focused on what's important.

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 a diorama of Pompeii before and/or after the eruption; Analyze still images to gather information

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 #13: Vacation Under the Volcano, they had lots of questions. How did ancient Rome become an empire? Where did ancient Romans go for fun? What happened to the Roman town of Pompeii? What have we learned from it? 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

In their first adventure as Master Librarians, Jack and Annie go to the city of Pompeii to bring back an ancient story that is in danger of being lost forever. Little do they know they are saving the myth of Hercules! But before they can find it, the town's volcano erupts in a mighty explosion.  Just when things look hopeless, Jack and Annie get some unexpected help from a certain mythic hero - and the rest, as they say, is history.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

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 #13: Vacation Under the Volcano, they had lots of questions. How did ancient Rome become an empire? Where did ancient Romans go for fun? What happened to the Roman town of Pompeii? What have we learned from it? 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; Writing: Text types and purposes; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Recognize common prefixes and suffixes; Cause & effect relationships; Analyze relationship among characters setting and plot; Identify figurative language devices

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Landforms: volcanoes; Rapid Earth changes (volcanic eruptions)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Pompeii

Nature and Conservation
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

If you learn about the world and gain knowledge you can solve great problems.; Stay focused on what's important.

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 a diorama of Pompeii before and/or after the eruption; Analyze still images to gather information

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#14, Day of the Dragon King

Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Cultural legend: The Silk Weaver and the Cowherd; Characterization

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Great Wall of China word problems; Soldier statues word problems

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Silkworm (adaptations and lifecycle); Plant adaptations: bamboo; Cricket (adaptations); Astronomy: constellations and stars (Vega and Altair); Silkworms (Chinese discovery)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

China; Great Wall of China

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

The freedom to read all kinds of books should be available to all people.; Knowledge does not belong to just a few.; Be fair to everyone.

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

The bestselling nonfiction companions to the Magic Tree House books! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House® #14:Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build the Great Wall? What is Chinese New Year? What are some other Chinese traditions? 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, 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 discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.

Book Summary

Jack and Annie set off to find an original copy of an ancient Chinese myth. Armed only with their magic library cards, they must take on a book-burning emperor. But with the help of a scholar and a silk weaver, they triumph again.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Fact Tracker Summary

The bestselling nonfiction companions to the Magic Tree House books! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House® #14:Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build the Great Wall? What is Chinese New Year? What are some other Chinese traditions? 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. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, 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 discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Cultural legend: The Silk Weaver and the Cowherd; Characterization

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Great Wall of China word problems; Soldier statues word problems

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Silkworm (adaptations and lifecycle); Plant adaptations: bamboo; Cricket (adaptations); Astronomy: constellations and stars (Vega and Altair); Silkworms (Chinese discovery)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

China; Great Wall of China

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

The freedom to read all kinds of books should be available to all people.; Knowledge does not belong to just a few.; Be fair to everyone.

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

#15, Viking Ships at Sunrise

Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Cultural legend; Imagery; Legends: sea serpents; Language: Latin words

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Using Earth materical (making paints and sruvivle); Weather: fod; Astronomy: Sarph; Milky Way; Technology: Viking Ships

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Medieval Ireland

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Ancient books reveal the wonders of history and the world.; To protect the best things in life; you should work hard and have courage.

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.; Illuminated manuscripts; Design a Viking ship

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

The bestselling nonfiction companions to the Magic Tree House books! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise, they had lots of questions. Why did Vikings go on raids? Did they really wear horned helmets? What were Viking ships like? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Vikings. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, 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 discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are off in search of another story in jeopardy, this time at a monastery in ancient Ireland. Trouble arrives when Vikings land, and Jack and Annie must find a way to escape!

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Fact Tracker Summary

The bestselling nonfiction companions to the Magic Tree House books! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise, they had lots of questions. Why did Vikings go on raids? Did they really wear horned helmets? What were Viking ships like? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Vikings. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, 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 discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Cultural legend; Imagery; Legends: sea serpents; Language: Latin words

Social Studies
Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Using Earth materical (making paints and sruvivle); Weather: fod; Astronomy: Sarph; Milky Way; Technology: Viking Ships

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Medieval Ireland

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Ancient books reveal the wonders of history and the world.; To protect the best things in life; you should work hard and have courage.

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.; Illuminated manuscripts; Design a Viking ship

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#16, Hour of the Olympics

Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

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; Poetry; Word origins (Greek)

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Measurement; Math Olympics; Secret codes (Greek letters)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Motion/speed; Astronomy: constellations (Pegasus/Hercules)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Ancient Greece; Mediterranean Sea; Aegean Sea; Black Sea

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Treat everyone with respect.; If you love to read you'll never be completely alone.

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.; Poetry scrolls

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Greek Plays

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 #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? 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 off on another adventure! This time they are sent to ancient Greece, where a very important event is taking place. Join them as they race against time and witness the very first Olympic games!

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

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 #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? 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; Poetry; Word origins (Greek)

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Measurement; Math Olympics; Secret codes (Greek letters)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Motion/speed; Astronomy: constellations (Pegasus/Hercules)

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Ancient Greece; Mediterranean Sea; Aegean Sea; Black Sea

Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Treat everyone with respect.; If you love to read you'll never be completely alone.

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.; Poetry scrolls

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure; Greek Plays

#17, Tonight on the Titanic

Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

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; Primary documents (photos)

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Lifeboat math; Elapsed time; Secret codes (Morse code)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Icebergs; Properties of matter: sinking/floating; Technology: machines (coal powered boilers); ships; Oceanography

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England; Northern Atlantic Ocean; New York

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Time is precious.; You should not waste time.; When you help others in need you're helping youself too.

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 luxury ship

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

How long did it take to build the Titanic? Why did it sink? What was it like to be a passenger? What happened to the people who survived? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Titanic, Jack and Annie's very own guide to the ship and its story. Includes information on the people who sailed on the Titanic, life on board the ship, the search for the sunken remains, Titanic artifacts today, and much more!

Book Summary

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the decks of that ill-fated ship, the Titanic. There, they must help two children find their way to a lifeboat--all while they themselves are in danger of becoming victims of that tragic night.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

Fact Tracker Summary

How long did it take to build the Titanic? Why did it sink? What was it like to be a passenger? What happened to the people who survived? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Titanic, Jack and Annie's very own guide to the ship and its story. Includes information on the people who sailed on the Titanic, life on board the ship, the search for the sunken remains, Titanic artifacts today, and much more!

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; Primary documents (photos)

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Lifeboat math; Elapsed time; Secret codes (Morse code)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Icebergs; Properties of matter: sinking/floating; Technology: machines (coal powered boilers); ships; Oceanography

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

England; Northern Atlantic Ocean; New York

Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Time is precious.; You should not waste time.; When you help others in need you're helping youself too.

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 luxury ship

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#18, Buffalo Before Breakfast

Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

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; Informational writing: Lakota manners guide

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Buffalo math; Measurement (Fact Tracker)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Biome: prairie; Buffalo

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

USA; Great Plains

Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Everything is connected.; Think of the whole world as being your school and try to learn as much as you can.; With compassion you should try to help your friends correct their mistakes - don't turn your back on them.

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.; Teepee painting; Design your own "animal powers" shirt

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Book Summary

The Magic Tree House carries Jack and Annie back to the Old West where they roam the Great Plains with a Lakota boy.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

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; Compare/contrast; Informational writing: Lakota manners guide

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Buffalo math; Measurement (Fact Tracker)

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Biome: prairie; Buffalo

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

USA; Great Plains

Animals and Wildlife
Mythology and Legends
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Everything is connected.; Think of the whole world as being your school and try to learn as much as you can.; With compassion you should try to help your friends correct their mistakes - don't turn your back on them.

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.; Teepee painting; Design your own "animal powers" shirt

Music

Core Curriculum Standards for Music

Read Read; Read Song

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#19, Tigers at Twilight

Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

Subjects

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Onomatopoeia; Persuasive writing: saving endangered animals; Informational writing: research endangered animals

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Tiger math

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Biome: jungle; Extinction

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Indian Jungles

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

The natural world can be fierce and dangerous as well as beautiful and peaceful.; Honor all aspects of nature even the things that frighten you.

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; Voice of home (listen to sounds all around you)

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! Tigers in trouble? That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

Fact Tracker Summary

Subjects addressed in these books:

Language Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts

Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Presentation skills; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Onomatopoeia; Persuasive writing: saving endangered animals; Informational writing: research endangered animals

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Tiger math

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Biome: jungle; Extinction

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Indian Jungles

Animals and Wildlife
Character Building Lessons

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

The natural world can be fierce and dangerous as well as beautiful and peaceful.; Honor all aspects of nature even the things that frighten you.

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; Voice of home (listen to sounds all around you)

Theatre Arts

Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts

Passport to Adventure

#20, Dingoes at Dinnertime

Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

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

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Kangaroo math

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Nocturnal animals; Locomotion; Environment: droughts and wildfires; Impact of environment on animals

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Australia

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

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Be open to the wisdom and the beauty of unfamiliar worlds. Take full responsibility for your actions.

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

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are whisked down under to the land of Australia, where they save a baby kangaroo, a koala, and other animals from a raging wildfire.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Series, Books 17-20

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

Social Studies
Math

Core Curriculum Standards for Math

Kangaroo math

Science

Core Curriculum Standards for Science

Animal adaptations; Nocturnal animals; Locomotion; Environment: droughts and wildfires; Impact of environment on animals

Geography

Core Curriculum Standards for Geography

Australia

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

Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons

Be open to the wisdom and the beauty of unfamiliar worlds. Take full responsibility for your actions.

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

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