Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne were introduced in 1992. For anyone unfamiliar with the series, siblings Jack and Annie have great adventures traveling magically to different locations and times. Each adventure is packed with fun learning in a format which keeps young readers coming back for more. The series, for elementary aged children, includes more than 50 short chapter fiction books and many nonfiction, Fact Tracker companion titles.
Now through September 30, 2014, Manchester District Library is hosting a Reading Buddy event. Children are being asked to sign up at the library with a friend or sibling to read Magic Tree House books as a team. When you finish a book, register your progress by signing the poster displayed in the library. A drawing will be held for all participants at the end of the program. For more information see Ms. Karen, in Youth Services, at the Manchester District Library.
Additional Magic Tree House fun can be found at the Random House Magic Tree House website. Readers can earn passport stamps by correctly answering questions about the books, play games, go on missions with Jack and Annie, read about the author, submit questions to the author and even watch video responses to submitted questions. There is also an opportunity to help earn Magic Tree House books for children in need just by completing a quiz. One book is earned for every answer submitted. This effort is co-sponsored by jetBlue. Ms. Osborne talks more about the program here.
Have fun. Challenge your friends. Get reading.