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Ancient Greece and the Olympics

Mary Pope Osborne (2004), 121 pages
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction, Sports
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Did you ever see Olympic events on TV and wonder where it all began? This book will tell you all about it! Find out how the Olympics got started in ancient Greece and what the Greeks used to do to compete. More fun facts about ancient Greek culture, such as information about the Greek gods, Greek architecture, Greek food, and Greek customs are also included.
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 2/3/2016
ISBN-10: 0375923780
ISBN-13: 9780375923784
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Blizzard of the Blue Moon

Mary Pope Osborne (2006), 128 pages
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Fantasy, Fiction, Time Travel
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Two kids try to save the unicorns from becoming extinct. The book was great! Number 36 in The Magic Tree House series.
Book Series: Magic Tree House
Reviewed by: St. Charles Reader
Date read: 10/29/2009
ISBN-10: 0375830375
ISBN-13: 9780375830372
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5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 booksSecond Best!
Commenter: Alan, grade 3
This is the very BEST! Except for Summer of the Sea Serpent.
5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 booksOne of the Best Magic Tree House Books Ever.
Commenter: Jostin, grade 4
The Blizzard of the Blue Moon is one of the best books that Mary Pope Osborne has written. I recommend this book for a fantasy book report.
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Brave Little Seamstress

Mary Pope Osborne (2002), 40 pages
Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Books about Girls, Folklore, Picture Books
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This Grimm's folktale gets a modern twist with a heroine seamstress in place of the traditional tailor. After accidentally killing 7 flies with a flick of a towel this confident seamstress goes out to show the world her bravery. With quick-thinking, she outwits three giants, a unicorn, a wild boar, and finally the king - and 99 of his knights. The 100th knight? You'll have to read to the end to find out!
Similar books: Lucy Dove, by Janice Del Negro; The Brave Little Tailor, by Eric Blair; Seven at One Blow, by Eric Kimmel; and Kate & the Beanstalk; Sleeping Bobby, both by Osborne and Giselle Potter.
Reviewed by: djd
Date read: 7/20/2009
ISBN-10: 0689844867
ISBN-13: 9780689844867
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

Mary Pope Osborne (1992), 80 pages
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Fiction, Time Travel
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Eight-year-old Jack, and his younger sister, Annie, find a magic tree house, which whisks them back to an ancient time. There they find dinosaurs, and volcanoes, and adventure. This is book 1 of The Magic Tree House series. Join Jack and Annie for all their adventures!
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/29/2009
ISBN-10: 0679824111
ISBN-13: 9780679824114
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5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 booksStart Off
Commenter: Alan, grade 4
Great book start off with this one before starting the rest.
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Dolphins At Daybreak

Mary Osborne (1997), 67 pages
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction
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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie deep into the sea, where they meet up with dolphins, sharks, and octopi. Join Jack and Annie as they search for the answer to an ancient riddle in this Magic Tree House adventure. This is number 9 in the series.
Book Series: Magic Tree House
Similar books: Dolphins and Sharks: A Non-Fiction Companion to Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/27/2009
ISBN-10: 067988338X
ISBN-13: 9780679883388
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