The Magic Tree House is a series of books that tell of the adventures of a eight year old boy named Jack and his seven year old sister named Annie. They find a tree house with lots of books inside. When they open a book and point to one of the pictures, they wish they could be there and magically they are.
Their adventures take them to times of the past with dinosaurs, to Medevil Times. They travel the seas with Pirates and become astronauts to go into space. The last time I bought a book, there were at least 20 in the series. I can only hope that the author continues with these stories.
These books are great for young boys and girls alike, but my boys 7 and 8 really enjoy them. So while they think they are just reading, they are actually learning about things, like dinosaurs, twisters, living on the prairie, volcanos and so many other things and places. I think the author did a great job of capturing the attention of children by bringing to life the adventures of these characters. They are very entertaining while educating also. I even find myself not wanting my son to stop reading so I know what happens next.
The book prices are not too bad, the average price for one book is $3.99. I do have one that is $4.99. If my boys enjoy reading and learning from the books, I am very happy to pay the price. I would highly recommend them and I love giving them as gifts.