I loved the Magic Tree House series growing up so when I saw this book in the Little Free Lending Library, I had to read it.
It is the same fun, educational stories that I remember when I was a kid. This is such a great series. It is a good combination of fact, adventure, and friendship.
While it is book 23 in the series, it can be read as a standalone because the prologue pretty much catches you up on what's going on. But I am sure it is better if you have read the preceding books (I will have to be on the lookout for them).
I like that Jack and Annie had an actual mission to complete. From what I remember from the first few books, they just traveled through the books, which was interesting, but this is a good progression for the series.
Grade level Equivalent: 2.6
Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne in the Magic tree house series, is a great introduction to chapter books for young readers. The adventure Jack encounters with his kid sister, Annie, takes the students imagination on a fun filled quest that promises to keep any students interest. After Jack and Annie discover a tree house with a magical library, they choose a dinosaur book that takes them back to prehistoric times. Will they survive the dinosaurs? How will they get back? This is a great book to use in reading centers or read aloud.
The Magic Tree House series is a childhood favorite of mine. The series is about a brother and a sister who have a tree house and a magic book that take them to different places. In this particular book, the brother and sister travel to the moon. While there, they learn about the moon and space. After learning so much, they have to find a way home. I can use this book in my classroom to incorporate science into my reading instruction. This book could be used in grades 1 through 3. The grade level of this book is a 2.1.