Dinosaurs Before Dark

By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (illustrator),

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Book description

Eight-year-old Jack and his little sister, Annie, are playing in the woods during their summer holiday, when they find a mysterious tree house full of books. But these are no ordinary books . . . And this is no ordinary tree house . . .

Jack and Annie get more…

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2 authors picked Dinosaurs Before Dark as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As a homeschool parent, I am always looking for fun books that teach, almost without children realizing. These are definitely hard to find, but the number 1 series that always comes to mind is The Magic Treehouse. In these books, children travel back in time to experience history firsthand. My kids love the characters and the fascinating adventures, and I love that they are educational and easy to read. When teaching history, I always check to see if there is a book in this series to help enrich our studies.

The best part about this story is that the siblings get teleported into different historical moments. That’s a moment that every kid would love to experience, and I wished for the same. I also had a lot of fun learning about the ancient times that the siblings were teleported into.

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