For over twenty years Mary Pope Osborne has entertained and educated her readers with brother-sister team Jack and Annie as they explore the world in the Magic Tree House series. Each book is a new adventure for everyone as they meet people like Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, explore the moon, and experience the Great Depression firsthand.
Osborne doesn’t stop there though. Not only does she write the Magic Tree House series, but she also collaborates with her sister and husband on the companion Fact Tracker books, a Magic Tree House musical, and lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom. Childhood literacy is important to Osborne, and as we hear from her, she takes great pains to let her fans and readers know she’s there for them, and wants to work with them to get schools the books they need.