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We are avid readers and go through a lot of books in our schooling (not to mention the research prep work that goes into creating lessons, but I’m a natural researcher so I don’t mind). Here I share some of the authors we’ve enjoyed most or found useful as lesson material. In addition, I reference books and resource materials I’ve used within individual posts.

My favorite author/series in general is Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series. The chapter books feature a brother and sister team (Jack and Annie) who use a magical tree house filled with books to go on adventures through time to different places. They soon find out the tree house belongs to Morgan le Fay, the enchantress in Arthurian legend, who calls on them to solve problems and help others by completing specific missions. In the process, readers learn about mythical and historical subjects, places and people, as well as riddles, codes, magic, courage, compassion and friendship. The series also includes separate Fact Trackers or Research Guides designed as nonfiction companions to some of the adventure books. The official Magic Tree House website features information on the series, games and activities, and a great teacher’s educational section designed to assist with lesson ideas.

In addition to the Magic Tree House series, we’ve enjoyed the following themed books/series:

  • Aesop’s Fables for Children by Milo Winter
  • Animal Groups Are CATegorical series by Brian P. Cleary
  • Arty Facts: Linking Art To The World Around Us series from Crabtree Publishing
  • Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Cloverleaf Books’ Holidays & Special Days series by Lisa Bullard
  • Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
  • DINO Sports series by Lisa Wheeler
  • Edward series by David McPhail
  • Eve Bunting books
  • Fall’s Here! series by Martha E. H. Rustad
  • Fletcher series by Julia Rawlinson
  • Gail Gibbons’s educational books
  • Geronimo Stilton’s adventure novels
  • Gifted & Talented: Questions & Answers series by various authors
  • History For Kids series by Janis Herbert
  • Holiday Mice series by Bethany Roberts
  • If You Lived….series by Ann McGovern, Kay Moore, Anne Kamma and others
  • I.Q. series by Mary Ann Fraser
  • Inventors series by Gene Barretta
  • Katie series by James Mayhew
  • Let’s Read and Find Out Science series by various authors
  • Let’s Talk About You/The Family series by Robie H. Harris
  • Library Mouse series by Daniel Kirk
  • MathStart series by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Me series by Joan Sweeney
  • Miss Fox’s Class series by Eileen Spinelli
  • Mousekin series by Edna Miller
  • Nancy Elizabeth Wallace books
  • My Family/Mi Familia bilingual series by Pat Mora
  • Nursery Rhymes Picture-Song Storybooks series by Iza Trapani
  • Our Seasons by Grace Lin
  • Parable series by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Poems & Paintings series by Douglas Florian
  • Rebus stories by Shirley Neitzel
  • Riddles series by Susan Joyce
  • Robin Hill School series by Margaret McNamara
  • Scholastic Atlas of Weather by Marie-Anne Legault
  • Science based books by Frank Asch
  • Sensational Sense of…(5 Senses) series by Julia Vogel
  • Stinky Face series by Lisa McCourt
  • Take Along Guides series by Diane Burns and Mel Boring
  • The American Story series by Betsy Maestro
  • The American Story: 100 True Tales From American History by Jennifer Armstrong
  • The Best Holiday Hunt Ever by John Speirs
  • The Biggest…Ever! series by Steven Kroll
  • The Night Before series by Natasha Wing
  • The Time-Traveling Twins series by Diane Stanley
  • The Wind in the Willows series by Laura Driscoll
  • Trucktown series by Jon Scieszka
  • VeggieTales series by Phil Vischer
  • Viking Math series by Harriett Ziefert
  • What Do Animals Do On The Weekend? Adventures from A to Z by Lauren Faulkenberry
  • Williamson Little Hands series & Williamson Kids Can! series by various authors
  • Wordless Picture Books by Barbara Lehman

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