Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many books for children, including novels, picture books, biographies, mysteries, and retellings of Greek, Norse and Celtic Mythology and folk tales. She is probably most well know for her beloved Magic Tree House series. She has written more than 50 titles in the series â€“ and recently created the Magic Tree House Super Edition series which have longer, more complex stories and a slightly higher reading level.
Listening to stories helps children build vocabulary and expand their attention spans. Most important, listening stimulates childrenâ€™s imaginations. When children listen to stories, they have to create pictures in their minds — they have to â€śseeâ€ť the characters, the scenery and costumes. In this way, listeners collaborate with the storyteller to create the world of the story. Listening to stories also motivates small children to learn how to read.
OneÂ of the things MaryÂ loves most about the Magic Tree House series is that she gets to record all of the audiobooks for Listening Library!Â Â When sheÂ narrates she feels the spell of the story take over and guide her voice. She said:
Now, travel back in time to the very first book in the series Dinosaurs Before DarkÂ (also available on CD as an audiobook collection) and hear how Jack and Annie first discovered the Magic Tree House.
View our Magic Tree House collection to join Jack and Annie on all their adventures.