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Mary Pope Osborne

USA (1949 - )

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.

In February 1993, Ms. Osborne was elected the twenty-seventh president of the Authors Guild, the oldest and most established organization for writers in the United States. She served for four years and is currently a member of the Board of Directors.

Mary and her husband Will live in Connecticut with their Norfolk Terrier, Bailey.
Magic Tree House
1. Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992)
     aka Valley of the Dinosaurs
2. The Knight at Dawn (1993)
     aka Castle of Mystery
3. Mummies in the Morning (1993)
     aka Secret of the Pyramid
4. Pirates Past Noon (1994)
     aka Pirates' Treasure!
5. Night of the Ninjas (1995)
6. Afternoon on the Amazon (1995)
7. Sunset of the Sabertooth (1996)
     aka Mammoth to the Rescue
8. Midnight on the Moon (1996)
     aka Moon Mission!
9. Dolphins at Daybreak (1997)
10. Ghost Town at Sundown (1997)
     aka A Wild West Ride
11. Lions at Lunchtime (1998)
     aka Lions on The Loose
12. Polar Bears Past Bedtime (1998)
     aka Icy Escape!
13. Vacation Under the Volcano (1998)
     aka Racing With Gladiators
14. Day of the Dragon King (1998)
     aka Palace of the Dragon King
15. Viking Ships at Sunrise (1998)
     aka Voyage of the Vikings
16. Hour of the Olympics (1998)
17. Tonight on the Titanic (1999)
18. Buffalo Before Breakfast (1999)
19. Tigers at Twilight (1999)
20. Dingoes at Dinnertime (2000)
21. Civil War on Sunday (2000)
22. Revolutionary War on Wednesday (2000)
23. Twister on Tuesday (2001)
24. Earthquake in the Early Morning (2001)
25. Stage Fright on a Summer Night (2002)
26. Good Morning, Gorillas (2002)
27. Thanksgiving on Thursday (2002)
28. High Tide in Hawaii (2003)
29. Christmas in Camelot (2001)
30. Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve (2003)
31. Summer of the Sea Serpent (2004)
32. Winter of the Ice Wizard (2004)
33. Carnival At Candlelight: A Morgan Mystery (2005)
34. Season of the Sandstorms (2005)
35. Night of the New Magicians (2006)
36. Blizzard of the Blue Moon (2006)
37. Dragon of the Red Dawn (2007)
38. Monday With a Mad Genius (2007)
39. Dark Day in the Deep Sea (2008)
40. Eve of the Emperor Penguin (2008)
41. Moonlight on the Magic Flute (2009)
42. A Good Night for Ghosts (2009)
43. Leprechaun in Late Winter (2009)
44. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (2010)
45. A Crazy Day with Cobras (2011)
46. Dogs in the Dead of Night (2011)
47. Abe Lincoln at Last! (2011)
48. A Perfect Time for Pandas (2012)
49. Stallion by Starlight (2013)
50. Hurry Up, Houdini! (2013)
51. High Time for Heroes (2014)
52. Soccer on Sunday (2014)
53. Shadow of the Shark (2015)
54. Balto of the Blue Dawn (2016)
Magic Tree House Starter Library Boxed Set (omnibus) (2011) (with Natalie Pope Boyce and Will Osborne)
Animal Games and Puzzles (2015) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)

Virginia's Civil War Diary
1. My Brother's Keeper (2000)
2. After the Rain (2002)
Magic Tree House Research Guide
1. Dinosaurs (2000)
2. Knights and Castles: A Companion to the Knight At Dawn (2000)
3. Mummies and Pyramids: A Nonfiction Companion to Mummies in the Morning (2001)
4. Pirates (2001)
5. Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon On the Amazon (2001)
6. Space (2002)
7. Titanic (2002) (with Will Osborne)
8. Twisters and Other Terrible Storms (2003)
9. Dolphins and Sharks: A Nonfiction Companion to Dolphins At Daybreak (2002)
10. Ancient Greece and the Olympics (2004)
11. American Revolution: A Companion to the Revolutionary War On Wednesday (2004)
12. Sabertooths and the Ice Age (2005)
13. Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion To Thanksgiving On Thursday (2005)
14. Ancient Rome and Pompeii (2006) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
15. Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A Nonfiction Companion to Hide Tide in Hawaii (2007)
16. Polar Bears and the Arctic (2007) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
17. Sea Monsters: A nonfiction companion to Dark Day in the Deep Sea (2008)
18. Penguins and Antarctica (2008)
19. Leonardo da Vinci (2009) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
20. Ghosts (2009) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
21. Leprechauns and Irish Folklore (2010) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
22. Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens (2010) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
23. Snakes and Other Reptiles: A Nonfiction Companion to A Crazy Day with Cobras (2011) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
24. Dog Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Dogs in the Dead of Night (2011) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
25. Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion to Abe Lincoln at Last! (2011) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
26. Pandas and Other Endangered Species: A Nonfiction Companion to A Perfect Time for Pandas (2012) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
27. Horse Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Stallion by Starlight (2013) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
28. Magic Tricks from the Tree House: A fun companion to Hurry Up, Houdini! (2013)
29. Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to High Time for Heroes (2014)
30. Soccer: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House to Soccer on Sunday (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
31. Ninjas and Samurai: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
32. China Land of the Emperor's Great Wall: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Day of the Dragon King (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
33. Sharks and Other Predators (2015) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
34. Vikings: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Viking Ships at Sunrise (2015) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
35. Dogsledding and Extreme Sports: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House Balto of the Blue dawn (2016)
Survival Guide (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)

Magic Tree House Super Edition
1. Danger in the Darkest Hour (2015)
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited

Non fiction series
Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction
Charles Dickens (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
Horses (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
Knights (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
Mummies (2014) (with Will Osborne)
Ninjas (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
Penguins (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
Thanksgiving (2014) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)

Non fiction

Mary Pope Osborne recommends

The Would - Be Witch (1976)
Ruth Chew
"Ruth Chew's classic books capture the joy of everyday magic."

The Great Cake Mystery (2012)
(Precious Ramotswe)
Alexander McCall Smith
"A detective is born! What a delightful, breezy read!"

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