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Teaching the 1600s – 1800s with Magic Tree House Books

This post is part of our Teaching History with Magic Tree House Books series.

This year we are using the Magic Tree House books as my 2nd grader’s reading ‘curriculum’. I have organized them to correlate with what we are learning in history and some times science.  Check out Teaching History with Magic Tree House Books to see why we love these books, how they are organized, and to find some simple extension activities for using them in your homeschool or classroom.  I also explain the difference between the Magic Tree House line of books (noted as MTH below) and the Merlin Missions line of books (noted as MM below).

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This list contains the books that cover the 1600s through the 1800s and are organized by continent. These books would align with Story of the World Volume 3 or other history studies about Early Modern Times.  These books will expose your children to a variety of important people and events during this period of time.

History of the 1600s – 1700s

Europe: Moonlight on the Magic Flute (MM 13): Jack and Annie travel to Austria in the mid-1700s to meet Mozart!

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Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 10/26/2010 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Europe: Dogs in the Dead of Night (MM 18): Annie and Jack travel to the Swiss Alps and learn about monks, avalanches and Saint Bernard dogs.
Fact Tracker: Dog Heroes: Learn a variety of ways that dogs serve people.

Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 05/28/2013 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
Dog Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #18: Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House: Fact Trekker Book 24)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 111 Pages - 11/30/2011 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Americas: Pirates Past Noon (MTH 4): Jack and Annie travel back to a time of deserted islands and pirates.
Fact Tracker: Pirates: Everything your children will want to know about pirates.

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, No. 4)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 80 Pages - 03/08/1994 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
Pirates: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House: Fact Trekker)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 03/28/2012 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Thanksgiving on Thursday (MTH 27): Annie and Jack travel to Plymouth, MA in 1621 to celebrate the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Native Americans.
Fact Tracker: Pilgrims: Learn facts about the voyage on the Mayflower and how the Pilgrims survived once reaching Plymouth.

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Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 09/24/2002 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House: Fact Trekker Book 13)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 02/29/2012 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: To the Future: Ben Franklin! (MTH 32): Jack and Annie join Ben Franklin in one of his science explorations!
Fact Tracker: Ben Franklin: This biography covers many of Ben Franklin’s explorations and adventures.

To the Future, Ben Franklin! (Magic Tree House (R) Book 32)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 114 Pages - 07/09/2019 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
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Benjamin Franklin: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #32: To the Future, Ben Franklin! (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 07/09/2019 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Revolutionary War on Wednesday (MTH 22): Jack and Annie join General George Washington on his crossing of the Delaware.
Fact Tracker: American Revolution: Great book for teaching about key facts in the American Revolution.

Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Book 22)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 90 Pages - 06/09/2010 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
The American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion To ""Revolutionary War On Wednesday"" (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)
  • Boyce, Natalie Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 08/10/2004 (Publication Date) - Turtleback Books (Publisher)

History of the 1800s

Africa: High Time for Heroes (MM 23): Jack and Annie travel to Egypt in the mid-1800s and meet Florence Nightingale.
Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time: This book contains sections on the following heroes: Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and John Muir.

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High Time for Heroes (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 01/05/2016 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
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Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #23: High Time for Heroes (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 01/07/2014 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Europe: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (MM 16): Annie and Jack visit London during Victorian times and meet Charles Dickens.
Fact Tracker: Rags and Riches: This book details how poor and wealthy children lived during the mid-1800s in England.

Check out the Charles Dickens FREE Unit Study, which includes this book!

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A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
  • A GHOST TALE FOR CHRISTMAS TIME
  • MARY POPE OSBORNE
  • FIRST EDITION
  • 2012 EDITION
  • CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #16: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House: Fact Trekker Book 22)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 113 Pages - 03/28/2012 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Europe: Leprechaun in Late Winter (MM 15): Jack and Annie travel to Ireland and learn about Irish legends.
Fact Tracker: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: Learn even more about Irish legends.

Check out the St. Patrick’s Day FREE Unit Study based upon this book!

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Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 01/24/2012 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House: Fact Trekker Book 21)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 01/25/2012 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Buffalo Before Breakfast (MTH 18): Annie and Jack travel to the Great Plains in the early 1800s and meet a Lakota Indian boy.

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Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 87 Pages - 05/18/1999 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Ghost Town at Sundown (MTH 10): Jack and Annie travel to the Wild West for this adventure.
Fact Tracker: Wild West: Contains facts about ghost towns, cowboys, Billy the Kid and more.

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Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 09/16/1997 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
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Wild West: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #10: Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 01/02/2018 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Abe Lincoln at Last! (MM 19): Annie and Jack travel to Washington D.C. at the beginning of Lincoln’s presidency.
Fact Tracker: Abraham Lincoln: Learn about Abraham Lincoln from his boyhood through the Civil War.

Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 12/24/2013 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 12/27/2011 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Civil War on Sunday (MTH 21): Jack and Annie travel back to the Civil War and meet Clara Barton.

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Civil War On Sunday (Magic Tree House #21)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 05/23/2000 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

North America: Twister on Tuesday (MTH 23): It is the 1870s and Jack and Annie travel to a one room schoolhouse on a prairie right before a tornado comes through. 
Fact Tracker: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms: While this is not the best book to go along with a study of history, it is a great book if you are studying weather as part of your science studies.

Check out our Tornadoes FREE Unit Study, which is a companion to this book.

Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House, No. 23)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 70 Pages - 03/27/2001 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House: Fact Trekker Book 8)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 05/30/2012 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

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  1. Kelly

    Thank you so much for this! Kelly

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