For graphic novel fans there's a new Zita the Spacegirl book from Ben Hatke, and, for younger readers, Mo Willems has the bestselling duo Elephant & Piggie meeting a new friend. Fans of Dork Diaries, Magic Tree House and Spirit Animals will be super excited
From shamrocks to Leprechauns to fiddle music to the color green, these three books have St. Patrick’s Day (March, 17) covered. Oh, and in-case you’re wondering why people where shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s because regular rocks are too heavy. *drum roll—ba-DUM-ching*
On April 2, 2008, Mary Pope Osbourne and her sister Natalie Pope Boyce, came to Tree Top Kids in Mclean, VA. The sisters had come to a special book signing event of Mary’s Dark Day in the Deep Sea –book #39 in her phenomenal series, The Magic Tree House, and Natalie’s research guide, Sea Monsters.
For those of you who are not familiarwith The Magic Tree House series – who am I kidding here -the books are about two siblings, Annie and Jack. They take adventures around the world—to far off places and through the ages—in their magic tree house. The books are a perfect blend of fiction and non-fiction, and make learning history a blast. The chapters are short, there are a few illustrations throughout, and there is always a mystery to be solved. The research guides perfectly complement each story with the wonderful non-fiction facts, adding to the learning experience of The Magic Tree House.