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Dinosaurs Before Dark
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Jack and Annie's very first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com From the Trade Paperback edition.
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mamawray
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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This was a great introduction to chapter books for my 4 and 2 year olds...and it didn't hurt that it had dinosaurs in it! Simple plot line and easy sentences for them to follow with just a few fun pictures. We really enjoyed it and look forward to reading book 2 next week!

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Allthebookclubs
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Started The a magic Treehouse books a couple of weeks ago with my 6 year old. This was a great start! We couldn‘t wait to find out what the M medallion means!! Book 26 of 2018

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Honeybeebooks
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The 5 year olds listening said it was a definite “pick”.

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LeticiaToraci
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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My 6 year old liked it, and my 8 year old considered it a bit boring. #dinosaurs #children's book

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LeticiaToraci
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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These children's books were also recommended to us. #dinosaurs #children'sbooks

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Flaneurette
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Road trip, made her read a chapter before she gets the iPad

Caroline2 Ohh that‘s a good idea! I might do that on our next trip! 👍🏻 6mo
WhatThePuck Mine would throw up if she read in the car. I'm the only one I the family that can read in the car. 6mo
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Fantasyfan
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Started reading this with my little guy. Trying to instill a love of reading into him at a young age. He reads a chapter then I read a chapter. He is really getting good and only needs help with a few words per page.

Traci1 I loved reading those with my older kiddos. We invested in all of them up to like the 45th book. I hung onto the set for some reason (they're now 20 and almost 16), and then we had a surprise come along 3 years ago. I'm so glad I kept them. Can't wait to start them with my little dude. 14mo
Fantasyfan @Traci1 Wow! We don‘t have that many of them but we have quite a few. He struggled to choose between Dino‘s and dolphins so I‘m guessing that will be next. I love the variety that comes with this series. So many different topics. 14mo
Traci1 @Fantasyfan I bought a lot of them used for like 50 cents each. I think my husband thought I was crazy. We homeschooled, though, and I used them for lessons too, so it was a good investment. Even better now that we have a 3rd to share them with. 14mo
robinb My kids adored this series...zoomed through them. Good memories! 😊 11mo
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kuhkuhbird
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#lego and #literature tonight with my young charge. Brother-sister pair Annie and Jack have a dinosaur-filled 🦕🦖 adventure after finding a magic tree house filled with books. I love how Annie keeps reminding logic-driven Jack to “Don‘t think. Just do it!”

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BooksTeaRobin
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne

I‘m a special education preschool teacher at an inclusive preschool. My classroom is typical and special education students between 3 and 4. I started reading the first book & every child LOVED it! Even my student who understands English but speaks mostly French keeps asking for more! The fact that I can read a chapter book to these kids is one thing, but that the all love it is another! Now I just need to find an inexpensive way to get the rest!

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SnowEcho
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My 6 year old says: it was good, but it was really really short. 10 chapters and each chapter was super short. I‘m done now because I read it in my head [while her mom made dinner] But yeah it was good, it was Jack and Annie‘s first adventure.

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MakennaK
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This modern fantasy short novel is apart of my favorite childhood book series! It is perfect for Elementary schoolers who are just starting to read chapter books! I would use this as independent reading to help them get introduced into chapter books! This is the first book in the series and is about Jack and Annie, two siblings, who travel back into the time of the dinosaurs!

MakennaK I will use the authors website https://www.magictreehouse.com and have the kids go through and interact with it because it has some amazing and fun activities for each book! I'll use UDL 5.1, use multimedia for communication, since I will have them interact with her website. I'll use ELL 1, teach questioning for clarification, since it will be their first time using chapter books! #ucflae3414f17 2y
ashley.v I used to love magic treehouse as well. I still do and i confess i still read them occasionally. I definitely want some for my classroom!! 2y
SavannahP0930 These books were the best! A lot of time travel books were so cheesy but this series feels so real and exciting! Great book choice 2y
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I'm not sure how I feel about this Modern Fantasy. Sure the concept of the book is cute a tree house that magically takes you to the land of dinosaurs.....totally cool for a child. I just don't think this would be my first choice or recommendation. Perhaps you could use it as a fun way to introduce a unit on Dinosaurs lessonplanet.com/teachers/dinosaurs-before-dark-1st-5th #UCFWalterslit

CWalters I'm hoping you'll receive replies from classmates on the many reasons why this series is so popular. 2y
TanishaRosa I haven't read any books from this series, but I agree it could be used to introduce a topic for the Engage part of a lesson. I might read one to see if I understand it's popularity. Your resource includes some helpful instructional ideas; I like the suggestion of comparing it with a nother book in the series. 2y
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Shannon_McKinney
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Love this book and I love reliving my childhood with my children

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lindseypro21
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne

Took a short audiobook break to listen to this one. 77 pages in 41 minutes. #24in48

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Pelican71
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One of the things I like most about working with little people is rereading the books that I once read with my daughter. This is her copy. She loved the Magic Tree House books.

R.Lyn-Romance-Reads Agreed! I'm in my third year of teaching and I absolutely love regrading books I read with my daughter. 2y
minkyb A family favorite! 2y
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Rachelgoff
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This book is the first in the serious of the magic tree house, and it's a mixed genre. Some say it's HF, while others say it is F. This book talks about the discovery of the magic tree house, and leaves you wanting more at the end! This links provides you with lessons that cover science, language arts, and math! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/dinosaurs-dark... #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding It's F! This is the first of 50 in the series (maybe more)! I have read 44! Excellent for grades 1-3! Read aloud, LCs.... 2y
BrielleR I used to love these books as a kid! 2y
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clconn17
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Finally went to Parnassus Books today! Such a cute store! I picked up a few books for my nieces and nephew for Christmas.

mom2bugnbee Do you live in middle TN? I'm in Murfreesboro. We love Parnassus! 3y
clconn17 @mom2bugnbee Yes, I live in Nashville. So great that we have Parnassus and McKays! 3y
mom2bugnbee @clconn17 We go to McKay's often! It's a bit of a drive for us, but so worth it when my kids have a pile of books to trade! 3y
MyNamesParadise That place looks amazing!! 3y
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Imbookenit
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So I got this when I first started to learn Spanish... I have yet to read lol #seasonsreadings2016 #notinenglish

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BeththeBookDragon
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Practicing reading to Nana! #thankful

saresmoore Great book choice! 👌 3y
Alfoster Love it❤️! 3y
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 3y
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Chey12
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Spreading literature to the younger generation of my family.

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Shannon_McKinney
Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne

Reading with my son tonight! Oh how I love reliving my childhood with him! He LOVES these!