Mary Pope Osborne
If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! This is one series that kids, teachers, librarians, and parents all agree on. A perfect blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness--the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic , pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving).
When Jack and Annie return from their adventure in "Stallion at Starlight, " they have lots of questions. Why did people tame horses? What jobs do horses have today? Why was Alexander the Great's horse so famous? This nonfiction companion book answers those questions and more.