Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Jack and Annie find a magical tree house and travel back in time to the Age of the Dinosaurs. How exciting! But will they live to brag about it?

By: Mary Pope Osborne

Discovery Questions

After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.

  • Jack is careful. Annie not. Jack wants to know things. Annie wants to do things. Which character are you most like? Use a Venn diagram to show how you are alike. And how you are different.
  • The tree house can take Jack and Annie back in time. It can also take them different places. Name three other stories where the characters travel to different lands. Talk about your list with a parent. See if they can help add to your list!
  • Jack and Annie were helped by the Pteranodon. When do animals really help people? Make a list. See how many you can think of. Then ask your friends and family to help!
  • Dinosaurs lived all over the world. But they all died out at the same time. With a parent, research what happened to them. Write down your findings. Share them with a friend!

Book Details

Grade Level:
2nd Grade
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The Cretaceous Period

Watch this fascinating video about the Cretaceous Period to learn more about dinosaurs of this age!

Dinosaur Characteristics

What are some of the characteristics of the dinosaurs Jack and Annie met? Characteristics are different in describing facts. Watch this video about dinosaur characteristics to learn more about these extinct species!

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