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February 18, 2014

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EDMOND — ‘MAGIC TREE HOUSE: HIGH TIME FOR HEROES’

BY MARY POPE OSBORNE

In the newest addition to the best-selling Magic Tree House series, “Magic Tree House: High Time for Heroes,” the brother-sister duo Jack and Annie are back in Egypt, and this time to meet the legendary nurse Florence Nightingale.

Jack and Annie are heading out on another mission for Merlin the magician. This time they have to find the famous and beloved nurse Florence Nightingale. While Jack and Annie seek the secrets of greatness, Florence Nightingale find the inspiration for the choices that made her famous.

Old and new readers alike will find another thrilling Magic Tree House adventure among the pages of “High Time for Heroes.” Yet again, Mary Pope Osborne masterfully mixes history, mystery, and fantasy for a story sure to delight the legions of Jack and Annie fans.

Ages 7-10.

‘MAGIC TREE HOUSE FACT TRACKER: HEROES FOR ALL TIME’

BY MARY POPE OSBORNE AND NATALIE POPE BOYCE

Releasing simultaneously to “Magic Tree House: High Time for Heroes,” is the nonfiction companion, “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time” by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce.

While reading “High Time for Heroes,” readers can track the facts with Jack and Annie in “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time.”

Filled with fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time” features the stories of Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and John Muir and includes photos, illustrations, and tips for doing further research.

Ages 7-10.

‘A BOOK OF BABIES’

BY IL SUNG NA

Nothing says springtime like a charming book about baby animals. With the toddler-friendly topic and irresistible duckling on the cover, “A Book of Babies” is the perfect book for celebrating spring. As with Il Sung Na’s previous offerings, it is filled with rich illustrations, endearing animals, and a spare text — all wrapped up in a gorgeous package.

The playful and lyrical text is a delight for parents to read-aloud, while kids can scan the pages for colorful animals in their habitats. Children will learn about baby animals live all over the animal kingdom, including kangaroos, sea horses and lizards.

Ideal for baby shower gifts and Easter baskets, “A Book of Babies” is a first-rate story time book to welcome spring.

Ages 0-3.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Magic Tree House: Heroes” combo and/or “A Book of Babies.”  Deadline is 10 a.m. Feb 24. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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