Thursday, June 13, 2013

Soar with Reading

JetBlue and Random House Children's Books just released this informative video about their Soar with Reading program. 


JetBlue is excited to partner with Random House Children’s Books and Magic Tree House author, Mary Pope Osborne to encourage children to share the magic of reading, and you can help!
As part of Soar with Reading, JetBlue and Random House are asking children – what magical places would you like to travel to with Jack, Annie and JetBlue this summer? Kids can create their own adventure and then ask their parents to share their story with us here. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 college scholarship or other great prizes.
And the most important part of the mission is to get $500,000 worth of books into the hands of children everywhere! For every sweepstakes entry, JetBlue will donate one book, up to $500,000 worth of books, to Mary Pope Osborne’s Classroom Adventures Program. We hope you will encourage other parents to go online with their children to share their stories to help us reach our goal! -Information taken with permission from the Soar with Reading press release






Encourage your students to vote for their favorite Magic Tree House book



Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce presented at the 2012 National Book Festival. 


Natalie Pope Boyce writes the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series. 


Hurry Up, Houdini! will be released on July 23, 2013. 


Thank you, Mary Pope Osborne, for getting beginning readers hooked on a series.


MagicTreeHouse.com is an interactive space for fans to play games, read excerpts, and watch videos.


The Magic Tree House Teachers Club contains a wealth of information.


"My readers are the reason this series exists." -Mary Pope Osborne


"What's happened is over 15 years it's just steadily grown. Every child still thinks he or she is the first to discover it. I like having the kids read and not turn to a DVD. I want them to have to work at reading to get the story. I feel the musical requires that same use of imagination — it's ephemeral." -Mary Pope Osborne


"I think most children's authors would tell you that one of the most rewarding parts of being a children's author is getting letters from children; and the letters are so rich and so funny." -Mary Pope Osborne


Magic Tree House: The Musical is not currently on tour, but you can visit the official website to subscribe to the "Magic Tree House: On Stage" newsletter. While you're there, listen to selections from the show.

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