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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Blocked by Geoff Ryman
A Busy Day at the Farm by Doreen Cronin
Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale and Nathan Hale
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss
The Cat Who Wasn't a Dog by Marian Babson
Coolies by Yin
D.A. by Connie Willis
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Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng Chiang by Terrance Dicks
The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright
The Far Shore by Elizabeth Hand
Ghost Ship by Dietlof Reiche
Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
Henry the Sailor Cat by Mary Calhoun
Henry's Show and Tell by Nancy Carlson
Her by Laura Zigman
I Love You, Mama, Any Time of the Year by Nancy Whilte Carlstrom
I Spy a School Bus by Jean Marzollo
The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House #2) by Mary Pope Osborne
Little Bo by Julie Andrews Edwards
Lost and Found by Jane Sigaloff
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Monsters vs Aliens: Team Monster by Gale Herman
My First Time Board Book by Elizabeth Hester
Nana Volume 3 by Ai Yazawa
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Olivia Acts Out by Jodie Shepherd
Rules of the Net by Jennifer Guess McKerley
Shadowland (Mediator #1) by Meg Cabot
Shooting an Albatross by Steven R. Lundin
Sugar Time by Jane Adams
Time and Time Again by James Hilton
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 13: Hobgoblin by Brian Michael Bendis
Viking Ships Before Sunrise (Magic Tree House #15) by Mary Pope Osborne
Wally the Walking Fish Meets Madinson and Cooper by Gary Lamit
The Woman Who Wouldn't by Gene Wilder
Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read This Book by Remy Charlip
Zak: The One-of-a-Kind Dog by Jane Lidz
Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

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Comments for The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House #2)

The Knight at Dawn cover art (Link goes to Powells)The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House #2): 02/06/10

The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne is the second in the Magic Tree House series. Sean and Ian originally read the first eight together before I took over reading them with Sean. I am now reading the first eight in my spare time to "catch up."

In The Knight at Dawn Jack and Annie still don't know the true power of the tree house or who is behind it's magical powers. They have, however, figured out the basics to make it take them places and bring them home. This time they are drawn to a book about castles and end up experiencing one first hand.

The second book is still shorter and more simplistic in terms of plot and vocabulary from later books in the series but it starts give hints of things to come. At the moment the only mystery (introduced in book one) is the identity of the person leaving the M marked items behind in the worlds they have explored.

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Comment #1: Monday, February, 22, 2010 at 00:06:30

Julie

It's so neat to find another mom that reviews books! :-) If you'd like to see our reviews (myself and my 8-year-old son), visit the link below. It'll take you straight to the book reviews page. We've reviewed many of the Magic Tree House books! We really enjoy them and it's probably our favorite thing to enjoy together...reading. Such a bonding experience for us. And I agree, the Magic Tree House books are even fun for adults! At least I really enjoy them!



Comment #2: Monday, February 22, 2010 at 17:10:00

Pussreboots

The children's books are just one part of my blog. I review all sorts of books here. THanks for stopping by.