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May's Author Of The Month

Mary Pope Osborne


Happy birthday to Mary Pope Osborne ( and her twin brother) born in Oklahoma on May 20, 1949. She grew up in a military family and moved a lot:  Salzburg, Austria, then to Virginia , and finally North Carolina where she went to college.  She’s had adventures all over the world, from an earthquake in northern Afghanistan to camping in a cave on the island of Crete.  Before she was a famous children’s author, she studied drama and comparative religion, and fell in love with Jesse James! Actually, she married actor/writer Will Osborne, whom she first saw in a musical where he played Jesse James. Now they live by a lake in Massachusetts with a treehouse in the yard. Do you think it could be magic? 

We have a limited amount of space on this page, so we really can not list all her book titles and awards!

Mary Pope Osborne has sold over 134 million books worldwide and partnered with the First Book organization to donate hundreds of thousands of her books to underserved schools.


Mary Pope Osborne Titles At The Wilton Public Library


  • Easy Readers (Picturebooks)  Rocking Horse Christmas

  • Magic Tree House Series- we have titles 1 through 34, starting with Dinosaurs Before Dark

  • Magic Tree House Series/Merlin’s Missions- we have 27 Merlin’s Missions books, starting with Christmas In Camelot

  • Magic Tree House non-fiction companions- Pandas and Other Endangered Species, Polar Bears And The Arctic,  Dolphins and Sharks,  Soccer, Penguins and Antarctica

  • Audiobooks- A Big Day For Baseball ( J CD AUDIO OSB)


Many of her books can also be found on Overdrive and Hoopla as e-books or audiobooks.