Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)

Book 1 of 49 in the Magic Tree House Books Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 3M2.64737

We are celebrating by bringing full color to the Cretaceous period—full-color art that is! This jacketed hardcover edition boasts new artwork, plus extras, like an interview between the creators, a letter from Mary Pope Osborne, and up-to-date dinosaur info! Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to the time of dinosaurs where they encounter all sorts of dinos from the terrifying T-Rex to the crowd-pleasing Triceratops—and start on a life-time of adventures with new readers.

Hardcover, 96 pages
Published on September 25, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375869883
ISBN-13: 9780375869884
80 Book Reviews
  • snower2011
    snower201112 months
    5 out of 5
    • ad5528
      ad5528over 1 year
      It is a awesome book where jack and Annie go back to the time of dinosaurs!!!
      • dinobasketball7
        dinobasketball7almost 2 years33 stars
        I love this book
        • Elliealmost 2 years
          It was a very fun adventure with dinosaurs and Jack and Annie!!I want to read it again.
          • adino123
            adino123over 2 years55 stars
            This is one of my favorite Magic Tree House books. Jack and Annie get to go on a great adventure to the time of dinosaurs!
            • lunalovegood8
              lunalovegood8over 2 years55 stars
              This book was great! I love the Magic Tree House series, and I finally read the first one! I loved how Jack and Annie went back to the Cretaceous Period and made friends with a Pteranodon! I enjoyed the entire story, and can’t wait to keep reading more!
              • dolbit07
                dolbit07over 2 years33 stars
                This book was great. I love all the fun adventures Jack and Annie have together and each place they travel, they get to have different clothes
                • mistycool
                  mistycoolover 2 years55 stars
                  In this book jack and annie travel to their magic tree house and they land on the dinosaur centuries they meet a lot of friendly ones that even help them but they met the worst one the one that tried to eat them up but with the pterodactyls they finally get home I recommend this book Its one of my favorite books
                  • swirlycool
                    swirlycoolover 2 years55 stars
                    This is the book that got me into reading! Jack and Annie have discovered a tree house filled with books. When they open a book, it takes them to a prehistoric time when dinosaurs roamed Earth. Overall, I enjoyed this book and recommend it to people who are interested in dinosaurs. I rate this book 5/5.
                    • adino123
                      adino123over 2 years55 stars
                      This is one of my favorite Magic Tree House books! I love dinosaurs and Henry is my favorite. I am so glad that Jack and Annie got to travel back in time and meet the dinosaurs.