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2010-12-20 08:35:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books (www.randomhouse.com/kids) is pleased to announce the 7th annual Magic Tree House Educator of the Year Award. The coveted award is presented to an educator of grades 1-4 who enhances lesson plans by incorporating Magic Tree House books (both the fiction titles and nonfiction research guides) into the curriculum in an outstanding way. For nearly 20 years, Mary Pope Osborne's bestselling and internationally beloved series...

2010-11-10 08:35:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books (www.randomhouse.com/kids) is thrilled to announce the launch of the all-new MagicTreeHouse.com, the online home for Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series. For nearly 20 years Mary Pope Osborne's bestselling and internationally beloved series about a brother and sister who travel through time has been trusted by parents and educators for its ability to simultaneously educate and entertain young readers. Brimming...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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