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Joanna Cole

Full Name: Joanna Cole
Gender: Female
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Born: 1944-08-11
Number of Works: 239
Joanna Cole who also writes under the pseudonym B. J. Barnet is an author of children’s books who teaches science.

She is most famous as the author of The Magic School Bus series of children's books. Joanna Cole has written over 250 books ranging from her first book Cockroach to her famous series Magic School Bus.

Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby East Orange. She loved science as a child, and had a teacher she says was a little like Ms. Frizzle. She attended the University of Massachusetts and Indiana University before graduating from the City College of New York with a B.A. in psychology. After some graduate education courses, she spent a year as a librarian in a Brooklyn elementary school. Cole subsequently became a letters correspondent at Newsweek, and then a senior editor for Doubleday Books for Young Readers.

ISBN: 0590414275, 9780590414272
Keywords: human, inside, bus, school, magic
Pages: 40
Published: 1989
  • Rating: 80%

Talk about a change of plans! Ms. Frizzle and her class are on the Magic School Bus headed for a museum. They have been studying how the body turns food into energy, and now they are going to see an exhibit on the human body. Things seem fine until they stop for lunch. A strange mishap causes the bus to shrink and then be swallowed! Ms. Frizzle's class is suddenly inside a real human body!
ISBN: 0590414291, 9780590414296
Keywords: solar, system, lost, bus, school, magic
Pages: 40
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

On a special field trip in the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class goes into outer space and visits each planet in the solar system.
ISBN: 0590407600, 9780590407601
Keywords: earth, inside, bus, school, magic
Pages: 40
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

On a special field trip in the magic school bus, Ms Frizzle's class learns at first hand about different kinds of rocks and the formation of the earth.
ISBN: 0590414313, 9780590414319
Keywords: floor, ocean, bus, school, magic
Pages: 48
Published: 1992
  • Rating: 80%

On another special field trip on the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.
ISBN: 0590403605, 9780590403603
Keywords: waterworks, bus, school, magic
Pages: 40
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%

When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.
ISBN: 0590446894, 9780590446891
Keywords: dinosaurs, time, bus, school, magic
Pages: 48
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

Ms. Fizzle and her class learn about colors and light inside a pinball machine.
ISBN: 0590400258, 9780590400251
Keywords: book, germs, ralphie, inside, school, bus, magic
Pages: 30
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

It's Broadcast Day in Ms. Frizzle's class. Ralphie promised everyone he'd figure out what kind of show they should put on. But, Ralphie is sick and can't come to school. So, everyone climbs aboard the Magic School Bus, because if Ralphie can't come to class, Ms. Frizzle's class will come to him! Join the class as they travel Ralphie's bloodstream to find out how germs make him sick and how his body can make him well again.
ISBN: 0590446983, 9780590446983
Keywords: senses, explores, bus, school, magic
Pages: 32
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

An amazing ride on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to learn facts about sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. Full color.
ISBN: 0590446878, 9780590446877
Keywords: hurricane, inside, bus, school, magic
Pages: 48
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

When Ms. Frizzle's class takes a field trip to the local weather station, they end up in a hurricane.
ISBN: 0590257218, 9780590257213
Keywords: beehive, inside, bus, school, magic
Pages: 48
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

After Ms. Frizzle takes her class to visit a beekeeper, the Magic School Bus mysteriously vibrates, shrinks, and flies right into a beehive. And when Ms. Frizzle tells everyone to "be a bee", the adventure begins.