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Joanna Cole (1944–2020)

Author of The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body

Includes the names: Joanna Cole, Joanna Cole, joanna coles

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Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award. Joanna Cole, who wrote over 250 books for children, died on July 12, 2020 at the age of 75. 030 (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body… (more)
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Many "Magic School Bus" books based on the TV series are in fact written by other authors, based on the ideas of Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.

The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth 4,116 copies, 44 reviews
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive 2,136 copies, 29 reviews
Hungry, Hungry Sharks 1,562 copies, 15 reviews
I'm a Big Sister 1,020 copies, 33 reviews
I'm a Big Brother 875 copies, 23 reviews
Anna Banana: 101 Jump Rope Rhymes 871 copies, 7 reviews
The Missing Tooth 740 copies, 8 reviews
Best-Loved Folktales of the World 727 copies, 4 reviews
Ancient Egypt 630 copies, 15 reviews
Norma Jean, Jumping Bean 628 copies, 8 reviews
Imperial China 521 copies, 11 reviews
Bony-Legs 480 copies, 11 reviews
Medieval Castle 416 copies, 3 reviews
Monster Manners 354 copies, 3 reviews
My Puppy Is Born 295 copies, 6 reviews
Bully Trouble 295 copies, 1 review
This is the Place for Me 228 copies, 2 reviews
Dinosaur Story 218 copies, 1 review
How You Were Born 196 copies, 3 reviews
Plants in Winter 187 copies, 1 review
It's too noisy! 187 copies, 17 reviews
The New Baby at Your House 157 copies, 9 reviews
My Big Boy Potty 143 copies, 4 reviews
Your Insides 115 copies
How I Was Adopted (Mulberry Books) 112 copies, 11 reviews
My Big Girl Potty 107 copies, 9 reviews
Scary Book 100 copies
Cars and How They Go 89 copies, 1 review
The Read-Aloud Treasury 77 copies, 3 reviews
Evolution 76 copies, 3 reviews
When You Were Inside Mommy 66 copies, 8 reviews
A Snake's Body 57 copies
No Puppies Today! 54 copies, 1 review
On the Bus with Joanna Cole 50 copies, 3 reviews
The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series (Creator) 49 copies, 1 review
My New Kitten 47 copies, 1 review
Sharing Is Fun 45 copies, 13 reviews
My Friend the Doctor 45 copies, 6 reviews
Your New Potty 41 copies, 1 review
When Mommy and Daddy Go to Work 36 copies, 7 reviews
A Bird's Body 28 copies
A Fish Hatches 25 copies
A Cat's Body 23 copies
A Frog's Body 21 copies, 1 review
A Chick Hatches 21 copies, 1 review
Parents Book of Toilet Teaching 20 copies, 2 reviews
A Dog's Body 19 copies
Get Well, Gators! 18 copies, 1 review
Doctor Change 14 copies, 1 review
The Magic School Bus 12 copies, 1 review
Oceans 10 copies
A Calf Is Born 8 copies, 1 review
Cockroaches 7 copies
Tons of Fun 6 copies
Fleas 4 copies
Homes 4 copies
Lazy Jack 1 copy
Peter Bull 1 copy
Maid Lena 1 copy
Bastianelo 1 copy
Crab 1 copy
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Many "Magic School Bus" books based on the TV series are in fact written by other authors, based on the ideas of Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.

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