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Joanna Cole (1944–2020)

Author of The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body

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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)
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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 3,578 copies, 40 reviews
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive 1,854 copies, 29 reviews
Hungry, Hungry Sharks 1,313 copies, 15 reviews
I'm a Big Sister 935 copies, 33 reviews
Anna Banana: 101 Jump Rope Rhymes 793 copies, 5 reviews
I'm a Big Brother 770 copies, 23 reviews
Best-Loved Folktales of the World 669 copies, 4 reviews
The Missing Tooth 606 copies, 8 reviews
Ancient Egypt 569 copies, 15 reviews
Norma Jean, Jumping Bean 526 copies, 8 reviews
Imperial China 479 copies, 10 reviews
Bony-Legs 439 copies, 11 reviews
Medieval Castle 385 copies, 2 reviews
Monster Manners 312 copies, 3 reviews
My Puppy Is Born 272 copies, 5 reviews
Bully Trouble 265 copies, 1 review
Dinosaur Story 202 copies, 1 review
How You Were Born 179 copies, 3 reviews
This is the Place for Me 177 copies, 2 reviews
Plants in Winter 158 copies, 1 review
It's too noisy! 156 copies, 15 reviews
The New Baby at Your House 144 copies, 9 reviews
My Big Boy Potty 137 copies, 4 reviews
Your Insides 106 copies
How I Was Adopted (Mulberry Books) 101 copies, 11 reviews
My Big Girl Potty 98 copies, 8 reviews
Scary Book 93 copies
Cars and How They Go 76 copies, 1 review
Evolution 73 copies, 3 reviews
The Read-Aloud Treasury 70 copies, 3 reviews
When You Were Inside Mommy 57 copies, 8 reviews
A Snake's Body 53 copies
No Puppies Today! 49 copies, 1 review
The Laugh Book 49 copies, 1 review
On the Bus with Joanna Cole 48 copies, 3 reviews
My New Kitten 43 copies, 1 review
Sharing Is Fun 42 copies, 13 reviews
My Friend the Doctor 41 copies, 6 reviews
Your New Potty 39 copies, 1 review
When Mommy and Daddy Go to Work 36 copies, 7 reviews
A Bird's Body 27 copies
A Cat's Body 23 copies
A Fish Hatches 23 copies
A Chick Hatches 22 copies, 1 review
A Frog's Body 21 copies, 1 review
Get Well, Gators! 18 copies, 1 review
A Dog's Body 18 copies
Parents Book of Toilet Teaching 17 copies, 2 reviews
The Magic School Bus 12 copies, 1 review
Doctor Change 12 copies, 1 review
A Horse's Body 10 copies
A Calf Is Born 7 copies, 1 review
Cockroaches 7 copies
Tons of Fun 5 copies
Oceans 5 copies
Fleas 5 copies
Homes 3 copies
Lazy Jack 1 copy
Crab 1 copy
Bastianelo 1 copy
Peter Bull 1 copy
Maid Lena 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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