Search Results: "Joanna Cole"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BUS WITH JOANNA COLE by Joanna Cole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1996

"A book as appealing as any Cole has written, good for recreational readers and report-writers alike. (Autobiography. 10-13)"
A grand autobiography in the Creative Sparks series that is both accessible and entertaining. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS AND THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"The bus isn't even close to running out of gas yet—particularly as it's now a hybrid. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Flamboyant as ever, the indefatigable Ms. Frizzle shepherds her young charges on a globe-spanning tour that starts in the melting Arctic, ends back in a greener classroom and in between lays out the process and hazards of the greenhouse effect before going into eco-friendly, energy-saving technological and lifestyle changes. Read full book review >

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MS. FRIZZLE’S ADVENTURES by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Quite a trip. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Extraordinary science teacher Ms. Frizzle is back sans school bus in a nine-by-twelve format tackling a whole new subject area: social studies. Ms. Frizzle is vacationing in Egypt and travels back to ancient times. Read full book review >

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MY PUPPY IS BORN by Joanna Cole
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 1991

"Excellent in every way. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
An expanded edition of the 1973 text with entirely new photos, this time in color. Read full book review >

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MS. FRIZZLE’S ADVENTURES by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"The learning never stops, nor does the pace. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ducking beneath a parade dragon in Chinatown, Ms. Frizzle and three youngsters emerge a thousand years ago and halfway around the world. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS AND THE ELECTRIC FIELD TRIP by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As in the other books in the series, this one doesn't cover everything, but it will stimulate interest; plenty of information is packed into the pages, and repeat readings are mandatory. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The indomitable Ms. Frizzle is back for a lesson in electricity in this entertaining entry in the Magic School Bus series. Read full book review >

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YOUR INSIDES by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Still, a great deal of clearly presented information, in a lighthearted format that's sure to appeal to kids. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of the wildly popular ``Magic School Bus'' series introduces kids to their own bones, muscles, joints, digestive tract, lungs, heart, and nervous system. Read full book review >

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READY...SET...READ--AND LAUGH! by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Serviceable but uneven. (Anthology. 4-6)"
A roundup of ready-to-read humor from familiar sources, from the team behind Ready. . .Set. . .Read! (1990). Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The facts will certainly entice readers to learn more about the ways living creatures perceive the world. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The way-off-road vehicle (The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field, 1997, etc.) tours the ears, eyes, nose, and skin when the assistant principal, Mr. Wilde, accidentally shrinks the school bus and the children on board, commandeering it to deliver a message to Ms. Frizzle. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1990

On their fourth scientific field trip, Ms. Frizzle and her class tour the planets—with extra humor provided by a know-it-all visitor, and suspense added when "the Friz" is inadvertently left behind in the asteroid belt. Read full book review >