Joanna Cole





Joanna Cole

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in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
August 11, 1944

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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
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Average rating: 4.28 · 95,448 ratings · 1,993 reviews · 181 distinct works · Similar authors
The Magic School Bus Inside...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 25,871 ratings — published 1989 — 22 editions
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The Magic School Bus Lost i...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 7,016 ratings — published 1990 — 25 editions
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The Magic School Bus on the...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 3,975 ratings — published 1992 — 17 editions
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The Magic School Bus Sees S...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 3,009 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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The Magic School Bus Inside...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 3,049 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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The Magic School Bus Gets B...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 2,956 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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The Magic School Bus Makes ...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 2,373 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Magic School Bus at the...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,457 ratings — published 1986 — 22 editions
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The Magic School Bus Blows ...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 1,786 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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The Magic School Bus Going ...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 1,629 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Magic School Bus Science Readers (22 books)
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3.81104033970276 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 942 ratings

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