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: 4.29 · 118,201 ratings · 2,404 reviews · 258 distinct works · Similar authors
Inside the Human Body (The ...

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4.25 avg rating — 29,082 ratings — published 1989 — 20 editions
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Lost in the Solar System (T...

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4.28 avg rating — 8,353 ratings — published 1990 — 21 editions
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The Magic School Bus Inside...

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4.35 avg rating — 4,012 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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The Magic School Bus Sees S...

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4.40 avg rating — 3,437 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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At the Waterworks (Magic Sc...

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4.15 avg rating — 3,553 ratings — published 1986 — 22 editions
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The Magic School Bus Gets B...

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4.34 avg rating — 3,319 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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The Magic School Bus Makes ...

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4.36 avg rating — 2,580 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Inside the Earth (The Magic...

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4.18 avg rating — 2,499 ratings — published 1987 — 19 editions
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The Magic School Bus Blows ...

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4.35 avg rating — 1,924 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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The Magic School Bus Going ...

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