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The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm: A Book About Weather (Magic School Bus TV Tie-Ins)

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A book about weather, from the animated television series on the Learning Channel.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published November 1995)
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Scratch 2.0 Programming by Denis GolikovThe Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip by Joanna ColeOn The Ocean Floor by Bruce DegenThe Big Field by Anne MorddelArchaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke
Science for Kids
46th out of 252 books — 58 voters
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Best Children's Books About Weather
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Jul 02, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
My generic review of the Magic School Bus books -

We really love the series. This book doesn't have all the cartoony dialouge asides that the earlier books have. There are maybe a comment or two per page instead of full conversations. Some people hate that; I think I prefer it. The page is less busy.

These books clearly explain a certain topic. There are often additional activities at the end of the book for further learning.

We read these for 'fun' during picture book time and we read them when l
Brittani Troutman
Apr 21, 2014 Brittani Troutman rated it really liked it
Growing up I really loved the Magic School Bus series and as an adult I see how great they are for children in the classroom or outside of the classroom. The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm is about weather. The students get on the bus with Ralphie driving! Ralphie has decided he wants to be a super hero called “weatherman” and make a thunderstorm since it is so hot outside. While driving the bus Ralphie turns himself and his classmates into super-light versions of themselves and then into wa ...more
Madison Lakey
May 12, 2015 Madison Lakey added it
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One hot muggy day, a new superhero appears in Ms. Frizzle's classroom — it's Weatherman! Actually, it's only Ralphie pretending he has superpowers and can make a huge thunderstorm that would cool things off fast. The kids think Ralphie has flipped out, but Ms. Frizzle is excited about the idea of making weather. Time for a field trip in the Magic School Bus! The bus becomes a flying weather station and takes the class right into the storm clouds. As if that isn't scary enough, the Friz turns ove ...more
Katharine Snyder
Nov 29, 2012 Katharine Snyder rated it really liked it
The Magic School Bus series, is a children's informational book series, that has been adapted to a children's television series. This book was written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. These books take children on an adventure with a teacher, Ms. Frizzle, sometime referred to by the student's in the fictional books as "The Friz". Ms. Frizzle, who is often seen wearing crazy outfits depending on what lesson the students will learn, takes the children on field trips all over, in a mag ...more
Feb 22, 2010 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a wonderful book in the Magic School Bus TV tie-in series about weather. It has an exciting story, but also does a good job of discussing what makes our weather and the difference of what is happening high up in the sky versus what is happening down on the ground. It also offers safety tips about what to do in a thunderstorm and how to tell how far away a thunderstorm is from where you are. Our girls just love these books!
May 09, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
Genre: Picture book, informational book
Cute story about what happens to make weather happen. The children will enjoy the silly events, but also really learn about what happens with weather. The illustrations help to give the reader information they need as well as make the story easy to follow. Children will about the weather, but also how to stay safe in dangerous weather, This is a great book to help children understand this topic and be entertained at the same time.
Mia Obiwo
Apr 22, 2012 Mia Obiwo rated it liked it
Shelves: science-content
This is a good book that details weather. I think it would be best if this book were read to students. I think they would get a better understand that way. I think that 4th and 5th graders can read this book on their own for pleasure. But when developing an understand of weather, I think this book should be read to students.
Little Miss and the Legomeister
I love the Magic School Bus books. I've read quite a few over the years. Legomeister loved them a couple of years ago. He still checks them out sometimes, but he doesn't ask me to read them to him anymore. Now it's Little Miss who requests them.

This is one of the more silly stories, but it's kind of fun.
Jan 12, 2012 Teri rated it it was ok
Shelves: weather
We usually love magic school bus--but this one STINKS! It's hard to follow and you get very little science out of it. Blah
Jul 03, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
The Magic School Bus books are educational in a cute and fun way. My kids get hooked on them over and over again.
Sep 27, 2010 Tristan rated it really liked it
As always, a cute story while learning real science facts! Mom highly approves!
Nov 18, 2008 Deanna rated it liked it
Shelves: science
My kids like these... it's a good overview of basic science principles.
Oct 23, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it
Shelves: review
science supplementary material for the classroom.
Jan 18, 2014 Erienne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homeschool
For Lu's Weather unit
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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 scie
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