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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Lost in the Solar System (T...

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On the Ocean Floor

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4.31 avg rating — 5,958 ratings — published 1992 — 19 editions
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The Magic School Bus Inside...

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At the Waterworks (Magic Sc...

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The Magic School Bus Sees S...

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Inside the Earth (The Magic...

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The Magic School Bus Gets B...

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The Magic School Bus Makes ...

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