Joanna Cole


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

Died
July 12, 2020

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Joanna Cole, who also wrote under the pseudonym B. J. Barnet, was 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 wrote 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 a le
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Inside the Human Body (The ...

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Lost in the Solar System (T...

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The Magic School Bus at the...

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4.28 avg rating — 6,235 ratings — published 1986 — 26 editions
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On the Ocean Floor  (The Ma...

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4.31 avg rating — 6,178 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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The Magic School Bus Inside...

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The Magic School Bus Inside...

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4.24 avg rating — 3,995 ratings — published 1987 — 21 editions
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The Magic School Bus Sees S...

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The Magic School Bus Gets B...

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The Magic School Bus Makes ...

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The Magic School Bus at the... The Magic School Bus Inside... Inside the Human Body Lost in the Solar System On the Ocean Floor In the Time of the Dinosaurs The Magic School Bus Inside...
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The Clown-Arounds Have a Party The Clown-Arounds The Clown-Arounds Go On Vac... Get Well, Clown-Arounds! Sweet Dreams, Clown-Arounds!
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