New Release Books by Joanna Cole

Joanna Cole is the author of The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution (2021), Stars of the Show (2021), Rockin' Rockets (2020), The Best Friend Plan (2020) and other 354 books.

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The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution

release date: Jun 01, 2021
The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution
When Arnold wishes he had more information for his family tree, Ms. Frizzle revs up the Magic School Bus and the class zooms back to prehistoric times. First stop: 3.5 billion years ago!There aren''t any people around to ask for directions. Luckily Ms. Frizzle has a plan, and the class is right there to watch simple cells become sponges and then fish and dinosaurs, then mammals and early primates and, eventually, modern humans. It''s the longest class trip ever!This is the story of a species, of our species, as only Ms. Frizzle can tell it. Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen tackle this essential topic with the insight and humor that have made the Magic School Bus the bestselling science series of all time.Hop on board for a class trip that spans billions of lifetimes!

Stars of the Show

release date: Jan 05, 2021
Stars of the Show
From Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole comes the third story about the adventures of Allie and Amy, two friends who have to save their favorite playground in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book that’s perfect for emerging readers! Best, best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. But when Allie gets sick, she can''t perform their duet at a fundraiser to save the local playground! Will Amy have to sing alone?

Rockin' Rockets

release date: Jun 16, 2020
Rockin' Rockets
From authors Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole, comes the second story about the adventures of Allie and Amy, two friends who have a true-blue friendship in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book that’s perfect for emerging readers! Best, best, best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. But a new girl has moved to their neighborhood, and she has only one extra ticket for the most exciting concert ever. Which friend will get to go? Allie or Amy?

The Best Friend Plan

release date: Jan 21, 2020
The Best Friend Plan
From Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole comes the first story about the adventures of Allie and Amy, two friends who have a true-blue friendship in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book that’s perfect for emerging readers! Best, best, best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. And this summer they have made a list of activities that they will do each and every day. But then Allie learns she’s being sent to sleep-away camp and all their plans are ruined! How will these BFFs ever make it through the summer?

In the Time of the Dinosaurs (The Magic School Bus)

release date: Aug 30, 2016
In the Time of the Dinosaurs (The Magic School Bus)
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! The classroom is decorated as Dinosaur Land, but Ms. Frizzle-inspired by an archeological dig-craves a more authentic experience. The Magic School Bus turns into a time machine and transports the class back millions of years to an adventure where they learn about dinosaurs, their habitats and diets, and even a Maiasaura nesting ground.

The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses

release date: Apr 26, 2016
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! On a most sense-sational trip that takes them through an eye, an ear, a tongue, and even a dog''s nose, Ms. Frizzle''s class learns about the senses. Using their trademark sense of humor, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen provide facts about the senses in both the human and animal worlds.

Hot Diggity Dogs

release date: Jun 09, 2015
Hot Diggity Dogs
When a new hot dog stand opens in town, dog-lovers Kate and Lucie rush to try it out and the food is great, but the owners'' dachshunds, Ketchup and Mustard, soon disappear and it is up to the girls to save the day, while evading boys and preparing for the Bark-in-the-Park dog competition.

Teacher's Pets

release date: Jun 10, 2014
Teacher's Pets
Despairing over a substitute teacher who is unable to keep the class under control and who does not stop Darlene''s mean-spirited remarks, Kate and Lucie use their magical necklaces to transform into dogs, save the day and make a new friend.

I'm a Big Brother

release date: Mar 25, 2014
I'm a Big Brother
With an author''s note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork, it''s no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I’m a Big Brother and its companion book, I’m a Big Sister, to prepare their young ones for their first big transition. "Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring celebration of brotherhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be.

I'm a Big Sister

release date: Mar 25, 2014
I'm a Big Sister
With an author''s note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork, it''s no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I’m a Big Sister and its companion book, I’m a Big Brother, to prepare their young ones for their first big transition. "Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring celebration of brotherhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be.

No Dogs Allowed

release date: Oct 01, 2013
No Dogs Allowed
Kate and Lucie are best friends. Kate is neat and Lucie is messy. Kate wakes up early and Lucie loves to sleep in. But both girls love, love, love dogs! Unfortunately, Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed. Instead of real dogs, they have dog T-shirts, dog sheets and pajamas, and dog books. But nothing is quite the same as having a real dog. One day, the girls discover sparkly pink dog necklaces at the thrift store and try them on. But when they admire themselves in the mirror and give each other high fives, there is a pop and a whoosh and the girls are turned into dogs! Now it seems like Kate and Lucie won''t need their own pet dogs . . . because they''ll be having furry adventures of their own!

Norma Jean, Jumping Bean

release date: Apr 21, 2010
Norma Jean, Jumping Bean
Illus. in full color. "Kangaroo child Norma Jean loves to jump. The problem is that her jumping gets out of hand, causing accidents and some ruffled feelings among her friends, and Norma stops her jumping entirely. But when the school''s field-day games come up, Norma Jean is coaxed back into action long enough to win ribbons. Light, popular fare for beginning readers."--Booklist.

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge
Ms. Frizzle introduces her students to scientific facts about global warming, sharing accessible information about climate change and ways that everyday kids can help to protect the environment.

Asking About Sex & Growing Up

release date: Nov 24, 2009
Asking About Sex & Growing Up
What do you want to know about sex? Information about sex is everywhere. But what you learn from TV, movies, the internet, and friends is not always a healthy or accurate view of sexuality. Now revised and updated with current facts, Joanna Cole''s Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to questions about sex. Writing especially for preteens, the author uses a question-and-answer format to offer straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
On another special field trip on the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle''s class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.

My Friend the Doctor

release date: Jul 26, 2005
My Friend the Doctor
A reassuring, cheery book about going to the doctor by the highly successful team that gave us I’m a Big Brother and I’m a Big Sister

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

release date: Aug 19, 2004
Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Provides instructions for such party games as Musical Chairs, Giant Steps, and Peanut Hunt.

Polar Bear Patrol

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Polar Bear Patrol
Ms. Frizzle''s next lesson takes her students on a magic bus ride to the North Pole, where they observe polar bears and other creatures in their natural habitats.

Bats

release date: Oct 01, 2002
Bats
Provides information on the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and various species of bats.

Electric Storm

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Electric Storm
Keesha and the rest of Ms. Frizzle''s class, after a boring lesson about weather, are gearing up for an exciting trip through the world of electricity when they collectively become a bolt of lightning.

Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body

release date: Nov 28, 2014
Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
Arnold has swallowed the Magic School Bus! Now, instead of seeing an exhibit of the human body at a museum, the class is taking a look at Arnold''s stomach, his intestines, his bloodstream, and more from the inside on this heart-stopping fieldtrip - o

When You Were Inside Mommy

release date: Aug 07, 2001
When You Were Inside Mommy
Isn''t it amazing that you were once inside Mommy? With clear inviting text and lively illustrations, Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss introduce young children to the concepts of pregnancy and childbirth--from the time they begin as one tiny cell to the joyful moment when their parents welcome them into the world.

Magic School Bus 3-D: Journey Through the Solar System

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Magic School Bus 3-D: Journey Through the Solar System
Ms. Frizzle''s class learns about the planets in the solar system, on a very special field trip aboard the magic school bus.

Penguin Young Readers Nonfiction Set

release date: Apr 03, 2014
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