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|THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
AND THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE
By Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan
ISBN 978-0-590-10826-3 HC
Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will
affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to
the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz
can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun
and informative way.
With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting
warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science
easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding
to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!
Kids already love the Magic School Bus, and the love to do what's right by the
planet. At last, a way to teach the curriculum and make an impact!
A note from Joanna Cole:
While I was writing The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge,
all I could think about was the kids who will read it. I wanted to give them
hope. More than that, I wanted to tell them how their own actions as children
can help solve the crisis of global warming. You will see a real blueprint for
this in the book. Our young readers will be voters before we know it, and educating
them today will influence their actions as they grow older. Wouldn't it be wonderful
if The Magic School Bus could help change the climate for the better?
||MS. FRIZZLE'S ADVENTURES:
Scholastic; 48 pages; Ages 6-9
If you thought that the only thing Ms. Frizzle taught was science,
you were wrong! In the first book in the Ms. Frizzle's
Adventures line, she goes on vacation, takes control of a tour
group, and takes readers back to ancient Egypt.
With Ms. Frizzle as their guide, young readers will be eager
to discover the enchanting world of ancient Egypt.
Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the duo behind the Magic School
Bus, are known for making information accessible. Cole's
entertaining, fact-filled text and word balloons and Degen's
boldly-colored, humorous illustrations have once again made
learning easy and fun.
||SCHOLASTIC'S THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
IN THE RAINFOREST
Scholastic; Ages 5-7
Ms. Frizzle and the kids are off on an adventure
to the wet and wonderful rain forest.
Their mission: To find out why Ms. Frizzle's
cocoa tree has stopped growing cocoa beans.
(Without cocoa beans there wouldn't be any
chocolate!) Could there be a cocoa bean thief
in the rain forest? Or is there some other reason
the healthy tree has suddenly lost its beans?
Adapted from episodes of the animated TV series produced by Scholastic Productions, Inc. and broadcast on FOX KIDS networkTM. Based on The Magic School Bus books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen.