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Ms. Frizzle
School Programs
Ms. Frizzle and Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Books

Other Children's Classes
Kids' Habitat

Call the Ms. Frizzle hotline for up-to-date information on "field trip" topics and special events at 619.232.3821 ext 110.

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Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus Books

The Magic School Bus : Butterfly and the Bog Beast : A Book About Butterfly Camouflage
Nancy E. Krulik, Dana Thompson (Illustrator), Del Thompson (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (June 1996)
The Magic School Bus hits the "big screen" as Keesha directs a movie about social animals for the school science fair, and ends up inside an anthill to observe her subjects firsthand! Ms. Frizzle and friends team up to locate a "star, " and in the process learn about the cooperative nature of animal social groups.
Available from Amazon.com

[The Magic School Bus: In the Time of the Dinosaurs] The Magic School Bus: In the Time of the Dinosaurs
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (September 1994)
On a trip to a dinosaur dig, the Magic School Bus is suddenly back in the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Young readers get a fun-and-fact-filled ride through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras. Full color.
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus: Inside a Beehive
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (September 1996)
The latest buzz in Ms. Frizzle's class is bees! On a class trip to a beekeeper at his hive, the bus mysteriously vibrates, shrinks, and its passengers journey inside a beehive. Inside, the Friz calls out for everyone to "be a bee," and the adventure begins!
Available from Amazon.com
Also available as VHS Video

[Magic School Bus : Inside the Earth] The Magic School Bus : Inside the Earth
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (May 1989)
On a special field trip in the magic school bus, Ms Frizzle's class learns first hand about different kinds of rocks and the formation of the earth.
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top : A Book About Volcanoes
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen, Gail Herman
Scholastic Trade (February 1996)
Ms. Frizzle gets her class right in the "thick" of things--this time, they're right in the thick ooze of an underwater volcano's magma chamber! As Arnold and Carlos watch from a raft above, the Magic School Bus "erupts" with the magma and lava, and lands atop a brand-new island! Full color.
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus Gets All Dried Up : A Book About Deserts
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen
Scholastic Trade (February 1996)
When Phoebe wonders how desert animals survive apparently without food or water, Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus take the entire class on a very hot, very informative field trip.
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants : A Book About Ants
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (February 1996)
The Magic School Bus hits the "big screen" as Keesha directs a movie about social animals for the school science fair, and ends up inside an anthill to observe her subjects firsthand! Ms. Frizzle and friends team up to locate a "star, " and in the process learn about the cooperative nature of animal social groups.
Available from Amazon.com
Also available as VHS Video

[The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet : A Book About Warm-And Cold-Blooded Animals] The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet : A Book About Warm-And Cold-Blooded Animals
Tracey West, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (February 1998)
To find Liz, their missing lizard, the kids in Ms. Frizzle's class become reptiles themselves and discover what it's like to be cold-blooded .
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten : A Book About Food Chains
Patricia Relf, Bruce Degen, Joanna Cole, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (February 1996)
A class trip to the beach becomes an underwater lesson about food chains when Arnold and Keesha are challenged to discover what a tuna fish sandwich and some smelly green pond scum have in common.
Available from Amazon.com

[The Magic School Bus Going Batty : A Book About Bats] The Magic School Bus Going Batty : A Book About Bats
Nancy E. Krulik, Bruce Degen (Illustrator), Joanna Cole, Bob Ostrom (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (October 1996)
Driven batty by their lessons on nocturnal animals, the students in Ms. Frizzle's class participate in a nighttime adventure that is complicated by the bus's new wings and a rumor that Ms. Frizzle is a vampire.
Available from Amazon.com
Also available as VHS Video

The Magic School Bus Hops Home : A Book About Animal Habitats
Patricia Relf, Nancy W. Stevenson
Scholastic Trade (February 1995)
When a bullfrog hops out of the classroom window, Ms. Frizzle and her students take a wild ride from a frog's-eye-view to learn about animal habitats.
Available from Amazon.com
Also available as VHS Video

The Magic School Bus in a Pickle : A Book About Microbes
Nancy E. Krulik, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (February 1998)
When the Magic School Buss gang shrinks to microscopic size, they discover how microbes make bread rise, turn milk to cottage cheese, and turn cucumbers to pickles.

Available from Amazon.com

[The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad : A Book of Decomposition ] The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad : A Book of Decomposition
Linda Beech, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Joanna Cole
Scholastic Trade (October 1995)
Ms. Frizzle's class learns there's more to rot than first meets the nose when they shrink the bus down for a closer look at a "dead" log teeming with life.
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (July 1994)
The untiring Mrs. Frizzle and her undaunted class go on an extraordinary field trip to learn firsthand how things are at the bottom of the sea.
Available from Amazon.com

[The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds : A Book About How Living Things Grow] The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds : A Book About How Living Things Grow
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (February 1995)
The class decides to plant a garden and Miss Frizzle takes them on a zany field trip where they learn about the cycle of plant life and how living things grow.
Available from Amazon.com

The Magic School Bus Spins a Web : A Book About Spiders
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Scholastic Trade (November 1997)
Ms. Frizzle's class learns all about spiders.
Available from Amazon.com
Also available as VHS Video

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