Joanna Cole Writer

Joanna Cole (born August 11, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey), is a United States author of children’s books. 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 Cockroaches 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 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 letters correspondent at Newsweek, then associate editor for the SeeSaw book club at Scholastic, and then a senior editor for Doubleday Books for Young Readers. She went freelance in 1980, writing children's books and articles for Parents magazine. The first Magic School Bus book was written in 1985 and published the following year. The Magic School Bus has enjoyed continued success and has sold millions of copies in multiple languages.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 11th, 1944
United States of America
Places lived
East Orange , New Jersey
pop. 64,544 (2013)
Newark , New Jersey
pop. 278,427 (2013)


1. University of Massachusetts Endowed Organization

The University of Massachusetts is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The system includes UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, and the UMass Medical School. The UMass system was ranked 56th in the world in 2010 by the Times World University Rankings.

225 Franklin Street, 02110 - Boston, Massachusetts
Official web page
Wikipedia article

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Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Massachusetts connected by profession and/or age

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2. City College of New York Colleges/University

The City College of the City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as City) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), in New York City. It is also the oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. City College's thirty-five acre Manhattan campus along Convent Avenue from 130th Street to 141st Street is on a hill overlooking Harlem; its neo-Gothic campus was mostly designed by George Browne Post, and many of its buildings are landmarks.

Type Public school
2012. 197 mil. $
2010. 138 mil. $
Institution colors
160 Convent Avenue, 10031 - New York City, New York
2012. 13,113
2010. 12,263
2009. 12,836
2012. 3,048
2010. 3,153
Acceptance rate
2012. 32.5 %
2010. 30.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 5.73 K $
2011. 5.46 K $
2010. 4.93 K $
2009. 4.93 K $
2008. 4.33 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
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People attended City College of New York connected by profession and/or age

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TV program created 1

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
The Magic School Bus 1994
Discovery Kids
Fox Kids
PBS Kids
5 52 September 10th, 1994 December 6th, 1997
Movie IMDB page

Written work

1.The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1991. by Perfection Learning Prebound

2.The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks

Children's literature, Science
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. by Perfection Learning Prebound
Water supply network
Environmental movement
Water supply
Environmental Engineering

3.The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. by Scholastic Corporation (56 pages)


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