Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top

The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top

by Gail Herman Illustrated by Bob Ostrom

Once again, 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!

Designed to be accessible for younger readers, books in this series are easier to read and follow the plot of the popular PBS Magic School Bus television series — based on the original Magic School Bus books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen.

6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Adventure, Informational Text, Media Tie-Ins

About the Author and Illustrator

Gail Herman
Bob Ostrom

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Paperback Book: $3.99

Buy Now

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books