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The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs

The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs

by Joanna Cole Illustrated by Bruce Degen

The classroom is decorated as Dinosaur Land, but Ms. Frizzle, inspired by an archeological dig, craves a more authentic experience. So 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.

Series Information

Ms. Frizzle is a teacher like no other; she's bold, offbeat, and kind of wacky. But she loves science and her enthusiasm quickly rubs off on her students. Why learn in a classroom when there's a magical school bus that can whisk everyone off to the center of the action? Whether they're traveling to ocean floors, outer space, or active volcanoes, Ms. Frizzle's class enjoys hands-on learning. And thanks to the way each book is formatted — with speech bubbles, notebook pages, data files, and ink sketches — readers feel like they're part of the adventure too. With an approach to learning that's both exciting and informative, this clever series invites readers to share in the thrill of scientific discovery.

8, 10
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 4
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Joanna Cole Children's author Joanna Cole's work includes The Magic School Bus series.
Bruce Degen Children's book author Bruce Degen's work includes The Magic School Bus Series.

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