Joanna Cole

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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... more »

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  • The atmosphere parents wish to create when talking with children about birth and reproduction is warm, honest, and reassuring, one that tells children they are free to ask questions as often as they n...
    Joanna Cole (20th century), U.S. author. How You Were Born, p. 8 (1993).
  • Because it is not always easy for an adult to predict what inaccurate ideas a child may have, it can help to answer questions first with one of your own: "What do you think?" Once you find out what a ...
    Joanna Cole (20th century), U.S. author. How You Were Born (1995).
  • Children's view of the world and their capacity to understand keep expanding as they mature, and they need to ask the same questions over and over, fitting the information into their new level of unde...
    Joanna Cole (20th century), U.S. author. How You Were Born, p. 7 (1993).
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