Magic School Bus
space books

by Joanne Cole; illustrated by Bruce Degen

If your kids are fans of the Magic School Bus videos, you may want to see if the books are equally well received. There are a number of series books about space -- two picture books and three 'chapter-ish' books. 

Our favorite of these books is Lost in the Solar System. (That's the book we've shown in the sample pages below.)  School Library Journal called this book "a first-class introduction to the planets, fine for pleasure or purpose reading."

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
The Magic School Bus Sees Stars

The Magic School Bus Takes a Moonwalk
The Magic School Bus Blasts Into Space
The Magic School Bus Space Explorers

Reading Levels

(These stats are for The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, but the other books should be at relatively similar levels)

Interest Level:  Gr. 1-3              DRA Level:  38                    Lexile Measure: 480L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.7            Guided Reading:  P

See Inside One of These Books

Below are sample spreads from inside The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System.  To see larger versions of these spreads, simply click on the images.

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