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
(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
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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