Favorite Picture Books #10
10.) The Magic School Bus: Lost in Space
I loved this Magic School Bus book and all of the others because there was so much to read! There were side bars, quote bubbles, and all kinds of things dancing across the pages. Though it is technically fiction, The Magic School Bus: Lost in Space started my life-long love of non-fiction.
I was never a science geek, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have a thirst for knowledge. The Magic School Bus made the science accessible to me. It also made it far less boring. Mrs. Frizzle seemed like the coolest teacher ever, even if something was definitely up with her (I would like to know that lady’s back story).
I picked Lost in the Solar System because 1.) I owned it and 2.) I love astronomy. I still remember the sidebars with the kids explaining how much they weighed on each planet, since weight is determined by gravity and mass is constant. That is just one of many, many facts I learned about the world from books I read as a kid.
So there you have it: book #10, and the offical start of my Children’s Book Challenge!