By The Young Scientists Club

Reviewed for First Grade, 2009

The Magic School Bus: A Journey Into the Human Body

Fans of the book series will get a kick out of joining Ms. Frizzle's crew for close to a dozen hands-on experiments: bending bones, mapping taste buds, making balloon "lungs", building a stethoscope, or doing one of nine other experiments that explore the body and its systems. Clear directions, colorful cartoon illustrations, and friendly writing create just the right atmosphere for stress-free exploration. A life-size poster with tons of body part stickers is the final touch. This is one bus you won't want to miss! (The Young Scientists Club, $22.69)