Magic School Bus
Back in print for 2021. Be a part of the adventure—order your copy today.
The Magic School Bus is back. Order your copy of The Magic School Bus Takes a Risk: A Book about Probability. In this custom-designed book for the Academy, Ms. Frizzle leads an adventure-filled field trip where the children meet Maxine, an actuary. Together, they explore how actuaries help people understand and lessen risk for the community.
Each book is $4, plus a flat shipping rate of $3 for orders up to 5 copies and $4.50 for orders of 6 to 10 copies. Email us at MSB@actuary.org to place an order for more than 10 copies. Anticipate about four weeks for your orders to be processed and shipped.
If you would like your order to be shipped to a different address, please email MSB@actuary.org after placing your order to note where you would like it to be shipped. Please include your order number in your email.
The American Academy of Actuaries worked with Scholastic, well-known and regarded throughout schools in the U.S., to create this custom story that aims to support diversity in the actuarial profession by emphasizing the career possibilities that arise from math education.
In 2018, the Academy donated 45,000 copies of the book to Grades 3-5 students in Washington, D.C., public schools. Teachers received a classroom box kit, delivered by Scholastic, that included the storybook; a letter to parents on the inside cover; and a teacher flyer with lesson plan suggestions.
Now you can be a part of the adventure. Order your copy today and share the power of probability with children in your community.
Interested in corporate sponsorship?
The American Academy of Actuaries sponsored this custom Magic School Bus story from Scholastic and donated it to District of Columbia schools. We welcome your interest if you would like to do the same in your communities.
- Corporate sponsorship can include:
- Adding your company logo on the back cover.
- Branding added to the letter of introduction.
- Scholastic’s assistance with distribution in local schools.
Contact David Nolan, Director of Communications, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in exploring corporate sponsorship opportunities.
Tag us in your posts and photos of your ‘Magic School Bus’ readers
If you’ve given a copy of this actuarial adventure to someone in your life, we’d love to see a picture of the youngster in action. Tag us when sharing your photos for a chance to have your image shared on the Academy social media accounts.
Thanks for supporting the Academy’s efforts at promoting interest in being an actuary in school-age children.
One copy ($4 plus $3 shipping fee)
Two copies ($8 plus $3 shipping fee)
Three copies ($12 plus $3 shipping fee)
Four copies ($16 plus $3 shipping fee)
Five copies ($20 plus $3 shipping fee)
Six copies ($24 plus $4.5 shipping fee)
Seven copies ($28 plus $4.5 shipping fee)
Eight copies ($32 plus $4.5 shipping fee)
Nine copies ($36 plus $4.5 shipping fee)
Ten copies ($40 plus $4.5 shipping fee)