Bruce Degen is the cocreator of The Magic School Bus Series with Joanna Cole. She is the writer; he is the illustrator. They have worked on the series for more than twenty-five years. The Magic School Bus is the well-known science series where the very unusual teacher, Ms. Frizzle, takes the class where no class has gone before, to explore topics in science.
Bruce Degen is also well known for his own books, such as Jamberry, Daddy Is a Doodlebug, and Sailaway Home, which he wrote and illustrated. His latest book is I Gotta Draw. He has also illustratated such series as Commander Toad, written by Jane Yolen, and the Jesse Bear series written by Nancy White Carlstrom.