A Boy Who Loves Math and Books

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This is Jonathan, a boy who loves math. His grandmother drove almost two hours to bring him to the Gaithersburg Book Festival so he could buy him his own signed copy of the book. His grandma sent me this picture and told me that she had been taking the book out of her Pennsylvania library, and bringing it down to Maryland for weekend visits. Jonathan related to it so much, she knew she had to buy him his own copy! When she saw I’d be in his own town, she made it happen.

These moments with him made my day.… Read more

The Cook Prize!

 

I’m thrilled to report that THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH won the Cook Prize!

For details please visit the Bank Street page here. This one is extra-special to me and to the awesome LeUyen Pham because the finalists were chosen by the Bank Street Book Committee, and then the winner was voted on by epsilons! Paul would love that.

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Thank you to all the teachers and librarians who helped their 3rd and 4th-grade children participate. It’s the third year for this prize. May it continue on infinitely!  

The other finalists are stellar. Check them out: 

No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart, Bone by Bone by Sara Levine and Toilet by David MacaulayRead more

The Cook Prize

Woot!

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos is a Cook Prize finalist!

What is the Cook Prize? It’s a new(ish) award given by Bank Street for STEM picture books. Here’s the Cook Prize Page.

And please see this post for the other beautiful finalists! Congratulations to them, and to Bank Street for initiating this prize. And if you’re a teacher in 3rd or 4th grade, please have your students vote!… Read more