Publishers Weekly highlights the upcoming Mathical Books panel at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston as a can’t miss event for librarians. We hope you can join us to meet some of the Mathical selection committee and get a sneak preview of the 2016 Prize winners!
Mathical Books! For Librarians—and Tots to Teens (Monday, Jan. 11, 10:30–11:30 a.m.). Here’s a new portmanteau word for you: mathical (math + magical), to describe books that inspire a love of math—pattern, sequence, creative order—in everyday life. It turns out there’s a new award for these books, from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Children’s Book Council, and the selections look really good, including a mystery in which the heroine uses logic to solve puzzles, and picture books on counting and sharing.
JAN. 2016 UPDATE: Here’s what happened at the panel!