Mathical Books for Ages 8-18: Selections by panelist & librarian Betsy Bird

Mathical Books for Ages 8-18: Selections by panelist & librarian Betsy Bird

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Featured Titles, News | No Comments

Mathical award-winning books are chosen by the Mathical selection committee’s panel of librarians, teachers, mathematicians, early childhood experts, and others. A Mathical panelist since 2015, librarian Betsy Bird joins us to share some of the panel’s favorite Mathical titles for readers ages 8-18. Thousand upon thousands of children’s books are published every year, but of these only a […]

How to Find Good Math Storybooks & Read Them with Your Children

How to Find Good Math Storybooks & Read Them with Your Children

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in News, Resources | No Comments

At the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C., Mathical Book Prize selection committee member Dr. Herbert Ginsburg of Teachers College, Columbia University, spoke to parents and educators about how to find and read math storybooks with young children. You can watch Dr. Ginsburg’s talk below! Good math storybooks for young children have several essential […]

2016 Award Winning Titles – Tip Sheets for Educators

2016 Award Winning Titles – Tip Sheets for Educators

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Featured Titles, News, Resources | No Comments

MSRI and First Book are pleased to announce the creation of two new tip sheets, for 2016 winning titles! These sheets are designed for educators, parents, after-school caregivers, and others who read books with children. Each tip sheet includes discussion and activity prompts, written for adults without professional mathematics training. Enjoy, and let us know […]

2017 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

2017 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News | One Comment

2017 Mathical Youth Book Prize Winners Announced Third annual prize highlights books and graphic novels that let kids explore math in the world around them Washington, D.C. April 21, 2017 — The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Teachers of […]

Summer Reading with Mathical Books

Summer Reading with Mathical Books

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Featured Titles, News, Resources | No Comments

School is out and summer has begun! While math textbooks may be left in the classroom, the summer months are the perfect chance to explore with Mathical Books! With Mathical award winners and honor books, there’s something for every reader —  from graphic novels and thrillers for teens to picture books and beloved classics. Bring math stories […]

Mathical in the News: Baltimore Sun

Mathical in the News: Baltimore Sun

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in News, Press & Media | No Comments

Support math skills the sneaky way — with books! Paula Willey of the Baltimore Sun wrote a great article on books that parents and educators can use to support children’s development of mathematical thinking, while still being a fun read! Children’s author Jon Scieszka, a Mathical Book Prize selection committee co-chair, shared his thoughts on […]

2016 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

2016 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in News | One Comment

Second annual prize highlights books and graphic novels that let kids explore math in the world around them Berkeley, California – January 20, 2016  — The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) announced today the winners of the second annual Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens prize, honoring […]

2016 Mathical Publishers & Press Kit

2016 Mathical Publishers & Press Kit

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in News, Press & Media, Resources | No Comments

The 2016 Mathical Press Kit is now available to spread the word about the winning prize titles! You can find the Mathical press release, sample promotional content for newsletters and social media (#mathicalbooks), and a color flier to print.

MSRI’s Mathical Book Prize Goes to Boston!

MSRI’s Mathical Book Prize Goes to Boston!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in News | 2 Comments

Boston, Massachusetts – Children’s book authors, an early childhood expert, and a youth librarian made up the Mathical Books panel at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, to highlight the need for effective literary math books in early childhood development and paths for librarians to incorporate math-themed literature into their collections. More than 100 librarians […]

Mathical in the News: Publishers Weekly

Mathical in the News: Publishers Weekly

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in News, Press & Media | No Comments

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 […]