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

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 | One Comment

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

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 […]

Mathical Titles Reach Children in Need

Mathical Titles Reach Children in Need

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in News | One Comment

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the First Book Marketplace announced today more than 1,500 Mathical award-winning titles were donated to more than 100 elementary, middle, and high schools, Head Start sites and other early childhood centers, and community agencies serving children in need across 31 states. The donation is made possible through a grant […]

Educator Tip Sheets

Educator Tip Sheets

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Featured Titles, News, Resources | No Comments

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and First Book have created free downloadable reading guides for each of the 2015 Mathical Book Prize award-winning titles: PreK: Have You Seen My Dragon (Steve Light) Grades K-2: One Big Pair of Underwear (Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld) Grades 3-5: Really Big Numbers (Richard Evan Schwartz) Grades 6-8: Really Big Numbers  (Richard Evan Schwartz) Grades 9-12: Nearly Gone (Elle Cosimano) […]

Mathical Goes to the National Book Festival!

Mathical Goes to the National Book Festival!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in News | No Comments

Very young children and kids of all ages can experience math in new and surprising ways at the National Book Festival hosted by the Library of Congress on Saturday, September 5, in Washington, DC. Throughout the day at MSRI’s Mathical Station, authors of Mathical storybooks will meet and greet kids and their families. Young ones can […]

Curious George’s “Cousin” Loves Books about Math

Curious George’s “Cousin” Loves Books about Math

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in News | No Comments

Curious George is a perennial favorite among pre-K readers. But have you met George’s cousin, who loves math? As a child, Roger Strauch watched as his relatives, Margaret and Hans Rey, worked to write and illustrate the latest Curious George adventure. Strauch is now the CEO of The Roda Group, a Bay Area-based seed stage […]