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Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens

April 2015 marked the first annual awarding of the Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens book prize. Awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC), the Mathical Prize will recognize the most inspiring math-related fiction and nonfiction books for young people of all ages. Ranging from toddler books to young adult novels, this prize is sure to gain the attention of parents and teachers across the country. Selection committee co-chairs are American children’s writer Jon Scieszka (guysread.com, The Math Curse), Rebecca Goldin (Professor, Director of Research at George Mason University, statistician), and Jordan Ellenberg (Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Slate “Do the Math” columnist), with additional committee members comprised of teachers, librarians, early childhood experts and mathematicians.


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