Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mamma Don't You Worry is an ebook available quite inexpensively through Amazon.   It is a rhymed adventure told by a little boy who decides he's too grown up to hold Momma's hand while at the mall.  He learns that independence comes at a price.

Author Louie Lawent enjoys writing stories for children as well as writing song lyrics.  His book, Gerty the Pig, is an AR book. The author's experience as a 4-year-old getting separated from his parents in a department store was probably the kernal from which Mamma grew. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mathing Around with Story Books

Read any good math lately?  There are so many good story books out there with a strong math link.



Tangrams anyone?

Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams by Ann Tompert

Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone











Counting Crocodiles                          Click, Clack, Splish, Splash

by Judy Sierra                                   by Doreen Cronin










 The 512 Ants on Sullivan Street                Twenty is Too Many

by Carol Losi                      by   Kate Duke 






 Monster Musical Chairs                    Elevator Magic 

by Stuart J. Murphy                          by Stuart J. Murphy







The Doorbell Rang                 The Wishing Club: A Story About  

by Pat Hutchins                     Fractions by Donna Jo Napoli





The Rabbit Problem                                    The Best of Times   

by Emily Gravett                                        by Greg Tang    


List your favorite story books and tell the math concepts they highlight.