Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids' Literature

Presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and School Library Journal

Connecting with kids' interests and showing how math is woven into every aspect of the world around us is at the heart of the Mathical Book Prize, which recognizes math-inspiring kids' literature for Grades PreK-12.

Join Title I school librarians as they share programming ideas for using titles from the Mathical Book List in their schools; meet Steve Light, author/illustrator of Have You Seen My Dragon? Moderated by educators Celina Gonzalez and Kirsten Bohl, the session will include time for questions and discussion. Join us to explore math in children's literature, and pick up tips on how to encourage kids to love math in the world around them.

Kirsten Bohl, Mathical Book Prize Coordinator, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Celina Gonzalez, former multiple subjects teacher/education specialist, High Tech Elementary North County, San Marcos, CA
Erika Long, School Librarian, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN

Melissa Blount, George Middle School Library, Portland, OR
Anna Chou, Carriage Hill Elementary School, Papillion, NE
Steve Light, children's book author/illustrator 
Michelle Melencio, librarian, Bryant Woods Elementary, Columbia, MD

Learn more about the Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards at




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