15 Books You Should Read This Math Month

15 Apr 2019

Math Month is here. And our team is excited to celebrate it! Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, or Math Month for short, brings recognition to and appreciation for mathematics. It is typically held every April in the United States.

 

We have collected our top picks for math-related titles children and pre-teens can read during this month. We want to wish everyone a happy Math Month!

 

The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane

 

 

Ages: 12-17

 

Esther Ainsworth has always obsessed over math problems. Logic is what she looks for. But everything in her life turns upside down when her father forces her and her family to run from their past. In order to find semblance of normality, she decides to make friends, who she can confide in. But they provide more than just companionship. Beth, Moss, and Jesús take Esther on a road trip so she can confront her past. The journey they take will help her accept her truth.

 

Ada Lace on the Case by Emily Calandrelli and Renée Kurilla

 

 

Ages: 6-10

 

Ada Lace, a third-grade scientist and inventor, learns that her neighbour's Yorkie has been stolen. And with the help from her neighbour Nina, she must discover who took the pup. As the case evolves, the two girls build an unlikely friendship.

 

Goldie Blox Rules the School by Stacy McAnulty

 

 

 

Ages: 6-9

 

Goldie Blox may have accidentally blown off the school's roof. But she and her friends Val, Ruby, and Li are determined to roll up their sleeves, use their engineering know-how, and fix the school.

 

The Math Kids: A Sequence of Events by David Cole

 

  

Ages: 8-12

 

In order to win the district Math Olympics, Justin, Jordan, and Stephanie must find their fourth teammate, who happens to be Catherine Duchesne. But when she doesn't show up for school, and the Math Kids discover her father has been kidnapped, the team will have to find a way to save Catherine.

 

The Clueless Girls Guide to Being a Genius by Janice Repka

 

 

Ages: 8-12

 

Aphrodite Wigglesmith, a thirteen-year-old prodigy who fast-tracked to Harvard, now teaches remedial math at her old middle school. She's determined to prove that anyone can learn math. But Mindy, a student who hates the subject, may prove her wrong, especially when they strike up a friendship they weren't looking for.

 

The Cinderella Theorem by Kristee Raven

 

 

Ages: 8-12

 

Lily Sparrow lives in a fairy tale, where math shouldn't exist or matter. But she must use it when her mother gives her impossible situations to solve. In a race against time, she must find a way to save her fairy tale friends before they disappear.

 

The Miscalculations Of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

 

 

Ages: 8-12

 

When lightning struck Lucy Callahan, she didn't think it'd change her life forever by giving her genius math skills. Now, her grandma demands that she must go to middle school for one year, make a friend, join a school activity, and read one book not related to math.  She needs to complete these tasks in order to head to college. So she will need to face her fears, right?

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

 

 

Ages: 10-14

 

In this well-loved tale, Meg Murry is on the hunt for her missing father, a scientist who vanished while working on a top-secret government tesseract program.

 

The Math Inspectors: The Case of the Hamilton Roller Coaster by Daniel Kenney and Emily Boever

 

 

Ages 9-12

 

The Math Inspectors are on a well-deserved summer break. Everything is turning out great until Stanley, Charlotte, Gertie, Felix, and Herman must find a way to save a beloved landmark.

 

Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

 

 

Ages: 8-12

 

Hopper, Eni, and Josh need to use their coding skills to stop Dr. One-Zero, who's dead set to force the town's people to embrace his poisonous potion, Green Pop. But the only weapon the team can use is in another dimension. Will they solve the case in time?

 

Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill 

 

 

Ages: 9-12

 

As Rose Brutigan, a musically talented twelve-year-old math genius, becomes taller than her twin brother, Thomas, she realizes she’s outgrowing him in every way as well. She determined to win the upcoming Bach Cello Suites Competition, while her brother decides to grow a giant pumpkin. But as life takes an unsuspected turn, she must change and adapt in ways she has never imagined.

 

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fisherman

 

 

Ages: 4-8

 

With help from the talented New York Times–bestselling illustrator Isabel Greenberg, Seth Fisherman takes readers on a math-filled adventure through the cosmos.

 

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament by Kim Long

 

 

Ages: 8-12

 

Physics whiz Lexi Magill won't let anyone get in her way of winning the Wisconsin's Teleportation Tournament. She’s in desperate need of the prize money so she can continue to attend her science academy. But as her two teammates make the competition harder than she thought, Lexi wonders if she'll win. But she will ask herself how far she'll go in order for her to win.

 

Annika Rix, Math Whiz by Claudia Millers

 

 

Ages: 7-10

 

Annika Rix loves nothing more than math. So when she discovers her best friends Kelsey and Izzy don't like her favourite subject, she comes to the rescue when a disaster destroys their cookie-baking plans. 

 

Twinderella by Corey Rosen Schwartz

 

 

Ages 4-8

 

As Twinderella dreams up mathematical equations, and her sister, Cinderella, daydreams of prince charming so they can escape, what will they do when they meet the one and only prince?

 

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!

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