The Math Kids: Prime-Time Burglars --

by David Cole

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"What? Math is fun. Math is useful. Aah, come on, that can’t be right. But author David Cole has written a novel that absolutely proves that math can be fun and useful." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

 

Jordan and Justin are best friends and the only two kids in their class’s advanced math group. So it isn’t until Stephanie Lewis marches into their classroom that they meet someone who’s as good with numbers as they are. Their shared interest in math quickly draws them together, and the three soon form The Math Kids.

 

Unfortunately, life as math club kids isn’t always easy. In addition to extra homework, the three friends have two new problems. First, a string of mysterious burglaries has the whole neighbourhood on edge, including their parents. Then, they manage to earn unwanted attention from Robbie, the class bully. Luckily, Jordan, Justin, and Stephanie soon learn that their new club may give them the skills they need to solve both problems.

 

The Math Kids: Prime-Time Burglars, the first book in David Cole's fast-moving math adventure series.

One of Red Tricycle's Best Kids Books of 2018

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About the Author

David Cole has been interested in math since he was a very young boy. He pursued degrees in math and computer science and has shared this love of math at many levels, including teaching at the college level, coaching elementary math teams, and running a summer math camp. He also has a love of writing and has written a number of plays that have been performed. The Math Kids was born of a desire to combine his interests and exercise both sides of his brain at the same time. Find him on on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the Illustrator

Shannon O’Toole is a Toronto based illustrator, painter and elementary school teacher. Her playful illustration work is inspired by the unique and humorous characters in her life. Aside from illustrating books for children, Shannon has exhibited her artwork in galleries across Ontario. When she is not drawing, Shannon can be found curled up with her dog, Edgar watching old movies.

You can visit her online at www.shannonotooleart.com or follow her on Instagram @shannonotooleart