The Penny Pot

Stuart J. Murphy travels all over the United States talking to thousands of kids. And you’ll never believe what they talk about: MATH! Stuart shows kids that they use math every day — to share a pizza, spend their allowance, and even sort socks. Stuart writes funny stories about math — andif you read his … Continued


Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do!

It’s Kangaroo’s birthday, but no one will play with him: not the emu, the platypuses, the koalas, or even the dingos. They all have too many things to do. What exactly are they doing? They’re using multiplication to figure out just how many things they have to do to plan a big surprise for Kangaroo! … Continued


Lemonade for Sale

Four kids and their sidekick, Petey the parrot, run a sometimes thriving lemonade stand whose patrons include all kinds of wacky neighbors—even a juggler. They create a bar graph to track the rise and fall of their lemonade sales. Illustrator Tricia Tusa has imbued the story with her delightful sense of humor and has made … Continued


Ready, Set, Hop!

Frog friends, Matty and Moe, are off with a “Ready, Set, Hop!” They both made it to the rock, but who’s in the lead? If Matty hopped 5 hops and Moe hopped 2 more hops than Matty, then the score is 5 to 7. But then they’re off again. Any child who can add or … Continued


Divide and Ride

Scream down the Dare-Devil Coaster and whirl around in the Twin Spin cars! Join in the carnival fun as 11 friends divide up to fit on the 2-to-a-seat roller coaster and the 4-to-a-cup teacups ride. Making new friends and practicing predivision skills have never been so exciting!


Betcha!

What do cars, toys, people, and jelly beans have in common? They can all be estimated. Two friends try out their estimating skills and find out that estimating can have real rewards––especially when there’s a contest to enter!