Book Reviews

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Molly and the Mathematical Mystery
  • Age groups
  • 5-7
  • 8-11

In the beautifully illustrated "Molly and the Mathematical Mystery", a young girl goes on an interactive adventure - and you're invited! Lift the flaps and solve the clues, to explore there's more to maths than sums and numbers. A great read for children of all ages, and adults too.

Title: Molly and the Mathematical Mystery
Author: Eugenia Cheng
Illustrator: Aleksandra Artymowska
Published by: Templar Books

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Book Preview Fiona
Abigail
  • Age groups
  • 0-4
  • 5-7

In celebration of Book Week Scotland, we're launching a new video series with reviews of children's books that have a maths or numeracy focus.First up we have Abigail, by Catherine Rayner, shared by Fiona from National Museums Scotland. This book has a very special connection to the museum, as the author was inspired by the giraffe on display in the animal galleries.

Book title: Abigail
Written & illustrated by: Catherine Rayner
Published by: Little Tiger Press

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Book Preview Helena
You Can't Count on Dinosaurs
  • Age groups
  • 0-4
  • 5-7

We continue our Book Week Scotland recommendations with Helena from the Scottish Book Trust sharing why she loves "You Can't Count on Dinosaurs!" by Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick

Title: You Can't Count on Dinosuars! An Almost Counting Book
Author: Philip Ardagh
Illustrator: Elissa ElwickPublished by: Walker Books
Published by: Walker Books

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Book Preview Catherine
Ten Delicious Teachers
  • Age groups
  • 0-4
  • 5-7

Our final Book Week Scotland recommendation comes from Catherine at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, who has chosen to share "Ten Delicious Teachers" by Ross Montgomery & Sarah Warburton

Title: Ten Delicious Teachers
Author: Ross Montgomery
Illustrator: Sarah Warburton
Published by: Walker Books

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Book Preview Kjartan
The Magic of Maths
  • Age groups
  • 8-11
  • 12-15

In our latest book review, author Kjartan Poskitt introduces his book 'The Magic of Maths' which is full of fun maths tricks to keep children busy for hours - from using the power of maths to beat the calculator, to performing amazing card tricks, and even reading minds!

Title: The Magic of Maths
Author: Kjartan Poskitt
Published by: Scholastic

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Book Preview Jenni
Count On Me
  • Age groups
  • 5-7

What are you passionate about? The beautifully illustrated book "Count On Me", by Miguel Tanco, celebrates some of the different ways we see the beauty of our world - through art, music or maths - and encourages children to find their own passion. Recommended by Jenni Fuchs from Maths Week Scotland

Title: Count On Me
Author & Illustrator: Miguel Tanco
Published by: Tate

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Seasonal Counting Books
  • Age groups
  • 0-4
  • 5-7

Winter is a perfect time of year to cuddle down with a good book. With plenty of counting books for kids to choose from, it's also a great opportunity to include some maths in your seasonal story time.

(This video was part of our 2022 Christmas Holiday Countdown)

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Spooky Counting Books
  • Age groups
  • 0-4
  • 5-7

In this video we're sharing three of our favourite spooky counting books for kids (though don't worry if your little ones are easily scared, they're not too spooky).