math literature, children
The genre of math lit for children is not huge, but it is growing. My kid loves the early reader books by my friend and colleague Julie Glass (A Dollar for Penny (1998), The Fly On the Ceiling (2000)). I found Izolda Fotiyeva’s Math with Mom (2003) too late for my daughter but will definitely read it with my son. For a neat twist on the traditional alphabet book, I recommend The Technical Alphabet (2014) by the engineer sisters Lavanya and Melissa Jawaharlal. More recently a colleague introduced me to Laura Overdeck’s Bedtime Math series; these will soon join the growing math library in our house. Whether your goal is to raise mathematicians or simply adults who enjoy and appreciate mathematics, you have many books on your side.
© 2015 Gizem Karaali
Karaali, G., Really Big Numbers, by Richard Evan Schwartz; The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erd˝os, by Deborah Heiligman; The Short Seller, by Elissa Brent Weissman, extended book review, Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter, Volume 45 Number 4 (July-August 2015), pages 17–19.