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Math Nonfiction: Beyond 1,2,3

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. In honor of Summer Reading Fizz, Boom, Read, let's take a look at where to find great math nonfiction. Math concepts for kids can be found in lots of different sections in the library. The list below offers five Dewey call numbers (need a Dewey refresher?) to browse in the kids' nonfiction section with an example from each. This list was originally was created for a friend of mine who was studying to be an elementary math teacher.


Money

330  Money & counting books

A Smart Girl's Guide, Money: How to Make It, Save It, and Spend It by Nancy Holyoke ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager
Whether your child is learning the difference between a nickel and a dime, or ready for their first allowance, these books help about early money concepts.
This hands on guide is aimed to help young girls earn moneysave funds, and make smart shopping choices. Best for ages 9 and up.

Shapes in Math, Science, Nature
510 Math (Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic, Probability, Statistics, etc.)
Shapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles by Catherine Sheldrick Ross, illustrated by Bill Slavin 
Browse the “510” section for many nonfiction Math books. They are subdivided by topic (algebra, geometry, etc) rather than age level. You should see workbooks that border on textbooks in this section.
Explore the three basic shapes in math and nature and their implications/applications. Mathematical history is included along with child friendly activities that demonstrate the principles described and can be done with simple at hand materials.



 

Built to Last 720 Architecture 
Built to Last by David Macaulay.
Architecture is a great way to explore math concepts in the everyday world in a practical and artistic way. 
Reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created
 
Baseball 795  Games of Chance 
How Baseball Managers Use Math by John C. Bertoletti
This is where “games of chance” (sounds like a Soap Opera, right?) books are categorized. Here you could find books that deal with mathematical concepts of probability and statistics in the context of card games or gambling.
Professional baseball players rely on their managers' math skills to win games. Learn how they use math to calculate scores and create game strategies.
The boy who loved math 92 Biography
The Boy Who Loved Math: the Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
Biographies help kids see the possibilities of using math in one's on life. 
This great biography is illustrated with numbers of all kinds, demonstrations of the work Erdos did with prime numbers, proofs, a geometrical puzzle, and even a graphic representation of connections between him and 20th-century mathematicians around the world.



Other resources: 

Goodreads list for Educational Math Books

Goodreads list for Picture books about Math

Money/Economics books

Fiction books for 8th grade and older

It Can Be Done

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

For this edition of Your Friday Five I have selected books that show the vastness of human imagination and the willpower which often makes dreams realities.  If you are a history buff like myself or just want to learn about the basics of building, I believe I have a book for you.
 
 
LeverLevers to the Rescue by Sharon Thales

My Favorite Summer Vacation Books Ever!

Published on Friday, July 4, 2014
Welcome to new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting books on summer vacation.  It’s time to say Adios to “old man winter” and “hello” to summer fun and summer sun. Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here!! Now that summer is here what will you? Whether it's taking trips, visiting family, or hanging out at home, wherever you go and whatever you do, be sure to take along a book or two to share together or enjoy alone. Well, this list of possibilities is as hot as the dog days of summer! So take a vacation or staycation this summer with this selection of recommended picture books for children ages 0-9. Each one is a must for your summer reading list.

Cook Up A Storm This Summer

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are celebrating creative and cultural cuisine with cookbooks! 
As summer approaches and school lets out, it's time to think about beaches and barbecue. Take a look at these cookbooks to find your inspiration for delicious eats this summer and all year round!


New Books for Kids

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This week we are featuring some of the great NEW books related to Summer Reading that we have to share at the library.  


A Six-Week Writing Residency For Children and Teens

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Messy Desk  (Photo by Graham Holliday/Flickr)The Northeast Library is proud to announce its inaugural Writer-In-Residence program for children and teens, to take place from August 26 to September 30.

Come see Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C."

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We are excited about our continuing partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.

Our next Reading Series event is Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Southeast Library with Garrett Peck.

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series Garrett Peck

July's Book Is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

Lost and Found Edition

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. The inspiration for a good book can come from anywhere... Can't find your squish toy? Your water bottle? Your sunglasses? Well we might have them in our lost and found. This week, your Friday Five are five reads inspired by real items in our Lost & Found. If any of them are yours, please come pick them up! 


Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Books and Fun for the Whole Family

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014

Read this SummerSummer reading starts on June 1 at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, and you are invited to join us for three months of stories, activities and adventures. Readers of all ages are invited to sign up to win prizes for reading books and participating in activities.

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