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Mathical Book Prize

Award-winning Mathical titles are selected by a nationwide committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, early childhood experts, and others. Each year’s selections joins a growing list of stories ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books and young adult literature.

The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children's Book Council (CBC). 

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Awards by Year

2020 One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller - Kate Read


2020 Pigeon Math - Asia Citro


2020 Solving for M - Jennifer Swender


2020 Slay - Brittney Morris


2019 Crash! Boom! A Math Tale- Robie H. Harris E HAR


2019 Nothing Stopped Sohpie:The Story of Unshakeable Mathmatician Sophie Germain- Cheryl Bardoe Non-Fiction   QA29.G468 B37 2018  


2019 The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl-Stacy McAnulty FIC MCA


2019 To the Moon! The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo Spaceships-Jeffrey Kluger Non-Fiction   TL789.8.U6 A543253 2018  


2017 Baby Goes to Market - Angela Brooksbank E ATI


2017 Sheep won't Sleep - Judy Cox E COX


2017 A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars - Seth Fishman QA40.5.F575 2017


2017 Mind Boggling Numbers - Michael J. Rosen QA141.15.R65 2017


2016 One Very Big Bear - Alice Briere-Haquet E BRI


2016 Absolutely One Thing: Featuring Charlie and Lola - Lauren Child E CHI


2016 Which one doesn't belong? : A Shape's Book - Christopher Danielson QA461.D26 2016


2016 Genius: The Game - Leopoldo Gout FICTION GOU


2015 8, An Animal Alphabet - Elisha Cooper E COO


2015 Max's Math - Kate Banks E BAN


2015 Secret Coders - Gene Lun Yang FICTION YAN


2014 Have you seen my Dragon? - Steve Light E LIG


2014 One Big Pair of Underwear - Laura Gehl E GEH


2014 Really Big Numbers - Richard Evan Schwartz QA141.15.S39 2014


2014 Nearly Gone - Elle Cosimano FICTION COS