The Mathical Book Prize cultivates a love of mathematics in the everyday world. Each year’s winners and honor books join a selective and ever-growing list of new and previously published fiction and non-fiction titles for kids of all ages.
These titles are as varied as the intersection between literature and mathematics — that is to say, they encompass picture books, novels, poetry collections, puzzle books, biographies, and more!
Mathematics is much more than the manipulation of numbers shapes, and equations: it spans pattern, sequence, creative order, logical analysis, and problem-solving. The prize seeks to expand the public understanding and enjoyment of mathematics through highlighting titles that will inspire young people of all ages to see the world in new ways.
The Mathical selection panel is drawn from librarians, teachers, mathematicians, early childhood experts, and others. The jury selects winners in five grade-level categories: preK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.