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I'm Trying to Love Math
By (author): Bethany Barton
9780451480903 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General Jul 02, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 9.81 x 10.88 x 0.33 in 40 pages Viking Children's Books Viking Books for Young Readers
Children’s Choice Award winner Bethany Barton applies her signature humor to the scariest subject of all: math!

Do multiplication tables give you hives? Do you break out in a sweat when you see more than a few numbers hanging out together? Then I’m Trying to Love Math is for you! In her signature hilarious style, Bethany Barton introduces readers to the things (and people) that use math in amazing ways—like music, and spacecraft, and even baking cookies! This isn’t a how-to math book, it’s a way to think differently about math as a necessary and cool part of our lives!

Sooooo fun and funny! Bethany proves once again that she can take a “scary” subject and make it fascinating!

Chock full of facts about math and its applications, from music to cookie baking!

Perfect for teachers and librarians looking for an entertaining way to add to math curriculum.

Meets the demand for STEM & STEAM books for elementary school students.

Sure to entertain both math lovers and math scaredy-cats!

Bethany Barton has forged a name for herself in the young non-fiction genre, and everyone’s taking notice!

Award-winning previous books in this evolving series. Awards include Children’s Choice Award, as well as many state award nominations.

Bethany Barton is an author-illustrator and member of the Motion Picture Union. She works on art, prop, and set decoration for film and TV, and has worked on shows such as The Muppets and Blackish. She and her family live in Los Angeles.

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Marketing: National media campaign

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“Full of interesting and amazing facts and the many ways math is crucial in our

everyday lives, this entertaining, vibrant text is sure to get young readers excited about the subject.”—Booklist

Praise for Give Bees a Chance:

“Even the most bee-phobic readers will have a hard time resisting this swarm of humor and fact.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Refreshing [and] fun…A must for the lighter side of nonfiction.”—School Library Journal

“Colorful artwork, plenty of facts, and an entertainingly irreverent approach…[make this a] playful take on nonfiction.”—Booklist

Raves for I’m Trying to Love Spiders:


* “A winner.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Simultaneously cringe-worthy and cackle-inducing.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Zippy text and hilarious visuals.”—School Library Journal

“Fact-filled and funny arachnology.”—Booklist

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