Episode 95: Books About Maths

July 25, 2023

In episode 95 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Books About Maths

Once more stepping boldly where writers fear to tread, Megan and Allison are exploring books about maths – with the help of the YKNR community. Plus, Megan has an author product recommendation and Allison shares a picture book giving her all the feels.

Books we mention

Click on the links to buy from Booktopia or shop all of the YKNR Podcast recommendations on our dedicated Booktopia page.

Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Life in a Hollow’ by David Gullan. Illustrated by Suzanne Houghton  

‘I’m a Nipper Now’ by Sally Cordner. Illustrated by Lucy Simms 

‘Jack’s Many Moods’ in the School of Monsters series by Sally Rippin. Illustrated by Chris Kennett (my full review of this series is here)

‘Anchored’ by Debra Tidball. Illustrated by Arielle Li

‘The Quiet and the Loud’ by Helena Fox

Books about maths

‘Peg + Cat: the Penguin Problem’ by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley

‘Who Sank The Boat’ by Pamela Allen 

’65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Math!’ By Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder

‘Count on Me’ by Miguel Tanco

‘Never Teach a Stegosaurus to Do Sums’ by Rashmi Sirdeshpande. Illustrated by Diane Ewen

‘A Mathematician Like Me’ by Shini Somara and Nadja Sarell 

‘Ara the Star Engineer’ by Komal Singh, Ipek Konak

‘Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of the Unshakeable Mathematician Sophie Germain’ by Cheryl Bardoe

‘Adam Spencer’s The Number Detective’ by Adam Spencer

‘Euclid in the Rainforest Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math’  by Joseph Mazur

‘Humble Pi’ by Matt Parker

‘Shape: the hidden geometry of absolutely everything’ by Jordan Ellenberg

‘Game Theory’ by Barry Jonsberg

‘The Number Devil’ by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

‘The Biggest Number in the World: a journey to the edge of Mathematics’ by David Darling and Angijo Banerjee

‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ by Simon Singh

‘The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets’ by Simon Singh

‘Whodunnit, Eddie Woo?’ by Eddie Woo, Dave Hartley, Mitch Vane 

‘Aussie STEM Stars: Eddie Woo Superstar Maths Teacher’ by Rebecca Lim

‘Sir Cumference’ series by Cindy Neuschwander

Quick tips

Check out the wonder of Andy Geppert’s ‘Boffins Backyard Craft Kit’ at his shop hereIf you have a little nature lover, this kit is perfect for you.

Image Source: https://andygeppert.com


Connect with your show hosts

Facebook | Allison Tait | Megan Daley

Twitter | Allison Tait  | Megan Daley

Instagram at Allison Tait | Megan Daley

The YKNR community on Facebook here. 

Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.