Storytelling Math

Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together.

Grace Lin is the award-winning author and illustrator of The Ugly Vegetables, A Big Mooncake for Little Star, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Grace is a Newbery Honoree, a Caldecott Honoree, a Geisel Honoree, and a Children's Literature Legacy Award winner. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts.
Storytelling Math books by Grace Lin:

Learn more about the Storytelling Math series with author & illustrator Grace Lin!

Learn more about the math of Lia & Luis with author Ana Crespo!

Ana Crespo was born in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. In 2000, after studying journalism, she moved to the United States to pursue a master's degree in education. Ana is the author of Lia & Luis: Who Has More?, The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions & Me series.

Originally from Brazil, Giovana Medeiros is now a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the illustrator of Running on Sunshine, In the Garden, and several other children's books from publishers around the world.

Learn more about the math of The Animals Would Not Sleep with author Sara Levine!

Sara Levine is a veterinarian, author, and educator who loves animals, books, and books about animals. Her picture books include Flower Talk, Bone by Bone, Fossil by Fossil, and Tooth by Tooth, which received the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books and was recognized by Bank Street College as a Best Children's Book of the Year.

Marta Álvarez Miguéns is a self-taught illustrator who lives in Spain. She has illustrated many books, including Dinosaur Lady and Shark Lady, which was named a Best Children's Book of the Year by Parents magazine and one of Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls by the New York Times.

Natasha Yim was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong. She came to the U.S. for college; Natasha holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's in counseling psychology. She is the author of Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, The Rock Maiden, and Mulan's Lunar New Year. Natasha lives in California with her family.

World traveler Violet Kim studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and now lives in Taiwan. She is the illustrator of If You're Going to a March, The Little Gray Bunny, and Earth Day, Birthday! Wherever she travels, she looks for a restaurant where she can enjoy her favorite dim sum: shrimp dumplings.

Dr. Rajani LaRocca was born in Bangalore, India and immigrated to the US as a baby, where she grew up in Kentucky. She attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and has worked as a primary care physician since 2001. Rajani is the author of Midsummer’s Mayhem and Red, White, and Whole.

Chaaya Prabhat is a graphic designer, illustrator and lettering artist. She holds an MA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in Chennai, India.

Amitha Jagannath Knight has lots of experience with sister squabbles, as she grew up with an identical twin. (They are still best friends.) Amitha lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, and two cats. This is her debut book.

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from India. She has published nearly a dozen picture books. She also animates videos and designs e-stickers.

Art Coulson is Cherokee from Oklahoma and comes from a family of storytellers. Some of his earliest memories are of listening to stories and reading books on his grandmother's lap. Art now writes his own books for young readers, including Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army. He lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Madelyn Goodnight is a member of the Chickasaw Nation whose work reflects her love of childhood. She holds a degree from Rhode Island School of design and lives in Oklahoma. She is the illustrator of The Pear Tree.

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Storytelling Math is led by Marlene Kliman at TERC, a nonprofit dedicated to STEM education. Every year experts at TERC inspire and engage millions of learners nationwide through innovative initiatives like Storytelling Math.

Storytelling Math was developed under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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