2019 Mathical Award Winners

The Mathical Book Prize is given annually to the outstanding fiction and nonfiction for youth ages 2-18. The prize is selected by a committee of PreK-12 teachers, librarians, mathematicians, and early childhood experts. Here are the 2019 winners and honor books for each age category:

WINNER PRE-K

Crash! Boom! A Math Tale by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Chris Chatterton

 

WINNER GRADES K-2

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

 

WINNER GRADES 3-5

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

 

WINNER GRADES 6-8

To the Moon! The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship by Jeffrey Kluger and Ruby Shamir

 

HONOR BOOKS PRE-K

 

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita

 

HONOR BOOKS GRADES K-2

3×4 by Ivan Brunetti

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker

The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca

When Sophie Thinks She Can’t by Molly Bang

 

HONOR BOOKS GRADES 3-5

Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman

 

HONOR BOOK GRADES 6-8

If You Find This by Matthew Baker

 

HONOR BOOK GRADES 9-12

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

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