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Friday, January 6, 2012

Watch for youth services workshops and webinars!

Upcoming youth services-related continuing education--don't forget to sign up!

January 11, 1-2 pm: webinar on Pinterest for Librarians. Join Jessi Peterson, Georgia Jones, and Jill Patchin, all IFLS librarians who are avid Pinterest users to find out how to use this tool to help you in your library. If you are busy at that time, we'll be recording and archiving the webinar so you can listen later, or you can check out this swell post from the blog so tomorrow.

February 2, 9-3:30: Summer Library Program Workshop! Even if you aren't sure you'll use the theme of Dream Big, you'll probably get a lot out of this workshop. The fabulous Marge Loch-Wouters will be our presenter, along with several equally amazing IFLS librarians. Register here: https://wi.evanced.info/ifls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=12

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Math Books for Preschoolers

In response to a query from a librarian, I looked for some of the newest, well-reviewed books that talk about math concepts for preschoolers. I had some fun digging through back issues of Starred Reviews and the CCBC Choices list to create the following list. I'm interested in any other favorites (new or old) that introduce math concepts for the youngest of our library users!

Has anyone enjoyed, recommended or used any of the titles below?


Campbell, Sarah C. Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Sequence (for ages 6-9, published in 2010)

Hall, Michael. Perfect Square.

Tullet, Herve. Press Here. Tr. From French by Christopher Franceschelli.


Boutignon, Beatrice. Not All Animals Are Blue: A Big Book of Little Differences. (published in 2009)

Ray, Mary Lyn. Stars. Illus. by Marla Frazee

Baker, Keith. No Two Alike.

Soltis, Sue. Nothing Like a Puffin. Illus. by Bob Kolar.

Intriago, Patricia. Dot.

Jocelyn, Marthe. Same Same. Illus. by Tom Slaughter.


Coffelt, Nancy. Big, Bigger, Biggest! (published 2009)

Kimura, Ken. 999 Tadpoles. Illust. By Yasunari Murakami


Birtha, Becky. Lucky Beans. Illus. by Nicole Tagdell (for ages 6-9, published in 2010)

Franco, Betsy. Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree. Illus. by Shino Arihara. (published in 2009)

Markel, Michelle. Tyrannosaurus Math. Illus. by Doug Cushman. (published in 2009

Maloney, Peter and Felicia Zekauskas. One Foot Two Feet: An EXCEPTIONal Counting Book

Martin, Bill Jr. Ten Little Caterpillars. Illus. by Lois Ehlert.

Jocelyn, Marthe. Ones and Twos. Illus. by Nell Joceyln.

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. This Plus That: Life’s Little Equations.

Fractions, etc.

McElligot, Matthew. The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too. (published in 2009)


Bernhard, Durga. While You Are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap book of Time Around the World.

Levine, Arthur. Monday Is One Day. Illus. by Julian Hector