‘The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math’
By Sean Connolly
Imagine taking all the mundane aspects of math and throwing them out the window. That is what Sean Connolly has done with this book. "The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math" takes challenging math problems (for kids 10 and up), and works them into life-or-death scenarios, including escaping the clutches of zombies, evading tornadoes and being shipwrecked. It even provides room in the book to do the problems. Connolly covers all sorts of math problems that kids encounter in school, such as fractions, geometry, equations, algebra and many more, and he certainly succeeds in making math fun! From Workman Publishing.
‘How Not to Kill Your Baby’
By Jacob Sager Weinstein
Having a newborn is simultaneously one of the most frightening and exciting events that people can experience in their lifetimes. "How Not to Kill Your Baby" offers a humorous approach to taking care of your baby, while providing useful information to new parents. Published by Andrews McMeel.
‘Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland’
By Natasha Guruleva
In this oddly enchanting fairy tale, Herbert (a human) shrinks down to the size of a mushroom, befriending many during his escapades through Mushroomland. He helps his fungi pals in many ways, bolstering his self-esteem and learning the true meaning of friendship in the process.
By Lane Smith
In this 2012 Caldecott award winner, Grandpa's life story is told through enchanting topiaries created by his great-grandson. Each one represents the milestones in Grandpa's life. The beautifully rendered illustrations are monochromatic but hardly one-dimensional, and the story itself is a multi-layered tale of memories handed down. Published by Macmillan.