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TRIANGLE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jon
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Klassen
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Only Jon Klassen, working with the text of Mac Barnett could make a triange look devious, devilish AND purposeful. This beautifully constructed book has a very simple premise, Triangle walks from his house (looking very purposeful) to that of his friend Square, in order to play a sneaky trick. There are no secondary characters here giving hints, there is lots of repetition of simple (and not so simple) words and a HEAVY emphasis on what are triangles, what are squares and those shapes with no names. Could one make the argument that this is a concept book? If one was so inclined, but really this is a book about friends, and tricksters and being purposeful or not. Edie Ching (up to 7)

MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS: FINDING FRACTALS IN NATURE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Campbell
Author's First Name: 
Sarah C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Richard C.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Campbell
Publisher: 
Boyds Mills
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2014

Straightforward text and eye-catching photographs of the natural world work together to introduce a complex mathematical idea, showing examples of what fractals (patterns with repeating similar parts that diminish in size) are and what they are not.

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tullet
Author's First Name: 
Herve
Second Author's First Name: 
Christopher
Second Author's Last Name: 
Franceschelli
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2011

Dancing, wiggling, exploding, and disappearing dots induce surprised giggles in this irresistible concept book.  Boardbook covers and sturdy high-gloss pages with instructions to poke, rub, shake, and tap incite page-turning to find out what happens next.
 

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