Awards: Mathical Book; Jane Grigson Trust

The winners of the 2018 Mathical Book Prize, which recognizes outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction with a mathematics emphasis for youth ages 2-18, are:

Grades 3-5: A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Grades K-2: Sheep Won't Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s by Judy Cox (Holiday House)
Pre-K: Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke (Candlewick Press)

There were honor book selections in all five age categories (including Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12), which can be seen here.

The Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and in coordination with the Children's Book Council.


A shortlist has been unveiled for the £2,000 (about $2,790) Jane Grigson Trust Award, created in memory of the British food writer to recognize "a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned but has not yet been published." The winner will be announced March 12 in London. This year's shortlisted titles are:

Casablanca: My Moroccan Food by Nargisse Benkabbou
The Vinegar Cupboard by Angela Clutton
A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home by Skye McAlpine

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