Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Great Nonfiction Picture Books June 18th

Finding great nonfiction picture books is a challenge in itself. Once found, reading is a snap!
This week I found some books that will be perfect additions for my library. I know some of these titles have been around for a while, but I finally purchased them for my school. I highly recommend these books for school libraries and math teachers.
Sir Cumference stories by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Sir Vertex must solve a puzzle and find Edgecalibur, the king's hidden sword. With knowledge of geometric shapes, Sir Vertex finds the sword. What a way to teach the different shapes.
Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert
The harvest festival is only a few days away and the cook is sick. Lady Di asks two chefs in the village to audition for the job of cooking desserts for the festivities. Chef Pia and Chef Bart Graf cook up a storm and present data to Sir Cumference and Lady Di as to the most poplar dessert in town. This one is a great introduction to pie charts and bar graphs.
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
In this adventure Squire Radius seeks a quest to solve the mysterious disappearance of King Lell. With the help of an old family heirloom, a golden medallion shaped like a compass, Radius deciphers the puzzle and finds the missing king. (If only geometry had been this exciting when I was in middle school!)

Keep Reading!


  1. I love puns and math so I need to be a look out for these. I've seen them around but thanks for sharing!

  2. I didn't know there were more of these. I only knew of the first two. Thanks!

  3. I've never seen these - how funny!!

  4. Hi there Sara, I actually know of another title from this series: Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi which I own. I didn't realize that there are MORE titles in this series, how awesome.


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