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Sorting through Spring

by Lizann Flatt, illustrated by Ashley Barron, designed by Claudia Dávila

tagged: counting & numbers, seasons
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Mar 2018
pages: 32
ISBN:9781771471534
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

In Sorting through Spring, the second title in the best-selling Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children in Grades K to 2 learn concepts of patterning, sorting, data management, and probability

As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes — and much more! — can be found by observing everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would flowers bloom in patterns? Would raindrops fall in rhythm? Would birds balance evenly on branches? In Sorting through Spring, the second title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children in Grades K to 2 learn concepts of patterning, sorting, data management, and probability.

This interactive, poetic, and artful picture book series is a non-intimidating and enticing way to introduce math to kids — they will laugh, use their imaginations, and learn through activities inspired by the books.
Free downloadable teacher's guide, lesson plan, and activities available at www.OwlkidsBooks.com

About the Authors

Lizann Flatt

LIZANN FLATT has written many information books for children, including The Nature Treasury and Let’s Go! A former editor of chickaDEE Magazine, her children’s writing has won many honors, including a Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Educational Publishers. She lives in Muskoka, ON.
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Ashley Barron is a multimedia artist who is best known for her paper-collage work. She is the illustrator of almost a dozen children's books, including Love You Head to Toe and My Ocean is Blue. Ashley grew up in Oshawa and Whitby and studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She lives in Toronto.

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Claudia Dávila writes, illustrates and designs books for kids of all ages including Bus to the Badlands and Ghost of the Mill House in the Orca Echoes line. She is passionate about stories and themes that encourage children to be strong, thoughtful, compassionate and responsible people. Claudia lives in Toronto.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 7
Grade:
1 to 4
Awards
  • Long-listed, Canadian Children's Literature Roundtable's Information Book Award
Editorial Reviews

"The layered, 3D, cut-paper collage techniques employed by artist Ashley Barron provide an opportunity for children to become familiar with sorting and classification, balance, and pattern rules in a visually attractive way."

— Resource Links

"Picture books which deal with mathematical concepts such as probability, ratio, and complex patterns are rare, and the charming illustrations of animals in spring make this book an attractive seasonal choice for young readers."

— Books for Kids Blog

"The lyrical, rhythmic text and Ashley Barron's unusual collage artwork will attract children in the early grades."

— The Muskokan

"This terrific series provides cross-curricular activities for K-2 classrooms and non-formal learning environments."

— Green Teacher Magazine

"Barron's gorgeous cut-paper collages are certainly the highlight, drenching every page in spring sights and colors."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Vibrant collage illustrations captivate the reader in a visually stimulating reading and problem solving exercise."

— Canadian Review of Materials