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Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Annika Riz Math Wiz

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!

ANNIKA RIZ, MATH WHIZ (Margaret Ferguson/FSG; May 2014; ages 7-10).


My thoughts on Franklin School Friends book series, Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills, pictures by Rob Shepperson:
I couldn’t wait to read this book because I loved Kelsey Green Reading Machine, every minute of it… so getting to go back to school with Kelsey’s friend Annika was lovely. It was quite amusing to read about one character who is fixated on math from enjoying math class to working on Sudoku life lessons was perfect. I especially enjoyed how natural math problems were solved throughout the book and also how persistent Annika was trying to train her dog to perform math problems, quite the humorous element… I’d partner this book with the fantastic fantasy Numbed! by David Lubar.

Goodreads Summary: “Annika Riz loves math more than anything. She’s trying to teach her dog, Prime, to count. She’s determined to beat fellow math whiz Simon Ellis in a Sudoku contest at the public library. She even sleeps under number-patterned sheets. But Annika’s best friends Kelsey and Izzy think math is boring. All they care about is the upcoming school carnival: their principal is going to be dunked in a dunking tank and their class is going to have a booth selling home-baked cookies. But then disaster foils the friends’ cookie-baking plans. Can math save the day?”

The downloadable curriculum guide for Claudia Mills’s Franklin School Friends is live on her website:

About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

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2 comments on “Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Annika Riz Math Wiz

  1. Claudia Mills
    June 4, 2014

    Debbie, thank you for your kind words about my book on your delightful blog. LOVE the picture of stylish you peering over the top of ALVIN HO (one of my favorites). And loved getting to tag along on your Asian railway adventure.

    • The Styling Librarian
      June 4, 2014

      Oh, so honored that you visited my site. I’ve been a HUGE fan of yours for years… thrilled to celebrate Annika Riz! I have eager readers over here in Hong Kong who enjoyed many of your titles!

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