Claudia Mills published two books just before heading to DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she is a visiting professor at the Prindle Institute for Ethics. She is excited that the Institute wants her to teach both her usual philosophy courses and children’s book writing! Usually you can find Claudia teaching at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Her new books this year are:

Fractions = Trouble!
(Farrar Strauss Giroux, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, ages 7 to 10). In this sequel to 7 x 9 = Trouble!, third grader Wilson Williams’ parents have arranged for a math tutor who uses hamsters to help him understand math.

"Familiar school concerns, nicely resolved, make this another excellent selection for early chapter-book readers.” –Kirkus



"Perfect for new chapter-book readers. Students having difficulty with math will relate to this lighthearted story.” –School Library Journal




Also from Claudia this year…

Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters (Algred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, illustrated by Guy Francis, ages 7 to 11).

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Soon-to-be fourth grader Mason Dixon does not want a pet – but his parents think it’s a good idea, so there is Goldfish, Hamster, Cat, Dog…

“A side plot takes place at a summer art camp providing interactions with additional interesting characters. Black and white drawings contribute to the humor and theme of the story. A good choice for either independent reading or as a class read aloud selection.” Children’s Literature



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