It’s time to go on a quest! Check out these Mathical award-winning stories of math action and adventure, for elementary, middle, and high school readers:
A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle
This classic novel traces Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin’s search for the children’s missing father through space and time. (Ages 8-10, 11-13)
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster
For fans of math and language arts alike, this tale is a classic beloved by generations. (Ages 8-10, 11-13)
LEONARDO DA VINCI GETS A DO-OVER by Mark P. Friedlander, Jr.
Is it really the famous artist and scientist, brought back to life? He has a quest to better humanity, and either way, three friends are caught in the middle of it…. (Ages 11-13)
IF YOU FIND THIS by Matthew Baker
A search for treasure and a quest to save the family’s home are at the heart of this puzzle-filled middle grade novel. (Ages 11-13)
NAVIGATING EARLY by Clare Vanderpool
Two friends trek through the wilderness, accompanied by one boy’s love of math as an anchor to help him persist. (Ages 11-13)
GENIUS: THE GAME by Leopoldo Gout
The world is under threat…and only these talented young people from around the globe, with their science and technology skills – chosen in a corporate contest – can save it. (Ages 14-18)
Do you have more stories of quest and adventure to recommend? We welcome your nominations for the Mathical Book Prize here.