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Annika Riz, Math Whiz

Annika Riz, Math Whiz

Franklin School Friends (Volume 2)

Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson

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Annika Riz loves math more than anything, so when she hears about a sudoku contest at the local public library, she is determined to win it—maybe then her friends Kelsey Green and Izzy Barr will see that math is just as cool as reading and running. When the school carnival, the biggest fundraiser of the year, comes around, Annika realizes her class booth is losing money by selling their lemonade too cheaply. Annika embraces her math skills, saves the day, and shows her friends that math can be useful and even a bit of fun, too, in Claudia Mills's Annika Riz, Math Whiz.

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Annika Riz sharpened her already sharp pencil. She admired its soft pink eraser. She never made mistakes during math—well, hardly ever—but it was good to have a pencil with a fresh eraser just in case. In five minutes—no,...

Praise for Annika Riz, Math Whiz

“Mills delivers with a felicitous blend of breezy accessibility and perceptive understanding.” —BCCB

“As always, Mills has her characters struggle with right and wrong behavior, and here Annika accepts that everyone is different and that sometimes simply trying is a worthwhile endeavor . . . Readers will enjoy guessing the topic and title of the next book.” —The Horn Book

“Mills has developed characters who are realistically flawed and friendships that are supportive throughout.” —School Library Journal

“Math lessons are embedded gracefully into the plot, making it an easy tie-in for teachers looking for accessible real-world math problems... For number lovers and phobics alike—this bighearted series has something for everyone.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson

Claudia Mills is the acclaimed author of many books for children. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Rob Shepperson's recent books include The Memory Bank, a collaboration with Carolyn Coman. He lives in Croton on Hudson, New York.

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