## HOW MANY JELLY BEANS?

​Author: Andrea Menotti
​Illustrator: Yancey Labat

Synopsis by the author/publisher
How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can’t decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That’s a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it’s only two or three a day!

## MISS PENNY SAYS PROVE IT!​

​Author: Lynda Brennan
​Illustrator: Gabriele Liedtke

Synopsis by the author/publisher
Miss Penny Says Prove It! is a heartwarming children’s book designed to connect primary math content (CCLS/State Standards) to real-life learning. Miss Penny’s lively class seeks to find out how many marbles Bobby could possibly have packed into his back pocket. In their quest for an answer, the class encounters important topics such as quantitative understanding of numbers, estimation, counting strategies, and much more. This Math MileMarkers original story uncovers the mathematical journey that young children travel as they work to develop a true understanding of the value of numbers and various ways to count them.

## HOW MANY SEEDS IN A PUMPKIN?

Author: Margaret McNamara
​Illustrator: G. Brian Karas

Synopsis by the author/publisher
​Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment. This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it’s a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home. “How many seeds are in a pumpkin?” Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she’s talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn’t have a guess. Counting pumpkin seeds is a messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone’s surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, “Small things have a lot going on inside of them.”