What’s Ann McCallum Staats’ latest adventure? Read on to find out…
Ann McCallum Staats grew up in the wilds of British Columbia, Canada, and taught in one-room school for her first job out of college. She moved 3000 miles away to Maryland where she taught elementary math. Soon up for another adventure, she moved to the UAE to teach at an American-style university. Here she wrote her first book “The Secret Life of Math.” Several math and other books later, she next took on a different writing challenge. This time she researched, interviewed, and penned a nonfiction young adult book. “Women Heroes of the U.S. Army” profiles 14 inspirational women from the country’s earliest days until today. Today Ann is represented by James McGowan at BookEnds Literary and is busy with new adventures, both on the page and off.
More information can be found at www.annmccallumbooks.com
Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers from the American Revolution to Today
Since earliest times, women have served in dangerous and important roles in the U.S. Army. Until recently, much of this service was against the law. After decades of debate, on January 1, 2016, the U.S. military lifted all gender restrictions for women who qualified and met the standard. This book chronicles women throughout history who were already serving in vital Army roles. From the American Revolution to today, these stories highlight the courageous women who blazed a trail for everyone—men and women—in this nation’s Army.
Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds
Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez (Charlesbridge, 2011)
It’s after school. It’s a beautiful day, but you’re stuck inside with a bulging backpack full of homework. There’s no escape … or is there? Could homework ever be actually fun? Especially math homework? Here’s what people are saying about Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds: From Kirkus Reviews: “A yummy way to get parents and kids to more deeply understand math… and spend some time together in the kitchen.”
From ChopChop Magazine: “With lessons/recipes for Fibonacci Snack Sticks and Probability Trail Mix, you’ll eat well and learn something in the process. I know I did.”
From Califon Book Shop, NJ: “In Ann McCallum’s new book, ‘Eat Your Math Homework’ children, along with their parents, will delight in knowing all those math skills will come in handy and that the kitchen is the perfect place to taste test them. With Leeza Hernandez’s wonderful and lively illustrations, this book makes math funny and tasty—no dull knives here.”
More Eat Your Homework books: Eat Your U.S. History Homework and Eat Your Science Homework
Rabbits, Rabbits Everywhere: A Fibonacci Tale
Illustrated by Gideon Kendall (Charlesbridge, 2007)
Rabbits are crunching the cabbages. And munching the beans. Some people blame the wizard on the hill, but what does he have to do with their problem? The town simply has too many rabbits and there are more each day. Can the town hero, the Pied Piper, whisk away the bothersome bunnies? Or is a clear-thinking child the only one who can help? The power of the Fibonacci pattern proves that sometimes you don’t have to pay the piper.
Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant
Illustrated by James Balkovek (Charlesbridge, 2006)
Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds a new friend. But, the friend is a giant who is five times his height! They try to play ball, but the ball is almost as big as Jack. Jack’s games are perfect for him, but are too small for the giant. How can the two ever play together? When Jack invites his new friend home, he realizes how big the problem is. Can a 4-foot boy and a 20-foot giant really be friends?
The Secret Life of Math
Illustrated by Carolyn McIntyre Norton (Williamson, 2005)
Discover how (and why) numbers have survived from the cave dwellers to us! Add to that an even greater question: How is that math was developed in such amazingly similar ways by distant peoples who had no communication with one another?!
In this book, you can: create and use a colorful quipu from Peru take the abacus challenge write and do math using cuneiform and hieroglyphics mark math’s progress with a counting ball and tokens
Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Gold Book of the Year Award