Sunday, April 29, 2012

Marvelous Middle- Grade Monday

Welcome to Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday!  This is a great meme started by Ms. Shannon at, so you should visit her and see the list of all the other blogs that are talking about books that are great for Middle- Graders.  All the cool bloggers are doing it!

This week our pick for MMGM is The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math by Sean Connolly.

We interviewed Mr. Connolly at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia.  You should watch this.

     Did you ever think math was dull and boring?  Well, Sean Connolly changed that.  He made math fun in his book, Perfectly Perilous Math.  In this book he explains problems and makes them very engaging.  He even writes scenarios to describe why you are doing the problem--like escaping vampires or destroying asteroids.
     Connolly even wrote some Totally Irresponsible Science Experiments that are fun for everyone, and they use everyday things.  My personal favorite is the Mentos and cola experiment.

Marsh and Emiline

 Here we are with Ms. Krista, the manager at our FAVORITE bookstore, Little Shop of Stories.  She's the best.  She always has great recommendations for books we need to read.
That's us and Mr. Connolly at Little Shop of Stories.  If you see that he is coming to a bookstore near you then you should go, because he is really fun and does some great experiments.


  1. Sounds like a great book to make math fun. Thanks for sharing it. Loved the pictures too.

  2. Both my kids are not fans of math. They might enjoy this one. Thanks for the suggestion. How awesome that you were able to interview the author!

  3. Yes, I always thought math was dull and boring! We have this book in the bookstore where I work, but I've never picked it up and looked through it. Glad you enjoyed it so much. And how cool that you got to interview the author!

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed my MMGM. Math can be dull and boring, and this book makes it awesome. It was a very fun thing to interview him, and Mr. Connolly is a very, very fun and nice guy.