Books by Ann Whitehead Nagda

KEVIN KEEPS UP by Ann Whitehead Nagda
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a winning protagonist and an enjoyable cast of characters, Kevin's story makes for a fresh and entertaining chapter book likely to please transitioning readers and give children with ADHD a character to whom they can easily relate. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A boy who just can't stay on track finds himself facing his biggest challenge ever. Read full book review >
THE VALENTINE CAT by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"Jenny's emotional upheaval and schoolwork travails are entirely realistic and sympathetic, and Munchkin is a fully realized character that kids will root for, along with Jenny. (Fiction. 7-10)"
As Valentine's Day approaches in Mrs. Steele's fourth-grade classroom, Jenny finds herself preoccupied with a looming catastrophe of her own: Little brother Toby's asthma has forced the eviction of her beloved cat. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT CAT-SITTER by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"On the whole, a delightfully realistic early-chapter book that will be welcomed by fans of the first three. (Fiction 7-11)"
This fourth book about the fourth-graders in Mrs. Steele's class finds Rana rushing off with her family just before the Christmas holiday to take care of her grandfather who's had a heart attack in India. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A great addition to both the math and wild-animal conservation bookshelves. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Nagda once again illustrates the many uses of mathematics in the real world in her latest zoo title. Read full book review >
TARANTULA POWER! by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers who are ready for a new challenge after Jigsaw Jones will find this a comfortable fit. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Fourth-grader Richard is paired up with bully Kevin on a science project. Read full book review >
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A great text for elementary teachers and parents to share with their young mathematicians. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fascinating facts about baby pandas combined with a math lesson make this ideal for parents and teachers alike. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The fraction lessons are presented on opposing pages so they can be incorporated into the story or ignored. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Bickel, a veterinary assistant at the Denver Zoo, and Nagda team up again for some animal math in this charming account of two abandoned polar bear cubs. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Great for a future Jane Goodall and a wonderful teaching tool for elementary teachers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this peek into the care of zoo babies, readers will learn not only about chimpanzees, but will also reinforce their math skills. Read full book review >
SNAKE CHARMER by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"When will these pictures show the son of a computer programmer or a scientist? (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Exotic and down-to-earth at the same time, this scrapbook of images of a family whose father and grandfather practice the ancient art of snake charming intrigues visually and textually. Read full book review >
DEAR WHISKERS by Ann Whitehead Nagda
FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Roth plants smiling, natural-looking people into everyday settings, perfectly capturing this episode's relaxed, uncontrived atmosphere. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Nagda (Tiger Territory: A Story of the Chitwan Valley, 1999) offers middle readers a taste of the pleasures and rewards of helping others. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A delightful way to learn math. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A true story of a baby tiger's brush with death from starvation is an opportunity for learning about graphs. T.J., a Siberian Tiger born at the Denver Zoo, stopped eating after the sudden death of his mother. Read full book review >