Books by David M. Schwartz

ROTTEN PUMPKIN by David M. Schwartz
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An ecology lesson, an inspiration for readers' theater—or a compelling read all on its own. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is a beloved tradition, but all too soon, that gourd falls prey to a host of scary, gross and unbelievably fascinating creatures. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For students as well as independent readers or browsers, this is a treat. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Eleven species that hide in the wild are described in poems, photographed in their natural habitat and revealed behind gatefolds, which, when opened, also include additional information. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Aimed at slightly more advanced readers than Noelle Oliver's Twilight Hunt (August 2007), this also features a wider range of creatures, from fawns and a coyote to a flounder and a crab spider. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Not only do science and poetry blend nicely in this introduction to camouflage, but even sharp-eyed viewers will have trouble picking out the single small animals perched on similarly patterned backgrounds in Kuhn's nature photographs. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Math didn't used to be this much fun—it's almost unfair. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
For his newest exercise in math without tears—unless you count tears of laughter—Schwartz invites readers to imagine how much food a dog the size of a T. rex would eat, how big the Earth would be if the Moon were a marble, how long a tongue would be if taste buds were as big as rose buds and similar ramifications for germs the size of gerbils, hair as thick as spaghetti, kayaks the size of cruise ships, a submarine sandwich as big as a submarine and more. Read full book review >
MILLIONS TO MEASURE by David M. Schwartz
Released: March 1, 2003

"The Schwartz-Kellogg team has got it right again: this should be part of every professional's collection. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician returns, this time tackling measurement, in this latest installment of the winning "millions" series (If You Made a Million, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >
G IS FOR GOOGOL by David M. Schwartz
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"Despite a few disputes'some say it is indeed possible to create a Klein bottle—and some too-brief definitions, this overview convinces readers that math is pervasive, inescapable, huge—and never just egghead territory. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Readers who have so far successfully resisted the math curse will find themselves deftly ensorcelled by this alphabetic tally of mathematics concepts. Read full book review >
HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? by Steven Kellogg
Released: May 17, 1985

"This isn't much of an arithmetic lesson, but as an exercise in imagining, it gets a boost from Kellogg, whose pictures always seem to be bursting with stars and extravagance and punctuation-marked wonder."
We all know a million is lots, and we all have trouble visualizing how much. Read full book review >