Friends Beyond Measure kids' picture book

Winner of the Mathical Prize 2024

Most Empowering Picture Books of 2023, Kirkus Reviews

Best Board & Picture Books of 2023, Chicago Public Library

2023’s Best Science Books For Kids, NPR's Science Friday

Fanfare 2023, The Horn Book

★ “A uniquely told story that will delight all readers.” - School Library Journal
★ “A loving tale inventively and informatively told.” - Kirkus Reviews
★ “Fisher’s infographics will have readers lingering over the pages ” - The Horn Book
★ “a friendship story chronicled through charts, graphs, and maps” - Publishers Weekly
“An entirely original mode of storytelling” - American Library Associaton's Booklist
“A double whammy for classroom use.” - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Ana and Harwin’s friendship has been off the charts since day one! But when Harwin learns her family is moving away, the two aren't sure how their friendship can survive. See how their friend-o-meters calibrate in this imaginative, heartwarming story by New York Times infographics contributor Lalena Fisher.

In Friends Beyond Measure, Ana explores her feelings and experiences with colorful hand-drawn maps, diagrams, graphs, and charts! From how to make fairy tea to the neurodiverse friends’ planned world exploration, every page is filled with delicious details for the reader to pore over. And the book includes backmatter on the types of graphs and suggestions for readers to create charts of their own.

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ISBN: 978-0-06-321052-3

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TEACHING GUIDES created by the Early Math Project can be found here.

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Other press and praise:

Named to the CCBC Choices 2024 list

2024 Texas 2x2 Reading List, Texas Library Association

Named to the School Library Journal Fuse 8 list of 2023 Math Books for Kids

Named one of 35 Exceptional New Picture Books by Imagination Soup

Featured on the statewide NPR radio program Texas Standard

Lalena was interviewed by Nightingale and SCBWI

Reviewed by Madison Public Library and Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California

Recommended by author Don Tate to the 2023 Picture Book Picks: Kidlit Creators' Faves of the Year list

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