LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE? (illustrated by Giovana Medeiros) has been officially out and about since October 13th, celebrating diversity, math, and the power of storytelling. It was called an "effective, child-led exploration of measurement methods," by Publishers Weekly. The book is published by Charlesbridge, in collaboration with TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Ana Crespo is happiest when surrounded by nature. So, Ana spends her summers traveling around the United States, visiting National Parks, and exploring some of the most beautiful places in America. She usually returns from her trips full of ideas for new stories. Ana considers herself lucky for having a career that allows her to keep her imagination alive way beyond her childhood years. Originally from Brazil, Ana lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region with her husband and kids.
The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story
Illustrated by Nana Gonzalez
Brazilian boy, Felipe, doesn’t own a soccer ball. When it’s his turn to take one to school, he must use a lot of creativity (and a few socks) to solve his problem. Inspired by the childhood stories of the author's father, the book includes animals sounds and words in Portuguese.
My Emotions & Me Series
Illustrated by Erica Sirotich
JP uses his imagination and a cast of adorable make-believe characters to help young readers understand how to navigate their emotions in a fun and positive way. Perfect for ages 2-5, this series combines simple text and bright illustrations, and uses imaginative play to demonstrate problem-solving and self-soothing skills.
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This page was last updated on January 31, 2021.
Virtual Picture Book Club Visit
February 9th at 4pm ET
Join the folks at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA, for a virtual reading and Q&A with Ana Crespo on as she discusses her creative process. Perfect for ages 3-8, but open to all lovers of picture books, writing, and illustration. Order your copy of LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE? here and read along with Ana.
February 25th at 4:30pm MT
Join the folks at Bookbar Denver for a celebration of diversity, math, and the power of storytelling. During this this virtual storytime with Colorado author Ana Crespo, she will read from her new picture book LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE? and go on a virtual trip to Brazil. Click on 'register' to email Marilyn and receive the event access. Order your copy of Lia & Luís here and read along with Ana!
Free SLJ Webcast
Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling! Youth Services librarian Julie Roach (Cambridge Public Library) joins authors Grace Lin and Ana Crespo, editor Alyssa Mito Pusey, and TERC senior scientist Marlene Kliman to discuss how the new Storytelling Math series empowers all readers to see themselves as mathematical thinkers.
Available on IGTV
Join Ana and the folks at Belmont Books, in Belmont, MA, for an introduction to the characters in her new book LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE?. The book features diverse characters, Portuguese words, and a math-related plot. Ana will also do a fun measurement activity. Perfect for kids 2 to 5 years old.
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