How Much Is a Million?

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TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. 

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“HOW MUCH IS A MILLION?”
by David M. Schwartz Illustrations by: Steven Kellogg
Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN-13: 978-0688099336

Ever wonder just what a million of something means?  How about a billion?  Or even a trillion?  Well, you do not need to wonder no any longer.  Mathematician David M. Schwartz and illustrator Steven Kellogg join forces to knock complex numbers down to size with some help from Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician.  Delightful illustrations fill this book where numbers become very visible, tangible concepts.  For example, to illustrate how large a number a million is, the book’s pictures show that a tower made of a million kids standing on each other’s shoulders would reach higher than even airplanes can fly in the sky.  It’s a math class you’ll never forget!