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Children’s publication from UW alumni Narita, Kaufman named a 2019 Mathical Honor Book

March 21, 2019

A publication from UW-Madison alumni Katherine Palaces Narita and Suzanne Kaufman — “100 Bugs! A Counting Book” — was named a 2019 Mathical Honor Book.

Narita, who authored the book, earned her master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1997, after earning her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and sociology in 1995. 

100 Bugs book coverKaufman, who illustrated the book, earned her undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1994. 

The Mathical awards are hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics, and the Children’s Book Council. They seek to recognize outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction for youth ages 2-18.

Targeted towards Pre-K children, “100 Bugs! A Counting Book” teaches kids 10 different ways to count to 10, reaching 100 by the end of the story. Narita and Kaufman’s book is part look-and-find and part learning experience, leading to a fun and educational reading for younger children. 

Read Mathical Book's press release here.