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Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci: 03/04/14
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci by Joseph D'Agnese is a picture book biography of the twelfth century mathematician, Fibonacci. His father's work in customs gave Leonardo of Pisa access to the mathematics of east, including the number 0 and the Hindu/Arabic numbers we now use.
Although much isn't known of the mathematician's life, D'Agnese uses his work to flush out a possible (but not known for sure) life. John O'Brien's illustrations also bring to life the Fibonacci's study of numbers.
For children interested in mathematics, it's a good introduction to its history and to one of its well known names. It also has a positive message about sticking to one's passion even if teased.
Recommended by BCNU @ WPL