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How Much Is a Million?: 10/31/15
In April 2011, David M. Schwartz and I sat at the same table at a lunch organized by Pam of Bookalicious (and now a literary agent). Over the course of the lunch, he and my son got to talking about math and that led into his picture book, How Much is a Million?
The book introduces the concept of one million to children. It uses children standing on shoulders, the time needed to count to a million, the number of goldfish and finally the stars in the book, to illustrate a million — and to extend on to larger numbers like a billion and a trillion.
For children interested in numbers, How Much is a Million is a good introduction to orders of magnitude.