Cindy Neuschwander


Cindy Neuschwander is a native Californian, born in San Diego, CA. Her father was a naval officer and later a high school teacher and her mother was a homemaker. She has one younger brother.

Cindy graduated with a BA in International Studies from Willamette University and earned an MA from Stanford University. She has taught all grades in elementary school as well as high school.

In addition to her teaching, Cindy is the author of eight published picture books for children with mathematical themes. She has written:

Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream
Mummy Math
88 Pounds of Tomatoes
The Chocolate Champs
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Cindy began writing books in 1994. She had used math literature with her own classes in the early 1990’s and liked the way students responded to it. She wanted to use more of these books but found there were not many available so she started writing some of her own. Her books are published by Charlesbridge, Henry Holt, and Scholastic. She usually writes one book a year.

When she is not teaching or writing, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family. She has been married to her husband, Bruce, for over 30 years. Their older son, Tim, is a medical doctor working in orthopedic research. Their younger son, Seth, is a college student training to become a firefighter. Cindy and Bruce own three dogs; two Dalmatians and a Gordon Setter. Cindy loves to travel, bike ride, and swim. She and her family are Christians who are active in their local church.

Selected Works

Math Fiction
Mummy Math
Twins Matt and Bibi Zills visit Egypt to find the mummy of an ancient pharaoh.
Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream
“Multiplication is introduced in a simple story about an African-American girl who loves to count.”
--School Library Journal
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Stone
Radius and Vertex search for Edgecalibur, the sword King Arthur has hidden in a geometric solid.