Math Related Books


The following list is but a partial listing of children's literature that will fit naturally into the classroom math program. Some are out of print, but check school and public library shelves for copies. Teachers are encouraged to expand this list by adding books their students enjoy and their own personal favorites. See Math Awareness Month (April 6) in the Activities Calendars for math-related weblinks.

Counting books
Anno, Mitsumasa.  Anno's Counting Book.  Crowell, 1977
Baker, Alan.  Gray Rabbit's 1, 2, 3.  Scholastic, 1994
Baker, Keith.  Potato Joe.  Harcourt, 2008
Bang, Molly.  Ten, Nine, Eight.  Greenwillow, 1983
Bowen, Betsy.  Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book.  Little, Brown, 1995
Brooks, Alan.  Frogs Jump.  Illus. by Steven Kellogg.  Scholastic, 1996
Browne, Anthony.  One Gorilla: A Counting Book.  Candlewick, 2013
Carlstrom, Nancy White.  Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear.  Illus. by Bruce Degen.  Simon & Schuster, 1996 (also
Cave, Kathryn.  One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book.  Photos by Gisele Wulfsohn.  Henry Holt,
Charles, Faustin (Comp.).  A Caribbean Counting Book.  Illus. by Roberta Arenson.  Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Cotton, Katie.  Counting Lions.  Illus. by Stephen Walton.  Candlewick, 2015
Crews, Donald.  Ten Black Dots.  Greenwillow, 1986
Cronin, Doreen.  Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure.  Illus. by Betsy Lewin.  Atheneum, 2006
Dunrea, Olivier.  Deep Down Underground.  Macmillan, 1989
Edwards, Pamela Duncan.  ROAR! A Noisy Counting Book.  Illus. by Henry Cole.  HarperCollins, 2000
Ehlert, Lois.  Fish Eyes.  Harcourt, 1990
Falwell, Cathryn.  Turtle Splash!  Greenwillow, 2001
Falwell, Cathryn.  Feast for 10.  Clarion, 1993
Feelings, Muriel.  Moja Means One.  Illus. by Tom Feelings.  Dial, 1971
Fleming, Denise.  Count!  Henry Holt, 1992
Freymann, Saxton & Elffers, Joost.  One Lonely Sea Horse.  Scholastic, 2000
Geisert, Arthur.  Pigs from 1 to 10.  Houghton Mifflin, 1992
Giganti, Paul, Jr.  How Many Snails?  Illus. by Donald Crews.  Greenwillow, 1988
Gorbachev, Valeri.  Christopher Counting.  Philomel, 2008
Himmelman, John.  10 Little Hot Dogs.  Marshall Cavendish, 2010
Hutchins, Pat.  Ten Red Apples.  Greenwillow, 2000
Krans, Kim.  1 2 3 Dream.  Random House, 2016
Lesser, Carolyn.  Spots: Counting Creatures from Sky to Sea.  Illus. by Laura Regan.  Harcourt, 1999
Lessac, Frané.  Island Counting 1 2 3.  Candlewick, 2005
Lindbergh, Reeve.  The Midnight Farm.  Illus. Susan Jeffers.  Dial, 1987
Lobel, Anita.  One Lighthouse, One Moon.  Greenwillow, 2000
Long, Ethan.  One Drowsy Dragon.  Orchard, 2010
MacCarthy, Patricia.  Ocean Parade.  Dial, 1990
MacDonald, Margaret Read & Taibah, Nadia Jameel (retold).  How Many Donkeys?: An Arabic Counting Tale.
Illus. by Carol Liddiment.  Albert Whitman, 2009
MacDonald, Suse.  Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash!: Counting Round and Round.  Little Simon, 2007
Martin, Bill, Jr. & Sampson, Michael.  Chicka Chicka 1 2 3.  Illus. by Lois Ehlert.  Simon & Schuster, 2004
Marzolo, Jean.  Ten Cats Have Hats.  Illus. by David McPhail.  Scholastic, 1994
Marzollo, Jean.  Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20.  Illus. by Chad Phillips.  Holiday House, 2011.
Michelson, Richard.  Ten Times Better.  Illus. by Leonard Baskin.  Marshall Cavendish, 2000 (also multiples of 10)
Mora, Pat.  Uno, Dos, Tres; One, Two, Three.  Illus. by Barbara Lavallee.  Clarion, 1996
Morales, Yuyi.  Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book.  Chronicle, 2003
Moss, Lloyd.  Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin.  Illus. by Marjorie Priceman.  Simon & Schuster, 1995
Murphy, Stuart J.  Every Buddy Counts.  Illus. by Fiona Dunbar.  HarperCollins, 1997
Noonan, Julia.  Mouse By Mouse: A Counting Adventure.  Dutton, 2003
Owens, Mary Beth.  Counting Cranes.  Little, Brown, 1993
Parker, Kim.  Counting in the Garden.  Orchard, 2005
Pomeroy, Diana.  One Potato.  Harcourt, 1996
Rankin, Laura.  The Handmade Counting Book.  Dial, 1998
Rayner, Mary.  One By One: Garth Pig's Counting Song.  Dutton, 1994
Rose, Deborah Lee.  One Nighttime Sea.  Illus. by Steve Jenkins.  Scholastic, 2003
Saul, Carol P.  Barn Cat.  Illus. by Mary Azarian.  Little, Brown, 1998
Shahan, Sherry.  Cool Cats Counting.  Illus. by Paula Barragán.  August House, 2005
Shea, Pegi Deitz & Weill, Cynthia.  Ten Mice for Tet.  Illus. by To Ngoc Trang.  Chronicle, 2003
Sierra, Judy.  Counting Crocodiles.  Illus. by Will Hillenbrand.  Harcourt, Brace, 1997
Singer, Marilyn.  City Lullaby.  Illus. by Carll Sneut.  Clarion, 2008
Sturges, Philemon.  Ten Flashing Fireflies.  Illus. by Anna Vojtech.  North-South, 1995
Tafuri, Nancy.  The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book.  Simon & Schuster, 2009
Thong, Roseanne.  One Is a Drummer.  Illus. by Grace Lin.  Chronicle, 2004
Trinca, Rod & Argent, Kerry.  One Woolly Wombat.  Kane/Miller, 1985
Wallwork, Amanda.  No Dodos.  Scholastic, 1993
Walsh, Ellen Stoll.  Mouse Count.  Harcourt, 1991
Weeks, Sarah.  Counting Ovejas.  Illus. by David Diaz.  Atheneum, 2006
Wells, Rosemary.  Max Counts His Chickens.  Viking, 2007
Winter, Jeanette.  Josefina.  Harcourt, 1996
Wolff, Ashley.  Baby Bear Counts One.  Beach Lane, 2013
Wood, Audrey.  Ten Little Fish.  Illus. by Bruce Wood.  Scholastic, 2004
Ziefert, Harriet.  Rockheads!  Illus. by Todd McKie.  Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Anno, Mitsumasa & Masaichiro.  Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar.  Philomel, 1983 (multiplication)
Brown, Ruth.  Ten Seeds.  Knopf, 2001 (subtraction)
Cleary, Brian P.  The Action of Subtraction.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  Millbrook, 2006
Cleary, Brian P.  The Mission of Addition.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  Millbrook, 2005
Dale, Penny.  Ten Out of Bed.  Candlewick, 1994 (subtraction)
Duke, Kate.  One Guinea Pig is Not Enough.  Dutton, 1998 (addition, counting)
Duke, Kate.  Twenty is Too Many.  Dutton, 2000 (subtraction)
Dunbar, Joyce.  Ten Little Mice.  Illus. by Maria Majewski.  Harcourt, 1992 (subtraction)
Franco, Betsy.  Double Play: Monkeying Around with Addition.  Illus. by Doug Cushman.  Tricycle Press, 2011.
Gr. 1-3. (addition, doubling)
Gackenbach, Dick.  A Bag Full of Pups.  Clarion, 1983 (subtraction)
Giganti, Paul, Jr.  Each Orange Had Eight Slices.  Illus. by Donald Crews.  Greenwillow, 1992 (addition,
Hulme, Joy.  Counting by Kangaroos.  Illus. by Betsy Scheld.  Freeman, 1995 (multiplication)
Hulme, Joy.  Sea Squares.  Hyperion, 1991 (multiplication)
Hutchins, Pat.  The Doorbell Rang.  Greenwillow, 1986 (division)
Jonas, Ann.  SPLASH!  Greenwillow, 1995 (addition, subtraction)
LaRochelle, David.  1 + 1 = 5: And Other Unlikely Additions.  Illus. by Brenda Sexton.  Sterling, 2010
Leedy, Loreen.  2 x 2 = Boo!: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories.  Holiday House, 1995
Leedy, Loreen.  Mission Addition.  Holiday House, 1997
Leedy, Loreen.  Subtraction Action.  Holiday House, 2000
Lewin, Betsy.  Cat Count.  Henry Holt, 2003 (addition, counting)
Marzollo, Jean.  Help Me Learn Addition.  Illus. by Chad Phillips.  Holiday House, 2012
Merriam, Eve.  12 Ways to Get to 11.  Illus. by Bernie Karlin.  Simon & Schuster, 1993 (addition)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do!  Illus. by Kevin O'Malley.  HarperCollins, 1996 (multiplication)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Divide and Ride.  Illus. by George Ulrich.  HarperCollins, 1997 (division)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Elevator Magic.  Illus. by G. Brian Karas.  HarperCollins, 1997 (subtraction)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Animals on Board.  Illus. by R.W. Alley.  HarperCollins, 1998 (addition)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Monster Musical Chairs.  Illus. by Scott Nash.  HarperCollins, 2001 (subtraction)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Shark Swimathon.  Illus. by Lynne Cravath.  HarperCollins, 2001 (subtraction)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Mall Mania.  Illus. by Renee Andriani.  HarperCollins, 2006. (addition strategies)
Nagda, Ann Whitehead.  Cheetah Math: Learning about Division from Baby Cheetahs.  Henry Holt, 2007
Nagda, Ann Whitehead.  Panda Math: Learning about Subtraction from Hua Mei and Mei Sheng.  Henry Holt, 2005
Napoli, Donna Jo & Tchen, Richard.  Corkscrew Counts: A Story about Multiplication.  Illus. by Anna Currey.
Henry Holt, 2008
Neuschwander, Cindy.  Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream: A Mathematical Story.  Illus. by Liza Woodruff.
Scholastic, 1998 (multiplication)
Pinczes, Elinor J.  One Hundred Hungry Ants.  Illus. by Bonnie Mackain.  Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Pinczes, Elinor J.  A Remainder of One.  Illus. by Bonnie Mackain.  Houghton Mifflin, 1995 (division)
Reiser, Lynn.  Ten Puppies.  Greenwillow, 2003 (addition)
Sayre, April Pulley & Sayre, Jeff.  One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab.  Illus. by Randy Cecil.  Candlewick, 2003 (addition,
multiplication, counting)
Stills, Caroline.  Mice Mischief: Math Facts in Action.  Illus. by Judith Rossell.  Holiday House, 2014.  Gr. K-2. (addition) Tang, Greg.  The Best of Times.  Illus. by Harry Briggs.  Scholastic, 2002 (multiplication)
Walton, Rick.  One More Bunny.  Illus. by Paige Miglio.  HarperCollins, 2000
Wise, William.  Ten Sly Piranhas.  Illus. by Victoria Chess.  Dial, 1993 (subtraction)

Carle, Eric.  10 Little Rubber Ducks.  HarperCollins, 2005
Loredo, Elizabeth.  Giant Steps.  Illus. by Barry Root.  Putnam, 2004
Mahy, Margaret.  The Seven Chinese Brothers.  Illus. by Jean & Mou-sien Tseng.  Scholastic, 1990
Mathews, Louise.  Cluck One.  Illus. by Jeni Bassett.  Dodd, Mead, 1982
May, Eleanor.  Albert the Muffin-Maker.  Illus. by Deborah Melmon.  Kane, 2014
Murphy, Stuart J.  Henry the Fourth.  Illus. by Scott Nash.  HarperCollins, 1999
Roberts, Bethany & Hubbell, Patricia.  Eleven Elephants Going Up!  Illus. by Minh Uong.  Whispering Coyote Press,
Rose, Deborah Lee.  The Twelve Days of Kindergarten.  Illus. by Carey Armstrong-Ellis.  Abrams, 2003
Rylant, Cynthia.  Birthday Presents.  Illus. by Sucie Stevenson.  Orchard, 1987
Young, Ed.  Seven Blind Mice.  Philomel, 1992.

Adler, David A.  Working with Fractions.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2007
Adler, David A.  Fraction Fun.  Illus. by Nancy Tobin.  Holiday House, 1996
Calvert, Pam.  Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin.  Illus. by Wayne Geehan.  Charlesbridge, 2006
Cleary, Brian P.  A Fraction's Goal - Parts of a Whole.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  Millbrook, 2011
Dodds, Dayle Ann.  Full House: An Invitation to Fractions.  Illus. by Abby Carter.  Candlewick, 2007
Leedy, Loreen.  Fraction Action.  Holiday House, 1994
McMillan, Bruce.  Eating Fractions.  Scholastic, 1991
Mills, Claudia.  Fractions = Trouble!  Illus. by G. Brian Karas.  Henry Holt, 2011
Murphy, Stuart J.  Give Me Half!  Illus. by G. Brian Karas.  HarperCollins, 1996
Murphy, Stuart J.  Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!  Illus. by Kevin O’Malley.  HarperCollins, 1999
Nagda, Ann Whitehead & Bickel, Cindy.  Polar Bear Math: Learning about Fractions from Klondike and Snow.
Henry Holt, 2004
Napoli, Donna Jo.  The Wishing Club: A Story about Fractions.  Illus. by Anna Currey.  Henry Holt, 2007
Pallotta, Jerry.  Apple Fractions.  Illus. by Rob Bolster.  Cartwheel/ Scholastic, 2003
Souders, Taryn.  Whole-y Cow!: Fractions Are Fun.  Illus. by Tatjiana Mai-Wyss.  Sleeping Bear Press, 2010

Adler, David A.  Circles.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2016
Adler, David A.  Triangles.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2014
Adler, David A.  Shape Up!: Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons.  Illus. by Nancy Tobin.  Holiday House, 2000
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs on the Ball: Fun with Math and Sports.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Simon & Schuster, 1998
Baker, Alan.  Brown Rabbit's Shape Book.  Kingfisher, 1994
Baranski, Joan Sullivan.  Round Is a Pancake.  Illus. by Yu-Mei Han.  Dutton, 2001
Barnett, Mac.  Triangle.  Illus. by Jon Klassen.  Candlewick, 2017
Burns, Marilyn.  The Greedy Triangle.  Illus. by Gordon Silveria.  Scholastic, 1995
Cleary, Brian P.  Windows, Rings, and Grapes--A Look at Different Shapes.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  Millbrook, 2009
Dodds, Dayle Ann.  The Shape of Things.  Illus. by Julie Lacome.  Candlewick, 1994
Dotlich, Rebecca Kai.  What Is Square?  Photos by Maria Ferrari. Harper, 1999. Also What Is Round? (1999)
Ehlert, Lois.  Color Zoo.  Lippincott, 1989. Also Color Farm (1990)
Ehlert, Lois.  Circus.  HarperCollins, 1992
Falwell, Cathryn.  Shape Capers.  Greenwillow, 2007
Fleming, Denise.  Go, Shapes, Go!  Beach Lane, 2014.  Gr. Pre-1
Greene, Rhonda Gowler.  When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins.  Illus. by James Kaczman.  Houghton Mifflin, 1997
Hesselberth, Joyce.  Shape Shift.  Henry Holt, 2015
Hoban, Tana.  Circles, Triangles and Squares.  Macmillan, 1974
Hoban, Tana.  Shapes, Shapes, Shapes.  Greenwillow, 1986
Hoban, Tana.  Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres.  Greenwillow, 2000
Light, Steve.  Have You Seen My Monster?  Candlewick, 2015
Long, Ethan.  The Wing Wing Brothers Geometry Palooza!  Holiday House, 2014.  Gr. K-3
MacDonald, Suse.  Shape by Shape.  Little Simon, 2009
Murphy, Stuart J.  Circus Shapes.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  HarperCollins, 1998
Murphy, Stuart J.  Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes.  Illus. by Remy Simard.  HarperCollins, 2001
Murray, Diana.  City Shapes.  Illus. by Bryan Collier.  Little, Brown, 2016
Nagel, Karen.  Shapes That Roll.  Blue Apple, 2009
Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and the First Round Table.  Illus. by Wayne Geehan.  Charlesbridge, 1999
Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland.  Illus. by Wayne Geehan.
Charlesbridge, 2001
Pallotta, Jerry.  Icky Bug Shapes.  Illus. by Shennen Bersani.  Scholastic, 2004
Pilegard, Virginia Walton.  The Warlord’s Puzzle.  Illus. by Nicolas Debon.  Pelican, 2000 (tangrams)
Schoonmaker, Elizabeth.  Square Cat.  Aladdin, 2011. Gr. K-2
Thong, Roseanna Greenfield.  Round is a Tortilla.  Illus. by John Parra.  Chronicle, 2013
Thong, Roseanne.  Round Is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes.  Illus. by Grace Lin.  Chronicle, 2001
Tompert, Ann.  Grandfather Tang's Story.  Illus. by Robert Andrew Parker.  Crown, 1990 (tangrams)
Walsh, Ellen Stoll.  Mouse Shapes.  Harcourt, 2007

Adams, Barbara J.  The Go-Around Dollar.  Illus. by Joyce A. Zarins.  Four Winds, 1992
Adler, David A.  Prices! Prices! Prices!: Why They Go Up and Down.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2015
Adler, David A.  Money Madness.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2009
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Four Winds, 1994
Baylor, Byrd.  The Table Where Rich People Sit.  Illus. by Peter Parnall.  Scribners, 1994
Brisson, Pat.  Benny's Pennies.  Illus. by Bob Barner.  Dell, 1993
Carlson, Nancy.  Start Saving, Henry!  Viking, 2009
Chinn, Karen.  Sam and the Lucky Money.  Illus. by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu.  Lee & Low, 1995
Clements, Andrew.  Lunch Money.  Simon & Schuster, 2005
Cosby, Bill.  Money Troubles.  Illus. by Varnette P. Honeywood.  Cartwheel/Scholasic, 1998
Gill, Shelley & Tobola, Deborah.  The Big Buck Adventure.  Illus. by Grace Lin.  Charlesbridge, 2000
Glass, Julie.  A Dollar for Penny (Step into Reading, 2).  Illus. by Joy Allen.  Random House, 2000
Greene, Stephanie.  Owen Foote, Money Man.  Illus. by Martha Weston.  Clarion, 2000
Hoban, Lillian.  Arthur's Christmas Cookies.  Harper & Row, 1972 (also operations)
Hoban, Lillian.  Arthur's Honey Bear.  Harper & Row, 1974
Hoban, Lillian.  Arthur's Funny Money.  Harper & Row, 1981 (also fractions, operations)
Hoban, Russell.  A Bargain for Frances.  Illus. by Lillian Hoban.  Harper & Row, 1970
Jenkins, Emily.  Lemonade in Winter: A Book about Two Kids Counting Money.  Illus. by G. Brian Karas.
Schwartz & Wade, 2012
Johnson, D.B.  Henry Hikes to Fitchburg.  Houghton Mifflin, 2000 (also measurement, addition)
Leedy, Loreen.  Follow the Money!  Holiday House, 2002
Leedy, Loreen.  The Monster Money Book.  Holiday House, 1992
McMillan, Bruce.  Jelly Beans for Sale.  Scholastic, 1996
Mollel, Tololwa M.  My Rows and Piles of Coins.  Illus. by E.B. Lewis.  Clarion, 1999
Murphy, Stuart J.  The Penny Pot.  Illus. by Lynne Cravath.  HarperCollins, 1998
Murphy, Stuart J.  Sluggers' Car Wash.  Illus. by Barney Saltzberg.  HarperCollins, 2002
Robinson, Elizabeth Keeler.  Making Cents.  Illus. by Bob McMahon.  Ten Speed Press, 2008
Schwartz, David M.  If You Made a Million.  Illus. by Steven Kellogg.  Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989
Scott, Elaine.  Dollars & Sense: A Kid's Guide to Using - Not Losing - Money.  Illus. by David Clark.
Charlesbridge, 2016
Siegel, Randy.  One Proud Penny.  Illus. by Serge Bloch.  Roaring Brook, 2017
Stewart, Sarah.  The Money Tree.  Illus. by David Small.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991
Sun, Chyng Feng.  Mama Bear.  Illus. by Lolly Robinson.  Houghton Mifflin, 1994
Viorst, Judith.  Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.  Illus. by Ray Cruz.  Atheneum, 1978
Wells, Rosemary.  Bunny Money.  Dial, 1997
Williams, Rozanne.  The Coin Counting Book.  Charlesbridge, 2001
Worth, Bonnie.  One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money.  Illus. by Aristides Ruiz.  Random
House, 2008
Zimelman, Nathan.  How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty.  Illus. by Bill Slavin.
Whitman, 1992

Adler, David A.  How Tall, How Short, How Faraway.  Illus. by Nancy Tobin.  Holiday House, 1999
Aliki.  My Feet.  HarperCollins, 1990
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Simon & Schuster,
Barner, Bob.  Ants Rule: The Long and Short of It.  Holiday House, 2017
Briggs, Raymond.  Jim and the Beanstalk.  Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1970
Carle, Eric.  The Grouchy Ladybug.  Crowell, 1977
Cleary, Brian P.  How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  First Avenue, 2009
Cleary, Brian P.  On the Scale, A Weighty Tale.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  Millbrook, 2010
DuQuette, Keith.  Hotel Animal.  Viking, 1994
Florian, Douglas.  A Pig Is Big.  Greenwillow, 2000
Hightower, Susan.  Twelve Snails to One Lizard.  Illus. by Matt Novak.  Simon & Schuster, 1997
Hoban, Tana.  Is It Larger? Is It Smaller?  Greenwillow, 1985
Kalan, Robert.  Blue Sea.  Illus. by Donald Crews.  Greenwillow, 1979
Leedy, Loreen.  Big, Small, Short, Tall.  Holiday House, 1987
Leedy, Loreen.  Measuring Penny.  Holiday House, 1998
Lionni, Leo.  Inch By Inch.  Astor-Honor, 1960
Miller, Ned.  Emmett's Snowball.  Illus. by Susan Guevera.  Henry Holt, 1990
Murphy, Stuart J.  The Best Bug Parade.  Illus. by Holly Keller.  HarperCollins, 1996
Murphy, Stuart J.  Super Sand Castle Saturday.  Illus. by Julia Gorton.  HarperCollins, 1999
Murphy, Stuart J.  Room for Ripley.  Illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom.  HarperCollins, 1999 (capacity)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Polly's Pen Pal.  Illus. by Remy Simard.  HarperCollins, 2005 (metrics)
Myller, Rolf.  How Big Is a Foot?  Yearling, 1991
Pinczes, Elinor.  Inchworm and a Half.  Illus. by Randall Enos.  Houghton Mifflin, 2000 (also fractions)
Schwartz, David M.  Millions to Measure.  Illus. by Steven Kellogg.  HarperCollins, 2003
Smith, David J.  If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers.  Illus. by Steve Adams.
Kids Can Press, 2014. (scale)
Sweeney, Joan.  Me and the Measure of Things.  Illus. by Annette Cable.  Crown, 2001

Clock Time

Appelt, Kathi.  Bats Around the Clock.  Illus. by Melissa Sweet.  HarperCollins, 2000
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs on a Blanket: Fun with Math and Time.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Simon & Schuster, 1996
Aylesworth, Jim.  The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock.  Illus. by Eileen Christelow.  Atheneum, 1990
Baker, Alan.  Brown Rabbit's Day.  Kingfisher, 1995
Carle, Eric.  The Grouchy Ladybug.  Crowell, 1977
Chast, Roz.  Around the Clock!  Atheneum, 2015
Hopkins, Lee Bennett.  It's About Time!  Illus. by Matt Novak.  Simon & Schuster, 1993 (poetry)
Jenkins, Steve.  Just a Second.  Houghton Mifflin, 2011
McKee, David.  School Bus Comes at Eight O'Clock.  Hyperion, 1994
McMillan, Bruce.  Time To....  Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989
Merriam, Eve.  Train Leaves the Station.  Illus. by Dale Gottlieb.  Henry Holt, 1992
Murphy, Stuart J.  Get Up and Go!  Illus. by Diane Greenseid.  HarperCollins, 1996 (timelines)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Game Time!  Illus. by Cynthia Jabar.  HarperCollins, 2001
Pinto, Sara.  Clockwise: A Time-Telling Tale.  Bloomsbury, 2006
Rathmann, Peggy.  10 Minutes Till Bedtime.  Putnam, 1998 (also counting)
Turner, Gwenda.  Once Upon a TIME.  Viking Kestrel, 1990
Wood, Audrey.  It's Duffy Time!  Illus. by Don Wood.  Blue Sky/Scholastic, 2012
Days of the Week
Burton, Marilee.  My Best Shoes.  Illus. by James Ransome.  Tambourine, 1994
Carle, Eric.  Today Is Monday.  Philomel, 1993
Carle, Eric.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Philomel, 1969
de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk.  May I Bring a Friend?  Illus. by Beni Montresor.  Atheneum, 1964
Hanson, Warren.  It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones!  Illus. by Tricia Tusa.  Beach Lane, 2013
Hooper, Patricia.  How the Sky's Housekeeper Wore Her Scarves.  Illus. by Susan Roth.  Little, Brown, 1995
Huntington, Amy.  One Monday.  Orchard, 2001
Johnson, Dinah.  Sunday Week.  Illus. by Tyrone Geter.  Henry Holt, 1999
Kachenmeister, Cherryl.  On Monday When It Rained.  Photos by Tom Berthiaume.  Houghton Mifflin, 1989
Levine, Arthur.  Monday Is One Day.  Illus. by Julian Hector.  Scholastic, 2011
Ward, Cindy.  Cookie's Week.  Illus. by Tomie dePaola.  Putnam, 1988
Young, Ed.  Seven Blind Mice.  Philomel, 1992
Borden, Louise.  Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens.  Illus. by Lillian Hoban.  Scholastic, 1989
Bruel, Nick.  A Wonderful Year.  Roaring Brook, 2015
Carlstrom, Nancy White.  How Do You Say It Today, Jesse Bear?  Illus. by Bruce Degen.  Macmillan, 1992
Cash, Megan Montague.  What Makes the Seasons?  Viking, 2003
Clifton, Lucille.  Everett Anderson's Year.  Holt, 1974
Dragonwagon, Crescent.  Alligators and Others All Year Long.  Illus. by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey.  Macmillan,
Gerstein, Mordicai.  The Story of May.  HarperCollins, 1993
Gibbons, Gail.  The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree.  Harcourt, 1984
Gibbons, Gail.  The Reasons for the Seasons.  Holiday House, 1995
Hague, Kathleen.  Calendarbears.  Illus. by Michael Hague.  Henry Holt, 1997
Hopkins, Lee Bennett (Sel.).  Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems.  Illus. by David Diaz.  McElderry, 2010 (poetry)
Kandoian, Ellen.  Molly's Seasons.  Cobblehill/Dutton, 1992
Katz, Karen.  Twelve Hats for Lena.  McElderry, 2005
Kennedy, Frances.  The Pickle Patch Bathtub.  Illus. by Sheila Aldridge.  Tricycle Press, 2004
Lionni, Leo.  A Busy Year.  Knopf, 1992
Lionni, Leo.  Mouse Days.  Pantheon, 1980
Lin, Grace & McKneally, Ranida.  Our Seasons.  Illus. by Grace Lin. Charlesbridge, 2006
Murphy, Stuart J.  Pepper’s Journal.  Illus. by Marsha Winborn.  HarperCollins, 2000
Paul, Ann Whitford.  The Seasons Sewn.  Illus. by Michael McCurdy.  Harcourt, 1996 (also geometric shapes)
Roca, Nuria.  Spring.  Barron's, 2004.  Also: Summer, Fall, Winter
Rockwell, Anne.  Four Seasons Make a Year.  Illus. by Megan Halsey.  Walker, 2004
Roth, Susan.  My Love for You All Year Round.  Dial, 2003
Schulman, Janet.  A Bunny for All Seasons.  Illus. by Meilo So.  Knopf, 2003
Sendak, Maurice.  Chicken Soup with Rice.  Harper & Row, 1962
Shields, Carol Diggery.  Month by Month: A Year Goes Round.  Illus. by True Kelley.  Dutton, 1998
Winnick, Karen B.  A Year Goes Round: Poems for the Months.  Wordsong, 2001 (poetry)
Wolff, Ashley.  When Lucy Goes Out Walking: A Puppy's First Year.  Henry Holt, 2009
Time Zones/Time around the World
Adler, David A.  Time Zones.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2010
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs on the Move: Fun with Math and Travel.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Simon & Schuster, 1999
Anno, Mitsumasa, et al.  All in a Day.  Philomel, 1986
Kandoian, Elaine.  Is Anybody Up?  Putnam, 1989
Kandoian, Elaine.  Under the Sun.  Putnam, 1987
Omololu, Cynthia Jaynes.  When It's Six O'Clock in San Francisco: A Trip through Time Zones.  Illus. by Randy
DuBurke.  Clarion, 2009.
Perrin, Clotilde.  At the Same Moment Around the World.  Chronicle, 2014
Schuett, Stacey.  Somewhere in the World Right Now.  Knopf, 1995
Singer, Marilyn.  Nine O'Clock Lullaby.  Illus. by Frane Lessac.  HarperCollins, 1991
Singer, Marilyn.  On the Same Day in March.  Illus. by Frane Lessac.  HarperCollins, 2000

Sorting, Classification
Ahlberg, Janet and Allan.  The Baby's Catalogue.  Little, Brown, 1982
Anno, Mitsumasa.  Anno's Flea Market.  Philomel, 1984
Baker, Alan.  Gray Rabbit's Odd One Out.  Kingfisher, 1995
Butler, Dorothy.  My Brown Bear Barney.  Illus. by Elizabeth Fuller.  Greenwillow,1988
Carlson, Nancy.  Harriet's Halloween Candy.  Carolrhoda, 1982
Geringer, Laura.  A Three Hat Day.  Illus. by Arnold Lobel.  Harper & Row, 1985
Murphy, Stuart J.  Dave’s Down-to-Earth Rock Shop.  Illus. by Cat Bowman Smith.  HarperCollins, 2000
Murphy, Stuart J.  3 Little Firefighters.  Illus. by Bernice Lum.  HarperCollins, 2003
Reid, Margarette.  The Button Box.  Illus. by Sarah Chamberlain.  Dutton, 1990
Reid, Margarette.  A String of Beads.  Illus. by Ashley Wolff.  Dutton, 1997
Smith, William Jay.  Ho for a Hat!  Illus. by Lynn Munsinger.  Joy Street/Little, 1989
Winthrop, Elizabeth.  Shoes.  Illus. by William Joyce.  Harper & Row, 1986

Songs, Chants, Rhymes, Poems, Riddles
Christelow, Eileen.  Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.  Clarion, 1989.  Also: Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Dunn, Opal.  Number Rhymes: Tens and Teens.  Illus. by Hannah Shaw.  Frances Lincoln, 2010
Esbensen, Barbara Juster.  Echoes for the Eye: Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature.  Illus. by Helen K. Davie.
HarperCollins, 1996.
Holub, Joan.  Riddle-iculous Math.  Illus. by Regan Dunnick.  Albert Whitman, 2003
Hopkins, Lee Bennett.  Marvelous Math.  Illus. by Karen Barbour.  Simon & Schuster, 1996. (poetry)
Jones, Carol.  This Old Man.  Houghton Mifflin, 1990
Keats, Ezra Jack.  Over in the Meadow.  Four Winds, 1971
Lewis, J. Patrick.  Arithme-tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes.  Illus. by Frank Remkiewicz.  Harcourt,
Raffi.  Five Little Ducks.  Illus. by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey.  Crown, 1989
Sandburg, Carl.  Arithmetic.  Illus. by Ted Rand.  Harcourt, 1993 (poem)
Tang, Greg.  The Grapes of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles.  Illus. by Harry Briggs.  Scholastic, 2001
Tang, Greg.  Math for All Seasons.  Illus. by Harry Briggs.  Scholastic, 2002
Tang, Greg.  Math-terpieces.  Illus. by Greg Paprocki.  Scholastic, 2003
Tang, Greg.  Math Appeal.  Illus. by Harry Briggs.  Scholastic, 2003
Tang, Greg.  Math Fables.  Illus. by Heather Cahoon.  Scholastic, 2004
Tang, Greg.  Math Potatoes.  Illus. by Harry Briggs.  Scholastic, 2005
Tang, Greg.  Math Fables Too.  Illus. by Tara Morley.  Scholastic, 2007
Wadsworth, Olive.  Over in the Meadow.  Illus. by David A. Carter.  Scholastic, 1992

Miscellaneous topics
Adbge, Emma.  Outdoor Math: Fun Activities for Every Season.  Kids Can Press, 2016. (multiple concepts)
Adler, David A.  Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2011
Adler, David A.  Mystery Math: A First Look at Algebra.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2011
Adler, David A.  Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions.  Illus. by Edward Miller.
Holiday House, 2012
Adler, David A.  Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House,
Adler, David A.  Let's Estimate: A Book about Estimating and Rounding Numbers..  Illus. by Edward Miller.
Holiday House, 2017
Adler, David A.  Place Value.  Illus. by Edward Miller.  Holiday House, 2016
Aker, Suzanne.  What Comes in 2's, 3's, & 4's?  Illus. by Bernie Karlin.  Simon & Schuster, 1990
Aldridge, Josephine H.  The Pocket Book.  Illus. by Rene K. Moreno.  Simon & Schuster, 1994 (shapes, counting, size,
Anno, Mitsumasa.  Anno's Math Games.  Philomel, 1987.  Also: Anno's Math Games II (1989) and
Anno's Math Games III (1991) (multiple concepts)
Anno.  Anno's Magic Seeds.  Philomel, 1995
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs Go to Market: Fun with Math and Shopping.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Simon & Schuster,
Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs at Odds: Fun with Math and Games.  Illus. by Sharon McGinley-Nally.  Simon Schuster, 2000
Banks, Kate.  Max's Math.  Illus. by Boris Kulikov.  Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. (multiple concepts)
Beil, Karen Magnuson.  Mooove Over!: A Book about Counting by Twos.  Illus. by Paul Meisel.  Holiday House, 2004
Campbell, Sarah C.  Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature.  Photos by Sarah C. Campbell & Richard P.
Campbell.  Boyds Mills, 2010 (Fibonacci sequence)
Cleary, Brian P.  A-B-A-B-A: A Book of Pattern Play.  Illus. by Brian Gable.  Millbrook, 2010 (patterns)
Clement, Rod.  Counting on Frank.  Gareth Stevens, 1991 (estimation)
D'Agnese, Joseph.  Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci.  Illus. by John O'Brien.  Henry Holt, 2010 (biography)
Dee, Ruby.  Two Ways to Count to Ten.  Illus. by Susan Meddaugh.  Henry Holt, 1988 (counting by 2's)
Demi.  One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale.  Scholastic, 1997 (doubling, large numbers)
Einhorn, Edward.  A Very Improbable Story.  Illus. by Adam Gustavson.  Charlesbridge, 2008 (probability)
Ellis, Julie.  What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?  Illus. by Phyllis Hornung.  Charlesbridge, 2004 (Pythagoran theorem)
Franco, Betsy.  Double Play!: Monkeying around with Addition.  Illus. by Doug Cushman.  Tricycle Press, 2011
Geisert, Arthur.  Roman Numerals I to MM.  Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Gifford, Scott.  Piece=Part=Portion: Fractions=Decimals=Percents.  Illus. Shmuel Thaler.  Tricycle Press, 2003
Goldstone, Bruce.  That's a Possibility!: A Book about What Might Happen.  Henry Holt, 2013. (probability)
Goldstone, Bruce.  Great Estimations.  Henry Holt, 2006. (estimation)
Gravett, Emily.  The Rabbit Problem.  Simon & Schuster, 2010 (Fibonacci numbers)
Harris, Trudy.  Tally Cat Keeps Track.  Illus. by Andrew N. Harris.  Millbrook, 2010 (tallying)
Harshman, Marc.  Only One.  Illus. by Barbara Garrison.  Cobblehill, 1993 (large numbers)
Hassett, Ann.  Too Many Frogs!  Illus. by John Hassett.  Houghton Mifflin, 2011. (counting by 10s)
Heiligman, Deborah.  The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos.  Illus. by Leuyen Pham.
Roaring Brook, 2013. (biography of a mathematician)
Holub, Joan.  Zero the Hero.  Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld.  Henry Holt, 2012. (place-holding, addition, subtraction)
Horton, Joan.  Math Attack!  Illus. by Kyrsten Brooker.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009 (math symbols, multiplication)
Hulm, Joy.  Wild Fibonacci: Nature's Secret Code Revealed.  Illus. by Carol Schwartz.  Tricycle Press, 2005 (Fibonacci
Kasza, Keiko.  The Wolf's Chicken Stew.  Putnam, 1987 (concept of hundred)
Kroll, Virginia L.  Equal Shmequal.  Illus. by Philomena O'Neill.  Charlesbridge, 2005 (concept of "equal")
Leedy, Loreen.  Seeing Symmetry.  Holiday House, 2012
Leedy, Loreen.  Missing Math: A Number Mystery.  Marshall Cavendish, 2008 (real world math)
Lester, Alison.  Clive Eats Alligators.  Houghton Mifflin, 1986  Also: Rosie Sips Spiders (1989), Tessa Snaps Snakes
(1991), When Frank Was Four (1996), Celeste Sails to Spain (1999), and Ernie Dances the Didgeridoo (2001) (problem solving)
MacDonald, Suse & Oakes, Bill.  Numblers.  Dial, 1988 (visual perception, numerals)
Mahy, Margaret.  17 Kings and 42 Elephants.  Illus. by Patricia MacCarthy.  Dial, 1987 (problem solving)
McCallum, Ann.  Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere: A Fibonacci Tale.  Illus. by Gideon Kendall.  Charlesbridge, 2007
McKissack, Patricia.  A Million Fish...More or Less.  Illus. by Dena Schutzer.  Knopf, 1992 (place value; story problems;
measurement; concepts of hundred, thousand, million, half)
McMillan, Bruce.  One, Two, One Pair!  Scholastic, 1991. (concept of "pair")
Medearis, Angela Shelf.  Picking Peas for a Penny.  Illus. by Charles Shaw.  State House Press, 1990 (counting,
money, counting by 10's)
Menotti, Andrea.  How Many Jelly Beans?  Illus. by Yancey Labat.  Chronicle, 2012. (large numbers)
Messner, Kate.  Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree.  Illus. by Simona Mulazzani.
Chronicle, 2015. (doubling))
Murphy, Stuart J.  A Pair of Socks.  Illus. by Lois Ehlert.  HarperCollins, 1996 (matching)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Ready, Set, Hop!  Illus. by Jon Buller.  HarperCollins, 1996 (equations)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Just Enough Carrots.  Illus. by Frank Remkiewicz.  HarperCollins, 1997 (comparing amounts)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Betcha!  Illus. by S.D. Schindler.  HarperCollins, 1997 (estimation)
Murphy, Stuart J.  The Best Vacation Ever.  Illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott.  HarperCollins, 1997 (data collection)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Lemonade for Sale.  Illus. by Tricia Tusa.  HarperCollins, 1998 (bar graphs)
Murphy, Stuart J.  A Fair Bear Share.  Illus. by John Speirs.  HarperCollins, 1998 (regrouping)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Spunky Monkey on Parade.  Illus. by Lynne Cravath.  HarperCollins, 1999 (counting by 2s, 3s, & 4s)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom!  Illus. by Chris Demarest.  HarperCollins, 2000 (patterns)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Let’s Fly a Kite.  Illus. by Brian Floca.  HarperCollins, 2000 (symmetry)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Missing Mittens.  Illus. by G. Brian Karas.  HarperCollins, 2001 (odd and even numbers)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Probably Pistachio.  Illus. by Marsha Winborn.  HarperCollins, 2001 (probability)
Murphy, Stuart J.  The Grizzly Gazette.  Illus. by Steve Bjorkman.  HarperCollins. 2002 (percentages)
Murphy, Stuart J.  The Sundae Scoop.  Illus. by Cynthia Jabar.  HarperCollins, 2002 (combinations)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Less Than Zero.  Illus. by Frank Remkiewicz.  HarperCollins, 2003 (negative numbers)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Coyotes All Around.  Illus. by Steve Bjorkman.  HarperCollins, 2003 (rounding)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Earth Day--Hooray!  Illus. by Renee Andriani.  HarperCollins, 2004 (place value)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Tally O'Malley.  Illus. by Cynthia Jabar.  HarperCollins, 2004 (tallying)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Leaping Lizards.  Illus. by JoAnn Andinolfi.  HarperCollins, 2005 (counting by 5s and 10s)
Murphy, Stuart J.  More or Less.  Illus. by David T. Wenzel.  HarperCollins, 2005 (comparing numbers)
Murphy, Stuart J.  Hamster Champs.  HarperCollins, 2005 (measuring angles)
Nagda, Ann Whitehead & Bickel, Cindy.  Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger.  Henry Holt, 2000
Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.  Illus. by Wayne Geehan.  Charlesbridge, 1999 (pi)
Nozaki, Akihiro & Anno, Mitsumasa.  Anno's Hat Tricks.  Philomel, 1985 (probability, logic)
Packard, Edward.  Big Numbers: and Pictures That Show Just How Big They Are!  Illus. by Sal Murdocca.  Millbrook,
Ross, Tony.  Centipede’s 100 Shoes.  Henry Holt, 2003 (multiple operations)
Ryan, Pam Munoz.  One Hundred is a Family.  Illus. by Benrei Huang.  Hyperion, 1994
Schlein, Miriam.  More Than One.  Illus. by Donald Crews.  Greenwillow, 1996
Schwartz, David M.  How Much Is a Million?  Illus. by Steven Kellogg.  Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1986 (large numbers)
Schwartz, David M.  G is for Googol.  Illus. by Marissa Moss.  Tricycle Press, 1998
Schwartz, David M.  If You Hopped Like a Frog.  Illus. by James Warhola.  Scholastic, 1999 (ratio and proportion)
Schwartz, David M.  On Beyond a Million.  Illus. by Paul Meisel.  Bantam, 1999 (large numbers)
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane.  Math Curse.  Viking, 1995. (multiple concepts)
Sloat, Teri.  From One to One Hundred.  Dutton, 1991 (large numbers)
Thompson, Lauren.  One Riddle, One Answer.  Illus. by Linda S. Wingerter.  Scholastic, 2001 (problem solving)
Ziefert, Harriet.  A Dozen Dozens.  Illus. by Chris Demarest.  Viking, 1998


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