CHILDREN'S TRADE BOOKS IN MATH

A Selected Bibliography of Available Books to Teach and Reinforce Math Concepts.
Compiled by Dorothy Giroux, Ph.D. & Denise G. Dwyer, Ph.D.

COUNTING AND NUMBER BOOKS

  • Aker, Suzanne. "What Comes in 2's, 3's and 4's?" New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. (ISBN 0-671-79247-4)
  • Anno, Mitsumasa. "Anno's Counting Book". New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (Harper/Collins Pub.) 1975. (ISBN 0-690-01288-8)
  • Aylesworth, Jim. "One Crow A Counting Rhyme". New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1988. (ISBN 0-397-32175-9)
  • Bang, Molly. "Ten, Nine, Eight". New York: Greenwillow Publishers (ISBN 0-688-00906-9); Also available in paperback
  • Blumenthal, Nancy. "Count-a-Saurus". New York: MacMillan Publishing Company/Aladdin Books, 1992. (ISBN 0-689-71633-8)
  • Butler, M. Christina. "Too Many Eggs". Boston, MA: David R. Godine, Publisher Inc., 1988. (ISBN 0-87923-741-4)
  • Carter, David A. "How Many Bugs in a Box?" New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. (ISBN 0-671-64965-5)
  • Clements, Andrew and Johnson, Lonni Sue. "Mother Earth's Counting" Book. Picture Book Studio (distributed in USA by Simon & Schuster), 1992. (ISBN 0-88708-138-X)
  • Demi. "Demi's Count the Animals 1-2-3". New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1986. (ISBN 0-448-18980-1)
  • Falwell, Cathryn. "Feast for 10". New York: Clarion Books, 1993. (ISBN 0-395-62037-6)
  • Friedman, Aileen. "The King's Commissioners". New York, New York: Scholastic Inc. (A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book), 1994. (ISBN 0-590-48989-5)
  • Grossman, Virginia and Long, Sylvia. Ten Little Rabbits. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1991. (ISBN 0-87701-552-X)
  • Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Israel. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1991. (ISBN 0-87614-415-6)
  • Hague, Kathleen. Numbears. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company, 1986. (ISBN 0-8050-1679-1)
  • Hellen, Nancy. The Bus Stop. Shapleigh, ME: Orchard Books, 1988. (ISBN 0-531-05765-8)
  • Hutchins, Pat. 1 Hunter. New York: Mulberry Books, 1982. (ISBN 0-688-06522-8)
  • Kitamura, Satoshi. When Sheep Cannot Sleep: The Counting Book. Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1986.
  • Maestro, Betsy. Harriet Goes to the Circus: A Number Concept Book. New York: Crown, 1977. (ISBN 0-517-55303-1)
  • McGrath, Barbara Barbieri. The M&M's Counting Book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 1994. (ISBN 0-88106-853-5)
  • McMillan, Bruce. Counting Wildflowers. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1986. (ISBN 0-688-02859-4)
  • Micklethwait, Lucy. I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1993. (ISBN 0-688-12640-5)
  • Moerbeek, Kees and Carla Dijs. Six Brave Explorers. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan, 1988. (ISBN 0-8431-2253-6)
  • Pittman, Helena Clare. Counting Jennie. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1994. (ISBN 0-87614-745-7)
  • Pluckrose, Henry. Numbers. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988. (ISBN 0-531-10453-2)
  • Trinca, Rod and Kerry Argent. One Woolly Wombat. New York: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1985. (ISBN 0-916291-00-6)

NUMBER OPERATIONS

  • Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House. New York: Philomel Books, 1982. (ISBN 0-399-20896-8) (addition;subtraction)
  • Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar. New York: Philomel, 1983. (ISBN 0-399-20951-4) (introduces factorials)
  • Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. New York: Clarion Books, 1989. (ISBN 0-395-55701-1)
  • Chwast, Seymour. The 12 Circus Rings. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1993. (ISBN 0-15-200627-3)
  • Dee, Ruby. Two Ways to Count to Ten. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1988. (ISBN 0-8050-1314-8)
  • Ehlert,Lois. Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1990. (ISBN 0-15-228050-2) (reinforces addition) paperback version (ISBN 0-15-228051-0)
  • Gerstein, Mordicai. Roll Over! New York: Crown, 1984. (ISBN 0-517-55209-4) (reinforces subtraction)
  • Giganti, Paul, Jr. Each Orange Had 8 Slices. New York:Greenwillow Books, 1992. (ISBN 0-688-10428-2) (reinforces multiplication)
  • Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang. New York: Greenwillow Publishers, 1986. (ISBN 0-688-05251-7) (reinforces division)
  • Leedy, Loreen, 2 x 2 = Boo! New York: Holiday House, 1995. (ISBN 0-8234-1190-7) (reinforces multiplication)
  • Mathews, Louise. Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies. New York: Scholastic, 1978. (ISBN 0-590-41880-7) (reinforces multiplication)
  • Merriam, Eve. 12 Ways to Get to 11. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN 0-671-75544-7) (addition)
  • Owen, Annie. Annie's One to Ten. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. (ISBN 0-394-82791-0)
  • Pinczes, Elinor J. One Hundred Hungry Ants. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. (ISBN 0-395-63116-5) (division)
  • Pinczes, Elinor J. A Remainder of One. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. (ISBN 0-395-69455-8) (division)
  • Rand, Ann and Rand, Paul. Little 1. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991. (ISBN 0-8109-3558-9)
  • Wise, William. Ten Sly Piranhas. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers,1993. (ISBN 0-8037-1200-6) (counting/subtraction)
  • Zaslavsky, Claudia. Zero: Is It Something? Is It Nothing? New York: Franklin Watts, 1989. (ISBN 0-531-10693-4)

GEOMETRY

  • Burns, Marilyn. The Greedy Triangle. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. (A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book) 1994. (ISBN 0-590-48991-7)
  • Cohen, Don. Calculus By and For Young People (7+)
  • Ehlert, Lois. Color Farm. New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1990. (ISBN 0-397-32440-5) (shapes)
  • Ehlert,Lois. Color Zoo. HarperCollins Publishers, 1989. (ISBN 0-397-32259-3 (shapes, colors)
  • Emberley, Ed. The Wing of a Flea: A Book About Shapes. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1988. (ISBN 0-316-23600-4)
  • Falwell, Cathryn. Shape Space. New York: Clarion Books, 1992. (ISBN 0-395-61305-1)
  • Friedman, Aileen. A Cloak for the Dreamer. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. (A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book), 1994. (ISBN 0-590-48987-9)
  • Froman, Robert. Angles Are As Easy As Pie. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. (ISBN 0-690-00916-X) HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Hoban, Tana. Circles, Triangles and Squares. New York: Macmillan, 1974. (ISBN 0-02744830-4)
  • Hoban, Tana. Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? New York: Greenwillow Books, 1985. (ISBN 0-688-04028-4)
  • Hoban, Tana. Round, Round, Round. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc., 1983. (ISBN 0-590-33364-X)
  • Hoban, Tana. Shapes, Shapes, Shapes. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1986. (ISBN 0-688-05833-7)
  • Hoban, Tana. Spirals, Curves, Fanshapes & Lines. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books, 1992. (ISBN 0-688-11228-5)
  • Paul, Ann Whitford. Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet. HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. (ISBN 0-06-024689-8)
  • Pluckrose, Henry. Capacity. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988. (ISBN 0-531-10547-4)
  • Walter, Marion. Look at Annette. M. Evans & Company, 1977. (ISBN 0-87131-071-6)
  • Walter, Marion. Make A Bigger Puddle, Make a Smaller Worm. M. Evans and Company, 1971. (ISBN 0-87131-073-2)
  • Walter,Marion. The Mirror Puzzle Book. Tarquin Publications, 1988 (ISBN 0-906212-39-1)

$$ MONEY $$

  • Axelrod, Amy. Pigs Will Be Pigs. New York: Four Winds Press, 1994. (ISBN 0-02-765415-X)
  • Hoban, Tana. Twenty-Six Letters and Ninety-Nine Cents. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1987. (ISBN 0-688-06362-4)
  • Leedy, Loreen. The Monster Money Book. New York: Holiday House, 1992. (ISBN 0-8234-0922-8)
  • Maestro, Betsy. The Story of Money. New York: Clarion Books, 1993. (ISBN 0-395-56242-2)
  • Merrill, Jean. The Toothpaste Millionaire. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972.
  • Schwartz, David. If You Made A Million. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989. (ISBN 0-688-07017-5) Also available in paperback from Scholastic Inc. (ISBN 0-590-43608-2)
  • Viorst, Judith. Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. New York: MacMillan, 1980. (ISBN 0-689-71199-9)

LARGE NUMBERS

  • Myers, Bernice. The Millionth Egg. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1991. (ISBN 0-688-09886-X)
  • Schwartz, David. How Much is a Million? New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1985. (ISBN 0-688-04049-7) Also available in paperback from Scholastic Inc. (ISBN 0-590-33966-4)
  • Wells, Robert E. Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman Company, 1993. (ISBN 0-8075-3655-5)

MISC. MATH TOPICS

  • Abbott, Edwin Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Princeton University Press, 1991. (ISBN 0-691-02525-8)
  • Adler, David A. Roman Numerals. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Books/Harper/Collins Publishers, 1977. (ISBN 0-690-01302-7)
  • Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Magic Seeds. New York: Philomel Books, 1995. (ISBN 0-399-22538-2)
  • Barry, David. The Rajah's Rice. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1994. (ISBN 0-7167-6568-3)
  • Birch, David. The King's Chessboard. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1988. (ISBN 0-8037-0365-1)
  • Clement, Rod. Counting on Frank. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1991. (ISBN 0-8368-0960-2)
  • Fisher, Leonard Everett. Number Art: Thirteen 1, 2, 3s from around the world. New York: Four Winds Press, 1982. (ISNB 0-02-735340-4)
  • Hong, Lily Toy. Two of Everything. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman Company, 1993. (ISBN 0-8075-8157-7)
  • Hulme, Joy N. Sea Squares. Hyperion Books for Children, 1991. (ISBN 0-56282-079-6)
  • Jonas, A. Round Trip. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1983. (ISBN 0-590-40956-5)
  • Juster, Norton. The Dot and The Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics. New York: Random House, 1977. (ISBN 0-394-73352-5)
  • Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. New York: Random House, 1972. (ISBN 0-394-82199-8)
  • Kaye, Marilyn. A Day with No Math. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1992. (ISBN 0-15-301037-1)
  • Lasky, Kathryn. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1994. (ISBN 0-316-51526-4)
  • Lumpkin, Beatrice. Senefer. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc. 1992. (ISBN 0-86543-245-7) (story using Egyptian number system)
  • Mahy, Margaret. 17 Kings and 42 Elephants. New York: A Puffin Pied Piper Book, 1990. ISBN 0-14-054597-2 (problem-solving)
  • McMillan, Bruce. Eating Fractions. New York: Scholastic, Inc. 1991. (ISBN 0-590-43770-4)
  • Merrill, Jean. The Pushcart War. New York: Dell Yearling Books, 1987. (ISBN 0-440-47147-8)
  • Mori, Tuyosi. Socrates and the Three Little Pigs. New York: Philomel Books, 1986. (ISBN 0-399-61291-2)
  • Munsch, Robert. Moira's Birthday. Annick, 1987. (ISBN 0-920303-85-4) (reinforces estimation)
  • Myller, Rolf. How Big Is a Foot? New York, NY: A Young Yearling Book, Dell Publishing Co., 1990. (ISBN 0-440-40495-9)
  • Nesbit, E. Melisande. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1989. (ISBN 0-15-253164-5) (exponents and measurement)
  • Pappas, Theoni. Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publishing Tetra, 1991. (ISBN 0-933174-74-8)
  • Phillips, Louis. 263 Brain Busters: Just How Smart Are You Anyway? Viking, 1985. (ISBN 0-670-80412-6)
  • Pittman, Helen Clare. A Grain of Rice. Mamaroneck, New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1986. (ISBN 0-8038-2728-8) (also in paperback: A Bantam Skylark Book, ISBN 0-533-15986-0)
  • Rand, Ted. Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-15-203865-5)
  • Reimer, Luetta and Reimer, Wilbert. Mathematicians Are People, Too, Volume One. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications, 1990. (ISBN 0-86651-509-7) (short biographies of famous mathematicians)
  • Reimer, Luetta and Reimer, Wilbert. Mathematicians Are People, Too. Volume Two. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications, 1995. (ISBN 0-86651-823-1)
  • Sachar, Louis. Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School. New York: Scholastic, 1989. (ISBN 0-590-42416-5)
  • Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. The 329th Friend. New York: Four Winds Press, 1992. (ISBN 0-02-782259-1)
  • Sitomer, Mindel and Sitomer, Harry. How Did Numbers Begin? New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976. (ISBN 0-690-00794-9) Harper/Collins Publishers.
  • Scieszka, Jon and Lane Smith. Math Curse. New York: Viking, 1995. (ISBN 0-670-86194-4)
  • Tompert, Ann. Grandfather Tang's Story. New York: Crown, 1990. (ISBN 0-517-57272-9)
  • Van Der Meer, Ron and Bob Gardner. The Math Kit. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994. (ISBN 0-02-621535-7)
  • White, Laurence B. and Broekel, Ray. Math-A-Magic: Number Tricks for Magicians. Niles, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 1990. (ISBN 0-8075-4994-0)
  • Zimelman, Nathan. How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company, 1992. (ISBN 0-8075-3431-5) (income, expenses, profit)