Math Literature

Math Literature
Mathematics is infused into many stories, and literature selections. Books
with strong math components are great tools for building a child’s
mathematical sense and a love of literature. Books would be a great gift
idea for the holidays.
Authors to Look For:
Marilyn Burns
Tana Hoban
Loreen Leedy
Stuart J. Murphy
Jerry Pallotta
Elinor J. Pinczes
Cindy Neuschwander
David M. Schwartz
Greg Tang
Number Patters and Counting
Two Ways to Count to Ten retold by Ruby Dee
12 Ways to get to 11 by Eve Merriman
26 letter and 99 cents by Tana Hoban
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Voirst
Artic Fives Arrive by Elinor J. Pinczes
A Millions Fish… More or Less by Paricia McKissack
Can You Count Ten Toes? Count to 10 in 10 Different Languages by Lezlie Evans
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Centipede's 100 Shoes by Tony Ross
Counting on Frank by Clement Rod
City by Numbers by Stephen T. Johnson
Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti
Inchworm and A Half by Elinor J. Pinczes
Less Than Zero by Stuart J. Murphy
Math For All Seasons Greg Tang
Millions to Measure by David Schwartz
Missing Mittens Stuart J. Murphy
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Once Upon a Dime by Nancy Kelly Allen
One Hundred Ways to Get to 100 by Jerry Pallotta
Pattern Bugs by Trudy Harris
Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson
Six Foolish Fishermen by Dan San Souci
Twenty is Too Many by Kate Duke
Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale by Ruby Dee
What’s a Pair? What’s A Dozen? by Stephen R. Swinburne
Number Stories and Operations
Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander
Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Anno Masaichiro
Bats on Parade by Kathi Appelt
The Best of Times by Greg Tang
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Equal Shmequal by Virginia Kroll
The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang
The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon by Dayle Ann Dodds
How Hungry Are You? by Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen
If You Hopped Like a Frog by David Schwartz
Mission: Addition by Loreen Leedy
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson
A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
The King's Commissioners by Aileen Friedman
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale by Lily Toy Hong
The Warlord’s Beads by Virginia Walton Pilegard
Place Value
Anno’s Counting Book by Mitaumasa Anno
Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E. Wells
Count to a Million by Jerry Pallotta
A Place for Zero by Angeline Sparagna LoPriesti
Betcha? Stuart J. Murphy
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall is 1000? by Helen Nolan
Apple Fractions by Jerry Pallotta
Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy
Fraction Fun by David Adler
Lulu’s Lemonade by Barbara deRubertis
Data and Chance
Bart’s Amazing Charts by Diana Ochiltree
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Cushman
Probably Pistachio by Stuart J. Murphy
The Art of Shapes for Children and Adults by Margaret Steele and Cindy Estes
A Cloak for a Dreamer by Arlene Friedman
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres by Tana Hoban
Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
If You Look Around You by Fulvio Testa
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Katheryn Lasky
Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong
Sea Squares by Joy N. Hulme
Shapes, Shapes and Shapes by TanaHoban
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
The King’s Chessboard by David Birch
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl
When a Line Bends…. A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
How Big is a Foot? Rolf Myller
Inch by Inch by Leo Lioni
Measuring Penny Loreen Leedy
Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
Reference Frames (Time, Money, Coordinates)
All in One Hour by Susan S. Crummel
Chimp Math: Learning About Time From a Baby Chimpanzee by Ana W. Nagda
The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne L. Williams
Deena’s Lucky Penny by Barbara de Rubertis
A Fly on the Ceiling: A Math Myth by Julie Glass
Follow the Money by Loreen Leedy
The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen
How Much is that Guinea Pig in the Window? by Joanna Rocklin
Pigs on a Blanket by Amy Axelrod
Tell Me What the Time Is by Shirley Wills
Patterns, Sequences, and Algebra Concepts
Grandma’s Button Box by Linda Williams Aber
One Grain of Rice by Demi
Sorting by Henry Pluckrose
The Token Gift by Hugh Williams McKibbon
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle