Below is a list of all the books I discuss in my blog posts.
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Alznauer, Amy. The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanuja. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2020. [Illustrated by Daniel Miyares] More from Alznauer here.
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Magic Seeds. New York City, NY: Philomel Books, 1995. [Illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno]
Atinuke. Baby Goes to Market. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick press, 2017. [Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank]
Baker, Keith. 1-2-3 Peas.San Diego, California:Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, 2012. [Illustrated by Keith Baker]
Burns, Marilyn. The Greedy Triangle. New York City, NY: Scholastic, 1994. [Illustrated by Gordon Silveria]
Calvert, Pam. The Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2006.
Cox, Judy. Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. New York: Holiday House, 2017.
Danielson, Christopher. Common Core Math for Parents for Dummies. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
Danielson, Christopher. How Many? A Counting Book. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2018 (Shapes book AND Teacher Guide)
Danielson, Christopher. Which One Doesn’t Belong. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2016 (Shapes book AND Teacher Guide)
Demi. One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale. New York City, NY: Scholastic Press, 1997.
DK Children Publishers. Amazing Visual Math. New York, NY: DK Publishing, 2014.
Fox, Mem. Let’s Count Goats. San Diego, CA:Beach Lane Books, 2010. [Illustrated by Jan Thomas]
Fradkin, Sasha and Bishop, Allison. Funville Adventures. Natural Math, 2017.
Ghahremani, Susie. Stack the Cats. New York City, NY: Abrams Appleseed, 2017.
Harper, Dan. Telling Time with Big Mama Cat. New York: Harcourt, 1998.
Harshman, Marc. Only One. Cobblehill Books; 1st edition (May 1, 1993)
Hoban, Tana. Shapes, Shapes, Shapes. New York City, NY: Greenwillow Books, 1986.
Hoban Tana. So Many Circles, So Many Squares. New York City, NY:Greenwillow Books, 1998.
Hoban, Tana. Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres. New York City, NY: Greenwillow Books, 2000.
Hong, Lily Toy. Two of Everything. Chicago, IL: Albert Whitman & Company, 1993.
Hopgood, Tim. Walter’s Wonderful Web. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 1996. [Illustrated by Tim Hopgood]
Hosford, Kate. Infinity and Me. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2012.
Kleber, Dori. More-igami. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick press, 2016.
LaRochelle, David. 1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions. Sterling, 2010.
Limentani, Alison. How much does a ladybug weigh? . Boxer Books (2016.
Mansfield, Andy & Thomas Flintham. One Lonely Fish. New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2017.
Menotti, Andrea. How Many Jelly Beans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers. San Francisco, CA. Chronicle Books, 2012.
McCallum, Ann. Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry minds. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2011.
McElligott, Matthew. Bean Thirteen. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books: New York, 2007.
McElligott, Matthew. The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating it, Too. New York: Walker and Co., 2009.
McNamara, Margaret. How many seeds in a pumpkin? New York: Schwartz & Wade, 2007.
Otoshi, Kathryn. One. San Rafael, California: KO Kids Books, 2008.
Pappas, Theoni. The Joy of Mathematics: Discovering Mathematics All Around You. World Wide Publishing (2nd edition), 1993.
Pinczes, Elinor J. A Remainder of One . Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers, 1995.
Rosenfeld, Malke and Gordon Hamilton Socks are like Pants, Cats are like Dogs, Cary, NC: Delta Stream Media, 2016.
Santat, Dan. Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Cookie Fiasco. New York: Disney-Hyperion., 2016.
Sayre, April Pulley. One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab. A Counting by Feet book. United Kingdom: Walker Books Ltd, 2004.
Schwartz, David M. G is for Googol. Berkeley, California: Random House, 1998.
Schwartz, David M. How much is a Million? New York: HarperCollins, 2004. [original publication, 1985]
Schlein, Miriam. More than One, New York City, NY: Greenwillow Books, 1996.
Schwartz, David M. If You Hopped Like A Frog. New York: Scholastic Press, 1999.
Tolbert, Ann. Grandfather Tang’s Story Decorah, IA: Dragonfly Books, 1990.
Usbourne. Illustrated Elementary Math Dictionary. Tulsa, OK: EDC, 2010.
Weltman, Ann. This is Not a Math Book: A Smart Art Activity Book . Kane Miller, 2015.[Originally published in England by Ivy Kids in 2015].
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