# Maths - Text Ideas

## @ Snapshot Learning

**Disclaimer - **This is my personalised list of texts. My purpose for developing this list was to deepen my understanding of rich text and support my teaching of English, History, Geography, Science and Maths. This list isn't a definitive list and may not be accurate.

Also it doesn't reflect the opinions or judgements of my employer.

I would love you to add to this list, so please email/inbox me your suggestions.

**Referenced -** "Suggested Texts for the English K–10 Syllabus", Christine Fraser's "Books and More Books for Key English Concepts", Lizzie Chase's book lists, Guide to Using Picture Books in Geography K–10, Guide to Using Picture Books in History K–10, online blogs and professional fb group posts. - **Shellie Tancred**

## Number Sense

100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days - Bruce Goldstone

365 Penguins - Jean-Luc Fromental

Big Numbers: And Pictures that Show Just How Big They Are! - Edward Packard

Can You Count to a Googol? - Robert E. Wells

Dinosaur Deals - Stuart Murphy (equivalent values)

How Big is It? - Ben Hillman (large numbers)

How Many Candles? - Helen Griffith

How Much is a Million? - David Schwartz

If You Made a Million - David Schwartz

Less Than Zero, Stuart Murphy

Little Numbers: And Pictures that Show Just How Little They Are! - Edward Packard

A Million Dots - Andrew Clements

On Beyond a Million - David Schwartz

Zero the Hero - Joan Holub

Zero: Is It Something? Is It Nothing? - Claudia Zaslavsky

Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree - Betsy Franco

## Addition

Uno's Garden - Graeme Base

365 Penguins - Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - Dr. Seuss

The Great Pet Sale - Mick Inkpen

Hardworking Puppies - Lynn Reiser

Leaping Lizards - Stuart Murphy

Safari Park - Stuart Murphy

One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab - April Pulley Sayre & Jeff Sayre

The Sundae Scoop - Stuart Murphy

## Division

The Doorbell Rang - Pat Hutchins

Henry’s 100 Days of Kindergarten - Nancy Carlson

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear - Audrey, Don Wood

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! - Mo Willems

Safari Park - Stuart Murphy

Two Greedy Bears - Mirra Ginsburg

A Remainder of One - Elinor J. Pinczes

Divide and Ride - Stuart J. Murphy

## Subtraction

Dora’s Chicks - Julie Sykes

Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping - Eileen Christelow

Hardworking Puppies - Lynn Reiser

One Frog Sang - Shirley Parenteau

If You Were a Minus Sign a Math Fun series book by Trisha Shaskin

Safari Park - Stuart Murphy

The Shopping Basket - John Burmingham

Ten Sly Piranhas A Counting Story in Reverse - William Wise

Six Chicks - Henrietta Branford

The Hershey's Kisses Subtraction Book - Jerry Pallotta

Monster Musical Chairs A Math Start series book - Stuart Murphy

Elevator Magic - a Math Start series book - Stuart Murphy

Ten Little Beasties - Rebecca Emberley

Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons - Mick Inkpen

One Less Fish Kim - Michelle Toft

## Multiplication

365 Penguins - Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet

The Doorbell Rang - Pat Hutchins

Leaping Lizards - Stuart Murphy

Uno's Garden - Graeme Base

Spaghetti and Meatballs For All - Marilyn Burns

Too Many Kangaroo Things To Do! - Stuart J. Murphy

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris - Leigh Hobbs

Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream - A Mathematical Story - Cindy Neuschwander

One Hundred Hungry Ants Elinor J. Pinczes

Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book - Paul Giganti, Jr.

The Rabbit Problem - Emily Gravett

The Lion’s Share - Matt McElligot

2 X 2 = Boo! A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories - Loreen Leedy

Multiplying Menace - The Revenge of Rumpelstiltkskin - Pam Calvert

365 Penguins - Jean-Luc Fromental

The Best of Times - Math Strategies That Multiply - Greg Tang

One Grain of Rice - A Mathematical Folktale - Demi

The Grapes of Math - Mind-Stretching Math Riddles - Greg Tang

Now...for My Next Number! - Songs for Multiplying Fun - Margaret Park

The King's Commissioners - Aileen Friedman & Susan Guevara

Too Many Kangaroo Things To Do! - Stuart Murphy

The King's Chessboard - David Birch

7x9=Trouble! - Claudia Mill

Math Attack! - Joan Horton

## Counting

Olivia Counts - Ian Falconer

Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek - Eileen Christelow

Follow the line - Laura Ljungkvist

One Bear at Bedtime - Mick Inkpen

One Frog Sang - Shirley Parenteau

One Gorilla - Atsuko Morozumi

One Hundred Days of Cool - Stuart Murphy

The Shopping Basket - John Burmingham

Ten Apples Up On Top - Theo LeSieg

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

City by Numbers - Stephen Johnson

Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure - Doreen Cronin

Chicka Chicka 123 - Bill Martin & Michael Sampson

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten - Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Potato Joe - Keith Baker

Five Creatures - Emily Jenkins and Tomek Bogacki

My Little Sister Ate One Hare - Bill Grossman

One Hundred Hungry Ants - Elinor Pinczes & Bonnie Mackain

Teeth, Tails, and Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book - Christopher Wormell

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book - Yuyi Morales

Ten Black Dots - Donald Crews

How Many Bugs in a Box? - A Pop-Up Counting Book - David Carter

Let's Count to 100! - Masayuki Sebe

My Granny Went to Market - A Round-the-World-Counting Rhyme - Stella Blackstone

One Frog Sang - Shirley Parenteau

10 Little Penguins, Jean-Luc Fromental

Anno's Counting Book -Mitsumasa Anno

Anno's Counting House - Mitsumasa Anno

Apple Countdown - Joan Holub

The April Rabbits - David Cleveland

Art 123 - Stefano Zuffi

The Button Box - Margarette Reid

Changes, Changes - Pat Hutchins

Count and See - Tana Hoban

Grandma's Button Box - Linda Williams Aber

How Many Candles? - Helen Griffith

How Many Feet in the Bed? - Diana Hamm

How Many Snails? - Paul Giganti

In My Garden - Ward Schumaker

Is It Larger, Is It Smaller - Tana Hoban

Little Quack's Hide and Seek - Lauren Thompson

Icky Bug Counting Book - Jerry Pallotta

In My Garden - Ward Schumaker

The M&M's Counting Book, - Barbara Barbieri McGrath

Monster Math - Grace Maccarone

Monster Math - Ann Miranda

Nine Ducks Nine - Sarah Hayes

One is a Snail Ten is a Crab - April Pulley Sayre

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, James Dean

Press Here, Herve Tullet (counting, position-Kinder standard)

Seaweed Soup, Stuart Murphy (matching sets)

Ten Little Elvi - Laura Henson

Ten Little Fish - Audrey Wood

What Comes in 2's, 3's, & 4's, - Suzanne Aker

What's a Pair? What's a Dozen? - Stephen Swinburne

100 Things - Masayuki Sebe

Equal Shmequal - Virginia Kroll

Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu - Dayle Ann Dodds

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons - Eric Litwin

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? - Varsha Bajaj

Ten Apples Up On Top! - Dr Seuss

One Bear Lost - Karen Hayles and Jenny Jones

Little Quack's Hide and Seek - Lauren Thompson

Friends You Can Count On - Debbie Tipuna

How Many Kisses Good Night - Jean Monrad Thomas

My Māori Numbers - Tracy Duncan

Next Please - Ernst Jandl and Norman Junge

Nigel's Numberless World - Lucy Coats

Mice Mischief - Caroline Stills

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - Dr. Seuss

The Follow the Line series - Laura Ljungkvist

Countablock - Christopher Franceschelli

## Even and Odd Numbers

My Even Day - Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed

One Odd Day - Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed

Ocean Counting, - Jerry Pallotta

## Fractions

The Doorbell Rang - Pat Hutchins

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear - Audrey, Don Wood

Apple Fractions - Jerry Pallotta

Half a Slice of Bread and Butter - Peter Durkin

Give Me Half! - Stuart J. Murphy

Wholey Cow: Fractions Are Fun - Taryn Souder

Pizza Counting - Christina Dobson

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents - David Adler

Fraction Action - Loreen Leedy

Piece = Part = Portion - Scott Gifford

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Book - Jerry Pallotta

Fraction Fun - David Adler & Nancy Tobin

Working With Fractions - David Adler

The Lion's Share - Matthew McElligot

Full House: An Invitation to Fractions - Dayle Ann Dodd

Polar Bear Math - Ann Nagd

Jump, Kangaroo, Jump - Stuart Murphy

Go Fractions - Judith Stamper

The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions - Donna Jo Napol

## Ordinal Numbers

10 Rubber Ducks - Eric Carle

20 Hungry Piggies - Trudy Harris

Me First! - Michael Escoffier

The First Day of Winter - Denise Fleming

Ten Little Caterpillars - Bill Martin, Jr.

## Size

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird - Eric Carle

The Blue Balloon - Mick Inkpen

Hop! Plop! - Corey Schwartz

A House for Birdie - Stuart Murphy

Just Teenie - Susan Meddaugh

Tall - Jez Alborough

Titch - Pat Hutchins

Watch Out Big Bro’s Coming! - Jez Alborough

Who Sank The Boat? - Pamela Allen

Big! - Tim Hopgood

Small, Medium, Large - Emily Jenkins

Just Teenie - Susan Meddaugh

## Measurement

Counting on Frank - Rod Clement

The Dragon's Scales -

Good Morning, Good Night - Erin Devlin

Diary of a Baby Wombat - Jackie French

Ernest - Catherine Rayner

Tall - Jez Alborough

Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney

How Big is Big? - Gretel Watson

Little Giant - Simone Lia

Time to Sleep - Annemarie Florian

Twice My Size - Adrian Mitchell

How Big was A Dinosaur? - Anna Milbourne

How Deep is The Sea? - Anna Milbourne

How High is The Sky? - Anna Milbourne

Counting on Frank - Rod Clement

The Warlord's Alarm - Virginia Walton Pilegard

The Warlord's Messengers - Virginia Walton Pilegard

How big is it? A Book All About Bigness - Ben Hillman

How fast is it? A Zippy Book All About Speed - Ben Hillman

How strong is it? A Mighty Book All About Strength - Ben Hillman

## Time

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird - Eric Carle

Cluck O’Clock - Kes Gray

Five Minutes Peace - Jill Murphy

My Grandmother’s Clock - Geraldine McCaughrean

One Hundred Days of Cool - Stuart Murphy

What Time is it Mr Crocodile? - Judy Sierra

Diary Of A Worm Doreen Cronin

While You Are Sleeping - Durga Bernhard

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird - Eric Carle

Cluck O’clock - Kes Gray

A Second Is A Hiccup - Hazel Hutchins

Just a Second - Steve Jenkins

Five Minutes’ Peace - Jill Murphy

## Area-Perimeter

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! - Marilyn Burns

Ernest - Catherine Rayner

## Geometry

The Secret Birthday Message - Eric Carle

The Wing On a Flea - Ed Emberley

Seeing Symmetry - Loreen Leedy

Shapes - Patrick George

Square Cat - Elizabeth Schoonmaker

The Shape of My Heart - Mark Sperring

Mouse Shapes - Ellen Stoll Walsh

Measurement Counting on Frank - Rod Clement

Jim and the Beanstalk - Raymond Briggs

A Lion in The Night - Pamela Allen

Nanny Mihi’s Treasure Hunt - Melanie Drewery

Pepetuna - Denise Whitmore

All About Where - Tana Hoban

The Amazing Book of Shapes: Explore Math Through Shapes, Patterns - Lydia Sharman

Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes - Stuart J. Murphy

A Cloak for the Dreamer - Aileen Friedman

Changes, Changes - Pat Hutchins

Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres - Tana Hoban

Grandfather Tang's Story - Ann Tompert

The Greedy Triangle - Marilyn Burns

Hamster Champs - Stuart Murphy

Icky Bug Shapes - Jerry Pallotta

If You Were a Polygon - Marcie Aboff

If You Were a Quadrilateral - Molly Blaisdell

The Incredibly Awesome Box - Joanne Rocklin

A Light in the Attic (poem, “Shapes”) - Shel Silverstein

The Magic Mirror Book - Marion Walter

Magic Mirror Tricks - Marion Walter

Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry - Cindy Neuschwander

The Secret Birthday Message - Eric Carle

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes - Tana Hoban

The Silly Story of Goldie Locks and the Three Squares - Grace Maccarone

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi - Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table - Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland - Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter - Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone - Cindy Neuschwander

So Many Circles, So Many Squares - Tana Hoban

I Spy Shapes in Art - Lucy Micklethwait

Square Cat - Elizabeth Schoonmaker

Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes - Grace Maccarone

The Village of Round and Square Houses - Ann Grifalconi

When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins - Rhonda Greene

Zachary Zormer, Shape Transformer - Joanne Reisberg

Zoom - Istvan Banyai

Re-Zoom - Istvan Banyai

A Cloak For The Dreamer - Aileen Friedman

Food for Thought -The Complete Book of Concept for Growing Minds - Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers

Icky Bug Shapes -Jerry Pallotta

Shape by Shape - Suse MacDonald

When a Line Bends a Shape Begins - Rhoda Gowler Greene

If You Were a Polygon Math Fun Series - Marcie Abof

Tyrannosaurus Math - Michelle Markel

Round Is a Mooncake - A Book of Shapes - Roseanne Thong

The Warlord's Puzzle - Virginia Walton Pilegard

Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes - Stuart Murphy

## Combo

Mr Archimedes Bath - Pamela Allen (water depth)

Five Creatures - Emily Jenkins (sets)

The Doorbell Rang - Pat Hutchins (fractions)

Nesta and the Missing Zero - Julie Leibrich

Math Curse - Jon Scieszka

Missing Math - A Number Mystery - Loreen Leedy

The number Devil: A mathematical Adventure - Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Murderous Maths Numbers: The Key to The Universe - Kjartan Poskitt

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar - Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno

Big Numbers - Mary and John Gribbin

A Story of Natural Numbers - David Demant

Fibonacci’s Cows - Ray Galvin

If The World Was a Village: A Book About The World’s People - David J. Smith

World Watch

Henry’s Map - David Elliot

The Hueys in None the Number - Oliver Jeffers

Nesta and The Missing Zero - Julie Leibrich

Eat Your Math Homework - Ann McCallum

City Numbers - Joanne Schwartz

## Probability, Data Analysis, Graphs, Statistics

Pigs at Odds - Amy Axelrod

Probably Pistachio - Stuart J. Murphy

Socrates and the Three Little Pigs - Mitsumasa Anno

A Very Improbable Story - Edward Einhorn

Uno’s Garden - Graeme Base

Tell Me If You Like - Gérard Gréverand

Lemonade For Sale - Stuart J. Murphy

It's Probably Penny - Loreen Leedy

That's a Possibility - A Book about What Might Happen - Bruce Goldstone