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Writer's Room => Picture Books (PB) => Topic started by: Alison A on March 07, 2012, 07:05 AM

Hi all,
I'm speaking at a elementary educators event (PreK, K, 1st, 2nd grade teachers) next week and am including various math related PBs (counting, shapes, basic addition, subtraction, etc.) on my handouts.
I want to expand my list so please share your favorite PBs that have anything to do with counting and basic math concepts for the very young.
Thanks much!
Alison

Ten Turkeys in the Road. Fun book!
http://www.brendareevessturgis.com/10_Turkeys.html

Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard by Laurie Keller. Great one.

Ten little dinosaurs (was always a favorite in the elem library I worked in)
Author: Pattie L Schnetzler
(of course would love to include MY book, but, alas it isn't published :taz:
Carole :flower

The Grapes of Math
Math Potatoes
Mathterpieces and Math Fables all by Greg Tang
these are all riddle books but they are fun, funny and interactive.

ONE PUP'S UP by Marsha Wilson Chall is super cute!

The Penguin Lady by Carole Cole  it's new and very cute!

The Grapes of Math
Math Potatoes
Mathterpieces and Math Fables all by Greg Tang
these are all riddle books but they are fun, funny and interactive.
These titles are a hoot.

Ten terrible dinosaurs by Paul Stickland
Over in the ocean: in a coral reef by Marianne Berkes and Jeanette Canyon
Seadragon sea by Margaret Spurling and Danny Snell

MATH CURSE by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

The Lion's Share by Matthew McElligott
How Much Is a Million by David Schwartz

Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward My preschoolers love finding the hidden numerals on each page
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins (a classic)
Ten Little Mice by Joyce Dunbar (subtract one by one from 10)
Nine Ducks Nine by Sarah Hayes (subtract one by one from 9)
How Big is a Foot (measuring).. best suited for 1st grade and up

Fantastic suggestions!
Thanks...keep 'em coming.

Counting Little Geckos by Charline Profiri
Shaping Up the Year by Tracey M. Cox

Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin and
Multiplying Menace: DIVIDES
By blueboarder Pam Calvert

Stuart J. Murphy math books (multiple titles)
Sir Cumference and the Round Table and others by Cindy Neuschwander
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
One Grain of Rice by Demi or The King's Chessboard by David Birsch
A Cloak for a Dreamer by Aileen Freedman
Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy

Thanks so much, everyone!
So many wonderful suggestions and I know the teachers will love these math PB choices, too.

Bunny Money, by Rosemary Wells, for some simple subtraction.

Not exactly what you're asking about, but sashay over to Ev's site and you'll find the super resource of all resources on fun math activities
http://evelynchristensen.com/

This is a funny math book: 1 + 1 = 5 And Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelle. It's a collection of surprising (but plausible) math facts. 1 + 1 = 3? 1 unicorn + 1 goat = 3 horns! 1 + 1 = 6? 1 duet + 1 quartet = 6 musicians! I love it, my kids love it!

This one's out of print, but it's not that old and you may be able to find it:
ONE FOR ME, ONE FOR YOU by CC Cameron, illustrated by Grace Lin.

Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

For the first and second graders, Kane Press has a popular series called MATH MATTERS (http://www.kanepress.com/intromm.html (http://www.kanepress.com/intromm.html)). They're following it up with a new series called MOUSE MATH for the littler kids, but I think the first titles won't come out till August or thereabouts.
My daughter liked those Stuart Murphy math picture books, too.

My students really liked APPLE FRACTIONS.

There's an article on School Library Journal that lists several picture books for teaching math. It's called, "As Easy as Pi: Picture books are perfect for teaching math":
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6727275.html
Also, author Susanna Hill features books reviewed by fellow writers on "Perfect Picture Book Friday." It's great, because there's an alphabetical and by category list of books that have been reviewed, and the reviews usually include resources and activities pertaining to each book.
http://susannahill.blogspot.com/p/justrightbooks.html
Here are two off her list along with the reviews:
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
http://gradeonederful.blogspot.com/2012/02/perfectpicturebookfriday.html
What's the Difference by Suzanne Slade
http://joannamarple.com/?p=2665