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Title: Math Picture books
Post by: Alison A on March 07, 2012, 07:05 AM
Hi all,

I'm speaking at a elementary educators event (Pre-K, 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
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: CaroleB on March 07, 2012, 07:11 AM
  Ten Turkeys in the Road. Fun book!

         http://www.brendareevessturgis.com/10_Turkeys.html
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: amberturner on March 07, 2012, 07:46 AM
Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard by Laurie Keller. Great one.
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Post by: CaroleB on March 07, 2012, 07:56 AM
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
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: Abracabarbara on March 07, 2012, 08:05 AM
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.
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: LeslieG on March 07, 2012, 12:38 PM
ONE PUP'S UP by Marsha Wilson Chall is super cute!
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Post by: dkshumaker on March 07, 2012, 12:54 PM
The Penguin Lady by Carole Cole - it's new and very cute!
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Post by: CaroleB on March 07, 2012, 01:01 PM
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.
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: JulieM on March 07, 2012, 01:07 PM
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
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Post by: Mike Jung on March 07, 2012, 01:18 PM
MATH CURSE by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.
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Post by: eecoburn on March 07, 2012, 01:38 PM
The Lion's Share by Matthew McElligott
How Much Is a Million by David Schwartz
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Post by: kathym44 on March 07, 2012, 02:15 PM
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

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Post by: Alison A on March 07, 2012, 02:32 PM
Fantastic suggestions!

Thanks...keep 'em coming.
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Post by: traceymcox on March 07, 2012, 09:42 PM
Counting Little Geckos by Charline Profiri
Shaping Up the Year by Tracey M. Cox
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Post by: KatherineR on March 08, 2012, 06:16 AM
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin and
Multiplying Menace: DIVIDES

By blueboarder Pam Calvert
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Post by: austen on March 08, 2012, 07:29 AM
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
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: Alison A on March 08, 2012, 10:00 AM
Thanks so much, everyone!

So many wonderful suggestions and I know the teachers will love these math PB choices, too.
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Post by: LoriA on March 09, 2012, 04:25 PM
Bunny Money, by Rosemary Wells, for some simple subtraction.
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Post by: 217mom on March 09, 2012, 07:35 PM
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/
Title: Re: Math Picture books
Post by: taralazar on March 22, 2012, 09:56 AM
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!
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Post by: mrh on March 22, 2012, 10:18 AM
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.
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Post by: Ruth Donnelly on March 22, 2012, 11:05 AM
Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
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Post by: Mara on March 22, 2012, 11:41 AM
For the first and second graders, Kane Press has a popular series called MATH MATTERS (http://www.kanepress.com/intro-mm.html (http://www.kanepress.com/intro-mm.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.
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Post by: Christy on March 22, 2012, 12:45 PM
My students really liked APPLE FRACTIONS.
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Post by: Margaret G on March 23, 2012, 11:14 AM
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/just-right-books.html

Here are two off her list along with the reviews:
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
http://gradeonederful.blogspot.com/2012/02/perfect-picture-book-friday.html

What's the Difference by Suzanne Slade
http://joannamarple.com/?p=2665