Marvelous Math Reading List
Charts and Graphs
Tiger Math : Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger
By Ann Whitehead Nagda
This innovative book uses graphs to tell the story of T.J., a Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo. T.J. is orphaned when he is just a few weeks old. At first he refuses to eat his new food, and the zoo staff worries. If the baby tiger doesn't start to eat soon, he will starve. But the staff refuses to give up, and finally their love and persistence pay off: T.J. grows into a huge, beautiful, and very healthy tiger.
Lemonade for Sale By Stuart J. Murphy
The Elm Street Kids Club decides to sell lemonade to earn money to fix up their clubhouse and they use a graph to keep track of their sales.
The Best Vacation Ever By Stuart J. Murphy
This busy family needs a vacation, but they don’t know
where to go. Mom and Dad want peace and quiet. Grandma wants to go somewhere hot. Fluffer wants to go somewhere that pets can go, too! The pig-tailed narrator gathers all this data and makes a chart to help determine the perfect vacation destination. Learning math is fun when a vacation is the answer!
One Hundred Hungry Ants By Elinor J. Pinczes
One hundred hungry ants head towards a picnic to get
yummies for their tummies, but stops to change their line formation, showing different divisions of one hundred, cause them to lose both time and food in the end.
A Remainder of One By Elinor J. Pinczes
When the queen of the bugs demands that her army march in even lines, Private Joe divides the marchers into more and more lines so that he will not be left out of the parade.
One Hungry Cat By Joanne Rocklin
Tom the cat tries to evenly divide the snacks he has baked for himself and two friends, but after gobbling up a few treats, Tom is faced with a new division problem. Includes division activities.
The Door Bell Rang By Pat Hutchins
Teaches division as 2 children must share their cookies
with an increasing number of visitors.
The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon
By Dayle Ann Dodds
The race is on. Eighty racers explode from the starting
gate, determined to win The Great Divide. They surge ahead, rushing toward--OH NO!--the wide hungry mouth of a grand canyon that claims half the racers. And this is only the beginning. More dangers lie ahead, waiting to divide the group once, twice, three times, and more. Will there be anyone left to cross the finish line?
Clean-Sweep Campers By Lucille Recht Penner
Eight messy bunkmates win the camp prize for cleanest
cabin in this funny story about using fractions.
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! By Stuart J. Murphy
Kangaroo is back! In this story he and his friends at camp
divide into halves, thirds, and fourths to form teams at field day. Readers will cheer on this rowdy crew of Australian animals as they swim, canoe, play tug-of-war, and have a good, goofy time.
The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book
By Jerry Pallotta
Open the wrapper, and what do you see? A Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar is made up of 12 little rectangles that provide the perfect opportunity to teach fractions! A bunch of comical cows, some cocoa pods, and stalks of sugar cane join the fraction fun.
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi : A Math Adventure By Cindy Neuschwander
When Sir Cumference drinks a potion which turns him into a dragon, his son Radius searches for the magic number known as pi which will restore him to his former shape.
The Secret Birthday Message By Eric Carle
It is Tim's birthday. Instead of a package, Tim gets a
mysterious letter -- written in code! Tim -- and the reader -- are off, following the clues. And at the end of the treasure hunt is a wonderful birthday surprise!
The Greedy Triangle By Marilyn Burns
In this introduction to polygons, a triangle convinces a
shapeshifter to make him a quadrilateral and later a pentagon, but discovers that where angles and sides are concerned, more isn't always better.
How Big Is a Foot? By Rolf Myller
The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed?
Inch by Inch By Leo Lionni
This classic book teaches measurement in a memorable
Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday
By Judith Viorst
Teaches the concept of money and subtraction as Alexander goes from once being "rich" to not at all.
The Penny Pot By Stuart Murphy
At the school fair, the art teacher is painting faces for 50 cents each. Jessie would like to participate, but she just bought an ice-cream cone and has only 39 cents left. Fortunately, there is a penny pot where children put their extra change, so Jessie sits down to wait.
Bats on Parade By Kathi Appelt
On a midsummer's night the Marching Bat Band makes a rare appearance, its members grouped in formations that demonstrate multiplication from two times two up to ten times ten.
Stacks of Trouble By Martha F. Brenner
Mike learns how dirty dishes can multiply when he tries to avoid washing them.
The Best Of Times By Greg Tang
Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2.Here's a
little good advice --please just always double twice! BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables.
Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens
By Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and Lady Di planned a surprise birthday
party for King Arthur, but they didn’t expect so many guests to show up. How many lunches will they need? And with more guests arriving by the minute, what about dinner? Sir Cumference and Lady Di have to figure out a quick way to count the guests to bring order to the party.
The King's Commissioners By Aileen Friedman
While trying to keep track of his many royal
commissioners, the king learns some new ways of
The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle
This books teaches amounts.
How Much is a Million? By David M. Schwartz
It can be hard to describe large numbers to little ones
and this book does a great job teaching the concept of a
Math for All Seasons By Greg Tang
Your challenge is to find the sumWithout counting one by one .Why not count? It's much too slow --Adding is the way to go!
The Grapes of Math By Greg Tang
This innovative and delightful book challenges children
and parents to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations displayed within eye-catching pictures, math will become easier and
quicker and much more fun than anyone could have ever