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Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Age Level: 3-6 years old

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Bedtime Math

By: Laura Overdeck

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Math is not only all around but everyday goings-on make thinking mathematically fun. Activities of...

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Cook-A-Doodle-Do!

By: Janet Stevens

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A charming picture book about a hen who decides to make a strawberry shortcake with her friends......

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How Big Were the Dinosaurs?

By: Bernard Most

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating. Perhaps because it is hard to imagine giant lizards roaming...

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Inch by Inch

By: Leo Lionni

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A small inch worm "green as an emerald" avoids being eating by a hungry robin using his wit...

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Millions, Billions and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers

By: David Adler

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A billion is a big number, bigger than a million. "It's written like this: 1,000,000,000 — one...

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Musk Ox Counts

By: Erin Cabatingan

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Zebra wants to create a traditional counting book but his buddy, Musk Ox, is not cooperating at all...

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One Gorilla: A Counting Book

By: Anthony Browne

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Whether or not the primates introduced from 1 to 10 are familiar, readers are sure to appreciate...

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Perimeter, Area and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions

By: David Adler

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A group of movie-making monsters introduce the concepts needed to make a 3-dimensional film: width...

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Teddy Bear Patterns

By: Barbara McGrath

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Colorful toy teddy bears appear on open pages with an engaging, rhyming narrative. Children will be...

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Age Level: 6-9 years old

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7 X 9 = Trouble

By: Claudia Mills

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The times tables causes third grader, Wilson, great anxiety as he struggles to learn them all...

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Actual Size

By: Steve Jenkins

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The real and truly amazing size of animals from the sea and land are shown in a way that...

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Bedtime Math 2: This Time It’s Personal

By: Laura Overdeck

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Playful situations from familiar situations and activities make math come alive. Questions for...

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Betcha! Estimating

By: Stuart Murphy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Two friends practice their estimating skills on their way to a store that's having a contest to...

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Eating Fractions

By: Bruce MacMillan

Age Level: 6-9 years old

How do two children share one banana? Cut it in half, of course! Healthy foods are shared by...

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How Big Is a Foot?

By: Rolf Myller

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The Queen's apprentice needs to build a new bed for the Queen. But how big is a bed when beds have...

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How Much Is a Million?

By: David Schwartz

Age Level: 6-9 years old

There are millions of people living in the United States, but the numbers are much too large to...

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How Tall, How Short, How Far Away?

By: David Adler

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Learn the units of measure (including the metric system) by comparing the lengths to fingers, arms...

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Just a Second

By: Steve Jenkins

Age Level: 6-9 years old

In just a second, a bat can make 200 calls, a black mamba snake can slither 24 feet, four babies...

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Lemonade for Sale

By: Stuart Murphy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Four best friends start a lemonade business and make a bar graph to chart their growing sales....

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Math Curse

By: Jon Sciezka

Age Level: 6-9 years old

When the narrator begins to see math everywhere, she knows she’s suffering from a math curse!...

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Mathemagic! Number Tricks

By: Lynda Cogan

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Magic tricks and math come together, sure to engage sophisticated children. Clear explanations...

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Me and the Measure of Things

By: Joan Sweeney

Age Level: 6-9 years old

What’s the difference between a cup and an ounce? What gets measured in bushels and when do you use...

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Measuring Penny

By: Loreen Leedy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A young girl named Lisa has a homework assignment to measure something in as many ways as she can...

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Millions to Measure

By: David M. Schwartz

Age Level: 6-9 years old

An entertaining look at linear, weight, and volume measurements, with Marvelossimo the Mathematical...

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Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra

By: David Adler

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Mysterious, humorously spooky illustrations and easy, engaging text demystifies the mystery of...

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One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book

By: April Sayre, Jeff Sayre

Age Level: 6-9 years old

While you're on the beach, you can count from 1 to 10 by feet — combining numbers of feet and...

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Stars

By: Seymour Simon

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Do aliens come from the stars? What is that twinkling out there? How long does it take for a...

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Superhero School

By: Aaron Reynolds

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Leonard is disappointed in superhero school; the only thing his teacher, The Blue Tornado, talks...

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Tally O'Malley

By: Stuart Murphy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The O'Malley family is off to the beach, but it's a long, hot, boring drive. What can Eric, Bridget...

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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

By: Deborah Heiligman

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Paul Erdos grew up in Hungary and was always an unusual child. He enjoyed numbers, was inept at...

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The Great Graph Contest

By: Loreen Leedy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Chester the snail sets up a contest between his friends Gonk the toad and Beezy the lizard to see...

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The Kid's Book of Weather Forecasting

By: Mark Breen, Kathleen Friestad

Age Level: 6-9 years old

In this hands-on science book, kids learn how o make a barometer, record their observations in a...

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The Wing Wing Brothers: Carnival de Math

By: Ethan Long

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Math is all around when the Bird brothers, Woody, Willy, Wilmer, Wendell and Walter compete at...

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Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger

By: Ann Whitehead Nagda

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo is orphaned when he is just a few weeks old. Through...

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You Can, Toucan, Math: Word Problem-Solving Fun

By: David Adler

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Various birds appear with riddles asking readers to use addition, subtraction, multiplication...

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Age Level: 9-12 years old

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Fractions in Disguise

By: Edward Einhorn

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Fraction-loving Mr. Factor goes on an exciting adventure to gain a prized possession.

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More great literacy resources for parents from Reading Rockets

Read Aloud Tips

Read Aloud Tips

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