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Children's Literature and the Mathematics Connection

The following collection of children’s literature is designed to help you as teachers directly connect specific mathematical concepts.  This is by no means a complete listing of books, but is a starting place for any teaching looking to enhance his/her math program.  There is much research today that justifies the need to make connections with the curriculum.  The use of children’s literature is an excellent way to make those connections.  Not all the books listed teach mathematical concepts but with a little ingenuity it can be done.  For instance, The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle teaches children how to tell time on a clock.  It also teaches the concepts of sequencing and comparison of size.  If one looks at the illustrations, the animals get bigger as the story progresses.  Children then can compare the animals’ sizes. Eric Carle is an author who is well known for teaching several concepts within one book.  There are many other examples as well.  I hope this list is useful to you and your endeavor to create the best learning situation for your students.

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Counting
Aker, S. (1990). What comes in 2’s, 3’s, & 4’s? New York: Simon & Schuster.
Allington, R. (1979). Numbers. Raintree.
Anno, M. (1975). Anno’s counting book. New York: Scholastic.
Anno, M. (1982). Anno’s counting house. New York: Philomel Books.
Archambault, J. (1989). Counting sheep. New York: Trumpet Club
Arnosky, J. (1992). Mouse numbers and letters. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich.
Asch, F. (1983). Mooncake. New York: Scholastic. [Counting Backwards]
Ayesworth, J. (1988). One crow. Philadelphia: Lipincott.
Bang, M. (1983). Ten, nine, eight. New York: Scholastic.
Beck, I. (1992). Five little ducks. New York: Trumpet Club.
Berenstain, S., & Berenstain, J. (1969). Bears on wheels. New York: Random House.
Birdwell, N. (1985). Count on Clifford. New York: Scholastic.
Bogart, J. E. (1989). Ten for dinner. New York: Scholastic.
Brett, J. (1981). The twelve days of Christmas. New York: Dodd, Mead.
Brown, M. (1989). Marc Brown’s play pops: One, two, buckle my shoe. Dutton.
Brown. M. T. (1976). One, two, three: An animal counting book. Boston: Little, Brown.
Brunhoff, L. de. (1986). Babar’s counting book. New York: Random House.
Buckley, R. (1985). The greedy python. New York: Scholastic.
Bucknall, C. (1985). One bear all alone. Young Readers/Dutton
Campbell-Todd, D. (1991). Ten little Christmas angels. England: Brimax Books
Carle, E. (1992). La chenille affamee: The very hungry caterpillar, French edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1989). La oruga my hambrienta: The very hungry caterpillar, Spanish edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1968). 1,2,3, to the zoo. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1972). Rooster’s off to see the world. New York: Scholastic.
Carle, E. (1969). The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books.
Carroll, K. S. (1992). One red rooster. Boston: Houghton.
Christelow, E. (1989). Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Christelow, E. (1991). Five little monkeys sitting in a tree. New York: Clarion.
Clement, R. (1991). Counting on Frank. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Steven Publishing.
Coats, L. J. (1990). Ten little animals. New York: MacMillan.
Cole, J. (1988). Animal sleepyheads 1 to 10. New York: Scholastic.
Crews, D. (1968). Ten black dots. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Curren, P. (1983). The fire fighters’ counting book. New York: Western Publishing Co, Inc.
Cushman, D. (1983). The pudgy fingers counting book. New York: Grosset and Dunlap.
De Regniers, B. S. (1985). So many cats! Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Dee, R. (1988). Two ways to count to ten. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
Delamare, D. (1992). The twelve days of Christmas. The Unicorn Publishing House. (pop-out ornaments)
Demi. (1986). Demi’s count the animals, 1,2,3. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Ehlert, L. (1990). Fish eyes: A book you can count on. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich.
Ernst, L. C. (1986). Up to ten and down again. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Fellings, M. (1971). Moha means one: Swahili counting book. New York: Dial Press.
Fisher, L. E. (1982). Number art: Thirteen 1,2,3’s from around the world. New York: Four Winds.
Freudberg, J. & Geiss, T. (1979). The Count counts a party. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Friskey, M. (1946). Chicken Little, count-to-ten. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Gantz, D. (1982). Captain Swifty counts to 50. New York: Doubleday.
Gardner, B. (1987). Can you imagine…? A counting book. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co.
Geisert, A. (1992). Pigs from 1 to 10. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Giganti, P. (1992). Each orange had 8 slices: A counting book. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Giganti, P. (1988). How many snails? A counting book. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Gillhist, G. (1988). Counting tiny dinos: A book of numbers. Warner Juvenile Books.
Harles, R. & Hales, N. (1988). Wilbur worm. Willowisp Press.
Hammond. F. (1987). Ten little ducks. New York: Scholastic.
Haskins, J. (1989). Count your way through Africa. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1989). Count your way through Canada. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1987). Count your way through China. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1992). Count your way through Germany. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1989). Count your way through India. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1990). Count your way through Israel. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1990). Count your way through Italy. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1987). Count your way through Japan. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1989). Count your way through Korea. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1989). Count your way through Mexico. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1987). Count your way through Russia. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Haskins, J. (1987). Count your way through Arab World. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Hague, K. (1986). Numbers: A counting book. New York: Scholastic.
Heinst, M. (1992). My first number book. New York: Dorling Kindersley.
Hill, E. (1989). Spot counts from 1 to 10. Putnam Books.
Hill, E. (1983). Spot learns to count. Putnam Books.
Hooker, Y. (1982). One green frog. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Howard, K. (1979). I can count to 100: Can you?. New York: Random House.
Kahn, P. (1983). 10 little Care Bears counting book. New York: Random House.
Kapral, J. (1972). Little lost bee. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Kasza, K. (1987). The wolf’s chicken stew. Putnam (Kentucky Bluegrass Award).
Katz, M. J. (1990). Ten potatoes in a pot and other counting rhymes. New York: Harper & Row.
Keats, E. J. (1971). Over in the meadow. New York: Scholastic.
Kincaid, L. & Kincaid, E. The Skittles counting book. London, England: Brimax Books.
Kitamura, S. (1988). When sheep cannot sleep: The counting book. United States: Sunburst.
Koelling, C. (1979). Cory’s counting game. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan Publishers, Inc.
Kunhardt, E. (1981). Ned’s number book. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Law, F. (1985). Mounse count!. G. Stevens Publishing.
Lee, J. D. (1985). Animal 1,2,3. G Stevens Publishing.
Leedy, L. (1985). A number of dragons. New York: Holiday House.
Lieber, J. (1994). Frog counts to ten. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press.
Mahan, B., (ill.). (1986). Bear’s big balloon. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Martin, W. I. (1972). Sounds of numbers. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Mayer, M. (1978). Little Monster’s counting book. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
McGrath, B. B. (1999). The Cheerios Counting Book. New York: Scholastic.
McGrath, B. B. (1994). The M&M’s Brand chocolate candy counting book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
McQueen, L. (Ill) (1990). Counting bears. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Miller, J. P. (1976). Tiny Tiger learns a lot: About the alphabet, about numbers, about ways to go, about colors. New York: Golden Press.
Mishler, L. (1978). The farm where things go all mixed up. Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Moore, L. (1957). My big golden counting book. New York: Golden Press.
Morozumi, A. (1993). One gorilla. United States: Sunburst.
Moss, M. (1992). Knick knack paddywack. Boston: Houghton.
Nayer, J. (1992). Rhymes to count on. McClkanahan Book Co., Inc.
Ochs, C. P. (1993). When I’m alone. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Ockenga, S. (1988). World of wonders: A trips through numbers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
O’Keefe, S. (1989). One hungry monster. New York: Scholastic.
Ong, C. (1991). The little engine that could: Let’s count 1,2,3. Platt & Monk.
Pallotta, J. (1992). The icky bug counting book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing.
Pape, D. L. (1973). Count on Leo the lion. Garrard Publishing Co.
Patterson, B. (ill.). (1992). Baby’s 1,2,3. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Peek, M. (1981). Roll over: A counting song. New York: Clarion Books.
Peek, M. The balancing act: A counting story. New York: Clarion Books.
Pittman, H. C. (1994). Counting Jennie. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Pomerantz, C. (1984). One duck, another duck. New York: Greenwillow Books
Rodger, E. B. (1991). The bunnies’counting book. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Ross, T. (1990). This old Man: A musical counting book. New York: MacMillan.
Russell, S. J. (1982). A farmer’s dozen. New York: Harper & Row.
Sadler, M. (1991). BlueBerry Bear counts from 1 to 20. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Scarry, R. (1975). Richard Scarry’s best counting book ever. New York: Random House.
Scarry, R. (1990). Richard Scarry’s counting book. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Schmandt-Besserat, D. (1999). The history of counting. New York: Scholastic.
Serfozo, M. (1989). Who wants one?. New York: Scholastic.
Slobodkina, E. (1968). Caps for sale. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc.
Szekeres, C. (1986). Little Bear counts his favorite things. New York: Westarn Publishing Co. Inc.
Tafuri, N. (1986). Who’s counting?. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Tallarico, T. Finger counting. Tuffy Books.
Tallarico, T. How many?. Tuffy Books.
Tallarico, T. Preschool: Can you find?: Counting picture book. Tuffy Books.
Testa, F. (1985). If you take a pencil. New York: Dial.d
Thornhill, J. (1989). The wildlife book: A nature counting book. Simon & Schuster.
Walker, M. (1988). Six big apples. Chicago: Creative Teaching Press.
Weiss, M. (1992). Birthday cake candles. Mahwah, NJ: Troll.
West, C. (1987). One little elephant. Chacago: Children’s Press.
West, C. (1987). Ten little crocodiles. Walker Books.
Whitney, D. C. (1973). The easy book of numbers and numerals. New York: Watts.
Windham, S. (1986). The twelve days of Christmas. Putnam.
Winik, J. T. (1985). Fun with numbers. Penworthy Publishing.
Wylie, J. (1984). A more or less fish story. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Yorke, J. (1991). My first look at counting. New York: Random House.
Young, E. (1992). Seven blind mice. New York: Philomel Books. [1992 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Parenting Magazine’s “Ten Best Books of 1992, 1993 Caldecott Medal Honor Book]
Fractions
Emberley, E. (1984). Ed Emberley’s picture pie. Boston: Little.
Ginsburg, M. (1976). Two Greedy Bears. Aladdin Books.
Matthews, L. (1979). Gator Pie. New York: Dodd.
McMillan, B. (1991). Eating Fractions. New York: Scholastic.
Pallotta, J. & Bolster, R. (1999). The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate fractions book. New York: Scholastic.
Silverstein. S. (1976). Missing piece. New York: Harper.
Wood, D. & Wood, A. (1998). The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear. Child’s Play International Limited.
Graphing
Cowley, J. The monster’s party. The Wright Group. [Graph favorite color, things children can do, or types of jello]
Glass, J. (1998). The fly on the ceiling: A math myth. New York: Random House [A Step 3 Book, grades 2-3]
Gleeson, K. (1993). Too many jellybeans! New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc. [Graph the children’s favorite jellybean]
McGrath, B. B. (1998). More M&M’s Chocolate Candy math. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Zokeisha. (1990). Jellybean monster: A yummy book about colors. Smithmark Publishers, Inc.
Cooking

     The following list of books either have specific recipes included in the book or easily lead to a cooking activity.

     Abisch, R. (1976). The munchy, crunchy health kid’s snack book.  Walker Publishing. [Cookbook]
Accorsi, W. (1992). Frienship’s first Thanksgiving. New York: Scholastic.
Aeschliman, B (1985). Step by step microwave cooking for boys and girls. Ideals Publishing Corp. [Cookbook]
Aliki. (1974). Green grass and white milk. New York: Crowell Publishing [Nonfiction]
Althea. (1981). Where does food come from?. Rouirke Publishing. [Nonfiction]
Ancona, G. (1982). Bananas. New York: Clarion Books. [Nonfiction]
Asch, F. (1981). Bread and honey. Parent Magazine Press.
Asch, F. (1983). Mooncake. New York: Scholastic.
Asch, F. (1979). Popcorn. Parents Magazine Press.
Balian, L. (1985). A garden for a groundhog. Humbug Press.
Barrett, J. (1978). Cloudy with a chance of meatballs. New York: Scholastic.
Barton, B. (1991). The three bears. New York: Trumpet.
Bell S. (1990). The gingerbread man. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Better Homes and Gardens step-by-step kids’ cookbook. (1984). Better Homes and Gardens. [Cookbook]
Bjork, C. (1991).  Elliot’s extraordinary cookbook. R & S Books [Cookbook with about 70 recipes]
Blaine, M. (1975). The terrible thing that happened at my house. New York: Scholastic.
Blundell, T. (1992). Beware of boys. New York: Greenwillow Books. [Humorous measurements and cooking fun]
Bogart, J. E. (1989).  10 for dinner. New York: Scholastic.
Brett, J. (1987). Goldilocks and the three bears. New York: Dodd.
Brimax. (1983). The gingerbread man.  London, England: Brimax.
Brown, M. (1947). Stone soup. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Bunting, E. (1977).  The big cheese. New York: McMillan.
Burningham, J. (1980). The shopping basket. New York: Crowell.
Carle, E. (1992).  La chenille affamee:  The very hungry caterpillar, French edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1989). La oruga muy hambrienta: The very hungry caterpillar, Spanish edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1990). Pancakes, pancakes!. New York: Scholastic.
Carle, E. Today is Monday. New York: Scholastic.
Carle, E. (1969).  The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books.
Carafoli, M. & Carofili, J. (1974). Look who’s cooking.  Follett. [Cookbook]
Carrick, D. (1985). Milk. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Chittren, I. (1972). Clabber biscuits. Steck-Vaughn
Chocolate, D. M. N. (1992). My first Kwanzaa book. New York: Scholastic.
Coats, L. J. (1993). Alphabet garden. New York: MacMillan.
Cobb, V. More science experiments you can eat. New York: Scholastic.
Cobb, V. Science experiments you can eat. New York: Scholastic
Cocca-Liffler, M. (1990). Wednesday is spaghetti day. New York: Scholastic.
Cole, J. (1991). Who put pepper in the pot? New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Corwin, J. H. (1986). Birthday fun. Messner. [International cookbook and other birthday ideas]
Corwin, J. H. (1985). Cookie fun. Messner. [Cookbook]
Cowley, J. (1990). A monster sandwich. The Wright Group.
Cowley, J. (1990). I want ice cream. The Wright Group.
Cowley, J. (1990). The monster’s party. The Wright Group.
Cowley, J. (1990). What’s for lunch? The Wright Group.
Coyle, R. (1988). My first baking book. Workman. [Cookbook]
Coyle, R. (1988). My first cookbook. Workman. [Cookbook]
Craig, H. (1985). Jam. New York: Trumpet.
Crocker, B. (1965). Betty Crocker’s new boys and girls cookbook. New York: Golden Press [Cookbook]
Croll, C. (1979). Too many babas. New York: Harper & Row. [“Too many cooks can ruin the broth!”]
Dalgliesh, A. (1990). The Thanksgiving story. New York: Scholastic.
Davis, J. (1992). Any cat can cook: Garfield learns about cooking. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
De Paola, T. Pancakes for breakfast.
De Paola, T. (1978). The popcorn book. New York: Holiday House. [Recipe included]
De Villiers, S. (1985). Breads and biscuits. G. Stevens. [Cookbook]
De Villiers, S. (1985). Cookies, cakes, and candies. G. Stevens. [Cookbook]
De Villiers, S. (1985). Drinks and desserts. G. Stevens. [Cookbook]
De Villiers, S. (1985). Getting ready to cook. G. Stevens. [Cookbook]
De Villiers, S. (1985). One dish meals. G. Stevens. [Cookbook]
De Villiers, S. (1985). Vegetables and salads. G. Stevens. [Cookbook]
Difiori, L. (1989). Bear’s pizza shop. New York: Western Publishing Co, Inc.
Disney’s the gingerbread man story and song. (1969). The Walt Disney Co.
Dobrian, A. (1977). Peter Rabbit’s natural food. F. Warner Publishing.
Domanske, J. (1973). The little red hen. New York: MacMillan.
Doolley, N. (1991). Everybody cooks rice. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books. [Recipes included]
Douglass, B. (1985). The chocolate chip cookie contest. New York: Lothrop Publishers.
Ehlert, L. (1989). Eating the alphabet. New York: Harcourt. [Nonfiction]
Ehlert, L. (1987). Growing vegetable soup. New York: Harcourt.
Emerson, A. (ed.). (1980). Peter Rabbit’s cookery book. Warner Publishing [Cookbook]
Ernst, L. C. (1991). Miss Penny and Mr. Grubbs. New York: Bradbury Press.
Ets, M. H. & Labastida, A. (1959). Nine days to Christmas: A story of Mexico. New York: Viking Press. [Caldecott Award Winner]
Freudberg, J. & Geiss, T. (1980). Vegetable soup. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Galdone, P. (1975). The gingerbread boy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Galdone, P. (1976). The magic porridge pot. Seabury Publishing.
Gelman, R. G. (1980). The biggest sandwich ever. New York: Scholastic.
Gelman, R. G. (1977). More spaghetti, I say! New York: Scholastic.
Gibbons, G. (1985). The milk makers. New York: MacMillan.
Gibbons, G. (1983). Thanksgiving day. New York: Scholastic.
Gibbons, G. (1980). The too-great bread bake book. Warner Publishing.
Gold Medal (1987). Alph-Bakery: Children’s cookbook. General Mills, Inc. [A recipe for every letter of the alphabet. Can be ordered from General Mills, Inc.]
Greenberg, J. (1985). Jewish holiday. New York: Watts Publishing [Recipes included]
Greene, K. (1992). Once upon a recipe. Perigee Publishing [Recipes for healthy snacks that are correlated to children’s literature.]
Gregory, O. B. (1982). Milk. Rourke. [Nonfiction]
Guthrie, D. (1990). Mrs. Gigglebelly is coming for tea. New York: Scholastic.
Hausherr, R. (1994). What food is this? New York: Scholastic.
Herman, G. (1990). Ice cream soup. New York: Random House.
Hennessy, B. G. (1990). Jake baked the cake. New York: Scholastic.
Hillart, M. (1978). The cookie house. Follett Publishing Co.
Hoban, L. (1972). Arthur’s Christmas. New York: Harper & Row.
Hurd, T. (1986). The pea patch jig. New York: Crown Publishing.
Hutchings, A. & Hutchings, R. (1994). Picking apples and pumpkins. New York: Scholastic.
Hutchins, P. Don’t forget the bacon.
Hutchings, P. (1986). The doorbell rang. New York: Scholastic.
Jenkins, K. (1992). Kinder-krunchies. Karen Jenkins. [Distributed exclusively by Discovery Toys. Recipes for every letter of the alphabet plus more]
Kalman, B. (1986). The food we eat. Crabtree Publishing [Nonfiction]
Kelley, T. (1986). Let’s eat!. E. P. Dutton Publishing. [Nonfiction]
Kellogg, S. (1988). Johnny Appleseed. Morrow Junior Books.
Kesseler, L. P. (1969). Soup for the king. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Khalsa, D. K. (1989). How pizza came to Queens. C. N. Potter Publishing.
Knights, R. (1982). The alphabet in the kitchen. Rourke.
Krementz, J. (1985). The fun of cooking. New York: Knopf Publishing.
Langerman, J. (1992). No carrots for Harry!. New York: Grosset & Dunlap [Learning to like vegetables]
Lobel, A. (1981). On market street. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Low, A. (1993). The popcorn shop. New York: Scholastic. [Hello Reader!, level 3]
MacGregor, C. (1982). The fairy tale cookbook. New York: MacMillan. [Cookbook]
McCloskey, R. (1948). Blueberries for Sal. New York: Viking Press.
McFarland, C. (1990). Cows in the parlor. Antheneum. [Nonfiction]
McGovern, A. (1968). Stone soup. New York: Scholastic.
McGrath, B. B. (1994). The M & M’s Brand chocolate candy counting book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
McMillan, B. (1991). Eating fractions. New York: Scholastic. [Nonfiction]
Marshall, J. (1988). Goldilocks and the three bears. New York: Dial Publishing.
Marshall, J. (1990). Hansell and Gretel. New York: Dial Publishing.
Melser, J. (1990). The chocolate cake. The Wright Group.
Melser, J. (1990). Who’s going to lick the bowl?. The Wright Group.
Mitgutsch, A. (1981). From beet to sugar. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Publishing [Nonfiction]
Mitgutsch, A. (1981). From blossom to honey. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Publishing [Nonfiction]
Mitgutsch, A. (1981). From grass to butter. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Publishing [Nonfiction]
Moncure, J. B. (1985). What was it before it was bread? Elgin, IL: Child’s World. [Nonfiction]
Moncure, J. B. (1985). What was it before it was orange juice?. Elgin, IL: Child’s World. [Nonfiction]
Moore, E. (1973). The cookie book. Seabury. [Cookbook]
Muntean, M. (1987). The runaway soup and other stories. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Nelson, J. (1993). Neighborhood soup. Cleveland,m, OH: Modern Curriculum Press.
Meveins, D. (1981). Holiday cookbook for boys and girls. Mahwah, NJ: Watermill Press. [Cookbook].
Numeroff, L. J. (1991). If you give a moose a muffin. New York: Harper-Collins.
Numeroff, L. J. (1985). If you give a mouse a cookie. New York: Scholastic.
Oechsli, H. (1985). In my garden: A child’s gardening book. New York: MacMillan. [Nonfiction]
O’Connor, J. (1985). The Care Bear’s party cookbook. New York: Random House. [Cookbook]
Pallotta, J. & Thompson, B. (1992). The victory garden alphabet book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Parker, N. W. (1983). Love from Aunt Betty. New York: Dodd.
Patent, D. H. (1982). A picture book of cows. New York: Holiday House. [Nonfiction]
Pearson, T. C., (ill.). (1983). We wish you a merry Christmas. New York: Dial Books.
Pilkey, D. (1990). ‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving. New York: Scholastic.
Polacco, P. (1992). Chicken Sunday. New York: Philomel.
Polacco, P. (1988). Rechenka’s eggs. New York: Philomel.
Polacco, P. (1990). Thunder cake. New York: Scholastic. [Recipe included]
Priceman, M. (1994). How to make an apple pie and see the world. New York: Knopf [Recipe included]
Pryor, A. (1989). The baby blue cat and the whole batch of cookies. New York: Viking  Penguin, Inc.
Purdy, S. G. (1981). Christmas gifts good enough to eat. Watts. [Cookbook]
Riece, C. (1985). What was it before it was ice cream?. Elgin, IL: Child’s World. [Nonfiction]
Resource Publishers, Inc. (1977). The gingerbread man. [Rebus style]
Rogow, Z. (1988). Oranges. New York: Franklin Watts. [Nonfiction]
Root, P. (1986). Soup for supper. New York: Harper & Row.
Sachar, L. (1992). Monkey soup. New York: Trumpet.
Sapienza, M. (1986). Stone soup. Weekly Reader Books.
Sendak, M. (1962). Chicken soup with rice. New York: Scholastic.
Seuss, Dr. (1960). Green eggs and ham. New York: Random House.
Seuss, Dr. (1953). Scrambled eggs super!. New York: Random House.
Sharmat, M. (1980). Gregory the terrible eater. New York: Scholastic.
Shelby, A. (1991). Potluck. Orchard Books.
Slepiam, J. & Seidler, A. (1967). The hungry thing. New York: Scholastic.
Smollin, M. J. (1980). Strawberry Shortcake’s cooking fun. New York: Random House. [Cookbook]
Soto, G. (1993). Too many tamales. Putnam. [Mexican-Americans at Christmas time]
St. Pierre, S. (1991). Dinosaurs for dessert. New York: Scholastic. [Recipe included]
Steele, M. Q. (1989). Anna’s garden songs. New York: Scholastic. [Nonfiction]
Stephenville Young Homemakers. Kids’ cook and craft book. Chicago: Women’s Clubs Publishing Co., Inc. [Cookbook]
Supraner, R. (1981). Quick & easy cookbook. Mahwah, NJ: Troll. [Cookbook]
Thayer, J. (1953). The popcorn dragon. New York: William Morrow & Co.
Titherington, J. (1986). Pumpkin, pumpkin. New York: Scholastic.
Turner, D. (1989). Bread. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda. [Nonfiction]
Turner, D. (1989). Milk. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda. [Nonfiction]
Watson, N. C. (1987). The little pigs’ first cookbook. Boston: Little. [Cookbook]
Westcott, N. (1981). The giant vegetable garden. Boston: Little, Brown.
Westcott, N. (1987). Peanut buter and jelly. New York: Trumpet Club.
Weiss, M. (1992). Mmm…cookies!. Simple subtraction. Mahway, NJ: Troll
Wilk, J. (1982). Holiday cooking for kids. Ideas [Cookbook]
Wilkes, A. (1989). My first cookbook. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. [Cookbook]
Young, J. (1988). Alligator cookies. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan. [Recipe included]
Zemach, M. (1992). La gallinta roja: Un Viejo cuento, The little red hen, Spanish edition. Mirasol.
Zemach, M. (1992). The little red hen: An old story. United States: Sunburst.
Zweifel, F. P. (1979). Pickle in the middle and other easy snacks. [Cookbook]

RESOURCES TO WRITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Bread
    Fleishman’s Yeast
    P. O. Box 7004
    San Francisco, CA 94120-7004
  • ·Canning:
    Owatonna Canning Co.
    P.O. Box 447
    Owatonna, MN 55060-0447
  • Ketchup:
    Heinz U.S. A.
    600 Grant St.
    P. O. Box 57
    Pittsburgh, PA 15230
    (Ask for story of ketchup)
  • Cereal:
    Kellogg Co.
    180 South Union
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Dairy Products:
    National Dairy Council
    6300 North River Rd.
    Rosemont, IL  60018
Length/Height
Berenstain, M. (1992). When I grow up. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Briggs, R. (1970). Jim and the Beanstalk. New York: Putnam & Grosset, Inc.
Gelman, R. G. (1993). A panda grows up. New York: Scholastic.
Keenan, S. (1996). The biggest fish. New York: Scholastic. [Hello Math reader level 3, grades 1 & 2; math activities by Marilyn Burns]
Krauss, R. (1945). The carrot seed. New York: Harper & Row.
Lionni, L. (1960). Inch by inch. New York: Astor Honor.
Mayer, M. (1991). When I grow up. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
McPhail, D. (1980). Pig Pig grows up. New York: Trumpet Club.
Myller, R. (11962, 1990). How big is a foot?. New York: Dell Young Yearling.
Perkins, A. (1969). Hand, hand, fingers, thumb. New York: Random House, Inc.
Seuss, Dr. (1968). The foot book. New York: Random House, Inc.
Wells, R. E. (1993). Is a blue whale the biggest thing there is?. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co.
Time
Ahlberg, J. & Ahlberg, A. (1988). Starting school. New York: Puffin Books. [Seasonal]
Anastasio, D. (1993). It’s about time. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. [Clocks]
Anno, M. (1986). All in a day. New York: Philomel. [Jane Addams Children’s Book Honorary Award] [This book shows how people from different countries and time zones spend their day]
Arvbetis, C. & Palmer, C. (1984). What makes day and night? Checkerboard Press. [Seasons]
Asch, F. (1983). Mooncake. New York: Scholastic. [Seasons]
Aust, S. (1991). Clocks! How time flies. New York: Lerner Publications. [Clocks]
Aylesworth, J. (1990). The complete hickory dickory dock. Atheneum. [Clocks]
Brett, J. (ill.) (1986). The twelve days of Christmas. Putnam. [Days]
Brimner, L. D. (1999). The official M & M’s book of the millennium. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. [Development of the calendar]
Bruuhac, J. & London, J. Thirteen moons on turtle’s back. [Seasons]
Bunting, E. (1988). How many days to America? New York: Trumpet Club.
Carle, E. (1987). A house for hermit crab. New York: Scholastic. [Months]
Carle, E. (1992). La chenille affamee: The very hungry caterpillar, French edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1989). La oruga muy hambreinta: The very hungry caterpillar, Spanish edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1987). The grouchy ladybug. New York: Crowell. [Clocks]
Carle, E. (1969). The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books. [Days of the week & seasons]
Carle, E. (1993). Today is Monday. New York: Philomel. [Days of the week]
Carlstrom, N. W. (1990). It’s about time, Jesse Bear and other rhymes. New York: MacMillan. [Clocks]
Clifton, L. (1974). Everett Anderson’s year. New York: Henry Holt & Co. [Seasons]
Coats, L. J. (1987). The oak tree. New York: MacMillan. [Seasons]
Dupasquier, P. (1987). Our house on the hill. New York: Viking. [Seasons]
Gibbons, G. (1984). The seasons of Arnold’s apple tree. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich. [Seasons]
Ginsburg, M. (1990). Mushroom in the rain. Aladdin Books.
Gomi, T. (1989). Spring is here. New York: Chronicle Books. [Seasons]
Irons, C. & Fleming, L. (1993). The long long ride. Australia: Mimosa Publication Pty. Limited. [Clock]
Flemming, D. (1992). Count!. New York: Scholastic.
Fuchshuber, A. (1988). The cuckoo-clock cuckoo. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books. [Clocks]
Hutchins, P. (1970). Clocks and more clocks. New York: MacMillan. [Clocks]
Katz, B. (1988). Tick-tock, let’s read the clock. New York: Random House. [Clocks]
Krensky, S. (1989). Big time bears. Boston: Little, Brown. [Seasons]
Lewellyn, C. (1992). My first book of time. New York: Dorling Kindersley, Inc. [Seasons, months, and clocks]
Martin, B. & Martin, B. (1989). The merry months of birds. DLM Teaching Resources [Months]
McMillan, B. (1989). Time to…. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. [Clocks]
Morris, Neil. (1991). Linda’s late: A fun book of time. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books. [Clocks]
Murphy, J. (1986). Five minute’s peace. New York: Scholastic. [Estimating time]
Nobens, C. A. (1990). Montgomery’s time zone. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Parnall, P. (1987). Apple tree. New York: MacMillan. [Seasons]
Pearson, S. (1988). My favorite time of the year. New York: Harper & Row. [Seasons]
Provensen. (1978). The year at Maple Hill Farm. New York: MacMillan. [Seasons]
Scarry, P. (1969). Animal friends all year long. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc. [Seasons]
Scarry, R. (1991). Best busy year ever. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Sendak, M. (1962). Chicken soup with rice. New York: Scholastic. [Seasons]
Sendak, M. (1963). Where the wild things are. New York: Scholastic.
Tallarico, T. Time to:…. Tuffy Books. [Board Book]
Tallarico, T. What time is it?. Tuffy Books [Board Book]
Ward, C. (1988). Cookie’s week. New York: Scholastic. [Days of the week]
Watson, J. W. (1957). How to tell time. Simon and Schuster.
Williams, R. (1988). Sunday, Sunday. Chicago: Creative Teaching Press.
Weighing
Most of the following books can be used to introduce the topic of weighing. For instance, weighing with different scales can be introduced when doing a unit on harvesting or the food pyramid by having the children weigh and compare the weight of different fruits and vegetables.

Coats, L. J. (1993). Alphabet garden. New York: MacMillan.
Ehlert, L. (1989). Eating the alphabet fruits & vegetables from A to Z. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich.
Freudberg, J. & Geiss, T. (1980). Vegetable soup. New York: Western Publishing Co.
Johnston, T. (1986). Farmer Mack measures his pig. New York: Harper.
Krauss, R. (1945). The carrot seed. New York: Harper & Row.
Lexeu, J. Archimaedes takes a bath. New York: Crowell.
Marshall, J. (1973). Yummers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Money
Clark, D. (1999). Puppies for sale. Franklin, TN: Dalmatian Press.
Hoban, T. (1987). 26 letters and 99 cents. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Karlitz, G. (1999). Growing money: A complete investing guide for kids. New York: Price Stern Sloan, Inc.
Manes, S. (1992). Make four million dollars by next Thursday. New York: Bantam Skylark Books.
McMillan, B. (1996). Jelly Beans for sale. New York: Scholastic.
Rocklin, J. (1995). How much is that guinea pig in the window. New York: Scholastic. [Hello math reader level 4, agrades 2 & 3]
Schwartz, D. M. (1989). If you made a million. New York: Scholastic.
Viorst, J. (1978). Alexander, who used to be rich last Sunday. New York: Scholastic.
Number Concepts/Operations
Aker, S. (1990). What comes in 2’s, 3’s, & 4’s?. Simon & Schuster.
Anderson, L. C. (1983). The wonderful shrinking shirt. Niles, IL: Albert Whitman.
Anno, M. & Anno, M. (1983). Anno’s mysterious multiplying jar. New York: Philomel Books.
Barton, B. (1981). Building a house. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Baum, A., & Baum, J. (1962). One bright Monday morning. New York: Knopf.
Becker, J. (1985). Seven little rabbits. New York: Scholastic.
Brown, M. (1989). Marc Brown’s play pops: One, two buckle my shoe. Dutton.
Calmenson, S. (1985). Ten items or less. New York: Golden Books
Campbell, L. (1986). Up to ten and down again. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Christelow, E. (1989). Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Cohen, M. (1971). Best friends. New York: Collier Books.
Cohen, M. (1967). Will I have a friend?. New York: Collier Books.
Crews, D. (1986). Ten black dots. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Crews, D. (1978). Freight Train. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Dee, R. (1988). Ten ways to count to ten. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
Demi. (1997). One grain of rice: A mathematical folktale. New York: Scholastic.
Doolittle, E. (1988). World of wonders: A trip through numbers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Gag, W. (1928). Millions of cats. Coward. [John Newbery Medal Honor Book]
Greeson, J. (1990). The stingy baker. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Hutchins, P. (1986). The doorbell rang. New York: Scholastic.
Inkpen, M. (1987). One bear at bedtime. Boston: Little.
Irons, R. R. (1992). Buzzing Bees. Australia: Mimosa Publications Pty. Limited. [Subtraction]
Jonas, A. Splash!. New York: Mulberry Books/ William Morrow & Co. [Addition]
Kitchen, B. (1987). Animal numbers. New York: Dial.
Long, L. (1996). Domino Addition. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Losi, C. A. (1997). The 512 ants on Sullivan Street. New York: Scholastic. [Hello Math reader level 4, grades 2 & 3. Math activities by Marilyn Burns.]
Merriam, E. (1993). 12 ways to get to 11. New York: Simon & Schuster. [Addition]
McDonald, S. & Oakes, B. Puzzlers. New York: Scholastic. [ages 5-8]
McGrath, B. B. (1998). More M&M’s chocolate candies math. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
McKissack, P. C. (1992). A million fish…more or less. New York: Knopf.
McMillan, B. (1991). One, two, one pair!. New York: Scholastic.
Meser, J. (1990). One, one, is the sun. The Wright Group.
Modell, F. (1981). One zillion Valentines. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Moncure, J. B. My eight book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My five book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My four book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My nine book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My one book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My seven book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My six book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My ten book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My three book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Moncure, J. B. My two book. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Morris, N. (1991). Magic monkeys: A fun book of numbers. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Murphy, S. J. (1997). Betcha!. New York: Scholastic. [Estimation]
Murphy, S. J. (1997). Divide and ride. New York: Scholastic. [Division]
Oechsli, K. (1980). Too many monkeys!. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
O’Keefe, S. (1989). One hungry monster. Boston: Little.
Peek, M. (1987). The balancing act: A counting story. New York: Clarion.
Pinczes, E. J. (1995). A remainder of one. New York: Houghton Mifflin. [Division]
Pinczes, E. J. (1993). One hundred hungry ants. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Pomerants, C. (1984). One duck, another duck. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Rocklin, J. (1997). One hungry cat. New York: Scholastic [Hello math reader level 3, grades 1 & 2. Math activities by Marilyn Burns]
Rocklin, J. (1999). Just add fun!. New York: Scholastic. [Hello math reader level 4, grades 2 & 3. Math activities by Marilyn Burns. Multiplication]
Rocklin, J. (1996). The case of the missing birthday party. New York: Scholastic. [Hello math reader, level 4, grades 2 & 3. Math activities by Marilyn Burns. Place Value]
Ross, T. (1990). This old man: A musical counting book. New York: MacMillan.
Schwartz, D. M. (1985). How much is a million?. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Schwartz, D. M. (1989). If you made a million. New York: Scholastic.
Servozo, M. (1989). Who wants one?. New York: Scholastic.
Sharmat, M. W. (1979). The three hundred twenty-ninth friend. New York: Scholastic.
Young, J. (1990). A million chameleons. Boston: Little Brown and Co.
Ordering
Barton, B. (1991). The three bears. New York: Trumpet.
Barton, M. (1991). The three little kittens. New York: Western publishing Co., Inc.
Bedford, A. N. (1950). Frosty the snow man. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Bell, S. (1991). The three little pigs. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Bonne, R. (1961). I know an old lady. New York: Scholastic.
Brett, J. (1989). The mitten. New York: Scholastic.
Brimax. (1983). Goldilocks and the three bears. London, England: Brimax Books.
Brimax. (1983). The three little pigs. London, England: Brimax Books.
Carle, E. (1992). La chenille affamee: The very hungry caterpillar, French edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1989). La oruga muy hambreinta: The very hungry caterpillar, Spanish edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1987). The grouchy ladybug. New York: Crowell.
Carle, E. (1969). The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books.
Celsi, T. (1992). The fourth little pig. Raintree, Steck-Vaughn Publishers.
Cristini, E. & Puricelli, L. (1984). In the pond. New York: Scholastic.
Flack, M. M. (1932). Ask Mr. Bear. New York: MacMillan.
Grace, E. (1981). The three little pigs. Mahawah, NJ: Troll Associates.
Granowsky, A. Three billy goats gruff. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath & Co.
Ingoglia, G. (1990). The three bears. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Inkpen, M. (1987). One bear at bedtime. New York: Dell Publishing.
Ivirney, J. W. (1987). Three blind mice. New York: Trumpet Club.
Kalan, R. (1981). Jump, frog, jump!. New York: Scholastic.
Kubasta, V. (1971). Goldilocks and the three bears. Boston: Brown, Watson.
Mahan, B. (1981). Goldilocks and the three bears. Mahwah, NJ: Troll.
Miloche, H. (1956). The three little pigs. Whitman Publishing Co.
Moerbeek, K. (1988). Who’s peeking at me?. Los Angeles: Price Stern & Sloan.
Myers, L. W. (1953). The three little pigs. New York: Merrigold Press.
Nakabayashi, E. (1984). The rainy day puddle. New York: Random House.
North, C. (1983). The three bears. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Rudin, E. (1992). The three billy goats gruff. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Salzman, Y. (1987). The three bears. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Salzman, Y. (1988). The three little pigs. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Slobodkina, E. (1947). Caps for sale. New York: Scholastic.
Suzanne. (1955). The three bears. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Titherington, J. (1986). Pumpkin, pumpkin. New York: Scholastic.
Ward, C. (1988). Cookie’s week. New York: Scholastic.
Weiss, N. (1989). Where does the brown bear go?. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Patterning
Ehlert, L. (1990). Fish eyes. A book you can count on. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich.
Flournoy, V. (1985). The patchwork quilt. New York: Dial Books.
Friedman, A. (1994). A cloak for the dreamer. New York: Scholastic. [A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book]
Gleeson, K. (1993). Too many jellybeans!. New York: Western Publishing Co.,
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Birds. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Butterflies. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Cats. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Flowers. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Seashells. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Snowflakes. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Hoban, T. (1987). Dots, spots, speckles, and stripes. New York: Trumpet Club.
Hopkins, D. (1993). Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt. New York: Knopf
Johnston, T. (1985). The quilt story. New York: Scholastic.
Jonas, A. (1984). The quilt. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Polacco, P. (1998). The keeping quilt. New York: Simon & Schuster Books.
Slobodkina, E. (1947). Caps for sale. New York: Scholastic.
Swinburne, S. R. (1998). Lots and lots of zebra stripes: Patterns in nature. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.
Problem Solving
Anno, M. (1982). Anno’s math games. New York: Philomel Books.
Clement, R. (1991). Counting on Frank. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing.
Ferris, J. (2000). Math for Martians: Galaxy getaway. New York: Kingfisher Publications.
Ferris, J. (2000). Math for Martians: Planet Omicron. New York: Kingfisher Publications.
Rocklin, J. (1998). The case of the backyard treasure. New York: Scholastic. [Hello math reader leve 4, grades 2& 3. math activities by Marilyn Burns.]
Sachar, L. (1989). Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School. New York: Scholastic.
Scieszka, J. & Smith, L. (1995). Math curse. New York: Viking.
Same/Different
Calmenson, S. (1987). Bunny’s new shoes. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Carle, E. (1992). La chenille affamee: The very hungry caterpillar, French edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1989). La oruga muy hambreinta: The very hungry caterpillar, Spanish edition. New York: Philomel Books.
Carle, E. (1987). The grouchy ladybug. New York: Crowell.
Carle, E. (1969). The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books.
Heller, R. (1983). The reason for a flower. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
Shapes/Geometry
Allington, R. L. (1979). Shapes. Raintree.
Asch, F. (1983). Mooncake. New York: Scholastic. [The rocketship is made up of different shapes.]
Atwood, A. (1967). The little circle. New York: Scribner Press.
Bang, M. (1985). The paper crane. New York: Greenwillow Books. [Reading Rainbow Book]
Barrett, J. (1981). I’m too small. You’re too big. Atheneum.
Barrett, P. & Barrett, S. (1972). The line Sophie drew. New York: Scroll Press.
Barrett, P. & Barrett, S. (1970). The square Ben drew. New York: Scroll Press.
Barrett, P. & Barrett, S. (1970). The circle Sarah drew. New York: Scroll Press.
Biddle, S. & Biddle, M. (1999). Underwater Origami: Aquatic paper folding for kids. New York: Scholastic.
Brown, M. (1979). Listen to a shape. New York: F. Watts.
Bruna, D. (1984). I know about shapes. Los Angeles: Price Stern.
Brunhoff, L. D. (1988). Babar’s little circus star. New York: Random House.
Buddle, J. (1987). Fun with sizes and shapes. Hayes Publishing/Penworthy Publishing.
Budney, B. (1954). A kiss is round: Verses. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
Burns, M. (1994). The greedy triangle. New York: Scholastic. [A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book]
Carle, E. (1974). My very first book of shapes. New York: Harper.
Coerr, E. (1977). Sadako and the thousand paper cranes. New York: Dell Books.
Cosgrove, S. (1984). Minikin. Los Angeles: Price Publishing.
Ehlert, L. (1990). Color farm. Philadelphia: Lippincott.
Ehlert, L. (1989). Color zoo. New York: Trumpet.
Emberly, E. (1961). The wing on a flea: A book about shapes. Boston: Little, Brown.
Falwell, C. (1992). Shape space. New York: Clarion.
Feiss, J. (1974). Shapes. New York: Bradbury Press.
Fischer, L. E. (1984). Boxes! Boxes! New York: Viking.
Fischer, L. E. (1987). Look around: A book about shapes. New York: Viking.
Gardner, B. (1980). The turn about, think about, look about book. New York: Wm. Morrow.
Gilchrist, G. (1988). Tiny dinos: The shapes we’re in. New York: Warner.
Heller, R. (1990). Designs for coloring: Geometrics. New York: Grosset Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1991). Designs for coloring: More geometrics. New York: Grosset Dunlap.
Heller, R. (1992). Designs for coloring: Optical Art. New York: Grosset Dunlap.
Hill, E. (1986). Spot looks at shapes. Putnam
Hoban, T. (1982). A, B, See! New York: Greenwillow.
Hoban, T. (1974). Circles, triangles, and squares. New York: MacMillan.
Hoban, T. (1987). Dots, spots, speckles, and stripes. New York: Trumpet.
Hoban, T. (1983). Round and round and round. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Hoban, T. (1986). Shapes, shapes, shapes. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Hoban, T. (1970). Shapes and things. New York: MacMillan.
Hooker, Y. (1982). Round in a circle. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Hooker, Y. (1982). Wheels go round. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Hutchins, P. (1971). Changes, changes. New York: MacMillan.
Jackson, P. (2000). Amazing paper tricks that really work. New York: Scholastic.
Johnston, T. & dePaola, T. (1985). The quilt story. New York: Scholastic.
Joyce, W. (1985). George shrinks. New York: Harper & Row.
Juster, N. (1963). The dot and the line. New York: Random House.
Kightley, R. (1986). Shapes. Boston: Little Brown.
Kingsley, E. P. (1977). Big Bird & Little Bird’s big and little book. New York: Golden Press.
Kohn, B. (1971). Everything has a shape and everything has a size. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Lerner, S. (1970). Square is a shape: A book about shapes. Minneapolis: Lerner.
Lowery, L. F. (1969). Look & see. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
Moncure, J. B. (1983). Word Bird’s shapes. Elgin, IL: Child’s World.
Morris, N. (1991). Rummage sale: A fun book of shapes and colors. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
Neuschwander, C. (2000). Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A math adventure. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Neuschwander, C. (1997). Sir Cumference and the first round table: A math adventure. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Neuschwander, C. (2001). Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland.Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge
Newth, P. (1981). Roly goes exploring. New York: Philomel Books.
Peek, M. (1985). Mary wore her red dress and Henry wore his green sneakers. New York: Clarion Books.
Podendorf, I. (1970). Shapes: sides, curves, & corners. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Porter, A. W. (1974). Shape and form. Worcester, MA: Davis Publishing.
Reed, G. (1984). Learn shapes and colors with the Munch Bunch. New York: Rand McNally.
Rogers, P. (1989). The shapes game. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
Roy, R. (1986). Big and small, short and tall. New York: Clarion Books/Tickner & Fields.
Russell, S. P. (1965). Lines and shapes. New York: Henry Walck.
Russo, M. (1986). The line up book. New York: Greenwillow.
Seuss, Dr. (1973). The shape of me and other stuff. New York: Beginner Books.
Shaw, C. G. (1963). It looked like spilt milk. New York: Harper.
Sitomer, M. & Sitomer, H. (1974). Spirals. New York: Crowell.
Small, J. (1989). Paper John. United States: Sunbursst.
Sycamore, E. (2000). Safari Origami. Floral Park, NY: CB Products, Inc.
Thompson, E. (1988). Big Bird’s square meal: Stories about shapes and colors. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Tompert, A. (1990). Grandfather Tang’s story: A tale told with tangrams. New York Crown Books, Random House.
Wildsmith, B. (1981). Animal shapes. London, England: Oxford University Press.
Worth, B. (1988). Muppet Babies shape machine. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Wylie, J. & Wylie, D. (1983). A big fish story. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Wylie, J. & Wylie, D. (1982). A fishy shape story. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Yorke, J. ed. (1990). My first look at shapes. New York: Random House.
Zokeisha. (1990). Shapes all around. Smithmark Publishers Inc.
Zolotow, C. (1976). One, step, two… New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Sizes
Anderson, L. C. (1983). The wonderful shrinking shirt. Nile, IL: Albert Whitman.
Barton, B. (1981). Building a house. New York: Greenwillow.
Barton, B. (1991). The three bears. New York: Trumpet.
Carle, E. (1977). The grouchy ladybug. New York: Crowell.
Carle, E. (1976). The tiny seed and the giant flower. New York: Crowell.
Cosgrove, S. (1984). Minikin. Los Angeles: Price.
Barrett, J. (1981). I’m too small, You’re too big. Atheneum.
Brett, J. (1987). Goldilocks & the three bears. New York: Dodd.
Brimax. (1983). Goldilocks and the three bears. London, England: Brimax Books.
Buddle, J. (1988). Fun with sizes & shapes. Hayes Publishing/Penworthy Publishing.
Harris, J. C. (1990). Big boats, little boats. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Hoban, T. (1985). Is it larger? Is it smaller?. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Hoban, T. (1989). Of colors and things. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Ingoglia, G. (1990). The three bears. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
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Joyce, W. (1985). George shrinks. New York: Harper & Row.
Kalan, R. (1979). Blue Seal. New York: Greenwillow Books.
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Krasilvsky, P. (1952). The very little girl. New York: Doubleday.
Krauss, R. (1987). Big and little. New York: Scholastic.
Krauss, R. (1947). The growing story. New York: Harper.
Kubasta, V. (1971). Goldilocks and the three bears. Boston: Brown, Watson.
Lionni, L. (1968). Biggest house in the world. New York: Pantheon.
Mahan, B. (1981). Goldilocks and the three bears. Mahwah, NJ: Troll.
McClosky, R. (1976). Blueberries for Sal. New York: Viking.
Miller, J. P. (1975). Big and little. New York: Random House.
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North, C. (1983). The three bears. New York: Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Roy, R. (1986). Big and small, short and tall. New York: Clarion Books/Tickner & Fields.
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Widerberg, S. (1989). The big sister. R & S. Books.
Wood, D. & Wood, A. (1998). The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear. Child’s Play International Limited.
Wylie, J. & Wylie, D. (1983). A big fish story. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Wylie, J. & Wylie, D. (1982). A fishy shape story. Chicago: Children’s Press.
Ziefert, H. (1989). How big is big?. New York: Puffin Books.
Vocabulary
Buckley, R. & Carle, E. (1985). The greedy python. New York: Scholastic.
Hopkins, L. B. (1997). Marvelous Math: A book of poems. New York: Scholastic.
Schwartz, D. M. (1998). G is for Googol: A math alphabet book. New York: Scholastic.
Schmandt-Besserat, D. (1999). The history of counting. New York: Scholastic.
Scieszka, J. & Smith, L. (1995). Math curse. New York: Viking.