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Math Books for Children

Children's Math Books in the EMC





An asterisk (*) next to a title means that the book has received a book award or honorable mention.


Addition and Subtraction

Asch, Frank. The Last Puppy

EMC: Picture Books As


Edwards, Richard. Ten Tall Oak Trees

EMC: Picture Books Ed


Markel, MIchelle.  *Tyrannosaurus Math

EMC: Non-fiction  513 M345t


Murphy, Stuart J. Animals on Board

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 N978a


Murphy, Stuart J. Get Up and Go

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978g


Murphy, Stuart J. Monster Musical Chairs

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978p


Murphy, Stuart J. Ready, Set, Hop

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978r


Murphy, Stuart J. Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978t


Reiser, Lynn. Ten Puppies

EMC: Picture Books Re




Bang, Molly. Diez, Nueve, Ocho

EMC: Picture Books Ba


Bang, Molly. *Ten, Nine, Eight

EMC: Picture Books Ba


Barry, David. Rajah’s Rice

EMC: Non-fiction 398.2 B279r


Berenstain, Stanley and Janice. Bears on Wheels

EMC: Picture Books Be


Blumenthal, Nancy. Count-a-saurus

EMC: Picture Books Bl


Bowen, Betsy. Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 B786g


Bucknall, Caroline. One Bear All Alone

EMC: Picture Books Bu


Carle, Eric. 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo

EMC: Picture Books Ca


Carle, Eric. Rooster’s Off to See the World

EMC: Picture Books Ca


Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

EMC: Picture Books Ch


Christelow, Eileen. *Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

EMC: Picture Books Ch


Cleveland, David. The April Rabbits

EMC: Picture Books Cl


Crews, Donald. Ten Black Dots

EMC: Picture Books Cr


De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. So Many Cats!

EMC: Picture Books De


Dunrea, Olivier. Deep Down Underground

EMC: Picture Books Du


Ehlert, Lois. Fish Eyes: a Book You Can Count on

EMC: Picture Books Eh


Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Up to Ten and Down Again

EMC: Picture Books Er


Falwell, Cathryn. Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond

EMC: Picture Books Fa


Feelings, Muriel. *Moja Means One: A Swahili Counting Book

EMC: Non-fiction 390 F295m


Gag, Wanda. *Millions of Cats

EMC: Picture Books Ga


Geisert, Arthur. Pigs from 1 to 10

EMC: Picture Books Ge


Geisert, Arthur. *Roman Numerals I to MM

EMC: Non-fiction 513.55 G313r


Giganti, Paul. How Many Snails?

EMC: Picture Books Gi


Gravett, Emily.  *The Rabbit Problem

EMC: Picture Books Gr


Grossman, Virginia. Ten Little Rabbits

EMC: Picture Books Gr


Hague, Kathleen. Numbears

EMC: Picture Books Ha


Hartmann, Wendy. One Sun Rises: An African Wildlife Counting Book

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 H333o


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Africa

EMC: Non-fiction 960 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through the Arab World

EMC: Non-fiction 909 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Canada

EMC: Non-fiction 971 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through China

EMC: Non-fiction 951 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Germany

EMC: Non-fiction 943 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through India

EMC: Non-fiction 954 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Israel

EMC: Non-fiction 956.94 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Italy

EMC: Non-fiction 945 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Japan

EMC: Non-fiction 952 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Korea

EMC: Non-fiction 951.9 H351c


Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Russia

EMC: Non-fiction 947 H351c


Hill, Elizabeth Starr. Evan’s Corner

EMC: Picture Books Hi


Hoban, Tana. 26 Letters and 99 Cents

EMC: Picture Books Ho


Holub, Joan.  *Zero the Hero

EMC: Picture Books  Ho


Hutchins, Pat. *1 Hunter

EMC: Picture Books Hu


Inkpen, Mick. One Bear at Bedtime

EMC: Picture Books In


Kitamura, Satoshi. Cuando los Borregos no Pueden Dormir

EMC: Picture Books Ki


Kitamura, Satoshi. When Sheep Cannot Sleep

EMC: Picture Books Ki


Lewin, Betsy. Cat Count

EMC: Picture Books Le


Loveless, Liz. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

EMC: Picture Books Lo


MacDonald, Suse. Look Whooo’s Counting

EMC: Picture Books Ma


Mannis, Celeste Davidson. *One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden

EMC: Picture Books Ma


McMillan, Bruce. *Counting Wildflowers

EMC: Picture Books Mc


McNamara, Margaret.  *How Many Seeds in a Button?

EMC: Picture Books Mc


Morozumi, Atsuko. *One Gorilla

EMC: Picture Books Mo


Moss, Lloyd. Zin! Zin! Zin!: A Violin

EMC: Picture Books Mo


Murphy, Stuart J. A Fair Bear Share

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978f


Murphy, Stuart J. Every Buddy Counts

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978e


Murphy, Stuart J. Henry the Fourth

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978h


Murphy, Stuart J. Just Enough Carrots

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978ju


Murphy, Stuart J. Lemonade for Sale

EMC: Non-fiction 001.422 M978a


Murphy, Stuart J. The Penny Pot

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978p


Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens: A Math Adventure

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 N495s


Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Emeka’s Gift

EMC: Non-fiction 960 O59e


Owen, Annie. Annie’s One to Ten

EMC: Picture Books Ow


Owens, Mary Beth. Counting Cranes

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 O97c


Pluckrose, Henry. Numbers

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 P733n


Pomeroy, Diana. One Potato: A Counting Book of Potato Prints

EMC: Picture Books Po


Raffi. Five Little Ducks

EMC: Picture Books Ra


Rathmann, Peggy. 10 Minutes Till Bedtime

EMC: Picture Books Ra


Reiser, Lynn. Christmas Counting

EMC: Picture Books Re


Ricklen, Neil. My numbers = Mis números

EMC: Picture Books Ri


Root, Phyllis. *One Duck Stuck

EMC: Picture Books Ro


Sayre, April Pulley. *One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book

EMC: Picture Books Sa


Scott, Ann Herbert. One Good Horse: A Cowpuncher’s Counting Book

EMC: Picture Books Sc


Serfozo, Mary. Who wants one?

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 S483w


Sis, Peter. Going Up! A Color Counting Books

EMC: Picture Books Si


Tafuri, Nancy. Who’s Counting

EMC: Picture Books Ta


Walsh, Ellen Stoll. Cuenta Ratones: Mouse Count in Spanish

EMC: Picture Books Wa


Walsh, Ellen Stoll. *Mouse Count

EMC: Picture Books Wa


Wells, Rosemary. Emily’s First 100 Days of School

EMC: Picture Books We


Wells, Rosemary. Max’s Toys: A Counting Book

EMC: Picture Books We


Wylie, Joanne. Cuántos Monstruos? How Many Monsters? Spanish

EMC: Picture Books Wy


Zaslavsky, Claudia. Zero: Is It Something? Is It Nothing?

EMC: Non-fiction 513.5 Z38z



Fractions and Geometry

Dennis, J. Richard. Fractions are Parts of Things

EMC: Non-fiction 513.26 D411f


Diggins, Julia. String, Straightedge, and Shadow: The Story of Geometry

EMC: Non-fiction 516 D573s


Ellis, Julie.  *What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? : A Math Adventure

EMC: Non-fiction  516.22 E47w


Grifalconi, Ann. *The Village of Round and Square Houses

EMC: Non-fiction 398.27 G849v


Hindley, Judy. The Wheeling and Whirling-Around Book

EMC: Non-fiction 621.811 H662w


Leedy, Loreen. Fraction Action

EMC: Non-fiction 513.26 L484f


McMillan, Bruce. *Eating Fractions

EMC: Non-fiction 513.26 M167e


Murphy, Stuart J. Circus Shapes

EMC: Non-fiction 516 M978c


Murphy, Stuart J. Give Me Half

EMC: Non-fiction 513.26 M978g


Murphy, Stuart J. The Greatest Gymnast of All

EMC: Non-fiction 516 M978g


Murphy, Stuart J. Jump, Kangaroo, Jump

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978j


Murphy, Stuart J. Let's Fly a Kite

EMC: Non-fiction 512.924 M978l


Neuschwander, Cindy.  *Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry

EMC: Non-fiction  516 N495m


Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure

EMC: Non-fiction  516 N495r


Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter: A Math Adventure

EMC: Non-fiction  516 N495s


Neuschwander, Cindy.  Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map: A Math Adventure

EMC: Non-fiction 516 N495v


Testa, Fulvio. If You Look Around You

EMC: Non-fiction 516.2 T342i


Tompert, Ann. Grandfather Tang’s Story

EMC: Picture Books To


Walter, Marion The Mirror Puzzle Book

EMC: Non-fiction 793.73 W233m



Large Numbers


Anno, Masaichiro and Mitsumasa. *Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

EMC: Non-fiction 512.7 A615a


Eichenberg, Fritz. Dancing in the Moon

EMC: Picture Books Ei


Menotti, Andrea.  How Many Jelly Beans?

EMC: Non-fiction  513.2 M547h


Schwartz, David. *How Much is a Million?

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 S399c or 513.2 S399h


Schwartz, David. On Beyond a Million

EMC: Non-fiction 513.5 S399o


Sis, Peter. Waving

EMC : Picture Books Si


Smith, David J. If the World Were a Village

EMC: Non-fiction 304.6 S645i


Tabor, Nancy. Cincuenta en la Cebra: Contando Con los Animales/Fifty on the zebra: Counting with the Animals

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 T114c





Allen, Pamela. *Mr. Archimedes’ Bath

EMC: Picture Books Al


Allen, Pamela. *Who Sank the Boat?

EMC: Picture Books Al


Froman, Robert. Bigger and Smaller

EMC: Non-fiction 530.8m F931b


Greenfield, Eloise. Big Friend, Little Friend

EMC: Picture Books Gr


Hoban, Tana. Is it Larger? Is it Smaller?

EMC: Picture Books Ho


Murphy, Stuart. The Best Bug Parade

EMC: Picture Books Mu


Myller, Rolf. How Big is a Foot?

EMC: Picture Books My


Pluckrose, Henry. Capacity

EMC: Non-fiction: 530.8 P733c


Pluckrose, Henry. Length

EMC: Non-fiction 530.8 P733l


Pluckrose, Henry. Size

EMC: Non-fiction 530.8 P733s


Pluckrose, Henry. Weight

EMC: Non-fiction 530.8 P733w


Robbins, Ken.  *For Good Measure: The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How Old

EMC: Non-fiction 530.8 R634f





Adler, David.  Fun with Roman Numerals

EMC: Non-fiction  513.5 A361f


Anno, Mitsumasa. *Anno's Math Games

EMC: Non-fiction 793.74 A615a


Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Math Games II

EMC: Non-fiction 793.74 A615an


Burns, Marilyn. The I Hate Mathematics! Book

EMC: Non-fiction 510 B967b


Campbell, Sarah.  Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

EMC: Non-fiction  512.72 C191g


Ellis,  Julie.  Pythagoras and the Ratios: A Math Adventure

EMC: Non-fiction  516.22 E47p


Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. *The Number Devil

EMC: Fiction En or Audiovisual QA 241 .N2 2004


Hoban, Tana. Push, Pull, Empty, Full: A book of Opposites

EMC: Picture Books Ho


Lasky, Kathryn. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

EMC: Non-fiction 921 E651


Massin. Fun with 9umbers

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M417f


Murphy, Stuart J. Betcha

EMC: Non-fiction 519.5 M978b


Nagda, Ann Whitehead. *Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger

EMC: Non-fiction 511.5 N147t


O'Brien, Thomas C. Odds and Evens

EMC: Non-fiction 512.7 O13o


Robinson, Tom.  Basketball: Math on the Court

EMC: Non-fiction  796.323 R665b


Scieszka, Jon. *Math Curse

EMC: Picture Books Sc


Sitomer, Mindel and Harry. How Did Numbers Begin?

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 S613h


Spier, Peter. Fast-Slow, High-Low: A Book of Opposites

EMC: Picture Books Sp


Srivastava, Jane Jonas. Number Families

EMC: Non-fiction 513.5 S433n


Tang, Greg. Grapes of Math: Mind-stretching Math Riddles

EMC: Non-fiction 793.74 T164g


Time-Life for Children Staff. See You Later Escalator: Mall Math

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 S451


Wyatt, Valerie. The Math Book for Girls and Other Beings Who Count

EMC: Non-fiction 510.8342 W976m





Jenkins, Emily.  *Lemonade in Winter: A Book about Two Kids Counting Money

EMC: Picture Books  Je


McMillan, Bruce. *Jelly Beans for Sale

EMC: Non-fiction 332.404 M167j


Mollel, Tololwa. *My Rows and Piles of Coins

EMC: Picture Books Mo


Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday

EMC: Picture Books Vi


Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Que Era Rico el Domingo Pasado

EMC: Picture Books Vi


Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Money

EMC: Picture Books We



Multiplying and Dividing


Appelt, Kathi. Bats on Parade

EMC: Picture Books Ap


Grant, Eldon. Twenty White Horses: A Book of Division

EMC: Picture Books Gr


Hutchins, Pat. *The Doorbell Rang

EMC: Picture Books Hu


Markel, Michelle.  Tyrannosaurus Math

EMC: Non-fiction  513 M345t


Mathews, Louise. Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M428b


Murphy, Stuart J. Divide and Ride

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978d


Murphy, Stuart J. Give Me Half

EMC: Non-fiction 513.26 M978g


Murphy, Stuart J. Jump, Kangaroo, Jump

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978j


Murphy, Stuart J. Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978t



Sequences and Patterns


Aardema, Verna. *Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

EMC: Non-fiction 398.2 A113w


Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Magic Seeds

EMC: Non-fiction 513.4 A615a


Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug

EMC: Picture Books Ca


Carle, Eric. The Tiny Seed

EMC: Non-fiction 582 C278t


Guiberson, Brenda. Cactus Hotel

EMC: Non-fiction 574.526 G944c


Hoban, Tana. *Exactly the Opposite

EMC: Picture Books Ho


Hoberman, Mary Ann. *A House is a House for Me

EMC: Picture Books Ho


Martin, Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

EMC: Picture Books Ma


McMillan, Bruce. Becca Backward, Becca Frontward: a Book of Concept Pairs

EMC: Non-fiction 428.1 M167b


Murphy, Stuart J. Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom!

EMC: Non-fiction 515.24 M978b


Murphy, Stuart J. Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop

EMC: Non-fiction 511.322 M978d


Murphy, Stuart J. A Pair of Socks

EMC: Non-fiction 513.2 M978p


Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

EMC: Picture Books Nu


Reid, Margarette S. The Button Box

EMC: Picture Books Re



Time, Months and Days


Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Sundial

EMC: Non-fiction 529 A615a


Apfel, Necia H. Calendars

EMC: Non-fiction 529.3 A641c


Burns, Marilyn. This Book is About Time

EMC: Non-fiction 529 B967t


Gerstein, Mordicai. The Sun’s Day

EMC: Picture Books Gr


Harper, Dan. Telling Time With Big Mama Cat

EMC: Picture Books Ha


Hutchins, Pat. Clocks and More Clocks

EMC: Picture Books Hu


Krensky, Stephen. Big Time Bears

EMC: Picture Books Kr


Lillie, Patricia. When this Box is Full

EMC: Picture Books Li


Maestro, Betsy. The Story of Clocks and Calendars: Marking a Millennium

EMC: Non-fiction 909.83 M186s


Pluckrose, Henry. Time

EMC: Non-fiction 529 P733t


Rothman, Joel. A Moment in Time

EMC: Picture Books Ro



Reference Books

Thiessen,D. Matthias, M. and Smith, J. The Wonderful World of Mathematics

EMC: Reference QA 40.5 .W66 1998.


Whitin, David J. and Wilde, Sandra. Read Any Good Math Lately?

Main Collection: QA 135.5 .W468 1992


Whitin, David and Phyllis. New Visions for Linking Literature and Mathematics

Main Collection: QA 135.6 .W49 2004





Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site: Patterns and Picture Books


Math Central: Grade 2, Chapter 7 Bibliography





Compiled: 2/06

Revised: 7/13

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