Tuesday 12 July 2022

Picture Books for Teaching or Reviewing Math Concepts in the Early Years

Hey friends! I know it's been a minute since I've been on the blog, but here I am, middle of summer, working on a grad school course while simultaneously thinking about back to school and enjoying the summer. lol. If that's even possible. 

I had a request from a follower to share some of my favourite math picture books, so here I am with a list of books to go with a few areas of math skills from the early years. (Disclaimer: affiliate links will take you to Amazon, where I might get a small kick back from books purchased. These books are all ones that I have and use in my classroom though.)

Books About Number:

Tally O'Malley by Stuart J. Murphy - learn about representing numbers through tally marks

Numbers Everywhere by Elliott Kaufman  - see real-life pictures of numbers around us

Used Any Numbers Lately? by Susan Allen - discuss the real-life uses of numbers

I Know Numbers! by Taro Gomi - discusses what we use numbers for and where we see them

Number Tales Box Set - Scholastic - I can't find this set on Amazon, but check Scholastic. This set of books has a number story for every number 0-10, plus 30, 100, skip counting, addition, and subtraction.

Zero the Hero by Joan Holub - importance of the number zero
Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree by Betsy Franco - how to "see" zero in real-life situations

Math Counts: Numbers by Henry Pluckrose - nonfiction book about numbers 

Books About Counting:

Books About Skip Counting:

98, 99, 100! Ready or Not, Here I Come by Teddy Slater - skip counting by 5s, 10s, 20s to 100

Leaping Lizards by Stuart J. Murphy - skip counting by 5s and 10s

Spunky Monkeys on Parade by Stuart J. Murphy - skip counting by 2s, 3s, and 4s

Skip Counting by Jennifer Boothroyd - nonfiction book about concept of skip counting

Books About Addition:

Books About Subtraction:

Books About Shapes:

Books About Measurement:

Books About Fair Share/Division:

Books About Patterns:

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis - patterns on cloths/fabric/types of patterns

Math Counts: Pattern by Henry Pluckrose - nonfiction book about patterns

Pattern Bugs by Trudy Harris - repeating patterns

Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris - repeating patterns

Hope you found some new-to-you titles to check out and add to your classroom or school library! Are there any books I missed that you would recommend? Comment below!