# Picture books with measurement content

## Level 1 measurement

## Ernest, by Catherine RaynerPublisher: MacMillan ISBN: 9780230712553 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Ernest the Moose is TOOO big to fit in this regular size book and after many attempts to squish in, he and his friend come up with a solution: increase the area of the book. Now he fits perfectly. | |

Mathematics | Area and size. | |

## Guess how much I love you, by Sam McBratneyPublisher: Walker Books ISBN: 9781406342864 | ||

Description | Little Nut Brown Hare discovers it is difficult to measure love using his experiences with length and height. | |

Mathematics | Length and non standard units. | |

## Twice my size, by Adrian MitchellPublisher: Igloo Books ISBN: 0747541884 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | A comparative exploration of a series of friends, each one “twice the size” of the previous one. | |

Mathematics | Size, comparison, vocabulary. | |

## Good Morning, Good Night, by Erin DevlinPublisher: Reed (2007) ISBN: 9780143503842 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Exploration of the concepts of night and day and how "the day unit" is divided up by nocturnal and day time creatures - especially kiwi. | |

Mathematics | Time. | |

## Little giant, by Simone LiaPublisher: Gullane Children's Books ISBN: 1862334935 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | The girl is the smallest in the family, but in her imagination she can be as big as she wants. | |

Mathematics | Relative size. | |

## Tall, by Jez AlboroughPublisher: Walker Books ISBN: 1406301736 | ||

Description | Comparison of height of animals. | |

Mathematics | Relative size. | |

## How Big is Big? by Gretel WatsonPublisher: ABC Books ISBN: 9780733323812 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | Mrs. Watson and her class decide to explore how big is big? This question leads them on a journey of discovery. | |

Mathematics | Length, volume, mass. | |

## Diary of a Baby Wombat, by Jackie FrenchPublisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 9780007351756 | ||

Description | The daily life of a baby wombat. | |

Mathematics | Time. | |

## How Big was a Dinosaur? by Anna MilbournePublisher: Usborne (2011) ISBN: 9781409506775 | ||

Description | Pipkin the Penguin explores the dimensions of dinosaurs by travelling back in time. Includes a large poster to illustrate the comparisons. | |

Mathematics | Length, time, scale. | |

## How High is the Sky? by Anna MilbournePublisher: Usborne (2008) ISBN: 9781409583202 | ||

Description | Pipkin the Penguin explores the concept of height by following his curiosity up to the sky. Includes a large poster to illustrate the concepts. | |

Mathematics | Length. | |

## How Deep is the Sea? by Anna MilbournePublisher: Usborne (2009) ISBN: 9780746096086 | ||

Description | Pipkin the Penguin follows his curiosity to explore the measurement idea of depth by diving into the sea and finding the creatures at different depths. Includes large poster. | |

Mathematics | Length. | |

## Time to Sleep, by Annemarie FlorianPublisher: Reed (2004) ISBN: 1869486749 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | Kiwi has trouble sleeping during the day because all the other animals are making too much noise. But when night comes it is kiwi's turn to be loud! | |

Mathematics | Time. |

## Level 2 measurement

## Diary of a worm, by Doreen CroninPublisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 006000150X | ||

Description | A juvenile worm keeps a journal over several weeks documenting the events of his life. | |

Mathematics | Time, date, months. | |

## 365 Penguins, by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle JolivetPublisher: Abrams ISBN: 9780810944602 This book may no longer be available for purchase.Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | On day one a penguin turns up, day by day the numbers grow. | |

Mathematics | Time, factors, grouping. | |

## Pepetuna, by Denise WhitmorePublisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780143504962 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | The life cycle of a Pepetuna moth in relation to the life of a child. | |

Mathematics | Symmetry (Level 1), timelines (Level 2). | |

## In a minute, by Shelagh McNicholasPublisher: Little Bee ISBN: 9781845392406 This book may no longer be available for purchase.Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Duration of a minute using the saying 'In a minute'. | |

Mathematics | Time. | |

## Get up and go!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780064467049 | ||

Description | The dog uses a simple timeline to track the time taken by a little girl as she gets ready to go to school. | |

Mathematics | Addition with time. | |

## Before and after: A book of nature timescapes, by Jan ThornhillPublisher: Greey de Pencier Books ISBN: 18956889612 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | Pictures of natural habitats are shown before and after a time lapse ranging from a few seconds to one year. | |

Mathematics | Time, standard units, vocabulary. | |

## The Warlord's Fish, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565549643 | ||

Description | A story about the creation of a compass to assist the characters in finding their way home after being lost in a storm. Describes pathways, direction and workings of a compass. | |

Mathematics | Compass direction. | |

## Jim and the Beanstalk, by Raymond BriggsPublisher: Penguin Books ISBN: 9780140500776 | ||

Description | Jim befriends the giant and needs to measure him up for some new glasses and teeth. | |

Mathematics | Length. | |

## How Big was a Dinosaur? by Anna MilbournePublisher: Usborne (2011) ISBN: 9781409506775 | ||

Description | Pipkin the Penguin explores the dimensions of dinosaurs by travelling back in time. Includes a large poster to illustrate the comparisons. | |

Mathematics | Length, time, scale. | |

## How High is the Sky? by Anna MilbournePublisher: Usborne (2008) ISBN: 9781409583202 | ||

Description | Pipkin the Penguin explores the concept of height by following his curiosity up to the sky. Includes a large poster to illustrate the concepts. | |

Mathematics | Length. | |

## How Deep is the Sea? by Anna MilbournePublisher: Usborne (2009) ISBN: 9780746096086 | ||

Description | Pipkin the Penguin follows his curiosity to explore the measurement idea of depth by diving into the sea and finding the creatures at different depths. Includes large poster. | |

Mathematics | Length. | |

## Henry's Map by David ElliotPublisher: Random House (2013) ISBN: 9781775533306 | ||

Description | "Henry is a particular sort of pig" and in an effort to record the proper place for everything on the farm he sets out to create a map. A great story about representing a 3-D environment in a 2-D map and ground views and bird's eye views. | |

Mathematics | Simple maps. |

## Level 3 measurement

## Counting on Frank, by Rod ClementPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) ISBN: 039570393X Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | A boy asks and answers questions such as "how long a line will my ball point pen draw?", and "how many humpback whales would fit in my house?" | |

Mathematics | Measurement. Enlargement. | |

## How big is it? A book all about bigness, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918081 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Length, volume, area. | |

## How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439918677 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, distance, time. | |

## How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918669 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, mass. | |

## Belonging, by Jeannie BakerPublisher: Walker Books ISBN: 9781406305487 | ||

Description | A wordless book that depicts the first 24 years of a person’s life documenting the changes that occur within her room, her life and outside in her community. | |

Mathematics | Time, years, decades. | |

## The story of everything: From the big bang until now, by Neal LaytonPublisher: Barron’s ISBN: 0764159852 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | A interactive pop-up book that gives a humourous account of the history of the universe and evolution of life on earth. | |

Mathematics | Time, millennia, centuries, years, million. | |

## The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905 | ||

Description | The discovery of the Terra-cotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume. | |

Mathematics | Volume, space. | |

## The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806 | ||

Description | The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army. | |

Mathematics | Area, 2-D shape. | |

## In a minute, by Shelagh McNicholasPublisher: Little Bee ISBN: 9781845392406 This book may no longer be available for purchase.Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Duration of a minute using the saying 'In a minute'. | |

Mathematics | Time. | |

## Zachary Zormer shape transformer, by Joanne ReisbergPublisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570918766 | ||

Description | A interactive pop-up book that gives a humourous account of the history of the universe and evolution of life on earth. | |

Mathematics | Area, length, perimeter. | |

## The Warlord's Fish, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565549643 | ||

Description | A story about the creation of a compass to assist the characters in finding their way home after being lost in a storm. Describes pathways, direction and workings of a compass. | |

Mathematics | Compass direction. | |

## The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589802713 | ||

Description | As a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time. | |

Mathematics | Rate, speed. | |

## The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589803787 | ||

Description | In a time without clocks, the characters have to find a way to create an alarm that ensures they wake up in time. The answer is a water clock! | |

Mathematics | Time, rate. |

## Level 4 measurement

## Counting on Frank, by Rod ClementPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) ISBN: 039570393X Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | A boy asks and answers questions such as "how long a line will my ball point pen draw?", and "how many humpback whales would fit in my house?" | |

Mathematics | Measurement. Enlargement. | |

## How big is it? A book all about bigness, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918081 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Length, volume, area. | |

## How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439918677 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, distance, time. | |

## How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918669 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, mass. | |

## The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905 | ||

Description | The discovery of the Terra-cotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume. | |

Mathematics | Volume, space. | |

## The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806 | ||

Description | The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army. | |

Mathematics | Area, 2-D shape. | |

## The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589802713 | ||

Description | As a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time. | |

Mathematics | Rate, speed. | |

## The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589803787 | ||

Description | In a time without clocks, the characters have to find a way to create an alarm that ensures they wake up in time. The answer is a water clock! | |

Mathematics | Time, rate. |