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Picture books with geometry content

Level 1 geometry

Nanny Mihi’s treasure hunt, by Melanie DreweryBy a New Zealand author.

Publisher: Reed      ISBN: 1869486811
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionNanny Mihi enlists the help of her visiting mokopuna to find a misplaced box of treasures.
Mathematics3-shapes and geometry vocabulary.

A lion in the night, by Pamela Allen

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton      ISBN: 9780140509397
DescriptionA lion steals a baby from the castle and takes her on a wild ride through the night. The members of the court have to follow the lion's path.
MathematicsDirections and pathways.

Pepetuna, by Denise WhitmoreBy a New Zealand author.

Publisher: Penguin      ISBN: 9780143504962
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionThe life cycle of a Pepetuna moth in relation to the life of a child.
Mathematics
Symmetry (Level 1), timelines (Level 2).

Perfect Square, by Michael Hall

Publisher: Greenwillow      ISBN: 9780061915130
DescriptionA square reinvents itself over the week as it changes shape through a series of misadventures.
Mathematics
2D shape.

Level 2 geometry

The greedy triangle, by Marilyn Burns

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks      ISBN: 9780545042208
DescriptionA story about a triangle that wants to change its number of sides.
MathematicsFeatures of shapes.

My Map Book, by Sara Fanelli

Publisher: Walker Books     ISBN: 9780060264550
DescriptionA look at mapping from a variety of perspectives including the neighbourhood, family map, and a bedroom.
MathematicsMaps.

Perfect Square, by Michael Hall

Publisher: Greenwillow      ISBN: 9780061915130
DescriptionA square reinvents itself over the week as it changes shape through a series of misadventures.
Mathematics
2D shape.

Level 3 geometry

The warlord's puzzle, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1565544951
DescriptionThe geometric puzzle, the tangram, is explored in the context of a challenge issued by an ancient Chinese warlord to put a tile broken into 7 pieces back together again.
MathematicsShape.

A cloak for the dreamer, by Aileen Friedman

Publisher: Scholastic Press      ISBN: 9780590489874
DescriptionThe tailor's three sons explore shapes that fit together as they make cloaks for the Archduke.
MathematicsTesselation.

Zoom, by Istvan Banyai

Publisher: Puffin       ISBN: 9780140557749
DescriptionA wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement.
MathematicsTransformation.

Re-Zoom, by Istvan Banyai

Publisher: Puffin      ISBN: 9780140556940
DescriptionA wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement
MathematicsTransformation.

The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1589806905
DescriptionThe 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.
MathematicsVolume, space.

The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1589801806
DescriptionThe characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army.
MathematicsArea, 2-D shape.

Level 4 geometry

A cloak for the dreamer, by Aileen Friedman

Publisher: Scholastic Press      ISBN: 9780590489874
DescriptionThe tailor's three sons explore shapes that fit together as they make cloaks for the Archduke.
MathematicsTesselation.

Zoom, by Istvan Banyai

Publisher: Puffin       ISBN: 9780140557749
DescriptionA wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement.
MathematicsTransformation.

Re-Zoom, by Istvan Banyai

Publisher: Puffin      ISBN: 9780140556940
DescriptionA wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement
MathematicsTransformation.

The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1589806905
DescriptionThe 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.
MathematicsVolume, space.

The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1589801806
DescriptionThe characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army.
MathematicsArea, 2-D shape.