# Picture books with level 1 content

## Level 1 number

## Friends you can count on, by Debbie TipunaPublisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd ISBN: 1869485386 | ||

Description | A counting book featuring New Zealand animals. | |

Mathematics | Numbers to 10. | |

## Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons, by Eric LitwinPublisher: Harper ISBN: 9780062110589 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Pete the cat loses this buttons… or does he? Includes a very catchy song keeping track as the buttons pop off. | |

Mathematics | Subtraction to 5. | |

## Minnie's diner: A multiplying menu, by Dayle Ann DoddsPublisher: Candlewick (2004) ISBN: 9780763633134 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Through the repeated refrain of “Make it a double!” a family of brothers reveals the power of multiplication as they order from the menu at Minnie’s Diner. | |

Mathematics | Doubles. | |

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Description | A mouse explores what it means to be equal using the concept of balance. | |

Mathematics | Meanings of equals. | |

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Description | A series of large double page spreads depicting sets of 100 in different arrangements including groups of 5, 10, 20, arrays and lines. | |

Mathematics | Groupings within a 100. | |

## Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book, by Paul Giganti, Jr.Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 068813985X | ||

Description | A collection of maths puzzles which children can explore using counting, addition or multiplication. | |

Mathematics | Counting/Multiplicative thinking. | |

## The very hungry caterpillar, by Eric CarlePublisher: Puffin Books ISBN: 0140569324 | ||

Description | Tells the story of a caterpillar's week, as it eats its way through various food, forms a cocoon and then turns into a butterfly. | |

Mathematics | Counting sequence to five. Days of the week. | |

## Ten apples up on top!, by Dr SeussPublisher: HarperCollins Children's Books ISBN: 9780679892472 | ||

Description | A dog, a tiger, and a lion, compete to see how many apples they can balance on their heads. | |

Mathematics | Numbers to 10. | |

## How many kisses good night, by Jean Monrad ThomasPublisher: Random House ISBN: 067988226X This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | In her bedtime routine the little girl asks “how many?”. Her questions will engage the reader. | |

Mathematics | Number quantity. | |

## How many kisses do you want tonight?, by Varsha BajajPublisher: Koala Books ISBN: 9780316067355 | ||

Description | The question “how many kisses do you want tonight?” is asked and answered by young animals and children. | |

Mathematics | Numbers to 10. | |

## One bear lost, by Karen Hayles and Jenny JonesPublisher: Parragon Books ISBN: 9781407591421 | ||

Description | Ten bears leave the group one at a time, until one is left on his own. | |

Mathematics | Backwards number sequence from 10. | |

## Bears on wheels, by Stan and Jan BerenstainPublisher: Random House ISBN: 9780385391368 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | An adventure with bears stacking in different combinations as they ride bikes. | |

Mathematics | Combinations of numbers to 10. | |

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Description | NZ creatures, plants and children are used as contexts for matching terms to 10 using both Te Reo and English. | |

Mathematics | Number identification. | |

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Description | Two children learn how to share one or two food items between them fairly. | |

Mathematics | Halving, including fraction notation. | |

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Description | A flaps and flags book that reveals groups of creatures to 100. | |

Mathematics | Numbers to 100. | |

## Little Quack's Hide and Seek, by Lauren ThompsonPublisher: Pocket Books ISBN: 9781416903253 | ||

Description | Five little ducks play hide and seek from their Mother. One at a time they hide linking in subtraction. | |

Mathematics | Subtraction. | |

## Next Please, by Ernst Jandl and Norman JungePublisher: Red Fox ISBN: 0099439336 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | The line up of toys wait their turns to visit the doctor. | |

Mathematics | Ordering, subtraction to 5. | |

## Nigel's Numberless World, by Lucy CoatsPublisher: Dorling Kindersley (2000) ISBN: 0751372285 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | What would happen if you wished all the numbers in the world away? Nigel does and spends his birthday finding out about the chaos he has created and how numbers help him make sense of his world after all. | |

Mathematics | Number sense. |

## Level 1 algebra

## The doubling duo, by Calvin IronsPublisher: McGraw-Hill Australia ISBN: 0732726182 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | Number patterns are introduced in many ways. Here two performers introduce doubling. | |

Mathematics | Number patterns. |

## Level 1 geometry

## Nanny Mihi’s treasure hunt, by Melanie DreweryPublisher: Reed ISBN: 1869486811 This book may no longer be available for purchase.Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Nanny Mihi enlists the help of her visiting mokopuna to find a misplaced box of treasures. | |

Mathematics | 3-shapes and geometry vocabulary. | |

## A lion in the night, by Pamela AllenPublisher: Hodder and Stoughton ISBN: 9780140509397 | ||

Description | A 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. | |

Mathematics | Directions and pathways. | |

## 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). | |

## Perfect Square, by Michael HallPublisher: Greenwillow ISBN: 9780061915130 | ||

Description | A square reinvents itself over the week as it changes shape through a series of misadventures. | |

Mathematics | 2D shape. | |

## They all saw a cat, by Brendan WenzelPublisher: Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452150130 | ||

Description | This book follows the adventures of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. In this case, how cats look very different depending on your point of view. | |

Mathematics | Position and orientation, and spatial awareness. |

## 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 1 statistics

## That’s A Possibility, by Bruce GoldstonePublisher: Henry Holt & Company ISBN: 0805089985 | ||

Description | Introduces children to the ideas of something being possible, probable, or impossible. Each spread features an easy-to-understand scenario such as dice rolling, with questions about probable outcomes and simple explanations. | |

Mathematics | Probability, vocabulary. | |

## Probably pistachio, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 0064467341 | ||

Description | Over a day Jack discovers the meanings of certain, likely and possible. | |

Mathematics | Probability, vocabulary. |