Level 1 number
Friends you can count on, by Debbie TipunaPublisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd ISBN: 1869485386
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Activity based on this book. 

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.  
Equal shmequal, by Virginia KrollPublisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 1570918929


Description  A mouse explores what it means to be equal using the concept of balance.  
Mathematics  Meanings of equals.  
100 things, by Masayuki SebePublisher: Gecko Press ISBN: 9781877467820
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Activity based on this book. 

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


Mathematics  Combinations of numbers to 10.  
My Māori numbers, by Tracy DuncanPublisher: Reed Publishing ISBN: 9781869488390
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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.  
Give me half!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780064467018


Description  Two children learn how to share one or two food items between them fairly.  
Mathematics  Halving, including fraction notation.  
The most amazing hideandseek numbers book, by Robert CrowtherPublisher: Walker Books Ltd ISBN: 9780763650292
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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
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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
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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.


123 with Millvy  Numbers in EnglishPublisher: InnovoNZ Limited ISBN: 9780473540302


Description  Follow Millvy as he gathers friends and food for a big New Year’s Day beach party, counting along the way.  
Mathematics 
Numbers to 10 and counting.

Level 1 algebra
The doubling duo, by Calvin IronsPublisher: McGrawHill Australia ISBN: 0732726182
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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
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Description  Nanny Mihi enlists the help of her visiting mokopuna to find a misplaced box of treasures.  
Mathematics  3shapes 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 easytounderstand 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. 