Level 2 number
The biggest number in the universe, by Julie LeibrichPublisher: Scholastic New Zealand ISBN: 1869436024 

Description  A girl borrows a very large number from her neighbour to take to school with her, but it does not work out as she plans.  
Mathematics 
Different types of numbers. 

One is a snail, ten is a crab: A counting feet book, by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff SayrePublisher: Walker (2004) ISBN: 1844281647 

Description 
When you are counting by feet then 1 is a snail and 2 is a person and 4 is a dog! This book uses the number of feet on various animals to be the units by which numbers can be expressed. 

Mathematics  Part whole and multiplicative thinking, number combinations.  
Nesta and the missing zero, by Julie LeibrichPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 1869437306 This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

Description 
The impact on the world is immense when zero goes missing. Nesta discovers that zero means more than “nothing”. 

Mathematics  Place value.  
How much is a million?, by David SchwartzPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780688040499 

Description 
The relative size of large numbers is explored with pictures and interesting facts. 

Mathematics  Numbers 1 million to 1 trillion.  
One hundred hungry ants, by Elinor J. PinczesPublisher: Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780395971239 

Description 
A group of ants explores arrays for 100 as they try to find the fastest way to get to the picnic. 

Mathematics  Multiplication, arrays.  
A remainder of one, by Elinor J. PinczesPublisher: Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780618250776 

Description 
A group of 25 marching bugs assemble themselves in various arrays trying to get to even rows and not have a remainder. 

Mathematics  Division, arrays.  
The Warlord's Beads, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565548639 

Description  A story that describes the creation of an abacus as a way to manage a systematic count.  
Mathematics  Counting, number systems, multiples.  
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, by Leigh HobbsPublisher: Allen and Unwin ISBN: 9781741757699 

Description  A hilarious story where Mr. Chicken goes to visit Paris. Full of incidental maths conversations.  
Mathematics 
Arrays, grouping. 

The great divide: A mathematical marathon, by Dayle Ann DoddsPublisher: Candlewick ISBN: 9780763615925 

Description  80 competitors begin a marathon. The number remaining is systematically halved until 5 remain.  
Mathematics  Halving.  
Spaghetti and Meatballs for all, by Marilyn BurnsPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9780545044455 

Description  Mr. and Mrs. Comfort need to arrange the tables and chairs to ensure all their guests have a seat.  
Mathematics 
Division, multiplication, equal shares. 

Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream, by Cindy Neuschwander.Publisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780590300124 This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

Description  Amanda Bean discovers the advantages of using multiplication as a strategy for counting large numbers.  
Mathematics 
Counting/Multiplicative thinking. 

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. 

Mathterpieces, by Greg TangPublisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780439443883 

Description  With reference to words of art the reader is challenged to combine numbers to 10.  
Mathematics  Combining numbers to 10.  
I'll teach my dog 100 words, by Michael FrithPublisher: Random House ISBN: 0394826922 

Description 
As the boy teaches his dog 100 words, the progress is tracked. 

Mathematics  Numbers to 100.  
Bears on wheels, by Stan and Jan BerenstainPublisher: Random House ISBN: 9780394809670 

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

Mathematics  Combinations of numbers to 10.  
Half a slice of bread and butter, by Peter DurkinPublisher: Sra ISBN: 9780383036940 This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

Description 
Two children learn the relative size of one half as they have to share food with more and more children. 

Mathematics  Fractions.  
Divide and ride, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780590214278 

Description  A group of 11 friends explore seating arrangements on carnival rides.  
Mathematics  Division with remainders.  
Earth day  hooray!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780060001292 

Description  A group of children learn about place value as they attempt to collect 5000 cans to recycle.  
Mathematics  Place value.  
Too many kangaroo things to do!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: SteckVaughn Company ISBN: 9780739825617 

Description  Australian animals multiply. Add the things they have to do.  
Mathematics  Multiplication and addition.  
Give me half!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 978006447018 

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: 9780744561715 This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

Description  A flaps and flags book that reveals groups of creatures to 100.  
Mathematics  Numbers to 100.  
Apple fractions, by Jerry PallottaPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 978043939013 This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

Description 
Key fractional concepts are explored within the context of slicing up apples (but there is lots of information about apples too!) 

Mathematics  Fractions.  
The Warlord's Puppeteers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 158980077X 

Description  The characters must come to grips with the concept of proportion as they create new puppets.  
Mathematics  Proportion, fraction.  
Eat Your Math Homework Recipes for Hungry Minds, by Ann McCallumPublisher: Charlesbridge (2011) ISBN: 9781570917806 

Description  A collection of recipes each illustrating a mathematical idea and with suggestions for further explorations and including fun facts. For example explore tessellation with a brownie recipe, probability with trail mix, or Fibonacci's sequence with fruit kebabs.  
Mathematics 
Algebra, probability, fractions. 
Level 2 algebra
One is a snail, ten is a crab: A counting feet book, by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff SayrePublisher: Walker (2004) ISBN: 1844281647
Activity based on this book. 

Description 
When you are counting by feet then 1 is a snail and 2 is a person and 4 is a dog! This book uses the number of feet on various animals to be the units by which numbers can be expressed.


Mathematics  Number patterns.  
Wild Fibonacci  Nature's secret revealed, by Joy HulmePublisher: Tricycle Press ISBN: 9781582463247


Description  An introduction to the Fibonacci number sequence and its presence in the animal world, such as in the curve of beaks and claws.  
Mathematics  Number patterns. 
Level 2 geometry
The greedy triangle, by Marilyn BurnsPublisher: Scholastic Paperbacks ISBN: 9780545042208


Description  A story about a triangle that wants to change its number of sides.  
Mathematics  Features of shapes.  
My Map Book, by Sara FanelliPublisher: Walker Books ISBN: 9780060264550


Description  A look at mapping from a variety of perspectives including the neighbourhood, family map, and a bedroom.  
Mathematics  Maps.  
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 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 JeanLuc 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
This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

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
This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

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
This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

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 3D environment in a 2D map and ground views and bird's eye views.  
Mathematics 
Simple maps.

Level 2 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.  
Lemonade for sale, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780064467155


Description  The kids club track the success of their lemonade stall by graphing their sales for a week.  
Mathematics  Bar graphs. 