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Picture books with level 2 content

Level 1 statistics

That’s A Possibility, by Bruce Goldstone

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company      ISBN: 0805089985
DescriptionIntroduces 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.
MathematicsProbability, vocabulary.

Probably pistachio, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins      ISBN: 0064467341
DescriptionOver a day Jack discovers the meanings of certain, likely and possible.
MathematicsProbability, vocabulary.

Level 2 algebra

One is a snail, ten is a crab: A counting feet book, by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre

Publisher: 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.
MathematicsNumber patterns.

Wild Fibonacci - Nature's secret revealed, by Joy Hulme

Publisher: Tricycle Press      ISBN: 9781582463247
DescriptionAn introduction to the Fibonacci number sequence and its presence in the animal world, such as in the curve of beaks and claws.
MathematicsNumber patterns.

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 2 measurement

Diary of a worm, by Doreen Cronin

Publisher: Harper Collins      ISBN: 006000150X
Description
A juvenile worm keeps a journal over several weeks documenting the events of his life.
MathematicsTime, date, months.

365 Penguins, by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet

Publisher: Abrams      ISBN: 9780810944602
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionOn day one a penguin turns up, day by day the numbers grow.
Mathematics
Time, factors, grouping.

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).

In a minute, by Shelagh McNicholas

Publisher: Little Bee      ISBN: 9781845392406
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionDuration of a minute using the saying 'In a minute'.
Mathematics
Time.

Get up and go!, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: 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.
Timelines.

Before and after: A book of nature timescapes, by Jan Thornhill

Publisher: 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.
MathematicsTime, standard units, vocabulary.

The Warlord's Fish, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1565549643
DescriptionA 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.
MathematicsCompass direction.

Jim and the Beanstalk, by Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin Books      ISBN: 9780140500776
DescriptionJim befriends the giant and needs to measure him up for some new glasses and teeth.
Mathematics
Length.

How Big was a Dinosaur? by Anna Milbourne

Publisher: Usborne (2011)      ISBN: 9781409506775
DescriptionPipkin 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 Milbourne

Publisher: Usborne (2008)      ISBN: 9781409583202
DescriptionPipkin 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 Milbourne

Publisher: Usborne (2009)      ISBN: 9780746096086
DescriptionPipkin 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 ElliotBy a New Zealand author.

Publisher: 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 2 statistics

That’s A Possibility, by Bruce Goldstone

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company      ISBN: 0805089985
DescriptionIntroduces 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.
MathematicsProbability, vocabulary.

Lemonade for sale, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins      ISBN: 9780064467155
DescriptionThe kids club track the success of their lemonade stall by graphing their sales for a week.
MathematicsBar graphs.