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Picture books with level 3 content

Level 3 number

How big is a million?, by Serena Riglietti

Publisher: Usbourne     ISBN: 9780746077696
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Activity based on this book.
Description
Pipkin the Penguin goes in search of a set of 1 million things. Along the way he discovers place value amounts of 10, 100, and 1000 but it’s not until he is shown the stars that he can begin to imagine the scope of 1 million.
MathematicsPowers of ten to 1 million.

On beyond a million, by David M. Schwartz

Publisher: Dragonfly Books     ISBN: 0440411777
Description
This is a counting book based on the powers of ten. The place value house names are revealed as the powers climb.
MathematicsPlace value, large whole numbers.

How much is a million?, by David Schwartz

Publisher: HarperCollins     ISBN: 9780688040499
Description
The relative size of large numbers is explored with pictures and interesting facts.
MathematicsNumbers 1 million to 1 trillion.

Maths curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Publisher: Viking Juvenile     ISBN: 9780670861941
Description
A child sees the maths problems in everything in their daily life.
MathematicsProblems linked to multiple aspects of mathematics.

The Warlord's Beads, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1565548639
DescriptionA story that describes the creation of an abacus as a way to manage a systematic count.
MathematicsCounting, number systems, multiples.

365 Penguins, by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet

Publisher: Abrams      ISBN: 9780810944602
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionOn day one a penguin turns up, day by day the numbers grow.
Mathematics
Time, factors, grouping.

The great divide: A mathematical marathon, by Dayle Ann Dodds

Publisher: Candlewick      ISBN: 9780763615925
Activity based on this book.
Description80 competitors begin a marathon. The number remaining is systematically halved until 5 remain.
MathematicsHalving.

Spaghetti and Meatballs for all, by Marilyn Burns

Publisher: Scholastic      ISBN: 9780545044455
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionMr. and Mrs. Comfort need to arrange the tables and chairs to ensure all their guests have a seat.
Mathematics
Division, multiplication, equal shares.

Math-terpieces, by Greg Tang

Publisher: Scholastic Press     ISBN: 9780439443883
DescriptionWith reference to words of art the reader is challenged to combine numbers to 10.
MathematicsCombining numbers to 10.

Divide and ride, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins     ISBN: 9780064467100
DescriptionA group of 11 friends explore seating arrangements on carnival rides.
MathematicsDivision with remainders.

Earth day - hooray!, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins      ISBN: 9780060001292
DescriptionA group of children learn about place value as they attempt to collect 5000 cans to recycle.
MathematicsPlace value.

A million dots, by Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon & Schuster     ISBN: 9780689858246
Description
The book contains 1 million dots exactly and presents a picture of just how large this set really is! Along the way interesting facts are revealed as the large numbers are presented.
MathematicsPlace value, large whole numbers.

Great estimations, by Bruce Goldstone

Publisher: Scholastic      ISBN: 9780312608873
Description
A non-fiction introduction to training your eyes to estimate the size of sets using photographs of different kinds of objects in different contexts.
MathematicsEstimation, rounding, multiplying.

The Warlord's Puppeteers, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 158980077X
DescriptionThe characters must come to grips with the concept of proportion as they create new puppets.
MathematicsProportion, fraction.

Eat Your Math Homework- Recipes for Hungry Minds, by Ann McCallum

Publisher: Charlesbridge (2011)      ISBN: 9781570917806
DescriptionA 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.

50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Mathematics, by Anne Rooney

Publisher: Quercus Books UK (2011)      ISBN: 9780857386021
DescriptionA book for kids aged 10-13, about how mathematical concepts are applied in real life contexts using humour, graphics and clear explanations. Each of the 50 topics is covered over a 2-3 page spread. Topics include: How to crack a code (prime numbers), How to swat a fly (Cartesian plane), How to build a bridge (geometry of arches).
Mathematics
Ratios, fractions, multiplication, formulas, place value.

Level 3 algebra

Fifty-five feathers, by Ben BrownBy a New Zealand author.

Publisher: Reed      ISBN: 9781869486839
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionPukeko goes searching for donations from the other native birds to make a cloak for her friend Gecko.
MathematicsSums of number sequences.

The rabbit problem, by Emily Gravett

Publisher: Macmillan      ISBN: 9781442412552
DescriptionThe Fibonacci sequence is explored by a family of rabbits over the course of one year.
MathematicsNumber patterns.

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 3 measurement

Counting on Frank, by Rod Clement

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)      ISBN: 039570393X
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionA boy asks and answers questions such as "how long a line will my ball point pen draw?", and "how many humpback whales would fit in my house?"
Mathematics
Measurement.
Enlargement.

How big is it? A book all about bigness, by Ben Hillman

Publisher: Scholastic      ISBN:0439918081
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
DescriptionThis is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references.
MathematicsLength, volume, area.

How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben Hillman

Publisher: Scholastic      ISBN: 0439918677
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
DescriptionThis is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references.
MathematicsRate, distance, time.

How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben Hillman

Publisher: Scholastic      ISBN:0439918669
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
DescriptionThis is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references.
MathematicsRate, mass.

Belonging, by Jeannie Baker

Publisher: Walker Books      ISBN: 9781406305487
Description
A wordless book that depicts the first 24 years of a person’s life documenting the changes that occur within her room, her life and outside in her community.
MathematicsTime, years, decades.

The story of everything: From the big bang until now, by Neal Layton

Publisher: Barron’s      ISBN: 0764159852
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Description
A interactive pop-up book that gives a humourous account of the history of the universe and evolution of life on earth.
MathematicsTime, millennia, centuries, years, million.

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.

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.

Zachary Zormer shape transformer, by Joanne Reisberg

Publisher: Charlesbridge      ISBN: 9781570918766
Description
A interactive pop-up book that gives a humourous account of the history of the universe and evolution of life on earth.
MathematicsArea, length, perimeter.

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.

The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1589802713
DescriptionAs a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time.
MathematicsRate, speed.

The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton Pilegard

Publisher: Pelican      ISBN: 1589803787
DescriptionIn a time without clocks, the characters have to find a way to create an alarm that ensures they wake up in time. The answer is a water clock!
MathematicsTime, rate.

Level 3 statistics

Uno’s garden, by Graeme Base

Publisher: Penguin Viking      ISBN: 0670041912
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionUno arrives in the forest and is surrounded by a diversity of animals and plants. As the human population grows in one pattern it affects the other populations in other patterns.
MathematicsPopulations.

A very improbable story, by Edward Einhorn

Publisher: Charlesbridge      ISBN: 9781570918728
DescriptionA humourous exploration of probability that happens when Ethan wakes up to find a cat on his head. Set up several investigations of odds and develops statistical vocabulary.
MathematicsProbability and chance.

Anno’s three little pigs, by Mitsumasa Anno and Tuyosi Mori

Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books      ISBN: 03070308980
DescriptionThe wolf is trying to locate one of the three little pigs. He explores combinations and permutations in the process.
MathematicsCombinations and permutations.

Tell me if you like, by Gérard Gréverand

Publisher: Pavilion Children’s Books      ISBN: 184365010X
Description
A book of imaginative questions that can be used as springboards for developing surveys using different formats such as multiple choice, or continuums, or yes/no.
MathematicsStatistics, survey.