# Picture books with level 3 content

## Level 3 number

## How big is a million?, by Serena RigliettiPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Powers of ten to 1 million. | |

## On beyond a million, by David M. SchwartzPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Place value, large whole numbers. | |

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

Mathematics | Numbers 1 million to 1 trillion. | |

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Description | A child sees the maths problems in everything in their daily life. | |

Mathematics | Problems linked to multiple aspects of mathematics. | |

## 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. | |

## 365 Penguins, by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle JolivetPublisher: Abrams ISBN: 9780810944602 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | On day one a penguin turns up, day by day the numbers grow. | |

Mathematics | Time, factors, grouping. | |

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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 Activity based on this book. | ||

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. | |

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Description | With reference to words of art the reader is challenged to combine numbers to 10. | |

Mathematics | Combining numbers to 10. | |

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Description | A group of 11 friends explore seating arrangements on carnival rides. | |

Mathematics | Division with remainders. | |

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Description | A group of children learn about place value as they attempt to collect 5000 cans to recycle. | |

Mathematics | Place value. | |

## A million dots, by Andrew ClementsPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Place value, large whole numbers. | |

## Great estimations, by Bruce GoldstonePublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Estimation, rounding, multiplying. | |

## 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. | |

## 50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Mathematics, by Anne RooneyPublisher: Quercus Books UK (2011) ISBN: 9780857386021 | ||

Description | A 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 BrownPublisher: Reed ISBN: 9781869486839 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Pukeko goes searching for donations from the other native birds to make a cloak for her friend Gecko. | |

Mathematics | Sums of number sequences. | |

## The rabbit problem, by Emily GravettPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781442412552 | ||

Description | The Fibonacci sequence is explored by a family of rabbits over the course of one year. | |

Mathematics | Number patterns. |

## Level 3 geometry

## The warlord's puzzle, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565544951 | ||

Description | The 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. | |

Mathematics | Shape. | |

## A cloak for the dreamer, by Aileen FriedmanPublisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780590489874 | ||

Description | The tailor's three sons explore shapes that fit together as they make cloaks for the Archduke. | |

Mathematics | Tesselation. | |

## Zoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140557749 | ||

Description | A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement. | |

Mathematics | Transformation. | |

## Re-Zoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140556940 | ||

Description | A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement | |

Mathematics | Transformation. | |

## The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905 | ||

Description | The 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. | |

Mathematics | Volume, space. | |

## The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806 | ||

Description | The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army. | |

Mathematics | Area, 2-D shape. |

## Level 3 measurement

## Counting on Frank, by Rod ClementPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) ISBN: 039570393X Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | A 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 HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918081 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Length, volume, area. | |

## How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439918677 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, distance, time. | |

## How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918669 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, mass. | |

## Belonging, by Jeannie BakerPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Time, years, decades. | |

## The story of everything: From the big bang until now, by Neal LaytonPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Time, millennia, centuries, years, million. | |

## The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905 | ||

Description | The 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. | |

Mathematics | Volume, space. | |

## The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806 | ||

Description | The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army. | |

Mathematics | Area, 2-D shape. | |

## 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. | |

## Zachary Zormer shape transformer, by Joanne ReisbergPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Area, length, perimeter. | |

## 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. | |

## The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589802713 | ||

Description | As a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time. | |

Mathematics | Rate, speed. | |

## The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589803787 | ||

Description | In 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! | |

Mathematics | Time, rate. |

## Level 3 statistics

## Uno’s garden, by Graeme BasePublisher: Penguin Viking ISBN: 0670041912 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | Uno 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. | |

Mathematics | Populations. | |

## A very improbable story, by Edward EinhornPublisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570918728 | ||

Description | A 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. | |

Mathematics | Probability and chance. | |

## Anno’s three little pigs, by Mitsumasa Anno and Tuyosi MoriPublisher: Bodley Head Children's Books ISBN: 03070308980 | ||

Description | The wolf is trying to locate one of the three little pigs. He explores combinations and permutations in the process. | |

Mathematics | Combinations and permutations. | |

## Tell me if you like, by Gérard GréverandPublisher: 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. | |

Mathematics | Statistics, survey. |