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Picture books with measurement content

Level 1 measurement

Ernest, by Catherine Rayner

Publisher: MacMillan     ISBN: 9780230712553
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionErnest 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.
MathematicsArea and size.

Guess how much I love you, by Sam McBratney

Publisher: Walker Books      ISBN: 9781406342864
DescriptionLittle Nut Brown Hare discovers it is difficult to measure love using his experiences with length and height.
MathematicsLength and non standard units.

Twice my size, by Adrian Mitchell

Publisher: Igloo Books      ISBN: 0747541884
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Description
A comparative exploration of a series of friends, each one “twice the size” of the previous one.
MathematicsSize, comparison, vocabulary.

Good Morning, Good Night, by Erin DevlinBy a New Zealand author.

Publisher: Reed (2007)      ISBN: 9780143503842
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionExploration 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 Lia

Publisher: Gullane Children's Books     ISBN: 1862334935
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
Description
The girl is the smallest in the family, but in her imagination she can be as big as she wants.
MathematicsRelative size.

Tall, by Jez Alborough

Publisher: Walker Books      ISBN: 1406301736
DescriptionComparison of height of animals.
Mathematics
 Relative size.

How Big is Big? by Gretel Watson

Publisher: ABC Books      ISBN: 9780733323812
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
DescriptionMrs. 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 French

Publisher: Harper Collins      ISBN: 9780007351756
DescriptionThe daily life of a baby wombat.
Mathematics
Time.

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.

Time to Sleep, by Annemarie FlorianBy a New Zealand author.

Publisher: Reed (2004)      ISBN: 1869486749
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
DescriptionKiwi 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 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 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 4 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.

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.

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.