Level 1 number
Friends you can count on, by Debbie TipunaPublisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd ISBN: 1869485386
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Activity based on this book. 

Description  A counting book featuring New Zealand animals.  
Mathematics 
Numbers to 10.


Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons, by Eric LitwinPublisher: Harper ISBN: 9780062110589
Activity based on this book. 

Description  Pete the cat loses this buttons… or does he? Includes a very catchy song keeping track as the buttons pop off.  
Mathematics  Subtraction to 5.  
Minnie's diner: A multiplying menu, by Dayle Ann DoddsPublisher: Candlewick (2004) ISBN: 9780763633134
Activity based on this book. 

Description 
Through the repeated refrain of “Make it a double!” a family of brothers reveals the power of multiplication as they order from the menu at Minnie’s Diner.


Mathematics  Doubles.  
Equal shmequal, by Virginia KrollPublisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 1570918929


Description  A mouse explores what it means to be equal using the concept of balance.  
Mathematics  Meanings of equals.  
100 things, by Masayuki SebePublisher: Gecko Press ISBN: 9781877467820
Activity based on this book. 

Description  A series of large double page spreads depicting sets of 100 in different arrangements including groups of 5, 10, 20, arrays and lines.  
Mathematics  Groupings within a 100.  
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.


The very hungry caterpillar, by Eric CarlePublisher: Puffin Books ISBN: 0140569324


Description 
Tells the story of a caterpillar's week, as it eats its way through various food, forms a cocoon and then turns into a butterfly.


Mathematics 
Counting sequence to five.
Days of the week.


Ten apples up on top!, by Dr SeussPublisher: HarperCollins Children's Books ISBN: 9780679892472


Description  A dog, a tiger, and a lion, compete to see how many apples they can balance on their heads.  
Mathematics 
Numbers to 10.


How many kisses good night, by Jean Monrad ThomasPublisher: Random House ISBN: 067988226X
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Description 
In her bedtime routine the little girl asks “how many?”. Her questions will engage the reader.


Mathematics  Number quantity.  
How many kisses do you want tonight?, by Varsha BajajPublisher: Koala Books ISBN: 9780316067355


Description 
The question “how many kisses do you want tonight?” is asked and answered by young animals and children.


Mathematics  Numbers to 10.  
One bear lost, by Karen Hayles and Jenny JonesPublisher: Parragon Books ISBN: 9781407591421


Description 
Ten bears leave the group one at a time, until one is left on his own.


Mathematics  Backwards number sequence from 10.  
Bears on wheels, by Stan and Jan BerenstainPublisher: Random House ISBN: 9780385391368
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Description 
An adventure with bears stacking in different combinations as they ride bikes.


Mathematics  Combinations of numbers to 10.  
My Māori numbers, by Tracy DuncanPublisher: Reed Publishing ISBN: 9781869488390
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Description  NZ creatures, plants and children are used as contexts for matching terms to 10 using both Te Reo and English.  
Mathematics  Number identification.  
Give me half!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780064467018


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: 9780763650292


Description  A flaps and flags book that reveals groups of creatures to 100.  
Mathematics  Numbers to 100.  
Little Quack's Hide and Seek, by Lauren ThompsonPublisher: Pocket Books ISBN: 9781416903253


Description  Five little ducks play hide and seek from their Mother. One at a time they hide linking in subtraction.  
Mathematics 
Subtraction.


Next Please, by Ernst Jandl and Norman JungePublisher: Red Fox ISBN: 0099439336
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Description  The line up of toys wait their turns to visit the doctor.  
Mathematics 
Ordering, subtraction to 5.


Nigel's Numberless World, by Lucy CoatsPublisher: Dorling Kindersley (2000) ISBN: 0751372285
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Description  What would happen if you wished all the numbers in the world away? Nigel does and spends his birthday finding out about the chaos he has created and how numbers help him make sense of his world after all.  
Mathematics 
Number sense.

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
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  Part whole and multiplicative thinking, number combinations.  
Nesta and the missing zero, by Julie LeibrichPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 1869437306


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
Activity based on this book. 

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
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.


Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream, by Cindy Neuschwander.Publisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780590300124


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.


Takahē maths, by Julie EllisPublisher: OneTree House ISBN: 9780995117518


Description  Tells the story of changes to takahē population numbers using both text and equations.  
Mathematics  Addition and subtraction of multidigit numbers.  
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


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


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


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 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.  
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.  
Maths curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane SmithPublisher: Viking Juvenile ISBN: 9780670861941


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 JeanLuc 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.


The great divide: A mathematical marathon, by Dayle Ann DoddsPublisher: Candlewick ISBN: 9780763615925
Activity based on this book. 

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.


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.  
Divide and ride, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780064467100


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.  
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 nonfiction 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 1013, 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 23 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 4 number
Anno’s mysterious multiplying jar, by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa AnnoPublisher: Penguin Putman ISBN: 0698117530
Activity based on this book. 

Description  This is a simple and colourful demonstration of the concept of factorials within a fantasy world inside a single jar.  
Mathematics  Factorials.  
The number devil: A mathematical adventure, by Hans Magnus EnzensbergerPublisher: Granta Books ISBN: 9781862078284


Description 
Follow 12 yearold Robert as he does battle with his attitude to maths each night in his dreams as he is visited by The Number Devil. An illustrated novel that presents complex (and simple) mathematical concepts in engaging ways.


Mathematics  Number, algebra, sequence, prime, squares, decimals.  
Maths curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane SmithPublisher: Viking Juvenile ISBN: 9780670861941


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


Mathematics  Problems linked to multiple aspects of mathematics.  
Fibonacci’s cows, by Ray GalvinPublisher: Shortland Publications ISBN: 0790125501
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Description 
A short illustrated novella that introduces Fibonacci’s key ideas including the Fibonacci number sequence, the Golden Angle and the Golden Number.


Mathematics  Proportion, ratio, sequence, angle.  
Big numbers, by Mary and John GribbinPublisher: Wizard Books ISBN: 1840464313


Description 
An illustrated series of short nonfiction articles on topics involving very large and very small numbers. It all depends on what you’re measuring.


Mathematics  Measurement, large numbers, decimals, million, time size, distance.  
A story of natural numbers, by David DemantPublisher: Black Dog Books ISBN: 9781742030289
This book may no longer be available for purchase. 

Description 
A graphically engaging and colourful illustrated nonfiction book about 0123456789, their history, uses and power.


Mathematics  Natural numbers, calculation, bases, number systems.  
Murderous maths numbers: the key to the universe, by Kjartan PoskittPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9781407107110


Description 
One of the Murderous Maths large series of humourous nonfiction books that explore the world of mathematics with cartoons, engaging and quirky contexts and diagrams. Filled with puzzles and problems and “no boring sums!”.


Mathematics  Number, algebra, bases, sequences, calculation.  
50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Mathematics, by Anne RooneyPublisher: Quercus Books UK (2011) ISBN: 9780857386021


Description  A book for kids aged 1013, 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 23 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.
