# Picture books with number content

## Level 1 number

## Friends you can count on, by Debbie TipunaPublisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd ISBN: 1869485386 | ||

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. | |

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Description | A mouse explores what it means to be equal using the concept of balance. | |

Mathematics | Meanings of equals. | |

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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 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

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 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | An adventure with bears stacking in different combinations as they ride bikes. | |

Mathematics | Combinations of numbers to 10. | |

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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. | |

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Description | Two children learn how to share one or two food items between them fairly. | |

Mathematics | Halving, including fraction notation. | |

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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 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

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 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

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. | |

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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. | |

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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. | |

## 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. | |

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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. | |

## 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. | |

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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. | |

## 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. | |

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Description | Two children learn the relative size of one half as they have to share food with more and more children. | |

Mathematics | Fractions. | |

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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. | |

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Description | Australian animals multiply. Add the things they have to do. | |

Mathematics | Multiplication and addition. | |

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Description | Two children learn how to share one or two food items between them fairly. | |

Mathematics | Halving, including fraction notation. | |

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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. | |

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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 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 year-old 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. | |

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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. | |

## Fibonacci’s cows, by Ray GalvinPublisher: Shortland Publications ISBN: 0790125501 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

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 non-fiction 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 non-fiction book about 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9, 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 non-fiction 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 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. |