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Picture books with statistics content

Level 1 statistics

That’s A Possibility, by Bruce Goldstone

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company      ISBN: 0805089985
DescriptionIntroduces children to the ideas of something being possible, probable, or impossible. Each spread features an easy-to-understand scenario such as dice rolling, with questions about probable outcomes and simple explanations.
MathematicsProbability, vocabulary.

Probably pistachio, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins      ISBN: 9780739843840
DescriptionOver a day Jack discovers the meanings of certain, likely and possible.
MathematicsProbability, vocabulary.

Level 2 statistics

That’s A Possibility, by Bruce Goldstone

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company      ISBN: 0805089985
DescriptionIntroduces children to the ideas of something being possible, probable, or impossible. Each spread features an easy-to-understand scenario such as dice rolling, with questions about probable outcomes and simple explanations.
MathematicsProbability, vocabulary.

Lemonade for sale, by Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins      ISBN: 9780064467155
DescriptionThe kids club track the success of their lemonade stall by graphing their sales for a week.
MathematicsBar graphs.

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

Level 4 statistics

If the world was a village: A book about the world’s people, by David J. Smith

Publisher: Kids Can      ISBN: 1550747797
Activity based on this book.
DescriptionThis book asks the reader to shrink that population to 100 people, a village, keeping the proportions intact and imagine what the village looks like.
MathematicsPopulations, percentages.

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

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

World Watch

Publisher: Harper Collins (2012)      ISBN: 9780007488223
This book may no longer be available for purchase.
DescriptionCollins has compiled a wide range of statistics about world populations and presented them in a colourful and engaging way with info-graphics representing the proportional relationships within the data. Statistics on population, education and health, economy, environment and development are presented. It includes tables of individual countries data and a glossary.
Mathematics
Statistics, graphs, percentages.