Balliet, Blue, “Chasing Vermeer”. Scholastic, 2005
See for excellent web support!

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus, “The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
(Holt, 2000)
Look for the video game based on the book - for kids! Great reviews!

Juster, Norton.
The Phantom Tollbooth. New York: Random House, 1972. (ISBN 0-394-82199-8)

Tumanov, Vladimir, “
Jayden’s Rescue”. Scholastic Canada Ltd.
To order the novel and a Teacher Guide written by Ray Appel CLICK HERE!

Books about Numeracy

Devlin, Keith, "The Math Instinct:Why You're a Mathematical Genius" Thunder's Mouth Press, New York 2005.

Paulos, John Allen, "
Innumeracy" Hill and Wang Publishing 1988
(What? We can answers pages and pages of computation questions and 'basic facts', and we're still innumerate? Hmmmmm...)

Pappas, Theoni, "
The Magic of Mathematics" Wide World Publishing 1994
(Check out anything by Pappas! Excellent for real world applications!)

Picture Books

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House. New York: Philomel Books, 1982. (ISBN 0-399-20896-8)

Anno, Mitsumasa.
Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar. New York: Philomel, 1983. (ISBN 0-399-20951-4)

Birch, David.
The King's Chessboard. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1988. (ISBN 0-8037-0365-1)

Burns, Marilyn.
The Greedy Triangle. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. (A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book) 1994. (ISBN 0-590-48991-7)

Burns, Marilyn.
The I Hate Mathematics Book. Little, Brown & Company, 1975. (ISBN 0-316-11741-1)

Burns, Marilyn.
Math for Smarty Pants. Little, Brown & Company, 1982. (ISBN 0-316-11739-0)

Clement, Rod.
Counting on Frank. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1991. (ISBN 0-8368-0960-2)

Friedman, Aileen.
A Cloak for the Dreamer. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. (A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book), 1994. (ISBN 0-590-48987-9)

Froman, Robert.
Angles Are As Easy As Pie. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. (ISBN 0-690-00916-X) HarperCollins Publishers.

Giganti, Paul, Jr.
Each Orange Had 8 Slices. New York:Greenwillow Books, 1992. (ISBN 0-688-10428-2)

Hutchins, Pat.
The Doorbell Rang. New York: Greenwillow Publishers, 1986. (ISBN 0-688-05251-7)

Leedy, Loreen,
2 x 2 = Boo! New York: Holiday House, 1995. (ISBN 0-8234-1190-7)

Mahy, Margaret.
17 Kings and 42 Elephants. New York: A Puffin Pied Piper Book, 1990. ISBN 0-14-054597-2

Merriam, Eve.
12 Ways to Get to 11. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN 0-671-75544-7)

Neuschwander, Cindy, “
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure Charlesbridge Publishing (April 1997)

Pappas, Theoni.
Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publishing Tetra, 1991. (ISBN 0-933174-74-8)

Paul, Ann Whitford.
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet. HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. (ISBN 0-06-024689-8)

Pinczes, Elinor J.
One Hundred Hungry Ants. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. (ISBN 0-395-63116-5)

Schwartz, David.
How Much is a Million? New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1985. (ISBN 0-688-04049-7) Also available in paperback from Scholastic Inc. (ISBN 0-590-33966-4)

Scieszka, Jon, “
Math CurseViking Juvenile; Library Binding edition (October 1, 1995)

Tang, Greg,
The Grapes of Math Scholastic Books.
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Tompert, Ann.
Grandfather Tang's Story. New York: Crown, 1990. (ISBN 0-517-57272-9)

Wells, Robert E.
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman Company, 1993. (ISBN 0-8075-3655-5)

Zaslavsky, Claudia.
Zero: Is It Something? Is It Nothing? New York: Franklin Watts, 1989. (ISBN 0-531-10693-4)