Don’t leave out math books when building your home library. There are many delightful books about math. Here’s a list of our favorites.

Books indicated with (OOP) are Out of Print, but are worthy books if you find them. You can often find OOP books on used books sites such as www.abebooks.com.

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*Read any good math lately?*by David Jackman Whitin- The Best Children’s Books Math List

#### Before Age 6

*Many of these books are also enjoyed by older students.

*Anno’s Counting Book*by Mitsumasa Anno*Anno’s Counting House*by Mitsumasa Anno (OOP)*Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3*by Bill Martin Jr.*Richard Scarry’s Best Counting Book Ever*by Richard Scarry*The Grouchy Ladybug*by Eric Carle

#### Grades 1-3

*Many of these books are also enjoyed by older students.

*Knots on a Counting Rope*by Bill Martin, Jr.*Pastry School in Paris: An Adventure in Capacity*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the First Round Table*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone*by Cindy Neuschwander

#### Grades 4-6

*Many of these books are also enjoyed by older students.

*365 Penguins*by Jean-Luc Fromental*Anno’s Magic Seeds*by Mitsumasa Anno*Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar*by Masaichiro Anno and Mitsumasa Anno*Archimedes: Mathematician and Inventor*by Martin Gardner (OOP)*Galileo and the Magic Numbers*by Sidney Rosen*Mathematicians are People Too, Volume 1*by Luetta Reimer*Mathematicians are People Too, Volume 2*by Luetta Reimer*Math Games and Activities from Around the World*by Claudia Zaslavsky*More Math Games and Activities from Around the World*by Claudia Zaslavsky*Number Stories of Long Ago*by David Eugene Smith (available for free on Google books)*Pastry School in Paris: An Adventure in Capacity*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the First Round Table*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter*by Cindy Neuschwander*Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone*by Cindy Neuschwander*Skip Count CD & Book*by Math-U-See*The Day the Numbers Disappeared*by Leonard Simon and Jeanne Bendick (OOP)

#### Grades 7-9

*Many of these books are also enjoyed by older students and adults.

*Guesstimation: Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin*by Lawrence Weinstein*How to Solve It*by George Polya*My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles*by Martin Gardner*The World of Mathematics*by James Newman

#### 10th Grade through Adult

*Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem*by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan*Is God a Mathematician?*by Mario Livio*Mathematics: Is God Silent?*by James Nickel*Measurement*by Paul Lockhart*Street Fighting Mathematics*by Sanjoy Mahajan*The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics*by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan

#### Teacher Resources and Development

*Family Math*by Jean Kerr Stenmark, Virginia Thompson, and Ruth Coseey*Games for Math*by Peggy Kaye*Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction*by Marian Small*Good Questions for Math Teaching, Why Ask Them and What to Ask, Grades K-6*by Peter Sullivan and Pat Lilburn*Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them And What to Ask, Grades 5-8*by Nancy Canavan Anderson and Lainie Schuster*Let’s Play Math*by Denise Gaskins*Number Sense and Nonsense: Building Math Creativity and Confidence Through Number Play*by Claudia Zaslavsky*Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free*by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan*Read Any Good Math Lately?*by David Jackman Whitin*Visual Math Dictionary*by Don Balka

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Lilac Mohr says

Can I make a recommendation to add to the list? Math and Magic in Wonderland (print or kindle from Amazon) is an interactive math adventure novel where readers can solve classic math and logic riddles along with the characters as they journey through a world inspired by Lewis Carroll’s poetry.

Crystal Wagner says

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.