More Math Picture Books!

We both love math picture books.  In fact, we went a little crazy finding books about math for our recent math book flight, and these new (to us) books were too good to ignore, even though they didn’t quite fit on our book flight list.   Yes, we did a math picture book list a few years ago, but it turns out there are tons of these wonderful and fascinating books!  So here our some more favorite math picture books that all explore different math concepts, from place value to infinity and are great examples of how all math is a little bit art, a little bit science and a little bit life!

Molly & Jacob’s current favorite (at age 4 1/2):

Zero by Kathryn Otoshi

Both Zero and One (the award winning predecessor) are about more than just numbers, they’re about being who or what you are.  One is about bullying and standing up for who you are and what you want to be – and it teaches kids you can make a difference because “sometimes it just takes one”.  Molly and Jaocb like that book, but the clear favorite of the two books is Zero.  This book is a clever wordplay on feeling like nothing and trying to be what your not and the difference between feeling like you have a hole or that you are whole.  And that everyone has value and everyone can count.  Sometimes, you just have to find out how.  Numbers and self esteem collide here, and kids are so entertained by the bouncy, bright numbers that they don’t realize they’re earning a couple of valuable lessons…

And more wonderful math picture books:

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere:  A Fibonacci Tale by Anne McCallum

The Best Bug Parade by Stuart Murphy

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Katheryn Lasky

Multiplying Menace:  The Revenge of Rumplestiltskin  (A Math Adventure) by Pam Calvertby

The Cat in Numberland by Ivar Ekeland, illustrated by John O’Brien

Math-terpieces by Greg Tang

Zero is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco


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