Books That Have Math Themes

The King’s Chessboard by David Birchbooks2.wmf (1758 bytes)
Zero: Is It Something? Is It Nothing? by Claudia Zaslavsky
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein *Smart; The Googies Are Coming; Eighteen Flavors; Band-Aids; Hungry Mungry
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein *Overdue
The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky *Bleezer’s Ice Cream; Baloney Belly Billy
Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod
Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky
Counting on Frank by Rod Clement
A Cloak for the Dreamer by Aileen Friedman
Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Inventor by Eve B. Fredman
Stars and Stripes: Our National Flag by Leonard Fisher
So Proudly We Hail: The History of the US Flag by Rear Admiral William Rea Furlong and Commodore Byron McCandless
The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days with Projects Kids Can Make by Mary Cobb
Money, Money, Money: The Meaning of the Art and Symbols on United States Paper Currency by Nancy Winslow Parker
If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz
How They Built the Statue of Liberty by Mary J. Shapiro
Kids’ America by Steven Caney
Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad Shows how Columbus’s crew used math.
Guinness Book of World Records
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Patterson
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Arnold Lobel
People by Peter Spier
The Inch Boy by Junko Morimoto
"The Crow and the Pitcher" in Fairy Tales and Fables by Gyo Fujikawa
"The Wonderful Porridge Pot" in Fairy Tales and Fables by Gyo Fujikawa
All in a Day by Anno Mitsumasa and Eric Carle
The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop


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