The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER

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Affiliate Links Ready for the biggest list of math picture books? Because I’ve found SO MANY amazing books, I can hardly wait to tell you about them! Use these at home, in the classroom, or with your homeschool. You’ll discover books about counting, addition and subtraction, number sense, the 100th day, sorting, fractions, division, geometry, problem solving, money, telling time, multiplication, and algebra.

Three cheers for math!

Counting Books

Feast for 10
Feast for 10
by Cathryn Falwell
Count your way from one to ten as this family gets ready for dinner including shopping and cooking the food.

1 Big Salad The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
1 Big Salad: a Delicious Counting Book by Juana Medina
You’ll love the clever creations Medina makes with vegetables — 1 avocado deer and 2 radish mice, just to name a few.

Anno's Counting Book The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

Quack and Count The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Quack and Count by Keith Baker

10 Black Dots The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Bold graphic images help children find the black dots from one to ten in different images. Fun!

How Many Jelly Beans? The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti, illustrated by Yancey Labat
What’s more relatable than candy? and brightly colored illustrations? This tasty book about large numbers is pitch perfect.

How Many Bugs in a Box The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
How Many Bugs in a Box
by David A. Carter
We love this engaging book. Life the flaps and see what pops out!
10 little monkeys The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Annie Kubler, illustrated by Tina Freeman
Rhyme and count with these naughty monkeys.
Mouse Count The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The snake wants to count the mice — for his dinner. Count up and count down.
Fish Eyes
Fish Eyes
by Lois Ehlert
Count the brightly colored fish from one to ten.
Counting Crocodiles The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
Monkey counts to ten and back as she bravely faces the crocodile infested waters in order to get to a banana tree.

The 100th Day Books

100th day worries The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Arthur Howard
Alice needs to find 100 things to bring for the 100th day — but she’s having lots of trouble deciding what.
100th Day of School The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
The Night Before the 100th Day of School by Natasha Wing
What is he going to bring for the 100th day of school? You’ll love this delightful rhyming book.
MIss Bindergarten The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Miss Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day by Joseph Slate, illustrated by Ashley Wolff
It’s not only the kids that get to bring 100 things to school, Miss Bindergarten is getting together 100 things, too.
The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan
Learn about counting by tens as the queens plan a special birthday surprise for the king.

Number Sense Books

Grapes of Math The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Grapes of Math
by Greg Tang and Harry Briggs
Fun and rhyming riddles to help kids learn problem solving strategies.

One Odd Day The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
One Odd Day by Doris Fisher, Dani Sneed, illustrated by Karen Lee
Learn about odd and even numbers with this silly story about a boy who discovers that everything in his life is ODD! (Also read: My Even Day and My Half Day.)

Hungry for Math- Poems to Munch On The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On
by Kari Lynn Winters, Lori Sherritt-Fleming, Peggy Collins
These are cute, rhyming math poems about shapes, counting, and money.

Infinity and Me The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Infinity and Me
by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Just like numbers, ideas are infinite. This is fun story of making the challenging concept of infinity more understandable.

Even Steven and Odd Todd The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
Even Steven and Odd Todd by Kathryn Cristaldi
Even Steven is all about, you guessed it, even numbered things. Then one day, his cousin Odd Todd comes to visit. Which terrifies Even Steven. Because even Odd Todd knocks in odd numbers. . .

The Boy Who Loved Math The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heligman
Learn about a boy who loved numbers and was known as The Magician from Budapest in this playful mathematical biography.

A Place for Zero The Biggest List of the Best Math Picture Books EVER
A Place for Zero by Angeline Sparagna LoPresti, illustrated by Phyllis Hornung
Zero searches for his place in the world. And finds it! 

Learn more about the numbers in our every day life, their purpose and history. Then try some of the fun number magic tricks, puzzles, and activities.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara
Skip count and estimate with pumpkins.

Bedtime Math- A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late
Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late
by Laura Overdeck and Jim Paillot
This is a fun book that offers 100 math riddles, each with adaptations for young kids and bigger kids. 

Telling Time Books

Telling Time with Big Mama Cat
Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper
Follow along with the daily schedule and use the movable hands to practice telling time.

Telling Time
Telling Time by Jules Older, illustrated by Megan Halsey
Learn about the different measurements of time (seconds, minutes), go through a day and take mini-quizzes to figure out how much you’re learning.

What Time is it Mr Crocodile
What Time Is It Mr. Crocodile by Judy Sierra
This funny book is all about Mr. Crocodile’s schedule which includes finding and catching some pesky monkeys.

Comic Book Math
Comic Book Math ~ Fun-Schooling Journal: Adding, Writing & Subtracting Games
 by Sarah Janisse Brown
Use your imagination and practice math skills in a fun way. 
Elevator Magic
Elevator Magic by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Subtract your way through this goofy story about an elevator going down.
Math Fables
Math Fables: Lessons That Count by Greg Tang, illustrated by Heather Cahoon
Animal stories help kids learn the basics of putting numbers in groups and taking numbers away.
Animals on Board
Animals on Board by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by R. W. Alley
Count and add the animals on the back of the trucks.
Ten for me
Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda, illustrated by Sherry Rogers
Go on a butterfly addition hunt and see who will win.
Monster Musical Chairs
Monster Musical Chairs
by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by Scott Nash
When the music stops, someone is out. Subtract to see how many are left.
Tally O'Malley
Tally O’Malley by Stuart J. Murphy
The O’Malleys pass the time on a long car trip by counting up different color cars using tally marks. The winner is the one who tallys the most.

Arithmechicks Take Away: A Math Story
by Ann Marie Stephens, illustrated by Jia Liu
It’s bedtime but the chicks and a mouse don’t want to go to sleep–so they hide. Can you subtract along with the story as they find hiding places? Then, help Mama count as she finds them all and puts them to bed. The back pages show the math strategies that the books use to subtract — decompose, ten frame, fingers, count back, number band, number line, equation, and draw a picture. This story is a darling, must-own book for primary classrooms, in particular kindergarten and first grade. 

Sorting and Pattern Books

Sorting by Henry Arthur Pluckrose
This gives kids photographs from which they can make decisions about sorting. Use with actual physical objects to make the lessons more concrete.

Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
by Joseph D’Agnesc, illustrated by John O’ Brien
Fibonacci sees patterns in nature and develops the Fibonacci Sequence.

Swirl by Swirl
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
Learn about all the spirals in nature.

Sort it out
Sort it Out! by Barbara Mariconda, illustrated by Sherry Rogers
What groups can you sort out of Packy the Packrat’s stuff?

Measurement Books

Fannie in the Kitchen- The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements
Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements 
by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Kitchen measurements equal delicious foods.

Measuring Penny
Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy
Lisa loves measurement so she starts measuring her dog, Penny.

How Big is a Foot
How Big is a Foot by Rolf Myller
The king needs to figure out how big of a bed to make for his queen. This introduces standardizing measurements.

Inch by Inch
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
An inchworm shows the bird why he shouldn’t be eaten — because he can measure anything!

Multiplication Books

Amanda Bean Amazing Dream
Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander
Amanda learns that multiplication is the fastest way to count.

The King's Chessboard
Kings Chessboard
by David Birch, illustrated by Devis Grebu
The king agrees to double the amounts given to a wise man and learns a valuable lesson about multiplication.

Multiplying Menace
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin
by Pam Calvert and Wayne Geehan
This is a fun multiplication story about mischievous Rumplestiltskin and his multiplication stick. 

One Grain of Rice
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
by Demi
Gorgeous illustrations illustrate this fable about a smart girl who outsmarts a king.

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro Anno and Mitsumasa Anno
This is an introduction to multiplication and factorals.

Division and Fraction Books

Spaghetti And Meatballs For All!
Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! 
by Marilyn Burns and Debbie Tilley
Yummy! It’s time for spaghetti. But how much does everyone get to eat?

Equal Shmequal
Equal Shmequal
by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Philomena O’Neill
Mouse helps her friends how to equally divide up teams for a game of tug of war.

One Hundred Hungry Ants
One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Elinor J Pinczes, illustrated by Bonnie MacKain
If 100 ants are marching to a picnic, how should they sort themselves into a line? 1 line of 100? 2 lines of 50? 

The Doorbell Rang
The Doorbell Rang
 by Pat Hutchins
More and more friends arrive to share Ma’s cookies. How many cookies should each person get?
The Lion's Share
The Lion’s Share by Matthew McElligott
The shared meal keeps getting divided in half leaving only a crumb for the ant. So she and the other guests bake cakes for the king. Which they have to divide.
Whole-y Cow
Whole-y Cow! Fractions are Fun by Taryn Souders, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Using the illustrations, readers get to answer division and fraction questions. What fraction of the cow is blue? Fun farm math!

Fractions in Disguise
Fractions in Disguise
by Edward Einhorn and David Clark
This is a mystery story about finding a missing fraction — clever!

Full House
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds, illustrated by Abby Carter
The Strawberry Inn is filled with five visitors who all want a piece of one cake. How will Miss Blue solve this problem?

Geometry Books

Mouse Shapes
Mouse Shapes
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Learn the basic shapes with this cute introductory book.

Mummy Math- An Adventure in Geometry
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander and Bryan Langdo
To get to the pharaoh’s burial tomb, the kids must decode the geometric hieroglyphics.

Sir CUmference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan
The king needs a place for his your knights to sit and discuss battle and peace plans. Luckily Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius can help. 

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan
Radius must use his wits and math skills to rescue the missing king.

When a Line Bends
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins
by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Learn about shapes in this brightly illustrated beginning circus story.

Perimeter, Area, and Volume- A Monster Book of Dimensions
Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions by David A Adler
The name says it all — learn about perimeter, area, and volume with this crew of monsters.
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras?
by Julie Ellis
Pythagoras discovered through experimentation that there are mathematical principles that always stay the same — like with right triangles.
The Greedy Triangle
The Greedy Triangle
by Marilyn Burns, illustrated by Gordon Silveria
This triangle doesn’t just want to have three angle, he is greedy for more angles which change his shape completely. 
Captain Invincible
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by Remy Simard
To successfully journey back to earth, Captain Invincible must use his knowledge of 3D shapes.
Grandfather Tang's Story
Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tonpert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Using the tangram shapes, you’ll learn the story of two fox fairies.
Three Pigs
Three Pigs, One Wolf, Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone, illustrated by David Neuhaus
In this three little pigs story, we find that the pigs must learn geometric shapes and tangrams.

Money Books

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz
Alexander trades his one dollar for many coins because he misses the point of how much things are worth, placing importance on the number of monies he has more than the value. Hilarious.
The Coin Counting Book
The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Count five pennies, count two nickels, and add them up.
Bunny Money
Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells
Grandma’s birthday is coming. Watch as Max and Ruby learn about how much things cost and what the best presents really are.
One Cent Two Cent
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth, illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu
From the history of bartering things to the creation of different types of money, this is a great informational book about money.
Just SAving My Money
Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter needs to earn money so that he can buy a skateboard.
coin collecting
Coin Collecting for Kids by Steve Otfinoski, illustrated by Jack Graham
Interesting information about collecting coins plus a place to start collecting.
pigs will be pigs
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money by Amy Axelrod, illustrated by Sharon McGinley-Nally

Algebra Books

Mystery Math
Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra
 by David A. AdlerEdward Miller
Find the unknown number of creepy things by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

1 minute mysteries
One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math!
by Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder
Real-world math brainteasers. 

Math Curse
Math Curse
by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
If you’ve ever been a victim of a MATH CURSE, you know how horrible it can be. Because you can break the curse. FUN and funny!

Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving by Greg Tang and Greg Paprocki
Using real artwork, this is a fun book where kids solve math problems and appreciate famous art.

Perfectly Perilous Math
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians
by Sean Connolly and Allan Sanders
24 crazy and fun real-world challenges for middle schoolers.

Math for All Seasons
Math for All Seasons
by Greg Tang, illustrated by Harry Briggs
Put on your thinking caps. Look closely at the illustrations to solve the math problems.

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