School Support Tip – Math stories

school supportMATH BOOKS

The Stratford Library has lots of fiction books that include math concepts. Local Math teachers encourage students to read some of these books, and all of them are good choices for Summer Reading. We also have biographies of notable mathematicians.

This list is divided by reading level: Grades K-1, Grades 2-3, and Grades 4-6.
Look in Easy Reader Math and Counting Books for more K-3 books and Juvenile Nonfiction J152 and J510 – J530 for math nonfiction for older readers.

Grades K-1 ($ indicates Financial Literacy books)

100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days – Bruce Goldstone (PJ Goldstone)

A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams $ (PJ Williams)

book baby goes to marketBaby Goes to Market – Atinuke (PJ Atinuke)

Bean Thirteen – Matthew McElligott (PJ McElligot)

Bunny Money – Rosemary Wells $ (PJ Wells)

The Doorbell Rang – Pat Hutchins (PJ Hutchins)

Goodnight Numbers – Danica McKellar (PJ McKellar)

Lifetime – Lola M. Schaefer (PJ Schaefer)

The Lion’s Share – Matthew McElligott (PJ McElligott)

book lifetimeMy Little Sister Ate One Hare – Bill Grossman (PJ Grossman)

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein – Don Brown

Ready, Set, 100th Day! – Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (PJ Wallace)

Rocket’s 100th Day of School – Tad Hills (E Hill)

The Rabbit Problem – Emily Gravett (PJ Gr)

A Second Is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins (PJ Hu)

book stack the catsStack the Cats – Susie Ghahremani (PJ Ghahremani)

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature – Joyce Sidman (PJ Sidman)

Ten in the Bed – Penny Dale (PJ Dale)

Ten Magic Butterflies – Danica McKellar (PJ McKellar)

Twenty Is Too Many – Kate Duke (PJ Duke)

Who Sank the Boat? – Pamela Allen (PJ Allen)

book who sank the boatZero – Kathryn Otoshi (PJ Otoshi)

One – Kathryn Otoshi (PJ Otoshi)

Two – Kathryn Otoshi (PJ Otoshi)-

Grades 2-3

book 100 billion trillion starsA Hundred Billion Trillion Stars – Seth Fishman (PJ Fishman)

7 x 9 = Trouble – Claudia Mills (J Mills)

Annika Riz, Math Whiz – Claudia Mills (J Mills)

Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci – Joseph D’Agnese (PJ Da)

The Boy Who Loved Math – Deborah Heiligman (JB Erdos, Paul)

Counting on Katherine – Helaine Becker (JB Johnson)

Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace – Eric Wight (J Wight)

Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Math – Bob Cooper (PJ Cooper)

The Man Who Made Time Travel – Kathryn Lasky (JB Harrison, John)

book margaret and the moonMargaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing – Dean Robbins (PJ Robbins)

Math Curse – Jon Scieszka (PJ Scieszka)

Math Fables & others – Greg Tang (PJ Tang)

A Million Dots – Andrew Clements (pj cl)

Missing Math & others by Loreen Leedy (PJ Le)

Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune – Jane O’Connor $ (Bridge Books J O’Connor)

Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia – D. Anne Love (JB Hypatia)

One Grain of Rice – Demi (J Tales India)

book 7 golden ringsSeven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math – Rajani LaRocca (PJ LaRocca)

Sir Cumference series – Cindy Neuschwander (PJ Ne)

Solo Girl – Andrea Davis Pinkney (J Pi)

The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular – Ethan Long (PJ Long)

Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace – Tanya Lee Stone (JB Lovelace)

Grades 4-6 ($ indicates Financial Literacy books)

book athlete vs mathleteAthlete vs.Mathlete – W.C. Mack (J Mack)

Babymouse: Dragonslayer – Jennifer Holm (J Comic Babymouse)

The Cat in Numberland – by Ivar Ekeland (J Ekeland)

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Making Money – Tommy Greenwald $ (J Greenwald)

Counting by 7s – Holly Sloan (J Sloan)

Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie – J. Patrick Lewis (J Poetry Lewis)

Floors series – Patrick Carman (J Carman)

The Fourteen Fibs of Gregory K – Greg Pincus (J Pincus)

The Gollywhopper Games – Jody Feldman (J Feldman)

Lawn Boy Returns – Gary Paulsen $ (J Paulsen)

book miscalculations of lightning girl

The Lemonade War series – Jacqueline Davies $ (J Davies)

Lunch Money – Andrew Clements $ (J Clements)

Manga Math Mysteries series – Melinda Thielbar (J Comic Manga Math)

Marvelous Math – Lee Bennet Hopkins (J Poetry Hopkins)

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl – Stacy McAnulty (J McAnulty)

Mr. Puzzle Super Collection – Chris Eliopoulos (J Comic Mr. Puzzle)

The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart (J Stewart)

Numbed – David Lubar (J Lubar)

book secret coders

Number 8 – Anna Fienberg (J Fienberg)

The Potato Chip Puzzles – Eric Berlin (J Berlin)

Secret Coders series – Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes (J Comic Secret Coders)

Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School – Louis Sachar (J Sachar)

The Unknowns: A Mystery – Benedict Carey (J Carey)



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