Number Sense

Title

Author
Grade

Comments
The
329th Friend
Sharmat
2-5
Numbers up
to 329
The
500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Seuss
PK-3
Series,
permutations, larger numbers

The
512 Ants on Sullivan Street

Losi
PK-3 

Sequences, doubling to 512
Ants
A
Grain of Rice
Pittman
4-6
Doubling,
powers of two, exponential growth, large numbers
A
Million Chameleons
Young
PK-3
Million;
large numbers

A
Million Fish, More or Less

McKissack
PK-3

Multicultural story, millions
Among
the Odds & Evens: A Tale of Adventure
Turner
 PK-3 
Even/odd
numbers and their properties
Lesson

Anno’s
Counting House
(oop)

Anno
PK-3
One by one; can read book backwards

Anno’s
Hat Tricks

Anno
  PK-3

Guessing tricks
Anno’s
Magic Seeds
Anno
PK-3
Doubling;
addition/subtraction
Apt
3
Keats
PK-3
Estimating
The
Baker’s Dozen
Forest
PK-3
Baker’s
dozen (13); number relationships

Bats
on Parade

Appelt
PK-3 

385 marching band bats
Ben
Franklin and the Magic Squares
Murphy
4-8
Magic
squares

Betcha!

Murphy
PK-3 

Estimation      
Webpage
Big
Numbers
Packard
PK-3
Pictures
of large numbers to quadrillion; powers of ten; infinity
Billions
of Bugs
(oop)
Petie
PK-3 
Billions
Blockhead:
The Life of Fibonacci
D’Agnese
3-8
Fictonal account
of life of Fibonacci, his sequence and the shell spiral

Bunches
& Bunches of Bunnies
(oop)

Mathews
PK-3

Square numbers
The
Candy Corn Contest
Giff
PK-3 
Estimation;
Thanksgiving; third grade class

Caps
for Sale

Slobodkina
PK-3

Patterns, permutations

The
Case of the Missing Birthday Party

Rocklin
PK-3

Place value

Circus
Shapes

Murphy
PK-3

Estimation
Counting
Crocodiles
Sierra
K-2
Counting
1-10; summing all animals
Counting
our Way to the 100th Day
Franco
K-5
100
poems touching on the different patterns related to the number 100
Coyotes
All Around
Murphy
PK-3
Estimation;
rounding

Dave’s
Down-To-Earth Rock Shop

Murphy
4-6 

Set theory; classification
Dinosaur
Deals
Murphy
PK-3
Equivalent
numbers

Divide
& Ride

Murphy
PK-3

Amusement park, prime numbers, remainders

Even
Steven and Odd Todd

Cristald
 PK-3

Even, odd numbers      
Even
& odd
   Even/odd
in world
Germs
Make Me Sick
Berger
PK-3
Doubling     Lesson

The
Giant Jam Sandwich

Lord
PK-3 

Millions

Goldilocks
& the Three Bears

Marshall
PK-3

1-1 correspondence      Lesson
1989 Caldecott
The
Great Math Tattle Battle
Bowen
2-5
Addition/subtraction;
number sense; multiplication
Half
Magic
Eager
 4-6
Halving
& doubling

Henry
the Fourth

Murphy
PK-3

Ordinal numbers
How
Many Feet? How Many Tails?
Burns
K-2
Riddles
about summing feet and tails
How
Many Stars in the Sky
Hort
PK-3
Counting
stars; large numbers; infinity; African American people

How
Much is a Million?

Schwartz
PK-3

Million, billion, trillion      
I
Can Count the Petals of a Flower
Wahl
 
Even/odd,
primes/composites, factors
I
Love You More
Cooley
PK-3
Infinity and
beyond

Is
A Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?
(Spanish)

Wells
PK-3

Large numbers, size      
Webpage
It’s
Pumpkin Time
Hall
PK-3
Seasons,
counting, sequencing

Just
Enough Carrots

Murphy
PK-3

Comparison; more, fewer, same

The
King’s Chessboard

Birch
PK-3 

Multicultural story, powers of 2; large numbers
Less
Than Zero
Murphy
PK-3
Negative
numbers; adding & subtracting; graph
The
Lion’s Share
McElligott
PK-3
halving
and doubling
The
Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
Tahan
5-10
Math-related
adventures in the ancient Arab world
Math
Fables
Tang
PK-1
Number
sense; place value; subitization
Math
for All Seasons
Tang
2-5
Number
sense; problem solving

Math
in a Bath

Atherlay
PK-3
Mathematics
all day long
Melisande
(oop)
Nesbit
PK-3
Multiplication;
doubling; hairy fairy tale

Millions
of Cats

Gag
PK-3

Millions  St
Ives poem
   
Ming
Lo Moves the Mountain
Lobel
PK-3
Estimating
Missing
Mittens
Stuart
PK-3
Even and odd

Moira’s
Birthday
(Spanish)

Munsch
PK-3

Estimation
Monster
Musical Chairs
Murphy
PK-3
One less than

More
or Less a Mess

Keenan
PK-3 

Sorting, patterns

More,
Fewer, Less

Hoban
PK-3

Comparing amounts
Mr
Magnolia
Blake
All
Pairs;
odd & even
Mrs
McTats and Her House Full of Cats
Capucilli
3-6
Triangular
numbers
My
Even Day
Fisher &
Sneed
PK-3
Even numbers
My
Full Moon is Square
Pinczes
 PK-3
Square
numbers
My
Half Day
Fisher &
Sneed
PK-3
Fractions
My
Mum & Dad Make Me Laugh
Sharratt
 
Patterns
and shapes
Next
Please
Jandl &
Junge
K-1
Ordinal
numbers
No
Jumping on the Bed
Arnold
PK-3
"I’ve
told you a million times!"
Ocean
Counting
Pallotta
K-3
Even and odd
numbers
Odd
and Even
Tucker
PK-3
Odd and even
number patterns
Odd
and Even Socks
Chrismer
PK-3
Odd and even
numbers
Odds
& Evens
(oop)
Goennel
PK-3
Numbers
to 13
The
Odds Get Even: The Day Odd Numbers Went on Strike
Hall
PK-3
Odd and even
numbers
On
Beyond a Million
Schwartz
PK-3
Big
numbers; powers of ten; googol; infinity

One
Grain of Rice

Demi
PK-3

Multicultural story, powers of 2      Webpage     
A million
dollars
     
One
is a Snail Ten is a Crab
Sayre &
Sayre
PK-3
Tens and ones
represented by number of feet
One
Two Three Sassafras!
Murphy
4-6 
Numerical
order
Piece
= Part = Portion: Fractions = Decimals = Percents
Gifford
3-5
Fractions
in pictures including 1/7 of week and 1/11 of a soccer team

Phoebe
and the Hot Water Bottles
(oop)

Furchgott & Dawson
 

Grouping, graphing, counting to 158
Powers
of Ten
Eames &
Eames
1-12
Flipbook with
pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten

The
Rajah’s Rice

Barry
PK-3 

Multicultural story, powers of 2
Rabbits
Rabbits Everywhere
McCallum
3-6
Fibonacci
numbers

Rabbit’s
Pajama Party

Murphy
PK-3

Sequences

Sea
Squares

Hulme
PK-3

Square numbers; square roots; arrays
Seaweed
Soup
Murphy
PK-3
One-to-one
correspondence; matching sets
Six
Foolish Fishermen
San
Souci & Kennedy
PK-3
A
plan to fish without enough poles goes awry; logic and errors of counting
Spunky
Monkeys on Parade
Murphy
K-2
Counting
by twos, threes, fours

Stone
Soup

1948 Caldecott

Brown
PK-3

Multicultural story, cooking
Teddy
Bears’ Picnic
Kennedy
PK-3

Counting,
sorting, comparing
Webpage

Ten
Times Better
Michelson
& Baskin
PK-3
Powers of
ten
The
Tiger Who Came to Tea
Kerr
PK-3 
Ordinal
numbers
The
Token Gift
McKibbon
PK-3 
Powers
of two; large numbers; exponential growth
The
Toothpaste Millionaire
Merrill
4-6
Million;
money
The
Twelve Circus Rings
Chwast
 PK-3
Sum
sequence of entertainers (handshake problem)

The Twelve Days of Christmas

(various)
 

Christmas
Lesson ideas

The
Warrior and the Wise Man

Wisniewski
PK-3

Moral of the story
The
Water Hole
Base
K-5
Addition of
integers
Thinking Allington
PK-3
Series
Three
Little Kittens
Nursery

rhyme
 
Online
game

Twelve
Days of Christmas Cats

Daily
PK-3

Christmas, cats
Two
by Two
Reid
PK-3
Noah &
ark; square numbers; multiplication; problem solving

Two
Hundred Rabbits
(oop)

Anderson
 

Composite/prime numbers, factors
Underwater
Counting: Even Numbers
Pallotta
K-3
Even numbers
Uno’s
Garden
Base
1-8
Sequences,
prime numbers, multiplication as repeated addition, squared and cubed numbers
What’s
a Pair? What’s a Dozen?
Swinburne
PK-3
Words indicating
two and twelve

Who
Sank the Boat?

Allen
PK-3

Patterns; weight, balance, capacity; prediction     

Webpage

Why
Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

Aardema
 PK-3

Patterns; multicultural
1976 Caldecott
Wild
Fibonacci
Hulme
PK-3
Fibonacci
numbers in nature
Zero:
Is It Something? Is It Nothing?
Zaslavsky
PK-3
Zero
Zero
is Not Nothing
Sitomer
PK-3
Zero