People who love books don’t need to be afraid of math. Each of these books approaches mathematical concepts from a different perspective, but all of them convey a sense of fun, wonder, and celebration.
Twinderella, A Fractioned Fairy Tale by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Illustrated by Deborah Marcero
This rollicking, rhyming story imagines that Cinderella had a twin sister named Tinderella, and they split their housework in half. But when they meet the prince, the fun somehow doubles!
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman, Illustrated by Isabel Greenberg
This book takes enormous numbers and connects them to our universe, our planet, and life on earth—including the child reader. It considers awe-inspiring concepts while still keeping them relatable.
100 Bugs: A Counting Book by Kate Narita, Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman.
This beautiful book not only details all the different ways to add to ten (1+9, 2+8 and so on), it also teaches us facts about a variety of fascinating insects and plants.
I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton
This funny book features an invisible first-person narrator who claims not to like math and a cute purple alien who shows the narrator how math is everywhere—including in cooking, music, and nature.
Count On Me by Miguel Tanco
Some kids (and adults) just love math. This lovely story follows a little girl who is passionate about math and sees the whole world through that lens.
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Rajani LaRocca writes picture books and novels for children. She has loved both books and math for as long as she can remember. Her debut picture book, Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math will publish with Lee & Low Books in July 2020. Learn more about her at www.RajaniLaRocca.com.