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A book list of 110 math literature titles for early elementary ages with links to read alouds on YouTube. Great as a hook for new skills, to preview books, re-read, or as a supplement your lesson plans.
I’ve researched, read, and collected a lot of math books. My oldest loves math, and some of these books have been a great hook for learning new skills. I’ve been incorporating read-alouds in our math basket each week.
There’s something about a YouTube read aloud video. It’s a cross between books and TV that hits the sweet spot with kids. I used to use videos daily with my first graders during their snack. Ten minutes of peace. Ahhh. Plus they were so excited to see a book they read or read the book again after they “saw it on TV.”
Early Elementary Math Lit
organized by skill
Hyperlinked text links to YouTube read alouds.
Counting & Skip Counting
A Place for Zero: A Math Adventure
Zero the Hero
Zero is the Leaves on the Tree
A Fair Bear Share (regrouping)
Mall Mania (addition strategies)
The Action of Subtraction
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes
Whale of a Tale (2d shapes and origami)
Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes
Grandfather Tang’s Story
Follow the Line
The Berenstein Bears’ Trouble with Money
A Dollar, A Penny, How Much, How Many?
Follow the Money
The Coin Counting Book
Even and Odd
Me and the Measure of Things
How Big is a Foot?
The Best Bug Parade
Super Sand Castle Saturday
Mighty Maddie (weight)
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away?
How Long or How Wide? A Measuring Guide
The Great Graph Contest
Coyotes All Around (rounding)
Give Me Half (intro to fractions)
Tally O’Malley (tally marks)
More or Less (comparing numbers)
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