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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.

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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.

Books about Counting & Skip Counting

Chicka Chicka 123
Big Fat Hen
One Moose, Twenty Mice (Counting to 20)
The Chicken Problem (Peg+Cat Book, link is to episode)

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin
Six Dinner Sid (counting and patterns)
Fish Eyes, A Book You Can Count On
10 Terrible Dinosaurs

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives
Arctic 5 Arrives (skip counting by 5)
The Cheerios Counting Book (counting by 1s and 10s)

Leaping Lizards (skip counting by 5s and 10s)
Spunky Monkeys on Parade (skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s)

Books about Zero

A Place for Zero: A Math Adventure
Zero the Hero
Zero is the Leaves on the Tree

Books about Counting to 100

100th Day Worries
I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School
One Hundred Hungry Ants

M&Ms Count to 100 Book
100 School Days (counting pennies)

Books About Large Numbers

How Big is a Million
How Many Jelly Beans
Can you Count to a Googol?
A Million Dots

Books About Addition

Quack and Count
Two of Everything (doubles, Chinese folk tale)
One Grain of Rice (exponential numbers)
Each Orange had 8 Slices

Ten Flashing Fireflies
Animals on Board
The Grapes of Math

A Fair Bear Share (regrouping)
Mall Mania (addition strategies)

Books about Subtraction

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons
Shark Swimathon
Monster Musical Chairs
Minus Sign

The Action of Subtraction

Subtraction Action
Elevator Magic

Books About Geometry

The Greedy Triangle
Round Trip (symmetry)
Shapes that Roll
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza

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
Seeing Symmetry

Books About Money

Lemonade in Winter
Money Madness
Pigs will be Pigs

The Penny Pot
A Chair for my Mother (saving money)
Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday

The Berenstein Bears’ Trouble with Money
A Dollar, A Penny, How Much, How Many?
Follow the Money
The Coin Counting Book

One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cents, New Cents
Once Upon a Dime
A Dollar for Penny

Slugger’s Car Wash
Eyewitness Book: Money

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Even and Odd

Missing Mittens
Even Steven and Odd Todd
My Even Day
One Odd Day

If You Were an Odd Number
If You Were an Even Number
Splitting the Herd
The Odds Get Even

Books About Measurement

Me and the Measure of Things
How Big is a Foot?
Measuring Penny
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

On the Scale, A Weighty Tale
Fannie in the Kitchen (cooking measurements)

Books About Learning to Tell Time

Bats Around the Clock
What Time is it Mr. Crocodile?
Game Time!
Me Counting Time

Get Up and Go (timelines)
Pepper’s Journal (calendar)
A Second is a Hiccup

The Clock Struck One (time to the hour)
It’s About Time

Math Books in a Series

Sir Cumference
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone


Multiplication Book
Addition Book
Weights and Measures

Other Math Picture Books

The Great Graph Contest
Missing Math
Coyotes All Around (rounding)
Give Me Half (intro to fractions)

Tally O’Malley (tally marks)
Great Estimations
Equal Shmequal
Math Detectives
More or Less (comparing numbers)

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