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    Counting: One to Ten

    Sugita, Yutaka. Good Night 1, 2, 3. Scroll Press, 1971. Curric. Easy S947g

    Chants, Songs, and Rhymes

    Gerstein, Mordicai. Roll Over! Crown, 1984. Curric. Easy G383r 

    Numbers in Other Cultures

    Feelings, Muriel. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. Dial, 1971. Curric. 390 F295m 

    Counting: Zero

    Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting Book. Curric. Easy A615ac 

    Counting: Place Value

    Hoban, Tana. Count and See. Macmillan, 1972. Curric. Easy H6825c
    McMillan, Bruce. Counting Wildflowers. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1986. Curric. 513 M167c 

    Counting: Bar Graphs

    Carle, Eric. Rooster's Off to See the World. Picture Book Studio, 1987. Curric. Easy C278ro  

    Counting: Partitions

    Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House. Philomel, 1982. Curric. Easy A615ach 

    Counting: Operations

    Chwast, Seymour. The Twelve Circus Rings. HBJ, 1993. Curric. 513.2 C564t
    Giganti, Paul. Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book. Greenwillow, 1992. Curric. 513.2 G459e
    Pinczes, Elinor. A Remainder of One. Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Curric. Easy P6479r 

    Number Concepts

    Clement, Rod. Counting on Frank. Gareth Stevens, 1991. Curric. 513.5 C626c
    Harada, Joyce. It's the 0-1-2-3 Book. Heian International, 1985. Curric. 513.2 H254i
    Schwartz, David. How Much Is a Million? Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1985. Curric. 513 S399h
    Scieszka, Jon. Math Curse. Viking, 1995. Curric. Easy S416m 

    Number Systems

    Adler, David. Roman Numerals. Crowell, 1977. Curric. 513 A237r 

    Statistics and Probability

    Ash, Russell. Incredible Comparisons. Dorling Kindersley, 1996. Curric. 031 A819i 

    Number Theory, Patterns, and Relationships

    Anno, Masaichiro. Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar. Philomel, 1983. Curric. 512 A615a
    Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Magic Seeds. Philomel, 1995. Curric. 513 A615a
    Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Math Games. Philomel, 1987. Curric. 793.7 A615a
    Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Math Games II. Philomel, 1989. Curric. 793.7 A615at
    Burns, Marilyn. The Brown Paper School Presents: The I Hate Mathematics! Little, Brown, 1975. Curric. 510 B967b
    Burns, Marilyn. Math for Smarty Pants. Little, Brown, 1982. Curric. 513 B967m 

    Reasoning: Classification, Logic, and Strategy Games

    Nozaki, Akihiro. Anno's Hat Tricks. Philomel, 1985. Curric. 153.4 N961a 

    Beginning Measurement

    Hoban, Tana. Exactly the Opposite. Greenwillow, 1990. Curric. 428.1 H861e
    Hoban, Tana. Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? Greenwillow, 1985. Curric. 152.1 H681i
    Hoban, Tana. Push, Pull, Empty, Full: A Book of Opposites. Macmillan, 1972. Curric. Easy H6825p 

    Measurement Concepts and Systems

    Myller, Rolf. How Big Is a Foot? Atheneum, 1962. Curric. Easy M997h 

    Measurement of Time: Telling Time

    Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug. HarperCollins, 1977. Curric. Easy C278g2 

    Measurement of Time: Concepts

    Axelrod, Amy. Pigs on a Blanket. Simon & Schuster, 1996. Curric. Easy A969p
    Burns, Marilyn. This Book Is About Time. Little, Brown, 1978. Curric. 529 B967t 

    Money

    Hoban, Tana. 26 Letters and 99 Cents. Greenwillow, 1987. Curric. Easy H6825t
    McMillan, Bruce. Jelly Beans for Sale. Scholastic, 1996. Curric. 332.4 M167i
    Schwartz, David. If You Made a Million. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989. Curric. 332.024 S399i 

    Beginning Spatial Concepts

    Hoban, Tana. Over, Under, and Through and other Spatial Concepts. Macmillan, 1973. Curric. Easy H6875o 

    Shapes

    Ehlert, Lois. Color Farm. Lippincott, 1990. Curric. Easy E329co
    Ehlert, Lois. Color Zoo. Lippincott, 1989. Curric. 701.8 E33c
    Hoban, Tana. Circles, Triangles, and Squares. Macmillan, 1974. Curric. 513 H681c
    Hoban, Tana. Round & Round & Round. Greenwillow, 1983. Curric. 516 H681r
    Hoban, Tana. Shapes, Shapes, Shapes. Greenwillow, 1986. Curric. 516.2 H681s 

    Geometric Concepts and Properties

    Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Math Games III. Philomel, 1991. Curric. 793.7 A615ath
    Lasky, Kathryn. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth. Joy Street, 1994. Curric. 921 E124h 

    Incidental Geometry: Distortions and Optical Illusions

    Baum, Arline. Opt: An Illusionary Tale. Viking, 1987. Curric. Easy B347o
    White, Laurence. Optical Illusions. Watts, 1986. Curric. 152.1 W585o 

    Incidental Geometry: Quilting

    Flournoy, Valerie. The Patchwork Quilt. Dial, 1985. Curric. Easy F643p
    Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Knopf, 1993. Curric. Easy H797s
    Paul, Ann Whitford. Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet. HarperCollins, 1991. Curric. Easy P324e
    Paul, Ann Whitford. The Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork. Browndeer Press, 1996. Curric. 746.46 P324s
    Polacco, Patricia. The Keeping Quilt. Simon & Schuster, 1988. Curric. Easy P762k

    For additional information about the books, see The Wonderful World of Mathematics: A Critically Annotated List of Children's Books in Mathematics, 2nd edition. Curric. Ref. 016.51 W872 1998

    Books selected by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota, from The Wonderful World of Mathematics: A Critically Annotated List of Children's Books in Mathematics, 2nd edition. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1998. 6/01