In the middle of doing some research, I found an article by Marilyn Burns about math and reading. I kept digging and found this list of great picture books for teaching math. Wow!

### Math Picture Books

You might have noticed I’ve started discussing picture books here on MathFour.com. With this list by Marilyn Burns, I’m looking forward to doing a lot more.

Here’s the list of math in picture books that I have discussed so far:

- One Grain of Rice
- Perfect Square
- The Grapes of Math
- What’s Your Angle Pythagoras?
- One, Two, Three!
- Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
- Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
- 1+1=5 And Other Unlikely Additions
- Katy & The Big Snow
- You Can Count on Monsters
- Ferdinand (hsbapost.com)
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (hsbapost.com)
- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (hsbapost.com)
- The Pumpkin Runner (hsbapost.com)

Do you have any favorite math picture books? Share the titles in the comments. And don’t forget to share this list on twitter!

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Speaking of Marilyn Burns, we’ve been reading The Greedy Triangle. A book that’s not math, but still has math in it and is fun is “Press Here” by Hevre Tullet. My son loved it and after a few readings made his own “book pages” with sticker dots that had some simple instructions I had to follow.

Putting those on my list now, Yelena! I have told myself that I can’t buy new books until I publish info about the ones I have. Guess I’ll be getting on my publishing stick!

🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Zero the Hero has been a favorite with all 3 of my under 6 children

Thanks for the info, Carmen! Is it this one? http://www.drjean.org/html/monthly_act/act_2006/01_Jan/pg03d.html

No, its actually this one: http://us.macmillan.com/zerothehero/JoanHolub

Very cool, Carmen. Thanks so much for sharing it!

I love 1,2,3 By The Sea. A great counting book. You can also get it on the ipad-

https://p3769.myubam.com/p/2082/123by-the-sea

Thanks for the information, Janice. I’m going to have to con you out of a copy of this!