Island Counting 1 2 3

A picture book that takes a trip to a tropical island for some colourful counting fun. Counting up to 10.

Maths Stories

A selection of some great, recommended stories to introduce a variety of maths concepts either at home or in the classroom.

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This story shows the main characters, Katie & Olly, counting in different and fun contexts. Counting up to 10.

Olly and Me 123 (Olly & Me)
Goodnight, Numbers

This picture book has counting concepts on each page. Say goodnight to the objects all around.

Give Me Half!: Understanding Halves (Mathstart: Level 2 (Prebound))

A great picture book telling the story  of a brother and sister sharing pizza, juice, cupcakes… A fun way to introduce the fraction ½.

Even Steven is visited by his cousin Odd Todd and so begins a story introducing odd and even numbers! Use the link below for extra Maths activities that could be used with this book:

Even Steven and Odd Todd Maths Activities

Great for a maths lesson on multiplication!

Even Steven and Odd Todd (Hello Reader! Math Level 3 (Prebound))

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Walter's Wonderful Web
Make a Wish, Albert: 3-D Shapes (Mouse Math)

Shape & Space

Mouse Shapes

Walter the spider makes wonderful webs in a variety of shapes. Use the link below for an extra Maths activity that could be used with this book:

Walter’s Wonderful Web Maths Activity

It’s Albert’s birthday! Look for 3D shapes hidden in the pictures.

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice!

The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf)

The Greedy Triangle’s visit to the shapeshifter provides an introduction to 2D shapes.

Circle, Square, Moose

Moose loves shapes!

Circles! Squares! Triangles!



Albert and his sister, Wanda, find a ‘People’ shoe. What will they use to measure the shoe to make sure it will fit into their playroom?

If the Shoe Fits: Nonstandard Units of Measurement (Mouse Math)

Big Brown Rooster and his friends set out to make the most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there's one problem: none of his friends knows how to cook!

Ants Rule: The Long and Short of It

A great introduction to nonstandard measurement. Caterpillars, butterflies, and other insects are measured and compared in lengths of ants! A fun-filled story!

A hot-tempered dragon and the people of Berryville are the characters in a fun story introducing weight using balance scales.

The Dragon's Scales (Step into Reading)

A blue whale is big, in fact it's huge - but is it really the biggest thing there is? Some great comparisons of size used in this story!

Is A Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There is?: A book about size (Wonderwise)

Data Handling

The Great Graph Contest
Tally O'Malley (MathStart 2)

Two comical creatures go crazy with graphs in an imaginative look at organizing information. Kids can learn about bar graphs, pie charts, Venn diagrams, and more.

On a drive to the beach the O’Malleys play tally games. Whoever has the most marks at the end wins the game!

Tally Cat Keeps Track (Math Is Fun!)
Lemonade for Sale (MathStart 3)

Four kids and their sidekick, Petey the Parrot, run a lemonade stand. They create a bar graph to track the rise and fall of their lemonade sales.

Tally McNally is an alley cat who loves to tally. He also loves to win. When his competitive streak gets the best of him and he is trapped in a dark, dank drain, he has to rely on his friends to help him.

Stacks of Trouble: Multiplication (Math Matters (Kane Press Paperback))
Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream (Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Books)

Amanda Bean learns how using multiplication makes counting even easier.

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