Let's Read About Math!

Five Books to Help Introduce Your Kids to Early Math Concepts

Chicka, Chicka 1,2,3

By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

1 told 2 and 2 told 3, “I’ll race you to the top of the apple tree.”

Bear Counts 

By Karma Wilson 

Numbers, numbers everywhere. Can you count along with Bear?

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?

By Jane Yolen 

Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again!

Ten Black Dots

By Donald Crews

What can you do with ten black dots? “One dot can make a sun or a moon when day is done. Two dots can make the eyes of a fox…”.

The Doorbell Rang

By Pat Hutchins 

Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made. This terrific and suspenseful read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can also be used to introduce basic math concepts to young children.

Contributor: Marisa Conner, Youth Services Manager, Baltimore County Public Library