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Addition and Subtraction Facts Through 20

Books for Children and Families

Katy No-Pocket
Literature
by Emmy Payne
Houghton 1972 (32p)
A picture book about animals that can be connected to addition, subtraction, and graphing.

Sea Sums
Science/Health
by Joy N. Hulme
Hyperion 1996 (32p)
Changing numbers of sea creatures are added and subtracted as they swim in the shallows of a coral reef.

Amazing & Incredible Counting Stories!
by Max Grover
Harcourt 1995 (32p)
Readers count giant banjos, pickle balloons, carrot icicles, and other odd objects in these tall-tale newspaper stories.

Ready, Set, Hop!
by Stuart J. Murphy
Harper 1996 (33p) also paper
As two frogs count their hops to a rock, a log, and a pond, readers practice addition and learn equation building.

Where Are You, Little Zack?
by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Gordon Tessler
Houghton 1997 (32p)
An increasing number of New Yorkers help three duck brothers search for their missing sibling.

Each Orange Had Eight Slices
by Paul Giganti, Jr.
Greenwillow 1992 (32p)
Readers add and multiply as they count flower petals, cows, gumballs, and other objects and sets.

Bat Jamboree
by Kathi Appelt
Morrow 1996 (32p)
Fifty-five bats gathered together for a bat jamboree sing, dance, and perform acrobatics in groups of one to ten.

How Many Snails?
by Paul Giganti, Jr.
Greenwillow 1988 (24p) also paper
Questions lead readers from counting groups of objects to counting fewer and fewer subsets.

How Many Bears?
by Cooper Edens
Atheneum 1994 (32p)
Using addition and subtraction, readers figure out how many bears it takes to run the bakery in Little Animal Town.

Books for Teacher Reference

Read Any Good Math Lately?
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heinemann 1992 (205p)
This resource helps teachers access and use children's books in the classroom for mathematical learning.

The Wonderful World of Mathematics
by Diane Thiessen and Margaret Mattias
NCTM 1992 (241p)
An annotated bibliography of children's books appropriate for developing math skills.

Picturing Math
by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis
SRA Media 1996 (152p)
A variety of math concepts are introduced through the use of picture books for preschoolers through second graders.

Connecting Mathematics Across the Curriculum
edited by Peggy A. House
NCTM 1995 (248p)
This volume emphasizes how math can be connected to subjects across the curriculum and to the everyday world.

It's the Story That Counts
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heinemann 1995 (224p)
The authors expain the importance of children's literature in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Math World Bibliography

Children's Traditional Games
Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski
Oryw 1995 (232p)
A description of children's games from 137 countries and cultures. Points out similarities among jacks games as played around the world.

Juba This and Juba That
Darlene Powell Hopson and Derek S. Hopson
with Thomas Clavin
Fireside 1996 (160p)
A description of 100 African-American games for children.


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