Minnie's Diner, A Multiplying Menu by Dayle Ann Dodd, and illustrated by John Manders, is a comical, down-on-the-farm, rhyming tale of a father trying to get some work out of his hungry boys, before they succumb to the lure of the local diner, that just also happens to teach the concept of exponents.
Tryannosaurus Math byMichelle Markel, and illustrated by Doug Cushman is your typical dinosaur story, with T-Rexes, an Ornithomimus, Triceratops, Ankylosaurs, Hadrosaurs, volcanoes, meteorites, and earthquakes. But, it also has a fun dose of addition, number sentences, skip counting, ordering and comparing, subtraction, inverse relationships/operations, symmetry, multiplication, reasoning, organizing data with graphs, geometric shapes, arrays, division, fractions, nonstandard measurement, and estimation. Not to mention the fact, that it's a pretty cute book.
The Sundae Scoop by Stuart J. Murphy, and illustrated by Cynthia Jabar, is a sweet, simple story about combinations.
The Monster Who Did My Math, by Danny Schnitzlein, and illustrated by Bill Mayer, doesn't teach any math at all. Instead, it's a cautionary tale about what happens when you try to take short cuts to get through your math lessons, without bothering to learn them.
And finally, my favorite, The Real Princess, A Mathemagical Tale, by Brenda Williams, and illustrated by Sophie Fatus, is a clever retelling of The Princess And The Pea, teaching counting, and number recognition. On the publisher's website, you access an audio version of the story for free, as well as an activity page, and a key to the math test at the end of the book.
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