Literature for Math & Science
Grades 2 & 3

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Aardema, Verna. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1981. Weather
*Aker, Suzanne. What Comes in 2's, 3's, and 4's? Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1990. Multiplication basic facts
*Allen, P. Mr. Archimedes’ Bath. Collins, 1985. Volume, water displacement
Anno, Masaichiro and Mitsumasa. Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar. Philomel Books, 1983. Multiplication, large numbers, factorials (4! = 4 x 3 x 2 x 1)
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Math Games. Philomel, 1987. Classification, comparison (measurement)
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Math Games II. Philomel, 1989. Classification, place value
*Armitage, R. & D. Grandma Goes Shopping. Puffin, 1985. Sorting, classification
*Axelrod, Amy. Pigs Will Be Pigs. Simon & Schuster, 1994. Adding money (dollars and cents)
Baker, Keith. The Magic Fan. Voyager Books, 1989. Technology, weather (tsunami, floods)
Base, Graeme. The Sign of the Seahorse. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1992. Habitat - coral reef
*Booth, Barbara D. Mandy. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1991. Sound
  *Burningham, J. The Shopping Basket. Harper Junior Books, 1980. Counting, subtraction, pattern, spatial relations
*Burns, Marilyn. The Greedy Triangle. Scholastic, 1994. Geometry
Calhoun, Mary. Hot-Air Henry. Mulberry Books, 1981. Flight, effects of heat on air
Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna. Harcourt Brace, 1993. Basic needs of bats
Carle, Eric. The Mixed-Up Chameleon. Harper Trophy, 1984. Camouflage Classification
*Carle, Eric. The Very Busy Spider. Putnam, 1989. Size, time, spatial patterns, Spiders
Carle, Eric. The Very Quiet Cricket. Philomel, 1990. Insects
Clement, Rod. Counting on Frank. Gareth Stevens Children’s Books, 1991. Estimation, measurement
De Paola, Tomie. The Cloud Book. Holiday House, 1975. Weather, types of clouds
De Paola, Tomie. The Popcorn Book. Holiday House, 1978. Measurement, basic notion of percent Change of matter, energy (heat)
De Paola, Tomie. Too Many Bunnies. Troll, 1989. Multiplication (concept of)
*Emberley, Ed. Ed Emberley’s Picture Pie: A Circle Drawing Book. Boston-Little, Brown, 1984. Fractions
*Fair, Sylvia. The Bedspread. Morrow Junior Books, 1982. Geometry, symmetry, Venn diagrams
*Friedman, Aileen. A Cloak for the Dreamer. Scholastic, 1994. Geometry
Friedman, Aileen. The King’s Commissioners. Scholastic, 1994. Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s; place value.
*Furchgott, T., & L. Dawson. Phoebe and the Hot Water Bottles. Picture Lions, 1977. Counting, grouping, graphing
*Geringer, Laura. A Three Hat Day. Harper & Row, 1985. Discrete math - counting (how many ways?)
*Gibbons, Gail. Marge’s Diner. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1989. Money as decimals - computations, problem solving
Hall, Donald. Ox-Cart Man. Puffin Books, 1979. Calendar, seasons
*Harshman, Marc. Only One. Cobblehill Books, 1993. Number - groups of various sizes, from 1 million to one.
*Hendershot, Judith. In Coal Country. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1987. Problem solving - repeated addition or multiplication
Hoban, Lillian. Arthur’s Funny Money. Harper Trophy, 1981. Money (dollars and cents)
Hoban, Russell. A Bargain for Frances. Harper Trophy, 1970. Money (dollars and cents)
Hoban, Tana. 26 Letters and 99 Cents. Mulberry, 1995. Coins, counting
Holtzmann, Caren. A Quarter for the Tooth Fairy. Scholastic, 1995. Money to 25¢
*Hulme, Joy N. Sea Squares. Hyperion Books for Children, 1991. Multiplication basic facts, square numbers (e.g., 5 x 5)
Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang. Mulberry, 1986. Division (concept of)
Johnston, Tony, & Tomie de Paola. The Quilt Story. The Putnam & Grosset Group, 1985. Geometry
Jonas, Ann. Round Trip. Mulberry, 1983. Geometry
Keats, Ezra Jack. Whistle for Willie. Puffin Books, 1964. Sound
Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed. Harper Trophy, 1945. Seeds
Kroll, Steven. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever. Scholastic, 1984. Measurement, estimation
Observation, seeds
*Lewis, Paul Owen. P. Bear’s New Year’s Party. Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 1989. Addition or multiplication problem solving
*Lewis, Thomas P. Hill of Fire. Harper & Row, 1971. Change in matter - heat; volcanoes
Maestro, Betsy & Giulio. Dollars and Cents for Harriet. Crown, 1988. Money
Mahy, Margaret. 17 Kings and 42 Elephants. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1972. Division algorithm
Mathis, Sharon Bell. The Hundred Penny Box. Puffin Books, 1975. Money, two-digit addition and subtraction
*Mathews, L. Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies. Scholastic, 1980. Multiplication basic facts
Mathews, Louise. Gator Pie. Dodd, Mead, 1979. Fractions, estimation
*McCloskey, Kevin. Mrs. Fitz’s Flamingos. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1992. Problem solving - repeated addition
McCloskey, Robert. Time of Wonder. Puffin Books, 1957. Water cycle, wind, weather, habitats
*McDonald, Megan. Is This a House for Hermit Crab? Orchard Books, 1990. Animal homes
*Moore, Inga. Six Dinner Sid. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1991. Multiplication basic facts
Morehouse, Henry B. Even Steven and Odd Todd. Scholastic, 1996. Even and odd numbers, addition and subtraction with objects in the story
*Munsch, Robert. Moira’s Birthday. Annick Press, Ltd., 1987. Showing 200 in different ways, estimation
Paul, Ann Whitford. Eight Hands Round. Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. Geometry (quilts)
*Peters, Lisa. The Sun, the Wind, and the Rain. Henry Holt, 1988. Weather
Pinczes, Elinor. J. One Hundred Hungry Ants. Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Multiplication and/or division (concept)
*Rand, Gloria. Prince William. Henry Holt, 1992. Environment - oil spill
Rocklin, Joanne. How Much Is That Guinea Pig in the Window? Scholastic, 1995. Money, two-digit addition and subtraction
Ryder, Joanne. Snail’s Spell. Puffin Books, 1988. Habitats
Sandburg, Carl. Arithmetic. Harcourt Brace, 1993. Geometry
*Schertle, Alice. Witch Hazel. Harper Collins, 1991. Plants - stages of development
Number patterns
Scieszka, Jon, & Lane Smith. Math Curse. Viking, 1995. Math problem solving
*Spohn, Kate. Clementine’s Winter Wardrobe. Orchard Books, 1989. Fractions, probability
Spohn, Kate. Ruth’s Bake Shop. Orchard Books, 1990. Multiplication (concept, basic facts)
Steig, William. Doctor DeSoto. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1982. Food chain
Tompert, Ann. Grandfather Tang’s Story. Crown Publishers, Inc., 1990. Geometry
*Turner, Ann. Heron Street. Harper & Row, 1989. Marsh habitat, effects of human and technology
*Tusa, Tricia. Stay Away from the Junkyard. Macmillan, 1988. Data collection and analysis
Van Allsburg, Chris. Two Bad Ants. Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Habitats
Comparing size of objects
Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1978. Money (dollars and cents)
Wahl, John, & Stacy Wahl. I Can Count the Petals of a Flower. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1976. Multiplication basic facts
*Walter, Mildred Pitts. Ty’s One-Man Band. Scholastic, 1980. Sound
Wiesner, David. June 29, 1999. Clarion Books, 1992. Vegetable seedlings   Measurement
Williams, Vera B. A Chair for My Mother. Mulberry Books, 1982. Estimation, money
Yolen, Jane. Letting Swift River Go. Little, Brown, and Company, 1992. Effect of people on the environment

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