Grades 4-6

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Aaseng, Nathan. The Rejects: People and Products that Outsmarted the Experts. Lerner Publishing Co., 1989.
Adler, David. Amazing Magnets. Troll, 1983.
Allen, Pamela. Mr. Archimedes’ Bath. Collins, 1985.
Volume, water displacement
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Magic Seeds. Philomel, 1995.
Patterns (growing by multiplication), iteration
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Math Games II. Philomel Books, 1989.
Function, capacity measures
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Math Games III. Philomel Books, 1991.
Geometry, tessellations, networks, orientation
Anno, Mitsumasa & Masaichiro. Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar. Putnam, 1983.
Multiplication, growing number patterns (multiplication), recursion (factorials)
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Sundial. Philomel Books, 1987.
Motions of sun & earth, time zones
Apfel, Necia H. Calendars. Franklin Watts, 1985
Measurement, phases of the moon, seasons
Ardley, Neil. Making Metric Measurements. Franklin Watts, 1983.
Time, temperature, weight, height, speed, volume, density, graphs
Ardley, Neil. The Science Book of Machines. Gulliver Books, 1992.
Levers, pulleys
Arnold, Caroline. Charts and Graphs: Fun, Facts, and Activities. Franklin Watts, 1984.
Pie, bar & line graphs; pictographs
Asimov, Janet. The Package in Hyperspace. Walker & Co., 1988.
Space exploration, energy conservation, communication
Barry, David. The Rajah’s Rice. Freeman, 1994.
Patterns (growing by multiplying), iteration
Bash, Barbara. Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus. Little, Brown: 1989.
Habitats, ecosystems
Baumann, Hans. What Time Is It Around the World? Scroll Press, 1979.
Time zones
Baylor, Byrd. Everybody Needs a Rock. Atheneum Books, 1974.
Baylor, Byrd. The Way to Start a Day. Aladdin Books, 1978.
Solar energy
Belton, John & Joella Cramblit. Domino Games. Raintree Publications, 1976.
Berger, Melvin. Germs Make Me Sick! Crowell, 1985.
Growing patterns (multiplication)
Birch, David. The King’s Chessboard. Dial, 1988
Growing patterns (multiplication)
Bjork, Christine & Anderson, Lena. Linnea’s Windowsill Garden. R & S Books, 1978.
Structures of life
Black, David. & Huxley, Anthony. Plants: The World of Science. Facts on File Pub., 1986.
Bodecker, N. M. Carrot Holes and Frisbee Trees. Atheneum, 1983.
Booth, Jerry. The Big Beast Book: Dinosaurs and How They Got That Way. Little, Brown, 1988.
History of paleontology, methods used by scientists, geology
Brandt, Keith. Electricity. Troll Associates, 1985.
Magnetism & electricity
Brandt, Keith. Sound. Troll Associates, 1985.
Branley, Franklyn M. Think Metric! Crowell Publishers, 1972.
Measurement as a human activity, uses of measurement, need for accuracy
Briggs, Raymond. Jim and the Beanstalk. Coward-McCann, Inc., 1970.
Measurement, proportion
Brindze, Ruth. Story of Our Calendar. Vanguard Press, 1949.
History, accuracy of measuremetn
Brown, Jeff. Flat Stanley. Harper Collins, 1964.
Buck, Pearl. The Big Wave. HarperCollins, 1947.
Environment, volcano, ocean, ecosystem
Burnford, Sheila. The Incredible Journey. Bantam Books, 1961.
Wetlands, swamps, minerals, watersheds, predator/prey, ecology, migration, camouflage, hibernation
Burnie, David. Machines and How They Work. Dorling Kindersley, 1991.
Technology, machines
Burns, Marilyn. The I Hate Mathematics! Book. Little, Brown, & Co., 1975.
Estimation, patterns, data collection, counting problems, ratios, volume, spatial relationships, clock arithmetic, probability
Burns, Marilyn. Math for Smarty Pants. Little, Brown, & Co., 1982.
Recursion, numerical operations, geometry, number patterns, factorials, statistics, probability, logic, number sense
Burns, Marilyn. This Book Is About Time! Little, Brown, & Co., 1978.
History, clocks, estimation, origin of the universe
Burton, Jane & Taylor, Barbara. Coral Reef. Dorling, 1992.
Ecosystems, habitats
Caney, Steven. Invention Book. Workman Publishing, 1985.
Carrick, Carol. Big Old Bones. Clarion, 1989.
Proportion, dinosaurs, archeological blunders
Cast, C. Vance. Where Does Water Come From? Barron’s, 1992.
Chadwick, Roxanne. Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Pilot and Poet. Lerner Pub.Co., 1987.
Charosh, Mannis. Ellipse. Crowell Publishers, 1971.
Charosh, Mannis. Mathematical Games for One and Two. Crowell Publishers, 1972.
Charosh, Mannis. Number Ideas through Pictures. Crowell Publishers, 1974.
Number patterns
Charosh, Mannis. Straight Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines. Crowell Publishers, 1972.
Chwast, Seymour. The Twelve Circus Rings. Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.
Patterns (growing by adding)
Cleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw. Morrow Junior Books, 1983.
Magnetism & electricity
Clement, Rod. Counting on Frank. Gareth Stevens Children’s Books, 1991.
Estimation, proportion
Cobb, Vicki. Science Experiments You Can Eat. Harper Trophy, 1979.
Mixtures & solutions
Cole, Joanna. The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor. Scholastic, 1992.
Volcanoes, intertidal zone, coral reefs, ocean life
Cole, Sheila. The Dragon in the Cliff. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991.
Fossils, evolution, rock layers, geologic eras, erosion
Comber, Barbara. Dad’s Diet. Ashton Scholastic (Bookshelf), 1987.
Mass, fractions, ratio, graphing, averages
Conford, Ellen. What’s Cooking, Jenny Archer? Little, Brown, 1989.
Conley, Kevin. Benjamin Banneker. Chelsea House, 1989.
Astronomy, surveying
Connell, David D. & Jim Thurman. The Case of the Unnatural. Children’s Television Workshop/Freeman, 1993.
Averages, functions, codes
Cushman, Jean. Do You Wanna Bet? Your Chance to Find Out about Probability. Clarion Books, 1991.
Dahl, Roald. Esio Trot. Viking, 1990.
Measurement - mass, tortoises; division
Dee, Ruby. Two Ways to Count to Ten. Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1988.
Dennis, Richard. Fractions are Parts of Things. Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers, 1973.
Fraction concepts
Diggins, Julia E. String, Straightedge, and Shadow: The Story of Geometry. Viking Press, 1965.
Geometry in nature, history of geometry, measuring instruments, patterns, 3D shapes
DuBois, William Pene. The Twenty-one Balloons. Puffin, 1986.
Technology, ballooning, volcanos
Dunworth, John & Thomas Drysdale. Millions of People. Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1971.
Graphs - bar, circle, line, picture
Ekker, Ernst. What Is Beyond the Hill? Lippincott, 1985.
Elkin, Benjamin. Money. Children’s Press, 1983.
History of money
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt. Mulberry Books, 1983.
Geometry, plane figures, symmetry, transformations
Fehr, Howard. Number Patterns Make Sense: A Wise Owl Book. Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1965.
Number patterns, mental math
Fey, James. Long, Short, High, Low, Thin, Wide. Crowell Publishers, 1971.
History of measurement
Fisher, Leonard Everett. Galileo. Macmillan, 1992.
History of astronomy, planets, technology, pendulum, gravity
Fleischman, Paul. Townsend's Warbler. HarperCollins, 1992.
Ecosystems, birds, migration, exploration of America
Fraser, Mary Ann. Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Henry Holt, 1993.
Frasier, Debra. On the Day You Were Born. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.
Migration, rotation of the earth, gravity, tide, estimation, multiplication
Froman, Robert. Bigger and Smaller. Crowell Publishers, 1971.
Froman, Robert. Venn Diagrams. Crowell Publishers, 1972.
Froman, Robert. Less Than Nothing Is Really Something. Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers, 1973.
Negative numbers
Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats. Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1928.
Large numbers, data collection
Gates, Doris. Blue Willow. Viking, 1940.
Climate, arid environment, effect of wind and mountains on soil
George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves. HarperCollins, 1974.
Ecosystems, interdependence of organisms, food chain, animal behavior
George, Jean Craighead. The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo. Harper Books, 1992.
George, Jean Craighead. The Moon of the Alligators. HarperCollins, 1991.
Habitats, ecosystems
  George, Jean Craighead. The Talking Earth. Harper & Row, 1983.
Swamp habitat, weather & storms, environment
Giganti, Paul. Each Orange Had 8 Slices. Greenwillow Books, 1992.
Mental multiplication
Grant, Leslie. Discover Bones. Addison-Wesley, 1991.
Human skeletal system
Grifalconi, Ann. The Village of Round and Square Houses. Little, Brown, 1986.
Halling, Holling Cleary. Paddle to the Sea. Houghton Mifflin, 1941.
Hamilton, Virginia. Drylongso. Harcourt, 1992.
Drought, farming technology, irrigation
Haney, Jan P. Calculators. Raintree Publications, 1985.
History of calculators from abacus to computer, binary numbers, large numbers
Hayes, Cyril & Dympna Hayes. Number Mysteries. Penworthy Publishing, 1987.
Number & operation sense, probability, ratio, problem solving
Hertzberg, Hendrik. One Million. Times Books, 1993.
Large numbers, statistics
Hindley, Judy. The Tree. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1990.
Hulme, Joy. Sea Squares. Hyperion, 1991.
Multiplication, square numbers
James, Elizabeth & Carol Barkin. What Do You Mean by Average? Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1978.
Mean, median, mode, range, sampling, percent, graphs
Jaspersohn, William. Cookies. Macmillan, 1993.
Large numbers, measurement
Johnston, Tony. Farmer Mack Measures His Pig. Harper & Row, 1986.
Circumference, perimeter
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. Random House, 1961.
Fractions, decimals
Kahl, Virginia. The Habits of Rabbits. Scribner, 1957.
Growing patterns (multiplication)
Kjelgaard, Jim. Lion Hound. Bantam Books, 1955.
Weather, geology, landforms, forest ecology, avalanches, predator/prey, adaptation
Knight, David. All About Sound. Troll, 1983.
Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1987.
Kyte, Kathy S. The Kids’ Complete Guide to Money. Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
Data analysis, consumer awareness
Lacapa, Michael. Antelope Woman. Northland Publishing, 1992.
Living & non-living things, conservation
Laithwaite, Eric. Shape: The Purpose of Forms. Franklin Watts, 1986.
Structures, 3D shapes, spirals
Laithwaite, Eric. Size: The Measure of Things. Franklin Watts, 1988.
Scaling, area, volume, speed, distance, sets
Lauber, Patricia. Journey to the Planets. Crown Publishers, 1993.
Leighton, Ralph & Carl Feynman. How to Count Sheep without Falling Asleep. Prentice-Hall, 1976.
Number systems, place value
Lord, John V. The Giant Jam Sandwich. Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
Large numbers, estimation, area
Lumpkin, Beatrice. Senefer: A Young Genius in Old Egypt. African World Press, 1992.
Number systems
Macaulay, David. City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction. Houghton Mifflin, 1974.
Technology, architecture
Macaulay, David. The Way Things Work. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
Technology, physics
MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah Plain and Tall. Harper & Row, 1985.
Ecosystem, soil, climate
Mathews, Louise. Gator Pie. Dodd, Mead, 1979.
Fraction concepts, equivalent fractions
Mayo, Gretchen Will. Star Tales: North American Indian Stories about the Stars. Walker Publishing Company, 1987.
Mazer, Anne. The Yellow Button. Knopf, 1990.
McDermott, Gerald. Arrow to the Sun. Puffin Books, 1974.
Solar energy
McKissack, Patricia. A Million Fish . . . More or Less. Knopf, 1992.
Large numbers
Merrill, Jean. The Toothpaste Millionaire. Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Models & designs
Milton, Nancy. The Giraffe that Walked to Paris. Crown Publishers, 1992.
Estimation, measurement (miles, time)
Mitchell, Barbara. A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver. Carolrhoda Books, 1986.
Mitchell, Barbara. Shoes for Everyone. Carolrhoda Books, 1986.
Moerbeek, Kees & Carla Dijs. Hot Pursuit. Intervisual Communications, 1987.
Moore, Inga. Six-Dinner Sid. Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Mori, Tuyosi. Socrates and the Three Pigs. Philomel Books, 1986.
Probability, counting problems, tree diagrams
Nesbit, E. Melisande. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1989.
Growing patterns
Nozaki, Akihiro. Anno’s Hat Tricks. Philomel Books, 1985.
O'Dell, Scott. The Black Pearl. Dell, 1967.
Oceanography, marine life, weather & climate, landforms, wind, marine resources
O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Houghton Mifflin, 1960.
Ecosystems, ocean life, weather, climate, landforms, adaptation
Orii, Eiji & Masako Orii. Simple Science Experiments with Circles. Gareth Stevens, 1989.
Scientific method
Parker, Tom. In One Day. Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Estimation, number sense
Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie. Penguin Books, 1991.
Technology’s impact on society
Paulsen, Gary. The Island. Dell, 1988.
Lake evolution, physical evolution of a lake, temperature zones of lakes, plants & animals, food chain
Paulsen, Gary. The Voyage of the Frog. Dell, 1989.
Weather, navigation, salinity of oceans, predator/prey, whales, adaptation
Pinczes, Elinor J. One Hundred Hungry Ants. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Multiplication (arrays)
Pinczes, Elinor J. A Remainder of One. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Division with remainders
Pittman, Helena C. A Grain of Rice. Hastings House, 1986.
Growing patterns (multiplication)
Pluckrose, Henry. Capacity. Franklin Watts, 1988.
Liquids and solids, metric & customary units
Powell, Pamela. The Turtle Watchers. Viking, 1992.
Life cycle, reproduction
Ray, Mary L. Pumpkins. Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
Large numbers
Ride, Sally with Okie, Susan. To Space & Back. Beech Tree Books, 1986.
Space exploration
Ross, Katherine Sheldrick. Circles. Addison-Wesley, 1993.
History of 2D and 3D shapes
Ruckman, Ivy. Night of the Twisters. HarperCollins, 1986.
Tornados, air and water pressure
Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Griggs’ Work. Orchard Books, 1989.
Patterns, making predictions based on patterns
Sabin, Louis. Thomas Alva Edison: Young Inventor. Troll, 19??.
Inventions, magnetism & electricity
Sautrey, Laurence. Young Ben Franklin. Troll Associates, 19??.
Schwartz, Amy. Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner. Orchard Books, 1988.
Money, multiplication, division
Schwartz, David M. How Much Is a Million? Lothrop, Lee & Shepherd Books, 1985.
Large numbers
Schwartz, David M. If You Made a Million. Lothrop, Lee & Shepherd Books, 1989.
Large numbers, interest
Shannon, George. Stories to Solve: Folk Tales from around the World. Beech Tree Books, 1991.
Multiplying a fraction times a whole number, adding fractions, patterns
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. The 329th Friend. Four Winds Press, 1979.
Estimation, multiplying 1-digit by 3-digit numbers
Sitomer, Mindel & Harry Sitomer. Circles. Crowell Publishers, 1971.
Geometry, designs & properties
Sitomer, Mindel & Harry Sitomer. What Is Symmetry?. Crowell Publishers, 1970.
Geometry (line and point)
Speare, Elizabeth George. The Sign of the Beaver. Yearling Books, 1983.
Sperry, Armstrong. Call It Courage. Aladdin Books Edition, 1990.
Ocean life, currents
Srivastava, Jane Jonas. Area. Crowell Publishers, 1974.
Srivastava, Jane Jonas. Number Families. Crowell Publishers, 1979.
Sets, number patterns, primes & composites
Srivastava, Jane Jonas. Weighing and Balancing. Crowell Publishers, 1970.
Arbitrary & standard units (US), density

Suzuki, David. Looking at the Body. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.

Human body
Symes, R. F. Eyewitness Book: Rocks & Minerals. Dorling Kindersley, 1988.
Rocks, minerals
Tahan, Malba. The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures. W. W. Norton & Co., 1993.
Variety of stories that are adaptable for many topics.
Taylor, Theodore. The Cay. Avon Books, 1969.
Coral reefs, tropical climate, hurricanes, food chain, adaptation
Taylor, Theodore. The Hostage. Dell, 1987.
Rain forests, predator-prey, conservation
Thaler, Mike. Owly. Harper & Row, 1982.
Tomb, Howard & Dennis Kunkel. Microaliens: Dazzling Journeys with an Electron Microscope. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1993.
Microscopes, measurement
Tompert, Ann. Grandfather Tang’s Story. Parker, Crown Publishers, 1990.
Geometric shapes, area, measurement
Trivett, Daphne H. Shadow Geometry. Crowell Publishers, 1974.
Geometry of shadows
Van Allsburg, Chris. Jumanji. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Van Cleave, Janice. Machines: Spectacular Science Projects. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
Levers, pulleys
Walsh, Jill Paton. The Green Book. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1982.
Ecosystems, adaptation
Walter, Mildred Pitts. Ty’s One-Man Band. Four Winds Press, 1980.
Weiss, Anne E. Lotteries: Who Wins, Who Loses. Enslow, 1991
Wells, Robert E. Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? Albert Whitman & Co., 1993.
Measuring, finding averages, comparing lengths, estimation
Williams, Vera B. Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe. Mulberry Books, 1981.
Yep, Lawrence. Dragonwings. Harper & Row, 1975.
Technology, earthquakes, models & designs

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