Welcome to my page collecting all my math-related reviews!

Years ago, I taught college math. Since becoming a librarian, I've got a special place in my heart for math-related books. I recently gave a talk about math books for all ages, and I'm going to post the list I developed on this page, with links for the books I've reviewed. Here's a blog post with the initial list.

March 29, 2021

A new picture book from the "Storytelling Math" series, *Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum* by Natasha Yim, illustrated by Violet Kim, gives kids a way to think about a practical math problem -- dividing up food when things don't come out even. I'm putting it in the Early Learning: Critical Thinking section.

—Sondra Eklund

Bedtime Math: bedtimemath.org

Mathical Book Prize: mathicalbooks.org

Math Book Magic: mathbookmagic.com

Talking Math With Your Kids: talkingmathwithkids.com

*Goodnight, Numbers*, by Danica McKellar

*Crash! Boom! A Math Tale*, by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Chris Chatterton

*Stack the Cats*, by Susie Ghahremani

*One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller*, by Kate Read

*Quack and Count*, by Keith Baker

Counting

*The Doorbell Rang*, by Pat Hutchins

*The Cookie Fiasco, by Dan Santat*

*How Many Jelly Beans?*by Andrea Menotti, illustrated by Yancey Labat

*8: An Animal Alphabet*, by Elisha Cooper

*Count the Monkeys*, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

*Math Fables*, by Greg Yang, illustrated by Heather Cahoon

*100 Bugs! A Counting Book*, by Kate Narita, pictures by Suzanne Kaufman

*Monkey Time*, by Michael Hall

*Anno’s Counting Book*, by Mitsumasa Anno

*Anno’s Counting House*, by Mitsumasa Anno

*Lia and Luís: Who Has More?*by Ana Crespo, illustrated by Giiovan Medeiros

*Balancing Act*, by Ellen Stoll Walsh

*Who Eats First?*by Ae-hae Yoon, illustrated by Hae-won Yang

*How Long Is a Whale?*by Alison Limentani

*How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh?*by Alison Limentani

*How Many? A Different Kind of Counting Book*, by Christopher Danielson

*Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger?*by Mineko Mamada

*Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum*, by Natasha Yim, illustrated by Violet Kim

*Pattern Fish*, by Trudy Harris, illustrated by Anne Canevari Green

*Sam Sorts*, by Marthe Jocelyn

*I Know Numbers*, by Taro Gomi

*Bedtime Math*, by Laura Overdeck

*Bedtime Math: This Time It’s Personal*, by Laura Overdeck

*Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out*, by Laura Overdeck

Number Sense

*Everybody Counts*, by Kristin Roskifte

*A Million Dots*, by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Mike Reed

*Great Estimations*, by Bruce Goldstone

*Greater Estimations*, by Bruce Goldstone

*Mapping Sam*, by Joyce Hesselberth

*Millions to Measure*, by David M. Schwartz, pictures by Steven Kellogg

*Mice Mischief: Math Facts in Action*, by Caroline Stills, illustrated by Judith Rossell

*Do Not Open This Math Book*, by Danica McKellar

*Piece = Part = Portion: Fractions = Decimals = Percents*, by Scott Gifford, photographs by Shmuel Thaler

*Fractions in Disguise*, by Edward Einhorn, illustrated by David Clark

*Fraction Frenzy*, by Rob Colson

*Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature*, by Sarah Campbell

*I See a Pattern Here*, by Bruce Goldstone

*That’s a Possibility!*by Bruce Goldstone

*Infinity and Me*, by Kate Hosford, illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska

*Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math*, by Rajani LaRocca, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan

*Math at the Art Museum*, by Group Majoongmul, illustrated by Yun-ju Kim

*A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars*, by Seth Fishman, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg

*Just a Second*, by Steve Jenkins

*It’s a Numbers Game! Basketball*, by James Buckley, Jr.

*If…*, by David J. Smith, illustrated by Steve Adams

*If America Were a Village*, by David J. Smith, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong

*Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little*, by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Neal Layton

*Which One Doesn’t Belong?*by Christopher Danielson

*Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant*, by Songju Ma Daemicke, illustrated by Christina Wald

*Anno’s Magic Seeds*, by Mitsumasa Anno

*Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar*, by Mitsumasa Anno

*How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane?*by Laura Overdeck

*If Dogs Were Dinosaurs*, by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by James Warhola

*The Boy Who Loved Math*, by Deborah Heiligman

*Nothing Stopped Sophie*, by Cheryl Bardoe, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

*The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity*, by Amy Alznauer, illustrated by Daniel Miyares

*Hidden Figures*, by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling, illustrated by Laura Freeman

*Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci*, by Joseph D’Agnese, illustrated by John O’Brien

*What’s the Point of Math?*by Ben Ffrancon Davis

*Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail*, by Danica McKellar

*Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss*, by Danica McKellar

*Create Your Own Secret Language*, by David J. Peterson

*Can You Crack the Code? A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography*, by Ella Schwartz

*Code Cracking for Kids with 21 Codes and Ciphers*, by Jean Daigneau

*Calling All Minds*, by Temple Grandin

*Girls Who Build*, by Katie Hughes

*How to Be a Coder*, by Kiki Prottsman

*Really Big Numbers*, by Richard Evan Schwartz

*The Cat in Numberland*, by Ivar Ekeland, illustrated by John O’Brien

*Anno’s Hat Tricks*, by Akihiro Nozaki and Mitsumasa Anno

*The Phantom Tollbooth*, by Norton Juster

*The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure*, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

*Secret Coders*(Graphic Novel Series), by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

*Numbed!*by David Lubar

*Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM*, by Tonya Bolden

*Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition*, by Margot Lee Shetterly

*Hot X: Algebra Exposed*, by Danica McKellar

*Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape*, by Danica McKellar

*Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences*, by John Allen Paulos

*How to Lie with Statistics*, by Darrell Huff

*Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception*, by Charles Seife

*How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics*, by Eugenia Cheng

*Here’s Looking at Euclid*, by Alex Bellos

*Freakonomics*, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

*The Numbers Behind Numb3rs: Solving Crime with Mathematics*, by Keith Devlin and Gary Lorden

*Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World*, by Matt Parker

*How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information*, by Alberto Cairo

*How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking*, by Jordan Ellenberg

*In Code*, by Sarah Flannery, with David Flannery

*Bringing Down the House*, by Ben Mezrich

*Busting Vegas*, by Ben Mezrich

*Hidden Figures*, by Margot Lee Shetterly

*Born on a Blue Day*, by Daniel Tammet

*Struck by Genius*, by Jason Padgett

*Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World’s Toughest Math Competition*, by Steve Olson

*Beyond the Limit*, by Joan Spicci

*The Sand-Reckoner*, by Gillian Bradshaw

*The Mathematician's Shiva*, by Stuart Rojstaczer

*Patterns of the Universe*, by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss

*Visions of the Universe*, by Alex Bellos and Edmunc Harriss

*The Golden Ratio Coloring Book*, by Steve Richards