Sondermath

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, and I'm collecting many favorites for all ages here.

September 4, 2024

I wrote my review of *A Million Dots*, by Sven Völker, in March 2020, when it was clear most people don't understand exponential growth. With the help of this picture book, you and your child can be an exception!

—Sondra Eklund

Web Resources

Mathematical Knitting:

Sonderknitting

Bedtime Math:

bedtimemath.org

Mathical Book Prize: mathicalbooks.org

Math Book Magic: mathbookmagic.com

Talking Math With Your Kids: talkingmathwithkids.com

Sonderknitting

Bedtime Math:

bedtimemath.org

Mathical Book Prize: mathicalbooks.org

Math Book Magic: mathbookmagic.com

Talking Math With Your Kids: talkingmathwithkids.com

Earliest Learners

*Kitty & Cat: Bent Out of Shape*, by Mirka Hokkanen

*Some of These Are Snails*, by Carter Higgins

*1 Smile, 10 Toes*, by Nelleke Verhoeff

*What Will Fit?*, by Grace Lin

*Goodnight, Numbers*, by Danica McKellar

*How to Count to ONE*, written by Caspar Salmon, illustrated by Matt Hunt

*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

Early Numeracy

Counting

Counting

*The Doorbell Rang*, by Pat Hutchins

*The Cookie Fiasco*, by Dan Santat

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

*Zero Zebras*, by Bruce Goldstone

*Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf*, by Davide Cali and Marianna Balducci

*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

Comparing

*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

Critical Thinking

*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

*Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!*, by Art Coulson, illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight

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

*Sam Sorts*, by Marthe Jocelyn

*Bracelets for Bina's Brothers*, by Rajani LaRocca, illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat

*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