Literature With A Mathematics Connection For Upper Elementary Readers


 Number and Order:

  • Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E. Wells
  • Counting on Frank by Rod Clement
  • fractals, googols, and other mathematical tales by Theoni Pappas
  • How Much Is a Million? by David Schwartz
  • Math Curse by Jon Sciezka
  • Math-terpieces by Greg Tang
  • Math Fables by Greg Tang
  • Math Fables Too by Greg Tang
  • Math Appeal by Greg Tang
  • Math Potatoes by Greg Tang
  • My Full Moon Is Square by Esther Pinczes

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division:

  • Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Mitsumasa and Masaichiro Anno
  • The Best of Times by Greg Tang
  • The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang
  • The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents:

  • Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy
  • Fraction Fun by David Adler
  • If Dogs Were Dinosaurs by David Schwartz
  • If You Hopped Like a Frog by David Schwartz
  • Piece=Part=Portion: Fractions=Decimals=Percents by Scott Gifford

Data, Chance, and Probability:

  • Do You Wanna Bet? by Jean Cushman
  • How To Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
  • In the Next Three Seconds by Rowland Morgan
  • Probably Pistachio by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert by Cindy Neuschwander


  • A Cloak for the Dreamer by Arlene Friedman
  • Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert
  • Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neuschwander
  • Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone by Cindy Neuschwander
  • The Tangram Book by Jerry Slocum
  • What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis


  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
  • Incredible Comparisons by Russell Ash
  • Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells
  • Measuring Weight and Time by Andrew King

Reference Frames:

  • Follow the Money by Loreen Leedy
  • The Kids’ Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating by Jamie Kyle Mc Gillian
  • Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude by Louise Borden
  • What’s Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? by Robert E. Wells
  • Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map by Cindy Neuschwander

Patterns and Algebra Concepts:

  • Anno’s Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno
  • A Grain of Rice by Helena Claire Pittman
  • One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi