Books

December by Eve Bunting

December by Eve Bunting

This is one of my favorite Christmas books. Simon and his mother are celebrating Christmas Eve in the cardboard house they built themselves. They don't have much but they still have the spirit of Christmas and offer to share the little they have with an old woman who...

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

This is a fun book to share during Hanukkah. Written by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. On the first night of Hanukkah, a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village, where plenty of latkes and merriment should warm him....

Spaghetti and Meatballs For All

Spaghetti and Meatballs For All

Mrs. Comfort has planned a banquet for her relatives and friends. Everything goes smoothly until the day of the event. People begin arriving and that's when problems arise. A delightful mathematical story that introduces children to geometry. Extension activities for...

One Grain of Rice – by Demi

One Grain of Rice – by Demi

This book is  a mathematical folktale of a raja in India and Rani, a clever young girl. There is a famine in the land but she has a plan to get rice for her family. She makes a bargain with the raja and he soon finds out how quickly one grain of rice doubles into so...

Piggybook by Anthony Browne

Piggybook by Anthony Browne

This book is hilarious. Mrs. Piggott is tired of playing domestic drudge to her unappreciative husband and sons, so she disappears, leaving them to fend for themselves. That's when the Piggott household undergoes the most extraordinary transformation, they slowly...

Black & White by David Macaulay

Black & White by David Macaulay

This is a fantastic book for kids of all ages. It actually has 4 stories going on at the same time but they are all linked together. It's fun for kids to discover how they all relate to each other. The illustrations are great. Teaching Ideas