*Here are suggestions for great books to read aloud to your child that have some math in them, along with some questions you might want to ask your child as you read the book:*

Counting Lions by Katie Cotton

- How many animals do you see?
- How many legs on this page?
- How many baby animals on this page?

Zero is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco

- Can you finish the sentence for this page: "Zero is..."
- Can you make a "Zero is..." sentence for this room?

Fish Eyes: A book you can count on by Lois Ehlert

- How many fish on this page?
- How many dots? How many stripes?
- How many fish eyes on this page?

A Million Dots by Andrew Clements

- Can you read one of the big numbers in this book?
- How many dots are on each page?

Growing Patterns by Sarah C. Campbell

- Can you count the petals of each flower?
- How does the Fibonacci number pattern work?
- If 1 + 1 = 2, and 1 + 2 = 3, then 2 + 3 = ??
- Can you find something outdoors that has the Fibonacci pattern in it?

Numbers (Science Kids series) by Aaron Carr

- Can you count the animals on each page?
- Can you predict what number will be on the next page?

Scooby-Doo series by Mark Weakland

- Each book has a different focus--can you do the math of the book?
- Can you solve the mystery?
- What is an even number? What is an odd number?

Math Fables by Greg Tang

- Can you make an addition number sentence for each page?
- Can you make a subtraction number sentence for each page?
- How many number sentences are there for 8 crabs?
- How about for 9 ants? How about for 10 beavers?
- Can you do the math on the last page?

**Fire Trucks by Amanda Doering Tourville**

- What shapes do you see on each page?
- How many different fire trucks are there?

I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems

- How many animals balance on Gerald's trunk?
- How many legs is that, including the piano's legs?
- How many stuffed animals can you balance on your head?

**Pete's Big Lunch by James Dean**

- What time does Pete's watch say?
- What time do you eat lunch at school?
- When Pete is all done making his sandwich, how many things does he have in it?
- How many friends come over to eat with Pete?

**Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld**

- What shapes do you see?
- What's so funny about the circle saying, "You're going to be a wrecked angle!"?
- What is the shape name of the new friend?

**8: An Animal Alphabet by Elisha Cooper**

- Can you find 8 of the same animals on each page?
- What do you notice about the "X" page?
- Can you count all the legs on the "X" page?
- Which page do you think has more legs on it, the "X" page or the "Z" page?

**Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina**

- How many caps are on the cap seller's head?
- How many hats can you balance on your head?
- Do you think the cap seller can touch the cap on the top of the pile? How do you know?

**The Napping House by Audrey Wood**

- If everyone in your house (including your pets) got onto one bed, how many feet would be on that bed?
- When the granny and the child and the dog are all on the bed, how many feet are on the bed?
- How about when the cat and the mouse join the granny and the child and the dog? How many feet are on the bed now?

**Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel**

- How many syllables are in Tikki Tikki Tembo's full name?
- How many syllables are in Chang's name?
- How many syllables are in your name?

**Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson**

- How many pennies does Benny have left now (ask after each purchase)?
- How many pennies he might have in each hand (1 and 4; 2 and 3; 0 and 5)?
- If Benny has 1 penny in the left hand and 4 in the right hand, is that the same as 4 in the left and 1 in the right?

**Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang**

- How might you count down to your bedtime?
- What do you notice about the cat?

**Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra**

- What is the next number (when counting forwards and backwards).
- How many crocodiles there are altogether (1 + 2 + 3, etc.)?

Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

- What can you make with one or two or three black dots?

**The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds**

- What shapes can you see in your house?
- Are there more rectangles or circles in your house? How about squares or triangles?