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Develop your young grade-schooler's arithmetic ability with books that take a creative approach to teaching basic math concepts.
 
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Anno's Magic Seeds
by Mitsumasa Anno

A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow by ones and twos, then threes and fours, then faster and faster, challenging you to keep track of his riches.

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Apple Fractions
by Jerry Pallotta Illustrated by Rob Bolster

Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Rob Bolster use a variety of different apples to teach kids all about fractions in this innovative and enjoyable book. Playful elves demonstrate how to divide apples into halves, thirds, fourths, and more.

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Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes
by J. Patrick Lewis Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

This colorfully illustrated collection of brain-teasing riddles challenges even the best math student. Among other adventurous activities, the reader is asked to measure a horse, compute miles flown by a polka-dotted bird, and subtract cats' lives from inches in a yardstick.

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The Best of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply
by Greg Tang Illustrated by Harry Briggs

Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2.
Here's a little good advice:
Please just always double twice!

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The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
by Greg Tang Illustrated by Harry Briggs

The Grapes of Math will challenge all kids — and parents, too — to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $13.56

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If You Hopped Like a Frog
by David M. Schwartz Illustrated by James Warhola

Did you know that a frog can jump 20 times its body length? Or that an ant can lift an object 50 times its own weight? By applying these ratios and proportions to their own bodies, readers will discover what they could do if they had the amazing abilities of animals.

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If You Made a Million
by David M. Schwartz Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and a group of children and animals perform a wide range of jobs, ranging from feeding fish to transplanting trees. When the workers get paid for their jobs, Marvelosissimo helps them count the money, and takes them to the bank where he explains the basics of banking.

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Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
by Greg Tang Illustrated by Harry Briggs

In this follow-up to Grapes of Math and Math for All Seasons, Greg Tang deals with four key rules for problem solving: have an open mind, look for unusual number combinations, use multiple skills, and look for patterns.

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Math Curse
by Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Lane Smith

When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $14.39

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Math Fables: Lessons That Count
by Greg Tang Illustrated by Heather Cahoon

Greg Tang has built his career as an author and math missionary on the power of creative problem solving. Now, through winsome "fables" about concepts that are relevant to the very youngest math learners — sharing, teamwork, etc.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $13.59

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Midnight Math: Twelve Terrific Math Games
by Peter Ledwon , PETER LEDWAN Illustrated by Marilyn Mets

In comic-book style, three mouse-like critters have a good time playing math games while the household sleeps. Each game is simple enough for basic arithmetic skills: addition, subtraction, and multiplication, and the games are mildly amusing. An Answers page is included with further suggestions for math games.

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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
by Demi Illustrated by Demi

Long ago in India, there lived a raja who believed that he was wise and fair. But every year he kept nearly all the people's rice for himself. Then a village girl named Rani devises a clever plan, using the surprising power of doubling to win more than one billion grains of rice from the raja.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $17.59

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Too Many Cooks!
by Andrea Buckless Illustrated by Kayne Jacobs

Cara, Jay, and Marcos want to surprise the family with a delicious soup. While Cara takes charge of the cookbook, Marcos adjusts the ingredients for six people — but what does the recipe mean? Meanwhile, little Jay is slyly dropping in secret ingredients — like gummy worms!

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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
by Lloyd Moss Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

In this combination counting book and spirited tribute to classical music, the clever, rhythmic verse echoes the sounds that the various instruments in the orchestra create, from the mournful trombone to the swinging trumpet to the sharp violin.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $12.80

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