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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
Best-selling author Jerry Pallotta turns his talents to teaching fractions to kids by using a healthy snack food: apples!
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Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes
by J. Patrick Lewis Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

These eighteen zany rhyming riddles involve addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to calculate everything from poodle weights to travel time. And for anyone who's stumped, the answers are included in mirror-writing below each riddle.

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The Best of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply
by Greg Tang Illustrated by Harry Briggs
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization.

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
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Category: Math Skills
"How many grapes are on the vine?
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If You Hopped Like a Frog
Series: If You...
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
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang challenges kids to solve problems creatively in this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS.

In this book you'll learn to see
How very clever you can be.
We'll teach you tricks to help you add,
Some day in math class you'll be glad!
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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
From 1 to 10, these "lessons that count" are math magic for learning addition and subtraction.

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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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Too Many Cooks!
by Andrea Buckless Illustrated by Kayne Jacobs
In this funny Level 3 Hello Math Reader!, two siblings figure out how to measure and multiply to make a delicious soup. Meanwhile, their younger brother is adding his own outrageous ingredients!
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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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