Here is a starter selection of the many read alouds that are suitable for math lessons:
A Pig Is Big, by Douglas Florian (Greenwillow, 2000).
What Is Square?, by Rebecca Kai Dotlich (Harper Festival,1999).
Benny's Pennies, by Pat Brisson (Dell, 1993).
Grade One
• 98, 99, 100! Ready or Not, Here I Come! by Teddy Slater (Cartwheel, 1999).
The Shape of Things, by Dayle Ann Dodds (Candlewick, 1994).
Ten Sly Piranhas: A Counting Story in Reverse, by William Wise (Dial, 1993).
Grade Two
What's a Pair? What's a Dozen?, by Stephen Swinburne (Boyds Mills, 2000).
Stay in Line, by Teddy Slater (Cartwheel, 1996). Only One, by Marc Harshman (Penguin, 1993).
Grade Three
512 Ants on Sullivan Street, by Carol Losi (Cartwheel, 1997).
The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns (Scholastic, 1995).
One Hundred Hungry Ants, by Elinor J. Pinczes (Houghton Mifflin, 1993).
Grades Four, Five, and Six
If You Hopped Like a Frog, by David M. Schwartz (Scholastic, 1999).
A Million Fish... More or Less, by Patricia C. McKissack (Random House, 1996).
Roman Numbers I to MM: Numerabilia Romana Uno Ad Duo Mila, by Arthur Geisert (Houghton Mifflin, 1996).