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titles about mathematics

Young Adult
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra - Wendy Lichtman
The Boy Who Reversed Himself - William Sleator
Strange Attractors - William Sleator
Blue Noon - Scott Westerfield
Midnighters: The Secret Hour - Scott Westerfield
Touching Darkness - Scott Westerfield

Juvenile Fiction
The Shadow Guests - Joan Aiken
Sticks - Joan Bauer only available on cassette
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story - Marilyn Burns
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure - Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Hannah, Divided - Adele Griffin
The Heroic Adventure of Hercules Amsterdam - Melissa Glenn Haber
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
Horrible Harry Cracks the Code - Suzy Kline
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Jean Lee Latham
A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Titantic Cat - Len Mlodinow & Matt Costello
Strange Attractors - William Sleator

Picture Books
Anno's Hat Trick - Mitsumasa Anno
Anno's Magic Seeds - Mitsumasa Anno
Pigs Go To Market: Fun with Math and Shopping - Amy Axelrod
Equal, Schmequal - Virginia Kroll
The Best Vacation Ever - Stuart J. Murphy
Henry the Fourth - Stuart J. Murphy
Lemonade for Sale - Stuart J. Murphy
Pepper's Journal: A Kitten's First Year - Stuart J. Murphy
Mathematics at the Farm - Vincent F. O'Connor
The Monster Who Did My Math - Danny Schnitzlein
Math Curse - Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith
Go, Fractions! - Judith Bauer Stamper
One Riddle, One Answer - Lauren Thompson
Many Moons - James Thurber

Scholastic Explains Math Homework
Calculator Riddles - David A. Adler
Easy Math Puzzles - David A. Adler
Anno's Hat Trick - Mitsumasa Anno
Ask Albert Einstein - Lynne Barasch
Math Tricks, Puzzles & Games - Raymond Blum
Mathemania - Raymond Blum
Pre-Algebra and Algebra - Lucille Caron & Philip M. St. Jacques
The Science of Numbers - Jack Challoner
The Mission of Addition - Brian P. Cleary
My First Math Book - David & Wendy Clemson
Times Tables - David & Wendy Clemson
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale - Demi
The King's Commissioners - Aileen Friedman
Math & Society: Reading Life in Numbers - Robert Gardner & Edward A. Shore
Math Detectives: Finding Fun in Numbers - Lalie Harcourt & Ricki Wortzman
The Smushy Bus - Leslie Helakoski
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics - Norton Juster
Take Me To Your Liter: Science and Math Jokes - Charles Keller
Mental Math Challenges - Michael L. Lobosco
Dazzling Division: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun - Lynette Long
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail - Danica McKellar
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! - Stuart J. Murphy
Betcha! - Stuart J. Murphy
Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop - Stuart J. Murphy
Earth Day-Hooray! - Stuart J. Murphy
Elevator Magic - Stuart J. Murphy
Give Me Half! - Stuart J. Murphy
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump - Stuart J. Murphy
Just Enough Carrots - Stuart J. Murphy
Monster Musical Chairs - Stuart J. Murphy
The Penny Pot - Stuart J. Murphy
Rabbit's Pajama Party - Stuart J. Murphy
Room for Ripley - Stuart J. Murphy
Spunky Monkey's On Parade - Stuart J. Murphy
Super Sand Castle Saturday - Stuart J. Murphy
Panda Math: Learning About Subtraction from Hua Mei and Mei Sheng - Ann Whitehead Nagda
Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger - Ann Whitehead Nagda
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi - Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure - Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Great Night of Angleland: A Math Adventure - Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter: A Math Adventure - Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Sword In the Cone: A Math Adventure - Cindy Neuschwander
Circles: Fun Ideas for Getting A-Round in Math - Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level - Mario Salvadori & Joseph P. Wright
Grandfather's Shape Story - Brian Sargent
The Sneaky Square & 113 Other Math Activities for Kids - Richard M. Sharp & Seymour Metzner
The Grapes of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles - Greg Tang
Math Appeal - Greg Tang
Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food - Greg Tang
Janice VanCleave's Geometry for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun - Janice VanCleave
Janice VanCleave's Math for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Math Fun - Janice VanCleave
Addition Made Easy - Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Division Made Easy - Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Fractions and Decimals Made Easy - Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Multiplication Made Easy - Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Subtraction Made Easy - Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Word Problems Made Easy - Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Math-a-Magic: Number Tricks for Magicians - Laurence B. White, Jr. & Ray Broekel
The Math Book for Girls and Other Beings Who Count - Valerie Wyatt
Math Fun with Money Puzzlers - Rose Wyler & Mary Elting
Number Sense Through Nonsense: Building Math Creativity and Confidence Through Number Play - Claudia Zaslavsky
Everything You Need to Know About Math Homework - Anne Zeman & Kate Kelly
Math Riddles - Harriet Ziefert

Isaac Newton: Organizing the Universe - William J. Boerst
Jaime Escalante: Sensational Teacher - Ann Byers
Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution - Gale E. Christianson
Archimedes: Mathematical Genius of the Ancient World - Mary Gow
Archimedes: The Father of Mathematics - Heather Hasan
Euclid: The Great Geometer - Chris Hayhurst
Isaac Newton - Kathleen Krull
Archimedes - Peter Lafferty
Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia - D. Anne Love
Galileo and the Universe - Steve Parker
Charles Babbage - Joseph Sherman
Benjamin Banneker: American Scientific Pioneer - Myra Weatherly
The Life and Times of Archimedes - Susan Zannos

titles last updated September 28, 2007

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