Childrens Picture Books

Fractions: Picture Books for Math

Clean-Sweep Campers
by Lucille Recht Penner

Eight messy bunkmates win the camp prize for cleanest cabin in this funny story about using fractions.

Fraction Fun
by David A. Adler

A basic introduction to the concept of fractions.

Give Me Half!
by Stuart J. Murphy

Splitting things in half may seem like an easy thing to do, but when two siblings and a pizza are involved, things can get messy. Children learn about fractions at school but fractions are also an important part of everyday life outside the classroom.In this riotous book, Stuart J. Murphy and G. Brian Karas introduce the simplest of fractions, 1/2.

Go, Fractions
by Judith Bauer Stamper, Chris Demarest (Illustrator)

The coach of the soccer team is a math teacher. And the name of the team is the Fractions. The numbers on the kids' uniforms are fractions. At half time, the kids eat orange slices that are cut in halves, quarters, and thirds. All of these fractions add up to two things-a winning team and lots of fun!

The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book
by Jerry Pallotta

Open the wrapper, and what do you see? A Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar is made up of 12 little rectangles that provide the perfect opportunity to teach fractions! A bunch of comical cows, some cocoa pods, and stalks of sugar cane join the fraction fun.

Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!
by Stuart J. Murphy

Kangaroo is back! In this story he and his friends at camp divide into halves, thirds, and fourths to form teams at field day. Readers will cheer on this rowdy crew of Australian animals as they swim, canoe, play tug-of-war, and have a good, goofy time.

Multiplying Menace: The Revenge Of Rumpelstiltskin Multiplying Menace: The Revenge Of Rumpelstiltskin
by Pam Calvert (Author), Wayne Geehan (Illustrator)

Rumpelstiltskin returns ten years after the events of the original tale, still demanding the Queen's first-born child as payment. When he does not get the boy, he uses his magical multiplying walking stick to cause mischief. Compares multiplying whole numbers with multiplying fractions.

Piece = Part = Portion: Fractions = Decimals = Percents
by Scott Gifford, Shmuel Thaler (Photographer)

Just as hola and bonjour mean "hello," in the language of math, fractions, decimals, and percents describe the same thing in slightly different ways. So why are so many kids bewildered by this math basic? Because rarely is the explanation of this important concept presented so clearly. Now there's PIECE = PART = PORTION, to offer clarity with hip graphic presentation to boot.

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