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  • 1. 1. HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? By David SchwartzSummary: A group of children are traveling around in a hot air balloon withMarvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician as he tries puts into proportionthe quantity of a million. Marvelosissimo takes everyday things like children,goldfish, and stars and talks about what it would be like to have a million ofthem. If you ever wondered what a million goldfish would look like, this bookis for you! Marvelosissimo not only shows what it would look like to have a million ofthese objects but he puts a picture of a child next to it, to help keep it proportionate. Justto keep things interesting, at the end some of the items are discussed in billions, andeven trillions! Do you know how long it would take you to count from one to one trillion?Read this book and you will learn!2. The Best of Times by Greg TangSummary: If you need help learning your multiplication tables, this is the bookfor you. This book has a fun and easy rhyme to help you remember the rules ofmultiplication starting from zero all the way up to the number ten. This book isbright and colorful with great illustrations. The pictures are of silly animals tomake things even more exciting and memorable. This is a great alternative tothe monotonous memorization. If you are only in need of a review this book canhelp you too. The last couple of pages breaks down each number and shows you howthe riddle works mathematically. With this book anyone can learn their “times tables.”3. MILLIONS TO MEASURE by David SchwartzSummary: This is another book with Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician.Some children want to have a race but don’t know how to decide where to race to,so they ask Marvelosissimo. The math magician takes them on a fun journey backthrough time to see how people long ago decided how to measure things. Theylearn about what people first used to measure distance, height, weight, volume, etc. Thechildren learn about depending on the item they are measuring they may use differentunits. They also learn how these units relate to each other, such as kilo and kilogram. Ifyou want to see where all the measurements that you’ve heard about came and how touse them, this is the book for you!4. THE DOG: DOGS RULE AND CATS DROOL! by Howard DewinSummary: This is a fun book for kids to see all their favorite cute and cuddlydogs and cats, while also learning fun facts. The students will learn all kind ofinteresting facts about dogs and cats from their skeletal structures, use of fur,
  • 2. their vision and their history with humans. This book will hold students attention with theadorable pictures while helping them learn at the same time.5 The M&M’s Color Pattern Book by Barbara McGrathSummary: This book helps students to explore and expand theirknowledge of colors and patterns while using tasty treats, M&Ms! Thestudents will learn to follow directions and create their own patterns andproblems. The book allows the students to practice their addition and multiplication withthe M&Ms as well. This is a great hands-on activity book that all students will be sure toenjoy.6. COLOR by Ruth Heller.Summary: This is a fun book with rhyming text that helps to teachstudents about color. There are many different colors and this book helpsteach students about the primary colors and all the different colors thatcan be created from them. This book has great visual tools to helpstudents learn as well. There are transparency pages that create new colors whenplaced over different pages. This book lends itself to being a great introduction to art aswell.7. Incredible Inventions poems selected by Lee Bennett HopkinsSummary: This is a great picture book that focuses on all types ofinventions. Each invention is described in an exciting way through a poem.This book offers a different way to learn interesting facts about inventions.The pictures and poetry will draw the students in before they even realizethey are learning!8. HOUSEHOLD INVENTIONS: From Toilets to Toasters (Which Came First)by Natalie LunisSummary: This is an excellent way for students to learn about householdinventions that they use every day. This book also gives them a timeline as towhen these inventions came about and which ones came first. The book is set
  • 3. up in a quiz format where the reader gets to guess which invention out of two came first.With each answer comes a small paragraph with facts about each invention.9: UNCOVER HUMAN BODY by Luann ColomboSummary: This 3-dimensional book is a great way for students to learn factsabout the human body. This book offers in-depth and hands-on explorationsof the human body. The students will learn how the human body works in aninteresting and less complex way than other books may offer.10. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by DoreenRappaportSummary: This is an amazing book to introduce this amazing leader tostudents. Original quotes from King’s writing and speeches are usedthroughout the book. This book starts with King’s childhood all throughhis efforts for civil rights. The illustrations are amazing and only add themystique of the book.