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Saturday 14 March 2015

Book List: Picture Books about Mathematics

March 14th is International Pi Day. The date can be written as 3.14, which matches the most basic numerical value for pi (π). Picture books that feature numbers and counting abound, but International Pi Day seems like the perfect time to put together a list of picture books that offer slightly more complex mathematical concepts for young minds.

Engibear's Bridge by Andrew King and Benjamin Johnston (Little Steps, $24.95, 9781925117059) KBR review

If...: A Mindbending Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J Smith and Steve Adams (New Frontier, $29.99, 9781925059267) KBR review

Uno's Garden by Graeme Base (Penguin, $19.99, 9780143501305)

Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E Wells (Albert Whitman & Co, US$7.99, 9780807510612) KBR review

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!: A Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns and Debbie Tilley (Scholastic, US$4.89, 9780545044455)

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan (Charlesbridge, US$7.95, 9781570911644)

Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving by Greg Tang and Greg Paprocki (Scholastic, $24.95, 9780439443883)

A Remainder of One by Elinor J Pinczes and Bonnie Mackain (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19.95, 9780618250776)