10 Excellent Maths and Counting Books (3-7)

Count on these fantastic books to bring numbers alive

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite picture books celebrating maths and inspiring everyone to love numbers. If you’re looking for more ideas to support your child’s learning, you can find more activities and tips on the Parentzone website.

This list was compiled with Lorna Harvey and Barbara Gray. Lorna and Barbara are both ex-heads of Primary Schools and are now Education Officers for Numeracy and Mathematics at Education Scotland.

One is a Snail cover

2. One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book

April Pulley Sayre, Jeff Sayre, Randy Cecil (Illus)
Maths Curse cover

3. Maths Curse

Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Ten Little Dinosaurs cover

4. Ten Little Dinosaurs

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty (Illus)

6. Counting

Aino-Maija Metsola
How Big is a Million cover

8. How Big is a Million?

Anna Milbourne, Serena Riglietti (Illus)
Very Big Bear cover

9. One Very Big Bear

Alice Brière-Haquet, Olivier Philipponneau (Illus), Raphaële Enjary (Illus)

10. Zip! Zoom! On a Broom

Teri Sloat, Rosalinde Bonnet (Illus)