Second Grade Math Booklist


Each Orange Had 8 Slices-Paul Giganti

Rooster Off to See the World-Eric Carle

Twelve Ways to Get to Eleven-Eve Merriam


Bar Graphs

Caps for Sale-Esphyr Slobodkina

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty-Nathan Zimelman

Lemonade for Sale- Stuart Murphy

Mama Bear-Chyng Feng Sun


Building Equations

Anno’s Counting House-Mitsumasa Anno

Ready, Set, Go- Stuart Murphy

The Great Take Away-Louise Matthews



Pepper’s Journal- Stuart Murphy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar-Eric Carle



A Cake for Me-Karen Magnuson Beil

Measuring Up! Experiments, Puzzles and Games-Sandra Markle

Me and the Measure of Things-

Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes-Mollie Katzen

Room for Ripley- Stuart Murphy



A String of Beads-Margarette Reid

Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop- Stuart Murphy

Frog and Toad are Friends-Arnold Lobel

Let’s Go Rock Collecting-Roma Gans 


Comparing Sizes

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest-Steve Jenkins

Much Bigger Than Martin-Stephen Kellogg

Who Sank the Boat?-Pamela Allen



2 Ways to Get to Ten-Ruby Dee

A Three Hat Day-Laura Geringer

Arctic Fives Alive-Elinor Pinczes

On Beyond a Million-David Schwartz

Underwater Counting-Jerry Pallotta

Math Fables-Greg Tang

More than One-Miriam Schlein

Ten Black Dots-Donald Crews

Ten Sly Piranhas-William Wise 


Counting by 2s, 3s,4s,5s and 10’s

Arctic Fives Alive-Elinor Pinczes

Count on Pablo-Barbara Derubertis

Leaping Lizards- Stuart Murphy

Spunky Monkeys on Parade- Stuart Murphy

What Comes in 2s, 3s, and 4s-Susanne Aker 



Bug Dance- Stuart Murphy 



A Remainder of One-Elinor Pinczes

Divide and Ride- Stuart Murphy

One Hundred Hungry Ants-Elinor Pinczes

One Hungry Cat-Joanne Rocklin

The Doorbell Rang-Pat Hutchins 


Doubling Numbers

How Many Feet in the Bed?-Diane Johnston Hamm

One Grain of Rice-Demi

Two of Everything-Lily Toy Hang


Equivalent Values

Dealing With Addition-Lynette Long

Dinosaur Deals- Stuart Murphy



Betcha!-Stuart Murphy

Counting On Frank-Rod Clement

Counting Jennie-Helena Clare Pittman

How Much is a Million?-David M. Schwartz


Finding Unknowns

Anno’s Magic Seeds-Mitsumasa Anno

Math Curse-Jon Scieszka

Safari Park- Stuart Murphy

Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do!- Stuart Murphy



Eating Fractions-Bruce McMillan

Fraction Action-Loreen Leedy

Give Me Half- Stuart Murphy

Jump, Kangaroo, Jump- Stuart Murphy

The Doorbell Rang-Pat Hutchins


Geometry and Shapes

A Cloak for a Dreamer-Aileen Friedman

Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes- Stuart Murphy

Circus Shapes- Stuart Murphy

Cube, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres-Tana Hoban

When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins-Rhonda Gowler Greene

Round is a Mooncake-Chronicle Books

The Greedy Triangle-Marilyn Burns



Mapping Penny’s World- Loreen Leedy

Me on the Map-

My Map Book-Sara Fanelli

Treasure Map- Stuart Murphy

X Marks the Spot!-Lucille Penner



How Big is a Foot?-Rolf Miller

How High is Pepperoni?-Nancy Skolos

Jim and the Beanstalk-Raymond Briggs

Pigs in the Pantry-Amy Axelrod

Inch by Inch-Leo Lionni

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth-Kathryn Lasky

Twelve Snails to One Lizard-Susan Hightower



A Quarter for the Tooth Fairy-Caren Holtzman

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday-Judith Viorst

Benny’s Pennies-Pat Brisson

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty-Nathan Zimelman

Pigs Will Be Pigs-Amy Axelrod

Slugger’s Car Wash- Stuart Murphy

The Go-Around Dollar-Barbara Adams

The Penny Pot- Stuart Murphy



2X2=Boo!-Lorren Leedy

Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream-Cindy Neuschwander

Bats on Parade-Kathy Appelt

The Hershey’s Multiplication Book-Jerry Pallotta


Numbers 1-100

One Hundred Hungry Ants-Elinor Pinczes

100th Day Worries-Margaret Cuyler

One Hundred Ways to Get to 100-Jerry Pallotta


Odd and Even Numbers

12 Ways to Get to 11-Even Merriam

Even Stephen and Odd Todd-Kathryn Cristaldi



Henry the Fourth-Stuart Murphy

Pancakes for Breakfast-Tommie DePaola

First, Second-Daniil Kharms

Noel the First-Kate McMullen 


Pattern Recognition

Beep, Beep, Vroom, Vroom- Stuart Murphy


Place Value

Earth Day Hooray- Stuart Murphy

How Much is a Million- David Schwartz

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids-Gail Gibbons

The King’s Commissioners-Aileen Friedman

The Warlord’s Beads-Virginia Walton Pilegard 



Racing Around- Stuart Murphy

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All-Marilyn Burns

Mapping Penny’s World-Loreen Leedy

Measuring Up!-Sandra Markle



Same Old Horse-Stuart Murphy

Anno’s Hat Tricks-Mitsumasa Anno

That’s Good! That’s Bad!-Margery Cuyler

The Napping House-Audrey Wood


Reading a Schedule

Rodeo Time- Stuart Murphy

Pigs on a Blanket-Amy Axelrod

The Sun’s Day-Mordicai Gerstein

What Time Is It Mr. Crocodile?-Judy Sierra



A Fair Bear Share- Stuart Murphy



Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed-Eileen Christelow

Round Trip-Ann Jonas


Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday-Judith Viorst

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty-Nathan Zimelman

Pigs Will Be Pigs-Amy Axelrod

Shark Swimathon-Stuart Murphy



Let’s Fly a Kite-Stuart Murphy



Clocks and More Clocks- Pat Hutchins

Game Time- Stuart Murphy

Just a Minute-Teddy Slater

Nine o’clock Lullaby-Marilyn Singer

Pigs on a Blanket-Amy Axelrod