Math Every Day Series

Today we are continuing to put the M in STEM with two books from the Math Every Day series:  Animals Big and Small and Patterns Outside, both by Daniel Dunn.

” Let’s look at animals.

They are all different sizes.

Whether big, small, or tiny

they are full of surprises!”

Rhyming text is great for vocabulary building and to help young learners retain what they hear/read. Mix in age-appropriate math concepts and add illustrations that are full color photographs combined in fun designs (the cover for example), and you a recipe for have books that are sure to appeal to preschoolers.

Each book has an activity at the end to reinforce learning. The questions help the young reader think about what they have seen, as well as help the educator evaluate for understanding.

Are you looking for fiction to pair with these nonfiction books? You might want to try Bumble Bugs and Elephants: A Big and Little Book by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd.


Animals Big and Small (Math Every Day) by Daniel Nunn

Reading level:  Pre-K -K (ages 3-5)
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1432957384
ISBN-13: 978-1432957384

Patterns Outside (Everyday Maths) by Daniel Nunn (Author)

Reading level:  Pre-K -K(ages 3-5)
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Raintree (September 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1406226157
ISBN-13: 978-1406226157

Bumble Bugs and Elephants: A Big and Little Book by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd.

Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (January 3, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060745126
ISBN-13: 978-0060745127

Copies were provided for review purposes.


Nonfiction Monday is a blogging celebration of nonfiction books for kids. We invite you to join us. For more information and a schedule, stop by Booktalking to see who is hosting each week.

The round-up today is at The Flatt Perspective.

2 Replies to “Math Every Day Series”

  1. Love to hear that these books use creative language to engage young children in math concepts. I know my kids always enjoyed that when they were preschoolers. It made reading lots of fun. Thanks for sharing this post with the Nonfiction Monday round-up.

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