Series, Logical Progressions, Relationships
Problem Solving and Puzzle Books
Suitability comments on Main Reader Page
► = Our family's favorites Y = for the youngest kids
Pre-K through Elementary
Anno's Hat Tricks Anno, Masaichiro & Mitsumasa. Three children, Tom, Hannah, and Shadowchild, who represents the reader, are made to guess, using the concept of binary logic, the color of the hats on their heads. An introduction to logical thinking and mathematical problem-solving.
Only One z Y Harshman, Marc, Beautiful "collagraph" artwork; about sets, read in a playful mode & have child predict the set
Shortcut by David Macaulay
Hooray For Me! z Charlip, Remy/Moore, Lilian Relationships and links
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie z Numeroff, Laura Joffe/Bond, Felicia 1985 Cause/effect/circular reasoning looping to beginning. Wide appeal
One Fine Day, Hogrogian, Nonny 1971 Cause/effect/relationship chains
The Terrible Tiger z Prelutsky, Jack/Lobel, Arnold Volume, size, prediction. Wonderful rhyme
That's Good, That's Bad z Lexau, Joan M./Aliki 1963 Opposites, prediction. Fun story to readaloud
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Taback, Simms 1997 Volume, size, prediction, chain of relationships. Caldecott Honor
Tic-Tac-Toe, Three in a Row Judith Bauer Stamper, Hello Math L. 1
Tikki Tikki Tembo z Mosel, Arlene/Lent, Blair 1968 Time, comparison of size, classic tale, Reading Rainbow, yes I consider this math!
Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Finish This Book Charlip, Remy/Muth, Jon J 2000 Perspective, time, nesting; wide age appeal
Why the Chicken Crossed the Road by David Macaulay
Yes No Stop Go, Patterns in Mathematical Logic z Gersting, Judith & Kuczkowski, Joseph Madden, Don 1977 Patterns and logic.
Chapter Books involving Logic:
The Book of Think z Burns, Marilyn/Weston, Martha 1976 Problem solving. Fun book!
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Sylvie and Bruno, Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber and other Thurber books
A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears, Jules Feiffer, and other Feiffer books
The Man in the Ceiling, Jules Feiffer,
The Jack Tales, Richard Chase, hilarious for multi age readaloud
The Boy Who Reversed Himself on sale at BCO frequently
The Power of UN by Nancy Etchemendy
More Stories to Solve Shannon, George/Sis, Peter 1991 Logic
Middle School and Up
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures, z Tahan, Malba, Chapter book, loosely based on the story of Khayyam