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