Time and Calendars

► A family favorite of ours. Y = for the youngest kids

Suggest a reader for this list

All in a Day by Mitsumasa Anno – nice depictions of time zones and cultural differences between countries all over the world

Benjamin's 365 Birthdays by Judi Barrett, days of the year, young book

Boom Chicka Rock, by J. Archambault, same author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chimp Math: Learning about Time from a Baby Chimpanzee

City Math: Look Both Ways Time Life I Love Math Series 1992 Math in Life

Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins, for younger children, fun story about trying to synchronize clocks in a house

Every Kid's Guide to Using Time Wisely by Joy Berry, wide age range appeal

Four Stories for Four Seasons, Tomie dePaola

Frederick, Leo Leonni, classic picture book on seasons

Hello Math Readers: Just a Minute! By Teddy Slater, (L. 2), What Time Is It?

How Do You Know What Time It Is? (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)

How High Can a Dinosaur Count? And Other Math Mysteries by Valerie Fisher

I Love Math Series - Out of print, but still available . . lots of math concepts including time and calendar conceps 

In the Next Three Seconds by Morgan, Rowland; Josey, Rod; Josey, Kira

It's About Time! by Dina Anastasio

Math Curse Scieszka, Jon/Smith, Lane 1995 Number series. Abstract, in your face humor, classic, wide appeal to all ages

Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns – this one is for approximately 4rd grade on up. TONS of different math ideas in this.

Math Man by Teri Daniels, grocery store math story

Math Wizardry for Kids by Margaret Kenda and Phyllis S. Williams

MathStart by Stuart Murphy – Get Up and Go! (Timelines L. 2); Rodeo Time (Reading a Schedule, L. 3); Pepper's Journal A Kitten's First Year, (Calendaring L. 2); Game Time! (Time L.3) MathStart Readers by Stuart Murphy: The Penny Pot F Y Coin combinations, L. 3

More Murderous Maths (more general math and math/science history)

One Lighthouse One Moon by Anita Lobel, concepts of number of days in a week, months in a year, counting progression, beautiful artwork, for younger readers

Pigs On A Blanket, Fun with Math & Time, Amy Axelrod – Story weaving in irregular time increments (my kids’ favorite pig math); Similarly, try Pigs on the Move, Fun with Math and Travel – Time in irregular increments and time zones

Sea Clocks: The Story Of Longitude by Louise Borden, really nice book, middle to upper elementary level

Somewhere in the World Right Now by Stacy Schuett – both are nice depictions of time zones and cultural differences between countries all over the world

The April Rabbits by David Cleveland. Something happens on each of the 30 days of April.

The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock, by Jim Aylesworth, Y

The House that Math Built - House Math, I Love Math Series

The Joy of Mathematics Pappas, Theoni 1989 Math in nature/science/art,music,history,literature - classic

The Man Who Made Time Travel by Kathryn Lasky, picture book version of the incredible story of the navigational clock

The Number Devil Enzensberger, Hans Magnus/Berner, Rotraut Susanne1997 Multi-concepts, cute illustrations. Fun classic, very wide appeal, can be read aloud to even very young kids

The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

The Search for the Mystery Planet Space Math, I Love Math Series, Math and astronomy topics

The Story of Clocks and Calendars : Marking a Millennium F Betsy Maestro, Beautiful illustrations, easy to understand

The Warlord's Alarm by Virginia Walton Pilegard (water clocks)

The Wonderful Tree, A Story of Seasons, beautiful book by Adelaide Holl

Thirteen Moons On Turtle's Back: A Native American Year Of Moons

This Book Is About Time (A Brown Paper School Book) by Burns, Marilyn; Weston

Time Warp Stories, Pepper, Dennis (Young Oxford Book), Time dimensions, fiction

What Time is it Mr Crocodile by Judy Sierra

What's Older Than A Giant Turtle? Robert Wells

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

Young Math: Solomon Grundy, Born on Oneday: A Finite Arithmetic Puzzle by Malcolm E. Weiss

Zoo Math: Case of Missing Zebra Stripes, Time Life I Love Math Series 1992 Math in nature, my kids really like this