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FUN math books for kids (read aloud to ages 9 and up)

Paula Burch
 
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
"This is the most exciting book we've found on real math - it shows kids that math is much, much more than those boring (but necessary!) arithmetic drills at school. This book made us want more...."
Holt McDougal Library: Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone Grades 6-8
Holt McDougal Library: Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone Grades 6-8
"'Math Trek' is amusing, though less gripping than 'Number Devil'; it covers a different range. Great to read aloud."
Math Trek 2: A Mathematical Space Odyssey
Math Trek 2: A Mathematical Space Odyssey
"'Math Trek II' is even better than 'Math Trek' - but read 'Math Trek' before 'Math Trek II'."
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
"This one is very different from the others, but still one of the best. The medieval Islamic culture is a plus."
The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat
The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat
"'Penrose' is a little more suited to classrooms, with shorter bites of information, and not as exciting or as deep as the others, but it's good all the same."
G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
"Not all alphabet books are for little kids! The entry on 'x' sparked enthusiasm for algebra in my nine-year-old. Very fun, from beginning to end."
A Gebra Named Al: A Novel
A Gebra Named Al: A Novel
"Contains only a little algebra, but my son loved it, anyway. The chemistry was a plus. To an adult, this may not be quite as well-written as the others above, but to my son, it was wonderful."
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
"More logic than math, but apt to be appreciated by kids who have exhausted the books above, and are clamoring for more."
Times Tables the Fun Way: Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts
Times Tables the Fun Way: Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts
"Meanwhile, even the brightest kid still has the drudgery of those arithmetic drills. This books helps, especially if there are just a few facts that are stubbornly refusing to stick, at first. (gr3-4)"
Geomag 42
Geomag 42
"Geomag is a toy that helps to give an intuitive grasp of geometry. Every kid I know, ages 4 and up, spends hours playing with these. Adults should demonstrate geometric solids. You need several sets!"
3-D Geometric Origami: Modular Polyhedra
3-D Geometric Origami: Modular Polyhedra
"This isn't bad, but I wish I could include a much better math building toy, called Geofix. I hope Amazon starts to carry it, so more kids get to play with it. We got it from www.constructiontoys.com."
Math Curse
Math Curse
"'Math Curse' is short and slight, but amusing."
Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability
Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability
"More advanced - important basic logic, amusing, ideal for an older child as a read-aloud (or an adult reading alone)"