Books on Fractions
great for fraction lesson plans

This page lists fun and educational children's books to use in fraction lesson plans. These books add variety and interest to your math curriculum and can often be the basis for an entire lesson in and of themselves. So many kids need extra help with fractions, and with all the different learning styles in your classroom, you'll need lots of different approaches in your fraction lesson plans. That's where math picture books come in handy. They bring fractions to life -- showing them in the world around us, showing equivalencies...

The books on this page list include titles for very early fraction lesson plans (for the lower grades) as well as a few books for older kids who are learning to convert fractions to decimals and percents and/or multiplying and dividing fractions.

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Best Books for Teaching Fractions
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fraction fun children's book

Fraction Fun
(teaching fractions with diff. objects; loads of activities)
2nd grade - 4th grade

Full House children's fractions book

Full House:
(an innkeeper uses fractions
to feed her guests)

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Working with Fractions by David Adler

Working with Fractions
(teaches fractions are
everywhere, even a party)

3rd grade - 5th grade

Wholey Cow by Taryn Souders

Whole-y Cow
(cute cow presents various
fractions scenarios)
1st grade - 3rd grade

The Lion's Share by Matthew McElligott

The Lion's Share
A Tale of Halving Cake
and Eating It Too
1st grade - 4th grade

Pizza Counting fractions childrens book

Pizza Counting
(using pizza to present
different fractions)
2nd grade - 4th grade

Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy

Fraction Action
(loads of fraction lessons in
a comic book format)
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Fractions, Decimals,
and Percents
(teaches how to change
fractions to decimals,
percents to fractions...)

3rd grade - 5th grade

The Wishing Club fractions storybook

The Wishing Club
(four kids wish on a star, will
only a fraction come true?)
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Fractions in Disguise
(review page coming)

A Fraction's Goal--
Parts of a Whole

(review page coming)

My Half Day
(review page coming)

Hersheys Milk Chocolate Fractions Book

The Hershey's Milk
Chocolate Fraction Book
(candy bars to teach fractions)
Kindergarten - 4th grade

Piece Part Portion fractions decimals percents childrens book

Piece = Part = Portion
Fraction = Decimals =
Percents (uses pizzas

to teach equivalencies)
3rd grade - 5th grade

Apple Fractions children's book

Apple Fractions
(fractions lesson via
apple slices)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Polar Bear Math 'real life' examples of fractions for kids

Polar Bear Math
(teaches fractions in real
world application)

3rd grade - 5th grade

Go Fractions! math reader for kids

Go Fractions!
(early reader with fractions
related to a soccer team)
2nd grade - 4th grade

Multiplying Menace

Multiplying Menace
(multiplying whole
numbers and fractions)
3rd grade & up

Jump Kangaroo Jump Mathstart book about fractions

Jump, Kangaroo, Jump
(teaches fractions via an
animal school's "field day")

2nd grade - 4th grade

If You Were a Fraction
Math Fun series with characteristics & examples)
1st grade - 4th grade

other fractions stories we're reviewing

There are a few fractions children's books that we haven't had a chance to read yet. The first three below are early readers, and the last one (Fraction Stories) is full of reproducible fraction stories that teachers can use one at a time. These books all look cute and fun, so we will try to review them soon!

fractions stories for children

why use kid's books in fraction lesson plans

Teachers often use manipulatives and other props when teaching fractions, but remember that picture books can be great math resources as well!  Integrating both manipulatives and picture books into your fractions curriculum helps diversify lessons for different learners and helps all kids learn this subject! So next time you are looking for a little boost when teaching fractions lesson plans, try one of the children's books on our list. 

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books for teaching fractions