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1st Grade Guided Math Read Alouds

Read alouds are a great way to incorporate literature into math time. The following guided math read aloud books are suggested books that complement each topic taught in my 1st Grade Guided Math units. However, these are not a part of the lessons and are only suggested as enhancements to your classroom library.

In my classroom, I have math books out and students can read them during independent reading time or during our Guided Reading rotations.

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1st Grade Guided Math Read Aloud Books

Addition & Subtraction Within 20:

The Mission of Addition by Brian P. Cleary

The Action of Subtraction by Brian P. Cleary

Equal Shmequal by Virginia Kroll

Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda

If You Were a Minus Sign by Trisha Speed Shaskan

If You Were a Plus Sign by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Double the Ducks by Stuart J. Murphy


Elevator Magic by Stuart J. Murphy

Animals on Board by Stuart J. Murphy

Monster Musical Chairs by Stuart J. Murphy

Mall Mania by Stuart J. Murphy

Counting and Place Value:

What’s the Place Value? By Shirley Duke

More or Less by Stuart J. Murphy

Comparing Numbers by M. W. Penn

Just Enough Carrots by Stuart J. Murphy

Gavin the Gator by Kathleen L. Stone

Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

Let’s Count to 100! By Masayuki Sebe

100 Bugs!: A Counting Book by Kate Narita

Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 by H. A. Rey

Henry the Fourth by Stuart J. Murphy

Addition & Subtraction Within 100:

A Fair Bear Share by Stuart J. Murphy

Shark Swimathon by Stuart J. Murphy


Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy

Shapes in the Kitchen by Tracey Steffora

Shape Up! Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler

The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

If You Were a Polygon by Marcie Aboff

If You Were a Quadrilateral by Molly Blaisdell

Give Me Half! By Stuart J. Murphy

Jack the Builder  by Stuart J. Murphy

Word Problems:

Using Subtraction at the Park by Tracey Steffora

Using Addition at Home by Tracey Steffora

Ready, Set, Hop! By Stuart J. Murphy

Measuring Length:

Super Sand Castle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy

How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide by Brian P. Cleary

Measuring with Monkeys by Tracey Steffora


A Second, a Minute, a Week With Days in It by Brian P. Cleary

What is Time? By Tracey Steffora

Hours, Minutes, and Seconds by Tracey Steffora

Get Up and Go! By Stuart J. Murphy


Tally O’Malley by Stuart J. Murphy

The Great Graph Contest by Loreen Leedy

Lemonade for the Sale by Stuart J. Murphy

The Best Vacation Ever by Stuart J. Murphy

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