Top 10 Best Maths Books for Kids

Maths is a notoriously tricky topic, but these fun, vibrant and engaging books are sure to help children improve their numeracy skills. Ordered by target age, see below for the best maths books for kids.

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1. Times Tables: A Pull-the-Tab Book

5+

This ingenious book will help kids master the 1-12 times tables in a fun, easy and interactive way. As they work through their times tables, they can write down their answers on the wipe-clean spreads and pull out the tab on each page to see if they're correct. This colourful book comes complete with an at-a-glance times-table chart, too.

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2. Usborne First Illustrated Maths Dictionary

Kirsteen Rogers | 5+

This bright and colourful book is perfect for children in their first few years at school. It contains clear, simple text that will help little ones get their heads around maths problems. Complemented by lively illustrations and featuring all the most important basic concepts, this informative paperback also contains links to websites that children can use to practise their new-found skills.

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3. Lift-the-Flap: Telling the Time

Rosie Hore | 5+

This fun and funky book explains how to tell the time in an engaging and entertaining way. It also features interesting information about different time zones and the sunrise. It reveals the time birds wake up and provides an introduction to the months of the year, too. Great for pre-schoolers, it even gives kids the chance to make their own clock with moving hands!

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4. Fractions and Decimals Activity Book

7+

This seriously fun activity book will help kids get to grips with notoriously tricky maths topics. Packed with mazes, colour-by-numbers, logic puzzles, sticker puzzles, dot-to-dots and more, each page explains a different tip or technique for dealing with fractions, decimals and percentages. With appealing themes on each double-page spread that tie the activities together - including pirates, a fairground and a dog show - kids are sure to be engrossed and learning in no time.

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5. Carol Vorderman: How to Be Good at Maths

Carol Vorderman | 7+

This indispensable maths guide covers all the topics that children aged 7-11 will encounter as they study the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Enormous in both size and content, it uses step-by-step explanations and colourful graphics to make maths fun and easy. Plus, kids can put their learning into practice through innovative 'Try It Out' features as they study numbers, calculations, measurements, geometry, statistics and algebra.

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6. Maths is Awesome!

Thomas Canavan | 7+

Witty text and distinctive artwork accompany 101 jaw-dropping facts that prove how awesome maths really is! From the theory that it's more likely than not that two people in a room of 23 will share a birthday, to the fact that everything from rock music to code-breaking is based on maths, these extraordinary facts will truly boggle young minds. Especially good for kids who claim to dislike maths, this book may just change their minds as well as generate discussion and help children build on their mathematical knowledge.

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7. Maths Puzzles

Sarah Khan | 7+

Kids can put their maths skills to the test whilst discovering how fun maths can be in this vibrant and appealing set of cards. The perplexing puzzles will challenge children to use their skills in code-breaking, multiplying, adding, subtracting and more. The wipe-clean cards come with a special pen, meaning kids can get started on their sums right away and solve puzzles on the go.

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8. Key Stage 2 Maths Study Book

CGP Books | 7+

This warm and witty book covers all the essential maths topics for kids aged 7-11. Its straightforward style and colourful images are sure to boost kids' maths confidence whilst providing lots of laughs along the way! Check out the CGP range for all their fantastic revision, study and practice books.

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9. The Most Epic Book of Maths Ever

Kjartan Poskitt | 8+

This hilarious book has all the answers to everything in maths EVER. Join a cast of crazy characters on a tour of the Murderous Maths building to discover the darkest and deadliest mathematical secrets, including: a fool-proof way to make birthdays last twice as long; how the number 1 starts fights; how triangles lead to murder, and so much more. Maths has never been this EPIC!

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10. This Is Not a Maths Book

Anna Weltman | 9+

This innovative activity book cleverly combines maths and art for a fun and creative learning experience. Packed full of simple activity lessons, it's sure to engage even the most maths-shy children. Each page features a fun drawing activity with a subtle mathematical basis, coupled with incredible maths facts. Children will be creating beautiful designs in no time, including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

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  • TNMB 9 years +
    9 years +
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    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
  • APHLQ 8 years +
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    The Most Epic Book of Maths EVER (formerly The Murderous Maths of Everything) is one big book with (nearly) all the answers to everything in maths EVER. Readers can join the cast of crazy characters on a tour of the Murderous Maths building to discover the darkest and deadliest mathematical secrets, including: a sure-fire way how to make birthdays last twice as long, how the number 1 starts fights, how triangles lead to murder, and much more. Maths has never been so much fun!
  • HBGM 7 years +
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    Part of Carol Vorderman's bestselling DK series, How to Be Good at Maths covers all the topics that children aged between 7 and 11 will experience as they study the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

    Massive both in its size and in its content, the book contains step-by-step explanations for mathematical questions and uses colourful graphics to make understanding them easier. There are also 'Try It Out' features so children can put what they've learned into practice.

    Covering numbers, calculations, measurements, geometry, statistics and algebra in detail, this is a book to provide help for all the family when it comes to tricky maths questions.
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    One of the trickiest subjects children learn at school, this book will help children learn the 1-12 times tables in a fun, easy and interactive way.

    Children will be able to work through their times tables aloud and write down their answers before pulling out the tab on each page to see if they are correct.

    This wipe-clean book has been designed especially for repeated practice and comes complete with an at-a-glance times-table chart.
  • FDAB 7 years +
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    Children who are muddled by maths will be able to get to grips with this notoriously tricky subject by working their way through this activity book from the experts at Usborne.

    Full of mazes, colour-by-numbers, logic puzzles, sticker puzzles, connect-the-dots and more, each page explains a different tip or technique for fractions, decimals and percentages.

    There are also appealing themes on each double-page spread that tie the activities together including pirates, a fairground and a dog show. There are also 'test yourself' pages scattered throughout the book so children can check their progress and stickers to use in the activities and be used as rewards.
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    This friendly, colourful book covers all the Maths topics in the National Curriculum for 7-11 year olds. It's written in a straightforward style that's easy to understand and there are plenty of colourful examples and pictures to help pupils develop key Maths skills. There's also a matching CGP question book (9781847621856) to test how much they've learnt.
  • LTFM 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Telling the time is an essential life skill and it's never too early to learn how to do it. This fun book explains not only how to figure out what time it is but also answers questions about different time zones and the sunrise.

    It reveals fascinating information including the time that birds wake up and provides an introduction to the months of the year. An essential book for preschoolers, this will come in very useful and help them learn everything they ever wanted to know about time.

    This book is highly useful and even gives children the chance to make their own clock with moving hands!
  • MIAW 7 years +
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    With witty text and a distinctive style of artwork, this fun book provides a list of 101 jaw-dropping facts that proves to children the subject of maths is anything but boring.

    From the theory that it's more likely than not that two people in a room of 23 people will share a birthday to the fact that everything from rock music to code-breaking is based on maths, there are 101 eye-opening and extraordinary maths-based facts for children to discover and share.

    Ideal for those children aged 8 and over who struggle with maths, its lively and appealing approach will help generate discussion and will children build on the things they have learned in the classroom.
  • AAZAD 7 years +
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    This is a pack of colourfully illustrated cards bursting with maths puzzles that will put children and adult's maths skills to the test. Each brain-teasing puzzle sorts out the boffins from the buffoons by testing their maths skills, including code-breaking, multiplication and arithmetic. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and a great gift.
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    Usborne's First Illustrated Maths Dictionary has been specifically designed to be used by children in their first few years at school and contains clear, simple text that will help little ones aged five and over get their heads around maths problems. Aided by lively illustrations that will guide both children and parents through basic concepts, the informative paperback also contains links to safe websites where the children can hone their new-found skills.