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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.