Skip to Main Content

Using Children's Literature to Teach in Today's Classroom: Children's Books

A list of resources supporting the use of children's literature in today's classroom, including a representative list of children's books that have been, or can be, used by teachers.

About these Resources

On this page are two short representative lists of children's books that can assist teachers in using children's literature to teach in the classroom. These books cover such topics as math, science, social studies and technology. 

Children's Books Located in the CMC of NYIT's Long Island Library

Below is a brief list of juvenile literature used for teaching located in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) at the Long Island Library, Old Westbury.

The Coin Counting Book Rozanne Lanczak Williams CMC QA113 .W58
The Desert Is Theirs Byrd Baylor & Peter Parnall CMC QH541.5 .D4
Digging Up Dinosaurs Aliki CMC QE862 .D5 A34
Fish Eyes:  A Book You Can Count On Lois Ehlert CMC PZ8.3 .E29
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen CMC QK661 .R45
Math For All Seasons Greg Tang & Hary Briggs CMC QA135.5 .T33
Mousetracks:  A Kid's Computer
Idea Book
Peggy Steinhauser CMC QA76.23 .S74
My First Book of Time Claire Llewellyn CMC QB209.5 .L54
A Tree Is Nice Janice May Udry CMC QK475.8 .U36

Children's Books That Teach: A Sampling

Though not owned by the NYIT Library, these children's books are recommended as representative of titles useful in supporting student learning in the classroom. NOTE: Links to Google Books are provided for purposes of information ONLY.   

 TITLE                             AUTHOR(S)                              
A Big Cheese for the White House Candace Fleming
An Ellis Island Christmas Maxinne Rhea Leighton
The Magic School Bus Lost in The Solar System Bruce Degen
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of
Pam Calvert & Wayne Geehan
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry Cindy Neuschwander & Bryan Langdo
Nobody Owns The Sky: the Story of Brave Bessie Coleman Reeve Lindbergh
The Prince of Butterflies Bruce Coville/Giverny Award
The Snail and The Whale Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
A Swim Through the Sea Kristin Joy Pratt Serafini
© 2024 New York Institute of Technology