Used Any Numbers Lately?

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Have you used any numbers this week? You might be trying to remember when you last did a math problem—but think again! Have you made a phone call? Have you written someone’s address? Have you worn a team jersey? Have you turned to a page in a book to do your homework assignment? Have you used any money? Or celebrated a birthday? Chances are you have used lots of numbers lately! Though you may not realize it, you see hundreds of numbers each day. This book shows you twenty-six different ways to use numbers—one for each letter of the alphabet. Can you think of more ways numbers are used? Search the pictures for ideas.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2008-08-01
BISACS JNF013030, JNF045000
Dewey 513
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
Guided Reading Level J
Features Reviewed and Sidebars


Library Media Connection

“Using the alphabet as an organizational tool, the authors illustrate that numbers are all around us: on apartment doors, buses, jerseys, kitchen appliances, and signs.” —Library Media Connection


“Though the types of numbers are not discussed in the book, teachers with curriculum units on cardinal, or­dinal, and nominal numbers will find it a good source of examples. . . A useful addition to picture-book collections.”

Reading Today

“This picture book gives 26 different ways in which numbers are used in ordinary life.”
Reading Today

School Library Journal

“Youngsters will enjoy searching out the numbers in each picture and identifying how they are used. This book could easily lead to many stories from home and motivate students to look for numbers everywhere. With a wealth of possible uses in the curriculum, it has a place in classrooms and libraries.”
School Library Journal

Author: Jane Lindaman

After a childhood of frigid winters in Reinbeck, Iowa, Jane Lindaman moved to Phoenix, Arizona. With a degree from ASU, she began a 24-year career in elementary special education. After 32 years of desert summers, Jane retired to Springfield, Oregon. Now she gets to spend her time reading, gardening, hiking, and volunteering. Jane and Bette, her golden retriever, are a pet partner team, which means that first graders at Camp Creek Elementary School get to read to her and "Alpha" Bette. Jane also volunteers at the Youth Farm, so named not for the promise of youthfulness, but for the at-risk youth that are hired to learn about organic farming. Harvested crops are distributed to local food banks. Lastly, Jane now also has more time for writing!

Author: Susan Allen

Illustrator: Vicky Enright

Vicky Enright has illustrated a number of highly successful Kathy Ross craft titles. Enright lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children, and a big, brown dog that has a habit of popping up in her books.