Math and Reading for Middle School

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Looking for ways to connect math and literature? Just want to learn more about the history of math, the secrets to being good at it, or who has been influential in the field? We compiled this list that is appropriate for children in middle school or higher. Even adults who want a fun brush up might find some of these books interesting.

  • Short Cut Math, Gerard Kelly
  • The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play, Harry Lorayne
  • Secrets of Mental Math, Arthur Benjamin
  • Math on Call, by Great Source
  • Mathematicians are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians, Dale Seymour
  • Who was Albert Einstein?, Jess Brallier
  • A Higher Geometry, Sharelle Moranville
  • Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who is Boss, Danica Keller
  • Math Doesn’t Suck, How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing your Mind or Breaking a Nail, Danica Keller
  • The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathmatics, Clifford Pickover
  • The Joy of Pi, David Blatner
  • Sphereland, A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and the Expanding Universe.
  • Mathematical Mysteries: The Beauty and Magic of Numbers, Calvin Clauson
  • The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics, Grady Klein
  • A Gebra Named Al: A novel, Wendy Isdell
  • Life by the Numbers, Keith Devlin
  • The Number Devil, A Mathematical Adventure, Hans Enzensberger
  • The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math from One to Infinity
  • The Math Behind the Music, Leon Harkleroad

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