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Counting Books
All children need to know some numbers and number concepts before they enter school.


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Mooove Over! A Book About Counting by Twos

by Karen Magnuson Beil

Illustrated by Paul Meisel

Holiday House 2004

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Counting Books

A trolley driver tries to keep a count of his animal passengers two by two until a crazy cow cuts the line and tells everyone to mooove over. So what does the driver do with this impossible cow? MORE...


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Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure

by Doreen Cronin

Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Atheneum 2006

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Counting Books

As farmer Brown falls asleep, his funny farm animals venture out on a fishing expedition. A joyful, first adventure in counting and rhyme. MORE...


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Shapes

by Robert Crowther

2002

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Counting Books

This is a book filled with more than 30 flaps, tabs and hidden pictures For example, a circle can turn into a balloon with a string or a steering wheel, and even a clock! An oval, by pulling a tab, can turn into a fish or by lifting a flap, it becomes a football. MORE...


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Color Zoo

by Lois Ehlert

HarperCollins 1989

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Counting Books

In bold designs and bright primary colors, this unique book reveals different animals through stacked cutouts of shapes. Children will delight in identifying the animals and you will exclaim in awe at this clever mesmerizing design. MORE...


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I Spy Shapes In Art

by Lucy Micklethwait

Greenwillow 2006

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Counting Books

Each of the 14 magnificent paintings in this book have a different shape for you to find- circles, rectangles, triangles, cubes, cylinders, spheres, etc. What a glorious way to introduce artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Henry Matisse, and M.C. Escher. MORE...


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Hardworking Puppies

by Lynn Reiser

Harcourt Children's Books 2006

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Counting Books

Ten energetic dogs help people in different ways, including rescuing people in water, pulling sleds, sniffing for security in airports and best of all, becoming an obedient puppy for a little boy. A wonderful introduction to subtraction. MORE...


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Tree-Ring Circus

by Adam Rex

Harcourt Children's Books 2006

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Counting Books

In this cumulative tale, a tree grows out of a seed and becomes a hiding place for all animals until a runaway elephant and a circus clown come to visit and a catastrophe happens. MORE...


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One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab

by April Pulley Sayre

Illustrated by Randy Cecil

Candlewick 2003

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Counting Books

Follow the sign to the beach and start counting feet, both big and small, on people, animals, dogs, insects and spiders all the way to 100! MORE...