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As You Like It
You'll find many counting books at the library! Here are some of our favorites to help teach your little ones how to count.
1 cookie, 2 chairs, 3 pears: Numbers Everywhere
"Five toes, twelve cupcakes, nineteen puzzle pieces - numbers are all around us. How many numbers can you count in the pages of this book?"--Back cover.
Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from 1 to 100.
As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and the reader is invited to do the same.
Big Fat Hen
Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.
A child adds up the cats owned by ten different people and discovers that it is a lot of cats.
J BOARDBK WELLS
A big sneeze scatters Max's peas in every direction.
Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100
Rey, H. A.
When Curious George learns to count from 1 to 100, he finds that he can count almost anything, with some strange and unusual results.
Eggs 1 2 3: Who Will the Babies Be?
Song-like, non-rhyming verse leads young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of 10 eggs.
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
This counting book is written in rhyme from a 'fish eye' point of view.
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five frogs eat bugs as they sit on a log, but one by one they jump into the cool pool until they are all gone.
Illustrated descriptions of various types of dwellings and their inhabitants introduces the numbers 1 through 10.
In My Garden: A Counting Book
In this garden the reader learns to count from 1 watering can to 10 snails, from 20 weepy onions to 50 cherry pies and even to 233 peas.
This collection of rhymes teaches ways to count while familiarizing young readers with numbers beyond ten.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words.
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book
Sayre, April Pulley
This counting book features animals with different numbers of feet.
One Little Chicken
Watch the little chicken's dance, while counting to ten by chance.
Spot Can Count
Children learn basic counting skills while lifting the flaps with Spot.
Ten Little Caterpillars
Martin, Jr., Bill
Illustrations and rhyming text follow ten caterpillars as one wriggles up a flower stem, another sails across a garden pool, and one reaches an apple leaf, where something amazing happens.
Ten Red Apples
Bartholomew and George, two bears, and Little Black Kitten enjoy the apple tree in the garden and count its shiny red apples.
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
A group of rollicking dinosaurs counts down from ten to one as it introduces subtraction to the reader.
Ten Tiny Babies
Babies from one to ten enjoy a bouncy, noisy, jiggly day until they are finally fast asleep at night.
Ten, Nine, Eight
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond
As they are startled by the activities of other nearby creatures, the number of turtles on a log in a pond decreases from ten to one.