You'll find many counting books at the library! Here are some of our favorites to help teach your little ones how to count.

JE BAKER Baker, Keith 1-2-3 Peas
Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from 1 to 100.
JE BAKER Baker, Keith Big Fat Hen
Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.
JE LEWIN Lewin, Betsy Cat Count
A child adds up the cats owned by ten different people and discovers that it is a lot of cats.
J BOARDBK WELLS Wells, Rosemary Counting Peas
A big sneeze scatters Max's peas in every direction.
JE CURIO Rey, H. A. Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100
When Curious George learns to count from 1 to 100, he finds that he can count almost anything, with some strange and unusual results.
J591.468 HALFM Halfmann, Janet 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.
JE EHLER Ehlert, Lois Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
This counting book is written in rhyme from a 'fish eye' point of view.
J BOARDBK VERDI Five Busy Ducklings
Five busy ducklings are on the go in this first counting book.
JE BURRI Burris, Priscilla 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.
J513.211 SCHAE Schaefer, Lola Homes 123
Illustrated descriptions of various types of dwellings and their inhabitants introduces the numbers 1 through 10.
JE SCHUM Schumaker, Ward 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.
J398.84 Dunn, Opal Number Rhymes
This collection of rhymes teaches ways to count while familiarizing young readers with numbers beyond ten.
JE SEEGE Seeger, Laura Vaccaro One Boy
A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words.
JE SAYRE Sayre, April Pulley One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book
This counting book features animals with different numbers of feet.
JE ELLIO Elliott, David One Little Chicken
Watch the little chicken's dance, while counting to ten by chance.
JE SIY Siy, Alexander One Tractor: A Counting Book
While one tractor sits on the grass, out of gas, increasing numbers of other vehicles fill the backyard with adventure.
JE YOON Yoon, Salina One Weighs a Ton
Rhymes for the numbers 1 to 10 plus factual information about certain animals; includes 10 lift-the-flaps and touch-and-feels.
JE HILL Hill, Eric Spot Can Count
Children learn basic counting skills while lifting the flaps with Spot.
JE MARTI Martin, Jr., Bill Ten Little Caterpillars
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.
JE MILLE Miller, Virginia 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.
JE STICK Stickland, Paul Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
A group of rollicking dinosaurs counts down from ten to one as it introduces subtraction to the reader.
JE KATZ Katz, Karen Ten Tiny Babies
Babies from one to ten enjoy a bouncy, noisy, jiggly day until they are finally fast asleep at night.
JE BANG Bang, Molly Ten, Nine, Eight
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
JE FALWE Falwell, Cathryn 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.

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