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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Picture Books About Numbers

123 Versus ABC by Mike Boldt
Numbers think they're the stars of this book, but Letters disagree.

Bird Watch by Christie Matheson
Count backward from ten as you search for hidden birds (and insects and animals) in this seek-and-find picture book.

Bird Watch

Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie Swenson
On a stormy night, a child snuggles into bed with a book and a teddy bear but is soon joined by one dog, one cat and more until the child, and the bed, reach their limit.

Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault
Twelve mice that live in a cuckoo clock wander out to find birthday cake and have a party while Max the cat sleeps.

From 1 to 10 by Mies van Hout
From 1 to 10 is a counting book for young children featuring illustrations of animals with countable traits, for example the arms of an octopus or the whiskers of a cat.

Goodnight, Numbers! by Danica McKellar
Illustrations and simple text help the reader understand the numbers one to ten and recognize them as they appear all around us, especially at bedtime. Includes note to parents.

How Long is a Whale by Alison Limentani
Alison Limentani's extraordinary and original picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of numbers, length and underwater wildlife.

How to Two by David Soman
A child's solitary day at the playground turns into a park-wide adventure as he learns how to play with nine new friends.

Numbers by Henry Pluckrose
Explains to the reader about mathematical numbers.

One Dark Bird by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
A single starling is joined by hundreds more, and together they dance across the sky, finally settling into the trees.

One is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong
In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like pinatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.

One Snowy Day by Diana Murray
When millions of snowflakes blanket the town in white, one energetic puppy and two children set out for some snowy day fun-full of friends, sledding, snowballs, puppy hijinks and more.

Race Car Count by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Count to ten with fast and colorful race cars.

Seven Bad Cats by Monique Bonneau
When a band of very bad cats stow away on a little girl's boat, she knows she's in for a bumpy ride. But when they take their antics too far, they just might ruin her whole trip.

Splash by Ann Jonas
A little girl's turtle, fish, frogs, dog and cat jump in and out of a backyard pond, constantly changing the answer to the question "How many are in my pond?"

These Seas Count! by Alison Formento
When Mr. Tate's class helps out on Beach Clean-Up Day, Captain Ned teaches the children the importance of the sea and the impact of not keeping it clean.

Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat
Ten witches take off on a single broom but when they have had enough of sharing, they drop out one by one.

October 2019


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