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Bulldozer’s Shapes: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
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In rhyming text, Bulldozer and Crane work at the construction site circling around the dirt, clearing away triangles of rocks until the perfect building spot has been squared off.
Hello, World! My Body by Jill McDonald
PB BOARD
Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. Now here's a board book that teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts.
The Wheels on the Bus: Wild Safari by ikids
PB BOARD
Using irresistible click-to-count buttons, kids will love counting animals on a wild safari tour.
Triangle by Mac Barnett
E BARNETT
After Triangle plays a trick on Square, Square plans to reciprocate but runs into trouble when he tries to enter the triangular doorway of Triangle's home.
Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet by Kristy Dempsey
E DEMPSEY
Toddlers crawl, play, and walk as they help the reader learn to count to ten.
Beep Beep Beep: Time for Sleep! by Claire Freedman
E FREEDMAN
A group of tired trucks and machines get ready for bedtime after a long day at a building site.
Bird Watch by Christie Matheson
E MATHESON
Count backward from ten as you search for hidden birds (and insects and animals) in this seek-and-find picture book.
Bigger! Bigger! by Leslie Patricelli
E PATRICELLI
Putting on her construction hat, a young girl uses her imagination as she builds a doghouse, a bridge, and a skyscraper.
Round by Joyce Sidman
E SIDMAN
Invites readers to search their worlds for round objects in nature.
How To Two by David Soman
E 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.
100 Bugs!: A Counting Book by Kate Narita
CONCEPT NUMBERS E NARITA
A boy and girl find and count 100 different bugs in their backyard in increments of ten.
10 Little Ninjas by Miranda Paul
CONCEPT NUMBERS E PAUL
From ten little ninjas sneaking out of bed to one cuddlebug asleep on the spread, rhyming text provides a count-down to bedtime.
One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CONCEPT NUMBERS E THONG
In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like pinatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.
Drive: A Look at Roadside Opposites by Kellen Hatanaka
CONCEPT OPPOSITES E HATANAKA
Drive will take you on a road trip into a big, wide world and into a small, narrow one, too, in this exploration of opposites.
We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant
CONCEPT OPPOSITES E RYLANT
Rosie is a family dog who goes about her day exploring opposites. No matter what she does, her family always loves her.
Stop, Go, Yes, No! by Mike Twohy
CONCEPT OPPOSITES E TWOHY
An enthusiastic dog and less-enthusiastic cat illustrate opposites through an exciting chase.
Outdoor Opposites by Brenda Williams
CONCEPT OPPOSITES E WILLIAMS
Rhyming lyrics teach about opposites, including high and low and fast and slow.
Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson
CONCEPT OPPOSITES E WILSON
A big bear and a small mouse discover all of the opposites between their animal friends.
City Shapes by Diana Murray
CONCEPT SHAPES E MURRAY
A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn
On the First Day of First Grade by Tish Rabe
COPING SCHOOL E RABE
Count twelve fun-filled firsts of first grade.