Published Books

Shapes and Geometry

Mouse Shapes
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The mice from Mouse Count, Mouse Paint, and Balancing Act are hiding from a cat in a pile of shapes. They have fun making things with the shapes—but the cat finds them!
Math Counts Shapes
Shapes (Math Counts) by Henry Pluckrose
A great book to get children thinking about the shapes they see in the world around them. The first few pages ask children to run their finger around the edge
Color Zoo
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
This unique book has artfully cut out and overlaid pages that use shapes—rectangles, squares, circles, triangles, ovals, and more—to make the faces of animals. The bright, colorful designs are ones
Bear in a Square
Bear in a Square, Oso en un cuadrado by Stella Blackstone
Shapes, counting, rhyming, bilingual Spanish and English—this book has it all. On each page bear is looking for a different shape—squares, hearts, circles, rectangles, triangles, rhombuses, zigzags, ovals, and stars.
What Is Square
What is Square? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
The text is simple and rhymes with lots of examples of things in the world that are square. A great basic book that can inspire children to go on their
So Many Circles
So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
In this wordless picture book, Tana Hoban has taken colorful photographs of images from everyday life with circles and squares. Children will enjoy hunting for the shapes in these pictures
The Greedy Triangle
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
In this book, a triangle explores all the different things he can make as a triangle—a sailboat, a roof, a piece of pie. But he decides he is bored with

Number Sense

Ten Black Dots
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Classic counting picture book: one black dot makes a sun, 2 black dots the eyes of a fox, and three black dots a snowman, etc. As you read, have the
Mouse Count
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
In this thrilling picture book a snake gathers up ten mice, counting them one-by-one, as he pops them into a jar to eat later. But, the mice outsmart him and
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This popular book is great for talking to children about ‘how many in all’ (cardinality) and comparing numbers. After you have read the book to the whole group, have book
The Baseball Counting Book
The Baseball Counting Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Similar to an alphabet book, this book has a page for each number 0 to 20. It starts with the score is zero to zero; then one ball, one bat,
Seashells on the Seashore
Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes
Children walk along the beach gathering up seashells one by one and adding them to the collection that gathers on one side of the page. After reading the book to
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping by Eileen Christelow
The monkeys are back and out shopping where Mama is trying to keep track of all five of them. Mama knows she started with 5 monkeys, but then only counts
Fidh Eyes
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Elhert
This counting book is a pleasure to read aloud with beautiful, vivid illustrations. The narrator imagines she has turned into fish and to “flip down rivers and splash in the
How Many Snails
How Many Snails?: A counting book by Paul Giganti, Jr., illustrated by Donald Crews
Walking to the meadow, lake, library, park, bakery, toy store, and other stops, the author wonders ‘how many?’ about a variety of different objects and in different combinations; such as:
Quack and Count
Quack and Count by Keith Baker
The seven ducklings in the books split into all the whole number combinations that make seven. First children count all seven ducks, then the ducks slide, hide, chase, splash, and
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
This fun book and song can be used to teach pattern, counting backwards, knowing one less, and understanding cardinality. For pattern, you can draw kids attention to the lines of
Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno
This beautiful illustrated book invites children to look closely to find all the ways the illustrator has integrated number into the drawings. The first page is zero—an empty winter landscape—and
Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Pete the Cat is fun and loveable. At 8am, Pete puts on his favorite shirt with 4 groovy buttons. His buttons inspire him to sing, “My button, my buttons, my

Patterns

Math Counts Pattern
Pattern (Math Counts) by Henry Pluckrose
A great book to get children thinking about the patterns they see in the world around them. Each page has a picture of a different pattern found in the world.
Book of Pattern Play
A-B-A-B-A-A Book of Pattern Play by Brian P. Cleary
This book helps children understand what a pattern is with fun rhyming text and lots of visual illustrations: “It’s sort of an arrangement of colors, shapes, or things, in a
Balancing Act
Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The mice from Mouse Count, Mouse Paint, and Mouse Shapes are at it again. Two mice are balancing on a teeter-totter made with a stick and a rock. Friends want
Ten Black Dots
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Classic counting picture book: one black dot makes a sun, 2 black dots the eyes of a fox, and three black dots a snowman, etc. As you read, have the
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping by Eileen Christelow
The monkeys are back and out shopping where Mama is trying to keep track of all five of them. Mama knows she started with 5 monkeys, but then only counts
Pattern Bugs by Trudy Harris
This fun book emphasizes patterns through repeated words and sounds that are complemented by the repeating patterns in the illustrations and around the border of the pages.  There are many
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
This fun book and song can be used to teach pattern, counting backwards, knowing one less, and understanding cardinality. For pattern, you can draw kids attention to the lines of
Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno
This beautiful illustrated book invites children to look closely to find all the ways the illustrator has integrated number into the drawings. The first page is zero—an empty winter landscape—and
Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Pete the Cat is fun and loveable. At 8am, Pete puts on his favorite shirt with 4 groovy buttons. His buttons inspire him to sing, “My button, my buttons, my