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1-2-3 Peas
by Keith Baker
Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from one to 100.
Chicka Chicka 1,2,3
by Bill Martin
Numbers from one to one hundred climb to the top of an apple tree in this rhyming chant.
Count the Sheep to Sleep
by Phlilippa Rae
A little girl who is having trouble falling asleep tries counting sheep but the ten wooly creatures have mishaps, one after another, until there are none left to count.
Countdown to Kindergarten
by Allison McGhee
Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.
Counting Birds
by Jing Jing Tsong
Illustrations and rhythmic text depict a tree as it fills with birds, one at a time, each with its own unique song.
How Many Jelly Beans?
by Andrea Menotti
This giant picture book gives kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with ten, each page shows more and more colorful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise--ONE MILLION JELLY BEANS!
I Spy Numbers
by Jean Marzollo
Rhyming text invites the reader to find hidden objects representing the numbers from one to ten.
One Two That's My Shoe!
by Allison Murray
Illustrations and rhyming text encourage the reader to count from one to ten when a mischievous puppy runs off with his owner's shoe.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Eric Litwin
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.
Soup for One
by Ethan Long
A little fly who anticipates enjoying a big bowl of hot soup is unexpectedly joined by a sequence of interlopers who help themselves to his lunch one by one until their number reaches ten.
The King Who Wouldn't Sleep
by Debbie Singleton
A clever farmer wins the hand of a princess when he uses a counting activity to make the watchful king fall asleep.
Where's the Pirate?
by Keith Moseley
Grandfather, George, and Meg the dog are on the hunt for hidden treasure. Count how many pirates you can find as you join them on their search!
Updated 07/07/2013
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