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Colors & Shapes

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Animal Shapes by  Nikolas Ilic
Learn first shapes with some very silly animals--then spot the shapes around you!
Colors of Awesome! : 24 Bold Women Who Inspired the World by  Eva Chen
From Instagram superstar and New York Times-bestselling author Eva Chen, here is a primer in prominent female icons from throughout history that doubles as a fun introduction to colors.
Eat Together by  Miguel Ordóñez
Combining geometric shapes and food, young readers see how shapes help build different kinds of foods.
Guinea Pigs Go Painting : Learn About Colors by  Kate Sheehy
Bob and Ginger are painting a colorful mural for their bedroom wall. What beautiful colors will they choose? Learn your colors as you discover green turtles, pink seahorses, and black stingrays in the deep blue sea!
Happiness Is a Rainbow by Patricia Hegarty
Celebrate the many shades of happiness with this wonderful introduction to colors!
Meadow by  Sarah Dellow
These books use high contrast patterns and clever die-cut holes to reveal the illustrations! A great way to introduce toddlers to shapes, patterns and silhouettes.
Migrating Birds : A Colors Book by  Chloe Goodhart
From the purple finch to the indigo bunting, kids will explore some of the most popular migrating birds nature has to offer while learning their unique colors, too!
My First Shapes. by  .
Follow the path and find the shapes with this first shape adventure--Publisher's description.
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.
Shape Up, Construction Trucks! by  Victoria Allenby
Full-color photographs feature construction vehicles. Geometric shapes discernable on the vehicles are digitally highlighted for easy identification, and rhyming text names both the shape and the truck. A final spread directed at caregivers shares age-appropriate enrichment activities for toddlers learning to identify shapes.
Shapes by Roald Dahl
A big round sun, a whirling swirling kite, and... sharp pointy teeth! Spot the shapes with Roald Dahl.
Shapes Book by  Alexandra Claire
On board pages. A cute hedgehog curls into a circular ball, a diamond-shaped stingray glides across the ocean floor, and a young praying mantis watches the world through eyes that are wide in its triangular head. Filled with colorful, eye-catching photos of baby animals in their natural surroundings and paired with playful rhymes, Baby Animals First Shapes will instill a love of nature while teaching children all about shapes.
The Rainbow Park by  Harold Green
On an outing to the local community park, a family explores all the colors of the rainbow--from a favorite red slide and purple sprinkler to a yellow bench where grandparents watch and relax.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Rainbow Colors by Eric Carle
In this delightful board book with rainbow-colored edges, young readers will experience a different vibrant shade on each spread. Find the red ladybug, the green tree, and more in this bright book featuring fun things in every color of the rainbow!
Updated 08/09/2023