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100 Bugs! : A Counting Book by  Kate Narita
A boy and girl find and count 100 different bugs in their backyard in increments of ten.
ABC's of Art by  Sabrina Hahn
Teaches the alphabet by pairing each letter with an image that appears in an iconic work of art.
Alphabreaths : The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by  Christopher Willard
In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others. Simple, playful, and with delightful illustrations, Alphabreaths is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and breath awareness.
Animalicious : A Quirky ABC Book by Anna Dewdney
An introduction to the alphabet that features make-believe animals, including the Anonymouse, Kangarude, and Rocktopus.
Bear Is Awake! : An Alphabet Story by  Hannah E Harrison
An alphabet book in which a bear wakes unexpectedly in the middle of winter, and meets a young girl who tries to figure out what he is supposed to be doing.
Crash! Boom! : A Math Tale by  Robie H Harris
Build, balance, count - question, estimate, measure - predict, crash, and build again with Elephant and a bucket full of blocks. Follow along as Elephant goes through the ups and downs of creating something new and finally celebrates the job of pride and success.
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.
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.
One Fox : A Counting Book Thriller by  Kate Read
An illustrated counting book in which one famished fox finds five snug eggs but must face three plump hens to get them.
One Is a Piñata : A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong
Children eagerly count all the things they see in their neighborhood.
One Shoe Two Shoes by Caryl Hart
Introduces colors and the numbers one to ten as increasing numbers of mice explore a wide variety of shoes.
P Is for Poppadoms : An Indian Alphabet Book by  Kabir Sehgal
From C for chai to Y for yoga, this fresh, rhyming alphabet book takes young readers on a spirited journey to discover the people, places, lifestyles and language of India.--Provided by publisher.
P Is for Pterodactyl : The Worst Alphabet Book Ever ; All the Letters That Misbehave and Make Words Nearly Impossible to Pronounce by  Raj Haldar
Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like K is for Knight a step further with The noble knight's knife nicked the knave's knee. Lively illustrations provide context clues, and alliterative words help readers navigate text like a bright white gnat is gnawing on my gnocchi with ease. Everyone from early learners to grown-up grammarians will love this wacky book where A is for Aisle but Y is definitely not for Why.
Seven Bad Cats by  Monique (Designer) Bonneau
From one bad cat that eats from fish traps to seven that flip over the boat, a young girl tells, in rhyme, of an adventure at sea.
The ABCs of What I Can Be by  Caitlin McDonagh
Children dress up and imagine what they could be when they grow up--from astronaut to dentist to mathematician to Zumba instructor.
Updated 03/09/2020