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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.
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.
An ABC of Flowers by  Jutta Hilpuesch
A picture book that helps readers learn the alphabet, while introducing them to different flowers, accompanied by simple, line art illustrations of a miniature girl who leads the reader along.
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.
Ducks Away! by Mem Fox
One by one five little ducklings tumble off the bridge into the river below--and mother duck follows them.
Everybunny Count! by Ellie Sandall
Count from one to ten with these cheerful bunnies - and one not-so-scary fox.
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.
Not Yet, Zebra by  Lou Kuenzler
Annie wants to paint an alphabet using her animals, but Zebra simply can't wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn't get him anywhere - but he has to learn to wait his turn!
One Is a Piñata : A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong
Children eagerly count all the things they see in their neighborhood.
Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets : An Unusual Alphabet by Sara O'Leary
A book of little-known animal 'facts' -- one for each letter of the alphabet.
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.
The Crab Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Meet dozens of crustaceans--and a few bonus animals--with engaging text and a laugh-out-loud narrative, from A (A rrow Crab) to E (e xoskeleton) to I (I mocaris, a kind of fossil scientists believe to be the first crab on earth) to Z (Z ebra Hermit Crabs, which have a hard covering on their legs and claws, but their body is soft).
Updated 09/04/2019