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Books Count! Number Fun for Children

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
© 2004 Cooperative Children's Book Center; revised in 2012

This bibliography was originally developed for the Child Care Information Center Newsletter (Issue 48, 2004) published by the Child Care Information Center operated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction with funding from the Department of Workforce Development. The recent revision adds new titles and expands the list to include books for children through age eight.


Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies


Ready, Set, Count

    Ada, Alma Flor and F. Isabel Campoy. English version by Rosalma Zubizarreta . Ten Little Puppies = Diez perritos. Illustrated by Ulises Wensell. Rayo / HarperCollins, 2011. 32 pages. Ages birth - 6

    Cheng, Andrea. Grandfather Counts. Illustrated by Ange Zhang. Lee & Low, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Hills, Tad. Duck & Goose 1 2 3. Schwartz & Wade, 2008. 18 pages. Ages 2-4

    Jenkins, Emily. Five Creatures. Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki. Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Jocelyn, Martha. Ones and Twos. Illustrated by Nell Jocelyn. Tundra Books, 2011. 24 pages. Ages 2-5

    Martin, Jr., Bill. Ten Little Caterpillars. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 18 months to 4 years

    McLimans, David. Gone Fishing: Ocean Life by the Numbers. Walker, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 5-10

    Morales, Yuyi. Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. Chronicle, 2003. 28 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Sayre, April Pulley and Jeff Sayre . One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book. Illustrated by Randy Cecil. Candlewick Press, 2003. 36 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Wells, Rosemary . Max Counts His Chickens. Viking, 2007. 24 pages. Ages 2-5

    Wong, Janet S.. Hide & Seek. Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. Harcourt, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 2-4


Higher Operations

    Adler, David A.. You Can, Toucan, Math: Word Problem-Solving Fun. Illustrated by Edward Miller. Holiday House, 2006. 28 pages. Ages 5-8

    Adler, David A.. Working with Fractions. Illustrated by Edward Miller. Holiday House, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 7-10

    Birtha, Becky. Lucky Beans. Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. Albert Whitman, 2010. 32 pages. Ages 6 - 9

    Campbell, Sarah C.. Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature. Photographed by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell. Boyds Mills Press, 2010. 32 pages. Ages 6 - 9

    Franco, Betsy. Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree. Illustrated by Shino Arihara. Tricycle Press, 2009. 24 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Goldstone, Bruce. Greater Estimations. Henry Holt, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 7-11

    Markel, Michelle. Tyrannosaurus Math. Illustrated by Doug Cushman. Tricycle Press, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    McElligott, Matthew. The Lion's Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too. Walker, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    McNamara, Margaret . How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Schwartz & Wade, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 5-8



This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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