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123's Part 2

The best way to learn to count is from your favorite books. Enjoy this list of counting concept books.The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library locationand the staff will recommend more titles for all things counting.


Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Emily J. Says: Eight Nine Ten by Molly Bang
Amazon Says: "This beguiling picture book, with a palette of eye-filling colors, appears to arise from the love binding a father and his little `big' girl who turn bedtime into playtime wi more...
Amazon Says: "This beguiling picture book, with a palette of eye-filling colors, appears to arise from the love binding a father and his little `big' girl who turn bedtime into playtime with a rhyming game."--Publishers Weekly. "A loving book, perfect for sharing with the youngest lapsitters."--Booklist. less...
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Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin Jr.
Emily J. Says: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom 1 2 3
Amazon Says: 1 told 2 and 2 told 3, "I'll race you to the top of the apple tree." One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicki more...
Amazon Says: 1 told 2 and 2 told 3, "I'll race you to the top of the apple tree." One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer. less...
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Who's Counting? by Nancy Tafuri
Emily J. Says: Who's Counting by Nancy Tafuri
Amazon Says: Who's counting? Every young counter in the house, that's who! As a curious puppy pads across the fields and through the barnyard, young children can use all their fingers to more...
Amazon Says: Who's counting? Every young counter in the house, that's who! As a curious puppy pads across the fields and through the barnyard, young children can use all their fingers to count the geese, moles, birds, tadpoles, and other living things that the puppy encounters.His final destination will surprise and delight the youngest and oldest fans of this Caldecott Honor Medalist. less...
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Emily J. Says: One Tractor a Counting Book by Alexandra Siy
Amazon Says: Certain to delight young vehicle lovers, this fantastical number book perfectly balances imaginative play with instructions on counting. When one tractor in the grass runs ou more...
Amazon Says: Certain to delight young vehicle lovers, this fantastical number book perfectly balances imaginative play with instructions on counting. When one tractor in the grass runs out of gas, the backyard doesn't stay quiet for long. Soon pirates sail in to play, and the backyard races to life with airplanes, cranes, trucks, and trains. Readers can count along as the vehicles and machines soar, hoist, dig, and zoom in this fantastical number book. Young readers, boys partricularly, will love the trucks, trains, vehicles, and machines--and pirates--that spill across each page. The humorous and imaginative play portrayed in this book perfectly balances its emphasis on counting. less...
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Emily J. Says: One Two Three by Alison Jay
Amazon Says: One little girl wakes up to a wondrous fairy-tale world. She spies two dancing feet from the Golden Goose tale, three hungry bears just visited by Goldilocks, and four royal m more...
Amazon Says: One little girl wakes up to a wondrous fairy-tale world. She spies two dancing feet from the Golden Goose tale, three hungry bears just visited by Goldilocks, and four royal mattresses between the Princess and the Pea. Simple in format, with many objects to count on each colorful page, 1 2 3 is just right for children learning their numbers 1 through 10. As in her ABC and Picture This . . . , acclaimed as ?beautiful,? ?inventive,? and ?marvelous,? Alison Jay captivates with this clever work of art, treating readers of all ages to visual surprises, scenes from ten favorite fairy tales, and witty stories-within-stories. less...
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Emily J. Says: From the Garden by Michael Dahl
Amazon Says: Introduces the numbers from one to twelve as family members pick a variety of vegetables from the garden. Readers are invited to find hidden numbers on an illustrated activity more...
Amazon Says: Introduces the numbers from one to twelve as family members pick a variety of vegetables from the garden. Readers are invited to find hidden numbers on an illustrated activity page. less...
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Emily J. Says: 1 2 3 NYC by Joanne Dugan
Amazon Says: The fun adds up as New York is explored in this unique counting book and companion to the award- winning ABC NYC. New York City comes to vibrant new life as children learn to more...
Amazon Says: The fun adds up as New York is explored in this unique counting book and companion to the award- winning ABC NYC. New York City comes to vibrant new life as children learn to count from one to twenty in this inventive follow-up to the IRA notable book ABC NYC. Using famous landmarks and exciting new places that readers will want to seek out when visiting, Joanne Dugan perfectly captures the concepts that come to children’s minds as they roam the streets of the most exciting city in the world. Including a comprehensive location list, 123 NYC inspires readers to look closely at the world around them and to see their own special landscape in a new way, all while celebrating the culturally diverse city of New York and all the children who inhabit it. Praise for ABC NYC An International Reading Association Notable Book “Dugan clearly shares a view of the city she loves, one that will hold the interest of children through repeated viewings . . . a delightful abecedarian . . .” —School Library Journal “Where else does M stand for manhole cover?”—Time Out New York Kids “Say Cheese, New York.”—The New York Times less...
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One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
Amazon Says: Exuberant rhythms and vibrant illustrations in a one-of-a-kind counting book! One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three more...
Amazon Says: Exuberant rhythms and vibrant illustrations in a one-of-a-kind counting book! One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? With bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman, this counting tale by Phyllis Root is a feast of sounds and numbers that will have young listeners scrambling to join the slippy, sloppy fun. less...
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Baby Bear Counts One by Ashley Wolff
Amazon Says: Baby Bear is back in this cozy, counting-themed companion to the celebrated Baby Bear Sees Blue. Fall has arrived in Baby Bear’s forest, and the woods are teeming w more...
Amazon Says: Baby Bear is back in this cozy, counting-themed companion to the celebrated Baby Bear Sees Blue. Fall has arrived in Baby Bear’s forest, and the woods are teeming with animals busily preparing for winter. How many animals? Count along from one to ten with Baby Bear as he and Mama hustle home to their cozy den—just in time for the season’s first snowfall. less...
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I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs
Amazon Says: Look through each eye-catching spy hole to count a new underwater creature! There are many colorful creatures to find under the sea. Look through the spy hole and use more...
Amazon Says: Look through each eye-catching spy hole to count a new underwater creature! There are many colorful creatures to find under the sea. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess the creature, then turn the page to count the animals. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game and learn to recognize and count sea creatures. less...
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Ten Little Sleepyheads by Elizabeth Provost
Emily J. Says: Ten Little Sleepy Heads by Elizabeth Provost
Amazon Says: Don't let the bedbugs bite! This irresistible rhyming read-aloud story-acted out by a cast of one-of-a-kind bugs-is the perfect countdown-to-bedtime book. Donald Saaf's quirk more...
Amazon Says: Don't let the bedbugs bite! This irresistible rhyming read-aloud story-acted out by a cast of one-of-a-kind bugs-is the perfect countdown-to-bedtime book. Donald Saaf's quirky style is sure to get a giggle, while Elizabeth Provost's rhythmic text makes it easy for children to count along as all ten sleepy bugs drift off to sleep. less...
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Amazon Says: Ten mighty dump trucks rolling down the road. Nine earthmovers scraping up a load . . . Count down from ten to one with the busy construction trucks! Something wonderful i more...
Amazon Says: Ten mighty dump trucks rolling down the road. Nine earthmovers scraping up a load . . . Count down from ten to one with the busy construction trucks! Something wonderful is going on, and every kind of truck has an important job. But what are all those bulldozers and backhoes doing? This bright and lively counting book will delight young construction fans everywhere. Construction Countdown is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. less...
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Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
Amazon Says: Bestselling author Audrey Wood and artist son Bruce create an undersea counting book that's full of the same vivid imagery and fun story elements that have made their alphabet more...
Amazon Says: Bestselling author Audrey Wood and artist son Bruce create an undersea counting book that's full of the same vivid imagery and fun story elements that have made their alphabet books so successful! It's an undersea countdown in the newest book by bestselling author Audrey Wood and her dynamic, digital-artist son, Bruce. Follow ten little fish as they swim along a beautiful ocean reef, one by one departing from the school for different reasons, eventually leaving one fellow all alone. What will he do? Along comes another, and that makes two! Soon he becomes a father and she becomes a mother--with ten little children of their own. The rhyming text helps readers go from one to ten and back again, and each illustration pops with all the color and depth of an underwater playground. less...
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Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
Amazon Says: “One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door. . . . Nine, ten, big fat hen!” “Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic colors for his hens--greens, purples, a more...
Amazon Says: “One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door. . . . Nine, ten, big fat hen!” “Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic colors for his hens--greens, purples, and pinks to contrast with the warm, yellow straw background. There are lots of things to count, such as sticks, eggs, chicks, and hens. A fine choice for toddler story hours.”--School Library Journal less...
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