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Red, Green, Blue: A First Book of Colors

Colors, Shapes and More

Get ready for kindergarten: learn concepts like colors, shapes, numbers and the alphabet. Below is a good start. Share these with your child, and he will learn about the common, and not so common, colors, objects and shapes in his world. 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 location and the staff will recommend more titles for your fan of all things pink.


Amazon Says: On a gray and rainy day, a boy discovers a rainbow of colors in the magical world of nursery rhymes. Come along as he delights in blue with Little Boy Blue, orange in Old Moth more...
Amazon Says: On a gray and rainy day, a boy discovers a rainbow of colors in the magical world of nursery rhymes. Come along as he delights in blue with Little Boy Blue, orange in Old Mother Hubbard?s cupboard, and purple with poor Humpty Dumpty. This gorgeously illustrated, whimsical nursery adventure is just right for children learning their colors. Alison Jay?s uniquely beautiful concept books continue to charm readers and win fans of all ages. less...
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Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Amazon Says: Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix,dance,andwiggle! Why?Because monsters love to make new colors!Celebrate along with the hilarious monsters in this wi more...
Amazon Says: Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix,dance,andwiggle! Why?Because monsters love to make new colors!Celebrate along with the hilarious monsters in this wild and energetic picture book from author-illustrator Mike Austin. Mixing and discovering color has never been so much fun! less...
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Amazon Says: A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. Th more...
Amazon Says: A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this tribute to the creative life celebrates the power of art. less...
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Freight Train Board Book by Donald Crews
Amazon Says: "Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."--Booklist. more...
Amazon Says: "Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."--Booklist. less...
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Amazon Says: A big dog,a tiny ant. Bumpy tree bark,smooth glass marbles. A cheerful shout,a good-night whisper. From morning to night, a child's day is filled with opposites, and Nina Crew more...
Amazon Says: A big dog,a tiny ant. Bumpy tree bark,smooth glass marbles. A cheerful shout,a good-night whisper. From morning to night, a child's day is filled with opposites, and Nina Crews's jubilant full-color photographs of a day in the life of two busy, urban siblings will prove it. A celebration of simple opposites (and of summer in the city!) that will have youngsters looking high and low for,and loudly proclaiming contrasting details in their own world. less...
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Color Zoo Board Book by Lois Ehlert
Amazon Says: Nine animals, nine shapes, and sixteen shades of color'everyone can have fun discovering them all by turning Color Zoo's full-color pages and watching a lion turn into a goat, more...
Amazon Says: Nine animals, nine shapes, and sixteen shades of color'everyone can have fun discovering them all by turning Color Zoo's full-color pages and watching a lion turn into a goat, an ox into a monkey, a tiger into a mouse. . . . 1990 Caldecott Honor BookNotable Children's Books of 1989 (ALA)1990 Fanfare Honor List (H) less...
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Color Farm by Lois Ehlert
Amazon Says: On this form you can viewAnimal ears and whiskers too.Lots of animals to be found,Shapes and colors ail around.Look at beaks and snouts with me.M more...
Amazon Says: On this form you can viewAnimal ears and whiskers too.Lots of animals to be found,Shapes and colors ail around.Look at beaks and snouts with me.Make some more for us to see. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award less...
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Amazon Says: There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled more...
Amazon Says: There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from beloved author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read. less...
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I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Amazon Says: Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new farmyard animal! Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. Look through the spy hole and more...
Amazon Says: Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new farmyard animal! Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the animal. Watch as young children quickly become engaged in the game — joining in with the animal noises, learning colors, and eventually recognizing the letters. less...
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Birds by Kevin Henkes
Amazon Says: Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere. If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live. And if you look more...
Amazon Says: Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere. If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live. And if you look very closely you will see them, no matter where you are. And if you can't go outside right this minute, you can always read this book! less...
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I Like Colors by Barbara Jean Hicks
Amazon Says: A vibrantly illustrated mixture of colorful animals, bugs, plants and people are woven together with shapes, patterns and rhyming text in this captivating unique concept book. more...
Amazon Says: A vibrantly illustrated mixture of colorful animals, bugs, plants and people are woven together with shapes, patterns and rhyming text in this captivating unique concept book. The colorful illustrations set on a black background spring from the pages and the rhyming text will keep the pages turning over and over again! less...
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Amazon Says: A little girl sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden one day and while searching for the butterfly the next day she is amazed by all of the other colors in the garden. more...
Amazon Says: A little girl sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden one day and while searching for the butterfly the next day she is amazed by all of the other colors in the garden. less...
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Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier
Amazon Says: What will you find when you open this little book? A fun story? Sweet characters? Enticing pictures? Yes! But much more. Open this book and you will find...another book...and more...
Amazon Says: What will you find when you open this little book? A fun story? Sweet characters? Enticing pictures? Yes! But much more. Open this book and you will find...another book...and another...and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all. less...
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Big Cat, Small Cat by Ami Rubinger
Amazon Says: Big Cat, Small Cat takes readers through a fantastical world of felines, where they will encounter many different pairs of catsGÇöfrom good and bad to happy and sad. The boo more...
Amazon Says: Big Cat, Small Cat takes readers through a fantastical world of felines, where they will encounter many different pairs of catsGÇöfrom good and bad to happy and sad. The bookGÇÖs sing-song text leaves out the last word of each page, allowing little ones to chime in and complete the rhyme. Captivating, colorful illustrations provide clues for the words that have been left out. Introducing words like GÇ£dirty,GÇ¥ GÇ£clean,GÇ¥ GÇ£nice,GÇ¥ and GÇ£mean,GÇ¥ Big Cat, Small Cat teaches children about rhyming and opposites with a fun, fill-in-the-blank challenge that encourages participation. The illustrations by accomplished illustrator and cartoonist Ami Rubinger are charming and unique, depicting a variety of humorous cats that will engage young and old readers alike. With its message of acceptance, Big Cat, Small Cat evokes compassion for animals and presents an important lesson in diversity: catsGÇölike peopleGÇöcome in many different shapes, sizes, and personalities. Beyond its wide general appeal, this book will interest children who have pets and all animal lovers. less...
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Amazon Says: Having explored the alphabet (The Hidden Alphabet), colors (Lemons Are Not Red), and emotions (Walter Was Worried), Laura Vaccaro Seeger turns her extraordinary talents to opp more...
Amazon Says: Having explored the alphabet (The Hidden Alphabet), colors (Lemons Are Not Red), and emotions (Walter Was Worried), Laura Vaccaro Seeger turns her extraordinary talents to opposites in this bright, colorful and imaginative book. Through a  series of ingenious die-cut pages, the reader discovers things that are the opposite of what they seem: A black bat transformed into a white ghost, a sunny day that becomes a starry night. Posed as a series of 18 questions and answers, Black? White! Day? Night! is sure to be a big success with small children everywhere. less...
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