Picture Books ~ Counting Books


Bertrand, Lynne
One Day, Two Dragons
JUV 398.8.B4624o

A counting book that relates what happens when tow dragons go to the doctor's office at Three Bug Street to get four vaccinations. 1992.


Brown, Margaret Wise
Sheep Don't Count Sheep 
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B8136sd

A little lamb has trouble falling asleep, until his mother tells him to count the butterflies that flutter past his closed eyes. 2003.


Cauley, Lorinda Bryan
What Do You Know! 
JUV 39838.C311w

Simple rhymes ask the reader to do a variety of things, such as count to twenty, identify animals by the sounds they make, and find hidden puzzles. 2001.


Hughes, Shirley
Alfie's 1 2 3
JUV 398.8.H875ao

Alfie helps his little sister count things from one to ten. 2000.


Jay, Alison
1 2 3: A Child's First Counting Book
JUV 398.8.J3298o

A little girl awakens to scenes from fairy tales in which she can count familiar characters or objects from one to ten and back again. 2007.


Johnson, Stephen
City by Numbers
JUV 398.8.J6367c

Paintings of various sites around New York City, from a shadow on a building to a wrought iron-gate to the Brooklyn Bridge, depict the numbers from one to twenty-one. 1998.


McGinty, Alice
Ten Little Lambs
JUV 398.8.M1752t

As they play all through the night, little lambs for ten to one finally fall asleep. 2002.


Murphy, Stuart
Coyotes All Around
JUV 398.8.M957c

A pack of coyotes tries to determine how many roadrunners and other creatures are in the vicinity, and while some count different groups and add their totals together, Clever Coyote rounds off and estimates. 2003.


Murphy, Stuart
100 Days of Cool
JUV 398.8.M957on

Four students arrive on the first day of school looking cool and their teacher challenges them to keep it up as they count down one hundred days to a cool celebration. 2004.


Pilegard, Virginia Walton
The Warlord's Beads
JUV 398.8.P6424wb

A young Chinese boy helps his father count the warlord's vast treasures by using beads threaded on a branch. Includes a brief history of the abacus and instructions for making one. 2001.


Sayre, April Pulley
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book
JUV 398.8.S275o

A counting book featuring animals with different numbers of feet. 2003.


Schulman, Janet
Countdown to Spring: An Animal Counting Book
JUV 398.8.S3865c

A wonderful way for preschoolers to practice counting and celebrate the coming of spring. 2002.


Smith, Maggie
One Naked Baby: Counting to Ten and Back Again
JUV 398.8.S655o

Provides a fun-filled counting book where a rambunctious youngster makes certain to enjoy his day to the fullest by splashing in puddles, playing with puppies, rolling around in the grass, and ending up in a bubbly bath before finally settling down for a good night's rest. 2007.


Wells, Rosemary
Adding It Up 
JUV 398.8.W462ad

Timothy and his classmates learn to add and subtract, count from on to twenty, and recognize shapes and patterns. Includes activities. 2001.


Williams, Sue
Dinnertime! 
JUV 398.8.W6756d

One by one, six little rabbits escape a hungry fox. 2001.


Yates, Philip
Ten Little Mummies: An Egyptian Counting Book
JUV 398.8.Y274t

Ten little mummies become bored with staying in a room together all day but when they go outside to play they disappear, one by one. 2003.