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 
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 J.

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 J.

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.P6424wo
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
JUV 398.8.S275o
A counting book featuring animals with different numbers of feet. 2003

Schulman, Janet

Countdown To Spring
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

JUV 398.8.W6756d
One by one, six little rabbits escape a hungry fox. 2001

Yates, Philip

Ten Little Mummies
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