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1 Hunter
by Pat Hutchins

One hunter walks through the forest observed first by two elephants, then by three giraffes, etc.


12 Ways to Get to 11
by Eve Merriam

Uses ordinary experiences to present twelve combinations of numbers that add up to eleven. Example: At the circus, six peanut shells and five pieces of popcorn.


Anno's Counting Book
by Mitsumasa Anno

A counting book depicting the growth in a village and surrounding countryside during twelve months.


Arlene Alda's 123
by Arlene Alda

A collection of photographs of things in our environment that resemble the numbers one through ten.


Benny's Pennies
by Pat Brisson

Benny McBride starts his day with five new pennies and is determined to spend them all. His mother wants him to buy something beautiful. His brother wants something good to eat. His sister wants something nice to wear. Benny knows his dog and cat would like something too. With the help of generous and thoughtful neighbors, Benny fulfills each request with a penny and arrives home loaded with five but simple gifts.


The Button Box
by Magarette S. Reid

A child examines the many different buttons in Grandma's button box.


Counting on Calico
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

Counting from 1 to 20 is fun for all ages when you count on a calico cat and her seven kittens. Phyllis Limbacher Tildes has captured the whimsical character of cats in her colorful, detailed illustrations.


Counting on Frank
by Rod Clement

A boy and his dog present amusing counting, size comparison, and mathematical facts.


Dinner at the Panda Palace
by Stephanie Calmenson

Mr. Panda, owner of the Panda Palace restaurant, manages to find seating for all of his animal patrons on a very busy night.


Double Bubble Trouble!
by Judy Bradbury, Cathy Trachok (Illustrator), Cathryne A. Trachok (Illustrator)

Christopher has a series of misadventures as he tries to use his new skill of counting by two's to get enough bubble gum to share with his classmates.


Each Orange Had 8 Slices
by Paul Giganti, Jr.

If each orange has 8 slices and each slice has 2 seeds, how many seeds are there in all? You;ll have fun wether you multiply, add or count your way through the math puzzles hiding in the world all around you.


Every Buddy Counts
by Stuart J. Murphy

A little girl goes through the day counting her "buddies" which include one hamster, two sisters, three kittens, etc.


Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard
by Laurie Keller

If you ever thought that numbers were only for counting—think again! At Grandpa Gazillion’s Number Yard, numbers have all sorts of uses that can come in handy when in a pinch. For instance, a two can be used as a saxophone, a ten makes a great pogo stick, and a fourteen is a terrific sailboat. So head over to Grandpa Gazillion’s Number Yard and stock up on numbers, because you never know when you just might need them!


How Many Feet? How Many Tails? : A Book of Math Riddles
by Marilyn Burns

As two children take a walk with their grandfather, they use their counting skills to help answer a series of animal riddles. Includes related activities.


One Gorilla
by Atsuko Morozumi

One very playful gorilla keeps popping up in gardens, forests, jungles, and even people's houses as he takes the reader on a wild counting adventure


Only One
by Marc Harshman

At a county fair there are five hundred seeds in one pumpkin, ten cents in one dime, eight horses on one merry-go-round, four wheels on one wagon, and so on.


Ten Black Dots
by Donald Crews

A counting book which shows what can be done with ten black dots--one can make a sun, two a fox's eyes, or eight the wheels of a train.


Ten Sly Piranhas: A Counting Story in Reverse
by William Wise

A school of ten sly piranhas gradually dwindles as they waylay and eat each other.

 

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