Children’s Books About Numbers
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Helping kids understand the concept of numbers starts at a young age as you play and sing and encounter them in your everyday life. Talking to your child as you go about your daily activities and exposing them to concepts like “two socks make a pair” will prepare them to use numbers in more complex ways later on.
Incorporating number themed books into your read-aloud time is a wonderful way to get young kids thinking in terms of “how many,” and also to recognize written numbers by sight. We are sharing some of our tried-and-true favorites below. Many of these, I have read aloud to all three of my boys so much that I could probably still recite them by heart. Mouse Count and Ten Little Ladybugs are two of our most loved books.
If you have any suggestions to add to our list, we’d love to know your favorite numbers books, so let us know in the comments before you go.
Our Favorite Children’s Books About Numbers
- Max Counts His Chickens (Max and Ruby)
- Richard Scarry’s Best Counting Book Ever
- Anno’s Counting Book
- 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
- How Do Dinosaurs Count To Ten?
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story)
- Olivia Counts
- Click, Clack, Splish, Splash
- Ten Black Dots
- Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
- Mouse Count
- Museum 123
- City by Numbers
- Richard Scarry’s Pop-Up Numbers
- How Many Bugs in a Box?: A Pop-up Counting Book (David Carter’s Bugs)
- My Half Day
- One Odd Day
- My Even Day
- Ten Little Ladybugs
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)
- Ten Apples Up On Top!
- How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books)
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