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Numbers (Baby Genius)

DK Publishing (Board Books)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Counting and Number

Big, clear, and bright, the uncluttered photographs, coupled with simple text, make "Numbers (Baby Genius)" a very good picture book to read with a baby. This DK Baby Genius board book can help a baby learn the concept of numbers and the names of familiar everyday objects. It is a good counting book for a baby.

  The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Books) 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Insects and Spiders, Counting and Number

A very hungry caterpillar hatches from an egg, eats holes through many kinds of food and turns into a butterfly. Eric Carle's illustrations are bold and vivid. The caterpillar's story is simple and informative. Toddlers and preschoolers can learn counting and days of the week from this popular children's picture book. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is one of our favorite children's books.

  Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Hardcover) 

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Lloyd Moss, Marjorie Priceman (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Counting and Number, Rhyming Stories

"Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin" by Lloyd Moss is a good picture book to introduce children in preschool and kindergarten to musical instruments of the orchestra, from trombone and French horn to oboe and violin. With poetic rhyming texts and lively illustrations, this Caldecott Honor book also helps children to learn counting and the names of musical groups such as solo, duo and trio.

  Counting Kisses (Board Books) 

Counting Kisses : A Kiss & Read Book

Karen Katz (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Family, Counting and Number

"Counting Kisses" by Karen Katz is another favorite children's book for babies and toddlers. A new baby receives love and kisses from all members of his family. This endearing picture book by Karen Katz is great for babies and toddlers with its simple text, bold colors and eye-catching patterns. "Counting Kisses" could be your toddler's first counting book. It is a sweet bedtime story for babies.

  Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 (Hardcover) 

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3

Bill Martin Jr, Lois Ehlert, Michael Sampson (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Counting and Number, Rhyming Stories

"Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3" is a follow-up picture book to Bill Martin and Lois Ehlert's "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". One hundred numbers climb up an apple tree. When bumblebees arrive and order the numbers to get out of the tree, counting starts again, this time backward. Children will enjoy the whimsical rhyming story by Bill Martin and Michael Sampson. Lois Ehlert's artwork is a big plus to this counting book.

  While You Were Sleeping (Board Books) 

While You Were Sleeping

John Butler (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Counting and Number

"While You Were Sleeping" by John Butler is a good children's picture book for babies and toddlers. While a child is sleeping, animals around the world hunt, play, swim and fly. In this beautifully illustrated bedtime counting book, animals look very real in their natural habitat. Babies and toddlers will enjoy this sweet bedtime story and learn the names of animals.

  Ten Apples Up on Top! (Board Books) 

Ten Apples Up on Top! (Bright and Early Series)

Dr. Seuss, Roy McKie (Board Books)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Themes: Animals, Counting and Number, Rhyming Stories

In "Ten Apples Up on Top" by Dr. Seuss, three animals try to see who can balance more apples up on top of their heads. Dr. Seuss tells a funny rhyming story with simple texts and humorous pictures. Preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders can learn to count from 1 to 10 from this silly counting book from Dr. Seuss. "Ten Apples Up on Top" is a fun picture book to read aloud.