Learn Your Numbers: The Best Books About Counting

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It’s no secret that kids love to count, and once they learn how, there’s no stopping them.  Counting books have always been a big hit in our house since they make it easy to engage my kids in the story.  Here are some of our favorites.

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

I learned about the Chicka Chicka books when my oldest daughter started preschool and we both fell in love with them. This is a fun rhyming book with great rhythm.


The Hueys in None the Number: A Counting Adventure by Oliver Jeffers

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that my kids and I are big fans of Oliver Jeffers.  He always manages to win me over.  This is a fun, quirky look at counting and raises a VERY important question — is zero a number?


Ten Busy Buzzy Bugs by Ruth Galloway

Also known as Ten Busy Whizzy Bugs, this charming little book is a fun introduction to counting for preschool aged kids.  My girls love pointing out the bugs and trying to guess which one is going to disappear from each page.


Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

The artwork is what really makes this book special.  The artist used a limited palette of black, white, and red throughout the book.  If your kids like rhyme, this is a great choice.


100 Snowmen by Jen Arena, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

This is one of the funnest counting books in existence.  Both the writing and the illustrations are top notch and your kids will love it.  My kids make me stop on every page so they can count the snowmen and laugh at their silly antics.  This is a definite must have for every child’s library.


What are your favorite books about counting?  Let me know in the comments!

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