I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful preschool educators at the Professional Development Day at George Mason University! As promised, here is the list of books that were used in the seminar. Feel free to print out this list for future reference. 🙂 — Mariella
Note: bb = board book (You can’t reserve board books on the Fairfax County Public Library system.)
General Math Concept Books
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker
10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel — great beginning book reinforcing color words & numbers
Count! by Denise Fleming
Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti, Jr.
How Many Snails? A Counting book by Paul Giganti, Jr.
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni — great for measurement
One Watermelon Seed by Celiai Barker Lottridge
Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland — I love this rhyming book, which can be read as a chant.
The Twelve Days of Summer by Jan Andrews — This book is modified from “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone — lots of geometric shapes
Seven Little Hippos by Mike Thaler — rhyming counting book
One Lonely Sea Horse by Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers — really neat book with sea animals made from veggies
A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book by David Diehl (geometry)
I Have Shapes by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan — counting money
Busy Bear Cubs by John Schindel (bb) — great for counting
I Spy Little Animals by Jean Marzollo (bb) — counting
Baby Animals in the Sea (bb)— Kingfisher Publishing
Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson — one of my FAVORITE books (rhyming & counting)
One Little Kitten by Tana Hoban
One Potato: A Counting book of Potato Prints by Diana Pomeroy
One, Two, Skip a Few!: First Number Rhymes
One Watermelon Seed by Celia Berker Lottridge
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes — An adaptation to the song, “Over in the Meadow” — with an Australian twist! Great counting & rhyming book!
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes — Another beautiful rhyming & counting book based on the song, “Over in the Meadow.” Marianne’s books are very entertaining!
Construction Site theme
B is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC by June Sobel
Big Wheels (bb) by Anne Rockwell
Building a House by Byron Barton
Construction Countdown by K. C. Olson — rhyming book that counts down from 10
The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer
Dazzling Diggers by Tony Mitton & Ant Parker — creative rhyming book about construction machine (digger)
Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo — identifying construction vehicles
Good Morning, Digger by Anne Rockwell
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld — Great rhyming book about what construction vehicles do after a long day of work!
I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines
If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie McGuirk
Ladybug Girl Makes Friends (bb) by David Soman & Jacky Davis (painting & counting rocks/stones)
The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler — rhyming book
Let’s Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans
Machines Go to Work in the City by William Low
Rocks, Rocks Big & Small by Joanne Barkan
Un Gran Edificio (One Big Building): A Counting Book about Construction by Michael Dahl — counting #s in ascending order; written in Spanish & English
Wake Up Engines by Denise Dowling Mortensen — rhyming book
What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich — rhyming book
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres — Rhyming book that talks about different vehicles (diggers, dump trucks, garbage trucks…)
10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle — based on a true account of rubber ducks falling from a container ship
Come Along Daisy! by Jane Simmons
Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora
Pig Has a Plan by Ethan Long
Seven Hungry Babies by Candace Fleming
Sea Turtle’s Clever Plan by Steve Parish — nonfiction text with great photos
Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Pajama Party/Nighttime Theme
Bedtime by Kate Duke (bb)
Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest — This is a wonderful book about a puppy’s first night in his new home. 🙂
Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Here Comes the Night by Anne Rockwell
Night Sounds by Javier Sobrino
Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows
Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! by Maureen Wright
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue
Snippet the Early Riser by Bethanie Deeney Murguia — A unique book about a snail who tries to wake his family up!
Sweet Dreams: How Animals Sleep by Kimiko Kajikawa — Great nonfiction text about how different animals go to sleep!
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang — counting down from 10 — rhyming book