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Books Used with Math’s A Beach Class

Here is the list of books used with the Math’s A Beach Seminar:    (bb = board book)

1,2,3 To the Zoo by Eric Carle

10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno — wordless picture book with wonderful illustrations

The Baker’s Dozen:  A Counting Book by Dan Andreasen — Another great counting book that rhymes!

Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt — Cute rhyming book that is all about telling time!

Beach Ball by Peter Sis — wonderful “almost”-wordless picture book that shows various beach scenes.  Children can describe what they see in the pictures — working on oral vocabulary development

The Best Bug Parade by Stuart J. Murphy — Great book that uses comparison words such as big, bigger, biggest…

A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book by David Diehl (bb)

Construction Countdown by K. C. Olson — rhyming book that incorporates the names of construction equipment

Counting Peas by Rosemary Wells

Daniel’s Mystery Egg by Alma Flor Ada

Dawdle Duckling by Toni Buzzeo

Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson

A Dozen Ducklings Lost and Found by Harriet Ziefert

Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan — great photos that depict fractions

Every Buddy Counts by Stuart J. Murphy — Great author who has written several books about counting & other math concepts!

Five Little Ducks from the children’s song — illustrated by Ivan Bates

Five Little Kittens by Nancy Jewell

Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea by Steve Metzger — cute story with friendly sharks

Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist

I Can’t Sleep by Gill Davies

Just Enough Carrots by Stuart J. Murphy — Great math concept book that illustrates ‘some’, ‘same’, ‘fewer’…

Let’s Count on the Farm by Fisher Price (A Little People book) — Great for infants & toddlers!  This is a counting book that shows farm animals & their babies!  (cow — calf, horse — foal…)

Mouse by Mouse: A Counting Adventure by Julia Noonan — cute, rhyming story, counting numbers in ascending order

Museum Shapes by The Metropolitan Museum of Art — Children search for different shapes found in famous artworks

One Foot/Two Feet: An EXCEPTIONal Counting Book by Peter Maloney & Felicia Zekauskas – I LOVE this book because it’s a counting book that shows irregular plurals.  (1 foot — 2 feet, 1 snowman — 2 snowmen, 1 ox — 7 oxen…)

One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau

One Guinea Pig is Not Enough by Kate Duke

One Lonely Sea Horse by Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers

One Potato by Diana Pomeroy

One, Two, Skip a Few!  First Number Rhymes

One Two:  That’s My Shoe by Alison Murray

One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge

One White Wishing Stone:  A Beach Day Counting Book by Doris K. Gayzagian

Over in Australia Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes — All of Marianne’s books incorporate rhyme, beautiful illustrations and specific content.  Great counting  books!!

Over in the Forest Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes

Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes

Over in the Ocean In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes

Sea Squares by Joy N. Hulme — from basic counting to squaring numbers

Seven Little Hippos by Mike Thaler

Shapes with Ocean Animals by Melanie Watt (bb)

Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward & T.J. Marsh

Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews (bb)

Ten in a Bed by Jan Ormerod — counting down from 10

Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin, Jr.

Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang — counting backwards

Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland

A Triangle for Adaora:  An African Book of Shapes by Ifeoma Onyefulu — Finding shapes in an African village

The Twelve Days of Summer by Jan Andrews — This book is a spinoff from the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.  Very creative!

Way Up in the Arctic by Jennifer Ward — rhyming book set in the Arctic



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