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Count on these lively and colorful number books for preschoolers and toddlers.
 
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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!
by Lloyd Moss Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

In this combination counting book and spirited tribute to classical music, the clever, rhythmic verse echoes the sounds that the various instruments in the orchestra create, from the mournful trombone to the swinging trumpet to the sharp violin.

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Piggies
by Don Wood , Audrey Wood Illustrated by Don Wood

Five pairs of piggies — fat, smart, long, silly, and wee — get hot, cold, clean, dirty, and ready for bed in the Woods' delightfully original bedtime fantasy.

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Over in the Meadow
by Olive A. Wadsworth Illustrated by David A. Carter

The vivid colors of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ezra Jack Keats combined with this classic Appalachian counting rhyme will have young readers counting and recounting their way across the meadow, from turtles to fire flies, from one to ten.

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One Gorilla
by Atsuko Morozumi Illustrated by Atsuko Morozumi
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Olivia Counts
Series: Olivia
by Ian Falconer Illustrated by Ian Falconer

Falconer's delightful piglet, Olivia, makes the transition from picture books. From one ball, to four aunts to seven accessories, kids can count along from one to ten with everyone's favorite piggy.

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Miss Spider’s Tea Party
Series: Miss Spider
by David Kirk

So why do insects run away, As they catch sight of me, When all that I am trying to do, Is ask them in for tea?

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How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again!

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Fish Eyes
by Lois Ehlert
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Counting Kisses
by Karen Katz Illustrated by Karen Katz

From ten little kisses on baby's toes to five quick kisses on baby's nose, this kiss-and-read book is ideal for parents to read to their little ones at bedtime. Full-color illustrations.

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Counting in the Garden
by Kim Parker Illustrated by Kim Parker

From talented textile designer Kim Parker comes a gorgeous counting book in which readers can count from one to ten while they search among the colorful flowers for various creatures hidden among lush garden scenes. Full color.

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Anno's Counting Book
by Mitsumasa Anno

This counting book depicts the twelve-month growth in a village and the surrounding countryside.

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10 Minutes till Bedtime
by Peggy Rathmann Illustrated by Peggy Rathmann
It's almost bedtime! At 1 Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters — with ten offspring wearing jerseys numbered from one to ten — arrives at the door. There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do!
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1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

One by one, colorful animals pile onto a train to the zoo, adding up to a perfect ten in a dramatic foldout finale. The captivating pictures in this wordless book — Eric Carle's first — make the introduction to numbers, number sets, addition, and counting fun!

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1 Is One
by Tasha Tudor Illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Celebrated author and illustrator Tasha Tudor invites readers to count life's simple joys in this reissue of her 1957 Caldecott Honor book. For parents, she gives them advice on helping their children learn to count.

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