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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.

An ALA Notable Book. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. Full color thoughout.

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Over in the Meadow
by Olive A. Wadsworth , Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

A classic Appalachian counting rhyme that features animal mothers and their babies living in unique meadow habitats.

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One Gorilla
by Atsuko Morozumi Illustrated by Atsuko Morozumi
Here is a list of the things I love. One gorilla. Two butterflies among my flowers--and one gorilla. Tree budgerigars in my house--and one gorilla. One very playful gorilla keeps popping up in gardens, forests, jungles, and even people's houses as he takes the reader on a wild counting adventure.
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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
by David Kirk Illustrated 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 , Jane Yolan Illustrated by Mark Teague

The beloved dinosaurs from How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? are back in this engaging concept book that helps readers count from one to ten with a simple rhyming text and vibrant, full-color illustrations.

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Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count on
by Lois Ehlert
Now toddlers can dive into counting with this board book edition of one of Lois Ehlert's most popular books. With cutout fish eyes to touch and an energetic fish friend to guide them, they'll have so much fun they won't even notice they're learning!
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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 , Kim Mitzo Thompson

In this gorgeous counting book, 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
'An excellent introduction to number systems that is a beautiful wordless picture book as well. . . Over the course of a year (each picture represents a different month and time of day) a little town grows up with viewers witnessing the building of bridges, streets, and railroads. . . .
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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: A Counting Book
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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