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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

Picture Books about Counting/Numbers

Absolutely One Thing

Author: Lauren Child (Illustrator)
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Charlie and Lola choose a single treat at the store, count ladybugs, note the lateness of the time, and are introduced to other simple math concepts"--Publisher's description.

Barn Cat

Author: Carol P. Saul; Mary Azarian (Illustrator)
Published: 1998
Location: Bethlehem
"Because she's looking for something special, the great barn cat notices but shows no interest in the activities of the animals which can be counted around her"--Publisher's description.

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3

Author: Bill Martin; Michael Sampson; Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
Published: 2004
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Numbers from one to one hundred climb to the top of an apple tree in this rhyming chant.

Click, Clack, Splish, Splash

Author: Doreen Cronin
Published: 2006
Location: Monroe
"While Farmer Brown sleeps, some of the animals who live on the farm go on a fishing expedition"--Publisher's description.

Christopher Counting

Author: Valeri Gorbachev
Published: 2008
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
When Christopher Rabbit learns to count in school, he enjoys it so much that he counts everything in sight -- including how many baskets his friends make when they play basketball, and how many peas and carrots are on his plate.

Emily's First 100 Days of School

Author: Rosemary Wells
Published: 2000
Location: Bethlehem
Starting with number one for the first day of school, Emily learns the numbers to one hundred in many different ways.

Fish Eyes

Author: Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
Published: 1990
Location: Bethlehem
"A counting book depicting the colorful fish a child might see if he turned into a fish himself"--Publisher's description.

Is That Wise, Pig?

Author: Jan Thomas (Illustrator)
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Mouse and Cow are making soup, but Pig keeps trying to add strange ingredients"--Publisher's description.


Author: Emily Sper
Published: 2001
Location: Bethlehem
Text in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
Readers will learn about Hanukkah, as well as how to count all 8 nights in Hebrew and Yiddish! Pronunciation guides help kids say the words, and die-cuts reveal the candles as they are lit each night.

How High Can a Dinosaur Count?

Author: Valorie Fisher
Published: 2006
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Fifteen miniature worlds, each showcasing a math problem"--Publisher's description.

How Many Legs?

Author: Kes Gray; Jim Field (Illustrator)
Published: 2015
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"This book has got legs -- the question is, just how many are there? ...readers are challenged to figure out how many legs there would be in a room if lots of many-legged friends showed up"--Publisher's description.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

Author: Margaret McNamara; G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
Published: 2007
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Charlie, the smallest child in his first grade class, is amazed to discover that of the three pumpkins his teacher brings to school, the tiniest one has the most seeds.

I Can Count 100 Bunnies

Author: Cyndy Szekeres
Published: 1999
Location: Bethlehem
The reader is asked to count as more and more of Wilbur Bunny's sisters and brothers, uncles, aunts, and cousins arrive to welcome the newest baby bunny into the family.

I Can Only Draw Worms

Author: Will Mabbitt
Published: 2019
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Teaches the reader to count to ten using worms that have great adventures or everyday experiences, described but not illustrated due to the author/illustrator's inability to draw anything but worms"--Publisher's description.

Look Whooo's Counting

Author: Suse MacDonald
Published: 2000
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
The reader is asked to find numbers that are transformed into animal shapes and hidden in the illustrations.

A Number of Animals

Author: Chris Wormell; Kate Green
Published: 1993
Location: Bethlehem
"Introduces the numbers one through ten as a little lost chick searches all over the farm for his mother"--Publisher's description.

One Child, One Seed

Author: Kathryn Cave; Gisele Wulfsohn (Illustrator, Photographer)
Published: 2003
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Starting with a single seed in a child's hand and leading right through to a warm, nourishing meal, a counting book, which includes information about the life and culture of South Africa, offers up a story of the fruits of a communal effort.

One Lighthouse, One Moon

Author: Anita Lobel (Illustrator)
Published: 2000
Location: Bethlehem
"Presents the days of the week, the months of the year, and numbers from one to ten through the activities of a cat and people in and around a lighthouse"--Publisher's description.

Ten Kisses for Sophie!

Author: Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Sophie and her mother make very special treats for their party, but Sophie worries there won't be one left for her"--Publisher's description.

Ten Little Fish

Author: Audrey Wood; Bruce Wood (Illustrator)
Published: 2004
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Ten little fish swim along an ocean reef, each finding a different reason to leave until there is only one left.

10 Little Rubber Ducks

Author:Eric Carle
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
When a storm strikes a cargo ship, ten rubber ducks are tossed overboard and swept off in ten different directions. Based on a factual incident.

Ten, Nine, Eight

Author: Molly Bang
Published: 1983
Location: Bethlehem
Caldecott Honor, 1984
"Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed"--Publisher's description.