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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 Shapes

Circle, Square, Moose

Author: Kelly Bingham; Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
Published: 2014
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans"--Publisher's description.

The Everything Book

Author: Denise Fleming
Published: 2000
Location: Bethlehem
A collection of simple works which introduce colors, shapes, numbers, animals, food, and nursery rhymes.

The Greedy Triangle

Author: Marilyn Burns; Gordon Silveria (Illustrator)
Published: 2008
Location: Bethlehem
Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angles until it doesn't know which side is up.

Museum Shapes

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff (Contribution by)
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Learn the different shapes by looking at pieces of art"--Publisher's description.

My Very First Book of Shapes

Author: Eric Carle
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem
Half-page flaps enable the reader to mix and match shapes with objects of the same size.

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares

Author: Felicia Sanzari Chernesky; Susan Swan (Illustrator)
Published: 2013
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Fall is here, with all its wonderful visual delights -- not just colors, but shapes! This clever concept book follows a family on a trip to a pumpkin patch.

Shape by Shape

Author: Suse MacDonald
Published: 2009
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Turn the die-cut pages to discover colorful shapes, which come together to reveal a creature from long ago"--Publisher's description.

The Shape Game

Author: Anthony Browne
Published: 2003
Location: Bethlehem
The author/illustrator describes how his mother's wish to spend her birthday visiting an art museum with her family changed the course of his life forever.

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

Author: Dr. Seuss
Published: 2001
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"In this book, rhyme and silhouette drawings introduce the shape of bugs, balloons, peanuts, camels, spider webs, and many other familiar objects"--Publisher's description.

My Shimmery Learning Book

Author: Salina Yoon
Published: 1999
Location: Bethlehem
Learning is loads of fun with this great big glitzy board book. It includes five sparkling foil accented spreads that teach toddlers important concepts.

The Wing on a Flea

Author: Ed Emberley
Published: 2001
Location: Bethlehem
Simple rhyming text and illustrations guide the reader to see triangles, rectangles and circles in everyday things.