Encourage counting and number exploration with this long list of counting books! I have hand-picked this collection for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten learners and have used all of them in my classroom! They are sure to keep your little learners engaged and interested in the world of counting!
Need some ideas for a counting curriculum? Check out my Counting 1-10 Unit or my Counting 11-20 Unit here! Both are filled with tons of activities and printables!
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This book is full of silly owls counting backward to get to their nest. Your little learners will laugh and count as they watch the owls go to the movies, dance, skate, and more.
This book is perfect for little learners to explore the beginning concepts of math. The book provides real-life examples and photographs to help your little learner learn about “how many”.
This counting book for little learners has fish eye cut-outs that will keep your class engaged and learning all about counting. There is a fun fish friend to swim you through the book while you learn about counting and numbers.
Your little learners will love looking for numbers that are hidden among the construction site! Join the crew as they construct a building and count the numbers!
3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! This book will excite your class as they learn about counting, space, and rocketships. The perfect combination to keep your littles engaged and learning! They will enjoy looking for numbers in the colorful illustrations as they prepare for the rocket ship to take off.
Count all the yummy fruits and vegetables that this family has growing in their garden! From strawberries to watermelons, the family picks and counts their produce.
Oh no! Duck is stuck! Read this book to count and see all the animals that come to help the duck get unstuck. Your little learners will giggle and laugh as they see all the furry friends that try to help the duck get out of the mud.
Teach your little learners about the wildlife that lives in North American rivers while counting and moving like the animals. The pictures are colorful and bright and the author uses great vocabulary to get your students moving while counting and learning about animals!
This rhyming book is perfect to introduce your classroom to several different themes: counting, habitats, and animals that live in the jungle. They will wiggle and move as the author describes the animals and their homes, plus they will count along the way!
Just like the previous two books, this rhyming, counting, and moving book will be tons of fun for your classroom!
All kids love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and now they can enjoy the rhyming fun with numbers! The numbers race to the top of the apple tree but will they all fit? Read this book to find out!
My kiddos LOVE Pete the Cat books and this is one of their favorites! Kids love the rhyming sing-songs and silly pictures. Plus, Pete is so chill and shows them how to respond when things don’t always go their way.
Beep, Beep! Join Molly as she plays with her brother’s cars. This book is perfect for recognizing patterns and thinking about what comes next.
This fun book shows kids how to be creative with some simple black dots but that’s not all they will be doing. They will count and practice number recognition and visual learning skills.
Count and rhyme with Granny as she explores different markets around the world. Join her on her magic carpet as she explores different regions and picks up some souvenirs on her trip.
Your little learners will love counting with bear! The rhyming words and colorful pictures are great for preschoolers and kindergarteners to stay engaged in the text.
Eric Carle’s illustrations are sure to keep the reader intrigued while they learn about counting at the zoo.
What little learner doesn’t love a messy story? Follow Dog as he goes around town making messes and collecting spots on his body to count.
This counting book for little learners does a wonderful job at showing readers all the way numbers are used in real life. They will see so many ways that numbers play a key role in our day-to-day lives and work on counting as well.
Next, we have Ten Terrible Dinosaurs. This book has fun rhyming text that encourages your little learners to join in as they count backward from ten with some noisy dinosaurs!
Your little learners will love touching the ladybugs and counting them down as something happens to each little ladybug. But don’t be alarmed! The ladybugs end up back together again.
Your little learners will love singing and reading this book! Get your students moving while practicing counting with this fun, colorful book! My students love to sing the song over and over again!
Enjoy this book that recounts the popular nursery rhyme, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. Your little learners will catch on quickly and want to read this over and over again! It’s the perfect combination of rhyming, colors, and counting!
Children will learn to count forwards and backward in this delightful book! They will enjoy guessing what is going to happen next in this suspenseful text for little learners!
Oh no, a traffic jam! Count the big trucks that get stuck in the traffic jam! Your class will love seeing what is going to get stuck next and how the traffic jam gets resolved.
This book is great if you want to incorporate movement, counting, and fun into your room! Who doesn’t? Your kids will love this book about seven little ducklings learning to fly for the first time.
There are 10 delicious apples hanging on the tree! Count backward as someone from the farm comes and enjoys a crispy apple. Will there be any left for you?
A fun counting book that teaches more than one math skill. Introduce fractions and encourage sharing with this yummy book!
This counting book for little learners will delight your students with fun pop-ups, bright colors, and silly gingerbread men! Your students will love this book any time of year!
Join the O’Malley family as they travel to the beach but it is such a long and boring drive! They come up with the perfect thing to pass the time: tally games! Teach your little learners about tally marks with this silly book.
As you can see, counting and reading can go hand-in-hand and bring lots of giggles and creativity to your classroom. I hope you enjoy filling your bookshelves with all these fun books that will make your little learners count, laugh and learn!
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For more of my favorite books, check out my themed Book List Blog Series that features themed book lists to accompany your lessons and activities! These are sure to keep your library shelves full! If there is a book list for a theme you need, just let us know so we can create it for you!