Let’s learn all about shapes through reading with the help of these shapes books. Reading these shapes books to your students will help them identify shapes as they go about their normal schedules. Each of these books has a unique way of identifying and finding shapes. This gives students several different ways to relate to their surroundings so they can start identifying shapes.
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Shapes are everywhere… even throughout the city. From rectangles that make up the skyscrapers to kites that are in the shape of diamonds, everything has a shape.
This book is a great example of how to turn a mistake into something positive.
This author brings animals to life with the help of shapes and colors that transform into graphic art. With the turn of each page, a shape is removed from a stack of various shapes revealing an animal. Students love to guess the shape of each animal.
The fun continues with graphic art in this book that takes the shape of different farm animals. Students will have even more fun guessing the animals among the shapes.
Shape by Shape
Each page in this book reveals a shape that becomes a dragon. Kids will be captivated from the triangle shaped scales to the circles for his eyes.
The Shape of Things
With a few different shapes, this book shows us how everything around us is made up of shapes. Each object, houses, boats, and even cars, start with one shape.
An easy to read book that teaches kids about shapes and how to identify each one. The illustrations are simple and the text is easy for preschoolers to understand.
Bear in a Square
Follow bear as he goes about his day. He takes a trip to the pool, his cave, and the park. In every illustration, students can find the shapes that makeup each picture.
Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails
Explore the shapes that you can find in nature. From the hexagon of a beehive to the pattern on a snake’s skin. Students can also identify patterns along with the patterns that they observe in nature, such as the black and yellow honey bee.
Shapes that Roll
This fun book about shapes explores how some shapes stack and others don’t, or how some shapes roll while others won’t. The rhyming text will have your students guessing the next line.
What is Square?
Students can study the wonderful world of the square with this simple yet helpful book.
What is Round?
In this book, kids will learn how to identify a circle through familiar and yummy items, such as a lollipop.
What is a Triangle?
Continue on the adventure of exploring shapes with this book that uses objects to identify triangles.
Students learn about shapes and then have the chance to find them throughout the pictures.
I Spy Shapes in Art
Introduce your students to art through shapes! Featured artists include Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, and M.C. Escher.
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
This book teaches kids how to find shapes in items that are around them. Once they start pointing them out, they won’t be able to stop!
With the help of a few mice, kids can learn to name shapes in no time.
Icky Bug Shapes
Grab your student’s attention with the help of some icky friends… bugs!
Monster Knows Shapes
Not all monsters are scary. Follow this monster as he looks for shapes at the beach.
Round as a Mooncake
This creative shape book finds shapes throughout a little girl’s neighborhood by pointing out the circles that make up rice bowls and the dim sum that is in the shape of squares.
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Learning about shapes is a fun theme and concept to do with little learners and you can check out my favorite 2D shape activities here.
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