Teaching Numbers
Counting Books That Kids Love!

Teaching numbers and counting is so much fun with children's books!  But how do you find that book when hundreds of counting books crowd shelves?  Some are fabulously inventive and educational while others simply rehash what we've all seen in numbers books for years. To stand out from the crowd, great numbers and counting books should do more than just present increasing numbers of items matched to increasing numerals. Great books in this genre should engage readers, spark imagination, and  teach other age-appropriate concepts. All these books do just that.

If you're teaching numbers and counting, check out these fun books!  They're great for math lessons, individual browsing, or a read alouds. The list below of math books for kids includes links to buy the books on Amazon.  Or, to save 50% or more on math children's books, check out our list of SALE math books.  Our books are a great deal! All are used but are in great condition, some are even like new.

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Best Books on Counting & Numbers
Make Teaching Numbers Fun!!

City by Numbers
(numerals 1-21 depicted
in common city scenes)

all ages will love it!

One Is a Snail,
Ten Is a Crab

(counting and adding
number of feet
different animals have)
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Olivia Counts
(an adorable, spunky little
pig makes teaching
numbers 1-10 such fun!
Part of the Olivia series.)

Preschool - 1st grade

Click, Clack,
Splish, Splash

(duck and friends are
on a rescue
with each step involving
increasing numbers)
Preschool - Kindergarten

Chicka Chicka 123
(101 numbers climb up a
tree, one at a time until 20,
and then by 10s)
Preschool - 1st grade

How Do Dinosaurs
Count to Ten?

(cute book shows
dinosaurs learning
how to count)

Preschool - 1st grade

Food for Thought
(funny and cute food
sculptures teach
shapes, colors, letters,
numbers and opposites)

Preschool - 2nd grade

Missing Math
A Number Mystery
(shows what life would be

like without numbers)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Potato Joe
(energetic potatoes
burst from
the ground,
then back down,
to "One
Potato, Two Potato")

Preschool - 1st grade

Five Creatures
(a girl sorts and counts
her family members
based o
n various

1st grade - 5th grade

My Little Sister Ate
One Hare

(a girl eats delightfully
items as part
of a magic act)

1st grade - 4th grade

100 Hungry Ants
(100 hungry ants
try to
get to a picnic faster;
great for teaching
numbers up to 100)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Teeth, Tails, & Tentacles 
An Animal Counting
(plus interesting
animal facts)

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Just a Minute
A Trickster Tale and
Counting Book (a Day
of the Dead story)

Preschool - 2nd grade

Ten Black Dots
(illustrations integrate a
number of
black dots, ie: 5 dots
be buttons or portholes)

Preschool - 1st grade

Let's Count to 100!
(kids can practice counting
to 100
on 11 different
spreads packed with
cute, bright objects)
Preschool - 1st grade

How Many Bugs
in a Box

(a pop-up counting book
comical bugs that
out with each page)
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

The Very Hungry
Caterpillar POP-UP

(a pop-up take on the
book -- LOVE IT!)

Preschool - 1st grade

Follow the Line
prompts to search
and count items

by an I
KEA designer)
Kindergarten & Up

Museum 123
uses famous works of
art from NYC's Metropolitan
Museum of Art to teach
numbers and counting 
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

One Frog Sang
an increasing frog
chorus sings out one
spring evening

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Fish Eyes
subtitled A Book
You Can Count On
full of vibrantly colored
fish and die cut shapes

Preschool - 1st grade

My Granny Went
to Market

A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme
a jet-set granny who
buys increasing # of items
Preschool - 3rd grade

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