Apple Countdown

Written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Jan Smith

Field trip today—to the apple farm! Count 20 name tags, 19 kids on the bus, and 18 miles to the farm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 white and 3 black) and 12 rows of apple trees. Count the apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat (divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it's 2 p.m., time to go! But wait—Lee has a number 1 surprise. Joan Holub’s creative countdown, from 20 to 1, includes grouping and simple addition. Her multicultural students enjoy all that the apple farm has to offer, from counting the cows and ducks to picking different varieties of apples. The inside cover of this cheerful book is filled with apple facts.

Pumpkin Countdown

Written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Jan Smith

Fall has come, and what better way to celebrate than a field trip to the pumpkin patch! From 20 name tags on coats all the way down to 1 last pumpkin song, the class counts everything in sight! Follow along in this sweet, rhyming picture book, with interactive counting on each spread. Count the 8 orange pumpkins, tall, 7 yellow pumpkins, bumpy, and much more! Including autumnal illustrations and pumpkin facts, this book is perfect for the fall season and an extra fun way to teach children to count backward from twenty.

10 Blue Butterflies

Written and illustrated by Sam Williams

Try to spy the small, colorful animals hidden inside the big pictures! Can you find 1 red ladybug nestled among hundreds of multicolored ladybugs? How about 2 orange fish or 6 brown bears? And since chameleons hide everywhere, can you count how many are concealed among the other animals throughout the book? Sam Williams' stunning, bright illustrations make this a wonderful search and counting book to teach and enjoy.

One Snowy Day

Written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Diana Toledano

When millions of snowflakes blanket the town in white, ONE energetic puppy and TWO children set out for some snowy day fun—full of friends, sledding, snowballs, puppy hijinks, and more. The lyrical, rhyming text counts up to ten and back down to one, making this the perfect way to incorporate learning into snow day fun.

Five Flying Penguins

Written by Barbara Barbieri McGrath and illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Five little penguins flee from a seal, flying through the water, and find themselves in an innocent game of tag.

12 Little Elves Visit Colorado

Written by Trish Madsen and illustrated by Chorkung Kung

Twelve charming elves travel up and down each state to see who is still awake before Santa comes. Along the way, they visit state landmarks and curiosities, all bedecked in holly and holiday fun. Their last stop? Your home, of course. Jump in bed! 'Twas Christmas in Colorado and 12 elves were sent to see who was sleeping . . . Away the elves went! In each home was nestled Each girl and each boy, while Centennial State visions brought everyone joy.

The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Numbers Day

Written by Ashley Sorenson and illustrated by David Miles

Oh no! It is a very, VERY cold day, and all the numbers have frozen! Children must trace, blow on, and count the numbers to unfreeze them, and in the process, they will learn colors, seasons, patterns, and numbers. An interactive, educational experience, The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Numbers Day is sure to be a household and classroom favorite.

Counting Dinos

Written by Eric Pinder and illustrated by Junissa Bianda

Pinder’s playful verse will have readers bouncing along with each dino step as Rodrigo the Ankylosaurus and his prehistoric pals learn about their natural world and count from one to ten. With adorable illustrations and plenty to search for, kids will discover new things on each read-through, and informative back matter will provide curious readers with even more information on their favorite dinosaurs.

Hungry, Hungry Monsters

Written by and illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi

Hungry, hungry monsters love eating...and counting to ten! What do hungry monsters like to eat? Some prefer one spider swallowed whole while others like three entire whales! And for the monster called Mr. One-Eye? He thinks four mice are very nice! Kids will enjoy this fun feast of a counting book, with 10 colorful creatures and their meals of grasshoppers, scorpions, owls, and prickly porcupines. Fold-out pages and simple, humorous rhyming text make this a delight to read aloud.

Pretty Kitty

Written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

A counting picture book in rhyme about a lonely old man whose heart is slowly melted by an ever-growing number of kitties hoping to find a home. In this charming counting book, a lonely old man discovers one kitty on his front step. But he does not want a kitty cat—scat! As the number of kitties grows, will the man find room in his heart—and home—for his new feline friends? A playful rhyming text makes this counting book perfect for sharing! - GODWIN BOOKS -

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