Children's Literature

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A Chair for My Mother
by Vera B. Williams
A girl and her family save money together to buy a comfortable for chair for their new home after losing their former home in a fire.
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A House for Hermit Crab
by Eric Carle
Hermit Crab has outgrown his shell. When he moves into a new bigger one, he realizes that it is very plain. He enlists the help of other sea creatures to help him decorate his new home.
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A Pair of Socks
by Stuart J. Murphy
A colorful sock is looking for its match. It believes it will never be worn unless it is part of a pair.
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A Remainder of One
by Elinor J. Pinczes
The 25th squadron is divided in to even lines and rows, all except Joe. See how the bugs must divide into rows and columns for Joe to join the parade!
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Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday
by Judith Viorst
Alexander grandparents gave him a dollar. He wants to save it to buy walkie-talkies, but it is harder then he thinks.
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Baby Goes to Market
by Atinuke
Mama and Baby visit the market near their home in South West Nigeria. Each market seller they visit gives baby treats without mama noticing. Baby eats one of each and puts the rest in the basket until Mama’s basket grows very heavy!
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Banana for Two
by Ellen Mayer
A mom and her toddler go to the grocery store and explore the idea of one and two - one roll of paper towels, one box of cereal, two containers of yogurt, and one banana to share as a snack for two
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Bean Thirteen
by Matthew McElligott
Ralph and Flora pick thirteen beans and try to find a way to share them evenly
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Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom
by Stuart J. Murphy
Kevin has red, blue, and yellow cars that he lines up in a special way. He thinks his younger sister Molly is too young to play with his cars. Happily for Molly, Mom and Dad think she is just the right age to have her own toys cars.
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Clean Up Up Up
by Ellen Mayer
Daddy and his little one are cleaning up before dinner. Daddy describes what they do, using spatial relationship words and phrases like up, down, inside, outside, next to, and under.
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Color Zoo
by Lois Ehlert
In a creative and bright way, Color Zoo,  introduces a range of shapes through abstractly formed animal heads.
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Divide and Ride
by Stuart J. Murphy
Eleven best friends go to the carnival and must find a way to fill all of the seats on each ride before they can whoosh, twirl, and spin their way to fun!
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Doggies
by Sandra Boynton
 Count and bark with doggies one through ten. Find out who says Mrroww!
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Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest
by Irene Kelly
This book describes a variety of nests and other interesting places that birds lay their eggs.
 
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Just a Little Bit
by Ann Tompert
Elephant and Mouse want to play on the seesaw, but it won’t move! One by one, their friends come to help them out. Read on to find out who makes the seesaw move!
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More or Less
by Stuart J. Murphy
Eddie must guess the player’s age correctly to keep from getting dunked in the pool. Could it be luck or his math skills that are keeping him dry? Will anyone succeed at getting Eddie dropped into the pool?
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One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Elinor J. Pinczes
One hundred hungry ants march through the forest rearranging into 4 different formations to make it to the picnic in time to get some food.
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Over in the Meadow
by Ezra Jack Keats
Count the creatures that live in the meadow. Fireflies, fish, and frogs are some of the many animals waiting to be counted in this Appalachian rhyme
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Pattern Fish
byTrudy Harris
Explore color, shape, sound, and motion patterns as seahorse, eel, puffer fish, jellyfish, octopus, and fish swim, slip, eat, blow bubbles, glide, and wiggle-jiggle- jiggle-float their way through the ocean.
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt, the one with the four groovy buttons. One by one the buttons pop off! But losing the buttons doesn’t bother Pete, he just keeps singing his song and subtracting to tell how many buttons are left.
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Pretend Soup
by Mollie Katzen
Pretend Soup allows children to take the lead in various breakfast, snack, and dinner recipes. Children will measure, mix, cut, and prepare ingredients.
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Quack and Count
by Keith Baker
uthor, Keith Baker, uses rhymes and vivid cut-paper pictures to explore simple addition problems that all have a sum of seven.
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Room on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson
In this humorous rhyming tale, Witch drops her belongings as she and Cat fly through the air on a broom.  A helpful Dog, Frog, and Bird help Witch find the missing items and join her for a broom ride. When Witch is threatened by Dragon, her animal friends come up with a clever rescue plan!
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Round Trip
by Ann Jonas
Take a round trip all within the pages of this book. Silhouette art captures the journey from home to city and back again. When you think you’ve finished, flip the book, and return home by reading the book from back to front.
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The Birthday Box
by Leslie Patricelli
Discover all the places to go and things to do when you’re a toddler with an empty cardboard box.
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The Button Box
by Margarette S. Reid
Find many ways to sort and count buttons in Grandma’s button box. Discover the different materials buttons are made of and their many uses. The boy in this story describes a variety of buttons that he sorts, counts, and compares.
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The Doorbell Rang
by Pat Hutchins
Ma made a dozen cookies for Victoria and Sam, then suddenly the doorbell rang. Victoria and Sam split the cookies evenly as more and more guests arrive. Will the cookies Ma made be enough for everyone?
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The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires
Great creations often result from many attempts and lessons learned along the way. This story follows a young girl and her trials as she makes the most magnificent thing.
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The Napping House
by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
In the napping house, where everyone is sleeping, there is a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and one wakeful flea. Find out what happens when the wakeful flea bites the slumbering mouse!
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
IThis classic tale follows a caterpillar’s journey from egg to butterfly. Count the many foods caterpillar eats as he grows bigger and bigger.
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What Floats in a Moat?
by Lynne Berry
Archie and Skinny are on their way to see the Queen and they must cross a moat to get to her castle. Archie, the goat, has grand plans to use a barrel of buttermilk to build a boat, Skinny, the chicken, is not convinced it will work! 
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Who Sank the Boat
by Pamela Allen
Five friends decide to go for a row in the bay. One of them sinks the boat. Was it the cow, donkey, sheep, pig, or mouse?

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