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10 Minutes till Bedtime
You’re invited to join in the fun of the 10 Minutes till Bedtime. The traveling hamsters show up while the boy and his hamster are getting ready for bed. With all of these distractions will the boy and his hamster make it to bed on time?
100 Bugs! A Counting Book
A young brother and sister wake up early on the farm. They find many different kinds of bugs to count and many ways to add to ten. Count along with them and by the end of the story you will have counted to one-hundred!
A Chair for My Mother
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.
A Frog in the Bog
Count along as a small frog eats and eats until he is no longer a small frog. Now the much bigger frog has a problem. The half-sunk log that frog is sitting on starts to rise. What’s going to happen?
A House for Hermit Crab
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.
A Pair of Socks
A colorful sock is looking for its match. It believes it will never be worn unless it is part of a pair.
A Remainder of One
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!
This book shows the actual size of animals and parts of animals. You can compare the size of your foot to the size of an African elephant’s foot! Just how big is that crocodile smile? Will a pygmy shrew fit in your pocket?
Ada Twist Scientist
Ada Twist was quiet until the age of three. Then she couldn’t stop asking why, how, what, and when. Ada wants to know about everything around her and she uses science to figure it all out!
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar. He wants to save it to buy walkie-talkies, but it is harder then he thinks.
Animals on Board
Eleven truck drivers deliver thirty-nine animals and the top of a merry-go-round ride. Add up the tigers, swans, frogs, horses, and pandas as they pass by.
Anno's Counting Book
In this beautiful, wordless counting book, the numbers zero through twelve are illustrated in many ways, each number on its own page.
Baby Goes to Market
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!
Two mice balance on a teeter-totter. More animal friends come to join in, but the teeter-totter doesn’t always balance. Find out what happens when a bird wants to join in the fun!
Banana for Two
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.
Ralph and Flora pick thirteen beans and try to find a way to share them evenly.
There is chance to win two tickets to the All-Star game by estimating how many jelly beans are in the Planet Toy’s display container. Two friends head to the toy store to try to score the tickets. On their way they practice estimating quantities around them.
Beep, Beep Vroom, Vroom!
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.
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
As the title suggests, this books gives examples of the world-record holding animals in categories such as tallest, longest, strongest, etc. Many of the illustrations compare the animal to a human.
Captain Invincble and the Space Shapes
Take an adventure through the galaxy with Sam and his dog, Comet, as they face a meter shower, a cloud of poison gas, an alien ship, and a galactic beast. How will they make use of the space shapes?
Join three friends for some bubble blowing fun as they make bubbles using circular, triangular, and heart-shaped wands.
Clean Up Up Up
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.
Meet the color farm as each page shows you a new animal made of shapes.
In a creative and bright way, Color Zoo, introduces a range of shapes through abstractly formed animal heads.
Counting on Frank
This is the story of a boy who sees the world a little differently than most people. He is always calculating how many of something will fit into a large space. How many of his dog Frank will fit into his bedroom? How long would it take to fill the entire bathroom with water?
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