California Early Math Project 2019

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.
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.
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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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.
by Sandra Boynton
 Count and bark with doggies one through ten. Find out who says Mrroww!
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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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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 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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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?