20 Must-Read Counting Books for Kids
Are you looking for counting books for kids?
In this post, I’m going to share with you 20 must-read counting books for kids that you and your child will simply enjoy!
These books are interactive, engaging and are great to teach numbers while developing literacy skills in toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
I hope you find the list useful!
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COUNTING TO 20 BOOKS FOR KIDS:
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an all-time children’s classic!
Apart from days of the week, it introduces basic counting in the most interactive way! Especially, the cut holes in the pages will make counting along, fun and easy for your kid.
2. My First Book of Numbers by Eric Carle
My First Book of Numbers is a simple yet engaging counting board book!
Although one might think that it is for toddlers, it’s a better fit for preschoolers. Apart from counting, your kid will enjoy matching the numerals in the top part of the book with the objects in the bottom.
3. How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten is a brilliant little book that is such a delight to read!
What I like about this book is how it invites little readers to count 1-10 with the dinosaurs over and over and over again!
4. Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Ten Black Dots is a unique book on counting that stimulates children’s imagination!
With simple rhyming words, everyday objects, and bright illustrations this little book will teach your kid to count from 1-10.
5. Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Our son was a huge fan of Doreen Cronin’s book series as a toddler and Click, Clack, Splish, Splash was no exception!
I remember reading this book more than 30 times and it has never gotten stale. Especially the rhyming words used in this book make it super fun to read!
6. Roar by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Roar is an adorable little book that invites little ones to join the noisy little lion cub as he goes off to find some fun!
The rhyming words and beautiful illustrations will make this little book such a delight for your little reader to count and roar!
7. 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee
20 Big Truck in the Middle of the Street is a must-read counting book, especially for all those vehicle-lovers! Trust me, the different types and sizes of trucks are just enough to motivate your little one to start counting to 20!
8. Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani
Stack the Cats is a delightful little book that introduces counting and grouping in a fun, elegant way!
Through stunning illustrations, the author makes advanced math concepts simple for kids.
“One…. Two… three…. Stack!!!!!”
9. Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert
Fish Eyes is a great book that introduces children to counting and simple addition!
I’m sure, your kid will certainly enjoy putting his or her fingers into the cut-out hole for each fish eye!
10. Quack and Count by Keith Baker
Quack and Count is a simple counting book that invites little ones to join the 7 adorable ducklings as they get ready to learn to fly for the very first time.
The rhyming text and lovely illustrations will certainly make learning counting and simple addition fun and interesting for your kid!
COUNTING BACKWARD BOOKS FOR KIDS:
11. On the Launch Pad by Michael Dhal
On the Launch Pad is a nice little counting book to add to your book collection!
Although there is nothing fancy about this book, your kid will find it interesting to count down from 10 to 1 until the rocket blasts off!
12. Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs is a must-read counting book, especially for dinosaur lovers!
The rhyming text and the illustrations will certainly encourage your kid to join in and count down as each dinosaur leaves the scene.
13. Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Ten Red Apples is an amazing little book that introduces the concept of counting backward in an interesting way! I’m certain that your kiddo will find it exciting to count the apples before they are eaten by the other animals on the farm.
14. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat books are our son’s favorite!
Although there is much to this book-Pete the Cat and His Groovy Buttons than just counting, I bet your kid will certainly enjoy counting down with Pete!
COUNTING BIG NUMBERS BOOKS FOR KIDS:
15. Let’s Count to 100! by Masayuki Sebe
Let’s Count to 100 is an interesting book filled with assorted objects for little readers to count from 1-100. There is no doubt that your little one will find the hidden details in the pages such a delight to discover!
16. Best Counting Book Ever by Richard Scarry
Numbers are everywhere! It is a real treat to join Willy Bunny in the Best Counting Book Ever as he counts objects to 20 and then to 100!
17. 1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker
Count along with the peas—1, 2, 3!
The bright and bold numbers and fun action prompts in 1-2-3 Peas will most certainly encourage your little reader to join in and count with the little peas!
SKIP COUNTING BOOKS FOR KIDS:
18. One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab is a little counting (by feet) book!
This lovely little book will most surely give your little math explorer lots of opportunities to practice counting, skip counting, and simple addition!
19. Toasty Toes by Michael Dahl
Toasty Toes is a fun book that helps little ones to skip count by 10s!
I bet your kiddo will find it interesting to count the toes of happy beachgoers as they enjoy their day at the ocean!
20. Eggs and Legs by Michael Dahl
Eggs and Legs is an amusing little book that introduces the concept of counting by 2s!
I’m 100% certain that the illustrations of eggs with legs will make this counting book such a delight to read for your child!
I hope you and your little one would enjoy reading the counting books listed in this blog post.
Don’t forget to let us know what’s your favorite children’s counting book in the comments below. Would love to know!
If you are looking for alphabet books for kids then check out my post 20 Must-Read Children’s ABC Books List.