The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Education and Social Science Library
The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Selected Bibliography of Counting Books

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"Counting books...can develop themes, tell stories, introduce numerals...or provide pictures for young children to discuss. The concepts conveyed by these books are not always as simple as 1, 2, 3." - Joan I. Glazer and Gurney Williams, III, Introduction to Children's Literature, (1979) p. 127

Most books are located in the School (S-) Collection (Room 112, Main Library) of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). However, books may also be located at the Center for Children's Books and older books may be located in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Room 346, Main Library), or in the Oak Street Facility. To verify the location of an item, search for the book in the Online Library Catalog. If you require assistance locating an item, please ask for assistance at the SSHEL Information Desk.

Additional counting books can be found by searching the Online Library Catalog by subject: “counting".


Bibliography & Reference

CURR. 372.72 SCARP1997
Cooper, Cathie Hilterbran. Counting Your Way Through 1-2-3: Books and Activities. 1997.

016.51355R543c
Roberts, Patricia. Counting Books Are More Than Numbers: An Annotated Action Bibliography. 1990.

Counting Books

S.513.5 Ad593f
Adler, David A. Fun With Roman Numerals. 2008.

Q.SE.Ai67d
Aiossa, Janet. Deep in the Woods: A Counting Story. 2005.

Q.SE.An234l:E
Anderson, Lena. Tea for Ten. 2000.

SE.An78ac
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting Book. 1977.

SE.An78ach
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House. 1982.

SE. Ap48r
Appelt, Kathi. Rain Dance. 2001.

Q.SE.Ar226b
Archambault, John. Boom Chicka Rock. 2004.

S.B141o
Bader, Bonnie. 100 Monsters in My School. 2002.

SE.B167h
Bajaj, Varsha. How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight?. 2004.

SE.B224t
Bang, Molly. Ten, Nine, Eight. 1983.

SE.B2646
Barnett, Mac. Count the Monkeys. 2013.

Q.SE.B291w
Base, Graeme. The Water Hole. 2001.

SE. B381hi
Beaty, Andrea. Hide and Sheep. 2011.

Q.SE.B291w
Beil, Karen Magnuson. Mooove Over!: A Book About Counting By Twos. 2004.

Q.SE. B816o
Brown, Anthony. One Gorilla: A counting Book. 2013.

Q.SE.B813go2007
Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book. 2007.

SE.B8144te
Brown, Ruth. Ten Seeds. 2001.

S.513.2B8306c
Bruce, Lisa. Counting at a Birthday Party. 2004.

Q.SE.B835bc 2012
Brunhoff, Laurent de. Babar's Counting Book. 2012.

Q.SE.B944f
Burris, Priscilla. Five Green and Speckled Frogs. 2003.

SE.B977t
Butler, John. Ten in the Den. 2005.

Q.SE.C175m
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin. Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats. 2001.

SE.C245h
Carter, David A. How Many Bugs in a Box?: A Pop-up Counting Book. 2006.

Q.S.513.2C315o
Cave, Kathryn. One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book. 2003.

SE.C344o
Chaconas, Dori. One Little Mouse. 2002.

Q.SE.C461f
Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. 1989.

Q.SE. C885MO
Crowther, Robert. The Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Counting Book. 1981.

Q.S. 513.211 D137h
Dahl, Michael. Hands Down: Counting by Fives. 2005.

Q.SE.D3643o
Degman, Lori. 1 Zany Zoo. 2010.

S. 513.211 D615n
Dingles, Molly. Number 10, Where is the Hen?/Número 10, En Dónde está la Gallina?. 2004.

S. 513.211 D615no
Dingles, Molly. Number 1, What Grows in the Sun?/Número 1, Qué Crece en el Sol?. 2004.

S. 513.2 D656p
Dobson, Christina. Pizza Counting. 2003.

Q.SE.D6614d 2001
Dodd, Emma. Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting. 2001.

SE.D661h
Dodd, Lynley. Hedgehog Howdedo. 2001.

SE.D737t
Dorros, Arthur. Ten Go Tango. 2000.

Q.SE.Eh56f
Ehlert, Lois. Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On. 1990.

SE. Em131t
Emberley, Rebecca and Ed. Ten Little Beasties. 2011.

Q.S.513.211Ev15c
Evans, Leslie. Can You Count Ten Toes?. 1999.

Q.SE.F312w
Fearrington, Ann. Who Sees the Lighthouse?. 2002.

F.S.496.392F321M 1994
Feelings, Muriel L. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. 1994.

SE.F531k
Fisher, Aileen. Know What I Saw?. 2005.

Q.S. 513 F538h
Fisher, Valorie. How High Can a Dinosaur Count?: And Other Math Mysteries. 2006.

SE.F632c
Fletcher, Colin. Count Your Cookies. 2003.

Q.SE.F9262t:E
Fromental, Jean-Luc. 365 Penguins. 2006.

S.513.2 F926d:E
Fromental, Jean-Luc. 10 Little Penguins. 2010.

SE.G257o
Gayzagian, Doris K. One White Wishing Stone: A Beach Day Counting Book. 2006.

SE.G443o
Girnis, Margaret. 1, 2, 3 For You And Me. 2001.

SE.G5691c
Golding, Kim. Counting Kids. 2000.

Q.SE.G582te
Gollub, Matthew. Ten Oni Drummers. 2000.

Q.SE.G65o
Gorbachev, Valeri. One Rainy Day. 2002.

Q.SE.G8841w 2002
Grindley, Sally. Where Are My Chicks?. 2002.

Q.SE.H159i
Halls, Kelly Milner. I Bought a Baby Chicken. 2000.

SE.H165c
Halsey, Megan. Circus 1-2-3. 2000.

S.909.0974927 H273c
Haskins, James. Count Your Way Through the Arab World. 1987.

S.508.2 H312c
Hawk, Fran. Count Down to Fall. 2009.

SE. H334k
Hays, Anna Jane. Kindergarten Countdown. 2007.

Q.SE.C975
Hines, Anna Grossnickle. Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100. 2005.

SE.H651c
Hoban, Tana. Count and See. 1972.

SE.H651wt
Hoban, Tana. Who Are They?. 1994.

Q.SE.H653l 2002
Hoberman, Mary Ann. The Looking Book. 2002.

SE. H78on
Horacek, Petr. One Spotted Giraffe: A Counting Pop-Up Book. 2012.

SE.H8742w
Hughes, Shirley. When We Went to the Park. Lothrop, Lee & 1985.

SE.H97on
Hutchins, Pat. 1 Hunter. 1982.

Q.SE.H97te
Hutchins, Pat. Ten Red Apples. 2000.

S.513.211 Is1o
Isadora, Rachel. 123 Pop! 2000.

Q.SE.J2531m
Jane, Pamela. Monster Countdown: A Spooky Counting Book. 2001.

SE.J253s
Jane, Pamela. Spring Is Here!: A Barnyard Counting Book. 2004.

SE.K159t
Katz, Karen. Ten Tiny Tickles. 2005.

Q.S. 782.4216221 K294g
Kellogg, Steven. Give the Dog a Bone. 2000.

SE.K871o
Kredenser, Gail. 1, One Dancing Drum: A Counting Book For Children (and Parents) Who Are Tired of Puppies and Chickens and Horses. Simon & 1971.

Q. SE.K833s
Koller, Jackie French. Seven Spunky Monkeys. 2005.

SE.L335l
Lasker, Joe. Lentil Soup. 1977.

SE.L566i
Lessac, Frane. Island Counting 1 2 3. 2005.

SE.L571o
Leuck, Laura. One Witch. 2003.

SE.L584c
Lewin, Betsy. Cat Count. 2003.

SE.L589ra
Lewison, Wendy Cheyette. Raindrop, Plop!. 2004.

SE.L661n
Lionni, Leo. Numbers to Talk About. 1985.

SE. L78te
Lobel, Anita. 10 Hungry Rabbits: Counting and Color Concepts. 2012.

Q.SE.L783o
Lobel, Anita. One Lighthouse, One Moon. 2000.

SE.L8462co
London, Jonathan. Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear. 2002.

S.513.2 L918o
Lottridge, Celia Barker. One Watermelon Seed. 2008.

SE.M127o
MacCarthy, Patricia. Ocean Parade: A Counting Book. 1990.

SE.M1452l
MacDonald, Suse. Look Whooo’s Counting. 2000.

Q.SE.M363c
Martin, Bill. Chicka, Chicka, 1, 2, 3. 2004.

Q.SE.M3632r
Martin, Bill. Rock It, Sock It, Number Line. 2001.

SE.M164m
McFarland, Lyn Rossiter. Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack. 2005.

S.513.2 M459s
McGrath, Barbara Barbieri. Soccer Counts!. 2003.

SE.M459t
McGinty, Alice B. Ten Little Lambs. 2002.

SE.M217b 2000
McKissack, Pat. Bugs!. 2000.

SE.M228c
McMillan, Bruce. Counting Wildflowers. 1986.

S.513.2 M551t
Merriam, Eve. 12 Ways to Get to 11. 1993.

S.513.213 M582t
Michelson, Richard. Ten Times Better. 2000.

Q.SE.M698s
Mitton, Tony. Spooky Hour. 2004.

SE.M717c
Mockford, Caroline. Cleo’s Counting Book. 2003.

SE.M792j
Morales, Yuyi. Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. 2003.

Q.SE.M957o
Murphy, Stuart J. 100 Days of Cool. 2004.

Q.S.513.211 M957l
Murphy, Stuart J. Leaping Lizards. 2005.

Q.SE.M957m
Murphy Stuart J. Missing Mittens. 2001.

Q. SE. M961o
Murray, Alison. One Two That’s My Shoe! 2012.

SE.N588c
Nikola-Lisa, W. Can You Top That?. 2000.

Q.SE.N664n
Nobisso, Josephine. The Numbers Dance: A Counting Comedy. 2005.

S.N737m
Noonan, Julia. Mouse by Mouse. 2003.

SE.Oc34t
Ochiltree, Dianne. Ten Monkey Jamboree. 2001.

SE.Ol84t
Olson-Brown, Ellen. Ten Stinky Babies. 2005.

SE.Ox2n
Oxenbury, Helen. Numbers of Things. 1968.

Q.SE.P179u
Pallotta, Jerry. Underwater Counting: Even Numbers. 2001.

SE.P228w
Parker, Sandy. What Month Is It?. 2004.

SE.P2812co
Paul, Ann Whitford. Count on Culebra: Go from 1 to 10 in Spanish. 2008.

Q.S. 513.2 P363c
Pelham, Sophie. Counting Creatures: Pop-Up Animals from 1 to 100. 2004.

SE.P481rai:E
Pfister, Marcus. Rainbow Fish 1, 2, 3. 2002.

Q.SE.P949t
Provost, Elizabeth. Ten Little Sleepyheads. 2005.

S.419 R167h
Rankin, Laura. The Handmade Counting Book. 1998.

SE.R632ki
Rogers, Jacqueline. Kindergarten Count to 100. 2004.

Q.S.513.2 R7202o
Rose, Deborah Lee. One Nighttime Sea. 2003.

Q.S.513.2 R72t
Rose, Deborah Lee. The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book. 2009.

Q.SE.R89d
Rusackas, Francesca. Daddy All Day Long. 2004.

SE.Sa49o
Samuel, Stuart. One! Two! Three! This Book’s For Me. 2002.

Q.S.513.2 Sa99o
Sayre, April Pulley. One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book. 2003.

S.513.2 Sh138c
Shahan, Sherry. Cool Cats Counting. 2005.

Q.SE.Sch132o
Schaefer, Carole Lexa. One Wheel Wobbles. 2003.

S.611 Sch134b
Schaefer, Lola M. Body Pairs. 2003.

S.513.2 Sch134ti
Schaefer, Lola M. Tiny-Spiny Animals 123. 2004.

Q.SE.Sch28g 2002
Schertle, Alice. Goodnight, Hattie, My Dearie, My Dove. 2002.

SE.Sch289o
Schertle, Alice. 1, 2, I Love You. 2004.

SE.Sch764b
Schroeder, Lisa. Baby Can’t Sleep. 2005.

SE.Sch81te
Schulman, Janet. 10 Easter Egg Hunters: A Holiday Counting Book. 2011.

SE.Sch861i
Schumaker, Ward. In My Garden: A Counting Book. 2005.

S.973 Sci47o
Scillian, Devin. One Nation: America by the Numbers. 2002.

Q.SE.Sco83on
Scott, Ann Herbert. One Good Horse: A Cowboy Counting Book. 1990.

SE.Se71
The Sesame Street Book of Numbers. 1971.

S.394.2614 Sh315t
Shea, Pegi Deitz. Ten Mice for Tet! 2003.

SE.Si47t
Simmons, Andra. Ten Little Angels. 2001.

Q.SE.Si643q
Singer, Marilyn. Quiet Night. 2002.

SE.Si81g
Sis, Peter. Going Up! 1989.

SE. Si99o
Siy, Alexandra. One Tractor: A Counting Book. 2008.

SE.Sm542t
Smith, Danna. Two at the Zoo. 2009.

SE.Sm623d
Smith, Maggie. Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon. 2000.

SE.Sm621o
Smith, Maggie. One Naked Baby: Counting to Ten and Back Again. 2007.

SE.Sp361h
Sper, Emily. Hanukkah: A Counting Book in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. 2001.

S.513.211 Sp95f
Spurr, Elizabeth. Farm Life. 2003.

SE. T125bi
Tafuri, Nancy. The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book. 2009.

S.513.2 T156m
Tang, Greg. Math Fables: Lessons That Count. 2004.

S.510 T156m
Tang, Greg. Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-solving. 2003.

S.513.211 T338c
Thayer, Tanya. Counting Money. 2002.

SE.T388o
Thong, Roseanne. One Is A Drummer: A Book Of Numbers. 2004.

SE.T81o2000
Tudor, Tasha. 1 is One. 2000.

SE. V326f
van Lieshout, Maria. Flight 1-2-3. 2013

SE. W1551c
Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth. Count Down to Clean Up!. 2001.

Q.SE.W2131o
Ward, Jennifer. Over in the Garden. 2002.

Q.S.513.211 W462h
Wells, Rosemary. How Many? How Much?: Based on Timothy Goes to School and Other Stories. 2001.

Q. SE. W462maxc
Wells, Rosemary. Max Counts His Chickens. 2007.

SE.W565u
Wheeler, Lisa. Uncles and Antlers. 2004.

Q.S.513.211 W675c
Williams, Rozanne Lanczak. The Coin Counting Book. 2001.

Q.S.513.211 W829a2000
Wojtowycz, David. Animal Antics from 1 to 10. 2000.

SE.W846h
Wong, Janet S. Hide & Seek. 2005.

S.513.211 W894t
Wormell, Christopher. Teeth, Tails, & Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book. 2004.

SE.Y277t
Yates, Philip. Ten Little Mummies: An Egyptian Counting Book. 2003.

SE.Y78OL
Yolen, Jane. Old Dame Counterpane. 1994.

SE.Y8g
Yoon, Salina. Good Night, Little One: A Lift-the-Flap Book. 2005.

Q. SE. Y846t
Young, Cybele. Ten Birds. 2011.

Q.S.513.2 Z622r
Ziefert, Harriet. Rockheads. 2004.

SE. Z83a
Zuffi, Stefano. Art 123: Count from 1 to 12 with Great Works of Art. 2011.

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