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Fun with Shapes and Colors (Kids)

Shape books are associated with learning math concepts, but also nurture visual memorization needed for future learning success.

Bulldozer's shapes : Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

In rhyming text, Bulldozer and Crane work at the construction site circling around the dirt, clearing away triangles of rocks until the perfect building spot has been squared off.

Turnabout shapes by Agnese Baruzzi

"In this fun die-cut book you can see how a watermelon changes into a bird's beak. Or how a tulip becomes a mermaid's tail. It's fun to watch each shape change by turning the pages. Keep your eyes open, and don't miss the fun!"--Page 4 of cover

Sweet shapes : a forest of tasty shapes by Juana Medina

Introduces different shapes, depicting a forest full of animals created out of tasty confections and pastries.

City shapes by Diana Murray

"A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn"--

Big box of shapes by Wiley Blevins

When they find a box full of shapes, Lulu and Max use their imagination to combine the simple shapes to make something new.

My turn to learn shapes by Natalie Marshall

A hen and her chicks help to introduce readers to several basic shapes around the farm, from circles to hearts.

Go, shapes, go! by Denise Fleming

Circles, rectangles, ovals, arcs, and more have fun moving about, along with a mischievous mouse that wants to play, too.

Tangled : a story about shapes by Anne Miranda

"An unruly gang of sixteen geometric shapes gets tangled in the neighborhood jungle gym until their friend comes to their rescue and order is restored"--

Crescent moons and pointed minarets : a Muslim book of shapes by Hena Khan

In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl guides the reader through the traditions and shapes of Islam.

Get in shape : two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes by Rob Colson

"Introduces the reader to two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes."--

Pick a circle, gather squares : a fall harvest of shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

During a harvest hayride at Pumpkin Farm, a famly finds circles, squares, ovals, and other shapes all around.

The button book by Sally Nicholls

An introduction to colors and shapes invites readers to press the mysterious buttons that do different things, from a purple tickle button, to a green button that makes a rude noise, to a yellow bouncing button.

Mermaid dreams by Kate Pugsley

When Maya and her family visit the beach, she goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with silly sea creatures, games with new friends, and mermaids of all shapes and sizes.

Shape shift by Joyce Hesselberth

"Round, curvy, pointy, or straight-shapes are all around us. With illustrations that highlight shapes in all their forms, this book reinforces the identification of circles, squares, crescents, diamonds, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and ovals whileencouraging kids to pair shapes together to make new forms"--

Circle, square, Moose by Kelly L Bingham

When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans

Crayola wild world of animal colors by Laura Purdie Salas

The many colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar

"Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka--his turban--smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?"--Amazon.com

Chinese New Year colors by Rich Lo

Introduces the English and Chinese words for colors, using items associated with Chinese New Year celebrations

Festival of colors by Kabir Sehgal

Sibilings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press the petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors. Includes author's note.

Dr. Seuss's book of colors. by Dr Seuss

Princess Arabella mixes colors by Mylo Freeman

Princess Arabella decides her room is boring, so she mixes up some paint to create the colors she wants in her room.

Colors with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins

Presents a variety of colors, with different fish representing each color.

Crayola fall colors by Mari C Schuh

Features the colors of autumn in photographs and activities to draw for the season.


Learn twelve colors and other words with the Disney Princesses

Carousel colors by Amelia Edwards

"Let's ride on the carousel. What color horse would you like." - Back cover

Carousel colors by Amelia Edwards

"Let's ride on the carousel. What color horse would you like." - Back cover

Pete the Kitty and the unicorn's missing colors by Eric Litwin

When his friend Steve the unicorn mysteriously loses all the colors from his rainbow tail, Pete the Kitty grabs his magical paint brush and joins the unicorn on a search for the missing colors.

Holi colors by Rina Singh

A mother expresses the beauty of Holi and the many colors that come with it to her child.
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