Are you starting to teach numbers and counting to a young reader? Make it fun with our books that feature everything from a very hungry fox on the prowl in a moonlit farmyard to a fun game of hide-and-seek and even a group of mischievous elephants! You can count on us for the most adorable—and sometimes thrilling—books to help your little ones learn to count!

Stanley's Numbers

Stanley’s Numbers
by William Bee

It’s another busy day for Stanley and his friends! Stanley and Little Woo are planning a party, but they need your help counting the items they need for their guests!

Everyone’s favorite hamster is back, and he is ready to help his youngest fans! Check out the rest of the Stanley series from author William Bee for more great books focused on early childhood learning.

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One Fox

One Fox
A Counting Book Thriller

by Kate Read

One hungry fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl…three plump hens had better watch out! Rich and colorful illustrations plunge the reader into a dramatic and exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count on each page, learning to count from one to ten has never been so thrilling!

This stunningly gorgeous and surprisingly simple counting book—great for early education and read-alouds—has a hugely satisfying ending that’s sure to delight generations.

Check out the trailer, and look for One Fox at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble this October!

Bedtime in the Jungle

Bedtime in the Jungle
by John Butler

As nighttime approaches, mother animals and their babies are settling down. A monkey makes a bed for her two babies, and a leopard tucks in her three little ones. By the time readers arrive at the stunning gatefold illustration at the end of the story, a herd of ten elephant babies is nodding off, and silence finally settles over the jungle.

Readers of all ages will enjoy this richly illustrated bedtime counting story from acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler. New in paperback!

Ten in the Meadow

Ten in the Meadow
by John Butler

Out in the meadow, ten cuddly friends play a game of hide-and-seek. But it’s almost time for bed. Bear finds all his playmates in their hiding places in the meadow except for one—Mouse. It is getting late and soon it will be bedtime. Where can Mouse have gone?

John Butler’s charming story features a playful, rhyming text and pastel-colored illustrations of adorable baby animals. Readers will be delighted each time an animal friend is found in this irresistible read-aloud story perfect for sharing at bedtime or anytime.

Ten in the Den
by John Butler

Deep in the den, ten sleepy, cuddly animals snuggle up together for the night. But as the animal friends roll over to make more room, one animal after another gently tumbles out of the cozy den until Little Mouse is left all alone. But Little Mouse misses his friends, so he comes up with the perfect solution to his problem.

John Butler’s irresistible read-aloud story features a simple but playful text and soft, pastel-colored illustrations of bright-eyed baby animals that will surely delight young children.

Ive Got an Elephant

I’ve Got an Elephant
Written by Anne Ginkel
Illustrated by Janie Bynum

Every time a busy little girl goes out―to school or to the movies or to the mall—her elephant friend gets lonely. He invites more elephants over, and as the number of elephants increases, so do their antics. Finally, the resourceful little girl finds her companions a new home where she can visit them…and make a few new friends too.

Young readers will be highly amused by the exuberant characters and mounting silliness in author Anne Ginkel’s unique counting tale. Janie Bynum’s brightly colored illustrations and affectionately drawn, expressive characters capture the story’s good-natured fun.