Super Awesome Shape Books for Kids

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Shape Books for Young Readers

Every single time I bring up math I am 100% sure that I hear an audible groan from my kids. And I get it, math is a tough subject. Using picture books is a fantastic way to overcome some of those obstacles associated with learning math concepts.

Because y’all math is so much more than memorization. Using picture books to in your math lessons provides kids with an awesome visual that is fun. And when kids laugh, when they have fun, they are learning.

Below you will find some of my favorite Shape Books for Kids! Hopefully this list will help you with your math planning and put some awesome shape books for your bookshelf!

Click through the gallery to see all the shape books included in our list!

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Mouse Shapes

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

 Mouse Shapes

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice—who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.

Available on amazon.com

 

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

by Dr. Suess

 The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss’s Surprising Word Book

“The shape of you, the shape of me, the shape of everything I see..” In this board book featuring bright new colors and the original whimsical text, Dr. Seuss introduces the concept of shapes to babies and toddlers.

Available on amazon.com

 

The Greedy Triangle

by Marilyn Burns

 The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf)

A greedy triangle adds to himself to become new shapes in this bold and colorful introduction to shapes and basic math concepts.

Available on amazon.com

 

Shape by Shape

by Suse MacDonald

 Shape by Shape

As readers turn the brightly colored, die cut pages, shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago.

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Wild About Shapes

by Jeremie Fischer

 Wild About Shapes

This book is playfully designed so that animals hide and reveal themselves within pages of overlapping bold blocks of color. From crocodiles and giraffes to snails and mice, each page offers a fresh surprise!

Available on amazon.com

 

My Very First Book of Shapes

by Eric Carle

 My Very First Book of Shapes

Can you find what is round? What is square? In this timeless new split-pageboard book, children can find the bottom half of a page that matches the top half. Find the right pairs, and you will learn to identify all kinds of shapes

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Friendshape

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

 Friendshape

Young readers can explore friendship through four best friend shapes in this charming book.

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Shapes, Shapes, Shapes

by Tana Hoban

 Shapes, Shapes, Shapes

Wherever you are, there are shapes for children to discover in the world around them!

Available on amazon.com

 

Square Cat

by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

 Square Cat

Eula is the only square cat in town. Everything that normal cats do is hard for her — she can’t get her square paw into mouseholes, she can’t wear her favorite circle skirt, and all of her friends are round! Eula is sad until her two best friends show her just how well a square cat can fit into this round world.

Available on amazon.com

 

My Shapes/ Mis Formas

by Rebecca Emberley

 My Shapes/ Mis Formas

The vibrant colors and large text in this enchanting collection of bilingual board books make learning easy and fun. Boldly colored construction paper cutouts on stark white backgrounds introduce the basic concepts of colors, numbers, shapes, and opposites in a way that will engage little ones again and again.

Available on amazon.com

 

The Shape of My Heart

by Mark Sperring

 The Shape of My Heart

With its gently reassuring text and vivid illustrations, The Shape of My Heart invites readers to look beyond the obvious, and explore the world in a whole new way.

Available on amazon.com

 

Circus Shapes

by Stuart J. Murphy

 Circus Shapes

Young readers can learn shape recognition with a backdrop of circus performance.

Available on amazon.com

 

Ship Shapes

by Stella Blackstone

 Ship Shapes

See how many everyday shapes you can spot while sailing the open sea in search of jewels and treasure!

Available on amazon.com

 

Color Farm

by Lois Ehlert

 Color Farm

This classic is filled with simple bright and bold illustrations that encourage kids to see the shapes around them!

Available on amazon.com

 

Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis

 Not a Box

A box is just a box . . . unless it’s not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Available on amazon.com

 

Perfect Square

by Michael Hall

 Perfect Square

A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.

Available on amazon.com

 

Circles

by David A. Adler

 Circles

In a book bursting with color and cheer, students can learn the fundamental properties of circles. Terms such as sector, chord and arc are clearly defined through hands on activities.

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Circle, Square, Moose

by Kelly Bingham

 Circle, Square, Moose

This hilarious book manages to illustrate a fact or two about shapes while providing a three-dimensional stomping ground for best friends Moose and Zebra…and cat too.

Available on amazon.com

 

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