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Counting

This vibrantly illustrated book takes us on a counting and rhyming adventure in the garden. From a bug’s eye view, we learn allitera-tion and action verbs as we buzz with the bees, slither with the snails, and glow with the fireflies. In the back, there is a section of fun and educational facts about each insect.

Count by twos and learn the names of butterflies living across the world!

With its elaborately painted garden scenes, this simple counting book will stand out among the rest!

In this book, a young boy decides to observe and take note of everything growing in his garden.  This is a great read for young children who are just learning how to count, and adults will appreciate that it encourages them to eat healthy and local food!

Ten ants find that a cucumber has fallen and blocked the entrance to their home. The ants are strong, but the cucumber is too heavy for them to move alone. Find out what other garden critters come to the rescue! Do you see any of these insects in your garden? Don’t forget to try the recipe!
This book is available in both English and Spanish.

Students learn the numbers one through twelve in this counting book featuring produce from a family’s vegetable garden.

This introduction to haiku counts the objects found in a Japanese garden.

Max and Josephine plant seeds and enjoy their harvest in this colorful counting book.

This vibrantly illustrated book takes us on a counting and rhyming adventure in the garden. From a bug’s eye view, we learn alliteration and action verbs as we buzz with the bees, slither with the snails, and glow with the fireflies. In the back, there is a section of fun and educational facts about each insect.
This book is featured in “This Week in the Garden” for the first week in April.