Math Stories

Counting Crocodiles

by Judy Sierra and Will Hillenbrand (11: 37)

Counting Crocodiles is about a smart little monkey who pretends she wants to count the cool crocodiles, but she actually wants them to help her reach a tasty treat.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom 1 2 3

by Bill Martin Jr. (14:01)

A counting-book companion to Martin and Ehlert’s ChickaChickaBoomBoom

Kindergarten Count to 100

by Jacqueline Rogers (4:31)

Petey counts his way through the day using everything from his crayons to his footsteps.

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

by Kimberly and James Dean (4:20)

Pete the cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band but some of the cupcakes have gone missing!

Fish Eyes

by Lois Ehlert (3:29)

A book you can count on!

Ten Black Dots

by Donald Crews (4:11)

What can you do with ten black dots?  A counting book.

Benny’s Pennies

by Pat Brisson (6:07)

Benny McBride starts his day with five new pennies and is determined to spend them all.

Shape Spotters

by Megan Bryant (5:04)

Miss Carey’s class is looking for shapes in their school.

Leaping Lizards

by Stuart J. Murphy (7:59)

The show is about to begin, but where are all the lizards?

The Best Vacation

by Stuart J. Murphy (5:59)

This family needs a vacation, but they don’t know where to go.

Pattern Fish

by Trudy Harris (3:02)

Patterns are found in math, reading, and science, art, music, dance and poetry—and in the world all around us!

Bear Counts

by Karma Wilson (3:15)

Count along with Bear!

The Napping House

by Audrey Wood (3:03)

In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, snoozing cat, and a slumbering mouse.  All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor.

The Mitten

by Jan Brett (4:55)

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find the mitten and crawl in.

Ten Little Ladybugs

by Melanie Gerth (1:37)

In Ten Little Ladybugs, one by one, ten tactile bugs disappear. Where did they all go?

Mouse Count

by Ellen Stoll Walsh (5:24)

A hungry snake counts ten little mice into a jar as he anticipates his dinner. But the clever mice outwit the snake as they count down from ten.

Freight Train

by Donald Crews (2:46)

When a train races by on a track, how many different cars are there? And in how many colors?

Inch by Inch

by Leo Lionni (2:59)

The Caldecott Honor winning classic about a brave and clever little worm from beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

by Dr. Seuss (8:59)

A simple rhyming book for beginning readers, with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl named Jay and Kay and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets.

Ten in the Bed

by Super Simple Songs (2:51)

There were ten in the bed and the little one said Roll over, roll over! But who were the ten? And what happened to them all after they rolled out of bed?

Shape by Shape

by Suze McDonald (1:25)

What am I?I lived a long, long time ago. I had round eyes… lots of sharp teeth…