Math for Preschoolers

The grouchy ladybug

By Eric Carle

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A grouchy ladybug who is looking for a fight challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.
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The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale

By Jan Brett

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Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
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The paper crane

By Molly Bang

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A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances.
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The seven Chinese brothers

By Margaret Mahy

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Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities.
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The true story of the 3 little pigs

By A. Wolf; as told to Jon Scieszka; Lane Smith (illustrator)

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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
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The very hungry caterpillar

By Eric Carle

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Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.
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The village of round and square houses

By Ann Grifalconi.

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A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones.
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The Wishing Club : a story about fractions

By Donna Jo Napoli ; Anna Currey (illustrator)

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When four siblings wish on a star, each gets only a fraction of what he or she wanted, but when they combine their wishes, they just might get a whole new pet.
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This is the bread I baked for Ned

By Crescent Dragonwagon ; Isadore Seltzer (illustrator)

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In this story told in cumulative verse, Glenda prepares a delicious meal for Ned which is quickly devoured by several hungry guests. JE Fic Dra
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Thunder cake

By Patricia Polacco

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Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.
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