Concept Books: Shapes
Picture books about shapes, colors, senses, and telling time.
Suggested Book List
- Brown Rabbit's Shape Book byCall Number: JP BakerISBN: 0753452553Publication Date: 1999-09-15Brown Rabbit nudges open a square gift box and finds five balloons which take on all sorts of shapes. Toddlers will have fun and learn with these concept books, warmly illustrated with meticulous detail by Alan Baker.
- Round Is a Pancake byCall Number: JP BaranskiISBN: 0525461736Publication Date: 2000-02-01Round is a pancake, round is a plum. Round is a doughnut and the top of a drum.So begins this book, which captures all the pageantry and excitement of a royal festival and is also a feast for the eyes. From cakes and cookies to coins and rings, round objects fill the castle to bursting during preparations for the king's big party. Children will delight in picking out the items mentioned in the catchy verses and in playing hunt-and-find as they locate other circular objects scattered throughout the playful scenes.Illustrator Yu-Mei Han's splashy, luscious colors; brimming energy; and busy cast of characters provide boundless visual enjoyment in this merry concept book. There's more than enough fun and learning here to go round.
- Circles, Stars, and Squares byCall Number: JP BrocketISBN: 9780761346111Publication Date: 2012-10-01Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to make their own homes. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up. Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up. It's smart Kim who sets up house in an old sunken ship!
- Squares byCall Number: JP BurkeISBN: 0516230786Publication Date: 2000-09-01Simple text and photographs reveal different squares that can be found in the city.
- Stars byCall Number: JP BurkeISBN: 0516230794Publication Date: 2000-09-01Students will enjoy picking out familiar shapes in unusual places as they read the books in the City Shapes series. From circular clock towers to triangular church steeples, readers will have fun playing a find-the-shape puzzle on every page.
- Ovals byCall Number: JP BurkeISBN: 051623076XPublication Date: 2000-09-01Students will enjoy picking out familiar shapes in unusual places as they read the books in the City Shapes series. From circular clock towers to triangular church steeples, readers will have fun playing a find-the-shape puzzle on every page.
- Triangles byCall Number: JP BurkeISBN: 0516230808Publication Date: 2000-09-01Simple text and photographs reveal different triangles that can be found in the city.
- The Wing on a Flea byCall Number: JP EmberleyISBN: 0316234877Publication Date: 2001-10-01Originally published 40 years ago, this book uses vivid illustrations and simple rhyming text by a noted author/illustrator to introduce the concept of shapes and sizes to curious young readers as he suggests how they can view the world in a new and exciting way. Full-color illustrations.
- Shape Capers byCall Number: JP FalwellISBN: 9780061236990Publication Date: 2007-09-01Shapes! Circles Squares Triangles Semicircles Rectangles What can you do with them? Anything! Everything! The only limit is your imagination. Come on! Let's go on a shape caper!
- Shape Space byCall Number: JP FalwellISBN: 0395613051Publication Date: 1992-09-01A cut-paper girl plays & builds with colorful cut-paper shapes.
- When a Line Bends ... A Shape Begins byCall Number: JP GreeneISBN: 0395786061Publication Date: 1997-09-29A line is thin. A line is narrow -- curved like a worm, straight as an arrow. Squares, circles, triangles, and many more shapes abound in this lively book. With jaunty, rhyming text, young readers are invited to find different shapes on each busy, vibrant page. Once you start looking for shapes, you won't be able to stop! The perfect book for little ones beginning to distinguish shapes.
- Shapes, Shapes, Shapes byCall Number: JP HobanISBN: 9780688058326Publication Date: 1986-05-12For use in schools and libraries only. A wordless book presents photographs from everyday life providing examples of various geometric shapes.
- Spirals, Curves, Fanshapes, and Lines byCall Number: JP HobanISBN: 0688112285Publication Date: 1992-09-01Introduces the concepts of spirals, curves, fanshapes, and lines through photographs of bananas, a broom, birds, and other objects and things.
- Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres byCall Number: JP WallaceISBN: 0688153259Publication Date: 2000-09-19Photographs of all kinds of familiar objects depict a variety of shapes, including cubes, cones, and spheres.
- So Many Circles, So Many Squares byCall Number: JP HobanISBN: 0688151655Publication Date: 1998-03-23Tana Hoban changes the way we look at the world. After you read this book, you will find yourself seeing circles and squares everywhere. And they will surprise you -- because they will be where you have often looked before. You will have changed -- and begun to see.
- Circles byCall Number: JP KottkeISBN: 0516230751Publication Date: 2000-09-01Students will enjoy picking out familiar shapes in unusual places as they read the books in the City Shapes series. From circular clock towers to triangular church steeples, readers will have fun playing a find-the-shape puzzle on every page.
- Shape by Shape byISBN: 9781416971474Publication Date: 2009-06-23What am I? I lived a long, long time ago. I had round eyes... lots of sharp teeth... This new concept book from Caldecott Honor illustrator Suse MacDonald is sure to entertain children. As readers turn the brightly colored, die cut pages, shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago. Page by page, MacDonald's bright, cut-paper, collage-style artwork transforms circles into eyes and triangles into scales until a familiar creature is revealed, with the aid of a large fold-out page, on the final spread. This 9 X 9 jacketed hardcover has die-cut cardstock pages.
- Museum Shapes byISBN: 9780316056984Publication Date: 2005-09-07Introducing children to basic and complex shapes through the Metropolitan Museum's extensive and varied collections, this book features the work of a diverse range of artists. Each shape has two spreads. Full color.
- Shapes That Roll byISBN: 9781934706817Publication Date: 2009-09-16Some shapes roll . . . some don't. Some shapes stack . . . others won't. Some shapes lie down . . .while others stand tall. Circles, squares, and triangles, even ovals and diamonds, are endlessly and intriguingly entertaining in Steve Wilson's world. Karen Nagel's rhythmic text is brought to life by Wilson's troupe of uniquely-shaped characters.
- Round Is a Mooncake byISBN: 9780811826761Publication Date: 2000-06-01A little girl's neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular. Many of the objects are Asian in origin, other universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and pizza boxes, rectangular Chinese lace and very special pencil case. Bright art accompanies this lively introduction to shapes and short glossary explains the cultural significance of the objects featured in the book. Perfect for read-alouds or one-on-one sharing.
- Mouse Shapes byISBN: 9780152060916Publication Date: 2007-07-01What 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. Ellen Stoll Walsh once again proves that she’s a master of concept books in this celebration of shapes, color, and innovation.