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Bear In A Square
by Stella Blackstone
Share the adventure of a big, friendly bear as he roams through all sorts of crazy settings, discovering different shapes along the way. 
Circle Dogs
by Kevin Henkes
Circle dogs live in a square house with a square yard and spend a busy day eating circle snacks, digging circle holes, and sleeping. 
by Lois Ehlert
Leaping lizards, marching snakes, a bear on the high wire, and others perform in a somewhat unusual circus. 
Color Zoo
by Lois Ehlert
Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another. 
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres
by Tana Hoban
Photographs of all kinds of familiar objects depict a variety of shapes, including cubes, cones, and spheres. 
Dinosaur Shapes
by Paul Stickland
Who is on the biggest square? How many circles are there? How many sides does a rectangle have? Toddlers will love learning about shapes with the cutest, friendliest dinosaur family ever! 
I Spy Shapes In Art
by Lucy Micklethwait
Presents objects with the shape of a heart, a triangle, a square and other shapes through paintings by such artists as Magritte, Escher, and Matisse. 
Mouse Shapes
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three mice make a variety of things out of different shapes as they hide from a scary cat. 
My Very First Book of Shapes
by Eric Carle
Pages are divided into upper and lower half leaves, with separate illustrations on each half leaf. 
Round Is A Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
by Roseanne Thong
As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture. 
by David Goodman
This wonderful book gives children a fresh and informal introduction to both 2-D and 3-D shapes, as well as to concepts such as tessellation, symmetry, and pattern. 
Shape Capers
by Cathryn Falwell
A group of children shakes shapes out of a box and discovers the fun of using circles, squares, triangles, semicircles, rectangles, and their imaginations. 
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
by Dr. Seuss
Rhyme and silhouette drawings introduce the shape of bugs, balloons, peanuts, camels, spider webs, and many other familiar objects. 
The Shape of Things
by Dayle Ann Dodds
A bright and clever introduction to the concept that shapes make up the world around us. Simple rhymes and bold illustrations help youngsters learn to see and, eventually, to draw the world around them. 
Shapes All Around!
by Jodie Huelin
A sturdy board book with lift-the-flaps on every spread to promote interactivity as babies learn all about shapes 
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
by Tana Hoban
Photographs of familiar objects such as chair, barrettes, and manhole cover present a study of rounded and angular shapes. 
Ship Shapes
by Stella Blackstone
Climb aboard a sailboat and join two young explorers as they embark on an exciting shape search. 
Square Cat
by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
Eulah the cat is square and, while she longs to be round like other cats, her friends show her the benefits of the shape that she has. 
When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins
by Rhonda Greene
Rhymed text describes how shapes are made from simple lines. Some of the verses appear on the page in the shape they describe. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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