Don’t be a square! Check out some of the best books about shapes here.
Which shapes roll? Which ones stack? Filled with bright colors and block patterns, this book is a fun and energetic way to learn about shapes.
Watch Dayvon read the book below in this episode of Can I Read to You?
This book teaches kids about more than shapes. Follow along as the triangle wishes for more sides, thereby turning into different shapes, until he realizes he was happiest as he was: a three-sided triangle!
This lovely story combines simple geometry lessons, traditional Chinese storytelling techniques and an endearing relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter. Books like “Grandfather Tang’s Story” and “Three Pigs, One Wolf, Seven Magic Shapes” by Grace Maccarone use tangrams to teach kids about shapes.
With vibrant and beautiful illustrations by Steve Jenkins, this rhyming book teaches kids about shapes and patterns that occur in nature.
Join one little girl on her adventures, in which she finds neighborhood items that resemble circles, squares and rectangles. Grace Lin adds her sweet illustrations to this story accompanied by a short glossary that explains the cultural significance of some objects of Chinese origin that appear throughout.
“If You Were a Quadrilateral” and its companion book “If You Were a Polygon” ask children to think about shapes in a much different way, inspiring them to think critically and creatively about objects in the world around them.
Rissman combines art, culture and geometry in this rhythmic, intriguing and breathtaking book of shapes. Invite your children to focus on the pictures and tasks at hand as you read this book aloud.
Shapes come to life in this circus-themed poetry book filled with simple and fun illustrations!
Caldecott Honor illustrator Suse MacDonald introduces shapes in this riveting and brilliantly illustrated book that will keep children guessing!
Join Captain Invincible and his trusty dog sidekick, Comet, in this Jetsons-like, shape-filled adventure through space!
What other books about shapes have you read? Circle back and tell us in the comments!