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The list of 30 Shapes Picture Books are perfect for read-alouds. They are also great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. There are also books for more experienced readers. The books are all about shapes.
Through this list of 30 Shapes Picture Books, you are sure to find at least a couple that interest your kids. There are shape books on animals, art, and nature. Some of the 30 Shapes Picture Books are silly and funny while some are serious and factual.
30 Shapes Picture Books
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh – Learn shapes while three mice try to trick a cat. Preschool – 3rd grade
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald – Die cut shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago. Preschool – 3rd grade
Shape Up!: Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler – Introduces various polygons using cheese slices, pretzel sticks, a slice of bread and other objects. 1st – 3rd grade
1 2 3 by Tom Slaughter – This is a counting book with that also teaches shapes and colors of modern art. 3 years – Kindergarten
Walter’s Wonderful Web: A First Book About Shapes by Tim Hopgood – Engaging story introduces triangles, squares, circles, diamonds, and rectangles as a big-eyed spider’s attempts to create a perfect web. 3 years – Preschool
Shapes by John J. Ress – Follow a curious fox and his little friend as he explores what fun objects circles, triangles, ovals and rectangles can make. 3 years & up
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene – With jaunty, rhyming text, squares, circles, triangles, and many more shapes abound in this lively book. Preschool – 3rd grade
If You Were a Polygon by Marcie Aboff – Discover all the wonderful things about polygons and what kind of shapes they are. 1st – 4th grade
If You Were a Quadrilateral by Molly Blaisdell – Discover all the wonderful things about quadrilaterals and what kinds of shapes they are. 1st -4th grade
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong – Discover shapes all around like rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, while triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas. Preschool – Kindergarten
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong – Discover shapes all around like round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizzas come in. Preschool – Kindergarten
Brown Rabbit’s Shapes by Alan Baker – A simple story of Brown Rabbit exploring shapes in this book filled with cute playful artwork making a fun early concept book for kids. Preschool – Kindergarten
Circus Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy – Each page includes a shape found at the circus. Preschool & up
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy – Captain Invincible and his space-dog, Comet, prepare for a return to Earth in their spaceship and introduce three-dimensional shapes including a cube, a cone, and a pyramid. 1st – 2nd grade
My Very First Book of Shapes by Eric Carle – A matching top and bottom puzzle book of shapes. 1 year – 3 years
Shape by Henry Arthur Pluckrose – Real-world examples and corresponding photos make this math concept easy to grasp. Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham – Moose infiltrates a book about shapes and it is up to his Zebra to restore order and save the day. PReschool – 3rd grade
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban – Inside or outside shapes are everywhere. Preschool – 3rd grade
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban – Inside or outside cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres are everywhere. Preschool – 3rd grade
Shapes by Judith Nouvion – Discover many different kinds in these eye-catching photographs of animals in our natural world. Preschool – 2nd grade
The Happy Little Yellow Box: A Pop-Up Book of Opposites by David A. Carter – A friendly yellow box travels looking for the perfect resting spot while introducing first concepts of colors, counting, shapes, and opposites. Preschool and up
City Shapes by Diana Murray – Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city. Preschool – Kindergarten
Shape Shift by Joyce Hesselberth – Reinforces the identification of shapes while encouraging kids to pair shapes together to make new forms. Preschool – 1st grade
Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson – Explore shapes all over Paris in this gorgeous board book! Preschool & up
Shapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles by Catherine Sheldrick Ross – Includes engaging, well-written, interactive content that helps make geometry and measurement concepts graspable and even enjoyable, while also offering opportunities for lessons on a range of subjects from science, technology and engineering to social studies, art, and architecture. 4th – 9th grade
Squares & Other Shapes: with Josef Albers – The influential art of Josef Albers is used to teach shapes. Preschool & up
Shapes by Shanti Sparrow – Beautiful patterns and textures with vibrant colors and bold shapes create a magical board book. 3 years & up
Amazing Visual Math by DK – Subjects including shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement and more are explained through over 50 interactive elements throughout the book including pop-ups, flaps, and pull the tab elements, making an otherwise tedious subject entertaining. 3rd – 7th grade
Circle, Triangle, Elephant: A Book of Shapes and Surprises by Kenji Oikawa – Silliness while learning about shapes. Preschool
Icky Bug Shapes by Jerry Pallotta – Learn about shapes with the help of bugs. Preschool – 3rd grade
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