I LOVE using picture books to teach math concepts. They are usually a great visual for students to better understand the concept that is being taught. When I am planning for my math lessons, I do not always have the time to put into finding awesome picture books to teach whatever it is that I am planning for. I am sure that I am not alone with this. To save you some time I put together my favorite shapes books. Hopefully this list will help your math planning, while also providing you with some great books to teach shapes. Are you looking for more shape ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
A greedy triangle adds to himself to become new shapes in this bold and colorful introduction to shapes and basic math concepts.
When a Line Bends, a Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Young readers will enjoy this fun introduction to assorted shapes through a lively rhyming text.
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three clever mice create pictures with shapes in order to escape a cat!
The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds
This delightful book shows young readers how shapes are part of everyday things all around us.
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
Page by page, die cut shapes further reveal images in this colorful exploration of shapes.
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
Wherever you are, there are shapes for children to discover in the world around them!
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
As the only square cat in a round world, Eula figures out how to make things work.
Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book by Alan Baker
Brown rabbit discovers a box of balloons and creates a variety of shapes.
Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Young readers can explore friendship through four best friend shapes in this charming book.
If You Were a Quadrilateral by Molly Blaisdall
If you were a quadrilateral, what could you be? Readers will begin to see this shape all around them.
Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham
Moose loves shapes! After he ends up in a shape book, and wrecks everything, it’s up to Zebra to save the day.
Circus Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy
Young readers can learn shape recognition with a backdrop of circus performance.
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