Surrounded by Shapes

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Look around you. There are circles in your cereal and rectangles in your door. You’ll find triangles in street signs and ovals in leaves. These books for children ages 3 to 5 explore shapes from many points of view.

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Circle

When Triangle breaks the rule about not hiding behind the waterfall while playing hide-and-seek with Circle and Square, Circle must rescue him. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

City Shapes

A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

From Morning to Night

This picture book encourages children aged 5+ to look at simple two-color shapes and discover the various meanings they acquire depending on how they’re organized on the page.  You can also check out this title as an eBook on Hoopla.

Lots of Dots

Circular shapes are spotted in familiar objects and everyday situations.

One Patch of Blue

A wordless board book that follows the journey of one patch of denim as it escapes from a pair of pants and transforms into many other objects. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Hoopla.

Sea Shapes

This engaging concept book invites very young children to identify basic shapes that transform into beautiful undersea creatures. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Hoopla

Small World

First, Nanda’s entire world is the circle of her mother’s arms but as she grows, she sees the wonder of whirligigs, fractals in the snow, and even the circle of the Earth, itself. You can also check out this title as an ebook on OverDrive/Libby.