Make learning about shapes fun with these fascinating books for kindergarten, 1st graders. The texts are simple with bright pictures. Children are sure to enjoy the fun stories.
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16 Fun Shape Books For Kindergarten & 1st Grade
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Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes helps kids learn 3-dimensional shapes. Captain Invincible and his space-dog- Comet, are on a journey back to earth. They encounter asteroids, poisonous gas, and aliens on their way back.
Find out how their knowledge about three dimensions helps them navigate the dangers. Kids would love the story and activities included.
Square (Shape Trilogy) This is the second book from Shape Trilogy by Mac Barnett. All three books are about one shape each.
In this book, square got a reputation by accident. Now he wants to protect it. Read to find out how.
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Shapes Basic Geometry Workbook by Bear Fairy Education. This workbook for K-2nd grade is perfect to learn and practice geometry.
Fun activities about shape keep children engaged for hours. It is perfect support for the classroom curriculum.
Round Is a Tortilla helps kids find shapes in everyday objects and all around. Identify the rectangular shape of ice-cream carts, triangular watermelon slices, quesadillas, etc.
The simple text and fun rhyming is suitable for beginner readers.
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene (Author), James Kaczman (Illustrator). It connects art with geometry.
It teaches kids the creation of a shape. The rhyming text makes reading interesting.
Circus Shapes teaches children about shapes through circus. Circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles – each shape is linked with a circus object with animals on top.
Visually interesting pictures and fun activities keep children engaged.
I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Micklethwait includes 14 famous paintings from popular artists. Children are encouraged to find shapes inside the art.
An interesting concept – helping kids improve observation power.
City Shapes explores life in the city and encourages young readers to find familiar shapes around. Join a young girl as she walks by and finds various-shaped objects around.
The illustrations are playful, and relatable. A popular book by by Diana Murray (Author) and four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier (Illustrator).
A Star in My Orange: Looking for Nature’s Shapes by Dana Meachen Rau. Have you noticed star shapes inside an orange or how about looking for branch shape in a feather?
Take a walk around with your child and find familiar shapes all around. This one is a perfect book to carry on an outing.
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban (Author, Illustrator). A great book to introduce the concept of 3D shapes to kids. Cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres.
Kids are encouraged to find all these inside the pictures and also all around outside.
Snippets: A story about paper shapes by Diane Alber, celebrates being different. This book is a work of art with a unique and a powerful message.
Read about a irregular-shaped polygon Snippet, as it finds itself a misfit in the world of perfect shapes. But pretty soon it realizes being different has many uses and it makes one unique.
A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur! by Suzanne Morris. Triangle is hosting an audition where all shapes come. Circle, Square, and Star get part in a play. But no one considers the Trapezoid a shape.
It tries to act like other shapes, but that does not help. Finally, the Trapezoid utilizes its distinct shape to bag the part. The story is humorous with fun illustrations.
Zac the Robot by Stephanie Lanier. Join Zac the Robot as they search the entire room to find his six missing buttons. The story takes kids through different shapes and colors.
Children would also learn why it is important to keep one’s room tidy.
Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham (Author), Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator). Join the fun as best friends Moose and Zebra romp around a book of shapes.
The story is hilarious, imaginative, and creative – sure to appeal to beginner readers.
Brown Rabbit’s Shapes by Alan Baker. Discover new shapes with the Little Rabbits in this fun-filled book. Kids would enjoy the various colorful shapes on each page.
The storyline is simple and intriguing, making it perfect for reluctant readers. Also check out other books from the Brown Rabbit series.
All Shapes Matter by Chakra Sreekanth. Read the story of five shapes – triangles, rectangles, squares, octagons, and circles. Their first day at elementary school is fun.
However, when they face a problem, it is the unfamiliar shape that comes to their rescue. An adorable read with a sweet message that ‘All Shapes Matter’.