Shapes are the building blocks of our world! No matter where you look, everything has shapes! It’s so important for our kids to be able to recognize different shapes. A solid foundation early leads to help with geometry, math, and core principles of art! We’ve assembled the very best books about shapes for your little ones to enjoy and learn from! Here’s our list of shape books for kids!
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Books About 2D Shapes
Tangled: A Story About Shapes by Anne Miranda
If your kids loved the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, they will love reading Tangled: A Story About Shapes.
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Learn about shapes with these adorable mice in Mouse Shapes.
Mail Duck: A Book of Shapes and Surprises by Erica Sirotich
Follow Mail Duck on his deliveries as he delivers different shaped packages on his mail route in Mail Duck: A Book of Shapes and Surprises.
A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur! by Suzanne Morris
A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur! Tells the amusing story of a Trapezoid who declares that he is in fact a shape and not a dinosaur.
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins is a perfect story for your little ones to read if they’re just starting to distinguish shapes.
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes encourages kids to see the shapes that are all around us!
Shapes by Anne Woodhull
Shapes encourages children to look around them and find different shapes in these stunning photographs.
Shapes (Picture This) by Judith Nouvion
Shapes (Picture This) uses eye catching photos and animals to show your little ones the different shapes.
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Color Zoo is a book that is visually exciting and a perfect way to introduce your kids to shapes, colors, and even animals.
Color Farm by Lois Ehlert
Color Farm is a book that showcases different colors and shapes for your little ones to learn.
City Shapes by Diana Murray
Your kids will love hunting for shapes in a bustling city in this fun story City Shapes.
Big Box of Shapes by Wiley Blevins
Big Box of Shapes challenges us to look beyond the traditional shapes and explore new meanings.
Shape Shift by Joyce Hesselberth
Shape Shift reminds us that shapes are all around us! This book encourages kids to build new shapes by combining them to make new shapes.
The Shape of Things by Dayle-Ann-Dodds
The Shape of Things uses rhymes and illustrations to show how shapes can come together to build things like houses and many other things.
Walter’s Wonderful Web: A First Book About Shapes by Tim Hopgood
Walter’s Wonderful Web: A First Book About Shapes teaches children about shapes and how he uses them to spin his web.
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
Shape by Shape uses bright colors and shapes to form a creature from long long ago!
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes helps teach kids about the shapes all around them from circle tortillas to triangle watermelons with a focus on latino origins.
Snippets: A story about paper shapes by Diane Alber
Snippets: A story about paper shapes teaches kids about being kind by following a two different groups of shapes.
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
Your kids will be introduced to basic math concepts and shapes in The Greedy Triangle.
If You Were a Quadrilateral by Molly Cece Barlow Blaisdell
If You Were a Quadrilateral uses easy to understand language and art to help your kids learn all about this unique shape and math.
If You Were a Polygon by Marcie Aboff
Your kids will love learning about polygons in both math and as a shape in If You Were a Polygon.
Which One Doesn’t Belong?: Playing with Shapes by Christopher Danielson
Teach kids about math and shapes with Which One Doesn’t Belong?: Playing with Shapes
Books About 3D Shapes
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy
Help kids learn about 3D shapes and math skills in Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes.
3-D Shapes by Marina Cohen
Grocery stores are filled with more than just food! In 3-D Shapes, your children will learn about shapes in the real world!
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres will help teach your kids that these sophisticated shapes are found in many ordinary objects in your everyday life.
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In this set of shape activities students will learn 2D shape recognition skills. Along the way they’ll also practice important skills related to math, geometry, and more!
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