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Shape Books for Kids

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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.

DIGITAL & PRINTABLE SHAPE ACTIVITIES

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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