12 Counting to 100 Books for Kids

Looking for the best counting to 100 books for kids? Today I’m sharing our pick of the top picture books exploring concepts relating to the number 100. These are great for the 100th day of school, or any day, and perfect for use with kindergarten and early elementary/primary school age children.

Counting to 100 books for kids

Picture books are a fabulous resource for engaging children with mathematical concepts. By capturing a child’s imagination, picture books make the process of learning about what can be quite abstract concepts more interesting, relevant and meaningful. The twelve books presented here all provide a basis for exploring number concepts related to counting to 100.

They are great resources to use as part of your 100 day of school celebrations or as part of your study of place value, or pair with our Number Grid Game for more counting fun because everyday is a good day to explore counting and numbers!

RELATED: If you have younger children, practice counting to 10 with this list of books about counting and numbers or the Counting to 20 Books list.

12 Counting to 100 Books

As with all of my book lists, I encourage you to please take a moment to read reviews and age recommendations for any titles you are unfamiliar with. Each title is linked to an Amazon page where you can find further information (these are affiliate links)

One Watermelon Seed by Celia Lottridge One Watermelon Seed
Max and Josephine set about planting their vegetable garden – reinforcing counting by ones to ten. When harvest time comes, the vegetables are plentiful, encouraging counting by tens to 100.
Available: Amazon
100 Snowmen by Jennifer Arena100 Snowmen counting book
With fun, clever illustrations of snowmen in all sorts of playful predicaments, 100 Snowmen introduces children to concepts related to cumulative addition to ten. Fun for also learning to tally, the children can tally up to make sure that there are indeed 100 snowmen.
Available: Amazon
The Ultimate Animal Counting Book by Jennifer Cossins The Ultimate Animal Counting Book
CBCA Award-winner Jennifer Cossins takes readers on an expedition through the animal kingdom, counting all the way from one to 100 whilst learning fascinating animal facts along the way.
Available: Amazon
I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words by Michael Frith I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words
Can this dog owner teach his dog the meaning of 100 different words? Children will have fun adding up the words new to the dog to see.
Available: Amazon
Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli Countablock
Perfect for little hands, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes one oak tree! Numerals include 1–10, and 20–100 counted by tens.
Available: Amazon
100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz 100 Things That Make Me Happy
Presenting 100 lovely, everyday activities and things from a young child’s life in simple rhyming couplets, 100 Things That Make Me Happy provides children with another wonderful opportunity to count up to 100.
Available: Amazon

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100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita 100 Bugs: A Counting Book
Two children wake up with the sun to count bugs on their busy farm. As the brother and sister traipse through a meadow and barnyard with a magnifying glass and a butterfly net, readers are introduced to a range of insect varieties in sets of ten through upbeat rhymes.
Available: Amazon
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J Pinczes One Hundred Hungry Ants
In rhymed verse one hundred hungry ants hurry to sample the delights of a picnic, but marching in single file seems too slow for 100 empty tummies. The smallest ant of all suggests they travel in 2 rows of 50, four rows of 25 . . .providing a great platform for introducing multiplication, division, and grouping strategies.
Available: Amazon
Count to 100 by Felicity Brooks Count to 100 book
Counting 1 to ten and then by 10 to 100, this is a wonderfully illustrated book for counting to 100. Counting in sets of five and ten can also be introduced through differences such as color groupings in the pages illustrating larger number groups.
Available: Amazon
Curious George Learns to Count From 1 to 100 by H. A. Rey Counting with Curious George
With LOTS of opportunities to count quantities from 1 right through to 100, this is a great counting to 100 book to use with younger children who are ready to practice counting larger amounts.
Available: Amazon
100 Hungry Monkeys by Masayuki Sebe 100 Hungry Monkeys counting book
This riotous celebrations of all things monkey is sure to engage elementary school age children. As well as the story of the hungry monkeys and a curious monster, there are plenty of opportunities to seek, find and count – fruit, hats, friends and more!
Available: Amazon
Toasty Toes: Counting by 10s by Michael Dahl Toasty Toes counting book
A simple concept book for introducing children to counting to 100 by tens!
Available: Amazon

For more books exploring mathematical concepts, be sure to check out the following lists;

Counting and number books for kids  35 Books About Shapes  100th Day of School books
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