​Author: Masayuki Sebe
​Illustrator: Masayuki Sebe

Synopsis by the author/publisher
This playful picture book encourages pre-readers and early readers to explore the concept of 100. Unusual in that it is a narrative-driven counting book, it offers a delightful and lively story about 100 hungry monkeys who set out to find themselves some food. Once their bellies are full, they all settle in for a nap, but then a monster suddenly appears. They fear he wants to make them lunch, so they all run for their lives. All ends well, however, once the monkeys realize the monster really just wants to be their friend. Japanese author-illustrator Masayuki Sebe, well-known for his high-energy activity books for children, spreads every scene of the story across two pages, with all 100 monkeys arranged in a chaotic group in nearly every spread, making it a challenge for children to keep track while they count them all. Though the activity mainly centers on counting, there are also cues for children to search for specific items within the busy artwork, encouraging a close reading of both the text and the images, and promoting visual literacy. This book works well, with the emphasis on 100, in the math curricula for the early grades. As well, since the monkeys are described using a different adjective on every page – from excited to brave to sleepy – it would also make an excellent resource for a language arts lesson about the parts of speech.

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Author: Jennifer Dussling Arena
Stephen Gilpin

Synopsis by the author/publisher
A growing number of snowmen engage in whimsical, playful antics while inviting young children to practice their counting skills up to 100.

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Author: Stuart J. Murphy
​Illustrator: John Bendall-Brunello

Synopsis by the author/publisher
When Mrs. Lopez tells her class that they’re going to celebrate “100 Days of School,” Maggie hears “100 of Days of Cool” instead. Mrs. Lopez thinks that’s a great idea, too. So for the next 100 days, Maggie, along with her buddies Nathan, Yoshi, and Scott, come up with 100 different ways to be cool. They wear funny glasses, fancy socks, decorate their bikes, even dress up in clothes from the wacky 1970s. A number line is used to keep track of their progress.

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Author: Charles Ghigna
​Illustrator: Bob Staake

Synopsis by the author/publisher
Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.​ 

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