​Author: Kathryn Otoshi​
​Illustrator: Kathryn Otoshi​

Synopsis by the author/publisher
Zero is a big round number. When she looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. Every day she watches the other numbers line up to count: “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 …!” “Those numbers have value. That’s why they count,” she thinks. But how could a number worth nothing become something? Zero feels empty inside. She watches One having fun with the other numbers. One has bold strokes and squared corners. Zero is big and round with no corners at all. “If I were like One, then I can count too,” she thinks. So she pushes and pulls, stretches and straightens, forces and flattens herself, but in the end she realizes that she can only be Zero. As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in yourself and in others.

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​Author: Joan Holub
​Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld

Synopsis by the author/publisher
“Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.” That’s what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn’t add anything in addition. He’s of no use in division. And don’t even ask what he does in multiplication. But Zero knows he’s worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.

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Author: Angeline Sparagna Lopresti    
Illustrator: Phyllis Hornung

Synopsis by the author/publisher
Zero is lonely in Digitaria. He can’t play Addemup with the other numbers, because he has nothing to add. What’s a digit to do? Join Zero as he goes on a journey to discover his place.

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​Author: Kate Banks
​Illustrator: Boris Kulikov

Synopsis by the author/publisher
Max and his two brothers hop into a car and go looking for problems they can solve. They cruise down highway number 4 on their way to Shapeville, but they see an abandoned number along the way. Is it a 6? Is it a 9? And what’s it doing on the side of the road? Once the trio reach Shapeville, there’s another problem: a flood washed away all of the squares. Max and his brothers show the town that putting together two triangles will bring their shapes back together, and then they follow the residents on a trip to Count Town, where they put the missing number back in its place in the countdown to a rocket’s blastoff.

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​Author: Oliver Jeffers
​Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

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“Is none a number?” you might ask. I’m glad you did. The answer is Yes! For example, how many lumps of cheese do you see next to you? The answer, depending on where you are, is likely “none.” Counting with the reader all the way up to ten, the Hueys explain numbers as only they can. The number 4 is the number of tantrums thrown by Kevin every day. 7 is the number of oranges the Hueys have balanced on things. And 9 is the number of seagulls who attacked Frank’s French fries. Together they make quite a spectacle. But when you take away all of these fun illustrations in the book? You’re left with none! This funny and accessible counting book from #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers gives the Hueys one more reason to be every young child’s best friends.

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​Author: Betsy Franco
​Illustrator: Shino Arihara

Zero is the Leaves on the Tree is a simple picture book that provides examples for what zero means. It shows students in a clear manner that zero represents the absolute presence of nothing.

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