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We live in a rural part of town, and we’re surrounded by farmland. If we head out of our neighborhood one way, we’ll pass a pasture full of cows and a sheep/goat farm. If we turn the opposite direction, we’ll pass the horses, and if we go straight we’ll pass the cornfield.
This time of year is a busy one for people in our area, and it’s a great time to talk about what farmers provide for us. Whether it’s grain for our bread or milk to drink at dinner, bacon for breakfast or wool for a warm winter sweater, there is much to learn about farms and farmers.
The books featured in today’s post talk about farms and farmers. They focus on what farms provide and life on the farm. In another post coming soon, I’ll share a fun list of books that focus specifically on farm animals. So, be sure to watch for that one, too.
Picture Books About Farms
Living on Farms | Journey through the history of family farms, how they operate, what’s grown, and what’s raised.
A Day in the Life of a Farmer | This book follows a farmer through the work day, d describes the occupation and what the job requires.
Out and About at the Dairy Farm | Discusses the activities of a dairy farm, describing the machines and the process used to get the milk to our table.
Farming | The activities and special qualities of farm life throughout the year.
The Milk Makers | Cows eat special feed to make good milk. But after the cow is milked, there are still many steps the milk must go through before it reaches you. This book describes them all. And you’ll be surprised to find how many other things you eat and drink come from milk, too.
Milk: From Cow to Carton | Aliki takes readers on a guided tour that begins with grazing cows, proceeds through milking and a trip to the dairy, and ends with some different foods made from milk.
Jobs on a Farm | This book uses colorful photos and simple, leveled text to introduce children to the jobs done on farms around the world.
Farm Machines | This book uses colorful photos and simple, leveled text to introduce children to the machines found on farms around the world.
Plants on a Farm | This book uses colorful photos and simple, leveled text to introduce children to the plants found on farms around the world.
The Farm Book | This delightful illustrated book, with vibrant color pictures, details the daily routines of Betty and Bobby, and their farm animal friends the sheep, the pigs, the ponies, the chickens, the cows, and the geese.
Let’s Explore the Farm |This picture book lays down all the wonderful things children can do and see when visiting a farm.
Food from Farms | This book uses colorful photos and simple, leveled text to introduce children to the food produced from farms around the world.
Which of these books about farms will you read first?