Farm Books for Preschool

Preschoolers love the farm and all the animals that live there. These farm books for preschool help them learn more.

As you begin prepping your farm-themed lesson plans, be sure to gather your favorite preschool books about farms and farm animals.

You can find books about farm life, farm animals, farmers, and more!

Farm Books for Preschool

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about the farm and the animals that live there.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

Night Night FarmSleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for WinterMrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm


Night Night Farm – Say goodnight to the horse, the dog, and all their farm friends, as you turn the shaped pages and watch as the animals go to sleep, one by one.

Sleep Tight Farm – All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm – Uh-oh. Mrs. Wishy-Washy is at it again. Rubbing and scrubbing all the animals on the farm. But this time they aren’t standing for it. Duck, Cow, and Pig are leaving mean old Mrs. Wishy-Washy for good!

Winter on the Farm (Little House Picture Book)Big Red BarnHide-and-Seek on the Farm: A Hidden Pictures® Lift-the-Flap Book (Highlights™ Lift-the-Flap Books)


Winter on the Farm – Winter has come to the Wilder family farm in upstate New York. Almanzo goes through his afternoon barn chores, and then sits down to eat a hearty farm supper with his family. 

Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown’s simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children.

Hide-and-Seek on the Farm – What is hiding on the farm? Readers will follow the farmers as they feed the animals, take care of the crops, and work at the farm stand, all while searching for dozens of cleverly hidden objects. 

Tabbed Board Books: My First Farm: Let's Get Working! (My First Tabbed Board Book)The Farm Book (A Golden Super Shape Book)Muddypaws on the Farm (Picture Books)


My First FarmMy First Farm: Let’s Get Working! helps kids develop first language skills by introducing them to the animals and machines on a farm.

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.

Muddypaws Day at the Farm – A day at the Farm has never been so fun! Explore with Muddypaws, the funny little puppy who can’t help getting into mischief.

A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime PartyCows Can Moo! Can You?: All About Farms (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)World of Eric Carle, Around the Farm 30-Button Sound Book - PI Kids


A Night at the Farm – This quirky bedtime story brings to life an eclectic cast of miniature farm animals and what they get themselves into while the farmer is fast asleep.

Cows Can Moo! Can You? All About Farms – Join the Cat in the Hat as he spends a day on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Greenbean and their three little Greenbeans: Jean, Dean, and baby Irene! From dawn to dusk, kids will see cows being milked, chickens being fed, sheep being sheered, fields being tilled, fertilized, reaped, mowed, irrigated—and lots more!

Around the Farm – Your little one can press 30 different sound buttons while they read to bring the amazing art stylings of Eric Carle to life!

Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Little Golden Book)Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a FarmOver on the Farm


Old Macdonald Had a Farm – Here’s a fresh Little Golden Book edition of the classic children’s singalong song, brought to life by a popular illustrator!

Pete the Cat: Old Macdonald Had a Farm – Enjoy a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for sing-along time with young readers.

Over on the Farm – Welcome to the farm, where pigs roll, goats nibble, horses gallop, hens peck, and turkeys strut! Count, clap, and sing along to the classic tune of “Over in the Meadow” while learning about life on a classic farm.

Which of these books about farms will you read first?

Our Favorite Farm Resources

Toddlers and preschoolers will love moving the animals around the farm in this farm playset travel toy.

This Fun on the Farm John Deere playset includes tractors, trailers, farm animals, farmer, and more!

Add some Old MacDonald Had a Farm finger puppets to your pretend play area, and your kids will act out their favorite farm stories over and over again.

Use this life cycle of a cow worksheet to teach your little ones how these adorable creatures change and grow from calf to adult. It’s the perfect addition to your life cycle activities for kids.

Choose one of more of these engaging Farm Board Books to read to your toddlers and preschoolers throughout your farm-themed unit.

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