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The Best Children’s Books About Farms

“What are the best Children’s books about Farms And Farming?” We looked at 143 of the top Kids Farming books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 33 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Kids Farming” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 33 Best Children’s Books About Farms And Farming



33 .) Before We Eat: From Farm to Table written by Pat Brisson

Before We Eat: From Farm to Table

Lists It Appears On:

  • Carle Museum
  • Carolina Farm Stewards

As a family sits down to enjoy a meal, thoughts of those who provide the food, from farmers who plant and tend seeds to store clerks who sell groceries, fill each one with gratitude.



32 .) Charlotte’s Web written by E. B. White

Charlotte’s Web

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • Pragmatic Mom

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells! Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.



31 .) Down By the Barn written by Will Hillenbrand

Down By the Barn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Mud Pies And Manicures

Ride with the tractor driver around the farm to pick up all of the animals.



30 .) Down on the Farm written by Merrily Kutner

Down on the Farm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Measured Mom

Simple rhyming text describes the sounds and activities of animals during a day on the farm.



29 .) Duck for President written by Doreen Cronin

Duck for President

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • Pragmatic Mom

When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.



28 .) Duck on a Bike written by David Shannon

Duck on a Bike

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • The Measured Mom

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.



27 .) Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A-Z written by Lois Ehlert

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A-Z

Lists It Appears On:

  • Carle Museum
  • Carolina Farm Stewards

An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.



26 .) Giggle, Giggle, Quack written by Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Life Over CS

When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.



25 .) Growing Vegetable Soup written by Lois Ehlert

Growing Vegetable Soup

Lists It Appears On:

  • Carle Museum
  • Carolina Farm Stewards

A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.



24 .) Hogwash written by Karma Wilson

Hogwash

Lists It Appears On:

  • Life Over CS
  • The Measured Mom

When his stubborn pigs refuse a sudsy cleaning, a determined farmer learns that mud baths can be just as fun.



23 .) How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? written by Christine Butterworth

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Carle Museum
  • It’s Fundamental

The best part of a young child’s day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.…



22 .) Little Blue Truck written by Alice Schertle

Little Blue Truck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Life Over CS
  • Pre-K Pages

A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.



21 .) LuLu The Big Little Chick written by Paulette Bogan

LuLu The Big Little Chick

Lists It Appears On:

  • Life Over CS
  • The Measured Mom

When Lulu gets tired of being told she is too little to do things, she decides to go far, far away.



20 .) Milk: From Cow to Carton written by Aliki Brandenberg

Milk: From Cow to Carton

Lists It Appears On:

  • It’s Fundamental
  • The Measured Mom

Briefly describes how a cow produces milk, how the milk is processed in a dairy, and how various other dairy products are made from milk.



19 .) Millie Waits for the Mail written by Alexander Steffensmeier

Millie Waits for the Mail

Lists It Appears On:

  • Life Over CS
  • The Measured Mom

Millie the cow loves to scare the mailman and chase him off the farm, until the mailman comes up with a plan that ends up pleasing everyone.



18 .) No Sleep for the Sheep! written by Karen Beaumont

No Sleep for the Sheep!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Life Over CS
  • The Measured Mom

A sheep wants nothing but to go to sleep in the big red barn on the farm, but each time he closes his eyes, another animal moos or neighs or peeps to come in.



17 .) Old Macdonald Had a Farm written by Pam Adams

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Mud Pies And Manicures

Matching holes on opposing die-cut pages reveal the animals on Old MacDonald’s farm and the sounds they make.



16 .) Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House written by Judi Barrett

Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Measured Mom

Mr. MacDonald, an apartment super, turns his building into a four-story farm with hot and cold running sweet potato vines, ceiling carrots, carpets of cabbages, and other farm produce and animals, prompting all the tenants to move out.



15 .) Serious Farm written by Tim Egan

Serious Farm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pragmatic Mom
  • The Measured Mom

Farmer Fred takes his work very seriously and so do his animals, until they decide they need to make the farm more fun and set out to find a way to make Farmer Fred laugh.



14 .) The Cow Who Clucked written by Denise Fleming

The Cow Who Clucked

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Measured Mom

When a cow loses her moo, she searches to see if another animal in the barn has it.



13 .) The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash written by Trinka Hakes Noble

The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Measured Mom

Jimmy’s boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.



12 .) The Flea’s Sneeze written by Lynn Downey

The Flea's Sneeze

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Measured Mom

A flea with a cold startles all the animals in the barn when it sneezes unexpectedly.



11 .) The Grumpy Morning written by Pamela Duncan Edwards

The Grumpy Morning

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Life Over CS

A cow’s moo sets off a chain reaction which causes the other animals on the farm to speak out in their own way to let the farmer’s wife know she is late to feed them.



10 .) This Is the Farmer written by Nancy Tafuri

This Is the Farmer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • The Measured Mom

A farmer’s kiss causes an amusing chain of events on the farm.



9 .) This Little Chick written by John Lawrence

This Little Chick

Lists It Appears On:

  • Life Over CS
  • The Measured Mom

A little chick shows that he can make the sounds of the animals in his neighborhood.



8 .) We’re Going to the Farmer’s Market written by Stefan Page

We’re Going to the Farmer’s Market

Lists It Appears On:

  • Carle Museum
  • Carolina Farm Stewards

In simple rhyming text, children visit the local farmers’ market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and then return home to cook a feast.



7 .) Going to Sleep on the Farm written by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

Going to Sleep on the Farm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Carolina Farm Stewards
  • Goodreads
  • The Measured Mom

A father describes for his son how each animal on the farm goes to sleep.



6 .) Minerva Louise written by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Minerva Louise

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • The Measured Mom

A hen has fun exploring the house with the red curtains.



5 .) Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm written by Joy Cowley

Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Measured Mom

Tired of being washed by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, a cow, pig, and duck leave her farm and head for the city.



4 .) The Little Red Hen written by Jerry Pinkney

The Little Red Hen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Measured Mom

A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it.



3 .) Big Red Barn written by Margaret Wise Brown and Felicia Bond

Big Red Barn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Life Over CS
  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Measured Mom

The story of various farm animals and how their activities revolve around a big red barn.



2 .) On The Farm written by David Elliott and Holly Meade

On The Farm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Life Over CS
  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • Pre-K Pages

Gives a view of the world of the family farm.



1 .) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type written by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • Life Over CS
  • Mud Pies And Manicures
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • The Measured Mom

When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.




The 100+ Additional Best Kids Farming Books



#BooksAuthorsLists
34A Day at the Market Carle Museum
35A Guest Is a GuestJohn HimmelmanGoodreads
36A Visit to the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
37A Year Down Yonder Pragmatic Mom
38A Year on the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
39About the Farm [With Stickers]Brighter VisionGoodreads
40All Kinds of KissesNancy TafuriLife Over CS
41All Year on Maple Hill Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
42And the Good Brown Earth Carle Museum
43Animals on the FarmJan PfloogGoodreads
44Around the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
45Baa! Moo!: What Will We Do?A.H. BenjaminGoodreads
46Babies on the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
47Barn DancePat HutchinsLife Over CS
48Barnyard Banter Pre-K Pages
49Barnyard Bath Mud Pies And Manicures
50Barnyard Dance The Measured Mom
51Big Egg The Measured Mom
52Big Fat HenKeith BakerLife Over CS
53Bread The Measured Mom
54Busy Tractors, Busy Days The Measured Mom
55Caddie Woodlawn Pragmatic Mom
56Chicks and SalsaAaron ReynoldsLife Over CS
57Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More It’s Fundamental
58Cock-a-Doodle Dance! The Measured Mom
59Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop-MooJim AylesworthLife Over CS
60Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard HullabalooGiles AndreaeGoodreads
61Color FarmLois EhlertBarnes & Noble
62Dora’s EggsJulie SykesGoodreads
63Down on the Funny Farm The Measured Mom
64Duck SoupJackie UrbanovicLife Over CS
65Eye Like Stickers: On the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
66Fall Harvests: Bringing in the Food It’s Fundamental
67FarmElisha CooperBarnes & Noble
68Farm Alphabet Book Mud Pies And Manicures
69Farm Boy Pragmatic Mom
70Farm Nursery Songs Mud Pies And Manicures
71Farm Peek-a-Boo Mud Pies And Manicures
72
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn about Wool
 The Measured Mom
73Farmer Duck Pre-K Pages
74Farmer Will Allen and the Growing TableJacqueline Briggs MartinCarolina Farm Stewards
75Farming It’s Fundamental
76Farming Jobs Mud Pies And Manicures
77Farming: America at Work It’s Fundamental
78First Farm Words Mud Pies And Manicures
79Five Little ChicksNancy TafuriLife Over CS
80Flip Flop Match Mud Pies And Manicures
81Food from FarmsNancy DickmannCarolina Farm Stewards
82From Seed to PlantGail GibbonsCarolina Farm Stewards
83From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing FoodMichael Dahl and Todd OurenCarolina Farm Stewards
84Fruit Carle Museum
85Garden to Table: A Kid’s Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing FoodKatherine HengelCarolina Farm Stewards
86Have You Got My Purr?Judy WestGoodreads
87Hedgie’s SurpriseJan BrettGoodreads
88Horse in the Pigpen The Measured Mom
89Hot AirMajorie PricemanLife Over CS
90How Big is a Pig?Clare BeatonLife Over CS
91Hungry Hen The Measured Mom
92I Went to A FarmJudy NayerGoodreads
93I Went Walking The Measured Mom
94It’s Milking Time It’s Fundamental
95Jobs on the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
96John Deere, That’s Who! It’s Fundamental
97Kiss the Cow! The Measured Mom
98Maisy’s Morning in the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
99Math on the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
100Meet Pete It’s Fundamental
101Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s FarmBetty MacDonaldGoodreads
102My Giant Tractor The Measured Mom
103Night, Night Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
104Noisy Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
105One Duck StuckPhyllis RootLife Over CS
106Open the Barn Door Mud Pies And Manicures
107Otis The Measured Mom
108Over on the Farm: A Counting Picture Book RhymeChristopher GunsonGoodreads
109Pig (See How They Grow) The Measured Mom
110Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!David McPhailGoodreads
111Punk Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
112Sheep Go to Sleep The Measured Mom
113Sheep in the Jeep Mud Pies And Manicures
114Small Pig The Measured Mom
115Spot Goes to the Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
116Strawberry Girl Pragmatic Mom
117The Barnyard Dance Mud Pies And Manicures
118The Big Red Barn Mud Pies And Manicures
119The Courage of Sarah Noble Pragmatic Mom
120The Cow That Went Oink The Measured Mom
121The Farm Alphabet Book, by Jane Miller The Measured Mom
122The Farm Book Mud Pies And Manicures
123The Farmer in the Dell, The Measured Mom
124The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee CatastropheLoree Griffin BurnsCarolina Farm Stewards
125The Life and Times of Corn It’s Fundamental
126The Ox Cart Man Pragmatic Mom
127The Pig in the Pond Pre-K Pages
128The Sheep FollowMonica WellingtonGoodreads
129The Story of FerdinandMunro LeafLife Over CS
130The Very Busy Spider Mud Pies And Manicures
131This Is My Tractor The Measured Mom
132To Market, To Market Carle Museum
133Touch and feel Farm Mud Pies And Manicures
134Tractor Mac: Harvet Time Mud Pies And Manicures
135Unsual Chickens, Exceptional Poultry Farmer Mud Pies And Manicures
136Vegetables Carle Museum
137Wake Up, Wake Up!Brian WildsmithGoodreads
138Watch Out!Jan FearnleyLife Over CS
139When the Rooster CrowedPatricia LillieGoodreads
140Who took the farmer’s hat? The Measured Mom
141Who Wakes Rooster?Clare Hodgson MeekerGoodreads
142Winter on the FarmLaura Ingalls WilderLife Over CS


10 Best Kids Books About Farming Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Barnes & Noble 6 Sweet Picture Books About Farms!
Carle Museum From Farm to Table: 10 Books about Food & Farms
Carolina Farm Stewards Where Does My Food Come From? 11 Fun Farm & Food Books for Kids
Goodreads Popular Children Animals Farm Books
It’s Fundamental 10 Children’s Books About Farming and Agriculture
Life Over CS 25 Farm Animal Books for Kids
Mud Pies And Manicures Best Farm Books for Kids
Pragmatic Mom Top 10: Old Fashioned Children’s Books Set On a Farm
Pre-K Pages Farm Theme Picture Books for Preschool
The Measured Mom Farm books for preschoolers

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