by Whitney Flach
Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
Annalisa milks Mama May’s magic cow but won’t kiss her and – no kiss, no milk. Will Annalisa’s family go hungry? Or will Annalisa finally kiss the cow?” This endearing children’s book about the relationships between animals, farmer and anyone who knows the squeak of fresh cheese illustrates the love of animals that runs deep in the farmer psyche.
Grandpa’s Tractor by Michael Garland
A beautiful story of a young boy who discovers an old rusty tractor while on a walk with his grandfather. The tractor brings back fond memories that Grandpa Joe shares with Timmy. Through the grandfather’s story, Timmy learns about his great-grandfather’s farm and the important role the once shiny red tractor had.
Who Grew My Soup by Tom Derbyshire
Through rhythmic text it tells the story of a boy who doesn’t like vegetables. Phineas Quinn travels the United States in a soup pot hot air balloon to meet the farmers who grew the ingredients in his soup. Along the way he discovers he likes vegetables! It is a perfect choice for picky eaters on your Christmas list.
Farm by Elisha Cooper
This book takes kids on a journey to learn about what happens on a farm throughout the year. The lyrical writing and beautiful illustrations appeal to children of all ages.
Jack and the Cornstalk by Aaron Burakoff
This book is a corn-y spin on a classic tale. After Jack’s mother threw magic corn kernels out the window a giant cornstalk grew. The cornstalk led Jack to a giant’s house where he found corn muffins to share with is family.
The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews
This is an inspiring story about a boy that loved playing on his family’s farm in Iowa and grew up to save the lives of two-billion people. It describes how the lives of three famous Iowans (Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, and George Washington Carver) were connected and made a difference.
Busy Barnyard by John Schindel
This one is perfect for toddlers. This fast-paced board book is full of vibrant pictures and two-word phrases that describe the busy lives of animals on the farm.
Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle and illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
This story talks about a family getting their farm ready for winter and end-of-season chores.