Little Bookshelf: Fun Farm Books for Kids

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Our toddlers love the farm, and we do too! The writers have put together our list of favorite Fun Farm Books for Kids at the library. Throw these into your library bag this week!

Fun Farm Books for Kids

Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen

One night on the farm, the cows overhear a fantastic tale.

“Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon!”

Inspired by this classic rhyme, a plucky cow named Cindy Moo sets out to prove that cows really can leap over the moon. The other cows laugh at her, but that doesn’t stop Cindy from trying—and failing—night after night . . . until a trick of nature shows Cindy a way to triumph.

As delightfully silly as the original nursery rhyme, this hilarious picture book will have readers of all stripes (and spots) cheering for its determined heroine. ~MiaLynn

Barnyard Dance!  by Sandra Boynton

“Stomp your feet! Clap your hands! Everybody ready for a BARNYARD DANCE!” An assortment of irrepressible farm animals joins in a rollicking square dance. With nearly four million copies in print, BARNYARD DANCE! is listed among Publishers Weekly’s Bestselling Children Books of All Time. ~Melissa

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

While not about a farm it’s all about farm animals and is great fun for toddlers learning the sounds the animals make.  The illustrations are cheerful and bright and the underlying story of respect and friendship makes it a great read for all ages. ~Melissa

Fisher-Price Little People Farm (Lift-the-Flap)

This book features favorite Little People characters discovering all the fun to be had on a farm.  With lots of flaps for little hands to open, each spread teaches colors, shapes, counting, and opposites, with the opportunity to learn over 45 words. It’s a favorite of Maureen’s twins!

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

We can’t talk farm reads without this classic tale.  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. It’s a perfect read-aloud story for the whole family. ~Heather

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Felicia Bond’s pictures lovingly evoke 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.

There are roosters and cows, horses and goats in the barnyard, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Margaret Wise Brown’s lulling story about a day in the life of a barnyard is now available as a sturdy board book. Felicia Bond’s atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this story

Pink by Janet A. Holmes

In a house full of pink-loving girls it’s nice to read about a different girl who loves pink.  While not about farms it takes place on a farm and is perfect for little girls who only want to read about a princess. The story is about Lily’s quest to find someone to play with. She eventually finds a perfect pink friend, which you will notice has been on every page, right there with her, all along. ~Melissa

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, by Doreen Cronin

Any of Cronin’s farmyard series will be a delightfully funny read! Cow’s that Type, Pigs that dance, and a duck that is always getting into trouble. My kids love them all and the audio versions are a favorite of ours for car rides. ~Melissa

Fun Farm DVDs to pick-up at the Library

If you need to take a shower, pop one of these fun farm-themed DVDs in and let your little farmhand sing and dance while you shower in peace.

Baby Einstein – Baby MacDonald – A Day on the Farm

Featuring live-action images, nursery rhymes, and fun-filled puppet shows, this playful, interactive program introduces little ones to the exciting sights and sounds of a real working farm. Get ready to meet the animals, plant the crops, ride on a tractor, celebrate the harvest, and much more!

Melissa and Maureen have kids that loved this from babies through preschoolers!

Charlotte’s Web (2006)

Charlotte’s web! It was such a heartwarming story of a young girl and her farm friends. It made us laugh, cry and wish we lived on that farm with all of her animals. ~Heather

Of course when we want to dance we just pop in Miss Jaime’s CD! 

What’s your families favorite farm read?


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Little Bookshelf: Fun Farm Books for Kids
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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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