Our toddlers love the farm, and we do too! The writers have put together our list of favorite Farm Finds at the library. Throw these into your library bag this week!
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 join 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 make it a great read for all ages. ~Melissa
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!
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 evokes 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.
In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, 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 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
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 heart warming 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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