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An illustrated book reminiscing the simple side of the holiday season, emphasizing the joy of family and friends over material goods.
Here, in their second stunning collaboration, Diane Siebert and Wendell Minor create a joyful, singing celebration of this country's Heartland, the Midwest. It is a land where wheat fields grow and cornfields stretch across the plains to create a patchwork quilt in hues of yellow, green, and brown; a land where herds of cattle graze in pastures draped in lush, green grass, and a newborn calf stands in the sun. And upon this land toils the farmer, strong and proud, whose weathered face tells a tale of a life of work that's never done. The Heartland -- a land where, despite man's power, nature reigns.
A day comes when the air holds its breath, still and full of expectation. Snow is coming, and soon the land will be transformed. This is the story of two brothers, waiting and watching in Owl Woods, for the first snow of winter.
This book talks about the way nature impacts crops. What happens when it rains too much? What happens if it rains too little? What can farmers do to help their plants? This book answers those questions and more!
This picture book has bright, full-page photographs that help young learners discover the world of agriculture.
With lots of things to find and count of every page, this picture book will provide hours of puzzle-solving fun for very young children. The bright, busy scenes bring to life farms from around the world. Counting sheep has never been so much fun.
Follow a farmer through the work day as they describe farming and what the job requires.
Introduction to the farm, with descriptions of farm buildings and some farm animals, including chickens, sheep, and pigs.
Text and photographs introduce crops that grow in a variety of locations and climates.
This book helps students learn about farm safety by following Safety Sam as he leads an adventure around the farm.
This book takes a fun look at a typical week in the life of a farmer. It is written in the form of a first-person diary and looks at some of the key skills that a farmer needs and how they became a farmer. The end portion includes a spread on how readers can start their own diary.
Fall is a time to celebrate food. Farmers and gardeners work hard to grow crops all spring and summer. In fall, we harvest pumpkins, pecans, corn, potatoes, and more. Mmm!
With lyrical writing and beautiful illustrations that capture the rhythms of the changing seasons, Elisha Cooper brings the farm to life.
All about crops, especially highlighting the lifecycle of crops and the work it takes to produce them.
This book describes popularly grown crops, such as corn, soybeans, lettuce, and oranges, how they are planted and how they grow.
Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage - or a basketball - in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.
This is the third book in a series about Kailey, who learns many fascinating things about agriculture. In this book, Kailey learns how farmers and ranchers take care of their livestock. She also discovers that they want to provide safe, quality food for everyone, so they supply their livestock with water, food, and proper medical care to protect the animals' health.
Colorful vegetables, delicious fruits, and lots of friends; the farmers market is always fun! Illustrator Edward Martinez brings the hustle and bustle of market day to life.
Farms are busy places throughout the year. Animals are born; fields are plowed and planted, and crops are harvested. The winters are quiet, but there are always chores to be done, and soon spring will come again. Here Gail Gibbons describes the activities and special qualities of life on a family farm.
Provides an introduction to things related to a farm by using each letter of the alphabet.
Talking about all kinds of farms and the importance of the work done on those farms.
Provides a history of farming including a description of how farm buildings were, what farm tools were used, how farmers would get water, how crops were planted and picked, what farm animals were used and raised, and how farmers survived harsh years.
Where does our food come from and who grows it? Food and Farm Facts helps to answer these questions as it explores topics about agriculture in the U.S. Food and Farm Facts can be used in a variety of wasy to help increase agricultural literacy. Suggested uses include: in a classroom, at fairs and events, and with student leadership organizations. Explore specific suggestions online at agfoundation.org.
This short non-fiction booklet introduces students to agricultural careers, food safety, and where food comes from.
Discusses how peanuts are grown, harvested, and processed into peanut butter using an easy-to-read text that incorporates phonics instruction.
A counting book about growing food. Learn about numbers 1-12 while watching a family create a yummy salad from the garden.
The sixth grade students at Reiffton School in Reading, Pennsylvania wrote and illustrated this book. The book tells the history of the land that the school was built on and how the past and present are integrated into the school.
Growing up on a Farm focuses on providing young readers with information and insights into what farms and farm life are like. It specifically looks at the life cycles of living things on a farm.
Explore how people around the world celebrate harvest. Learn about cultures, people and agriculture.
Text and photographs describe how several different crops, including pumpkins, corn, potatoes, and cranberries are picked and gathered by humans and by machine.
Most people think of autumn as the time of harvest, but in the United States, the harvesting of food takes place all year long. From carrots in January to strawberries in April to watermelons in July, there is a wonderful and constant diversity of crops. Stunning photographs and a clear and simple text take the reader through the calendar year and show the crops growing and being harvested, as well as children enjoying foods of all shapes, sizes, and colors. The team who created Extra Cheese, Please! now brings you Harvest Year, a phenomenal new book that is as beautiful as it is informative.
If it weren't for farmers - what would we eat? A simple book to help young readers understand agriculture and where their food comes from.
If your students have advanced past “A is for Apple, B is for Barn, and C is for Cow,” you’ll want to give them this alphabet book about farms. Accurate agricultural terms are explained in rhymes and shown in pictures.
A real-life look at a family and the farm they work together, season by season. Told through the voices of the children, this inside view of life on their farm is authentic and sometimes surprising.
Post Hole Digger follows the life of one Iowa farm boy, James Pope, from first memory to adulthood. At the age of fifteen, upon the death of his father, he is called upon to support his mother and little sister.
This basic exploration of the senses features a farm setting and adorable kids in full-page quality photographs. Simple text is peppered with interesting vocabulary. The farm subject and vibrant photographs will have great appeal to young children. An accompanying educator guide is available.
A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring's new growth, summer's heat, and fall's bounty to winter's well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it's time to sleep. An accompanying educator guide is also available.
The farmer is a gentle, hardworking man who loves his animals and tends his fields with strong, caring hands. When a series of disasters destroys his crops, he is forced to sell some of his cherished animals to survive until the next planting. He passionately hopes he will be able to buy back his four-legged friends after the next harvest. The illustrations are richly detailed and filled with life and emotion. Children will delight in discovering the tiny details hidden in the illustrations and finding Squeakers the Mouse in each one. This is a story of hardship and loss, but it highlights growth, joy, friendship, and forgiveness.
This book explores the future of farming on a global scale, including the environmental, political, social, and economic implications of farming.
This delightful book examines farm production that many do not connect as a type of farming. It provides high quality photos and brief explanations for ostrich, bison, llama, fish, silk, trees, and bamboo farms. The book closes with trivia and a short glossary.
Learn about farmers and their role in society with this book made for younger students. This book can tie in well to social studies instruction on producers and consumers.
Part of the What's Happening series, this book explores some common things that happen on farms.
Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a plant? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep's back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. Back matter includes an author's note, an illustrator's note, a bibliography, and an index.
This book gives an elementary overview of what farms are, why they are important, and how they impact all of us.
This beginner's graphic novel depicts day-to-day tasks of a farmer, such as fixing fences, tracking medications and expenses, and selling their products.
Milk doesn't just appear in your refrigerator, or apples on your kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people must work very hard planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book, vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.
This book uses colorful photos and simple, leveled text to introduce children to the food produced on farms around the world.
Grocery stores are full of delicious food, but how did that food get there? This book uses easy to understand text to explain how food gets from farms to stores and introduces the workers who make it all possible.
If you're hungry right his very minute, then you need a farmer! This bright and accurate book gives examples of how many of our favorite foods are grown, raised, and created just for us.
This book connects the processes of growing foods to the food products that kids are familiar with. Large pictures and "did you know" insets make the book fun and informative.
Grains, vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and dairy foods; where do these different food groups come from? Children will discover such things as how grains are grown in fields, why vegetables are so good for us, where certain fruits grow, and the importance of pollination. A special section features two natural sweeteners (honey and maple syrup) and suggestions for eating healthy foods.
This bright book talks about the history of agricultural production and how modern agriculture compares to ancient and outdated farming techniques.
Who Grew My Soup tells the story of young Phineas Quinn and his questions about the vegetable soup his mom serves for lunch. Phin declares he won't slurp a single spoonful until he knows where his soup comes from! Much to Phin's surprise, a man in a flying tomato balloon shows up to answer this stirring question.
This text presents the history of a farm from medieval times to the present day. It aims to provide and insight into how ancestors lived, and how farming has changed the landscape over the centuries. Half-page flaps reveal inside farm buildings.
A look at a Wisconsin dairy farm owned by the same family for four generations. The current owner tells the story and weaves family history into the descriptions of early day operations. While the author details the many changes that have taken place in the past century, readers are also reminded that many things remain the same.
Imagine you could travel back in time. What would a farm be like one hundred years ago? How are farms different today? Let's step back in time.
This title examines different types of foods eaten and how they were produced from the olden days to the present.
A charming book, Women and the Land gives short biographies and portraits of numerous Iowa women involved in agriculture in some form. Each woman's story is unique, and is beautifully portrayed in large, colorful portraits.
Children love lambs and sheep! Raised for thousands of years for their wool and meat, children will be fascinated by colorful pictures of how sheep are raised and how their wool is sheared each year.
This book talks about many kinds of crops, including broccoli, radishes, carrots, watermelon, and more! The large photos help students see differences and learn about how these plants grow.
A Tractor Goes Farming begins in the spring and moves chronologically through the growing season. From pulling a plow or powering a round baler, to scooping with a farm loader, this book shows the tractor performing tasks that many kids have never seen.
What's it like to spend the day in a tractor? This book tells you! An accompanying educator guide is also available.
In the Mighty Machines series, vivid color photographs of machines at work jump off the page. Large type describes the machines, their parts, and their uses. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant designs make the books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend.