Other Animals

Other Animals

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From Goat to Cheese (Start to Finish)


How does the milk from a goat become tasty cheese? Follow each step in the process - from milking a goat to shaping and packaging the cheese - in this fascinating book!

A Day at Greenhill Farm


When the rooster crows Greenhill Farm springs to life. Join the ducklings, cows and sheep for a day on the farm.

A New Coat for Anna


In A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert, Anna needs a new coat, but her mother has no money, and the stores are empty. The story takes place in the hard times following World War II. Anna's mother barters, directly exchanging goods or services with a sheep farmer, a spinner, a weaver, and a tailor to produce the new coat. 

Animals in Translation


Temple Grandin, a renowned animal scientist, uses this book to talk about animal behavior from the lens of a person with autism.

Animals on the Farm


Welcome to the farm! Listen to all of the animals in this barnyard board book with sounds and music.

April Foolishness


It's a spring morning on the farm with grandma and grandpa and the kids are trying to plan an April Fools' trick on grandpa. It's April Fools' Day fun!

Beauty and the Bees


Join Beauty in this farm-friendly adaptation of a timeless fairy tale that reminds us of how sweetness can "bee" found in unexpected places.

Bee's Amazing Adventure


Bee's Amazing Adventure brings farming and ranching in the Grand Canyon State to life, exploring the state's rich agricultural diversity through the eyes of Pee Wee Bee. Delighting elementary-aged students as she flits from field to field, Pee Wee shares fascinating facts about agriculture that stimulate young minds, helping schoolchildren understand the integral role that agriculture plays in Arizona's economy. Filled with carefully researched information and eye-catching photography, Bee's Amazing Adventure is a trusted classroom and library resource that interactively captures the essence of Arizona Agriculture.

Bug Watcher


This guide talks students through common insects' life cycles, anatomy, and gives ideas for observation and projects.

Busy Barnyard


This board book depicts farm animals in a free-range, diversified farm, using rhyming text to captivate young readers.

Busy Horsies


The seventh outing for the Busy series features horses and ponies engaging in an array of toddler-appropriate activities. It captures the beauty of equines in action in this stunning addition to the popular series.

Charlie Needs a Cloak


A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak for himself.

Diary of a Worm


Written in diary form, students will learn about life from the perspective of a worm.  The book teaches about the role worms play in our soil and uses fun and comical observations of a worm.

Farm Animals


A short book teaching students about farm animals.

Farm Animals: Sheep


How do farmers keep sheep healthy? Find the answers to this and many other questions about sheep in this informative 32-page book. Fabulous photos illustrate various aspects of sheep farming, and make the book easy and fun for children to read. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index.

Hooray for Beekeeping!


What's the latest buzz about bee farms? Hooray for Beekeeping takes a look at apiculture, bee hierarchies, and honey production. Young readers will be amazed by the habits of these busy pollinators and their keepers.

Hooray for Sheep Farming!


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.

Horton Hears a Who


In this old favorite, Horton the elephant discovers creatures that are exceedingly small, but knows they are important all the same. What things in agriculture are tiny but important? Maybe seeds, nutrients, vitamins, or soil microbes!

I Look Like my Mother


This book gives an introductory overview of genetics by showing how parents pass traits on to their offspring.

In the Trees, Honey Bees


Peek inside this tree and see a wild colony of honey bees. It hums with life. Look at the thousands of worker bees--each one doing her job. Some are making wax. Some are feeding the hungry brood. Some are storing sweet honey. Look at all the combs, filled with honey and pollen! And there's the queen, laying eggs. It's all very organized, like a smoothly running town. A honey bee colony is a remarkable place. You will never look at bees in the same way again. 

Little Red Overalls


Join Little Red in this berry farm-friendly adaptation of a timeless fairy tale. Part of the Fairy Tale Trail series.

Nana D's Alpacas


Ms. Emily and her preschool classroom take an adventurous trip to learn more about alpacas. Come along on the journey to discover how curiosity and investigation lead to a lvoe of outdoor learning.

Producing Fish (The Technology of Farming)


What is commercial fishing? What are fish farms? How do fish get from the sea to the supermarket? This book looks at the history of fishing, discusses commercial fishing and aquaculture, and explores how technology has impacted the fishing industry.



This title introduces sheep, the farm animal that is raised for its meat and its wool.

The Bee Book


A wonderful introduction to the humble honeybee: nature's hardest worker, and much more than just a provider of honey! Bees are incredibly industrious, brilliant at building, super social, and—most importantly—responsible for a third of every mouthful of food you eat! Find out how bees talk to one another, what it takes to become a queen bee, and what the life of a worker bee is like. The contents include bee anatomy, types of bees, hives, colonies, pollination, making honey, and more.

The Beeman


Told from the viewpoint of a child whose grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. An accompanying educator guide is also available.

The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen


How now, milk cow? In this rib-tickling tale of a young boy faced with a very unusual breakfast guest, readers are treated to a deliciously humorous lesson in just where their next meal might come from. Join Patrick and his father as they face (and feast with) The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen.

The Guardian Team


Shepherds have used dogs to protect livestock for thousands of years. But burros also have a natural instinct to protect, which makes them a perfect guardian animal as well. Meet Rena and Roo, a super dog-and-burro guardian team at work on a sheep ranch in Wyoming. The animals have a close connection with the sheep they protect, but it takes time and effort for Rena and Roo to grow to trust one another.

The Honeybee Man


Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York, and greets the membors of his enormous family. "Good morning, my bees, my darlings!" His honeybee workers are busy. They tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn, so that one day Fred can make his famous honey; something te entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting. Lela Nargi's beautifully written story, accompanied by Kyrsten Brooker's collage-style illustrations offer an inside look at the life of an endearing beekeeper and the honey making process.

The Life and Times of the Honeybee


Information about honeybees has never been more interesting. The text and illustrations perfectly complement one another in a concise presentation of facts about the insects both within and outside the hive. Their physical characteristics, division of labor, and role in pollination are fully described. Additional fascinating facts about a bee's year-round activities, the job of the beekeeper, the many products that contain beeswax, and ways honey has been used throughout history are included. Even the "tail-wagging dance" that directs bees to flower locations is simple to follow. There is no index, but a table of contents leads to specific topics. A book that is right on target for young readers.

The Life Cycle of a Honeybee


Kalman describes each stage of a honeybee's life cycle from egg to adult. This book features photographs and illustrations that highlight how a queen lays eggs and forms a new hive; how eggs develop into workers, drones, or queen bees; how the body of a larva changes to that of an adult through metamorphosis; how honeybees find food; and more!

The Thing About Bees; A Love Letter


This sweet book is written from the point of view from a father to his sons about how bees may be scary or annoying, but they're just as important to us as his sons are to him. This book includes beautiful illustrations, rhyming prose, and information about pollination and types of flying buzzy insects.

Tucker Took It!


A goat had his eye on the corn. Tucker has a big appetite. After all, he's a goat, and goats are known to eat anything. The food that he loves best, however, is corn. Tucker especially loves it when it's picked fresh from the stalk. Now it's the time of summer when the corn on MRs. Zook's farm is almost ready. But Tucker, who is one very hungry goat, can't wait any longer. That's when the farm goes topsy-turvy and things suddenly go missing. When anything disappears, the animals and Mrs. Zook come to only one conclusion: Tucker took it!

Who Grows Up on the Farm?


This is a book about farm animals and their offspring. Full color illustrations and lively, fact-filled text show how baby animals grow up on the farm.

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bees!


What would happen if there were no bees in the world? It would be a disaster! Without bees, we would, of course, have no honey. But we'd also lose a lot of other foods and useful products. Read about how bees pollinate plants to help produce many of the materials we regularly use and buy, and learn more about their vital role in the animal food chain!

Animales de la Granja


A Spanish book about animals that live on a farm.

Decoding Genes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist


Meet Max Axiom, super scientist. Using powers he acquired in a freak accident, Max teaches science in ways never before seen in a classroom. Follow along with Max as he explains genes and inheritance in an engaging, cool, and colorful graphic novel.



When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.