Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our {Not So} Little List of Picture Books for Farm Units

Now, to be fair, I am not really a 'theme' kinda girl.  But, the kids seem to like it.  So, over the last couple of months, I have tried to choose farm theme/spring theme books to read and farm themed learning toys and activities for our play corner.  I'm about to clear off the shelf to swap out for more books on insects, frogs, and summer, but thought I'd share what books were in our stack.  We didn't read all of the books this last month, but we read most of them.  And, they are all pretty darn good!

These books are {mostly} for the 3-5 year old range, with just a couple being for K-3, and the last two being for ages 1-3.

Baby Farm Animals by Garth Williams
Beatrix Potter Series
Henny-Penny by Jane Watternberg
The Bunny Book by Richard Scarry
The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn
The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Don't Count your Chicks by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Bunny's Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Tremendous Tractors by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
Puppy's 1-2-3 Book by Jim E Kulas
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down by Paul Brett Johnson
The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons
Just Me by Marie Hall Ets
Bluefoot by Dale Fife
The Little Kitten by Judy Dunn
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
Barn Dance! by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Just Plain Fancy by Patricia Polacco
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
Someday by Gace Paull
Parents in the Pigpen, Pigs in the Tub by Amy Ehrlich
The Little Duck by Judy Dunn
The Farm Book by Jan Pfloog
Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
The Cow Buzzed by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
Perfect Piggies by Sandra Boynton
Barn Yard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Our favorites are probably the Baby Farm Animals book, all the 'Little' series by Judy Dunn, Bluefoot (hard to find), Petunia, Barn Yard Dance, The Cow Buzzed and Jemima Puddle-Duck from Beatrix Potter.  But, all of these are very cute books and hope you find a few you enjoy!

Do you have any titles I should add to this list?  I'd love to hear about them :).

Thanks for stopping by!
God Bless,


Jenni Ryan said...

Farmer Joe and the Music Show is one of our favorites. All of the animals get involved in the band together ;) It's a cute one! Thanks for this great list!!!

Debbie said...

How fun! I love unit/theme studies and we did this a lot when my kids were little.