Best Farm Books for Kids

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Do you visit the Pumpkin Patch with your own little Pumpkins each year?

Why not make it a learning experience?

Here is my curated list of the Best Farm books for kids! It’s perfect for any farm related occasion. This teacher vetted list of the BEST farm books for kids includes books for infants to third grade (books not specified are multi-age).

BEST Farm Books List

If you’re a teacher or homeschooling family scroll to the bottom for a printable PreK-2 Farm Book List to help enrich your pumpkin patch experience.


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Recommended reads for your home or classroom collection:

Click Clack Moo; Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

A hilarious fiction tale about some very opinionated and self expressive barn animals.

Open the Barn Door by Christopher Santoro

Great Realistic Fiction book that teaches about where animals live on the farm.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Little Golden Books

A classic that needs no introduction.  Best for babies (sing the song or use hand puppets) to age 4.

First Farm Words by Roger Priddy

Great for vocabulary building and ELD. The photos are wonderful, clear and simple. We use this book for letter hunts as well!

On the Farm Sticker Activity Book by National Geographic Kids

Stickers and animals… need I say more?

Jobs on the Farm by Nancy Dickmann

A great reference book for children! It has great photos and is very simple and easy for kids to understand.

How did that get in my lunchbox? The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth and Lucia Gaggiotti

This is a great book to teach children about where food comes from. It doesn’t teach about animal food sources and not every farm produces food that is commonly found in a child’s lunch box. It’s still a great book just not specifically about farms (with animals).

On The Farm by David Elliott

Beautiful illustrations and simple text about farm animals (with some rhyme).




Doreen Cronin

Duck for President

Another funny fiction book from Doreen Cronin related to farms.

Jarrett J Krosoczka

Punk Farm

Fun Farm book where the animals all play instruments when the farmer goes to bed.

Sandra Boyton

The Barnyard Dance

Board Book. This well known author woo’s us again with this super fun rhyming book. John Stey’s version of this song is available for download on Amazon Music.

Rod Campbell

Flip Flop Match

Board Book. Lift the flap book to find matchig pairs, this book is fun with simple rhyming text.

Christopher Santoro

Open the Barn Door

Another great board book.This one is also life the flap which young kids tend to love the interaction.

Margaret Wise Brown

The Big Red Barn

This book includes math (size, shape, color and numbers) and language concepts (some rhyming text). The language is simple and doubles as a good bedtime story.

Paul Galdone

The Little Red Hen

My FAV version, worth buying- great multi-age, multi- function book.

Diane Muldrow

The Little Red Hen

Another great version of the classic tale.

Eric Hill

Spot Goes to the Farm

Cute story about Spot’s day at his dad’s farm.  Teaches baby animal names and infers where animals live.

Tiger Tales

Noisy Farm

Non-Fiction touch and feel sound book

Nancy Shaw

Sheep in the Jeep

Fun rhyming book with simple sentences. Could be used as a spelling study for spelling patterns for older siblings (2nd Grade: sheep, heap, etc.)


Touch and feel Farm

Awesome tactile Board Book by one of my favorite publishers (DK)!

Golden Books

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Classic Preschool/ K Book

Amy Parker

Night Night Farm

Super Cute bedtime story! There is also a touch and feel version of this book as well. Board book.

National Geographic Kids

On the Farm

On the Farm sticker activity book. Stickers are versital and can be used for math, writing and other language art lessons.

E.B. White

Charlotte’s Web

Classic children’s literature & NEwberry Honor Book. This is 3rd Grade Level.

Roger Priddy

First Farm Words

Great Vocab builder & beginning ELD Reference

Roger Priddy

On the Farm

Baby and Feel series- this boxeds set has farm animals, baby animals, zoo animals and pets. It’s great for younger siblings!

Roger Priddy

Night, Night Farm

Board Book




Ginger Swift

Babies on the Farm

Great NF reference for babies. Board Book

Eric Ranson

On the farm

Magnetic Story & Play Scence 3+ years


Old MacDonald’s Handbook

Sandra Boyton

Barnyard Bath

Kelly Jones

Unsual Chickens, Exceptional Poultry Farmer

3rd Grade level this book is written in a series of letters. It is humorous and does teach about chickens.

 Joy Cowley

Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm

Fiction; Great book for beg. readers although the animals revolt and leave the farm for the city.

Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider

Classic fiction story about a hard working spider who encounters many farm animals.

Eric Carle

Around the Farm

This look and find book is perfect for littles who love books but aren’t reading yet.

Jessic Peters

Farm Nursery Songs

This is an older book but it’s so rare to find song books I had to include it.

David Shannon

Duck on a Bike

Another funny book by David Shannon. Duck learns to ride a bike and rides around the farm.

Alice Provensen & Martin Provensen

All Year on Maple Hill Farm

Non-fiction book about life year round on the farm.

Workman Publishing

Eye Like Stickers: On the Farm

Non-Fiction sticker book. NF stickers are GREAT for integrating language arts or math lessons… um plus stickers are WAY cool! This book has over 400!

Gail Gibbons


Gail Gibbons lends this book well to her younger readers!

Nancy Tafuri

This is the farmer

This book is great for 1 year olds+ it has great pictures and large print font.

Jane Miller

Farm Alphabet Book

Super simple book great for introducing the alphabet while working on a farm theme.

Janet Morgan Storke

Minerva Louise: Down on the Farm

Preschool/K Rhyming Book

Nicholas Harris

A Year on the Farm

Nancy Dickmann

Jobs on the Farm

Excellent non fiction farm reader.

Left Brain Kids

Farming Jobs

Great Non-fiction book about farm jobs.

Blake A Huena

A Visit to the Farm

Great Non-fiction book.

Tracy Stefna

Math on the Farm

Jan Pfloof

The Farm Book

Lucy Cousins

Maisy’s Morning in the Farm

Bill Steers

Tractor Mac: Harvet Time


Farm Peek-a-Boo

Will Hallenbrand

Down by the Barn

PRINT the full Farm Book List HERE

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FARM Preschool Activities:

After you’ve read the best farm books for kids you may get requests for some farm related activities.

If you’re into preschool activities at home you can create a calendar to help keep you organized. I make mine in PowerPoint and buy the art work to add in.

Don’t have time to make an activity calendar? Use mine!

Best Farm Books for Kids

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