ON THE FARM BOOKS

Topic Books about the Farm for Children EYFS & KS1

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The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch

The lazy rooster and mouse can't be bothered to help the Little Red Hen tend her ear of wheat. They can't be bothered to help her take it to the miller either, or bake it into bread. But when her loaf of warm bread is ready, the Little Red Hen is not at all inclined to share it with them. The rooster and the mouse soon mend their ways!

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The Scarecrows Wedding

by Julia Donaldson

Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams! 

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What the Ladybird Heard 

by Julia Donaldson

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . .

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Sonya's Chickens by Phoebe Wahl

Sonya has three chickens. One night, she hears noises coming from the coop and discovers that one chicken has disappeared. Where did she go? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.

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A Squash and a Squeeze

by Julia Donaldson

A little old lady lives by herself in her house but she's not happy – it's just too small. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels!

Farmyard Hullabaloo

by Giles Andreae

Come down to the farmyard for a noisy, rhyming adventure in this colourful picture book! Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of exciting farm animals. 

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The Egg That Laid a Cow

by Andy Cutbill

Marjorie the cow doesn’t feel very special. She can’t ride bicycles or do cartwheels like the other cows. But one morning, Marjorie is astonished to discover something…She’s laid an egg! But does the baby inside really belong to Marjorie? Emotions run high at the farm as everyone waits to find out…

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchinson

Rosie's walk around the farmyard, pursued by the hungry but clumsy fox, has become a beacon in the world of children's books. Children love the humour of this near-wordless story. One disaster after another befalls the poor fox while Rosie goes on her way, supremely unaware of the danger behind her.

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A Farmer's Life for Me 

by Jan Dobbins

A busy family and their friends spend a day working and playing on the farm. From milking the cows in the morning to closing the gate at night, learn about a day in the life of a farming family.

The Pig in the Pond

by Martin Waddell 

It's one of the most sizzling days of the summer, and the pig sits by the pond watching the ducks and geese playing in the cool water. The pig gets warmer and warmer, the ducks and geese get louder and louder. The pig knows that pigs don't swim – but she just has to take a dive and find out! 

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Farmer Duck  by Martin Waddell

Meet Farmer Duck - a hardworking duck, who has the very bad luck of living with a lazy farmer. The duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields and cares for the other animals on the farm – and all while the famer lies in bed! That is until the day the animals decide to take action ... and come to the rescue with a simple, but heroic plan.

Machines on the Farm 

by Lisa J Amstutz 

Machines on the Farm invites beginning readers to ride along on a number of common farm vehicles, including tractors, planters, and combines. Bright colour photos spotlight the machines, while levelled text explains their roles, particularly as they pertain to crop farming.

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On the Farm, At the Market 

by G Brian Karas

On the farm, workers pick vegetables, collect eggs, and make cheese. At the market, the workers set up and prepare their stands. This informative story book introduces children to both local and urban greenmarkets and paints a warm picture of an interconnected community.

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Life On Earth: Farm

by Heather Alexander

Who lives in the barn? How do seeds grow? And where do eggs come from? Find out in this fact-filled book, the first in a new non-fiction series for children aged 5+. Each book answers 100 questions in a simple and informative way, and has more than 70 lift-flaps to open. 

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Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin 

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long it's all he hears. But the problems really begin when the cows start leaving Farmer Brown notes. First it was electric blankets... where will it end? And when the animals don't get what they want they go on strike, of course! 

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A Year on the Farm

by Holly Dufek

Introduce children to the world of modern farming, showing the tractors, combines and other equipment needed to plant and harvest crops. Children will learn that modern farming involves planning for the farm year, reacting to the weather and working hard as a team. 

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