ON THE FARM

Explore the farmyard with these fantastic books...

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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.