Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


A la granja (At the Farm)
by Josep M. Parramón
Children visit a farm and learn all about different farm animals.
Oink (Oink)
by Arthur Geisert
Eight little piglets sneak off in search of adventure while their mother naps.
¡Cua, cua, gra, gra! (Quack and Honk)
by Allan Fowler
(Science/Health)
Childrens
The characteristics of ducks and geese are described in this simple photo essay.
La vaca que decía OINK (The Cow That Went OINK)
by Bernard Most
A cow that oinks and a pig that moos teach each other the words they know.
Spot va a la granja (Spot Goes to the Farm)
by Eric Hill
The popular dog Spot visits a farm in this lift-the-flap book.
Los limpios e inteligentes cerdos (Smart, Clean Pigs)
by Allan Fowler
(Science/Health)
Childrens
Photographs and simple information about pigs.
Teo en la granja (Teo on the Farm)
by Juan Capdevila
A young boy named Teo spends a happy day helping out at his uncle's farm in the country.
Patitos (Ducks)
by Angela Royston
(Science/Health)
Progressive photographs show a duck's growth over a period of time.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Gansa tonta (You Silly Goose)
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Harcourt
A silly goose mistakes a mouse for a fox until a real fox sets her straight.
Los cochinos (The Pigs)
by Robert Munsh
When Marisa opens the pigpen thinking the pigs are too stupid to escape, the porkers follow her to school.
Gracias a las vacas (Thanks to Cows)
by Allan Fowler
(Science/Health)
Childrens
A description of how cows produce milk and how the milk is processed for people to drink.
El día que la familia Lanoso perdió su lana (Haircuts for the Woolseys)
by Tomie de Paola
Sheering off their wool in anticipation of spring leaves the Woolseys, a family of sheep, shivering in the unpredictable weather.
El cerdito Lolo (Lolo the Pig)
by Eveline Hasler
Lolo the pig misses his neighbor Lala when she leaves the farm to see the world.
La cama de plumas de Ágata (Agatha's Feather Bed)
by Carmen Agra Deedy
Agatha has her sleep interrupted by six cranky, cold geese who demand that she return the feathers in her new featherbed.

For Shared Reading

El gran granero rojo (Big Red Barn)
by Margaret Wise Brown
Rhyming text introduces the many animals that live in a big red barn.
El ternero recién nacido (The New Baby Calf)
by Edith Newlin Chase
Plasticine illustrations accompany a rhyming poem about a baby calf.
Tra la la (Hi-De-Hi)
by Marcia Vaughan
(Music)
Harper Déjame leer
Uncle Marcos sings as he goes through the day taking care of all the chores on his farm.
¿Has visto a mi patito ? (Have You Seen My Duckling?)
by Nancy Tafuri
A mother duck searches for her adventuresome duckling.
Cuando los borregos no pueden dormir (When Sheep Cannot Sleep)
by Satoshi Kitamura
(Math)
An insomniac sheep counts all sorts of animals and objects when he can't get to sleep.
Las gallinas de la señora Sato (Mrs. Sato's Hens)
by Laura Min
(Multicultural)
Every day, a woman counts first the eggs and then the chicks in her chicken coop.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Tractor
by Craig Brown
(Science/Health)
Greenwillow
A farmer uses his tractor to plant, harvest, and tow his crop of corn to a roadside stand.
The Barn Party
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow
Cristina's birthday is celebrated with a party in the barn attended by all the animals.
Barnyard Banter
by Denise Fleming
Holt
All the farm animals are clucking and mewing and braying and chirping except for Goose, who is missing.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Mrs. Brown Went to Town
by Wong Herbert Yee
Houghton
When Mrs. Brown goes to the hospital, her farm animals move into her house, causing all kinds of silly mayhem.
The Surprise Family
by Lynn Reiser
Greenwillow
A chicken becomes a proud and protective surrogate mother after ducklings hatch from her eggs.
The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown
by Teri Sloat
Orchard
A buzzing mosquito keeps Farmer Brown and all his barn animals from a good night's sleep.

For Shared Reading

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
by Carol Jones
(Music)
Houghton
A favorite song becomes a game as children look through the peephole for each animal.
The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle
Putnam
A horse and a cow and other farm animals try to divert an industrious spider from spinning her web.
Cock-A-Doodle Doo: A Farmyard Counting Book
by Steve Lavis
(Math)
Lodestar
Two horses neigh, five pigs oink, and eight cats meow, but all the animals cavort together on this noisy farm.