Kindergarten

Books for the Library Corner

700 Kids on Grandpa's Farm
by Ann Morris
(Social Studies)
Dutton 1994 (32p)
This photo-essay follows the activities involved in operating a goat farm.
Barnyard Banter
by Denise Fleming
Holt 1994 (32p)
All of the farm animals are clucking and mewing and braying and chirping except for Goose, who is missing.
The Farm Counting Book
by Jane Miller
(Math)
Simon 1983 (32p) also paper
An introduction to simple counting concepts, using color photos of farm animals.
Wake Up, Wake Up!
by Brian and Rebecca Wildsmith
Harcourt 1993 (16p)
In turn, all of the farm animals make noise until the farmer wakes up to feed them.
Have You Seen My Duckling?
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow 1984 (24p) Puffin 1986 paper
A mother duck searches for her adventuresome duckling. Available in Spanish as¿ Has visto a mi patito?
A Hat for Minerva Louise
by Janet M. Stoeke
Dutton 1994 (24p)
A hen named Minerva Louise finds a hat to keep her warm as she plays in the snow.
Early Morning in the Barn
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow 1983 (24p) also paper
Three cheeping chicks leave their hen house to visit all the other animals waking up on the farm.
See How They Grow: Calf
by Mary Ling
(Science)
Dorling Kindersley 1993 (24p)
Sequential photographs show the growth of a calf over a period of months. See others in series.
Rosie's Walk
by Pat Hutchins
Macmillan 1968 (32p) also paper
A hungry fox slinks behind an unsuspecting hen as she walks around the barnyard.
On the Farm
(Science)
Dorling Kindersley 1994 (32p)
Photographs of animals and farm equipment accompany simple facts about farm life.
In the Spring
by Craig Brown
Greenwillow 1994 (24p)
Spring signals the arrival of many animal babies on the farm.
Smart, Clean Pigs
by Allan Fowler
(Science)
Childrens 1993 (32p)
Photographs and simple information about pigs. Available in Spanish asLos limpios e inteligentes cerdos.
This Is the Farmer
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow 1994 (24p)
A farmer sets off a chain of events when he kisses his wife

Books for Teachers to Read Aloud

The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown
by Teri Sloat
Orchard 1995 (32p)
A humming mosquito keeps Farmer Brown and all the barn animals from a good night's sleep.
You Silly Goose
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Harcourt 1992 (32p)
A silly goose mistakes a mouse for a fox.
On the Farm
by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Little 1991 (32p)
An illustrated collection of poems about farm life by well-known poets like Myra Cohn Livingston and David McCord.
The Surprise Family
by Lynn Reiser
Greenwillow 1994 (32p)
A chicken becomes a proud and protective surrogate mother for some ducklings.
When the Rooster Crowed
by Patricia Lillie
Greenwillow 1991 (32p)
A tired farmer wants just a few more minutes to sleep in this cumulative tale.
Zinnia and Dot
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Viking 1992 (32p) Puffin 1995 paper
Two feuding hens agree to share the hatching of the one remaining egg after a weasel attack.
No Milk!
by Jennifer A. Ericsson
Morrow 1993 (32p)
A city boy tries to cajole a cow into giving him milk.
My Hen Is Dancing
by Karen Wallace
(Science)
Candlewick 1994 (32p)
A boy tells all about his pet hen, including what she eats and how she keeps her feathers clean.
The Hee-Haw River
by Dee Lillegard
Holt 1995 (32p)
A farmer's wife's comment about a river sets in motion a chaotic chain of events.
The New Baby Calf
by Edith Newlin Chase
Scholastic
Plasticine illustrations accompany a poem about a baby calf. Available in Spanish asEl ternero recién nacido.
Quacky Duck
by Paul and Emma Rogers
Orion 1995 (32p)
A constantly quacking duck annoys the other animals until she disappears and things become too quiet.

Books for Shared Reading

Rise and Shine!
by Nancy White Carlstrom
Harper 1993 (32p )
Rhyming verse describes what animals say, eat, and do during the course of a day.
The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle
Putnam 1989 (32p)
A horse and a cow and other farm animals try to divert an industrious spider from spinning her web.
Big Red Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown
Harper 1989 (32p)
Rhyming text tells the story of the animals that live in a big red barn.
Fiddle-I-Fee: A Farmyard Song for the Very Young
by Melissa Sweet
(Music)
Little 1991 (32p) also paper
A merry parade of animals joins a boy in a ramble around a farmyard.
Oh, What a Noisy Farm!
by Harriet Ziefert
Tambourine 1994 (32p)
A bull chasing a cow sets off a noisy chase around the farm.
The Wonderful Feast
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Greenwillow 1993 (32p)
After Farmer Jones feeds his horse, other farmyard animals feast on the leftovers.
The Farmer in the Dell
by Kathy Parkinson
(Music)
Whitman 1988 (32p)
This illustrated version of the nursery rhyme is accompanied by music.
Cat Goes Fiddle-i-Fee
by Paul Galdone
Clarion 1985 (32p) also paper
A boy feeds the hen, the sheep, the horse, and other farm animals in this nursery rhyme.
Jane Yolen's Old MacDonald Songbook
by Jane Yolen
(Music)
Boyds Mills (96p) 1994
A collection of forty-three favorite songs from the barnyard.