26 Must Read Farm Stories(Preschool Level) For Kids

We have collected 26 must-read farm stories for kids that your little kids, older children, and local farmer students will love! Young readers will love this farm book list that includes everything from cows and hens to trucks and tractors. Grab your young children, your favorite farm stories, and let’s enjoy some good books and farm activities!

Image shows a a collection of pictures of red barns, cows, and a pig from Kids Activities Blog.
Let’s have fun learning about farm life!

There is so much to do on a farm. These farm animal books will provide interesting facts about different animals. At the end of the day, they might just entice your little learners to head to the local library to learn how to become the next generation farmer!

FAVORITE farm stories for kids

Children are always intrigued with their favorite books whether it’s a simple counting book or true stories of a better life on the family farm. These sweet story books all have a farm theme but by the end of the story, your child will have a new barnyard animal friend.

Kids and fun adorable animals just go together!

That is one of the reasons why these sweet books are so perfect. They will encourage some to learn about farm animals using the colorful photos and first time readers to learn simple text!

If these children’s farm books look like fun but you’re not sure where to find them, don’t worry we’ll provide all the help you’ll need!

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Image shows a red tractor on a book cover with gray wheels from Amazon.
Tractor Mac teaches us about Farm Days!

1. Tractor Mac Farm Day

Tractor Mac and his barnyard friends show you their world in this book available on Amazon.

Image shows a book cover with a little blue truck carrying a load of farm animals from Amazon.
Little Blue Truck needs to be rescued!

2. Little Blue Truck Board Book

Little Blue Truck Board Book by Alice Schertle is a fun little read about getting rescued from a muddy country road.

Book cover for "Big Red Barn" picturing a big red barn and barnyard animals like brown cows, a gray donkey, and a yellow duck, among others
Let’s learn about the farm!

3. Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown uses rhyming text to tell children about a day on the farm!

Picture shows a book cover with yellow, blue, green, and purple colored squares that contain farms items like animals, fruits and veggies, flowers, and machines from Amazon.
Let’s learn farm words!

4. First 100 Padded: First Farm Words

Roger Priddy’s First 100 Padded: First Farm Words is a great book to help your child discover words to describe the farm.

5. Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)

Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) by Sandra Boynton is a silly story about dancing to the barnyard tune.

Picture shows a drawing of a black and white cow with a gray face and black patch of hair around the eye with a a pink nose, mouth, and ears from Amazon.
It’s so much fun to dance in the farmyard!

6. Farmyard Beat

Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig is a bedtime story that is so much better to read aloud.

Picture shows a yellow dog with a brown spot sitting on hay on a green chair holding a brown hen from Amazon.
Let’s visit the farm with Spot!

7. Spot Goes To The Farm Board Book

Spot Goes To The Farm Board Book. Join Spot as he searches for baby animals in this flap book by Eric Hill.

Image shows a sleeping cow laying in the farmyard with flowers in front and a barn behind.
It’s bedtime on the farm!

8. Night Night Farm (Night Night Books)

Reading Night Night Farm (Night Night Books) by Roger Priddy is a great way to get your little one peacefully off to sleep.

Picture shows a red jeep full of sheep riding along on a country road from Amazon.
This flock of sheep knows how to have fun!

9. Sheep in a Jeep

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw is a funny story of a flock of sheep that will have your child rolling with laughter!

Picture shows a white book with black cow spots and yellow eyes from Amazon.
Peek-a-MOO!

10. Peek-a Moo!: (Children’s Animal Books, Board Books for Kids) (Peek-A-Who?)

Peek-a Moo!: (Children’s Animal Books, Board Books for Kids) (Peek-A-Who?) by Nina Laden provides a fun twist to the traditional peek-a-boo game.

Image shows an old time red farm truck driven by Old Macdonald with the book title written on the front from Amazon.
With a dig dig here and a scoop scoop there…

11. Old MacDonald Had a Truck

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz is a new spin on the classic Old MacDonald Had A Farm.

Picture shows a purple background and 3 black and white cows, a white chicken, and a white duck looking at a typewriter from Amazon.
What the cows will type?

12. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin is a delightful comedy about typing cows who make demands of their farmer.

Picture shows a watercolor brownish, yellow rooster in the barnyard with a brown barn in the back from Amazon.
Let’s hear about life on the farm!

13. On the Farm

On the Farm by David Elliott is a poetic tale about the family farm and barnyard life!

Picture shows a large green colored hen with her green feathers pecking at hay below her from Amazon.
Let’s count with Big Fat Hen!

14. Big Fat Hen

Picture books like Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker – with its bright colors and rhyme – will have your young child counting to 10 in record time!

Picture shows a red tractor with a plow attached behind it discing the field, rolling hills with green grass and trees with a yellow background from Amtazon.
Are you ready to learn about farming?

15. Farming

Farming by Gail Gibbons gives a real-life account of what takes place on a farm.

Picture shows a yellow background and a very large brown potato on the left of the pic and small farm animals and a farmer under it lifting from Amazon.
Wow, that’s a big potato!

16. The Enormous Potato

The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis is a retold folk tale of a potato eye and an enormous harvest.

Image shows a white background with a red hen's wings outstretched holding the arched book title with a greenish blue scarf tied around her shoulders and a farmers tan hat on her head from Amazon.
The Little Red Hen is ready to work!

17. The Little Red Hen 

The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney is a new rendition of an old fable.

Picture shows a brown chicken giving a gift to a pink pig. Yellow and white flowers are on a blue background from Amazon.
Being kind is so much fun!

18. How Kind!

How Kind! by Mary Murphy is a tale of how being kind keeps on giving!

Picture shows a a farm with a red barn in the background along with a tree and a garden. The farmer is standing with a black and white cow, a brown horse and a green duck on a post from Amazon.
The cow said WHAT?

19. The Cow Said Neigh!

The Cow Said Neigh! by Rory Feek is a humorous tale of farm animals who want to be different!

Picture shows a red barn with eyes on a farm with a flying gray bird and rabbit and an orange truck from Amazon.
Where will Little Red end up?

20. Little Red Rolls Away

Little Red Rolls Away by Linda Whalen is a sweet tale of overcoming anxiousness.

Image shows a red tractor and a brown horse stuck in a soggy field with a bluish sky behind them from Amazon.
Sibley and Tractor Mac become friends!

21. Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm

Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm by Billy Steers is a heartwarming farm story of a horse, a tractor, and hard work.

Picture shows a young boy dressed in brown scratching a brown cow's head in a barn stall while holding a silver pail of fresh milk with an orange cat sitting in the background from Amazon.
Winter doesn’t stop the farm!

22. Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm by Laura Ingalls Wilder is an adaptation of an earlier work titled Farmer Boy.

Picture shows a brown puppy lying down facing a little yellow chick with a background of a blue sky with clouds from Amazon.
Do chicks and pups make good friends?

23. Pip & Pup

Pip & Pup by Eugene Yelchin is a precious farm story of two unlikely friends!

Picture shows Mom and Dad Berenstain and their three cubs visiting a bear couple on the farm with the background being the farm itself from Amazon.
The Berenstain Bears enjoy a farmer’s life.

24. The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm

The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm by Stan and Jan Berenstain teaches us about hardworking people on the farm!

Picture shows a night sky with yellow dot stars, green grass, and a cute white sheep with a pink face from Amazon.
Let’s help Olive sleep!

25. Olive the Sheep Can’t Sleep

Olive the Sheep Can’t Sleep by Clementina Almeida helps your child relax and fall asleep.

Picture shows a large red barn and a white farmhouse on the rolling hills of the lush green fields with a man pushing a wheel barrow and a girl walking a horse along with a white picket fence in front and lots of trees from Amazon.
At last, fall goes to sleep!

26. Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle is a tale of how a family farm gets ready for the winter snow.

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