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!
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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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
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.
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!
Let’s learn farm words! 4. First 100 Padded: First Farm Words
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.
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.
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.
It’s bedtime on the farm!
8. Night Night Farm (Night Night Books)
Night Night Farm (Night Night Books) by Roger Priddy is a great way to get your little one peacefully off to sleep.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Let’s count with Big Fat Hen! 14. Big Fat Hen
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Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker – with its bright colors and rhyme – will have your young child counting to 10 in record time!
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.
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.
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.
Being kind is so much fun! 18. How Kind!
How Kind! by Mary Murphy is a tale of how being kind keeps on giving!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Do chicks and pups make good friends?
23. Pip & Pup
Pip & Pup by Eugene Yelchin is a precious farm story of two unlikely friends!
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!
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.
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. MORE children’s books & Farm fun from KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
Which of the farm stories for kids are you going to read first? Which book is your favorite?