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Animals: Farm Animals

Down on grandpa's farm, where Old MacDonald lives, the animals love to be in stories! Here is a list of a few books about animals that live on farms. You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card, and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location, and the staff will recommend more titles for your animal lover.


Veronica on Petunia's Farm by Roger Duvoisin
Morgan R. Says: Veronica the hippopotamus moves to the farm.
Amazon Says: VERONICA, THE VERY conspicuous hippopotamus, is happy to move to Mr. Pumpkin’s farm. There will be so many animals to gossip with! But the other animals do not return Veroni more...
Amazon Says: VERONICA, THE VERY conspicuous hippopotamus, is happy to move to Mr. Pumpkin’s farm. There will be so many animals to gossip with! But the other animals do not return Veronica’s hearty “Good morning!” And they say nasty things about her. Her feelings hurt, Veronica hides in the barn for a whole week—the animals spy on her as she wastes away and looks morose. Feeling guilty, the animals offer gifts to cheer her up, and when she finally joins them in the barnyard, they see the biggest smile ever on Veronica’s face. First published in 1962, this sequel to Caldecott Medalist Duvosin’s Veronica captures with humor and an upbeat conclusion the real-life dynamics often faced by a new child in school. less...
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Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley
Amazon Says: BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall an entirely new way.You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an more...
Amazon Says: BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall an entirely new way.You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity convinces him the sky is falling, but youÕve never seen the story told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise. less...
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Amazon Says: The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all, from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin! Farmer Brown has a problem. His co more...
Amazon Says: The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all, from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin! Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes.... Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside down. less...
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Amazon Says: She longed for adventure. So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, more...
Amazon Says: She longed for adventure. So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar.Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . .She was brave.She was fearless.She was feathered.She was a chicken.A not-so-chicken chicken.Her name? less...
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The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming
Amazon Says: Cow has lost her moo—can she find it again? Having lost her moo, Cow is stuck clucking. The only thing to do is go out and find that moo! Join Cow and her friends as they c more...
Amazon Says: Cow has lost her moo—can she find it again? Having lost her moo, Cow is stuck clucking. The only thing to do is go out and find that moo! Join Cow and her friends as they conduct their vocal barnyard search. Cow tramps through a wheat field and on into the starry night until she is too tired to look any farther. But in the end, Cow and her moo are reunited, and all is well. The simple repetition will have children chanting right along with Cow—“It is not you who has my moo!” Using a van Gogh-inspired palette and art style, Caldecott Honor winner Denise Fleming has created a character who will appeal directly to a preschooler’s sense of humor.  The Cow Who Clucked is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. less...
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Amazon Says: Hattie the Hen spots danger -- but the goose and the pig and the sheep and the horse and the cow don't seem to care! Young children will enjoy happy shivers of anticipation a more...
Amazon Says: Hattie the Hen spots danger -- but the goose and the pig and the sheep and the horse and the cow don't seem to care! Young children will enjoy happy shivers of anticipation as this cumulative tale builds, and they'll be delighted by the final surprise, when everyone sees that what Hattie has been saying is true! less...
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Amazon Says: There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled more...
Amazon Says: There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from beloved author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read. less...
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Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman
Amazon Says: In this deceptively simple picture book, author-illustrator Deborah Freedman has created an irresistible character that springs to life and wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a p more...
Amazon Says: In this deceptively simple picture book, author-illustrator Deborah Freedman has created an irresistible character that springs to life and wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a pot of blue paint. The innocent chicken just wants to help, but things get worse and worse-and bluer and bluer--the more she tries. Playing with colors and perspective, and using minimal text, this richly layered story reveals new things to see and laugh about with each reading. less...
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I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Amazon Says: Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new farmyard animal! Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. Look through the spy hole and more...
Amazon Says: Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new farmyard animal! Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the animal. Watch as young children quickly become engaged in the game — joining in with the animal noises, learning colors, and eventually recognizing the letters. less...
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Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
Amazon Says: A sturdy board book edition of the classic favorite finds six lovable animals using humorous rhymes to help Lloyd the llama discover what kind of animal his mother is. more...
Amazon Says: A sturdy board book edition of the classic favorite finds six lovable animals using humorous rhymes to help Lloyd the llama discover what kind of animal his mother is. less...
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This Little Chick by John Lawrence
Amazon Says: Who says a little chick can’t make big, loud animal noises? Most little chicks barely make a peep, but not this little chick! While his brothers and sisters nestle c more...
Amazon Says: Who says a little chick can’t make big, loud animal noises? Most little chicks barely make a peep, but not this little chick! While his brothers and sisters nestle close to their mother hen, this little chick struts off on his own to make some new friends in the farmyard. And he has a wonderful time of it - sliding off the back of a shiny pink pig, hopping along with frogs, skipping with a flock of frisky sheep, and imitating all the sounds these animals make. Full of playful detail, John Lawrence’s bold, energetic engravings will keep toddlers smiling, long after the oinking, mooing, baaing, and quacking are over. less...
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Life-Size Farm by Teruyuki Komiya
Amazon Says: With more than 200,000 copies in print and Parents' Choice Gold Awards for each of its first three titles (Life-Size Zoo, More Life-Size Zoo, and Life-Size Aquarium) the Life- more...
Amazon Says: With more than 200,000 copies in print and Parents' Choice Gold Awards for each of its first three titles (Life-Size Zoo, More Life-Size Zoo, and Life-Size Aquarium) the Life-Size series moves to the barnyard to get readers closer than ever before to 19 of their favorite animals. With informative facts and fun illustrations accompanying the superlative photographs that depict the animals at features in their actual life size (or at least as much of it that fits on the page!), Life-Size Farm brings readers eye to eye with an alpaca, chicken, dairy cow, donkey, duck, ferret, goose, horse, llama, pig, pony, goat, rabbit, sheep, turkey, and more! less...
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My Farm Friends by Wendell Minor
Amazon Says: Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglet? Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too. Naturally, cows make milk- but did you know th more...
Amazon Says: Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglet? Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too. Naturally, cows make milk- but did you know they need to drink a bathtub-full of water every day? And of course turkeys gobble- but sometimes they purr like cats. Wendell Minor's bright, bold artwork and jaunty verse celebrate the wonders of our farm friends, and a list of fun facts gives curious animal-lovers even more to enjoy. Watch a Video less...
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Amazon Says: Join Pete, from New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat picture-book series, as he visits a farm in this groovy version of the classic children's song "Old more...
Amazon Says: Join Pete, from New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat picture-book series, as he visits a farm in this groovy version of the classic children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Children will love singing along—e-i-e-i-o!—with Pete the Cat. less...
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Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Amazon Says: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A hen has fun exploring the house with the red curtains. more...
Amazon Says: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A hen has fun exploring the house with the red curtains. less...
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The Loopy Coop Hens: Letting Go by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Amazon Says: Pip, Midge, and Dot, the lovable, goofy hens of Loopy Coop Farm, are back in their third adventure. This time they wrestle with the age old question: Why do apples fall? On th more...
Amazon Says: Pip, Midge, and Dot, the lovable, goofy hens of Loopy Coop Farm, are back in their third adventure. This time they wrestle with the age old question: Why do apples fall? On their way to their own unique conclusion, they are first scared silly, then end up just acting silly. Showing bravery, curiosity, and loyalty to each other, these three irresistible hens will inspire young ones to face their own funny fears. With easy-to-read text and charmingly comic illustrations, this read-aloud is the perfect combination of sweetness and whimsy. less...
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Five Little Chicks by Nancy Tafuri
Amazon Says: This little chick went to the garden. This little chick found a worm. This little chick eyed a berry. And this little chick gave a squirm! With counting, fun more...
Amazon Says: This little chick went to the garden. This little chick found a worm. This little chick eyed a berry. And this little chick gave a squirm! With counting, fun, and vibrant illustrations, acclaimed storyteller Nancy Tafuri brings the farmyard to life. Mamas and little ones everywhere will cherish all the special moments of these little chicks for years to come. less...
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Amazon Says: Three little pigs, a somewhat bad wolf, sody-pop, chips, hay, mortar, bricks, and some huffing and puffing! Award-winning author and illustrator Mark Teague tells his humorou more...
Amazon Says: Three little pigs, a somewhat bad wolf, sody-pop, chips, hay, mortar, bricks, and some huffing and puffing! Award-winning author and illustrator Mark Teague tells his humorous version of "The Three Little Pigs" with a zany twist! Three pigs spend their money on different things: potato chips, sody-pop, and building supplies. It comes as no surprise that a wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs' houses. When the wolf can't blow down the third pig's brick house, everyone comes together and the fun begins. The first two pigs give him potato chips and sody-pop, and the third pig makes everyone a healthy meal. Since only one pig has a house left, the other two pigs and the wolf move in with her. The somewhat bad wolf is no longer hungry. less...
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Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks
Amazon Says: Una oveja blanca. / One white sheep. ¡Adiós, oveja blanca! / Good-bye, white sheep! What do you do when you can't sleep? Count sheep in Spanish and English, of more...
Amazon Says: Una oveja blanca. / One white sheep. ¡Adiós, oveja blanca! / Good-bye, white sheep! What do you do when you can't sleep? Count sheep in Spanish and English, of course! But what happens when those rascally sheep get a little too close for comfort? Well, if you're anything like the sleepy little hero in this clever tale, you might just tire yourself out trying to get rid of them! From the talented duo of Sarah Weeks and Caldecott Medalist David Diaz, Counting Ovejas is the perfect way to say good night (and learn colors and numbers) in English and in Spanish. less...
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Piggies by Audrey Wood
Amazon Says: Children will delight in the antics of ten marvelous little piggies who romp from fingers to toes in this original bedtime fantasy. Don Wood’s oil paintings explode with mir more...
Amazon Says: Children will delight in the antics of ten marvelous little piggies who romp from fingers to toes in this original bedtime fantasy. Don Wood’s oil paintings explode with mirth and magic and will engage all young readers."Trying to describe these luxuriant, witty pictures doesn’t really work, however; seeing is believing, and what luck for us there’s so much to see."--Booklist less...
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