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Enchanting Children’s Picture Books About Farm Life

Whether you live in a city or in a farming community, these 5 enchanting books are perfect for your little ones that are learning about different animals.

The Chickens Build a Wall childrens illustrated picture books kidsThe Chickens Build a Wall

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ISBN: 978-0-8028-5540-4

Ages 4—8
Lexile: AD850L

The chickens at the farm are building a wall, and no one is quite sure why. But they know one thing: the hedgehog that wandered in must be trouble. So all winter they build and build, until they have a wall that towers over the barn. When spring comes, though, they find that everything hasn’t gone quite according to plan . . .  

A fable for the modern day, The Chickens Build a Wall invites readers to examine the power of prejudice in their own communities.

Kids can add their own personal touch with a coloring page. Crayons not included.


Purchase The Chickens Build a Wall at Amazon, Christianbook.com, EerdmansIndie Bound, or your local  bookstore.


Edgar Wants to be Alone childrens bookEdgar Wants to be Alone

HARDCOVER; Published: 2/9/2015
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5457-5
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Another humorous animal story from the award-winning children’s book creator

Edgar the rat doesn’t like company. So when he notices a worm is following him everywhere he goes, Edgar does everything in his power to get rid of his unwelcome companion. But the worm just won’t go away! Edgar wants the other animals to solve his problem, but eventually he realizes he might have been part of the problem all along.

From the beloved author of The Chickens Build a WallThe Geese March in Step, and The Sheep Go on Strike comes another zany story that will keep readers laughing.


Purchase Edgar Wants to be Alone at Amazon, Christianbook.com, EerdmansIndie Bound, or your local  bookstore.


The Geese March in Step children's books for kidsThe Geese March in Step

HARDCOVER; Published: 4/25/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5443-8
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A colorful and rollicking celebration of marching to your own beat

Every morning at the farm, all the geese line up in a perfectly straight line and parade down to the pond. Igor, their leader, makes sure that they all march in perfect time. But no matter what she tries, little Zita just can’t seem to keep the same beat as everyone else. Finally, Igor makes Zita march to the pond all by herself.

She isn’t alone for long, though! Soon all the other animals on the farm join in with the little goose’s own special rhythm. With Zita to lead the way, the parade down to the pond is a good deal more joyful.

Great fun to read aloud, this hilarious book has a wonderful message about the importance of creativity, imagination, and individuality.


Purchase The Geese March in Step at Amazon, Christianbook.com, EerdmansIndie Bound, or your local  bookstore.


Little Apple Goat children's books for kidsLittle Apple Goat

Ages 3-7
Full-color illustrations throughout
Lexile: AD670L
HARDCOVER; Published: 8/1/2007
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5320-2
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Little Apple Goat is ordinary in every way — except for one. Instead of munching on oats or grass or laundry left on the line, she prefers to eat fruit from the orchard.

But one stormy night, all of the fruit trees in the orchard are destroyed. The trunks are chopped down and the land is cleared. The farm animals cannot imagine life without the orchard, and Little Apple Goat doesn’t know how she will manage without her fruit.

But time passes, and something mysterious begins to happen on the farm . . .

Sweet, colorful illustrations bring to life this clever tale that will charm young readers and also introduce them to the changing seasons.


Purchase Little Apple Goat at Amazon, Christianbook.comEerdmansIndie Bound, or your local  bookstore.


Little Naomi, Little Chick children's booksLittle Naomi, Little Chick

Ages 3-6
HARDCOVER; Published: 9/1/2013
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5427-8
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An adorable day in the life of both Little Naomi and Little Chick

Little Naomi has a busy day! She gets ready for school, plays with all her friends, builds with blocks, bakes mud pies, colors pictures, eats lunch, and helps mom with the shopping. Little Chick has to stay at home with the other barnyard animals, but that doesn’t stop him from having adventures of his own.

In this sweet and fun book, two parallel stories run side-by-side, linked by the implicit friendship between Naomi and Little Chick and brought to life by endearing illustrations.


Purchase Little Naomi, Little Chick at AmazonChristianbook.comEerdmansIndie Bound, or your local  bookstore.


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