GREENWICH, N.Y. — The Easter Bunny will soon be visiting boys and girls coast-to-coast with goodies, games, and more! What better way to celebrate spring than a book filled with farm animals, tractors, and springtime wonders? Let your little ones peek into the world of agriculture this spring with one (or two!) of these engaging, educational books. Here are our picks for the 10 best ag-themed books for your Easter basket!
1. Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
by Alice Schertle (Author), Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is out for a ride with his good friend Toad. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming—it’s a beautiful spring day! Who will they see along the way?
Open the flaps to meet all of the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep!
2. Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin (Author), Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears “ Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. ” But Farmer Brown’s problems get bigger when his cows start leaving him notes! Listen in on the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down!
3. I Love Strawberries
by Shannon Anderson (Author), Emma D. Dryden (Editor), Jaclyn Sinquett (Illustrator)
Jolie LOVES strawberries – and she’s on an unstoppable (and hilarious) mission to grow her own food from seedling to table in this colorful introduction to the joy of growing the popular perennial.
I Love Strawberries is published by Feeding Minds Press, a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education.
4. Driving My Tractor
by Jan Dobbins (Author), David Sim (Illustrator), SteveSongs (Performer)
Chug along with a farmer and his tractor on this multi-season animal adventure! A busy farmer picks up fifteen animals along his route, but when his trailer hits a stone, chaos ensues. This colorful book combines simple counting instruction with humor, repetition and rhythm to encourage learning fun. Book with CD edition includes song sung by acclaimed children’s performer SteveSongs.
5. Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish
by Viola Butler (Author), Emma D. Dryden (Editor), Ward Jenkins (Illustrator)
What happens when you wish for all the ice cream you can eat? The Dairy Godmother appears to make your dairy dreams come true and to highlight dairy farming and the hard work it takes to make the popular treat.
Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish is published by Feeding Minds Press, a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education.
6. Brock the Rooster – Big John’s Barnyard Talent Show
by Adam Brockway (Author) and Amy Eckler (Illustrator)
It’s finally fall on Big John’s farm and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for Big John’s Barnyard Talent Show! Join Brock the Rooster as he sets off on an optimistic endeavor in hopes to discover a talent of his own.
7. The Barnyard Dance
by Sandra Boynton
Everybody sing along—because it’s time to do-si-do in the barnyard with a high-spirited animal crew! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of board books, here is BARNYARD DANCE, with Sandra Boynton’s twirling pigs, fiddle-playing cows, and other unforgettable animals.
8. Tractor Mac Worth the Wait
by Billy Steers (Author)
The pigs, Pete and Paul, are eager to help Farmer Bill grow the best and biggest watermelons so he’ll win at the annual Fruit and Vegetable Show, but their overzealous efforts to help the melons grow faster end up destroying the entire melon patch. Tractor Mac and friends teach Pete and Paul that with patience and care, they too can grow a prize melon.
9. Farm Boots
by Lisl H. Detlefsen (Author), Renee Kurilla (Illustrator)
Grab your boots it’s time to explore life on a farm! In joyful verse follow a diverse cast of families as they work together to care for crops and animals on their farms through spring, summer, fall and winter.
Farm Boots is published by Feeding Minds Press, a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education.
10. Springtime Babies (Little Golden Book)
by Danna Smith (Author), Takako Fisher (Illustrator)
It’s springtime on the farm–and that means adorable piglets, lambs, and ducklings are waiting to be discovered. The perfect Easter or baby shower gift, and fun to read all year long!