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Little ones love farm animals, and they’re sure to love these farm books for preschool ages. These picture books will teach little ones about life on the farm.
As you begin planning your farm activities for preschoolers, be sure to leave room in your plan for some great farm-themed picture books. These are great for introducing kids to farm animals and life on the farm.
Farm Books for Preschool
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about life on the farm.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Farm Book – This sweet story details the daily routines of Betty and Bobby, and their farm animal friends the sheep, the pigs, the ponies, the chickens, the cows, and the geese.
Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm – Uh-oh. Mrs. Wishy-Washy is at it again. Rubbing and scrubbing all the animals on the farm. But this time they aren’t standing for it. Duck, Cow, and Pig are leaving mean old Mrs. Wishy-Washy for good!
Over on the Farm – Welcome to the farm, where pigs roll, goats nibble, horses gallop, hens peck, and turkeys strut! Count, clap, and sing along to the classic tune of “Over in the Meadow” while learning about life on a classic farm.
The Cow Said Neigh! – Children will laugh out loud when the cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, and the dog wants to be inside like the cat.
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm – This story brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for sing-along time with young readers.
Big Red Barn – Rhymed text and illustrations introduce the many different animals that live in the big red barn.
Cows Can Moo! Can You?: All About Farms – Join the Cat in the Hat as he spends a day on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Greenbean and their three little Greenbeans: Jean, Dean, and baby Irene!
Grandpa’s Tractor – Grandpa Joe takes his grandson Timmy back to the site of his family’s farm, where the old house and a ramshackle barn still stand. The visit stirs up memories for Grandpa Joe—in particular, the majesty of his own father’s shiny red tractor, now rusting in the forgotten fields.
Saving Emma the Pig – Welcome to Apricot Lane Farm, a unique world full of true stories about heartwarming animals’ relationships and the special people who care for them.
Night Night Farm – It’s nighttime down on the farm. The animals are in the barn and it’s time to say a soft and cozy, “Night, night.”
Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Here’s a fresh Little Golden Book edition of the classic children’s singalong song, brought to life by a popular illustrator!
Farm Crops! Plants That Grow on Farms – Aside from animals, there are also plenty of greens to see at the farm. Read on to identify some of the crops normally seen in farms.
Winter on the Farm – Winter has come to the Wilder family farm in upstate New York. Almanzo goes through his afternoon barn chores, and then sits down to eat a hearty farm supper with his family.
Gizelle’s Silly, Soggy Day – Gizelle the silly sheep is about to find out who her real farm friends are when she wanders from the flock and falls through a bridge into a rushing creek during a rain storm.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type – Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down.
OUR FAVORITE FARM RESOURCES
Toddlers and preschoolers will love moving the animals around the farm in this farm playset travel toy.
This Fun on the Farm John Deere playset includes tractors, trailers, farm animals, farmer, and more!
Add some Old MacDonald Had a Farm finger puppets to your pretend play area, and your kids will act out their favorite farm stories over and over again.