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The Plot Chickens

If you are looking for a funny book about writing, pick up The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane and Herm Auch. Full of egg humour and silly chickens, this picture book still manages to instill sound plot writing tips as well as … Continue reading

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On the Farm

A book of short poems themed around the farm, opening with a rooster crowing and ending with the rabbit listening, is just what we need for early spring. Holly Meade‘s woodcuts lend strong lines to each poem, emphasizing the animal characters … Continue reading

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An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm

Let’s start the new year with an ABC book for more than just the very young.  It’s a hybrid  nonfiction book with a bit of poetry and a few narrative anecdotes rounding out the lush information.  For the very young, … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chicken, Duck

With catchy text and gorgeous pictures, Nadia Krilanovich has created a fun and spunky book about farm animals.  Match animals and their sounds or just enjoy the cadence of the words as you read aloud Chicken Chicken Duck, Horse Pig … Continue reading

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Interrupting Chicken

Familiar bedtime stories get changed around when Interrupting Chicken is around.  A little red chicken jumps into Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Little, passing out sage advice and abruptly ending every story. Funny and full of character, … Continue reading

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Hungry Hen

If reading a book about a hungry hen isn’t enough, take note of the ironic twist ending, which will have kids reading it again and again.  Richard Waring’s clever hen eats and eats, while the fox watching her grows skinnier … Continue reading

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Farm

Author/illustrator Elisha Cooper does farm landscape beautifully in this non-fiction picture book.  Quiet and lovely, this book turns through the seasons of farm-life details with accuracy.  It helps that Cooper grew up on a farm and drove a combine to … Continue reading

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The Carnival of the Animals

Introduce children to poetry, classical music and art all at once with Camille Saint-Saën’s The Carnival of the Animals with new verses by Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Mary GrandPré.  The rhymes are fun to read aloud, … Continue reading

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Barn Dance

Read best with a twang, Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault’s Barn Dance has the rhythm of a square dance.  If you lived on a farm, wouldn’t you want to sneak out in the middle of the night for a … Continue reading

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Barnyard Song

  What started out as a fun farm animal rhyme quickly reeled me in with its surprise twist. Rhonda Gowler Greene’s animals get sick!  Yes, a bee buzzes in with sneezes and suddenly the tunes around the farmyard change as every … Continue reading

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