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Thunderstorm

Arthur Geisert‘s Thunderstorm was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. A wordless picture book, or nearly wordless (there are dates and times for some pictures), account of a thunderstorm and tornado through farm country shows the rush to get the … Continue reading

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Chilly Milly Moo

Milly Moo is different from the other cows–she doesn’t give milk. Not until a cold and blustery day rages does Milly find out what she can give. Fiona Ross‘s illustrations stand out with their muted colours and strong lines. The … 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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Fair Cow

Follow Effie as she gets gussied up for her trip to the state fair where she can’t help but stand out.  Maybe she can’t win the cow’s beauty pageant, but she can win at being Effie. Leslie Helakoski’s Fair Cow … Continue reading

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Heartland: A Prairie Sampler

Yvette Moore’s illustrations paint the prairies with a quiet beauty.  See the haze of ice crystals around the moon or summer snow resting on cattle.  The informative text, by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, point to the unique prairie heritage both author and … 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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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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Big Chickens

Yes, I like chickens.  I used to feed them and gather the eggs when I was a child.  So when these three sister chickens overcome their chicken-y nature by giving the wolf what he deserves, I cheered.  You see, I … Continue reading

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Click, Clack, Moo

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin begs to be read aloud. There is alliteration, rhythm, great vocabulary (ultimatum) and irony. Yet Cronin is able to pack it all into a fun, easy … Continue reading

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