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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

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Agriculture-Related Books

Crops - Peanuts

Peanut Butter Party: Including the History, Uses and Future of Peanut Butter
Charlip, Remy
Tricycle, 2004
Grades K-4
Celebration of the world of peanut butter with riddles, recipe, edible arts and crafts, games and a one-act play.
Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book
Cleary, Brian P.
Millbrook, 2001
Grades PreK-2
Colorful collages, hidden letters, word pictures, and alphabet sentences are presented in rhyme. By melding together nonsensical sentences that are as wacky as the illustrations, Cleary is able to use verbs and adjectives as well as nouns.
In the Garden
Grigsby, Susan, and Nicole Tadgell
Albert Whitman, 2010
Grades K-3
Sally is a young girl living in rural Alabama in the early 1900s, a time when people were struggling to grow food in soil that had been depleted by years of cotton production. One day, Dr. George Washington Carver shows up to help the grownups with their farms and the children with their school garden. He teaches them how to restore the soil and respect the balance of nature. He even prepares a delicious lunch made of plants, including "chicken" made from peanuts.
From Peanut to Peanut Butter
Keller, Kristin Thoennes
First Facts, 2004
Grades 2-5

The Life and Times of the Peanut
Micucci, Charles
Sandpiper, 2000
Grades 4-7
What are peanuts - are they peas or are they nuts? Do they grow above or below ground? Who invented peanut butter? This picture book, with its concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations, ranging from the humorous to the scientific, offers a spirited introduction to the life cycle, many uses, and historical influences of the peanut.
George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor
Monroe, Judy
Capstone, 2005
Grades 1-8
Tells the story of George Washington Carver, with black and white photos.
Carver: A Life in Poems, Front Street, 2001
Nelson, Marilyn
Young Adult
In this biography in poems, Nelson traces the life of George Washington Carver, from his recovery after being kidnapped in infancy to his death. The life in between is characterized by hard work, intellectual curiosity, personal humility, devotion to the betterment of black Americans, enormous self-possession, and practical Christian piety.
From Peanut to Peanut Butter
Nelson, Robin
Lerner, 2004
Grades PreK-3
Depicts the whole plant with the peanuts attached at the roots, harvesting, sorting, roasting and peanut butter making. Includes a glossary.
George Washington Carver: Ingenious Inventor
Olson, Nathan
Capstone, 2006
Grades 1-7
Comic book-style word balloons tell the story of George Washington Carver, beginning with his life as a slave, his mother's kidnapping and his adoption by the Carvers, his education and his success as an inventor. Includes a timeline of his life, a glossary and recommended reading list.
Jake Goes Peanuts, Feiwel & Friends
Wright, Michael
Grades PreK-2
Jake's food of choice is peanut butter. In an attempt to expand their son's palate, his parents offer to add peanut butter to each meal. After a week of meals such as peanut butter pot roast served with peanut butter rice, Jake's obsession starts to wane and he starts to crave a more balanced diet.