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Agriculture-Related Books

Farm Animals in Fantasy and Fiction — Cows

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Cronin, Doreen, and Betsy Lewin
Little Simon, 2011
Grades K-3
The cows on Farmer Brown's farm have discovered a typewriter. Soon, they're leaving notes for him demanding blankets to keep warm. But when he refuses to give in, they go on strike. Can a solution be found to return the cows to work?
Georgie Lee
Denslow, Sharon Phillips, and Lynne Rae Perkins
Greenwillow, 2002
Grades 3-6
Georgie Lee is Grandma's cow, a smart cow, surprising J. D. with how cleverly she gets rid of pesky flies. She's good at escaping her pasture, ending up on Grandma's porch eating ears of fresh corn out of a bowl. And she's the ghost that startles Grandma and J.D. as they explore an abandoned house. But best of all, she's the reason elderly neighbor Effie is saved after a fall leaves her stranded in a field.
Hank, the Cowdog: 20th Anniversary Edition
Erickson, John R.
Puffin, 2003
Grades 4-7
Hank the Cowdog, head of ranch security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.
Oliver's Milk Shake
French, Vivian
Orchard, 2001
Grades PreK-3
Oliver is a picky eater, but his Aunt Jen is determined to change his ways. Oliver learns to like milk through a visit to the farm and Aunt Jen's yummy milk shakes.
The Milkman's Boy
Hall, Donald
Walker, 1997
Grades K-4
Paul Graves is coming of age during a time when horses and carriages shared roads with Model Ts, and new technology changed old ways of doing things. His father calls the new invention of pasteurization nothing but a fad...until one day a fever strikes Paul's sister, and his family learns a hard lesson about the need to balance change and tradition.
When Pigasso Met Mootisse
Laden, Nina
Chronicle, 1998
Grades 2-4
Pigasso, a talented pig, and Mootisse, an artistic bull, live across the road from one another, but when conflicts arise they build fences that ultimately become modern art masterpieces. Includes biographies of the real-life artists, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Sugar Lump, The Orphan Calf
Simmons, Lynn Sheffield
Pelican, 2003
Grades 3-6
This story features a newborn calf found lying alone in the pasture by a twelve-year-old girl, Marcy. Without any hesitation she takes on the responsibility of raising the calf she names Sugar Lump. As the calf grows, Sugar Lump and Marcy experience many adventures and form a unique bond.
Grady's in the Silo
Townsend, Una Belle, Bob Artley and Yolanda Powell
Pelican, 2003
Grades K-3
Based on the true story of Grady, the silo cow from Yukon, OK.
Activities for use with Grady's in the Silo. The book's author is Una Belle Townsend, and teacher and school librarian from El Reno.
Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea
Wheeler, Lisa, and Ponder Goembel
Atheneum, 2002
Grades PreK-2
Compelled to follow her dreams, dairy cow Moo leaves behind the farm's fields of waving wheat for the rollicking waves of the ocean. A stint as galley cook to the feline crew of the Cat's Meow is cut short by a storm that tosses Moo "into the brew" where she is quickly rescued by a pair of her cousins, the sea cows, and escorted to a cattle barge. But the gang with studded ears on board turns out to be a bunch of "looting steers cow buccaneers." Luckily Moo wins the heart of captain Red Angus and encourages him to abandon his pirate ways for married life on the Jersey shore.