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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Agriculture-Related Books

Farm Animals in Nonfiction — Dairy Cows

Milk: From Cow to Carton
Econo-Clad, 1999
Grades PreK-3
Aliki takes readers on a guided tour that begins with grazing cows, proceeds through milking and a trip to the dairy, and ends with some different foods made from milk.
Germ Hunter: A Story About Louis Pasteur (Creative Minds Biography)
Alphin, Elaine Marie, and Elaine Verstraete
Carolrhoda, 2003
Grades 4-6
Novel-like biography recounts Pasteur's life from his childhood as a tanner's son to his discovery that germs are the cause of many kinds of illnesses.
The Fight Against Microbes: Pasteur's Story (Science Stories)
Birmingham, Christian
Matthew Price, 2006
Grades 4-6
A Cow's Alfalfa-Bet
Jackson, Woody
Houghton-Mifflin, 2003
Grades PreK-1
Watercolor paintings, one for each letter of the alphabet, from alfalfa to zucchini. Black and white holstein cattle are part of each painting.
Milk: What's for Lunch?
Llewellyn, Claire
Franklin Watts, 2003
Grades 1-3
Coloful, high-quality photos complement the text and help tell the story. The book accurately depicts modern dairy production and processing.
Out and About at the Dairy Farm
Murphy, Andy
Picture Window, 2004
Grades K-5
Introduces calves, heifers and milkers with full-color illustrations and fact-filled text. Includes a topic-related activity, an index, a vocabulary list and fun facts.
Older, Jules, and Lyn Severance
Charlesbridge, 1998
Ever wondered why an ice-cream sundae isn't called an ice-cream Thursday? Having trouble telling a Jersey from a Holstein? Confused about the difference between a cow and a bull? COW has the answers and much, much more.
Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More
Peterson, Cris
Boyds Mills, 2007
Grades PreK-2
Clarabelle represents the average dairy cow in a modern dairy operation. The images depict a free stall cattle operation, a modern milking parlor, bulk tanks holding milk and the total feeding operation. Separate images identify the various components of Clarabelle's complete dairy ration. Includes a glossary.
A Field Guide to Cows
Pukite, John
Scholastic, 1998
John Pukite provides all the facts so even the novice can identify and get to know America's 52 breeds of cattle. Every entry in this entertaining yet completely usable book features an illustration that highlights each breed's most easily identifiable traits, such as coloration pattern and body shape. The book includes a checklist of breeds, a glossary of terms, a listing of breeder associations, and more. Fascinating cow trivia is interspersed throughout.
Cows (Down on the Farm)
Ray, Hannah
Crabtree, 2008
Grades PreK-2
Cows Have Calves
Stone, Lynn M.
Compass Point, 2001
Grades PreK-2
Basics of how dairy calves arrive, what newborn calves do, what they look like and what happens as they grow older. The real-life photographs help simplify complex concepts.
From Grass to Milk
Taus-Bolstad, Stacy
Lerner, 2004
Grades 3-5
Simple sentences describe the process from cow to milking and processing. All the images are of modern farm equipment and modern processing operations. Includes a short glossary.