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Domestic Animals: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about domestic animals?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to domestic animals. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about domestic animals.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about domestic animals can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Pig and Pug
Written by Laura Marchesani and Jarvis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

A story of an unlikely, but adorable, friendship! Pig lives on a farm with lots of other animals. All the animals have friends, but Pig does not. One day a new animal comes to the farm. Pug has a curly tail like Pig. Pug plays in the mud like Pig. Pug even snorts like Pig. Pug is not a pig, but maybe, just maybe, Pig and Pug can be friends!

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Little Blue Truck
Written by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Jill McElmurry
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. With a text full of truck sounds and animal noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

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Wally Does Not Want a Haircut
Written & illustrated by Amanda Driscoll
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Wally the sheep does not want to get the haircut he really needs, even after all the other farm animals get new hairdos, but when his shaggy wool gets him in trouble, he has no choice but to ask for a trim.

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Open the Barn Door
Written by & illustrated by Christopher Santoro
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-3

From the creator of OPEN THE GARAGE DOOR comes the hit lift-the-flap board book all about your favorite farm animals!

Spend a day on the farm and explore all the animal sights and sounds! Featuring 10 lift-the-flaps and a variety of barnyard favorites, including horses, chickens, cows, and pigs, this board book is a fun-filled introduction to life on the farm.

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Chicken Lily
Written by Lori Mortensen & illustrated by Nina Victor Crittenden
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Chicken Lily may be a lot of things—a careful colorer, a patient puzzler, and a quiet hide-and-seeker (she never made a peep!)—but brave has never been one of them. That’s why, when a school-wide poetry jam is announced in class, Lily is terrified. Will she sound like a bird brain?

Although Lily’s friends Baabette and Pigsley try to encourage her, Lily feels like a rotten egg. Finally, Lily realizes that she must put her best claw forward and prove that even chickens aren’t chicken all the time.

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  • Blue Chicken - An enterprising chicken attempts to help an artist paint the barnyard and accidentally turns the whole picture blue.

  • The Very Busy Spider - The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, in a book featuring thermographic pages and a raised spider web that can be felt as well as seen. On board pages.

  • Business Pig - Right from the start, everyone at the barnyard knew Jasper was different: “What we have here is a gen-u-WINE Business Pig!” No playing in the mud for him; Jasper preferred bookkeeping and charts. Most of all, he longs for a forever home. But no matter how many resumes Jasper hands out, no one adopts him. Can this business pig find that special person who means business, too?

  • The Gobble, Gobble, Moooooo Tractor Book -

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Findus Disappears!
Written & illustrated by Sven Nordqvist
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Findus—the adorable, clever little cat—and Pettson—the loving forgetful farmer—in this charming series of illustrated storybooks filled with humor and heart. Old man Pettson is lonely until his neighbor brings him a box that reads: “Findus Green Peas.” But when Pettson opens the box he doesn’t see peas . . . he sees a tiny kitten. Pettson’s lonely days are over and he talks like he’s never talked before—and soon Findus himself is talking. What a cat he has! But when the house is suddenly quiet and empty, Pettson knows something is wrong—Findus is missing!

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Moo!
Written by Matthew Van Fleet & illustrated by Brian Stanton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

From the creator of the New York Times bestsellers Heads and Dog. Oink, cluck, squeak, moo . . . cock-a-doodle-doo! Ingeniously designed flaps and pull tabs, accompanied by pettable textures, offer a flock of interactive fun in this innovative introduction to seven species of barnyard residents. Toddlers will delight in identifying and imitating each critter!

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A Piglet Called Truffle
Written by Helen Peters & illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Meet Jasmine Green – an aspiring veterinarian who adores animals! Can her kindness and know-how save a piglet in trouble in this delightful series debut? Jasmine Green loves animals. Her mother is a veterinarian. Her father is a farmer. And her brother and sister are . . . well, they’re mostly annoying. But being in the Green family means seeing and taking care of animals all the time. While helping her mom on a house call, Jasmine visits a new litter of piglets and discovers a forgotten runt hidden underneath its brothers and sisters. Poor little piglet. It is so tiny that it can’t even drink! Its owner refuses to rescue it. So it is up to Jasmine to save the pig . . . secretly. What will happen if anyone finds out? Author Helen Peters and illustrator Ellie Snowdon introduce the irresistible pair of clever, caring Jasmine and lovable Truffle, while capturing the beauty and bustle of a family farm. A kind of James Herriot for a new generation, this first book in the Jasmine Green series is for anyone who loves helping animals.

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Cow Said Neigh!: A Farm Story
Written by & illustrated by Bruno Robert
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From New York Times bestseller Rory Feek, one half of the singing duo Joey+Rory, comes The Cow Said Neigh!, a fun and humorous tale of farm animals who wish they were like the other animals . . . which leads to a farm-full of confusion! Children will laugh out loud when the cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, and the dog wants to be inside like the cat. The Cow Said Neigh! will teach children: Animal sounds with clever rhymesHow to celebrate the unique strengths in each of usThis delightful book is perfect for: Reading out loud at home or in classroomsAges 4-8

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A Squash and a Squeeze
Written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The return of a contemporary classic from the internationally bestselling team of Julia Donaldson and Axel SchefflerWhen a little old lady can’t stand her tiny house any longer, a wise old man gives her some strange advice… And soon her house is feeling smaller than ever, with a hen, a goat, a pig, and even a cow trampling all over her kitchen! But the wise old man has one piece of advice still to give and may yet be able to solve the little old lady’s problems.Adapted from a classic folktale, A Squash and a Squeeze was the very first picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, before they went on to become international stars for their beloved picture books, including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Long out of print in the US, A Squash and a Squeeze is back and ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

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  • Barnyard Dance! - Everybody sing along—because it’s time to do-si-do in the barnyard with a high-spirited animal crew! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of board books, here is BARNYARD DANCE, with Sandra Boynton’s twirling pigs, fiddle-playing cows, and other unforgettable animals. Extra-big, extra-fat, and extra-fun, BARNYARD DANCE features lively rhyming text and a die-cut cover that reveals the wacky characters inside. Guaranteed to get kids and adults stomping their feet. The “Barnyard Dance! song, performed by John Stey, is available for download.

  • Good Night, Little Blue Truck - The #1 New York Times Bestseller Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends! A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it’s easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh . . .

  • A Ruckus in the Garden - Pettson and Findus are back in this uproarious tale about gardening! When Pettson announces that it’s time to plant seeds in the garden, Findus, his cat, plants a meatball. The hilarity continues as each night their hard work is undone by hungry chickens, then a rogue pig. When cows set up shop, Pettson and Findus must hatch a plan to protect their garden and Findus’s meatballs.

  • Do Cows Meow? - Moo, meow, BAA! Kids will have a blast as they lift the flaps to learn lots of barnyard animal sounds. Do cows sing? Do cows cuckoo? All I know is cows go . . . MOO! Simple, rhythmic, and lots of fun, this big, brightly illustrated board book will have kids happily imitating all kinds of animal “talk.” For each creature–including a sheep, duck, frog, and cat–a giant “mouth” flap lifts up to reveal a new animal sound that will surely inspire a symphony of baa-ing, ribbiting, and meowing. And, at the end, children can open two barnyard gates to see and say all the animal sounds again.

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Tiny Farm
Written by & illustrated by Suzy Ultman
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Embark on a Tiny Tour! These adorable shaped board books take young readers on a tour through a teeny world with every turn of the page. Die-cuts on each page lead to the next adventure, finally ending in the comforts of home. Toddlers will delight in guessing what comes next while learning essential prediction skills. Shaped like buildings and featuring neon accents throughout, these cute books have great value and will prove irresistible to children eager to create their own tiny world.

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Big Red Barn
Written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by Felicia Bond
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-3

Margaret Wise Brown’s simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This board book edition features sturdy pages and is just the right size for toddlers.

As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard.

In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond’s atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story.

Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler’s library.

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Abre La Puerta del Granero...
Written by Random House & illustrated by Christopher Santoro
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Disfruta de un d�a en la granja y descubre c�mo son los animales y los sonidos que hacen para comunicarse. Levanta las 12 tapitas de este libro de cat�n y podr�s reconocer muchos de tus animales favoritos, como caballos, pollos, vacas y cerdos. Aprende c�mo es la vida en una granja. Spend a day on the farm and explore all the animal sights and sounds! Featuring 12 lift the flaps and a variety of barnyard favorites, including horses, chickens, cows, and pigs, this board book is a fun-filled introduction to life on the farm.

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Mootilda's Bad Mood
Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz & illustrated by Claudia Ranucci
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

“Ranucci’s bright illustrations of wide-eyed farm critters are engaging and lively, and the details demand repeated readings. . . . A barnyard parable sure to lighten bad mooods.”–Kirkus Reviews “I’m in a bad MOOOOOOD!” Mootilda’s in a bad mooood! She wakes up on the wrong side of the the barn and experiences one ca-lamb-ity after another. She skips and trips and spills milk everywhere. She tries to alley-oop but misses the hoop, and there’s a big crash at the chicken coop. Her day has been terri-bull! Is there any way Mootilda can turn her bad mooood around?

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Moo
Written by Jaye Garnett and Cottage Door Press & illustrated by Joy Steuerwald
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-5

Meet all the animals as you peek and explore around a farm! Each scene features a pair of lift-a-flaps with peekaboo surprises. Inside the flaps, you’ll find fun facts about the animals in the artwork.

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  • The Perfect Nest - “Perfect fine-feathered fun.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It’s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up (¡Caramba!), but so do a duck (Sacré bleu!) and a goose (Great balls of fire!). Feathers get ruffled – and Jack gets much more than breakfast – in a funny tale rich in detail, with a sweet final twist.

  • Five Fuzzy Chicks - Five adorable chicks are determined to have some fun before bed in this rhyming story with counting elements. Goodnight Moon meets Big Red Barn in this gently humorous counting read-aloud, perfect for spring! It’s time for bed, then five fuzzy chicks race out of the coop. But as they visit each animal on the farm, the chicks can’t help but fall asleep one by one—the dog is so snuggly and the hay is so comfy! Before long, the sleeping chicks are scattered all over the farm! What will Mama Hen do? With irresistible artwork, Five Fuzzy Chicks is a sweet spin on the bedtime story incorporating rhyme and counting.

  • Cow Says Meow (a Peep-And-See Book) - A humorous picture book filled with wordplay and mixed-up onomatopoeia, Cow Says Meow features bold graphic art, silly animals, and unique cover cut-outs at the front and back. Cow says . . . Meow! Cat says . . . Neigh! . . . or does it? With bold graphic art and a punny narrator, this zany picture book is full of outrageously mixed-up animal sounds. Puns and wordplay will leave readers giggling through the roller-coaster of sounds all the way to the final pages featuring the correct animal noises. Cow Says Meow is a perfect read aloud for home, the classroom, or anywhere else, and will delight fans of Cece Bell’s I Yam a Donkey and David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken.

  • The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung - This is the bilingual story of the farm maiden and her cadre of animals, who craft a festive piñata for a surprise celebration. “The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung” is a beautiful and lively companion to the award-winning “The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred.” A young girl sets out on errands for the day, and while she’s gone, the farm maiden prepares a piñata with help from a boy, horse, goose, cat, sheep, and farmer. After they all fall asleep in the afternoon sun, they must hurry to finish preparations in time. Key English words change to Spanish as the cumulative verse builds to the celebratory ending. With the familiarity of “The House That Jack Built,” the tale cleverly incorporates Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page. This book makes learning the language easy and fun. Back matter includes a glossary, definitions, and directions for making a piñata at home.

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This Little Chick
Written & illustrated by John Lawrence
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Who says a little chick can’t make big, loud animal noises?

Most little chicks barely make a peep, but not this little chick! While his brothers and sisters nestle close to their mother hen, this little chick struts off on his own to make some new friends in the farmyard. And he has a wonderful time of it - sliding off the back of a shiny pink pig, hopping along with frogs, skipping with a flock of frisky sheep, and imitating all the sounds these animals make. Full of playful detail, John Lawrence’s bold, energetic engravings will keep toddlers smiling, long after the oinking, mooing, baaing, and quacking are over.

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Chickens to the Rescue
Written & illustrated by John Himmelman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet the most heroic chickens in town! On Monday, Farmer Greenstalk dropped his watch down the well. . . . On Tuesday, Mrs. Greenstalk was too tired to make dinner. . . . Who will help the poor Greenstalk family? Chickens to the rescue! The amazing chickens on the Greenstalk farm race to help various family members and farm animals every day of the week. Every day until Sunday, that is, when Emily Greenstalk has a little trouble . . . John Himmelman’s expressive illustrations are filled with the kind of hilarious details that will delight young readers. The fun here comes from all the frenzy in the pictures, and it will take kids more than one look to see all the silliness. - Booklist

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Babe the Gallant Pig
Written by Dick King-Smith
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the “Knopf Paperbacks” line.”An animal fantasy which will inevitably becompared to “Charlotte’s Web.”..Combines a robust pleasue in the smell andfeel of rural surroundings with a humorous affection for all livingcreatures…a splendid book.” “The Horn Book,” starred reviewAn ALA Notable BookA “Boston Globe-Horn Book” Honor BookA “Horn Book” Fanfare Honor BookAn IRA/CBC Children’s ChoiceAn NCTE Teachers’ Choice

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Turkey Trick or Treat
Written by Wendi Silvano & illustrated by Lee Harper
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Everyone loves Halloween candy–even Turkey. But how can he and his barnyard friends get any when the farmers give it out only to children? With a costume, of course! As his pals look on, Turkey comes up with one clever costume after the next. Each trick gets better and better…but will Turkey and his friends end up with any treats? This hilarious companion to Turkey Trouble and Turkey Claus is filled to the brim with holiday fun.

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Cow Boy Is Not a Cowboy
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Goat Girl and Merle: an irresistible pair of characters who show young readers that the best friendships are built on more than first impressions. Goat Girl–an adventurous goat–lives on Humdrum Farm, a place where everything is ordinary, and she’s looking for some excitement . When she meets Merle–a bull–she mistakes him for a cowboy since he’s both a cow and a boy. Cowboys aren’t ordinary so Goat Girl can’t wait to introduce herself. “HOWDY COWBOY!An annoyed Merle insists he’s not a cowboy. But will this not-a-cowboy change his mind when his rootin’-tootin’ dream has a chance to come true?Saddle up and find out in this hilarious, rollicking unlikely friendship story perfect for fans of Jory John’s Goodnight Already!, Ryan T. Higgins’s Mother Bruce, and Suzanne Lang’s Grumpy Monkey.

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  • Barnyard Bedtime - The perfect nighttime readaloud for your little farmer!It’s bedtime at the farm, and all the animals need to go to sleep. But, oh no! The cows are in the pig’s pen, the pigs are in the hen house, the hens are in the horse’s stall, and no one is where they’re supposed to be! Can you find all the animals and get them into their proper beds before the night is through? Little ones will be lulled to sleep right alongside the farm animals in this quirky and sweet board book.Nighttime floats across the farm.It’s time for sleep, of course.But something here is not quite right…Where’s the pig and cow and horse?

  • The Cow Loves Cookies - The horse loves hay, the chickens need feed, the geese munch on corn, the hogs devour slop, the dog eats treats, but the cow loves…COOKIES? Don’t miss this barnyard treat, featuring a new cover, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Bear series. With an original twist on the ordinary barnyard picture book, this read-aloud from bestselling author Karma Wilson is a clever exploration of a curious incident on the farm. As the farmer makes his rounds each day, most of the animals chew on the foods a young reader would expect. But when it’s time to feed the cow, she feasts on a special treat! Wilson’s signature style and Marcellus Hall’s spirited watercolors will delight children on and off the farm–because when it comes down to it, who doesn’t love milk and cookies?

  • Be Careful What You Sniff for - Sent to the backyard for breaking a tick-tock-ticking toy, Sparky (an adorable but clumsy sheepdog puppy) immediately begins his favorite activity: diggety-dig-digging. Little does he know, he’s about to dig up the most amazing toy ever–a magic bone! With one bite into that sparkling bone, Sparky is magically transported to London, where he makes new friends, sees the sights, and gets into a bit of trouble. Join Sparky on his adventure to see how he escapes and makes it back home!

  • Farm - Find out the different names for mother and father animals on the farm — and then lift the flap to find the babies and learn what they are called. This striking, satisfying introduction to animal families features screen-printed artwork and bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers.

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Wannabe Farms
Written by Brian McCann & illustrated by Meghan Lands
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A hilarious book for animal lovers and risk takers everywhere! Brian McCann introduces us to Wannabe Farms, and we never want to leave. - Amy Poehler From acclaimed comedy writer Brian McCann comes Wannabe Farms, the insanely funny, rhyming collection of stories that asks the question: What do farmyard animals really want to do with their lives? Welcome to Wannabe Farms, a farmyard where the animals like to wonder and dream, plot and scheme, and definitely not act how they’re supposed to. In rhyming verse, Brian McCann (writer for Conan O’Brien) shows us what happens when cows want to drive, pigs dream of being sophisticates, and sheep take their hairstyles into their own hands (well, hooves). Together, what emerges is a delightful, hysterical romp through the farmyard, as animals discover the place where dreams meet their limits, and the power of adjusted expectations. With hilarious two-color illustrations on every spread, this collection of stories brings Shel Silverstein and Old MacDonald together in a way readers young and old have never seen before!

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Spot Goes to the Farm
Written & illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Spot searches for new babies among the farm animals, each of which greets him with its own distinctive noise. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.

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Otis and the Kittens
Written & illustrated by Loren Long
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, it hasn’t rained in a long time and farmers all over the valley have grown anxious with water in such short supply. One hot afternoon, when Otis and his friends are resting beneath the shade of the apple tree, Otis spots something moving down in the valley—an orange tabby cat headed straight for the old barn. But then Otis sees something else that causes his engine to sputter . . . a swirl of smoke coming from the same barn. A fire!

As Otis races toward the fire with his friends in tow, he spots the tabby cat mewing in alarm. Otis rushes inside to discover the source of the cat’s worries–her little kittens are perched up on the hayloft, scared. Otis never hesitates. Yet even after he delivers a tractor full of kittens safely outside, their mama remains upset. Re-entering the burning barn, Otis discovers why: one tiny kitten, still too scared to move. With a friendly chuff, Otis coaxes her down and she scampers out the door. That’s when the floor collapses with a CRASH, trapping the tractor. Now Otis, the friend everyone can count on, must count on his friends.

Told with a sense of play and devotion, this is a heartwarming tale that reminds readers that sometimes even those who we count on to help us need a little help themselves. From the creator of Otis, Otis and the Puppy, and the illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama.

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Cows in the Kitchen
Written & illustrated by Airlie Anderson
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

His fields are empty, so Tom Farmer is looking for all the farmyard animals. He’s in for a big surprise when he finds them! What will he do to sort them out? Die-cut holes in each page hold clues to what follows, with lots of scope for imitation and expression. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.

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Chicken Dance
Written by Tammi Sauer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Determined to win tickets to an Elvis Poultry concert, hens Marge and Lola enter the Barnyard Talent Show, then, while the ducks who usually win the contest jeer, they test out their abilities.

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  • Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure - It’s time for the annual Corn Maze Festival. The farm is bursting with activity. Cluck Whack! The chickens build a fence around the cornfield. Moo Thwack! The cows give the barn a fresh coat of paint. Thump. Quack! Duck builds the ticket booth for the hot-air balloon ride. Everyone is excited. Well, Duck is not excited exactly. But he has a plan. As Farmer Brown designs the corn maze for the festival, Duck does some designing of his own. Guess who’s in for a big surprise? The always-creative, always-hilarious, always-champions-of-corn-mazes pair who brought you Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and Duck for President have planned a terrific event. Step right up, folks.

  • Punk Farm - From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo. After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed. But meanwhile, back at the barn . . .Cow sets up her drums.Pig plugs in his amp.Goat tunes his bass.Chicken sets up her keyboards.And Sheep checks the microphone. They are Punk Farm and tonight they’re ready to ROCK! With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald - this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering–and singing–along.

  • Millie and the Big Rescue - A game of hide and seek on the farm goes awry when Millie gets stuck in her hiding place at the top of a tree. But when the farmer and all the other animals try to help, they get stuck as well. Who will rescue Millie and her friends?Millie’s charming comedy of errors is back in full effect, guaranteeing this new installment in the series will be a hit among young readers as it introduces essential members of the community: firefighters!

  • Sorry (Really Sorry) - “Clever, funny, and true–really.”– Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “The animals, rendered expressively by Bliss, learn what kids already know and adults too easily forget: the capacity to say “I’m sorry”–and mean it–is no small thing.”–PW (starred review) A sweet and thoughtful picture book about how one act of kindness can change the world, written by publishing legend Joanna Cotler and illustrated by New York Times bestseller Harry Bliss. Cow was in a nasty mood. When Duck came along Cow kicked mud in her face.”Why’d you do that?” asked Duck.”I felt like it,” said Cow. “And I’m not sorry.” Little did Cow know that her bad mood would spread to the whole farm. But it does when Cow passes her anger along to Duck who takes it out on Frog who is mean to Bird who upsets Goat who bothers Pig. Until good-hearted Dog turns things around by showing kindness to Pig, turning not sorry into sorry (really sorry). But will that be enough to mend all of the hurt feelings on the farm? With a charming text by Joanna Cotler and beautiful artwork by New York Times bestseller Harry Bliss, this is a picture book about the power of reactivity and how to diffuse it with love. Being sorry (really sorry) can make a world of difference and make your world different too.

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Animal Farm
Written by George Orwell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 18-

Since its publication fifty years ago, “Animal Farm” has become one of the most controversial books ever written. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world. This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication. It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, “Animal Farm” is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called “the conscience of his generation.” A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes. This anniversary edition includes Orwell’s proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition. These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel.

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Brave Little Finn
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Meet the adorable and resilient baby lamb Finn in this true story about friendship and courage – a follow-up to the bestselling picture book phenomenon The SheepOver! Newborn lamb Finn, raised inside the farmhouse, isn’t as big and strong as the other animals on the farm. He can’t help but be frightened as he ventures outside and encounters unfamiliar sights, sounds, and creatures. With the help of Farmer John and his animal friends, Little Finn learns to be brave and mighty. This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring real animals on their bustling Vermont farm (including Sweet Pea from The SheepOver!), celebrates the magic of friendship and finding the courage within.

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Not Now, Cow
Written by Tammi Sauer & illustrated by Troy Cummings
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

In this hilarious picture book, all of the farm animals are ready for the seasons to change–but not Cow Rooster and his farm friends are ready for springtime play. But not Cow, who can’t seem to dress for the weather. She’s decked out in a parka and mittens as the first flowers bloom, ski-pants and a wool hat as the summer sun beats down, and a bathing suit and flip-flops when snow starts to tumble. Readers will love shouting out the catchy refrain “Not NOW, Cow!” while learning all about the seasons!

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Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine
Written by Denys Cazet
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Monster in the barn!It is a dark and stormy night. The rooster has seen a monster. Olga the pig has gone missing. And something in the barn is glowing….The farm animals are in a panic, and it’s up to Minnie and Moo to keep their heads and get to the bottom of the strange and alarming events of this eerie night.Best buddies Minnie and Moo return in their seventh delightfully comic adventure for beginning readers.

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow!
Written by Lucille Colandro & illustrated by Jared Lee
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

You won’t believe why the Old Lady swallowed a cow, some hay, a pig, a duck, a horse, a sheep, and a fiddle!There was an old lady who swallowed a cow. I don’t know why she swallowed a cow but she did it somehow!The latest addition to Scholastic’s bestselling series by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee is a fully illustrated board book, perfect for the youngest readers.

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