Florida Ag in the Classroom Book List

Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. Book List 

Not all of these books have been previewed by FAITC staff.  Most of the books that designate a reading level have been previewed.  Please preview books before reading to a class and remember to only read books that accurately portray agriculture in a positive light. Primary reading level for grades K-2   Suitable for all reading levels K-5 
Intermediate reading level for grades 3-5


Dairy Books

A Visit to a Dairy Farm, Cynthia McFarland, Atheneum.

Cows in the Parlor, Cynthia McFarland, Atheneum, NY, 1990. 

Extra Cheese, Please!  Cris Peterson, Boyd Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1994.

From Grass to Butter, Ali Mitgutsch, Carolrhoda Books, MN, 1981.

From Cow to Ice Cream, Bertram T. Knight, Children’s Press, NY, 1997.

From Milk to Ice Cream, Ali Mitgutsch, Carolrhoda Books, MN, 1981.

Green Grass and White Milk, Aliki, Crowell.

Hooray for Dairy Farming!  Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, NY, 2000.

Milk, Donald Carrick, Greenwillow Books.

Milk from Cow to Carton, Aliki, Harper Collins Publishers, NY, 1992.

No Milk! Jennifer Ericsson, William Morrow Jr. Books, NY, 1993.

Project Seasons, Deborah Parrella, Queen City Press, VT, 1995.

See How They Grow: CALF, Dorling Kindersley, DK Publishing, Inc. ,NY, 1993.

Thanks to Cows, Alla Fowler, Children’s Press, IL, 1992.

The Amazing Milk Book, Catherine Ross and Susan Wallace, Addison-Wesley Publishing, MA, 1991. 

The Milk Makers, Gail Gibbons, McMillian Publishing Co., NY, 1985.

Winter Barn, Dorothy Ripley, Random House Publishing, NY, 1994.

Fruit and Vegetable Books

All About Seeds, Susan Kuchalla, Troll Associates, 1982.

All Around Pumpkin Book, Margery Cuyler, Holt, 1980.

Apple Picking Time, Michele B. Slawson, Crown.

Bean and Plant, Christine and Barrie Watts, Silver Burdett Press, NJ.

Corn, Elaine Landau, Children’s Press, NY, 1999.

Eating the Alphabet Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.  

Everything Grows, Raffi, Crown.

Flowers, Fruits, Seeds, Jerome Wexler, Prentice Hall, 1987.

Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition, Sally M. Hunter, Lerner Publications Co., MN, 1997.

From Hay Seed to Feed, Jan Arrow, Knopf.

From Soup to Nuts: Multicultural Cooking Activities & Recipes, Gloria lesser Rothstien, Scholastic (Professional Books), 1994.

Fruit, Gallimand Jeunesse, Scholastic( A First Discovery Book), 1989.

Gardening Wizardry for Kids, Patricia L. Kite, Barron’s Educational Series, 1995.

Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.

How a Seed Grows, Lets Find Out About Science Series, Helene Jordan, Harper & Row, 1992.  

How Things Grow – Acorn to Oak Tree, Jan Kottke, Grolier Publishing, 2000. 

How Things Grow – Seed to Dandelion, Jan Kottke, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

I am a Seed
, Jean Marzollo, Scholastic, 1996.

In a Pumpkin Shell, Jennifer Storey Gillis, Storey Communications, VT.

It’s Pumpkin Time, Hall Zoe, Scholastic, 1994.

Kids Gardening, Kevin Raftery, Klutz Press, CA, 1989.

Looking at Plants, David Suzuki, A Book of Things to do and See, Warner Books, NY, 1985.

More Than Just a Vegetable Garden, Kwight Kuhn, Silver Burdette Press, 1990.

Oh Say Can You Seed? Bonnie Worth, Random House Publishing, NY, 2001.

One Bean, Anne Rockwell, Walker Publishing Co., NY, 1998.

One Watermelon Seed, Celia Barker, Lottridge Stoddart Kids, Toronto, 1986.

Planting A Rainbow, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.

Plants Do Amazing Things, Random House, 1971.

Popcorn, Millicent E. Selsam, William Morrow Jr. Books, 1976.

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Jean Titherington, Greenwillow Books, 1986.

Pumpkins, Mary Lyn Ray, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Red are the Apples, Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan, Harcourt, Inc., 2001.

Science with Plants, Mike Univin, Usborne Publishing, Ltd., London, 1992.

Seed to Plant, Gail Gibbons, Holiday House, 1991.

Seeds of Change, Herman J. Viola and Carolyn Margolis, Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, 1991.

Stalking the Wild Asparagus
, Euell Gibbons, McKay, 1978.

Strawberry, Jennifer Coldrey and George Bernard, Silver Burdett Press, NJ, 1989.

The Almond Orchard, Laura Jane Coats, McMillan Publishing Co., NY, 1991.

The Amazing Apple Book
, Paulette Borgeois, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., MA, 1990.

The Amazing Dirt Book, Paulette Borgeois, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., MA, 1990. 

The Amazing Potato Book, Paulette Borgeois, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., MA, 1991.

The Carrot Seed, Ruth Krauss, Harper and Brothers, 1945.

The Flower Alphabet Book, Jerry Pallotta, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1988.

The Garden That We Grew, Joan Holub, Puffin Books, NY, 2001.

The Popcorn Book, Tomie dePaola, Holiday House, 1978.

The Reason for a Flower, Ruth Heller, Grossett &Dunlap, 1983.

The Riddle of Seeds, Winifred G. Hammond, Coward–McCann, 1966.

The Spice Alphabet Book, Jerry Pallotta, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1994.

The Tiny Seed, Eric Carle, Crowell, 1970.

The Victory Garden Vegetable Alphabet Book, Jerry Pallotta and Bob Thomson, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1992.

Tops and Bottoms, Janet Stevens, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, NY, 1995.  

Vegetable Garden, Douglas Florian, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.

Vegetables from Stems and Leaves, Millicent E. Selsam, William Morrow Jr. Books, 1972. 

Why does Popcorn Pop? Catherine Ripley, Owl Books, Toronto, 1997.

General Farming Books

A Calf is Born, Joanna Cole, William Morrow Jr. Books.

A Florida Cattle Ranch, Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. and Lee Grambling, Pineapple Press, FL, 1998.

A Tractor Goes Farming
, Roy Harrington, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, MI, 1995.

All the Places to Love, Patricia MacLachlan, Harper Collins Publishers, 1994.

All Kinds of Farms, Ann Larkin Hansen, Abdo & Daughters, MN, 1996.

Amazing Grazing, Cris Peterson, Boyd Mills Press, PA, 2002

B is for Buckeye, Marcia Schonberg, Sleeping Bear Press, 2000.

Barnyard Tracks, Dee Dee Duffy.

Big Red Barn, Margret Wise Brown, Harper Collins Publishers.

Bluebird Summer, Deborah Hopkinson, Greenwillow Books/Harper Collins Publishers, 2001.

Busy Monday Morning, Janina Domanska, Greenwillow Books.

Century Farm, Cris Peterson, Boyd Mills Press, PA, 1999.

Charlie Needs a Cloak, Tomie dePaola, Simon & Schuster.

Color Farm, Lois Ehlert, Lippincott.

Corn Belt Harvest, Raymond Bial, Houghton Mifflin Company, MA, 1991.

Country Farm, Tomie dePaola, Putnam.

Cotton Now and Then, Karen Bates Willing and Julie Bates Dock, Now and Then Publications, OR.

Crops on the Farm, Ann Larkin Hansen, Abdo & Daughters, MN, 1996. 

Down by the Pond, Margit Cruickshank.

Early Morning in the Barn, Nancy Tafuri, Greenwillow Books.

Epitaph for a Peach – Four Seasons on My Family Farm, Harper Collins Publishers, NY, 1995.

Farm, Ned B. Halley, S. Boughton, 1996.

Farmers, Donna Bailey, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, TX, 1990.

Farmers
, Ann Larkin Hansen, Abdo & Daughters, MN, 1996. 

Farmers, William Russell, Rourke Press, FL 1994. 

Farmer’s Market, Marcie R. Rendon and Cheryl Walsh Bellville, Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 2001. 

Farming, Gail Gibbons, Holiday House, NY, 1988.  

Farming, Ann Love and Jane Drake, Kids Can Press, Toronto & NY, 1996.  

Farming the Land: Modern Farmers and Their Machines, Jerry Bushey, Carolrhoda Books, MN, 1987. 

Farm Animals: Cows, Rachael Bell, Heinemann Library, IL, 2000.  

Farm Alphabet Book, Jane Miller, Scholastic.  

Farm Counting Book, Jane Miller, Scholastic.  

Farm Facts, American Farm Bureau Federation, IL, 1996. 

Farms Feed the World, Lee Sullivan Hill, Carolrhoda Books, MN 1998. 

Food For the World, Su Swallow, Steck-Vaughn, TX, 1990. 

From Egg to Chick, Millicent Selsam, Harper Collins Publishers.  

Harvest, Kris Waldherr, Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 2001. 

Harvest Songs, Ron Hirsh,  Cobblehill Books, 1991. 

Harvest Year, Cris Peterson, Boyd Mills Press, PA, 1996.  

Happy on the Farm, Amy Houts, Dalmatian Press, TN, 2000.  

Hattie and the Fox, Mem Fox, Aladdin.

Heartland, Diane Siebert, Thomas Y Crowell Co., NY, 1989.

Heartland of a Continent, Ron Fisher, National Geographic Society, 1991.

I Can be a Farmer, Kathy Henderson, Children’s Press, IL, 1989.

If it Weren’t for Farmers, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press, IL, 1993.

Let’s Look at Farming, Sylvia Pankhurst, Bookwright Press, NY, 1988.

Little Chick’s Mothers and All the Others, Mildred Luton, Viking.

Mr. Jay in Farmland, Missouri Agriculture in the Classroom, MO.

My Barn, Craig Brown.

My Farm: Chickens, Heather Miller, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

My Farm: Goats, Heather Miller, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

My Farm: Horses, Heather Miller, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

My Farm: Pigs, Heather Miller, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

My Farm: Sheep, Heather Miller, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

On the Farm, poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Little, Brown and Co.

One Cow Moo Moo, David Bennett, Holt.

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, Alice and Martin Provensen, Random House Publishing.

Over in the Meadow, John Langstaff, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Pig in a Barrow, Bert Kitchen.

Pioneer Farm: Living on a Farm in the 1880s, Megan O’Hara, Blue Earth Books, MN, 1998.

Portrait of a Family Farm, Raymond Bial, Houghton Mifflin Company, MA, 1995.

Rosie’s Walk, Pat Hutchins, McMillian Publishing Co.

Seasons on the Farm, Jane Miller, Scholastic, 1986.

Spot Goes to the Farm, Eric Hill, Putnam.

Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails, Nancy Tafuri.

Stranger in the Woods, Carl R Sams II and Jean Stick, Carl R. Sams II Photography and Publishers, 2000.

Sugarbush Spring, Marsha Wilson Chall.

The Cow Buzzed, Andrew Zimmerman and David Clemesha, Harper Collins Publishers.

The Little Red Hen, Paul Galdone, Clarion Books, 1973.

The Farm, Gail Saunders-Smith, Pebble Books, MN, 1998.

The Farm, Stuart A. Kallen, Abdo & Daughters, MN, 1997.

The Farmer Through History, Peter Chrisp, Thomson Learning, NY, 1993.  

The Future World of Agriculture, Wendy Murphy, Grolier Publishing, NY, 1984. 

The Midnight Farm, Reeve Lindbergh, Dial Books for Young Readers, 1987.  

The Ox-Cart Man, Donald Hall, Viking.

The Prairie Alphabet, Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, Tundra.

The Story of a Farm, John S. Goodall, McElderry.

The Year at Maple Hill Farm, Alice and Martin Provensen, Aladdin.

There’s a Hole in the Bucket, Nadine Bernard Westcott, Harper Collins Publishers.

This is the Farmer, Nancy Tafuri, Greenwillow Books, 1994.

Time to Go, Beverly and David Fiday, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.

Waiting for Wings, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2001.

We Need Farmers, Lola M. Schaefer, Pebble Books, MN, 2000.

Welcome to Our Farm, National Pork Producers Council, IA.

What Happens to Your Food? Alistair Smith, Usborne Publishing, Ltd. London, 1997. 

Where Food Comes From, Dorothy Hinshaw Pattent, Holiday House, 1992.

Why do Roosters Crow? First Questions and Answers About Farms, Time-Life For Children, VA, 1995.

Animal and Insect Books

Amazing Bats, Frank Greenway, Alfred A. Knopf, NY.

Amazing Insects, Lawrence Mound, Alfred A. Knopf, NY.

 

Animal Close Ups - The Bee, Paul Starosta, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1991.

 

A Beekeeper’s Year, Sylvia A. Johnson, Little Brown & Co., 1994.

Busy, Buzzy Bees, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press, 1995.

Butterflies, Joni Phelps Hunt, Silver Burdett Press, NJ, 1995.

Chicken and Egg, Christine Bach and Olosen Jens, Silver Burdett Press, NJ.

Cow, Jules Older, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1997.

Going Lobstering, Jerry Pallotta, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1990.

Honeybees, Emily Neye, Golden books Publishing Company, NY, 2002.

Hooray for Beekeeping, Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing Company, NY, 1998.

How Things Grow –Caterpillar to Moth, Jan Kottke, Grolier Publishing, 2000. 

Insects, Joni Phelps Hunt, Silver Burdett Press, NJ, 1995.

Inside An Egg, Sylvia A. Johnson, Lerner Publications Co., MN, 1982.

Let’s Take a Trip to a Beehive, Kathy Furgang, PowerKids Press, NY, 2000.

Life of the Honeybee, Heiderose and Andreas Fischer-Nagel, Carolrhoda Books, 1986.

The Busy Honeybee, Bernice Kohn, Four Winds Press, 1972.

The Fascinating World of Bees, Angels Julivert, Barron’s Educational Series, 1991.

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, Jerry Pallotta, Charlesbridge Publishing, MA, 1996. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Scholastic, 1995.

Holiday and Celebration Books

Anniversaries and Holidays, Ruth W. Gregory, American Library Association, 1983.

Autumn Festivals, Mike Rosen, The Bookwright Press, 1990.

Celebrations, Myra Cohn Livingston, Holiday House, 1985.

Dinosaur’s Thanksgiving, Liza Donnelly, Scholastic, 1995.

Festivals Together: A Guide to Multicultural Celebration, Minda Weston, Judy Large, and Sue Fitzjohn, Scholastic, 1993.

Friendship’s First Thanksgiving, William Accorsi, Scholastic, 1992.

Holidays of the World Cookbook for Students, Lois Sinaiko Webb, Oryx Press, 1996.  (Ages 4-12)

Itse Selu: Cherokee Harvest Festival, Daniel Pennington, Charlesbridge Publishing, 1994.

My First Kwanzaa Book, Deborah M. Newton Chocolate, Scholastic, 1992.

Oh, What a Thanksgiving! Steven Kroll, Scholastic, 1988.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving, Theresa Celsi, Raintree Publishers, 1989.

Thanksgiving Day, Dennis Fradin Brindell, Enslow Publishers, 1990.

The American Book of Days, Jane M. Hatch, H.W. Wilson, 1978.

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, 1990.

Food Books

Bread, Bread, Bread, Ann Morris, Lothrop Lee Shepard, 1989.

Bread is for Eating, David and Phyllis Gershator, Henry Holt and Co., 1995.

Chocolate: From Start to Finish (Made in the USA), Samuel G. Woods, Blackbirch Marketing, 1999.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,  Judi Barrett, Atheneum, 1978.

Dumpling Soup, Jama Kim Rattigan, Little, Brown & Co., 1998.  (Ages 4-8)

D.W. the Picky Eater, Marc Tolon Brown, Little, Brown & Co., 1995.  (Ages 4-8)

Food: Apples, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Bread, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Eggs, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Honey, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Milk, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Pasta, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food:  Potatoes , Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Pumpkins, Ernestine Giesecke, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Food: Rice, Louise Spilsbury, Heinemann Library, 2001.

Foods, Feasts, Cooks and Kitchens, Richard Tames, Franklin Watts, 1994.  (Ages 9-12)

Good Food: I Like Bagels, Robin Pickering, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

Good Food: I Like Cheese, Robin Pickering, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

Good Food: I Like Chocolate, Robin Pickering, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

Good Food: I Like Corn, Robin Pickering, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

Good Food: I Like Ice Cream, Robin Pickering, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

Good Food: I Like Oranges, Robin Pickering, Grolier Publishing, 2000.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, Marjorie Priceman, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. (Ages 4-8)

Lunch, Denise Fleming, Henry Holt and Co., 1992.

Messipes, Lynn Gordon, Random House Publishing, NY, 1996.

Pancakes, Pancakes, Eric Carle, Picture Book Studio.

Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, Cinnamon Toast: Food Riddles for You to Guess, Argentina Palacios, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1992. (Ages 4-8)

Science in the Kitchen, Rebecca Heddle, Usborne Publishing Ltd., London, 1992.

The Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao, Allen M. Young, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day, Loreen Leedy, Holiday House, 1994. (Ages 4-8) 

The Kids’ Book of Chocolate, Richard Ammon, Atheneum, 1987.

The Science Chef Travels around the Word: Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids, Joan D’Amico and Karen Eich Drummond, John Wiley, NY, 1996.

Today is Monday, illustrated by Eric Carle, Philomel Books, 1993.  (Ages 4-8)

Novels

A Land Remembered Volume I (student edition), Patrick D. Smith, Pineapple Press, FL, 2001.

A Land Remembered Volume II (student edition), Patrick D. Smith, Pineapple Press, FL, 2001.

Strawberry Girl, Lois Lenski, Harper Trophy, NY, 1973.


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