Farm life is full of so many learning opportunities for kids. From fruits and vegetables to animals and seasons, there are lots of lessons that can be learned from farms. This list of farm books for preschool will help toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age students learn about life on the farm. These Farm books for Preschoolers will have kids dreaming of living on a farm.
Farm Books for Preschool
Kids are fascinated by life on the farm! From huge machinery, seeds that grow into huge fruits and vegetables you can eat, and all the cute farm animals – it is loads of fun! Use these fun farm books for preschoolers to help introduce kids to a variety of noises, smells, jobs, and things to to on a farm. From catchy rhymes to beautiful illustrations – toddlers, prek, kindergartners, and grade 1 students will love these favorite farm picture books about farmers and farm animals.
Farm Books for Preschoolers
Big Red Barn was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Felicia Bond. Follow along with the farm animals as this lyrical book takes readers through a day in the barnyard. The text is reminiscent of her classic Goodnight Moon, and the corresponding illustrations share the same soothing feeling.
On the Farm was written by David Elliot and illustrated by Holly Meade. This collection of poems explores the different animals living on the farm. The rhyming text is paired with striking woodblock print illustrations that will draw young readers in.
Apple Farmer Annie was written and illustrated by Monica Wellington. This colorful board book follows Annie, a young apple farmer, as she harvests her apples. The text introduces counting and sorting concepts, while the bright illustrations show some of the delicious ways that she uses the apples that she harvests.
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Farm Animals was written by Catherine D. Hughes. This vibrant board book uses simple text and large, clear photographs to introduce little ones to animals who live on the farm.
Barnyard Dance! was written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton. Join the silly barnyard animals in this fun board book as they participate in a square dance. The peppy rhyming text is full of fun dance moves, and the illustrations feature adorable animals done in Boynton’s signature style.
Good Night Farm was written by Adam Gamble and illustrated by Cooper Kelly. This farm themed addition to the Good Night Our World series takes readers through a day on the farm. The text and illustrations highlight the foods, animals, and machines that can be found on the farm. Click here for more bedtime books for kids!
Barnyard Banter was written and illustrated by Denise Fleming. This striking book introduces little ones to the different noises made by animals on the farm. The rhyming text is simple, but contains lots of fun noises for kids to say out loud. The bold illustrations use bright colors and lots of texture to bring the animals to life.
Farm Animal Books for Preschoolers
The Little Red Hen was written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. This adaptation of the popular fable uses beautifully detailed illustrations to teach readers about hard work and teamwork. The illustrations are full of incredible details, featuring lots of familiar barnyard animals.
How Kind! was written and illustrated by Mary Murphy. This tale of friendship and kindness follows a group of barnyard animals as they offer each other one act of kindness after another. The illustrations are simple, showing the various animals as kind and friendly characters. Find more kindness books on this list!
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type was written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. This hilarious barnyard tale follows a group of animals who gain access to a typewriter and begin sending messages to the farmer. Kids will love following the silly antics of the animals.
The Cow Said Neigh! was written by Rory Feek and illustrated by Bruno Robert. This silly story turns the barnyard on it’s head, when each animal begins to wish that they were like another. The story is accompanied by bright and adorable illustrations, and the book reminds readers that everyone has something special..
Little Red Rolls Away was written by Linda Whalen and illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris. This story follows a red barn who wakes up one day to find that his animal friends have all disappeared. He is then transported to somewhere new. This story of change and moving to new places will resonate with kids facing change in their own lives.
Night Night, Farm was written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn. Follow along with the farm animals as they prepare for bed. This sweet rhyming board book uses vibrantly colored illustrations and a gentle rhyming text to lull the reader to sleep.
Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm was written and illustrated by Billy Steers. When Tractor Mac arrives at the farm, he takes over all the duties that Sibley the horse used to do. But when Tractor Mac finds himself in trouble, will Sibley be able to help? This sweet story is paired with beautiful, detailed illustrations that showcase the adorable Tractor Mac and his barnyard friends.
Winter on the Farm was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and illustrated by Jody Wheeler. This illustrated addition to the Little House series of books introduces the reader to life on the farm. The story follows a young boy named Almanzo and his family as they live on the farm during the winter months. The soft illustrations have a nostalgic feel, perfect for fans of the Little House series.
Pip & Pup was illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. This wordless picture book tells the story of a small chick named Pip and a puppy named Pup who learn to share and play together in the barnyard. The illustrations are adorable and full of fun details that tell the whole story, and encourage kids to create their own.
Old MacDonald Had a Truck was written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban. This fun spin on the classic children’s song introduces the reader to a variety of trucks and machines that Old MacDonald has on his farm. The text explores the jobs of the different vehicles, and the illustrations show familiar farm animals driving and controlling the machines. Find more books about trucks and construction vehicles here!
The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm was written and illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join the popular Bear family as they visit Farmer Ben’s farm. The rhyming text highlights all the chores that need to be done on the farm. The illustrations are done in the same style that readers have loved for generations.
Olive the Sheep Can’t Sleep was written by Clementina Almeida and illustrated by Ana Camila Silva. Olive the Sheep loves playing with her barnyard friends during the day. But now it is time for bed and she just isn’t ready to sleep. The text follows her attempts to fall asleep like her friends. The text is backed by sleep science, with tips sprinkled throughout to help parents ease their kids to sleep.
Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter was written by Eugenie Doyle and illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. This beautifully illustrated story follows a family as they prepare their farm for the winter. The text is simple with only a few lines per page. The illustrations steal the show with lush and detailed artwork.
Looking for more FREE farm printables to help kids learn a variety of skills? You will love these resources:
- Sequencing Cards – farm to table jam, milk, bread, chocolate, eggs, and orange juice (matching sequencing worksheets)
- Farm Kindergarten Sight Words Games
- Printable Farm CVC Words Activity
- Money Farm Worksheets
- Tractor Worksheets for practicing making alphabet letters
- Farm cutting practice worksheets
- Fun-to-Read Farm Books for Preschool
- Lots of CLEVER Farm Activities for Kids
- Farm Alphabet Mats
- Counting Farm Animals Readers
- Super cute free printable Farm Worksheets for Kindergarten
- C is for Cow letter of the week unit with crafts, activities, and printables for kids
- Farm Writing Prompts or these On the Farm Writing Prompts
- Printable Puzzle Farm animals and their babies
- Farm Free printable books for beginning readers
- Life on the Farm Hidden pictures printable worksheets
- Farm Building Sentences Cut and Paste Reader
- Seasons worksheet about life on the farm
- Super cute Farm Coloring Pages
- Farm ABC Order Worksheets
- Free Farm Color by Number Worksheets for workign on number recognition
- Do-a-Dot NUMBERS Farm Worksheets
- Kindergarten Farm Unit – over 220+ pages for Preschool, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade
- Educational Farm Activities
- CUTE Preschool Farm Activities Free Worksheets to work on a variety of skills
- Huge set of Free Farm Worksheets for Kindergarten
- Farm Animals and their Homes Flip Book
- Counting farm animals worksheet pages for numbers 1-10
- Printable Farm Scavenger Hunt for Kids
- HUGE Farm Animals Worksheet Pack with lots of math and literacy for early learners
- Farm themed free printable cutting activities for preschoolers
- Number Sense Puzzles – Farm Activities for Preschoolers
- Farm Animal Tracing Worksheets
- FREE Farm Animal Puppet Printables
- Farm Writing Numbers in Words Worksheets
- Simple Sentences for Kindergarten Worksheet – Farm theme
- I Spy Farm Animals Printables
- LOTs of ideas in this Farm Theme Preschool
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