When the Troublesome Triplets–Mr. Omi, Mr. Omaye, and Mr. Ono–complain that they have seen ghosts in Farmer Tanaka’s field, Papa sets off with his son to hunt the ghosts. Set in California in the 1920s, this delightful father-son story speaks to all young children who yearn to overcome their fears. Readers also come to realize
All year long Chico and his family move up and down the state of California picking fruits and vegetables. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts at a new school again. Often other children pick on him – maybe because he is always new or maybe because he speaks Spanish sometimes. Chico’s first day
This bilingual (Spanish/English) book tells the story of Diego and his family, migrant farmers who move from state to state picking fruits and vegetables. Each day brings a new experience–a different place, a different crop, and different people to meet. But no matter where Diego goes, his radio goes with him–it helps him to learn
This bilingual memoir by Mexican-American poet Juan Felipe Herrera depicts his childhood as a migrant farm worker. Herrera recounts the joy of eating under the open sky, celebrating at a fiesta with other farm families, and listening to his mother singing Mexican songs and his father calling the doves.
Anna is the child of Mennonites from Mexico, who have come north to harvest fruit and vegetables. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall, sometimes like a jackrabbit in an abandoned burrow, since her family occupies an empty farmhouse near the fields, sometimes like a kitten,
The chickens on the farm have a message for their farm owners! They’re tired of arugula salad, how about putting a fan in their hot coop, and HEY—watch out for that snake in your tent. As the children walk around their beloved farm, they discover more and more chicken talk scratched into the dirt. The family
This is a lyrical bilingual story of how the farm maiden and all the farm animals work together to make the rice pudding—arroz con leche—that they serve at the fiesta. Cleverly incorporating Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page, this book makes learning the language easy
A is for asparagus, ants, and apples that grow on trees. B is for berries, beets, and the buzzing of bees… With rhyming text and colorful pictures, young readers will enjoy learning about farm life through this alphabet book, with words and photos by WNC farmer and photographer Sarah Jones Decker. You can also purchase your own