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One, two, three it’s a farmer’s life for me! Spend a day out in the fields and find out what farmers do! You’ll also find endnotes with fascinating facts about animals and crops. Go to www.barefootbooks.com/farmerslife to access your audio singalong of music by The Flannery Brothers and video animation online. This book is also available in a Spanish edition entitled ¡Vivamos la Granja!

Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.

A book that follows the 26 letters of the alphabet to give young readers a glimpse into farm life.

After her grandfather passes away, Anna finds that she can still connect with him through the seeds he gave her.

When it’s time to pick apples everyone in town helps, including Anna and her family.

It’s fall and that can only mean one thing – time for a trip to the local farm for some apples and pumpkins!

The life of a barn across generations, this story is told from the perspective of the barn.

A fun rhyming story full of farm animal onomatopoeia, this book is a terrific introduction to animals and the sounds they make.

When Beatrice’s family receives a goat, she discovers the many gifts that come along with it including the opportunity to go to school.

A great book for young readers. Follow the animals’ day on the farm from sunrise to sunset.