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Fiction

Nonfiction tale of a spider’s life.

Simplistic alphabet poems using descriptive Autumn words.

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

This coming of age story captures the moment in time when a child discovers that the outside world doesn’t always view him or his family the way that he does. A boy and his father take their handmade baskets into the city to sell, and the boy is called a ‘hillbilly’ by someone in town. This causes him to question his own future as a basket-maker.

A hard working bear and a lazy bunny both plant tomatoes with different results.

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 spider who loves to knit helps out their friend the bee.

Spend the day with grandpa, a beekeeper, and discover the wonder of bees.

You learn a bit about worms and keeping a diary–and you get plenty of laughs. (For instance, one page reads “June 15 – My older sister thinks she’s so pretty. I told her that no matter how much time she spends looking in the mirror, her face will always look just like her rear end.” See?)

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