I loved putting this list together. Working with Minnesota Ag in the Classroom has given me a real appreciation for children’s books that give an accurate portrayal of where their food comes from. They are not listed in any particular order. I am an affiliate for Amazon and if you purchase these books (for no additional cost) I will receive a very small commission.
John Deere, That’s Who. Yes, John Deere is a real person. Learn how he revolutionized agriculture
Full of Beans, Henry Ford Grows a Car. I love this book! How many of you knew that Henry Ford loved soybeans and it’s byproducts such as plastics.
From Wheat to Bread, Who Made My Lunch? Wondering how your bread is made? Where it comes from?
Maple Sugar from the Sugarhouse. Who doesn’t want to learn more about where your maple syrup comes from.
Hey, Hey, Hay. Yes, hay is a crop that is very important to agriculture.
Applesauce Day. Who doesn’t love apples and applesauce?
Goodnight Tractor. All about farming.
Apples and Pumpkins. Kids really love growing pumpkins and eating apples.
Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation. Love history. What a wonderful story.
George Washington Carver for Kids. His Life and Discoveries. Suggested activities included.
The Apple Orchard Riddle. Can you get enough stories about apples?
Time for Cranberries. Think Thanksgiving. Cranberries are an interesting crop to grow. Do you know which state is #1 in producing cranberries?
Pumpkin Jack. I love this book. And what a great story using the science of a decomposing pumpkin.
From Seed to Pumpkin. Read aloud series.
From Egg to Chicken. Yes, the story from egg to chicken.
How Did That Get into my Lunch? Where does your food come from? This book will tell you.
Up, Up, Up, It’s Apple Picking Time. Yes, another apple book.
Pigs and Pork. You will learn all about pigs and pork,
Let’s Find out about Ice Cream. Dairy farming. We can thank dairy cows for ice cream
Meet Pete. Written by Jennifer Campbell. Cattle ranching story.
A Seed is Sleepy. Learn about seed germination.
An Egg is Quiet. Learn about the egg cycle.
The Life Cycle of a Tree. Trees are part of the farming story.
Pumpkins by Ken Robbins. All you ever wanted to know about pumpkins.
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Robot Farm. Read about the technology farms use in modern agriculture.
On the Farm, At the Market. From the farm to market to your house.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Absolutely love this book. Explore the world as you look at the ingredients that make up an apple pie.
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the World. What a great book to learn where our food comes from.
Something Good. A really fun book about wants and needs.
To Market To Market. Learn how our food moves through the markets and gets to your plate.
George Washington Breakfast. Yes, I am a history fan. Love the stories.
Farmer George Plants a Nation. Exploring our nation’s leaders and their agricultural backgrounds.
Tell Me, Tree – Growing trees.
Where Food Comes From by Usborne Books. A very in-depth look at foods and where they come from.
Where Does Brocolli Come From. A book about where vegetables come from.
Before We Eat, Farm to Table.. Learing how our food makes it to our table.