Agricultural Booklist

An Agriculture Interest Booklist I created:

Anything to add?



Introduction to Basic Farm Concepts:

Animals, Plants, Seeds, Soil

The Milk Makers, by Gail Gibbons

From Seed to Plant, by Gail Gibbons

Farming, by Gail Gibbons

The Honey Makers, by Gail Gibbons

Pigs, by Gail Gibbons

Chicks and Chickens, by Gail Gibbons

Farm by Elisha Cooper

The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

Dirt, the Scoop on Soil, by Natalie Rosinsky

Grade 1

Basic Farm Concepts I:

Basic Farm Concepts, Machines, Seasons, Farming as a career, Compost

Jobs on a Farm, by Nancy Dickmann

Food from Farms,  by Nancy Dickmann

Farm Machines, by Nancy Dickmann

Plants on a Farm, by Nancy Dickmann

Seasons on a Farm, by Nancy Dickmann

How a Seed Grows, by Helene Jordan

From Seed to Plant, by Allan Fowler

Compost Stew, Mary McKenna Siddals

The Vegetables We Eat, by Gail Gibbons

Grades 2-3

Basic Farm Concepts II:

Basic Farm Concepts I, International Farming, Autobiography of a Farm,

How Do Apples Grow?, by Betsy Maestro, Guilo Maestro

A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds, by Jean Richards

From Cow to Ice Cream, by Bertram Knight

From Wheat to Pasta,  by Robert Egan

Milk, From Cow to Carton, by Aliki

A Day in the Life of a Farmer, by Heather Adamson

Farms around the World, by Catherine Veich

Fantastic Farm Machines, by Cris Peterson

Seed, Soil, Sun, by Cris Peterson

Clarabella, Making Milk and So Much More, by Cris Peterson

The Year at Maple Hill Farm, by Alice and Martin Provensen

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, by Alice and Martin Provensen

Grades 4-5

Basic Farm Concepts III:

Basic Farm Concepts II, History of Farming in the United States

The Complete Little House Series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farm Anatomy, the Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life, by Julia Rothman

The Life and Times of the Peanut, by Charles Micucci

Our Farm, Four Seasons with Five Kids on one Family’s Farm, by Michael Rosen

Amazing Grazing, by Cris Peterson,

Century Farm, by Cris Peterson

Growing and Eating Green, Careers in Farming, Producing and Marketing Food, by Ruth Owen

Dish on Food and Farming in Colonial America, by Anika Farajado

Soil, A Resource Our World Depends On, by Ian Graham

Grades 6-8

Basic Farm Concepts IV:

Basic Farm Concepts III, History of Farming in Ipswich, Ancient Agriculture

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, By Barbara Kingsolver

Epitaph for a Peach, Four Seasons on my Family Farm, by David Matusomo

Growing a Farmer, by Kurt Timmermeister

Horse Drawn Days, A Century of Farming with Horses, by Jerry Apps

When Chores Were Done, by Jerry Apps

Our Farm, by Jerry Apps

Oranges on Golden Mountain, by Elizabeth Partridge, Aki Sogabe

The Butter Man, Elizabeth Alalou, Ali Alalou

Ancient Agriculture, From Foraging to Farming, Michael Woods

Collection of Local Stories, COA, Ipswich

Complete Collection of Works, by James Herrriot

Family Friendly Farming, by Joel Salatin

Grades 9-12

Advanced Farm Concepts:

Basic Farm Concepts IV, History Farming and Culture, History of Farming in New England, History of Farming in Massachusetts, Analysis of Food and Farm Practices,

Heirloom, Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer, Tim Spark

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal, War Stories from the Local Food Front, by Joel Salatin

The Omnivores Dilemma, The Secret Behind What You Eat, by Michael Pollan

Citrus, A History, By Pierce Laszlo

Turn Here Sweet Corn, Organic Farming Works, by Atina Diffley

The $64 Tomato, By William Alexander

The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, By Wendell Barry

Folks This Ain’t Normal, A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World,   by Joel Salatin

Up We Grow: A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm
by Deborah Hodge

Seed Underground, A Growing Revolution to Save Food, by Janisse Ray

Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin

Small Scale Grain Raising, The Contrary Farmer and At Nature’s Pace by Gene Logsdon
The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmidt and Sally Fallon,
Raw Milk Revolution by David Gumpert,
Malabar Farm by Louis Bromfield

Keeping a Family Cow, by Joann Grohman
New England:

Shucked:  Life on a New England Oyster Farm, by Erica Byers Murray

The Real Dirt, by John Carroll

A Long Deep Furrow, Three Centuries of Farming in New England, By Mark Russell

Against the Tide, The Fate of New England Fishermen, by Richard Adams Carrey

Cranberry Harvest, by Joseph Thomas


Farmers and Fishermen:  Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1830, by Daniel Vickers

Three Farms, by Mark Kramer

Founding Farms, Portraits of Five Massachusetts Family Farms, by Stan Sharer

The Great Meadow, Farmers and the Land, by Bryan Donahue