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Maine Agriculture in the Classroom


Library Resources

Commodities & Crops

Corn Belt Harvest
Grades K–6
Bial, Raymond. Boston Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991
Contains facts about planting and harvesting Corn.
Cranberries: Fruit of the Bogs. Burns
Grades 2-12
Diane L. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Carolrhoda Books, 1994
The complete story of cranberry production, harvesting and processing.
Pancakes, Pancakes!
Grades PreK-6
Carle, Eric New York, New York: Simon & Shuster, 1990
The story of what ingredients are used for pancakes and where they come from.
Grades 2-8
Coldrey, Jennifer and Bernard, George. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1988
The story of how strawberries grow.
Pancakes for Breakfast
Grades PreK-2
DePaola, Tomie. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1978
Picture book about making pancakes.
Tony's Bread
Grades PreK-6
DePaola, Tomie. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989
The story of an Italian baker making bread.
Gracias a las Vacas
Grades PreK-6
Fowler, Allan. Chicago, Illinois: Childrens Press, 1992
Short story of making milk in Spanish.
Thanks to Cows
Grades PreK-6
Fowler, Allan. Chicago, Illinois: Childrens Press, 1992
A short story about making milk.
The Little Red Hen
Grades PreK-6
Galdone, Paul. New York, New York: Clarion Books, 1973
Classic tale about making bread.
The Milk Makers
All Ages
Gibbons, Gail. New York, New York: Simon & Shuster, 1985
The story of how milk is made and processed.
Bread and Jam for Frances
Grades 2-6
Hoban, Russell. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1964
Fiction about eating jam sandwiches every day.
Apple Trees
Grades 2-12
Johnson, Sylvia A.. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Company, 1983
Complete story of trees throughout the seasons.
Grade 3 and above
Johnson, Sylvia A.. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Company, 1982
A factual account of silk production.
From Blossom to Honey
Grades PreK-6
Mitgutsch, Ali. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carolrhoda Books, 1975
Short story about how bees make honey.
Bread, Bread, Bread
Grades PreK-2
Morris, Ann. New York, New York: Mulberry Books, 1989
Picture book of breads from around the world.
Animal World: Sheep
Grades PreK-6
Potter, Tessa and Bailey, Donna . Austin, Texas: Steck-Vaughn Company, 1989
The story of sheep and wool production.
What's for Lunch?: Corn
Grades PreK-6
Robson, Pam.. Danbury, Connecticut: Children's Press, 1998
The story of growing and processing corn.
What's for Lunch?: Rice
Grades PreK-6
Robson, Pam. Danbury, Connecticut: Children's Press, 1998
The story of growing and processing rice.
Grades PreK-6
Williams, Brian. Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1993
Facts about fishing all over the world.
Take a Cook on the Wild Side
Grades 7-12
20-minute video, teacher's guide and assessment tools on the topic of Beef Safety, Nutrition and Preparation. Sponsored by The National Cattleman's Assn. in 1999.
Once There Was a Tree
Grades K–6
Romanova, Natalia. Dial Books, New York, 1985
The story of the progression in the life of a tree.
Growing Cranberries
Grades 2–6
Activities on Cranberries.
The Great Pumpkin Project
Article from People, Places and Plants on a school pumpkin project, Spring 1977.
Bee-ing Interactive
Grades 2-6
Edith Sisson, 1998
Lessons on honey bees and pollination for grades 2nd–6th.
Jamie O' Rourke and the Big Potato
Grades 1–6
Tomi dePaolo, 1992
An Irish folktale.
Cotton's Journey
A kit which teaches about the growing and processing of cotton.
The Great Potato Plot
Grade 5
Facts and activity guide for growing potatoes
Potato Math & Science
Grades 2-6
Nancy Wright
Potato activity guide for grades 2–6.
Christmas Tree Education Kit
5 lessons on Christmas trees from the New York Christmas Tree Growers Assn., 1996
Aquaculture in Maine
Curriculum guide for secondary school teachers.
Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes
Grades 2–8
Rosalind Creasy, 1994, Planting a garden rainbow style.
Hooray for Dairy Farming
Grades 1–8
Bobbie Kalman, 1998
Milk from moo to you!
Extra Cheese Please
Grades PreK–6
Chris Peterson, 1994
Mozzarella's journey from cow to pizza.
Grades PreK–6
Tessa Potter & Donna Bailey, 1990
The story of wool production.
Rice – Grain of the Ancients
Grades 3-12
Eames & Sheavey
4-H Activity guide for grades 3rd – 12th.
Hooray for Orchards!
Grades 1–8
Bobbie Kalman, 1998
The orchard story from tree to dessert
Hooray for Sheep Farming
Grades 1-8
Bobbie Kalman, 1998
All about sheep farming for grades 1st – 8th.
Hooray for Beekeeping
Grades 1–8
Bobbie Kalman, 1998
From flowers to honey the story of bees.
Wool: Farm to Fabric, Naturally
Kit with filmstrip & audio cassette, fibre, lessons and story of wool.