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Maine Agriculture in the Classroom


Library Resources

General Farm Information

Grades PreK-6
Gibbons, Gail. New York, New York: Holiday House, 1988
The story of life on the farm throughout the year.
The Disappearing American Farm
Grades 6-12
Goldberg, Jake. New York, New York: Franklin Watts, 1995
Past and present story of American Farms.
The Story Of A Farm
Grades PreK-6
Goodall, John S. New York, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1989
A picture book of farms from 1900 - 1950.
Farms Feed the World
Grades PreK-6
Hill, Lee Sullivan. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Carolrhoda Books, 1997
Story and pictures of farms around the world.
The Farm
Grades K-6
Kallen, Stuart A. Edina, Minnesota: Abdo & Daughters, 1997
The story of different farms and what they produce.
The Giant Jam Sandwich
Grades PreK-8
Lord, John Vernon. Boston, Massachusetts:Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972
Fictional rhyme about baiting wasps.
Farming: America at Work
Grades 3-12
Love, Ann and Drake, Jane. Toronto, Canada: Kids Can Press Ltd., 1996
Great story about two teenagers and their jobs on theor farms.
All the Places to Love
Grades PreK-8
MacLachlan, Patricia. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994
Wonderful Pictures. The story of a boy on the farm.
Farming Then And Now
Grades 2-12
Roden, Katie. Brookfield, Connecticut: Copper Beech Books, 1996
Factual account of farming past & present.
Farmer Duck
Grades PreK-6
Waddell, Martin and Oxenbury, Helen. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 1991
Fictional story of a lazy farmer and his enterprising animals.
Global Science
Christenson, John. Kendall/Hunt, 1996
A 4th edition teacher's guide and lab manual.
Dear Children of the Earth
Grades K-12
Schimmel, Schim. NorthWood Press, 1994
Excellent ecological picture book with text that requests our help to save mother earth.
The Midnight Farm
Grades PreK-3
Lindbergh, Reeve. Dial Books for young readers, 1987
Outstanding pictures and story of the farm at night.
Blueberries for Sal
Grades PreK-3
Robert McCloskey, Viking Press, 1976
Wild blueberry picking story.
Walter the Baker
Grades PreK-3
Eric Carle, Simon & Schuster, 1995
A funny story about the invention of the pretzel.
The Rhythms of Farm Life
Farm activities from the Chewonki Foundation
This is the Farmer
Grades PreK–1
Nancy Tafuri, 1994
Easy reader.
Education Young People About Energy for the Environmental Steward
4-H Resource Guide for educators, 1994.
Project Seasons
Grades PreK-6
A wonderful collection of activities for children.
Community Sustainability
Mini-curriculum for grades 9th -12th on sustainable agriculture.
Wild Gulf Almanac
Book of educational resources on habitats and ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine watershed, 1995.
Wisconsin Fast Plants Manual
Bottle biology information
Environmental Resource Guide
Educator's activity guide to air and waste management
Connections to Our Earth
Grades PreK-6
Activities in exploring Maine's natural resources.
Beavers Through Time
Karen Francoeur, 1998
Activity book on beaver on the Penobscot River.
Beneath Our Feet
Grades 3–8
Lessons on Soil
The Giant Carrot
Grades PreK–2
Jan Peck, 1998
Fictional story for beginning readers.
Facts Not Fear
Grades 8-Adult
Sanera & Shaw
A guide to teaching children about the environment.
Field of Genes
4-H activity book on biotechnology in agriculture, 1997.
The Cows Are Our! Two Decades on a Maine Farm
Grades 9-Adult
Trudy Chambers Price 2004
The story of a young woman raising her children on a Maine farm with the challenges associated to both.
Canning Gold, Northern New England's Sweet Corn Industry
Grades 9–Adult
Paul B. Frederic 2002
A historical geography of corn shops in Maine, NH and Vermont from 1873 to 1968.