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Soils Ag Mag

This Ag Mag answers the question “What is soil?” Learn the difference between sand, silt and clay, kinds of soil around the U.S. and globe, related careers and much more!

Water.Sources.Use.Conservation

Water: sources, use, conservation introduces 3rd to 5th grade students to the one resource we cannot live without, but take for granted. Water explains, in an engaging student friendly manner, the Hydrologic Cycle, showing how water moves from one physical state to another and how each of these states affects agriculture. It introduces students to watersheds, river basin, and wetlands; explains why irrigation is an important component of good water stewardship.

This book is no longer in print; once the stock is gone, it is gone.

The Vibrant Variety

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of plant scientist and ag journalist. You can also download for free here: http://myamericanfarm.org/classroom/ecomics/books

The Very Oldest Pear Tree

In the 1630s in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a Puritan settler planted a pear tree?the first pear tree in America. More than a century later, the tree still bore fruit, impressing a famous poet and one of the first US presidents. The pear tree survived hurricanes, fire, and vandalism, and today, more than 350 years after it was first planted, it's alive and strong, and clones of it grow all around the U.S.

The Hundred-Year Barn

In this joyful celebration generations of family and their tender connection to the barn, Newbery Medal - winning author Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Kenard Pak spin a tender and timeless story about the simple moments that make up a lifetime.

 

This beautiful picture book is perfect for young children who are curious about history and farm life.

The Fruit We Eat

Gail Gibbons combines a clear, simple text with her signature illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.

The Bug Girl

Real-life 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

The Apple Orchard Riddle

  • Mr. Tiffin and his students from the popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? book are back in this sequel. 
  • In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students go on a school trip to an apple orchard. On their trip they learn all about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. 
  • This book also celebrates the different learning styles of children.
  • Perfect for K-3rd grade students!

Thanksgiving Is…

Explaining the roots of our familiar fall holiday in ancient harvest celebrations, Gail Gibbons’ clear, kid-friendly language is accompanied by colorful watercolor illustrations.

Pumpkin Countdown

In this fun rhyming book, a class goes on a trip to the pumpkin patch! Here, they count everything in sight. This Pre-k-2 book explores counting down and numerous pumpkin facts. Perfect for the fall season!

Popcorn Country: The Story Of America’s Favorite Snack

Kids love food--and they especially love to eat popcorn!  Get a step-by-step examination of the history and science behind America's favorite snack. Best for K-3 readers. Hardcover.

PB&J Hooray Educator’s Guide

  • The perfect classroom accompaniment to “PB&J Hooray!” it contains 5 lessons that address Literacy and Math standards
  • Students will learn about rhyming words, how different foods grow, shapes, the process from seed to sandwich and more!
  • Also includes suggested lesson extensions, more activity suggestions and book recommendations.
  • Targeted to grades Pre K - 3rd (age 4-8).

PB&J Hooray

  • From peanut, grape, and wheat seeds to sandwich, PB & J Hooray! is all about how peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made. The story begins with the kitchen and works backward to the shopping, delivery, production, harvesting, farming, and planting processes! In fun, rhythmic language, readers discover how peanuts become peanut butter, grapes are made into jelly, and wheat turns into bread.
  • Targeted audience age 4-8 (Pre K-3rd grade).

My American Farm Coloring Book & Game Guide

  • This coloring book and game guide demonstrates the new games and resources available at www.myamericanfarm.org
  • Contains activity pages and agricultural facts on each page.

Lincoln Clears A Path

President Lincoln cleared a path to better farming, improved transportation, accessible education, and most importantly, freedom. Author Peggy Thomas uncovers Abraham Lincoln's passion for agriculture and his country while illustrator Stacy Innerst cleverly provides a clear look as President Lincoln strives for positive change.

How To Grow An Apple Pie

It’s easy to make an apple pie, but what does it take to make the apples? Sophie is about to find out! First, the apple trees need to be about six years old? just like Sophie. Next, they need to be pruned, and the bees have to pollinate their blossoms! After that, the tiny apples grow through the summer until they’re ready to pick in the fall. Finally, it’s time for Sophie to make the perfect pie.

Honeybee

Award-winning author Candace Fleming describes the life cycle of the honeybee in accessible, beautiful language.

Full Of Beans Educator Guide

This educator guide for grades 3-5 accompanies the 2020 Book of the Year “Full of Beans”! Students will learn about the many uses of soybeans, plant growth, where soybeans are grown and more.

Extra Cheese, Please!

Cris Peterson's first book tells the story of her own farm and the journey of milk from cow to mozzarella cheese on a pizza. It begins with the birth of a calf and acknowledgement that a cow must have a calf before she can give milk. The book details cattle feed (silage and grain), shows the herd being milked in a pipeline system, milk pick up and sampling, the cheese making process, and concludes with a recipe for cheese pizza. The book includes a glossary and list of books for further reading.

Dive In! Exploring The Science Of Water And Food Production

These Problem-Based Learning methods will engage students in the science of water and food production. Best for 6-8th grade students. Questions include:

  • Why do we need water? 
  • Where does water come from?
  • Is all water the same?
  • How can we responsibly use water?
  • How can I be involved with water?

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