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Mark the 2019 Suffolk Show with our top farm-related titles for young children

Written by · Published May 28, 2019

Old MacDino had a Farm, Look and Find On the Farm, Tess the Tractor

The Suffolk Show 2019 takes place on 29 and 30 May. To mark the occasion we’ve picked out some of our favourite farming-themed children’s books.

Why not come and see us at the Suffolk Show?

Farm Friends: baby’s first book of animals, by Susie Brooks, Dawn Machell & Kay Vincent

“This title features rhyming text and colourful illustrations describing the day to day life of a farm and the animals and people who live on it.”

Let’s Go to the Farm!, by Caryl Hart & Lauren Tobia

“Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It’s boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen’s eggs to be hatched!”

Look, there’s a Tractor!, by Esther Aarts

“Follow the holes to read the story in this interactive farmyard adventure! Little ones will love finding the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what they become.”

Oh Dear!, by Rod Campbell

“Buster goes down to the farmyard to fetch the eggs for grandma. But where will he find them? Lift the flaps, meet all the farm animals, and help Buster find an egg for his breakfast.”

Farm Babies, by Rod Campbell

“This board book is about a visit to a farm and the reader is invited to visit all the baby animals, finally meeting the baby chicks which are actually fluffy.”

On the Farm, by Axel Scheffler

“Little ones can join in the fun on the farm by pulling out the sliders, jiggling the animals and making all the different noises! Quack along with the ducks, moo with the cows and neigh with the horses.”

Peppa at the Petting Farm, by Mandy Archer

“Peppa is very excited for her first trip to the petting farm! She can’t wait to hold and stroke all the little animals, including chicks and guinea pigs. Which animal will she cuddle next?”

Tess the Tractor, by Peter Bently & Sébastien Chebret

“Meet Tess the tractor, Whizzy Wheels Academy’s latest recruit! Follow her as she learns all about her role on the farm and what her job entails.”

Spot & Say Farm, by Anne Passchier

“The family favourite game ‘I Spy’ is brought to life in this fun book - can you spot the cow and her calf on the farm? Giant peek-through flaps offer clues to help guessing, and there are lots of other animals to spot, too.”

Picken: mix and march the farm animals!, by Mary Murphy

“What do you call a cross between a lamb and a calf? How on earth do you make a ‘googlet’? Children will love to mix up the heads and tails of different farmyard animals to invent hilarious new ones, while developing their matching skills as they work out how the animals should look.”

Flip Flap Snap! Farm, by Carmen Saldaña & Joanna McInterney

“Whoever heard of a fr-abbit? Or how about a ch-eep? Flip the flaps to come up with fun combinations that put a new twist on farm creatures, but watch out, these animals bite!”

Dinosaur Farm!, by Penny Dale

“They’ve built, they’ve zoomed, they’ve rescued, they’ve flown into space and they’ve even fought off baddy pirates, but now our dynamic team of dinosaurs have moved to pastures new - literally - working hard on the Dinosaur Farm!

“Join them as they plough the stony soil, feed the sheep, cut the corn in a combine harvester and much more! But what are they preparing all their animals and crops for? And where are they travelling to in their tractor? Why, it’s a farm show! But will they win the grand prize?”

Old MacDino had a Darm, by Becky Davies & Ben Whitehouse

“Old MacDino’s farm is full of dinosaurs! With a Stegosaurus stomp-stomping here and a Triceratops crash-bashing there, they’re causing havoc everywhere! What’s a farmer to do?”

Old Macdonald’s Things That Go, by Jane Clarke & Migy Blanco

“Old Macdonald’s farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens and horses, but what he really loves is his colossal collection of vehicles! From bicycles, tractors and buses, to boats, fire engines and aeroplanes, there are lots of things that go on Old Macdonald’s farm, and the animals love to join in with the fun, too.”

Willian Bee’s Wonderful World of Tractors and Farm Machines, by William Bee

“William Bee has a teeny tiny tractor for picking fruit, the widest tractor in the world that can cover acre after acre, tractors for pulling ploughs or for pushing smelly loads of manure, and his combine harvester. And don’t forget his animals, including Daisy and Buttercup plus Brian the horse. The Cone family are back to help on the farm, as is Sparky the dog.”

Look and Find On the Farm, by Kirsteen Robson & Gareth Lucas

“A wonderfully illustrated puzzle book teeming with all kinds of farmyard animals to spot, count and match. The intricate illustrations make these seemingly simple puzzles a lot harder than you might think!”

199 Things on the Farm, by Gabriele Antonini, Nikki Dyson, Mar Ferrero & Holly Bathie

“This varied picture reference book contains 199 individual items found around farms. Children will enjoy spotting farm vehicles, buildings, animals, fruit and vegetables, plus some less familiar things.”

What Do Machines Do All Day?, by Jo Nelson & Aleksander Savić

“What do machines do all day? Find out in this fully illustrated book that features more than 100 machines and things that go. Little ones can explore fourteen scenes set in diverse places - including the farm, the city, the construction site, the space centre and the airport - then turn the page to find out what each machine is called, and what it is used for.”

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.