Non-Fiction Finder: Farm & Pets for Young Kids

Curious about your kitty? Diggin' your dog? Fascinated with the farm? Come grab some curiosity fulfilling books about the farm and your pets. These books are perfect ways to solve questions and ignite a craving in your young child for more information about the world they see. In this section, you can find excellent books with general information on breeds or animals or you can follow a story about a specific pet or farm.

E 636 COO - Farm by Elisha Cooper. There are so many goings-on at the farm! Cooper captures all the excitement from animals to farming to day-today life in her unique presentation of multiple vignettes per page. Preschool+



E 636 LAB - Two Bobbies: A True Storu of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery. A 2011 Monarch Award Honor book, Two Bobbies celebrates the enduring friendship between a dog and a cat. It's always delightful to hear a story of two unusual animal friends, and this friendship is just that--cute and touching. A great factual book to pair with discussions on Hurricane Katrina. Preschool+




E 636.5 FRA - (oliver) by Christopher Franceschelli. Oliver was just an egg and there was not much to do being an egg until, one day... A short book that fully utilizes it's format. Interactive with a neat surprise. Infant-Preschool





E 636.68 RAW - If You Were a Parrot by Katherine Rawson. A collection of silly illustrations of giggling children with parrot features. Imagine what you could do with a sharp beak, or talons, or an ability to imitate the telephone. A fun look at the features of a parrot. Preschool+




E 636.7 MUN - Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean. Meet ten shelter dogs turned circus stars by the tenacity of Luciano Anastasini. The author profiles each dog, allowing children to pick their favorites and follow them through the story. It's amazing to watch how Luciano transforms "troublesome" behavior into special attributes that help them perform. Best thing about it--it's all true! Kindergarten+



E 636.7 SHO - Dogs, Dogs, Dogs: All About... by Erika Shores. Large, full page photos document a particular breed in action--or inaction. Basic introduction with three sentences per page on work duties, puppy stage, taking care of the particular breed, and more. Yet, even with the short text, there is plenty of vocabulary and images to spark further conversation. Current breeds include Beagles, Rottweilers, Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers, German Shephards, Chihuahuas, and Boxers. Toddler-Kindergarten


E 636.7 WAH - Don't Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs by Wendy Wahman. A rhyming, storybook feel gives this non-fiction book extra character. Florescent colors with wild illustrations tell basic rules when dealing with pooches of all different personalities. I can see this fun book being read many times--all the better to keep kids safe around dogs! Preschool+



E 636.8 HOL - Why Do Cats Meow? by Joan Holub. Cats have unique tendancies including hissing, rubbing against your leg, and pouncing. Quench your curiosity in this question-answer format. 1st grade+