National Farm Workers Day
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March 31 is National Farm Workers Day, where we honor the labors of farmers. From growing crops in the field to tending to cows and chickens, farmers work diligently every day to maintain the land and animals in their care. Without them, we would not have fresh veggies and fruits in our stores. So let’s celebrate the farmers today by visiting a farm in the area or starting a garden of your own.
Charlotte’s Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer’s Field, by Erin Rounds; illus. Alison Carver (Tilbury House Publishers) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Animals, Series, ages 7-12.
The Farm, by Emily McKay (Penguin Young Readers / Berkley) — Fiction, Prose, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Teen.
Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell; illus. Helen Oxenbury (Candlewick) — Fiction, Board Book, Animals, Concepts, ages 4-6.
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; illus. Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Reader to Eaters) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, Sports, Food, ages 7-12.
The Farmer, by Liesbet Slegers (Clavis) — Fiction, Board Book, Animals, Concepts, ages 0-3.
Flip Flap Snap! Farm (A Mix-And-Match Pop-Up Book), by Carmen Saldaña; illus. Carmen Saldaña (ABRAMS / Abrams Appleseed) — Nonfiction, Board Book, Novelty / Pop-Up, Animals, Concepts, ages 4-6.
Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market, by Michelle Schaub; illus. Amy Huntington (Charlesbridge) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Poetry, Humor, Science, ages 4-6.
Goodnight Tractor: The Perfect Bedtime Book!, by Michelle Robinson; illus. Nick East (Sourcebooks / Sourcebooks Wonderland) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Series, ages 0-3.
Grandma’s Farm, by Michael Garland (Astra Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Series, ages 4-6.
Mechanimals, by Chris Tougas (Orca Books Publishers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, ages 4-6.
National Trust: Big Outdoors for Little Explorers: Farm, by Anne-Kathrin Behl (Nosy Crow) — Fiction, Board Book, Animals, Series, ages 0-3.
A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime Party, by Chelsea Cates and Quinn Metal Corbin (Running Press Kids) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.
One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book, by Devin Scillian; illus. Doug Bowles (Sleeping Bear Press) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, History, Concepts, ages 7-12.
Pirates on the Farm, by Denette Fretz and Gene Barretta (Zonderkidz) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Religion, Series, ages 4-6.
The Sun Is Late and So Is The Farmer, by Philip C. Stead; illus. Erin E. Stead (Holiday House / Neal Porter Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.
Celebrate National Farm Workers Day by reading a book!
List compiled by CBC’s resident holiday expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other CBC Holiday book lists on our blog.