Farmyard Beat

10 best books like Farmyard Beat (Lindsey Craig): Another, The Watermelon Seed, Moo!, Bear Came Along, I Spy on the Farm, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping, Clip-Clop, I Am Not a Chair!, Big Fat Hen

AuthorChristian Robinson
A 2019 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!

In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative...
The Watermelon Seed
AuthorGreg Pizzoli
With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love.
AuthorDavid LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo! But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?

Pairing two talented creators who managed to tell...
Bear Came Along
AuthorRichard T. Morris

I didn’t know what my picture book world was missing until….

…this sweet read came along! :)

One curious Bear gets the fun rolling with a log ride down the river! Along the way, Bear meets all kinds of new friends and survives all kinds of twists and turns. Jump aboard and see!

I Spy on the Farm
AuthorEdward Gibbs
Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new farmyard animal!

Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the animal. Watch as young children quickly become engaged...
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?
AuthorKaren Beaumont
Kanga wants to make cookies, but someone has eaten all the cookie dough.Who could it be? Join in the fun and find out! This rollicking whodunit begs to be read aloud. The refrain will remind teachers and kids of the preschool game Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar, making Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?...
Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping
AuthorJulie Markes
Does the farmer sleep on a mattress of hay? Is the baker's bed made of soft, doughy bread? And is the grocer most comfortable resting on a bed of lettuce? No matter what the bed or walls look like, when the day's activities are done, it's time for everyone, big or small, to go to sleep.

With whimsy...
AuthorNicola Smee
Every child adores getting twirled and tossed by Mommy and Daddy. Again! Again, they squeal. That’s the rapturous joy Nicola Smee captures, in simple rhythmic text and charming pictures. One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg…, faster!...
AuthorRoss Burach
Grab the best seat in the house with this funny, touching picture book about a giraffe who keeps being mistaken for a chair!

From the acclaimed author-illustrator of There’s a Giraffe in My Soup, Ross Burach, comes a curious tale about finding one’s courage and standing up for oneself....
Big Fat Hen
AuthorKeith Baker
Big Fat Hen
Illustrated by Keith Baker

Genre: Counting

A cute rhyming story that counts up to ten. The pictures are wonderful.

A. The area for critique is definitely the illustrations.
B. The illustrator uses shading and many colors to make this book...
Grumpy Monkey
AuthorSuzanne Lang
A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings…and the danger in suppressing them!

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can’t understand it—how can he be in a bad mood when it’s SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch,...
Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!
AuthorCori Doerrfeld
From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring.

Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin....
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