Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tractor Time

It seems like tractors have been growing in popularity these days, along side the other popular pieces of machinery like trucks, planes, and trains.  This popularity has resulted in a number of tractor picture book stories that is sure to please the youngest of readers.  Check out some of these new and older titles:

Following the Tractor
by Susan Seggall
Follows the story of a tractor as it plows, sows, and harvests the fields throughout the course of a year, with a little help from some other farm machinery.

Big Tractor
by Nathan Clement
For kids who really like looking at tractors more close up, this book is for them.  Readers can watch the farmer drive his tractor, named "Ol' Partner" working on farm chores around the farm such as planting, cultivating, and harvesting.

by Loren Long
When Otis was first introduced back in 2009, I was very impressed to learn of a character who is a tractor.  Years later, he has become one quite popular literary piece of machinery.  So in this first Otis the friendly little tractor  tale, he gets cast away behind the barn when a big new yellow tractor arrives.  But when trouble occurs, Otis is the only one who can help and save the day!

Stanley the Farmer
by William Bee
It's going to be a busy day down on Stanley's Farm, as Stanley the hamster and his friends Shamus and Little Woo have a lot to do!  They've got to work on plowing the field, planting seeds, and harvesting the wheat.

The Rusty Trusty Tractor by Joy Cowley
Mr. Hill of Hill's Tractor Sales bets Micah's Grandpappy that his rusty old tractor won't make it through another hay season.  But Micah learns that Grandpappy's tractor, like an old friend, doesn't let him down!

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