MAITC (Maine Agriculture in the Classroom)

 

 

Rodes, Barbara K.

A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations

JUV 333.7.D5613dMAITC

1998. (Grade 9 - adult)

 

Elliott, Catherine A. (editor, 2nd edition)

Connections to Our Earth: Exploring Maine's Natural Resources

JUV 333.72.C762c MAITC

Consists of a Leader's Guide (Part 1) and set of Activity Cards (Part 2). 

This is part of 4-H Earth Connections, University of Maine Cooperative Extension's

environmental education program for youth. (Pre K - 6)

 

Snyder, Will

Educating Young People About Energy for Environmental Stewardship

JUV 333.79.S675eMAITC

1994.

 

Benanti, Carol

Fun Facts About Farm Crops

JUV 338.1.B4307fMAITC

An introduction to some of the things grown on a farm. 1995.

 

Goldberg, Jake

The Disappearing American Farm

JUV 338.1.G564dMAITC

Describes the problems in American agriculture due to technological innovation, gives a

history of American agriculture to explain the origins of the crisis, and outlines the limitations

of government farm programs and policies to cope. 1995. (Grades 6 - 12)

 

Frederic, Paul B.

Canning Gold: Northern New England's Sweet Corn Industry

JUV 338.47664.F8727cMAITC

Canning Gold is a meticulously researched examination of how sweet corn canning helped shape

the economy, landscape and people of rural Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont during the corn

shop century, 1860-1960's. 2002. (Grade 9 - adult)

 

Environmental Activities for Youth

JUV 363.7.E61eaMAITC

1995.

 

Earth Works Group

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

JUV 363.7.F4661fMAITC

1989.

 

Miles, Betty

Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids

JUV 363.7.M593sMAITC

An overview of the environmental problems of land, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, animals

and people. Includes projects and a section on becoming an environmental activist. 1991.

(Grades 4 - 12)

 

Sanera, Michael

Facts, Not Fear: A Parents Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment

JUV 363.7.S223fMAITC

Explain the myths and facts concerning many major environmental topics, and show you how to

set the record straight. 1996. (Grade - adult)

 

National 4-H Council

Cycling Back to Nature

JUV 363.7282.C992c (vol. 2-3) MAITC

1994.

 

National 4-H Council

Getting Into a Food Mood

JUV 369.4.N213gMAITC

A collection of educational activities for leaders of 4-H Groups emphasizing career possibilities in

various food related occupations. 1996.

 

Parrella, Deborah

Project Seasons: Hands-On Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World. 1995.

JUV 372.3.P248p MAITC

1995. (Pre K - 6)

 

Thonney, Patricia Foster

Kitchen Science for Kids

JUV 372.35044.T389kMAITC

1995. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Caduto, Michael J.

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

JUV 372.357.C115k MAITC

A selection of traditional tales from various Indian peoples, each accompanied by instructions for

related activities dealing with aspects of the environment. 1997. (Grades 4-12)

 

Hren, Benedict J.

Community Sustainability: A Mini-Curriculum for Grades 9-12

JUV 372.357.H857cMAITC

1996.

 

National Agricultural Aviation Association

Agricultural Aviation

JUV 372.358.A2782aMAITC

1989. (Grades K - 5)

 

Marzollo, Jean

I'm a Seed

JUV 372.4.M369imMAITC

A pumpkin seed and a marigold seed grow into plants side by side. 1996. (Pre K - 2)

 

Dennee, JoAnne

In the Three Sisters Garden

JUV 390.D418iMAITC

Sister Corn, Sister Squash, and Sister Bean introduce children to gardening in two distinct

year-long adventures that explore the ancient wisdoms of the land. Each is a unique journey

through the four seasons, rich with earth-friendly gardening methods, history, hands-on activities,

stories, and provocative ideas. 1996. (Pre K - 3)

 

Penner, Lucillle Recht

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners

JUV 394.1.P382eMAITC

Discusses the eating habits, customs, and manners of the Pilgrims in the colony of New

Plymouth.  1991. (Grades 3-6)

 

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton

Kwanzaa

JUV 394.2.C452kMAITC

Discusses the holiday in which Afro-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage

from Africa. 1990.

(Grades 3 - 5)

 

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton

My First Kwanzaa Book

JUV 394.2.C452mMAITC

Introduces Kwanzaa, the holiday in which Afro-American celebrate their cultural heritage.

1992. (Pre K - 3)

 

Porter, A. P.

Kwanzaa

JUV 394.2.P833k MAITC

Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, an African-American holiday created to remind

African Americans of their history and their cultural origins. 1991. (Grades 2 - 6)

 

Trawicky, Bernard

Anniversaries and Holidays

JUV 394.26.T6982aMAITC

2000. (Grade 6 - adult)

 

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane

Day of the Dead

JUV 394.264.H857d MAITC

1994. (Grades 4 - 6)

 

Livingston, Myra Cohn

Celebrations

JUV 394.268.L762cMAITC

A collection of poems on the holidays of the year, from New Year's Day through Martin Luther King

Day, Passover, Labor Day, Halloween, and others, to Christmas Eve. 1985. (Grades K - 6)

 

Christianson, Stephen G.

The American Book of Days

JUV 394.26973.C4628a MAITC

2000. (Grades 6 - adult)

 

De Paola, Tomie

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato

JUV 398.2.D44jMAITC

The laziest man in all of Ireland catches a leprechaun, who offers a potato seed instead of a pot

of gold for his freedom. 1992. (Grades K - 3)

 

De Paola, Tomie

Tony's Bread

JUV 398.2.D44t MAITC

A Baker loses his daughter but gains a bakery in the grand city of Milano after meeting a determined

nobleman and baking a unique loaf of bread.  1989. (Pre K - 3)

 

Peck, Jan

The Giant Carrot

JUV 398.2.P335g MAITC

Little Isabelle surprises her family with her unique way of helping a carrot seed grow and of getting

the huge vegetable from the ground. 1997. (Pre K - 2)

 

Galdone, Paul

The Little Red Hen

JUV 398.4.L7294l1973a MAITC

The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour,
but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.  (Pre K - 3)

 

Accorsi, William

Friendship's First Thankgiving

JUV 398.8.A1724fMAITC

Friendship, a dog who has crossed the sea with the Pilgrims, describes the colony's first year in the New World,
culminating in the first Thanksgiving feast.  1992.

 

Anholt, Catherine

Harry's Home

JUV 398.8.A5963hhMAITC

Harry enjoys visiting his grandfather's farm and seeing the homes of all the animals, but in the end he is happy to
return to his own home in the city. 2000. (Pre K - 3)

 

Barton, Byron

Building a House

JUV 398.8.B285bu MAITC

Briefly describes the steps in building a house. 1981. (Pre K - 2)

 

Baylor, Byrd

I'm In Charge of Celebrations

JUV 398.8.B344iMAITC

A dweller in the desert celebrates a triple rainbow, a chance encounter with a coyote, and other wonders of the
wilderness. 1995. (Grades 1 - 4)

 

Blood, Charles L.

The Goat in the Rug

JUV 398.8.B62gMAITC

Geraldine, a goat describes each step as she and her Navajo friend make a rug, from the hair clipping and carding
to the dyeing and actual weaving. 1976. (Pre K - 3)

 

Carle, Eric

Pancakes, Pancakes

JUV 398.8.C192pa   MAITC

By cutting and grinding the wheat for flour, Jack starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancake.  1991. 
(Pre K - 3)

 

Carle,l Eric

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

JUV 398.8.C192v MAITC

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food
until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly. 1987. (Pre K - 1)

 

Carle, Eric

Walter the Baker

JUV 398.8.C192w MAITC

By order of the Duke, Walter the baker must invent a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times. 
1995. (Pre K -3)

 

Cherry, Lynne

The Great Kapok Tree

JUV 398.8.C425g MAITC

The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax
of the importance of not cutting down their home. 1990. (Pre K - 3)

 

Chorao, Kay

Little Farm by the Sea

JUV 398.8.C456lfMAITC

Depicts the activities on a small family farm during the four seasons of the year. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Cole, Bruce B.

The Pumpkinville Mystery

JUV 398.8.C6696pMAITC

Relates how the idea of Jack-O-Lanterns got started out in the prairies during a time when a mysterious stranger
rewarded kind townsfolk and punished greedy politicians.  1987. (Pre K - 3)

 

De Paola, Tomie

Pancakes for Breakfast

JUV 398.8.D44p MAITC

A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and the participation
of her pets.  1978. (Pre K - 3)

 

Fox, Mem

Time for Bed

JUV 398.8.F834tMAITC

As darkness falls parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep. 1993. (Pre K - 1)

 

Gibbons, Gail

How a House is Built

JUV ME COLL 398.8.G3522h MAITC

Describes how the surveyor, heavy machinery operators, carpenter crew, plumbers, and other workers build a
house. 1990. (Pre K - 2)

 

Gibbons, Gail

Tool Book

JUV ME COLL 398.8.G3522t MAITC

Depicts a number of different tools used in building and the kinds of work they are used for. 1982. (Pre K - 2)

 

Goodall, John S.

The Story of a Farm

JUV 398.8.G61sfMAITC

By following the changes in one house over centuries the development of farm life in England is depicted. 
1989. (Pre K - 6)

 

Griffith, Helen V.

Grandaddy's Place

JUV 398.8.G8757grMAITC

At first Janetta does not like Grandaddy, his farm, or his animals, but they like her, and as she gets used to them, 
she likes them too. 1987. (Pre K - 3)

 

Hall, Zoe

It's Pumpkin Time

JUV 398.8.H1495iMAITC

A sister and brother plant and tend their own pumpkin patch so they will have jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. 1994.

(Pre K - 3)

 

Hoban, Russell

Bread and Jam for Frances

JUV 398.8.H651bMAITC

Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal, until to her surprise, her parents grant her wish.

1993. (Pre K - 3)

 

Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach

Lobsterman

JUV ME COLL 398.8.I64lMAITC

A boy in a Maine fishing village helps his father overhaul his gear, makes a trap and buoy of his own, sets out the traps, 
and hauls the traps. 1962. (Pre K - 3)

 

Jordan, Helene J.

How a Seed Grows

JUV 398.8.J763h

Uses observations of bean seeds planted in egg shells to demonstrate the growth of seeds into plants. 1960.

(Pre K - 3)

 

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie

A Farm of Her Own

JUV 398.8.K625faMAITC

Ten-year-old Emma spends a wonderful summer with her cousins, great aunt, and great uncle on their Vermont farm. 
2001. (Grades K - 3)

 

Leedy, Loreen

The Great Trash Bash

JUV 398.8.L517gMAITC

The animal citizens of Beaston discover better ways to recycle and control their trash. 1991. (Grade K - 2)

 

Lewis, Kim

Little Puppy

JUV 398.8.L586lpMAITC

A young girl welcomes a new puppy that is born on her family's farm. 2000. (Pre K - 2)

 

Lindbergh, Reeve

The Midnight Farm

JUV 398.8.L64mMAITC

Secrets of the dark are revealed in this poem describing a farm at midnight. 1987. (Pre K - 3)

 

Lord, John Vernon

The Giant Jam Sandwich

JUV 398.8.L8847g MAITC

When four million wasps fly into their village, the citzens of Itching Down devise a way of getting rid of
them. 1973. (Pre K - 2)

 

McDonald, Megan

The Potato Man

JUV 398.8.M1446pMAITC

Grandpa tells stories of the fruit and vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood, a man he learns to
appreciate after a rocky start. 1991. (Pre K - 3)

 

MacLachlan, Patricia

All the Places to Love

JUV 398.8.M22a MAITC

A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his family on his grandparents farm and in the
nearby countryside. 1994. (Pre K - 2)

 

Manushkin, Fran

Latkes and Applesauce

JUV 398.8.M3191aMAITC

When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving
animals who later return the favor. 1991. (Grades K - 3)

 

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

The Green Truck Garden Giveaway

JUV 398.8.M3635gtMAITC

When two people pass out seeds and gardening supplies, neighbors who claim to have no interest in gardening are
transformed into a community of gardeners. 1997. Grade K - 3)

 

Pilkey, Dav

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

JUV 398.8.P644t MAITC

School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget's farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on
"The Night BeforeChristmas". 1990. (Pre K - 3)

 

Ray, Deborah Kogan

Lily's Garden

JUV ME COLL 398.8.R2115l MAITC

A young girl in Maine and her grandmother in California exchange letters and packages which reflect cycles of planting
and harvesting in their different climates. 2002. (Grade K - 5)

 

Romanova, Natalia

Once There Was a Tree

JUV 398.8.R662oMAITC

An old stump attracts many living creatures, even humans, and when it is gone, a new tree attracts the same creatures, 
who need it for a variety of reasons. 1985. (Grades 1 - 3)

 

Schimmel, Schim

Dear Children of the Earth

JUV 398.8.S3357d MAITC

Mother Earth writes a letter telling people about herself and asking them to take care of her for themselves and for all
living creatures. 1994. (Grade K -12)

 

Soto, Gary

Too Many Tamales

JUV 398.8.S718tMAITC

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get together, but panic
ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing. 1993. (Pre K - 3)

 

Tafuri, Nancy

This is the Farmer

JUV 398.8.T125tMAITC

A farmer's kiss causes an amusing chain of events on the farm. 1994. (Pre K - 1)

 

Waddell, Martin

Farmer Duck

JUV 398.8.W115fMAITC

When a kind and hardworking duck nearly collapses from overwork, while taking care of a farm because the owner is too
lazy to do so, the rest of the animals get together and chase the farmer out of town. 1992. (Pre K -3)

 

Bodanis, David

The Secret House

JUV 500.B6317sMAITC

Fantastic microscopic account of processes in our own houses that we do not usually see. 1986. (Grade 7 – adult)

 

Thonney, Patricia Foster

In-Touch Science: Foods & Fabrics

JUV 500.T389iMAITC

1996.

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Fall ?

JUV 508.F829h MAITC

Presents the many signs of fall, including geese flying south, squirrels hiding acorns, and people playing football. 
1992.(Pre K - 2)

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Spring?

JUV 508.F829ho MAITC

A simple description of the characteristics of spring. 1991. (Pre K - 2)

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Summer?

JUV 508.F829hs MAITC

Presents such signs of summer as heat, playtime, thunderstorms, growing and fun. 1992. (Pre K - 2)

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Winter?

JUV 508.F829hw MAITC

A simple description of the characteristics of winter. 1991. (Pre K - 2)

 

VanCleave, Janice Pratt

Janice VanCleave's Math for Every Kid

JUV 510.V278jMAITC

Presents 101 simple math problems and experiments intended to introduce basic mathematical principles. 1991.

 (Grade 3 - 7)

 

Allington, Richard

Autumn

JUV 525.5.A437aMAITC

Introduces the reader to various activities traditionally associated with autumn and encourages the
discussion of individual experiences.  1981.

 

Allington, Richard

Summer

JUV 525.5.A437su

Introduces the reader to various activities traditionally associated with summer and encourages the discussion
of individual experiences. 1981.

 

Allington, Richard

Winter

JUV 525.5.A437wMAITC

Simple text and illustrations introduce the colors, shapes, sound, clothes, activities and other things associated
with the winter season. 1981.

 

Tomb, Howard

Microaliens: Dazzling Journeys With an Electron Microscope

JUV 574.T5918mMAITC

Photographs taken with an electron microscope examine such items as bird feathers, fleas, skin, mold, 
and blood. 1993. (Grades 4 - 8)

 

Bright, Sarah S.

The Wild Gulf Almanac: Educational Resources About Habitats and Ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine Watershed

JUV 574.526.B768wMAITC

1995.

 

Maine Department of Marine Resources

A Teacher's Guide to Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine

JUV 574.92.M284tMAITC

1993.

 

Gibbons, Gail

From Seed to Plant

JUV ME COLL 581.G35fMAITC

Explores the intricate relationship between seeds and the plants which they produce. 1991. (Grades K - 3)

 

Suzuki, David T.

Looking at Plants

JUV 581.S968lMAITC

Examines the characteristics, growth, and care of plants and provides experiments in working with them.  1992.

 

University of Wisconsin

Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space

JUV 581.1.T22tMAITC

1996.

 

United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Teachers and students investigating plants in space

JUV 581.1.T22tsMAITC

1997.

 

Gibbons, Euell

Stalking the Wild Asparagus

JUV ME COLL 581.6.G351sMAITC

1987

 

Hammond, Winifred G.

The Riddle of Seeds

JUV 581.467.H185rMAITC

Discusses the origins of seeds, how they grow and scatter, and their various uses. Includes related projects
and experiments. 1966.

 

Burnie, David

Tree

JUV 582.16.B9354tMAITC

Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and
leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, the creatures that live in trees, and other aspects. 1988. 
(Grades 4 - 7)

 

Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

Wisconsin Fast Plants Manual

JUV 583.64.W753wMAITC

1989.

 

Heller, Ruth

Plants That Never Ever Bloom

JUV 586.H3675pMAITC

Brief rhyming text and illustrations present a variety of plants that do not flower but propagate by means of spores, 
seeds, and cones. 1984. (Pre K - 3)

 

Facklam, Margery

Do Not Disturb: The Mysteries of Animal Hibernation and Sleep

JUV 591.54.F119dMAITC

1989. (Grades 3 - 6)

 

Appelhof, Mary

Worms Eat Our Garbage

JUV 595.16.A641wMAITC

A curriculum emphasizing worms habitats, needs, physical description and relationship to other living things
by integrating activities in soil science, plant growth studies, and ecological issues. 1993. (Grades 4 - 8)

 

Fischer-Nagel, Heiderose

Life of the Honeybee

JUV 595.79.F523lMAITC

Text and photographs present aspects of the honeybee's life. 1986.

 

Julivert, Angels

The Fascinating World of... Bees

JUV 595.79.J945fMAITC

Describes the appearance, life cycle, activities, and social habits of bees and provides information on
beekeeping. 1991. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Fowler, Allan

Busy, Buzzy Bees

JUV 595.799.F829bMAITC

Information on bees, a Rookie read-about science book. 1995. (Pre K - 3)

 

Hunt, Bernice Kohn

The Busy Honeybee

JUV 595.799.K827b

Describes the characteristics and duties of the different kinds of bees in a hive and explains how honey
is harvested. 1972.

 

McArdle, William D.

Exercise Physiology

JUV 612.044.M1187e MAITC

This textbook integrates basic concepts and relevant scientific information to provide a foundation for
understanding nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training. 1996. (Grade 9 - adult)
 

Cheung, Lilian W. Y. (editor)

Child Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity

JUV 613.0432.C4375cMAITC

Based on the 1991 Harvard Conference on Nutrition and Physical Activity of Children and Youth. 1995. 
(Grade 9 - adult)

 

Wardlaw, Gordon M.

Perspectives in Nutrition

JUV 613.2.W2194p MAITC

This student-focused text presents the major concepts in nutrition including the body's use of food nutrients
and diet planning throughout the life cycle. The text places special emphasis on the application of nutrition principles
in everyday life by exploring the health consequences of nutrition practices. 1999. (Grade 9 - adult)

 

Wardlaw, Gordon M.

Student Study Guide to Accompany Perspectives in Nutrition

JUV 613.2.W2194sMAITC

1999.

 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Fitting Fitness In: Even When You're Pressed for Time

JUV 613.7.F5642fMAITC

1996.

 

Berger, Melvin

Germs Make Me Sick!

JUV 616.92.B453g MAITC

Explains how bacteria and viruses affect the human body and how the body fights them. 1985. (Pre K - 2)
 

Salvadori, Mario George

The Art of Construction

JUV 624.17.S182a MAITC

Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using
materials found around the home.1990. (Grade 6 - 12)

 

United States Soil Conservation Service

Environmental Resource Guide: Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention

JUV 628.168.E61e MAITC

A series of classroom activities for grades 9-12. 1993.

 

Mondey, David (editor)

The International Encyclopedia of Aviation

JUV 629.1.I61IMAITC

1977. (Grade 7 - adult)

 

Mondey, David

The Guinness Book of Aircraft

JUV 629.13.M7454g MAITC

1988. (Grade 7 - adult)

 

Leffingwell, Randy

Farm Tractors: A Living History

JUV 629.225.L521fMAITC

1995.

 

Guide to USDA and Other Federal Resources for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Enterprises

JUV 630MAITC

 

Benton, Mike

Visit to a Green Planet

JUV 630.B4463vMAITC

1992.

 

Barrett, Jo

Create a Veggie Unit

JUV 630.CMAITC

 

United States Bureau of the Census

1992 Census of Agriculture Volume 2. Subject Series

JUV 630.C3328nMAITC

 

Klinkenborg, Verlyn

A Farming Revolution

JUV 630.FA MAITC

 

Gibbons, Gail

Farming

JUV ME COLL 630.G35fMAITC

An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the
seasons. 1988. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kallen, Stuart A.

The Farm

JUV 630.K125f MAITC

Describes the crops, animals, equipment, and routine life on a family farm. 1997. (Grades 1 - 3)

 

Love,Ann

Farming

JUV 630.L941fMAITC

Great story about two teenagers and their jobs on their farms. 1998. (Grades 5-7)

 

Miller, Jane

Seasons on the Farm

JUV 630.M615sMAITC

Text and photographs describe farm activities and animals throughout the four seasons. 1966.

 

Miller, Ray H.

Fun Facts About Farm History

JUV 630.M6177fMAITC

Introduces some interesting less well-known facts about farming and its history. 1995.

 

Roden, Katie

Farming

JUV 630.R613fMAITC

Charts the development of agriculture from the Stone Age to the present. 1996. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Chewonki Foundation Outreach Programs

The Rhythms of Farm Life

JUV 630.RH MAITC

(Pre K - 5)

 

Schomp, Virginia

If You Were a Farmer

JUV 630.S3697iMAITC

Describes the activities of farmers at different times of the year and the various tools and machines that
they use. 2000. (Pre K - 3)

 

Coblyn, Sara

French Fries and the Food System

JUV 630.7.C6394fMAITC

 

Heald, Aimee

A Guide to Food & Fiber Systems Literacy

JUV 630.7.G9416gMAITC

1998.

 

United States Department of Agriculture

Resource Guide to Educational Materials About Agriculture

JUV 630.7.R312rMAITC

1996.

 

Texas Farm Bureau

Talented and Gifted Agriculture, "TAG AG"

JUV 630.7.T3127tMAITC

Supplement to Texas agriculture resource guide. 1988.

 

National Research Council (U.S.) Board on Agriculture

Understanding Agriculture

JUV 630.7.U55uMAITC

1988.

 

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Curriculum Guide: Teacher's Guide

JUV 630.7.V8193vMAITC

1991.

 

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Virginia Agriculture in the classroom Curriculum Guide: Student's Guide

JUV 630.7.V819vsMAITC

1991.

 

McMurry, Linda Maston

Agriculture & the Environment

JUV 630.973.M2297aMAITC

1995.

 

Splear, Elsie Lee

Growing Seasons

JUV 630.9733.S7614gMAITC

Born into an Illinois farm family in 1906, Elsie Lee Splear describes how she, her parents, and her sisters lived in
the early years of the twentieth century and how the changing seasons shaped their existence. 2000.

 

United States National Agricultural Statistics Service

1997 Census of Agriculture Volume 1, Geographic Area Series. Part 19, Maine State and County Data

JUV ME COLL 630.9741.C3328nMAITC

 

Brady, Peter.

Tractors.

JUV 631.37.B729t MAITC

In brief text, describes the many ways that farmers use tractors in the growing of crops. 1996. (Pre K – 4)

 

Miller, Ray

Fun Facts About Farm Equipment

JUV 631.37.M6177fMAITC

An introduction to some of the equipment used in farming. 1995.

 

Vorm, Anstiss C.

Beneath Our Feet: Lessons On Soil

JUV 631.45.V915bMAITC

1992. (Grades 3-8)

 

DeMarie, Ernest

Bedding Plant Production

JUV 631.53.D3915bMAITC

1981.

 

Potash & Phosphate Institute

Facts From Our Environment

JUV 631.8.F1197fMAITC

1995.

 

Van Dyck, Sara

Insect Wars

JUV 632.7.V288iMAITC

Discusses several types of beneficial insects and how they are being raised by insectaries and purchased by farmers, 
theme park operators, and restaurant owners to protect food crops and decorative vegetation. 1997.

(Grades 4 - 7)

 

Rasmussen, Henry

Crop Dusters

JUV 632.94.R1844c MAITC

Explains the history and types of aircraft used for crop dusting. 1986. (Grade 7 - adult)

 

Aliki

Corn is Maize

JUV 633.B733cMAITC

A simple description of how corn was discovered and used by the Indians and how it came to be an Important food
throughout the world. 1976. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kansas Wheat Commission

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheat

JUV 633.11.E9363eMAITC

1983.

 

Bial, Raymond

Corn Belt Harvest

JUV 633.15.B47 MAITC

This clear and simple text traces the development of corn through the seasons, as it is planted, cultivated, and
harvested. 1991. (Grades 3 - 6)

 

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia

Rice: Grain of the Ancients

JUV 633.18.E124rMAITC

Explore rice growing through the letters of an imaginary penpal named Lanlan Chen in northern China.

 

Bourgoing, Pascale de

Fruit

JUV 634.B667f MAITC

An introduction to both familiar and exotic fruits, on transparent spiral-bound pages. 1991. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Orchards!

JUV 634.K126hMAITC

Introduces orchards through discussion of pollination, fruit development, grafting, fruit processing, pests, pesticides and their
effect on the environment, and harvesting. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Gibbons, Gail

Apples

JUV ME COLL 634.11.G35aMAITC

Explains how apples were brought to America, how they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance, and some of
the varieties grown. 2000. (Pre K - 3)

 

Coldrey, Jennifer

Strawberry

JUV 634.75.C673s MAITC

Photographs, drawings, and text on two levels of difficulty describe how the strawberry plant produces juicy strawberries and
sends out runners to start new plants.  1989. (Grades 2 - 8)

 

Burns, Diane L.

Cranberries: Fruit of the Bogs

JUV 634.76.B936cMAITC

The complete story of cranberry production, harvesting and processing. 1994. (Grades 2 - 12)

 

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association

Growing Cranberries

JUV 634.76.GMAITC

Activities on Cranberries (Grades 2 – 6)

 

Caduto, Michael J.

Native American Gardening

JUV 635.C115nMAITC

Stories, projects and recipes for families. 1996.

 

Creasy, Rosalind

Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow a Rainbow Garden

JUV 635.C86bMAITC

Describes how to plant and grow a variety of colorful vegetables, including red corn, yellow watermelons, and multicolored
radishes. 1994. (Grades 4 - 6)

 

Glaser, Linda

Compost: Growing Gardens From Your Garbage

JUV 635.G462cMAITC

1996. (Grades 1 - 3)

 

Raftery, Kevin

KidsGardening

JUV 635.R125kMAITC

1989.

 

Selsam, Millicent Ellis

Vegetables From Stems and Leaves

JUV 635.S468vMAITC

Explains the cultivation and growth of twelve vegetables including onions, asparagus, cabbage, and lettuce. 1972.

 

Robert T. Dornin natural Science Center

The Great Potato Plot: Student Guide for Grade Five

JUV 635.21.G798gMAITC

Facts and activity guide for growing potatoes. 1997.

 

Wright, Nancy

Potato Math and Science

JUV 635.21.W934pMAITC

Potato activity guide. 1993.(Grades 2 – 6)

 

Chase, Penelle

The Great Pumpkin Project

JUV 635.62.GMAITC

Article from People, Places and Plants on a school pumpkin project. 1977.

 

Levenson, George

Pumpkin Circle

JUV 635.62.L576pMAITC

Rhyming text and photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready
to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again. 1999. (Pre K - 3)

 

Robson, Pam

Corn

JUV 635.672.R576c MAITC

An introduction to the corn we eat, starting at the farm with its planting and harvesting, until it is sold in markets.  Also
discusses the manufacture of other products made from corn. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Benanti, Carol

Fun Facts About Farm Animals

JUV 636.B4307fMAITC

An introduction to some of the animals you find on a farm. 1995.

 

Belvill, Rod

Stockyards

JUV 636.0831.B417sMAITC

Describes the activities that take place at a large stockyard including the jobs done by yardmen, brokers, packer buyers, 
dealer buyers, auctioneers, and others.  Also describes how the animals are transported from ranches to stockyards and a
typical auction. 1984. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Fowler, Allen

Gracias a Las Vacas

JUV 636.2.F829gMAITC

Short story of making milk in Spanish. 1992. (Pre K - 6).

 

Fowler, Allan

Thanks to Cows

JUV 636.2.F829tMAITC

A simple description of how a cow produces milk and how the milk is processed for human consumption. 1992. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Dairy Farming!

JUV 636.2.K126hMAITC

A look at life on a dairy farm, describing how the cows are housed, fed, cared for and milked. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Powell, Jillian

From Calf to Cow

JUV 636.2.P871fMAITC

2001. ((Pre K - 3)

 

Price, Trudy Chambers

The Cows Are Out! Two Decades on a Maine Dairy Farm

JUV 636.2.P9314cMAITC

The story of a young woman raising her children on a Maine farm with the challenges associated to both. 2004.
(Grade 9 – adult)

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Sheep Farming!

JUV 636.3.K126hMAITC

Introduces the farming of sheep for wool, covering such aspects as shearing, lambs, sheep dogs, wool processing, 
farm maintenance, and the proper care of sheep. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Potter, Tessa

Sheep

JUV 636.3.P855sMAITC

The story of wool production. (Pre K - 3)

 

Powell, Jillian

From Piglet to Pig

JUV 636.4.P871fMAITC

2001. (Pre K - 3)

 

Wolfman, Judy

Life on a Pig Farm

JUV 636.4.W833lMAITC

Describes the experiences of a young girl as she raises pigs as part of a 4-H project. 2002. (Grades 2 - 5)

 

Powell, Jillian

From Chick to Chicken

JUV 636.5.P871fMAITC

2001.

 

University of Vermont

The A to Z of Sustainable Agriculture

JUV 636.5.U58a

A curriculum directory for grades K - 12. 1995.

 

Gibbons, Gail

The Milk Makers

JUV ME COLL 637.G35mMAITC

Explains how cows produce milk and how it is processed before being delivered to stores. 1985. (Pre K - 3)

 

Peterson, Cris

Extra Cheese, Please!

JUV 637.P4425eMAITC

When Annabelle gives birth to her calf, she also begins to produce milk, which is then processed into cheese, 
and from the cheese, pizza. 1994. (Pre K - 3)

 

Sisson, Edith A.

Bee-ing Interactive: The Sweet Subject of Teaching About Honeybees

JUV 638.1.BMAITC

Lessons on honey bees and pollination. 1998. (Grades 2 - 6)

 

The Hive and the Honey Bee

JUV 638.1.H6413hMAITC 1982.

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Beekeeping!

JUV 638.1.K126hMAITC

Introduces bees and beekeeping, covering such aspects as pollination, the making of honey, and beekeeping
equipment and practices. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Mitgutsch, Ali

From Blossom to Honey

JUV 638.1.M696fMAITC

Describes how bees turn flower nectar into the honey which the beekeeper extracts from the hive. 1981. 
(Pre K - 3)

 

Williams, Brian

Fishing

JUV 639.2.W67fMAITC

Discusses fishing and the fishing industry around the world, from tuna hunting to the lake fishers of Africa. 
1993.(Pre K - 3)

 

Belusz, Larry

Fish Farming Techniques

JUV 639.3.B4197fMAITC

1987.

 

Sucoff, Katie

Aquaculture in Maine

JUV 639.8.A656aqMAITC

Curriculum guide for secondary school teachers. 1996.

 

United States Agricultural Research Service

Science in Your Shopping Cart

JUV 641.3.S4162scMAITC

 

Robson, Pam

Rice

JUV 641.3318.R576rMAITC

Follows the rice from its source on farm or plantation right through to the table, discussing how rice is grown, 
processed, and produced. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Morris, Ann

Bread, Bread, Bread

JUV 641.815.M831bMAITC

Celebrates the many different kinds of bread and how it may be enjoyed all over the world. 1989. (Pre K - 3)

 

Cohen, Ben

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

JUV 641.862.C6604bMAITC

1987.

 

Johnson, Sylvia A.

Silkworms

JUV 677.4.J637sMAITC

An introduction to the domesticated silkworm moth, raised on farms in Japan and elsewhere for the sake of the silk
thread out of which its cocoons are constructed. 1982. (Grades 3 - 6)

 

Peters, Nathan

Architecture is Elementary

JUV 720.W7365a MAITC

Book of visual thinking through architecture.1986. (Grade 6 - 12)

 

Willing, Karen Bates

Fabric Fun for Kids

JUV 746.4.W6783fMAITC

1997.

 

Willing, Karen Bates

Quilting Now & Then

JUV 746.46.W6783qMAITC

1994.

 

Fitzjohn, Sue

Festivals Together: A Guide to Multi-Cultural Celebration

JUV 790.19.F5797fMAITC

Enrich your seasonal celebrations with Festivals Together. It includes stories, songs, crafts, activities, and recipes
from the global village. Celebrate Eid, Holi, Easter, Wesak, Advent, Divali, Chinese New Year, and many more. 
This well-loved resource draws on the experience of a wide variety of faiths and cultures, Buddhist, Christian, 
Hindu, Jewish, Muslum, and Sikh. 1993.

 

Prelutsky, Jack

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

JUV 808.81.R159r MAITC

More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors. 1983. (Grades 2 - 12)

 

Black, Baxter

A Cowful of Cowboy Poetry

JUV 811.B5612cMAITC

2000. (Grade 6 - adult)

 

Panzer, Nora

Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art

JUV 811.008.C33cMAITC

A collection of American poetry that celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from

the collection of the National Museum of American Art. 1999. (Grades 3 - 12)

 

Frost, Robert

The Poetry of Robert Frost

JUV 811.49.F929poMAITC

1979.

 

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

JUV 941.5081.B2846b MAITC

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black

and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again.

These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease

and two million more fled their homeland. 2001. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Fisher, Ronald M.

Heartland of a Continent: America's Plains and Prairies

JUV 978.03.F536hMAITC

1991.

 

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Nory Ryan's Song

JUV G3617.nMAITC

When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her

family and neighbors survive. 2002.

 

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie

As Long as There Are Mountains

JUV K615.aMAITC

Thirteen-year-old Iris dreams of one day running the family farm in northern Vermont, but the summer of 1956 holds many

shocking changes that threaten the life Iris loves. 1997.

 

Miles, Miska

Annie and the Old One

JUV M36285.aMAITC

A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother.

1971.

 

Popp, Monika

Farm Year

JUV P8177.fMAITC

Anna the cow begins life on a farm in late August. Two weeks later she finds herself at an auction, crammed in a crowded

pen with seven male Holstein calves. Nobody wants to buy the animals until farmer Victor Sullivan takes pity on them, not

suspecting that one is female. Soon the farmer’s young son adopts Anna, and together they experience all the trials and joys

of life on a busy farm. Seasons change, crops are harvested, and animals are born and die, these events always punctuated

by gatherings of family and friends. 2002. (Grades 2 - 4)

 

 

Teacher Kits & Videos

 

Threshold to Maine Resource Conservation and Development Area

A Walk on Maine Farms: Livestock Farming Near You

JUV VIDEO 5MAITC

1999.

 

Chris Fesko Enterprises

Problem Solving on the Farm

JUV VIDEO 153.4.P94pMAITC

1998.

 

Linse Barbara

Fiesta! Mexico and Central America

JUV AUDIO 306.L652fMAITC

 

Smoot, mry E.

Things We Can Learn From a Cow and a Worm

JUV 333.7.T3484tMAITC

Pictures cows and earthworms to illustrate natural conservation principles.  Teacher activities. 1996.

 

Hawes-Davis, Doug

The Paper Colony: A Documentary

JUV VIDEO 333.75.P1977p MAITC

Shows aerial shots of clear-cutting in Maine interspersed with the perspectives of foresters, loggers, industry

representatives and raises the question of how to develop sustainable forests. 1996. (Grade 8 - adult)

 

Crimmins, James C.

The American Promise

JUV VIDEO 352.073.A5124a (Pt. 1-3) MAITC

Discusses grass-roots democracy in the United States.  How successful is government at the local level? Who

participates in the political process? 1998.

 

Smoot, Mary E.

Fueled for Flight

JUV 507.2.S6663fMAITC

Designed to help fifth and sixth grade students learn math and science skills using the space shuttle as the theme.

1998. (Grades 5 - 6)

 

Kuchalla, Susan

All About Seeds

JUV 582.K9524aMAITC

Brief text and pictures present several kinds of seeds and show how they grow into plants. 1982. (Pre K - 3)

 

National Honey Board

The Honey Files: A Bee's Life

JUV VIDEO 595.79.H7572h( Pt. 1 -4) MAITC

Beekeepers interviewed.

 

National Dairy Council

The Food Pyramid: High 5 For a Healthy You!

JUV VIDEO 612.3.F739fpMAITC

Teens and celebrities discuss healthy decision-making in accordance with the Food Guide Pyramid. 1997.

 

Texas Farm Bureau

Texas Farm Bureau Presents "What's To Eat?"

JUV VIDEO 613.2.T312tMAITC

 

Partnership for Food Safety Education

BAC Attack! : How Our School Fought BAC for Food Safety

JUV 615.594.B12bMAITC

A food safety education program that explains how mishandling food may cause foodborne illnesses. 1999.

(Grades 4 - 6)

 

New Products, New Uses, New Jobs

JUV VIDEO 630MAITC

 

Cabot Creamery

Ag in the Classroom: K - 8

JUV 630.A2588aMAITC

Contains 2 videocassettes, 1 activity guide.  Educates students in the discovery of where their food comes from,

how it is processed and marketed and how food nutrients impact their health. 2001.

 

PA Department of Education

"5 a Day"

JUV VIDEO 630.FMAITC

 

Maine: The Way Life Should Be

JUV VIDEO 630. MMAITC

 

A Penny for a Hundred: Pre K - 12 Performance Tasks Based on the Book

JUV 630.PMAITC

 

Maine Public Television

Quest # 107 Sustainable Agriculture: Solution or Fad?

JUV Video 630.QMAITC

How Maine farmers are finding ways to sustain their farms and make a profit. (Grade 8 - adult)

 

Maine Public Telvision

RFD Maine #108

JUV VIDEO 630.RMAITC

 

State Resource Directories

JUV 630.SMAITC

 

Steever, Tom

Ten Things Kids Want to Know About Farming

JUV VIDEO 630.T2507tMAITC

A classroom of kids ask ten questions about farming.  Includes a tour of different farms around the country to

provide answers to these questions. 2001.

 

American Farm Bureau Federation

Tractors, Combines and Things on the Grow

JUV VIDEO 630.T6737tMAITC

Shot on location across the country with farm machinery in action, this video portrays the origin of food and how it

ends up on the grocer's shelf. 1994. (Pre K - 5)

 

USDA: America's Most Crucial Industry

JUV VIDEO 630.UMAITC

 

United States Agriculture Research Service

Whiz Kid Activity Packet

JUV 630.W6198wMAITC

1998.

 

Fesko, Chris

Winter On the Farm

JUV VIDEO 630.W734wMAITC

This program is intended to help, inform, and teach those who have little exposure and opportunity to learn about

agricultural practices and farm life. 1996.

 

Fesko, Rick

Fixin' On the Farm

JUV VIDEO 630.588fMAITC

This program is intended to help inform, and teach those who have little exposure and opportunity to learn about farm

animals and farm life. 1997. (Pre K - 3)

 

Jolly Farmer

JUV VIDEO 630.7MAITC

 

Mintz, Karen

Food Doesn't Grow in the Supermarket

JUV VIDEO 630.7.F7393fMAITC

This video is narrated by teenagers who have grown up on farms.  Each 10-minute segment demonstrates agricultural

practices of the past and then describes how farm work is accomplished today. 1998.

 

Vermont Story Works

Let's Go to the Farm

JUV VIDEO 630.9743.L569lMAITC

Join Mac on the Bessette family farm in winter, spring, summer and fall.  1994.

 

Texas Farm Bureau

Let's Visit Texas

JUV VIDEO 630.976.L5694l (Vol. 1- 4)  MAITC

A geographic tour of Texas, focusing primarily on the agriculture and livestock of each region. 1991.

 

Leading Object

Crazy About Corn

JUV CD ROM 633.15.C8598cMAITC

Contains 1 computer optical disc, 1 videocassette, 1 sound cassette, 1 score, 1 teachers' resource book and 1 insert.

1999.(Grades K - 3)

 

Stage Fright Productions

Fruit

JUV VIDEO 634.F943fMAITC

Follows the entire fruit cycle from planting, cultivating, harvesting, packaging and transporting to eating. 1995.

 

O'Neill, Otti

Christmas Tree Education Kit

JUV 634.9.C464cMAITC

Educational kit originally published by the Ontario Christmas Tree Farmers. 1996.

 

Nichols, Carla Gale

Wood You Take Care of Me?

JUV VIDEO 634.9.W85wMAITC

This program explores the forestry industry and its impact upon our environment. 1994.

 

Department of Agriculture

All About Apples

JUV 634.11.AMAITC

 

Maine Wild Blueberry Commission

Maine Wild Blueberries, American's Native Berry

JUV 634.73.M2847mMAITC

2002.

 

Maine Potato Board

Maine Potato Board Informational Materials

JUV 635.21.MMAITC

 

Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions

Presenting the Peanut

JUV 635.6.P9264pMAITC

Kit contains an assembly of information and teaching materials concerning the history, values and uses of

the peanut. 1985.

 

Yribarren, Janette

Cotton's Journey: A Field Trip in a Box

JUV 635.71.C8291cMAITC

Comprehensive kit and lesson plans link several disciplines around the common theme of Cotton, covering the history,

production and processing of cotton into the final products.

 

MacAllister, Carolynn

Livestock Safety for Kids

JUV VIDEO 636.083.L7587lMAITC

The purpose of this video is to review basic livestock behavior, safety precautions and injury prevention tips. 2000.

 

Nichols, Carla Gale

Why Can Cows Eat Grass?

JUV VIDEO 636.2.W622wMAITC

An in-depth look at cattle digestive tracts from the day they are born to maturity.  Focuses upon differences between

cattle and human digestive systems, including zoological relatives. 1994. (Grades 4 - 5)

 

Symposium on Swine Housing and Well-Being

P.O.R.K. Academy 2002: Swine Housing & Well-Being

JUV VIDEO 636.4.P8254p(vol. 1-3) MAITC

Video recordings from meeting sessions held during the Symposium on Swine Housing and Well-being, June 5, 2002,

Des Moines, Iowa.  Presentations from researchers, government and industry representatives covering stockmanship

and training, practical sow housing and system design, and consumer perspectives are presented.

 

American Egg Board

The Incredible Journey from Hen to Home - Teacher's Guide

JUV 636.5.I377iMAITC

1998.

 

National Live Stock and Meat Board

Digging for Data

JUV VIDEO 641.09.D5695dMAITC

1 videocassette and 1 science video kit.  Demonstrates the importance of the process of scientific inquiry by following

two students who research the effects of genetics on diet and height. Emphasizes the processes and underlying

principles of science rather than scientific facts.  1990.

 

Daniels, Anita

Science in Your Shopping Cart

JUV VIDEO 641.3.S4162sMAITC

Discusses how agricultural research improves the food products we consume. 1996.

 

Skydog Productions

Make Mine Milk

JUV VIDEO 641.371.M289mMAITC

 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Take a Cook on the Wild Side

JUV VIDEO 641.5.T1397tMAITC

In the style of a TV variety show, provides an overview of food safety, nutrition and fitness, and beef preparation. 

Also includes step-by-step demonstrations of six basic beef cookery methods. 1999. (Grades 7 - 12)

 

National Dairy Council

Snack Treks: Adventures in Healthy Eating, Teacher's Guide

JUV 641.53.S6692sMAITC

1993.

 

American Farm Bureau Federation

Tractors, Cotton-Pickers and the Stuff Kids Wear

JUV VIDEO 677.T673tMAITC

Shot on location across the country with farm machinery in action this video portrays the ways natural fibers are

transformed into their favorite clothing. 1995. (Pre K - 5)

 

American Wool Council

Wool, Farm to Fabric, Naturally

JUV 677.3.W88wMAITC

1 filmstrip, 1 sound cassette, 1 teachers guide, 1 booklet, and 1 sheet of wool samples. Presents the history of wool,

its importance to people, and the process of wool production from farm to fabric. 1978.

 

Hebert, Lucinda J.

Rodes, Barbara K.

A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations

JUV 333.7.D5613dMAITC

1998. (Grade 9 - adult)

 

Elliott, Catherine A. (editor, 2nd edition)

Connections to Our Earth: Exploring Maine's Natural Resources

JUV 333.72.C762c MAITC

Consists of a Leader's Guide (Part 1) and set of Activity Cards (Part 2). 

This is part of 4-H Earth Connections, University of Maine Cooperative Extension's

environmental education program for youth. (Pre K - 6)

 

Snyder, Will

Educating Young People About Energy for Environmental Stewardship

JUV 333.79.S675eMAITC

1994.

 

Benanti, Carol

Fun Facts About Farm Crops

JUV 338.1.B4307fMAITC

An introduction to some of the things grown on a farm. 1995.

 

Goldberg, Jake

The Disappearing American Farm

JUV 338.1.G564dMAITC

Describes the problems in American agriculture due to technological innovation, gives a

history of American agriculture to explain the origins of the crisis, and outlines the limitations

of government farm programs and policies to cope. 1995. (Grades 6 - 12)

 

Frederic, Paul B.

Canning Gold: Northern New England's Sweet Corn Industry

JUV 338.47664.F8727cMAITC

Canning Gold is a meticulously researched examination of how sweet corn canning helped shape

the economy, landscape and people of rural Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont during the corn

shop century, 1860-1960's. 2002. (Grade 9 - adult)

 

Environmental Activities for Youth

JUV 363.7.E61eaMAITC

1995.

 

Earth Works Group

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

JUV 363.7.F4661fMAITC

1989.

 

Miles, Betty

Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids

JUV 363.7.M593sMAITC

An overview of the environmental problems of land, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, animals

and people. Includes projects and a section on becoming an environmental activist. 1991.

(Grades 4 - 12)

 

Sanera, Michael

Facts, Not Fear: A Parents Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment

JUV 363.7.S223fMAITC

Explain the myths and facts concerning many major environmental topics, and show you how to

set the record straight. 1996. (Grade - adult)

 

National 4-H Council

Cycling Back to Nature

JUV 363.7282.C992c (vol. 2-3) MAITC

1994.

 

National 4-H Council

Getting Into a Food Mood

JUV 369.4.N213gMAITC

A collection of educational activities for leaders of 4-H Groups emphasizing career possibilities in

various food related occupations. 1996.

 

Parrella, Deborah

Project Seasons: Hands-On Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World. 1995.

JUV 372.3.P248p MAITC

1995. (Pre K - 6)

 

Thonney, Patricia Foster

Kitchen Science for Kids

JUV 372.35044.T389kMAITC

1995. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Caduto, Michael J.

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

JUV 372.357.C115k MAITC

A selection of traditional tales from various Indian peoples, each accompanied by instructions for

related activities dealing with aspects of the environment. 1997. (Grades 4-12)

 

Hren, Benedict J.

Community Sustainability: A Mini-Curriculum for Grades 9-12

JUV 372.357.H857cMAITC

1996.

 

National Agricultural Aviation Association

Agricultural Aviation

JUV 372.358.A2782aMAITC

1989. (Grades K - 5)

 

Marzollo, Jean

I'm a Seed

JUV 372.4.M369imMAITC

A pumpkin seed and a marigold seed grow into plants side by side. 1996. (Pre K - 2)

 

Dennee, JoAnne

In the Three Sisters Garden

JUV 390.D418iMAITC

Sister Corn, Sister Squash, and Sister Bean introduce children to gardening in two distinct

year-long adventures that explore the ancient wisdoms of the land. Each is a unique journey

through the four seasons, rich with earth-friendly gardening methods, history, hands-on activities,

stories, and provocative ideas. 1996. (Pre K - 3)

 

Penner, Lucillle Recht

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners

JUV 394.1.P382eMAITC

Discusses the eating habits, customs, and manners of the Pilgrims in the colony of New

Plymouth.  1991. (Grades 3-6)

 

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton

Kwanzaa

JUV 394.2.C452kMAITC

Discusses the holiday in which Afro-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage

from Africa. 1990.

(Grades 3 - 5)

 

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton

My First Kwanzaa Book

JUV 394.2.C452mMAITC

Introduces Kwanzaa, the holiday in which Afro-American celebrate their cultural heritage.

1992. (Pre K - 3)

 

Porter, A. P.

Kwanzaa

JUV 394.2.P833k MAITC

Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, an African-American holiday created to remind

African Americans of their history and their cultural origins. 1991. (Grades 2 - 6)

 

Trawicky, Bernard

Anniversaries and Holidays

JUV 394.26.T6982aMAITC

2000. (Grade 6 - adult)

 

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane

Day of the Dead

JUV 394.264.H857d MAITC

1994. (Grades 4 - 6)

 

Livingston, Myra Cohn

Celebrations

JUV 394.268.L762cMAITC

A collection of poems on the holidays of the year, from New Year's Day through Martin Luther King

Day, Passover, Labor Day, Halloween, and others, to Christmas Eve. 1985. (Grades K - 6)

 

Christianson, Stephen G.

The American Book of Days

JUV 394.26973.C4628a MAITC

2000. (Grades 6 - adult)

 

De Paola, Tomie

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato

JUV 398.2.D44jMAITC

The laziest man in all of Ireland catches a leprechaun, who offers a potato seed instead of a pot

of gold for his freedom. 1992. (Grades K - 3)

 

De Paola, Tomie

Tony's Bread

JUV 398.2.D44t MAITC

A Baker loses his daughter but gains a bakery in the grand city of Milano after meeting a determined

nobleman and baking a unique loaf of bread.  1989. (Pre K - 3)

 

Peck, Jan

The Giant Carrot

JUV 398.2.P335g MAITC

Little Isabelle surprises her family with her unique way of helping a carrot seed grow and of getting

the huge vegetable from the ground. 1997. (Pre K - 2)

 

Galdone, Paul

The Little Red Hen

JUV 398.4.L7294l1973a MAITC

The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour,
but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.  (Pre K - 3)

 

Accorsi, William

Friendship's First Thankgiving

JUV 398.8.A1724fMAITC

Friendship, a dog who has crossed the sea with the Pilgrims, describes the colony's first year in the New World,
culminating in the first Thanksgiving feast.  1992.

 

Anholt, Catherine

Harry's Home

JUV 398.8.A5963hhMAITC

Harry enjoys visiting his grandfather's farm and seeing the homes of all the animals, but in the end he is happy to
return to his own home in the city. 2000. (Pre K - 3)

 

Barton, Byron

Building a House

JUV 398.8.B285bu MAITC

Briefly describes the steps in building a house. 1981. (Pre K - 2)

 

Baylor, Byrd

I'm In Charge of Celebrations

JUV 398.8.B344iMAITC

A dweller in the desert celebrates a triple rainbow, a chance encounter with a coyote, and other wonders of the
wilderness. 1995. (Grades 1 - 4)

 

Blood, Charles L.

The Goat in the Rug

JUV 398.8.B62gMAITC

Geraldine, a goat describes each step as she and her Navajo friend make a rug, from the hair clipping and carding
to the dyeing and actual weaving. 1976. (Pre K - 3)

 

Carle, Eric

Pancakes, Pancakes

JUV 398.8.C192pa   MAITC

By cutting and grinding the wheat for flour, Jack starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancake.  1991. 
(Pre K - 3)

 

Carle,l Eric

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

JUV 398.8.C192v MAITC

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food
until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly. 1987. (Pre K - 1)

 

Carle, Eric

Walter the Baker

JUV 398.8.C192w MAITC

By order of the Duke, Walter the baker must invent a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times. 
1995. (Pre K -3)

 

Cherry, Lynne

The Great Kapok Tree

JUV 398.8.C425g MAITC

The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax
of the importance of not cutting down their home. 1990. (Pre K - 3)

 

Chorao, Kay

Little Farm by the Sea

JUV 398.8.C456lfMAITC

Depicts the activities on a small family farm during the four seasons of the year. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Cole, Bruce B.

The Pumpkinville Mystery

JUV 398.8.C6696pMAITC

Relates how the idea of Jack-O-Lanterns got started out in the prairies during a time when a mysterious stranger
rewarded kind townsfolk and punished greedy politicians.  1987. (Pre K - 3)

 

De Paola, Tomie

Pancakes for Breakfast

JUV 398.8.D44p MAITC

A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and the participation
of her pets.  1978. (Pre K - 3)

 

Fox, Mem

Time for Bed

JUV 398.8.F834tMAITC

As darkness falls parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep. 1993. (Pre K - 1)

 

Gibbons, Gail

How a House is Built

JUV ME COLL 398.8.G3522h MAITC

Describes how the surveyor, heavy machinery operators, carpenter crew, plumbers, and other workers build a
house. 1990. (Pre K - 2)

 

Gibbons, Gail

Tool Book

JUV ME COLL 398.8.G3522t MAITC

Depicts a number of different tools used in building and the kinds of work they are used for. 1982. (Pre K - 2)

 

Goodall, John S.

The Story of a Farm

JUV 398.8.G61sfMAITC

By following the changes in one house over centuries the development of farm life in England is depicted. 
1989. (Pre K - 6)

 

Griffith, Helen V.

Grandaddy's Place

JUV 398.8.G8757grMAITC

At first Janetta does not like Grandaddy, his farm, or his animals, but they like her, and as she gets used to them, 
she likes them too. 1987. (Pre K - 3)

 

Hall, Zoe

It's Pumpkin Time

JUV 398.8.H1495iMAITC

A sister and brother plant and tend their own pumpkin patch so they will have jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. 1994.

(Pre K - 3)

 

Hoban, Russell

Bread and Jam for Frances

JUV 398.8.H651bMAITC

Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal, until to her surprise, her parents grant her wish.

1993. (Pre K - 3)

 

Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach

Lobsterman

JUV ME COLL 398.8.I64lMAITC

A boy in a Maine fishing village helps his father overhaul his gear, makes a trap and buoy of his own, sets out the traps, 
and hauls the traps. 1962. (Pre K - 3)

 

Jordan, Helene J.

How a Seed Grows

JUV 398.8.J763h

Uses observations of bean seeds planted in egg shells to demonstrate the growth of seeds into plants. 1960.

(Pre K - 3)

 

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie

A Farm of Her Own

JUV 398.8.K625faMAITC

Ten-year-old Emma spends a wonderful summer with her cousins, great aunt, and great uncle on their Vermont farm. 
2001. (Grades K - 3)

 

Leedy, Loreen

The Great Trash Bash

JUV 398.8.L517gMAITC

The animal citizens of Beaston discover better ways to recycle and control their trash. 1991. (Grade K - 2)

 

Lewis, Kim

Little Puppy

JUV 398.8.L586lpMAITC

A young girl welcomes a new puppy that is born on her family's farm. 2000. (Pre K - 2)

 

Lindbergh, Reeve

The Midnight Farm

JUV 398.8.L64mMAITC

Secrets of the dark are revealed in this poem describing a farm at midnight. 1987. (Pre K - 3)

 

Lord, John Vernon

The Giant Jam Sandwich

JUV 398.8.L8847g MAITC

When four million wasps fly into their village, the citzens of Itching Down devise a way of getting rid of
them. 1973. (Pre K - 2)

 

McDonald, Megan

The Potato Man

JUV 398.8.M1446pMAITC

Grandpa tells stories of the fruit and vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood, a man he learns to
appreciate after a rocky start. 1991. (Pre K - 3)

 

MacLachlan, Patricia

All the Places to Love

JUV 398.8.M22a MAITC

A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his family on his grandparents farm and in the
nearby countryside. 1994. (Pre K - 2)

 

Manushkin, Fran

Latkes and Applesauce

JUV 398.8.M3191aMAITC

When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving
animals who later return the favor. 1991. (Grades K - 3)

 

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

The Green Truck Garden Giveaway

JUV 398.8.M3635gtMAITC

When two people pass out seeds and gardening supplies, neighbors who claim to have no interest in gardening are
transformed into a community of gardeners. 1997. Grade K - 3)

 

Pilkey, Dav

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

JUV 398.8.P644t MAITC

School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget's farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on
"The Night BeforeChristmas". 1990. (Pre K - 3)

 

Ray, Deborah Kogan

Lily's Garden

JUV ME COLL 398.8.R2115l MAITC

A young girl in Maine and her grandmother in California exchange letters and packages which reflect cycles of planting
and harvesting in their different climates. 2002. (Grade K - 5)

 

Romanova, Natalia

Once There Was a Tree

JUV 398.8.R662oMAITC

An old stump attracts many living creatures, even humans, and when it is gone, a new tree attracts the same creatures, 
who need it for a variety of reasons. 1985. (Grades 1 - 3)

 

Schimmel, Schim

Dear Children of the Earth

JUV 398.8.S3357d MAITC

Mother Earth writes a letter telling people about herself and asking them to take care of her for themselves and for all
living creatures. 1994. (Grade K -12)

 

Soto, Gary

Too Many Tamales

JUV 398.8.S718tMAITC

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get together, but panic
ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing. 1993. (Pre K - 3)

 

Tafuri, Nancy

This is the Farmer

JUV 398.8.T125tMAITC

A farmer's kiss causes an amusing chain of events on the farm. 1994. (Pre K - 1)

 

Waddell, Martin

Farmer Duck

JUV 398.8.W115fMAITC

When a kind and hardworking duck nearly collapses from overwork, while taking care of a farm because the owner is too
lazy to do so, the rest of the animals get together and chase the farmer out of town. 1992. (Pre K -3)

 

Bodanis, David

The Secret House

JUV 500.B6317sMAITC

Fantastic microscopic account of processes in our own houses that we do not usually see. 1986. (Grade 7 – adult)

 

Thonney, Patricia Foster

In-Touch Science: Foods & Fabrics

JUV 500.T389iMAITC

1996.

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Fall ?

JUV 508.F829h MAITC

Presents the many signs of fall, including geese flying south, squirrels hiding acorns, and people playing football. 
1992.(Pre K - 2)

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Spring?

JUV 508.F829ho MAITC

A simple description of the characteristics of spring. 1991. (Pre K - 2)

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Summer?

JUV 508.F829hs MAITC

Presents such signs of summer as heat, playtime, thunderstorms, growing and fun. 1992. (Pre K - 2)

 

Fowler, Allan

How do you Know it's Winter?

JUV 508.F829hw MAITC

A simple description of the characteristics of winter. 1991. (Pre K - 2)

 

VanCleave, Janice Pratt

Janice VanCleave's Math for Every Kid

JUV 510.V278jMAITC

Presents 101 simple math problems and experiments intended to introduce basic mathematical principles. 1991.

 (Grade 3 - 7)

 

Allington, Richard

Autumn

JUV 525.5.A437aMAITC

Introduces the reader to various activities traditionally associated with autumn and encourages the
discussion of individual experiences.  1981.

 

Allington, Richard

Summer

JUV 525.5.A437su

Introduces the reader to various activities traditionally associated with summer and encourages the discussion
of individual experiences. 1981.

 

Allington, Richard

Winter

JUV 525.5.A437wMAITC

Simple text and illustrations introduce the colors, shapes, sound, clothes, activities and other things associated
with the winter season. 1981.

 

Tomb, Howard

Microaliens: Dazzling Journeys With an Electron Microscope

JUV 574.T5918mMAITC

Photographs taken with an electron microscope examine such items as bird feathers, fleas, skin, mold, 
and blood. 1993. (Grades 4 - 8)

 

Bright, Sarah S.

The Wild Gulf Almanac: Educational Resources About Habitats and Ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine Watershed

JUV 574.526.B768wMAITC

1995.

 

Maine Department of Marine Resources

A Teacher's Guide to Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine

JUV 574.92.M284tMAITC

1993.

 

Gibbons, Gail

From Seed to Plant

JUV ME COLL 581.G35fMAITC

Explores the intricate relationship between seeds and the plants which they produce. 1991. (Grades K - 3)

 

Suzuki, David T.

Looking at Plants

JUV 581.S968lMAITC

Examines the characteristics, growth, and care of plants and provides experiments in working with them.  1992.

 

University of Wisconsin

Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space

JUV 581.1.T22tMAITC

1996.

 

United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Teachers and students investigating plants in space

JUV 581.1.T22tsMAITC

1997.

 

Gibbons, Euell

Stalking the Wild Asparagus

JUV ME COLL 581.6.G351sMAITC

1987

 

Hammond, Winifred G.

The Riddle of Seeds

JUV 581.467.H185rMAITC

Discusses the origins of seeds, how they grow and scatter, and their various uses. Includes related projects
and experiments. 1966.

 

Burnie, David

Tree

JUV 582.16.B9354tMAITC

Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and
leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, the creatures that live in trees, and other aspects. 1988. 
(Grades 4 - 7)

 

Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

Wisconsin Fast Plants Manual

JUV 583.64.W753wMAITC

1989.

 

Heller, Ruth

Plants That Never Ever Bloom

JUV 586.H3675pMAITC

Brief rhyming text and illustrations present a variety of plants that do not flower but propagate by means of spores, 
seeds, and cones. 1984. (Pre K - 3)

 

Facklam, Margery

Do Not Disturb: The Mysteries of Animal Hibernation and Sleep

JUV 591.54.F119dMAITC

1989. (Grades 3 - 6)

 

Appelhof, Mary

Worms Eat Our Garbage

JUV 595.16.A641wMAITC

A curriculum emphasizing worms habitats, needs, physical description and relationship to other living things
by integrating activities in soil science, plant growth studies, and ecological issues. 1993. (Grades 4 - 8)

 

Fischer-Nagel, Heiderose

Life of the Honeybee

JUV 595.79.F523lMAITC

Text and photographs present aspects of the honeybee's life. 1986.

 

Julivert, Angels

The Fascinating World of... Bees

JUV 595.79.J945fMAITC

Describes the appearance, life cycle, activities, and social habits of bees and provides information on
beekeeping. 1991. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Fowler, Allan

Busy, Buzzy Bees

JUV 595.799.F829bMAITC

Information on bees, a Rookie read-about science book. 1995. (Pre K - 3)

 

Hunt, Bernice Kohn

The Busy Honeybee

JUV 595.799.K827b

Describes the characteristics and duties of the different kinds of bees in a hive and explains how honey
is harvested. 1972.

 

McArdle, William D.

Exercise Physiology

JUV 612.044.M1187e MAITC

This textbook integrates basic concepts and relevant scientific information to provide a foundation for
understanding nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training. 1996. (Grade 9 - adult)
 

Cheung, Lilian W. Y. (editor)

Child Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity

JUV 613.0432.C4375cMAITC

Based on the 1991 Harvard Conference on Nutrition and Physical Activity of Children and Youth. 1995. 
(Grade 9 - adult)

 

Wardlaw, Gordon M.

Perspectives in Nutrition

JUV 613.2.W2194p MAITC

This student-focused text presents the major concepts in nutrition including the body's use of food nutrients
and diet planning throughout the life cycle. The text places special emphasis on the application of nutrition principles
in everyday life by exploring the health consequences of nutrition practices. 1999. (Grade 9 - adult)

 

Wardlaw, Gordon M.

Student Study Guide to Accompany Perspectives in Nutrition

JUV 613.2.W2194sMAITC

1999.

 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Fitting Fitness In: Even When You're Pressed for Time

JUV 613.7.F5642fMAITC

1996.

 

Berger, Melvin

Germs Make Me Sick!

JUV 616.92.B453g MAITC

Explains how bacteria and viruses affect the human body and how the body fights them. 1985. (Pre K - 2)
 

Salvadori, Mario George

The Art of Construction

JUV 624.17.S182a MAITC

Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using
materials found around the home.1990. (Grade 6 - 12)

 

United States Soil Conservation Service

Environmental Resource Guide: Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention

JUV 628.168.E61e MAITC

A series of classroom activities for grades 9-12. 1993.

 

Mondey, David (editor)

The International Encyclopedia of Aviation

JUV 629.1.I61IMAITC

1977. (Grade 7 - adult)

 

Mondey, David

The Guinness Book of Aircraft

JUV 629.13.M7454g MAITC

1988. (Grade 7 - adult)

 

Leffingwell, Randy

Farm Tractors: A Living History

JUV 629.225.L521fMAITC

1995.

 

Guide to USDA and Other Federal Resources for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Enterprises

JUV 630MAITC

 

Benton, Mike

Visit to a Green Planet

JUV 630.B4463vMAITC

1992.

 

Barrett, Jo

Create a Veggie Unit

JUV 630.CMAITC

 

United States Bureau of the Census

1992 Census of Agriculture Volume 2. Subject Series

JUV 630.C3328nMAITC

 

Klinkenborg, Verlyn

A Farming Revolution

JUV 630.FA MAITC

 

Gibbons, Gail

Farming

JUV ME COLL 630.G35fMAITC

An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the
seasons. 1988. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kallen, Stuart A.

The Farm

JUV 630.K125f MAITC

Describes the crops, animals, equipment, and routine life on a family farm. 1997. (Grades 1 - 3)

 

Love,Ann

Farming

JUV 630.L941fMAITC

Great story about two teenagers and their jobs on their farms. 1998. (Grades 5-7)

 

Miller, Jane

Seasons on the Farm

JUV 630.M615sMAITC

Text and photographs describe farm activities and animals throughout the four seasons. 1966.

 

Miller, Ray H.

Fun Facts About Farm History

JUV 630.M6177fMAITC

Introduces some interesting less well-known facts about farming and its history. 1995.

 

Roden, Katie

Farming

JUV 630.R613fMAITC

Charts the development of agriculture from the Stone Age to the present. 1996. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Chewonki Foundation Outreach Programs

The Rhythms of Farm Life

JUV 630.RH MAITC

(Pre K - 5)

 

Schomp, Virginia

If You Were a Farmer

JUV 630.S3697iMAITC

Describes the activities of farmers at different times of the year and the various tools and machines that
they use. 2000. (Pre K - 3)

 

Coblyn, Sara

French Fries and the Food System

JUV 630.7.C6394fMAITC

 

Heald, Aimee

A Guide to Food & Fiber Systems Literacy

JUV 630.7.G9416gMAITC

1998.

 

United States Department of Agriculture

Resource Guide to Educational Materials About Agriculture

JUV 630.7.R312rMAITC

1996.

 

Texas Farm Bureau

Talented and Gifted Agriculture, "TAG AG"

JUV 630.7.T3127tMAITC

Supplement to Texas agriculture resource guide. 1988.

 

National Research Council (U.S.) Board on Agriculture

Understanding Agriculture

JUV 630.7.U55uMAITC

1988.

 

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Curriculum Guide: Teacher's Guide

JUV 630.7.V8193vMAITC

1991.

 

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Virginia Agriculture in the classroom Curriculum Guide: Student's Guide

JUV 630.7.V819vsMAITC

1991.

 

McMurry, Linda Maston

Agriculture & the Environment

JUV 630.973.M2297aMAITC

1995.

 

Splear, Elsie Lee

Growing Seasons

JUV 630.9733.S7614gMAITC

Born into an Illinois farm family in 1906, Elsie Lee Splear describes how she, her parents, and her sisters lived in
the early years of the twentieth century and how the changing seasons shaped their existence. 2000.

 

United States National Agricultural Statistics Service

1997 Census of Agriculture Volume 1, Geographic Area Series. Part 19, Maine State and County Data

JUV ME COLL 630.9741.C3328nMAITC

 

Brady, Peter.

Tractors.

JUV 631.37.B729t MAITC

In brief text, describes the many ways that farmers use tractors in the growing of crops. 1996. (Pre K – 4)

 

Miller, Ray

Fun Facts About Farm Equipment

JUV 631.37.M6177fMAITC

An introduction to some of the equipment used in farming. 1995.

 

Vorm, Anstiss C.

Beneath Our Feet: Lessons On Soil

JUV 631.45.V915bMAITC

1992. (Grades 3-8)

 

DeMarie, Ernest

Bedding Plant Production

JUV 631.53.D3915bMAITC

1981.

 

Potash & Phosphate Institute

Facts From Our Environment

JUV 631.8.F1197fMAITC

1995.

 

Van Dyck, Sara

Insect Wars

JUV 632.7.V288iMAITC

Discusses several types of beneficial insects and how they are being raised by insectaries and purchased by farmers, 
theme park operators, and restaurant owners to protect food crops and decorative vegetation. 1997.

(Grades 4 - 7)

 

Rasmussen, Henry

Crop Dusters

JUV 632.94.R1844c MAITC

Explains the history and types of aircraft used for crop dusting. 1986. (Grade 7 - adult)

 

Aliki

Corn is Maize

JUV 633.B733cMAITC

A simple description of how corn was discovered and used by the Indians and how it came to be an Important food
throughout the world. 1976. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kansas Wheat Commission

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheat

JUV 633.11.E9363eMAITC

1983.

 

Bial, Raymond

Corn Belt Harvest

JUV 633.15.B47 MAITC

This clear and simple text traces the development of corn through the seasons, as it is planted, cultivated, and
harvested. 1991. (Grades 3 - 6)

 

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia

Rice: Grain of the Ancients

JUV 633.18.E124rMAITC

Explore rice growing through the letters of an imaginary penpal named Lanlan Chen in northern China.

 

Bourgoing, Pascale de

Fruit

JUV 634.B667f MAITC

An introduction to both familiar and exotic fruits, on transparent spiral-bound pages. 1991. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Orchards!

JUV 634.K126hMAITC

Introduces orchards through discussion of pollination, fruit development, grafting, fruit processing, pests, pesticides and their
effect on the environment, and harvesting. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Gibbons, Gail

Apples

JUV ME COLL 634.11.G35aMAITC

Explains how apples were brought to America, how they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance, and some of
the varieties grown. 2000. (Pre K - 3)

 

Coldrey, Jennifer

Strawberry

JUV 634.75.C673s MAITC

Photographs, drawings, and text on two levels of difficulty describe how the strawberry plant produces juicy strawberries and
sends out runners to start new plants.  1989. (Grades 2 - 8)

 

Burns, Diane L.

Cranberries: Fruit of the Bogs

JUV 634.76.B936cMAITC

The complete story of cranberry production, harvesting and processing. 1994. (Grades 2 - 12)

 

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association

Growing Cranberries

JUV 634.76.GMAITC

Activities on Cranberries (Grades 2 – 6)

 

Caduto, Michael J.

Native American Gardening

JUV 635.C115nMAITC

Stories, projects and recipes for families. 1996.

 

Creasy, Rosalind

Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow a Rainbow Garden

JUV 635.C86bMAITC

Describes how to plant and grow a variety of colorful vegetables, including red corn, yellow watermelons, and multicolored
radishes. 1994. (Grades 4 - 6)

 

Glaser, Linda

Compost: Growing Gardens From Your Garbage

JUV 635.G462cMAITC

1996. (Grades 1 - 3)

 

Raftery, Kevin

KidsGardening

JUV 635.R125kMAITC

1989.

 

Selsam, Millicent Ellis

Vegetables From Stems and Leaves

JUV 635.S468vMAITC

Explains the cultivation and growth of twelve vegetables including onions, asparagus, cabbage, and lettuce. 1972.

 

Robert T. Dornin natural Science Center

The Great Potato Plot: Student Guide for Grade Five

JUV 635.21.G798gMAITC

Facts and activity guide for growing potatoes. 1997.

 

Wright, Nancy

Potato Math and Science

JUV 635.21.W934pMAITC

Potato activity guide. 1993.(Grades 2 – 6)

 

Chase, Penelle

The Great Pumpkin Project

JUV 635.62.GMAITC

Article from People, Places and Plants on a school pumpkin project. 1977.

 

Levenson, George

Pumpkin Circle

JUV 635.62.L576pMAITC

Rhyming text and photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready
to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again. 1999. (Pre K - 3)

 

Robson, Pam

Corn

JUV 635.672.R576c MAITC

An introduction to the corn we eat, starting at the farm with its planting and harvesting, until it is sold in markets.  Also
discusses the manufacture of other products made from corn. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Benanti, Carol

Fun Facts About Farm Animals

JUV 636.B4307fMAITC

An introduction to some of the animals you find on a farm. 1995.

 

Belvill, Rod

Stockyards

JUV 636.0831.B417sMAITC

Describes the activities that take place at a large stockyard including the jobs done by yardmen, brokers, packer buyers, 
dealer buyers, auctioneers, and others.  Also describes how the animals are transported from ranches to stockyards and a
typical auction. 1984. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Fowler, Allen

Gracias a Las Vacas

JUV 636.2.F829gMAITC

Short story of making milk in Spanish. 1992. (Pre K - 6).

 

Fowler, Allan

Thanks to Cows

JUV 636.2.F829tMAITC

A simple description of how a cow produces milk and how the milk is processed for human consumption. 1992. (Pre K - 3)

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Dairy Farming!

JUV 636.2.K126hMAITC

A look at life on a dairy farm, describing how the cows are housed, fed, cared for and milked. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Powell, Jillian

From Calf to Cow

JUV 636.2.P871fMAITC

2001. ((Pre K - 3)

 

Price, Trudy Chambers

The Cows Are Out! Two Decades on a Maine Dairy Farm

JUV 636.2.P9314cMAITC

The story of a young woman raising her children on a Maine farm with the challenges associated to both. 2004.
(Grade 9 – adult)

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Sheep Farming!

JUV 636.3.K126hMAITC

Introduces the farming of sheep for wool, covering such aspects as shearing, lambs, sheep dogs, wool processing, 
farm maintenance, and the proper care of sheep. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Potter, Tessa

Sheep

JUV 636.3.P855sMAITC

The story of wool production. (Pre K - 3)

 

Powell, Jillian

From Piglet to Pig

JUV 636.4.P871fMAITC

2001. (Pre K - 3)

 

Wolfman, Judy

Life on a Pig Farm

JUV 636.4.W833lMAITC

Describes the experiences of a young girl as she raises pigs as part of a 4-H project. 2002. (Grades 2 - 5)

 

Powell, Jillian

From Chick to Chicken

JUV 636.5.P871fMAITC

2001.

 

University of Vermont

The A to Z of Sustainable Agriculture

JUV 636.5.U58a

A curriculum directory for grades K - 12. 1995.

 

Gibbons, Gail

The Milk Makers

JUV ME COLL 637.G35mMAITC

Explains how cows produce milk and how it is processed before being delivered to stores. 1985. (Pre K - 3)

 

Peterson, Cris

Extra Cheese, Please!

JUV 637.P4425eMAITC

When Annabelle gives birth to her calf, she also begins to produce milk, which is then processed into cheese, 
and from the cheese, pizza. 1994. (Pre K - 3)

 

Sisson, Edith A.

Bee-ing Interactive: The Sweet Subject of Teaching About Honeybees

JUV 638.1.BMAITC

Lessons on honey bees and pollination. 1998. (Grades 2 - 6)

 

The Hive and the Honey Bee

JUV 638.1.H6413hMAITC 1982.

 

Kalman, Bobbie

Hooray for Beekeeping!

JUV 638.1.K126hMAITC

Introduces bees and beekeeping, covering such aspects as pollination, the making of honey, and beekeeping
equipment and practices. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Mitgutsch, Ali

From Blossom to Honey

JUV 638.1.M696fMAITC

Describes how bees turn flower nectar into the honey which the beekeeper extracts from the hive. 1981. 
(Pre K - 3)

 

Williams, Brian

Fishing

JUV 639.2.W67fMAITC

Discusses fishing and the fishing industry around the world, from tuna hunting to the lake fishers of Africa. 
1993.(Pre K - 3)

 

Belusz, Larry

Fish Farming Techniques

JUV 639.3.B4197fMAITC

1987.

 

Sucoff, Katie

Aquaculture in Maine

JUV 639.8.A656aqMAITC

Curriculum guide for secondary school teachers. 1996.

 

United States Agricultural Research Service

Science in Your Shopping Cart

JUV 641.3.S4162scMAITC

 

Robson, Pam

Rice

JUV 641.3318.R576rMAITC

Follows the rice from its source on farm or plantation right through to the table, discussing how rice is grown, 
processed, and produced. 1998. (Pre K - 3)

 

Morris, Ann

Bread, Bread, Bread

JUV 641.815.M831bMAITC

Celebrates the many different kinds of bread and how it may be enjoyed all over the world. 1989. (Pre K - 3)

 

Cohen, Ben

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

JUV 641.862.C6604bMAITC

1987.

 

Johnson, Sylvia A.

Silkworms

JUV 677.4.J637sMAITC

An introduction to the domesticated silkworm moth, raised on farms in Japan and elsewhere for the sake of the silk
thread out of which its cocoons are constructed. 1982. (Grades 3 - 6)

 

Peters, Nathan

Architecture is Elementary

JUV 720.W7365a MAITC

Book of visual thinking through architecture.1986. (Grade 6 - 12)

 

Willing, Karen Bates

Fabric Fun for Kids

JUV 746.4.W6783fMAITC

1997.

 

Willing, Karen Bates

Quilting Now & Then

JUV 746.46.W6783qMAITC

1994.

 

Fitzjohn, Sue

Festivals Together: A Guide to Multi-Cultural Celebration

JUV 790.19.F5797fMAITC

Enrich your seasonal celebrations with Festivals Together. It includes stories, songs, crafts, activities, and recipes
from the global village. Celebrate Eid, Holi, Easter, Wesak, Advent, Divali, Chinese New Year, and many more. 
This well-loved resource draws on the experience of a wide variety of faiths and cultures, Buddhist, Christian, 
Hindu, Jewish, Muslum, and Sikh. 1993.

 

Prelutsky, Jack

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

JUV 808.81.R159r MAITC

More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors. 1983. (Grades 2 - 12)

 

Black, Baxter

A Cowful of Cowboy Poetry

JUV 811.B5612cMAITC

2000. (Grade 6 - adult)

 

Panzer, Nora

Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art

JUV 811.008.C33cMAITC

A collection of American poetry that celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from

the collection of the National Museum of American Art. 1999. (Grades 3 - 12)

 

Frost, Robert

The Poetry of Robert Frost

JUV 811.49.F929poMAITC

1979.

 

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

JUV 941.5081.B2846b MAITC

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black

and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again.

These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease

and two million more fled their homeland. 2001. (Grades 4 - 7)

 

Fisher, Ronald M.

Heartland of a Continent: America's Plains and Prairies

JUV 978.03.F536hMAITC

1991.

 

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Nory Ryan's Song

JUV G3617.nMAITC

When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her

family and neighbors survive. 2002.

 

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie

As Long as There Are Mountains

JUV K615.aMAITC

Thirteen-year-old Iris dreams of one day running the family farm in northern Vermont, but the summer of 1956 holds many

shocking changes that threaten the life Iris loves. 1997.

 

Miles, Miska

Annie and the Old One

JUV M36285.aMAITC

A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother.

1971.

 

Popp, Monika

Farm Year

JUV P8177.fMAITC

Anna the cow begins life on a farm in late August. Two weeks later she finds herself at an auction, crammed in a crowded

pen with seven male Holstein calves. Nobody wants to buy the animals until farmer Victor Sullivan takes pity on them, not

suspecting that one is female. Soon the farmer’s young son adopts Anna, and together they experience all the trials and joys

of life on a busy farm. Seasons change, crops are harvested, and animals are born and die, these events always punctuated

by gatherings of family and friends. 2002. (Grades 2 - 4)

 

 

Teacher Kits & Videos

 

Threshold to Maine Resource Conservation and Development Area

A Walk on Maine Farms: Livestock Farming Near You

JUV VIDEO 5MAITC

1999.

 

Chris Fesko Enterprises

Problem Solving on the Farm

JUV VIDEO 153.4.P94pMAITC

1998.

 

Linse Barbara

Fiesta! Mexico and Central America

JUV AUDIO 306.L652fMAITC

 

Smoot, mry E.

Things We Can Learn From a Cow and a Worm

JUV 333.7.T3484tMAITC

Pictures cows and earthworms to illustrate natural conservation principles.  Teacher activities. 1996.

 

Hawes-Davis, Doug

The Paper Colony: A Documentary

JUV VIDEO 333.75.P1977p MAITC

Shows aerial shots of clear-cutting in Maine interspersed with the perspectives of foresters, loggers, industry

representatives and raises the question of how to develop sustainable forests. 1996. (Grade 8 - adult)

 

Crimmins, James C.

The American Promise

JUV VIDEO 352.073.A5124a (Pt. 1-3) MAITC

Discusses grass-roots democracy in the United States.  How successful is government at the local level? Who

participates in the political process? 1998.

 

Smoot, Mary E.

Fueled for Flight

JUV 507.2.S6663fMAITC

Designed to help fifth and sixth grade students learn math and science skills using the space shuttle as the theme.

1998. (Grades 5 - 6)

 

Kuchalla, Susan

All About Seeds

JUV 582.K9524aMAITC

Brief text and pictures present several kinds of seeds and show how they grow into plants. 1982. (Pre K - 3)

 

National Honey Board

The Honey Files: A Bee's Life

JUV VIDEO 595.79.H7572h( Pt. 1 -4) MAITC

Beekeepers interviewed.

 

National Dairy Council

The Food Pyramid: High 5 For a Healthy You!

JUV VIDEO 612.3.F739fpMAITC

Teens and celebrities discuss healthy decision-making in accordance with the Food Guide Pyramid. 1997.

 

Texas Farm Bureau

Texas Farm Bureau Presents "What's To Eat?"

JUV VIDEO 613.2.T312tMAITC

 

Partnership for Food Safety Education

BAC Attack! : How Our School Fought BAC for Food Safety

JUV 615.594.B12bMAITC

A food safety education program that explains how mishandling food may cause foodborne illnesses. 1999.

(Grades 4 - 6)

 

New Products, New Uses, New Jobs

JUV VIDEO 630MAITC

 

Cabot Creamery

Ag in the Classroom: K - 8

JUV 630.A2588aMAITC

Contains 2 videocassettes, 1 activity guide.  Educates students in the discovery of where their food comes from,

how it is processed and marketed and how food nutrients impact their health. 2001.

 

PA Department of Education

"5 a Day"

JUV VIDEO 630.FMAITC

 

Maine: The Way Life Should Be

JUV VIDEO 630. MMAITC

 

A Penny for a Hundred: Pre K - 12 Performance Tasks Based on the Book

JUV 630.PMAITC

 

Maine Public Television

Quest # 107 Sustainable Agriculture: Solution or Fad?

JUV Video 630.QMAITC

How Maine farmers are finding ways to sustain their farms and make a profit. (Grade 8 - adult)

 

Maine Public Telvision

RFD Maine #108

JUV VIDEO 630.RMAITC

 

State Resource Directories

JUV 630.SMAITC

 

Steever, Tom

Ten Things Kids Want to Know About Farming

JUV VIDEO 630.T2507tMAITC

A classroom of kids ask ten questions about farming.  Includes a tour of different farms around the country to

provide answers to these questions. 2001.

 

American Farm Bureau Federation

Tractors, Combines and Things on the Grow

JUV VIDEO 630.T6737tMAITC

Shot on location across the country with farm machinery in action, this video portrays the origin of food and how it

ends up on the grocer's shelf. 1994. (Pre K - 5)

 

USDA: America's Most Crucial Industry

JUV VIDEO 630.UMAITC

 

United States Agriculture Research Service

Whiz Kid Activity Packet

JUV 630.W6198wMAITC

1998.

 

Fesko, Chris

Winter On the Farm

JUV VIDEO 630.W734wMAITC

This program is intended to help, inform, and teach those who have little exposure and opportunity to learn about

agricultural practices and farm life. 1996.

 

Fesko, Rick

Fixin' On the Farm

JUV VIDEO 630.588fMAITC

This program is intended to help inform, and teach those who have little exposure and opportunity to learn about farm

animals and farm life. 1997. (Pre K - 3)

 

Jolly Farmer

JUV VIDEO 630.7MAITC

 

Mintz, Karen

Food Doesn't Grow in the Supermarket

JUV VIDEO 630.7.F7393fMAITC

This video is narrated by teenagers who have grown up on farms.  Each 10-minute segment demonstrates agricultural

practices of the past and then describes how farm work is accomplished today. 1998.

 

Vermont Story Works

Let's Go to the Farm

JUV VIDEO 630.9743.L569lMAITC

Join Mac on the Bessette family farm in winter, spring, summer and fall.  1994.

 

Texas Farm Bureau

Let's Visit Texas

JUV VIDEO 630.976.L5694l (Vol. 1- 4)  MAITC

A geographic tour of Texas, focusing primarily on the agriculture and livestock of each region. 1991.

 

Leading Object

Crazy About Corn

JUV CD ROM 633.15.C8598cMAITC

Contains 1 computer optical disc, 1 videocassette, 1 sound cassette, 1 score, 1 teachers' resource book and 1 insert.

1999.(Grades K - 3)

 

Stage Fright Productions

Fruit

JUV VIDEO 634.F943fMAITC

Follows the entire fruit cycle from planting, cultivating, harvesting, packaging and transporting to eating. 1995.

 

O'Neill, Otti

Christmas Tree Education Kit

JUV 634.9.C464cMAITC

Educational kit originally published by the Ontario Christmas Tree Farmers. 1996.

 

Nichols, Carla Gale

Wood You Take Care of Me?

JUV VIDEO 634.9.W85wMAITC

This program explores the forestry industry and its impact upon our environment. 1994.

 

Department of Agriculture

All About Apples

JUV 634.11.AMAITC

 

Maine Wild Blueberry Commission

Maine Wild Blueberries, American's Native Berry

JUV 634.73.M2847mMAITC

2002.

 

Maine Potato Board

Maine Potato Board Informational Materials

JUV 635.21.MMAITC

 

Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions

Presenting the Peanut

JUV 635.6.P9264pMAITC

Kit contains an assembly of information and teaching materials concerning the history, values and uses of

the peanut. 1985.

 

Yribarren, Janette

Cotton's Journey: A Field Trip in a Box

JUV 635.71.C8291cMAITC

Comprehensive kit and lesson plans link several disciplines around the common theme of Cotton, covering the history,

production and processing of cotton into the final products.

 

MacAllister, Carolynn

Livestock Safety for Kids

JUV VIDEO 636.083.L7587lMAITC

The purpose of this video is to review basic livestock behavior, safety precautions and injury prevention tips. 2000.

 

Nichols, Carla Gale

Why Can Cows Eat Grass?

JUV VIDEO 636.2.W622wMAITC

An in-depth look at cattle digestive tracts from the day they are born to maturity.  Focuses upon differences between

cattle and human digestive systems, including zoological relatives. 1994. (Grades 4 - 5)

 

Symposium on Swine Housing and Well-Being

P.O.R.K. Academy 2002: Swine Housing & Well-Being

JUV VIDEO 636.4.P8254p(vol. 1-3) MAITC

Video recordings from meeting sessions held during the Symposium on Swine Housing and Well-being, June 5, 2002,

Des Moines, Iowa.  Presentations from researchers, government and industry representatives covering stockmanship

and training, practical sow housing and system design, and consumer perspectives are presented.

 

American Egg Board

The Incredible Journey from Hen to Home - Teacher's Guide

JUV 636.5.I377iMAITC

1998.

 

National Live Stock and Meat Board

Digging for Data

JUV VIDEO 641.09.D5695dMAITC

1 videocassette and 1 science video kit.  Demonstrates the importance of the process of scientific inquiry by following

two students who research the effects of genetics on diet and height. Emphasizes the processes and underlying

principles of science rather than scientific facts.  1990.

 

Daniels, Anita

Science in Your Shopping Cart

JUV VIDEO 641.3.S4162sMAITC

Discusses how agricultural research improves the food products we consume. 1996.

 

Skydog Productions

Make Mine Milk

JUV VIDEO 641.371.M289mMAITC

 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Take a Cook on the Wild Side

JUV VIDEO 641.5.T1397tMAITC

In the style of a TV variety show, provides an overview of food safety, nutrition and fitness, and beef preparation. 

Also includes step-by-step demonstrations of six basic beef cookery methods. 1999. (Grades 7 - 12)

 

National Dairy Council

Snack Treks: Adventures in Healthy Eating, Teacher's Guide

JUV 641.53.S6692sMAITC

1993.

 

American Farm Bureau Federation

Tractors, Cotton-Pickers and the Stuff Kids Wear

JUV VIDEO 677.T673tMAITC

Shot on location across the country with farm machinery in action this video portrays the ways natural fibers are

transformed into their favorite clothing. 1995. (Pre K - 5)

 

American Wool Council

Wool, Farm to Fabric, Naturally

JUV 677.3.W88wMAITC

1 filmstrip, 1 sound cassette, 1 teachers guide, 1 booklet, and 1 sheet of wool samples. Presents the history of wool,

its importance to people, and the process of wool production from farm to fabric. 1978.

 

Hebert, Lucinda J.

Shingles Made in Maine

JUV VIDEO 695.S5567sMAITC

Through interviews with contractors, shingle producers, power suppliers, and state officials, successful shingle

manufacturing in Maine is explored. 1990.

 

Gustafson, Anita

The Case of the Purloined Pork: Teacher's Kit

JUV G9787.cMAITC

While tracking down Grandma Bunche's missing ham, Dexter and Betsy learn how a hog becomes a ham. 1985.

 

 

JUV VIDEO 695.S5567sMAITC

Through interviews with contractors, shingle producers, power suppliers, and state officials, successful shingle

manufacturing in Maine is explored. 1990.

 

Gustafson, Anita

The Case of the Purloined Pork: Teacher's Kit

JUV G9787.cMAITC

While tracking down Grandma Bunche's missing ham, Dexter and Betsy learn how a hog becomes a ham. 1985.