New book gives kids a glimpse of a “barn at night”
A new children’s book is now available for families looking for a compelling farming story to share. “Barn at Night,” featuring lyrical poetry and vibrant watercolors, is now available from Feeding Minds Press, the publishing company of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
“In ‘Barn at Night’, readers experience the sure magic of a farm in the quiet hours before dawn,” said the Executive Director of the Agricultural Foundation, Daniel Meloy. “We hope this book exemplifies the dedication of farmers and ranchers to caring for their animals, day in and day out, long before the rest of the world comes to life.”
This heartwarming yet realistic tale, written by Michelle Houts and illustrated by Jen Betton, invites readers as a father and daughter step out to the barn on a cold winter night and are greeted by an enchanting scene. The couple find out who is awake, who is sleeping and who has just made their first appearance in the barn.
To complement the book, Feeding Minds Press has created several interesting complementary resources, including a activity kit, a in-depth video of the book illustrator showing her creative process, and a blog post from the author of the book explaining his inspiration for the book. Full educator’s guide is available or a sample lesson plan can be viewed here.
“Barn at Night” is the fourth print title from Feeding Minds Press, which published “Just this very minute“in January 2019,”Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish“In March 2020, and”My family’s soybean farm»In January 2021. Feeding Minds Press also offers several free printable books that focus on careers in agriculture. The book is available for purchase directly from Feeding Minds Press, as well as on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in line.
About Feeding Minds Press:
Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The Foundation’s mission is to promote awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books on agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it.
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