Find Books About Dairy

Looking for good books to explore dairy farms and dairy foods in your classroom? Here are our suggestions:

  • Milk: From Cow to Carton. Learn how milk travels from cow to farmer to container. Aliki. HarperTrophy, 1992.
  • Animals on the Farm. Learn the sights and sounds of typical farm animals by reading this simple text accompanied by colorful photographs. Barraclough, Sue. Raintree, 2006.
  • From Milk to Cheese. Follow the journey of cheese, from the milk of a cow to a factory for processing. Basel, Roberta. Capstone Press, 2006.
  • Cows. Discover interesting facts, like how cows are used around the world, through colorful photographs and simple text. Bell, Rachael. Heinemann Library, 2001.
  • Vacas. This book, with Spanish text, shows the raising and caring of cattle. Brady, Peter. Bridgestone Books, 1999.
  • Ice Cream for You. In this early reader, learn where milk comes from and how it turns into ice cream. Chan, Harley. National Geographic, 2001.
  • Let’s Make Butter. Learn where butter comes from and how it is made in this emerging reader with colorful photographs. Christian, Eleanor and Lyzz Roth-Singer. Capstone Press, 2000.
  • Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows. Farmer McPeeper cannot find his milk cows so he tours the town in a wacky adventure. Duffield, Katy. Rising Moon, 2003.
  • Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization. Formatted like a graphic novel, this book tells the story of Louis Pasteur’s invention of the pasteurization process and the effects of this invention on the spread of disease through food. Fandel, Jennifer. Capstone Press, 2007.
  • Thanks to Cows. This Beginning Reader book shows how milk is made, beginning with a cow giving milk, to teach readers about introductory science. Fowler, Allan. Children’s Press, 1992.
  • The Milk Makers. Text and pictures explain how cows produce milk and how it is processed before being delivered to stores. Gibbons, Gail. Aladdin, 1987.
  • I Want to be a Dairy Farmer. In this beginning independent reader book, a boy named Andy teaches his friends and the readers about his family farm and his cows. Greene, Carla. Children’s Press, 1957.
  • Cows and Their Calves. This nonfiction primary reader shows how calves are raised to become mature adults. Hall, Margaret. Capstone Press, 2003.
  • Counting Cows. A whimsical counting book features cows and cow terminology. Jackson, Woody.  Red Wagon Books, 1999.
  • Hooray for Dairy Farming. Learn about the many aspects of the dairy industry through color photographs and simple text. Kalman, Bobbie. Crabtree Publishing Company, 1997.
  • From Milk to Ice Cream. Follow along as cows are milked, the milk is taken to the dairy and made into ice cream. Keller, Kristin Thoennes. Capstone Press, 2005.
  • From Cow to Ice Cream. Through colorful photographs and simple text, take a journey and discover how ice cream is made. Knight, Bertram T. Children’s Press, 1997.
  • Dairy Plant. Take a field trip to a dairy plant and learn how milk is processed into butter, cheese and ice cream. Leeper, Angela. Heinemann Library, 2004.
  • What a Wonderful Day to be a Cow. Every month of the year, the animals on the farm enjoy their way of life. Describes seasons of the year on a farm. Lesser, Carolyn. Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
  • What’s for Lunch? Milk. This book reveals how milk is produced and the many products made from it. Llewellyn, Claire and Helaine Cohen. Franklin Watts, 2003.
  • Who Grows Up on the Farm? A Book About Farm Animals and Their Offspring. Full-color illustrations and fact-filled text discuss the various kinds of babies that grow up on a farm. Includes factual charts and tables. Longenecker, Theresa. Picture Window Books, 2002.
  • I Want to Be a Veterinarian. Photos and facts describe different kinds of vets, how veterinary science began, and where it is headed. Also shows how to begin exploring the career. Maze, Stephanie. Harcourt, 1999.
  • Out and About at the Dairy Farm. This picture book gives factual information about milk production. Murphy, Andy. Picture Window Books, 2002.
  • Cow. A lighthearted, nonfiction book on cows, breeds and milk production. Older, Jules. Charlesbridge, 1998.
  • Ice Cream: Including Great Moments in Ice Cream History. Learn about one of America’s favorite desserts through fun historical facts. Older, Jules. Charlesbridge, 2002.
  • What Happens at a Dairy Farm? Weekly Reader’s first-grade pal, Buddy Bear, guides a behind-the-scenes tour of a dairy farm. This book uses vivid, full-color photography and first-hand expert information to show young readers the kinds of work farmers do. Pohl, Kathleen. Gareth Stevens, 2006.
  • Your World: Let’s Visit the Dairy. When they visit a dairy and a dairy farm, four children learn how the many dairy products they use are packaged and prepared for delivery. Pope, Billy N. Taylor Pub. Co., 1971.
  • A Field Guide to Cows. Describes the 52 breeds of cattle in a format that assists in their identification. Pukite, John. Penguin Books, 1998.
  • The Amazing Milk Book. Describes the content of milk, where it comes from, its various uses and how it gets from the cow to carton. Ross, Catherine, Susan Wallace and Linda Hendry. Addison-Wesley, 1991.
  • Cows on the Farm. Learn, through photographs and primary text, how farmers raise cows. Schuh, Mari C. Capstone Press, 2001.
  • Farming & Food. Take a trip into the past to discover the world of the Ancient Egyptians in regards to their food sources and farming methods. Shuter, Jane. Heinemann Library, 1999.
  • From Grass to Milk. Through color photographs, learn how farmers work to get the milk you drink to the kitchen table. Taus-Bolstad, Stacy. Lerner Publishing Company, 2003
  • A Farm of Her Own. When Emma was 10, she went to spend the summer with Aunt Ada and Uncle Will at Sunnyside Farm, opening a whole new world to her. She milked cows, gathered eggs and appreciated her relatives who lived there. Warnock, Natalie Kinsey. Dutton Children’s Books, 2001.
  • Life on a Dairy Farm. Robert helps his family raise dairy cows and explains the activities involved in feeding, cleaning and milking hundreds of cows every day. Wolfgang, Judy and David Lorenzo Winston. Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Ancient Agriculture. Explains in simple terms how the story of agriculture is also the story of civilization. Also describes how ancient cultures left a rich legacy of agricultural knowledge and technology. Woods, Michael and Mary B. Woods. Runestone Press, 2000.