Take me out on the tractor, hitch it up with the plow. I’ll grow some veggies and harvest some crops, farmin’s hard work but I don’t want to stop.
A bushel full of chapter book fiction all about the trials and tribulations of working on a farm.
Twelve-year-old Eva writes beautiful poems on the farm in Washington State that her family has owned for generations, but when money runs out and then her baby brother gets sick, the family faces foreclosure and the way of life she loves is threatened.
When her parents swap urban life in Minneapolis for rural life on a farm 100 miles away, twelve-year-old Taylor feels as if she is living on another planet.
The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron R. Hawkins
In early 1980s New Mexico, thirteen-year-old Jackson Jones recruits his cousins and sisters to help tend an elderly neighbor’s neglected apple orchard for the chance to make big money and, perhaps, to own the orchard.
Three city siblings, now living on a farm during the Great Depression, must survive on their own when their father takes a construction job miles away.
The story of the summer Josh spends while his mother is in the hospital awaiting the birth of his baby sister, and his pet chicken Semolina–who talks but only to him–is almost killed by a red fox.
Ginny W., Youth Services.