A collection of living picture books that capture the beauty, essence, and rhythm of rural life and farm life.
This is a collection of some of our favorite picture books that share about rural life. While there are many, many books that could be added to this list, these are the ones that we find ourselves reaching for most often.
Picture Books about Rural Life
All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander
Two Little Gardeners by Margaret Wise Brown
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Miss Rumphuis by Barbara Cooney
Busy Monday Morning by Janina Domanska
The Animals of Buttercup Farm by Judy Dunn
The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall
James Herriot Treasury for Children by James Herriot
The Hundred Year Barn by Patricia MacLachlan
Days on the Farm by Kim Lewis
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
Around the Year by Tasha Tudor
A Little House Picture Book Treasury by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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