MAITC (Maine Agriculture in the Classroom)

Rodes, Barbara K.
A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations
JUV 333.7.D5613d MAITC

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. 1995. (Pre K - 6).

Snyder, Will
Educating Young People About Energy for Environmental Stewardship
JUV 333.79.S675e MAITC


Benanti, Carol
Fun Facts About Farm Crops
JUV 338.1.B4307f MAITC

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

Goldberg, Jake
The Disappearing American Farm
JUV 338.1.G564d MAITC

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.F8727c MAITC

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).

University of Maine Cooperative Extension (publisher)
Environmental Activities for Youth
JUV 363.7.E61ea MAITC


Earth Works Group
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
JUV 363.7.F4661f MAITC

Offers suggestions and advice on how to become an environmentally conscious consumer, discussing recycling, conservation, and sources of pollution in the home. 1989.

Miles, Betty
Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids
JUV 363.7.M593s MAITC

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 Parent's Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment
JUV 363.7.S223f MAITC

Explain the myths and facts concerning many major environmental topics, and show you how to set the record straight. 1996.

National 4-H Council
Cycling Back to Nature
JUV 363.7282.C992c (vol. 2-3) MAITC


National 4-H Council
Getting Into a Food Mood: Communicating Food Issues
JUV 369.4.N2136g MAITC

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
JUV 372.3.P248p MAITC

1995. (Pre K - 6).

Thonney, Patricia Foster
Kitchen Science for Kids
JUV 372.35044.T389k MAITC

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.H857c MAITC


National Agricultural Aviation Association
Agricultural Aviation
JUV 372.358.A2782a MAITC

1989. (Grades K - 5).

Marzollo, Jean
I'm a Seed
JUV 372.4.M369im MAITC

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.D418i MAITC

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, Lucille Recht
Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners
JUV 394.1.P382e MAITC

Discusses the eating habits, customs, and manners of the Pilgrims in the colony of New Plymouth. 1991. (Grades 3 - 6).

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton
JUV 394.2.C4512k MAITC

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.C452m MAITC

Introduces Kwanzaa, the holiday in which Afro-American celebrate their cultural heritage. 1992. (Pre K - 3).

Porter, A. P.
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.T6982a MAITC

2000. (Grade 6 - adult).

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane
Day of the Dead: A Mexican-American Celebration 
JUV 394.264.H857d MAITC

1994. (Grades 4 - 6).

Livingston, Myra Cohn
JUV 394.268.L762c MAITC

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).

DePaola, Tomie
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale
JUV 398.2.D44j MAITC

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).

DePaola, Tomie
Tony's Bread: An Italian Folktale
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.A1724f MAITC

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.A5963hh MAITC

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.B344i MAITC

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.B62g MAITC

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. 1990. (Pre K - 3).

Carle, 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. 2014. (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: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
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.C456lf MAITC

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.C6696p MAITC

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).

DePaola, 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.F834t MAITC

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.G61sf MAITC

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.G8757gr MAITC

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.H1495i MAITC

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.H651b MAITC

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

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.K625fa MAITC

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.L517g MAITC

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

Lewis, Kim
Little Puppy
JUV 398.8.L586lp MAITC

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.L64m MAITC

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 citizens of Itching Down devise a way of getting rid of them. 1973. (Pre K - 2).

McDonald, Megan
The Potato Man
JUV 398.8.M1446p MAITC

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: A Hanukkah Story
JUV 398.8.M319la MAITC

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. 1990. (Grades K - 3).

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
The Green Truck Garden Giveaway
JUV 398.8.M3635gt MAITC

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. (Grades 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. (Grades K - 5).

Romanova, Natalia
Once There Was a Tree
JUV 398.8.R662o MAITC

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: A Letter from Home
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. (Grades K -12).

Soto, Gary
Too Many Tamales
JUV 398.8.S718t MAITC

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.T125t MAITC

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

Waddell, Martin
Farmer Duck
JUV 398.8.W115f MAITC

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.B6317s MAITC

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.T389i MAITC


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.V278j MAITC

Presents 101 simple math problems and experiments intended to introduce basic mathematical principles. 1991. (Grades 3 - 7).

Allington, Richard
JUV 525.5.A437a MAITC

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

Allington, Richard
JUV 525.5.A437su

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

Allington, Richard
JUV 525.5.A437w MAITC

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.T5918m MAITC

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.B768w MAITC


Maine Department of Marine Resources
A Teacher's Guide to Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine
JUV 574.92.M284t MAITC


Gibbons, Gail
From Seed to Plant

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

Suzuki, David T.
Looking at Plants
JUV 581.S968l MAITC

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.T22t MAITC


United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space
JUV 581.1.T22ts MAITC


Gibbons, Euell
Stalking the Wild Asparagus


Hammond, Winifred G.
The Riddle of Seeds
JUV 581.467.H185r MAITC

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

Burnie, David
JUV 582.16.B9354t MAITC

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.W753w MAITC


Heller, Ruth
Plants That Never Ever Bloom
JUV 586.H3675p MAITC

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.F119d MAITC

1989. (Grades 3 - 6).

Appelhof, Mary
Worms Eat Our Garbage
JUV 595.16.A641w MAITC

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.F523l MAITC

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

Julivert, Angels
The Fascinating World of... Bees
JUV 595.79.J945f MAITC

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.F829b MAITC

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: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance
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.C4375c MAITC

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. 1993. (Grade 9 - adult).

Wardlaw, Gordon M.
Student Study Guide to Accompany Perspectives in Nutrition
JUV 613.2.W2194s MAITC


National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Fitting Fitness In: Even When You're Pressed for Time
JUV 613.7.F5642f MAITC


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
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. (Grades 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.I61i MAITC

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.L521f MAITC


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

Benton, Mike
Visit to a Green Planet
JUV 630.B4463v MAITC


Barrett, Jo
Create a Veggie Unit

United States Bureau of the Census
1992 Census of Agriculture Volume 2. Subject Series
JUV 630.C3328n MAITC

Klinkenborg, Verlyn
A Farming Revolution

Gibbons, Gail

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
JUV 630.L941f MAITC

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

Miller, Jane
Seasons on the Farm
JUV 630.M615s MAITC

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

Miller, Ray H.
Fun Facts About Farm History
JUV 630.M6177f MAITC

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

Roden, Katie
JUV 630.R613f MAITC

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

(Pre K - 5).

Schomp, Virginia
If You Were a Farmer
JUV 630.S3697i MAITC

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.C6394f MAITC

Heald, Aimee
A Guide to Food & Fiber Systems Literacy
JUV 630.7.G9416g MAITC


United States Department of Agriculture
Resource Guide to Educational Materials About Agriculture
JUV 630.7.R312r MAITC


Texas Farm Bureau
Talented and Gifted Agriculture, "TAG AG"
JUV 630.7.T3127t MAITC

Supplement to Texas agriculture resource guide. 1988.

National Research Council (U.S.) Board on Agriculture
Understanding Agriculture
UM Orono Stacks S533.U47 1988


Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Curriculum Guide: Teacher's Guide
JUV 630.7.V8193v MAITC


Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Virginia Agriculture in the classroom Curriculum Guide: Student's Guide
JUV 630.7.V8193vs MAITC


McMurry, Linda Maston
Agriculture & the Environment
JUV 630.973.M2297a MAITC


Splear, Elsie Lee
Growing Seasons
JUV 630.9733.S7614g MAITC

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
Gov Doc Computer File USM, UM Orono Gov Docs, UMFK Stacks, UMPI Gov Doc

Brady, Peter
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.M6177f MAITC

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

Vorm, Anstiss C.
Beneath Our Feet: Lessons On Soil
JUV 631.45.V915b MAITC

1992. (Grades 3-8).

DeMarie, Ernest
Bedding Plant Production
JUV 631.53.D3915b MAITC


Potash & Phosphate Institute
Facts From Our Environment
JUV 631.8.F1197f MAITC


Van Dyck, Sara
Insect Wars
JUV 632.7.V288i MAITC

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).

Corn is Maize
JUV 633.B733c MAITC

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.E9363e MAITC


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.E124r MAITC

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

Bourgoing, Pascale de
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

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
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.B936c MAITC

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

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association
Growing Cranberries
JUV 634.76.G MAITC

Activities on Cranberries (Grades 2 – 6).

Caduto, Michael J.
Native American Gardening
JUV 635.C115n MAITC

Stories, projects, and recipes for families. 1996.

Creasy, Rosalind
Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow a Rainbow Garden
JUV 635.C86b MAITC

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.G462c MAITC

1996. (Grades 1 - 3).

Raftery, Kevin
JUV 635.R125k MAITC


Selsam, Millicent Ellis
Vegetables From Stems and Leaves
JUV 635.S468v MAITC

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.G798g MAITC

Facts and activity guide for growing potatoes. 1997.

Wright, Nancy
Potato Math and Science
JUV 635.21.W934p MAITC

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

Chase, Penelle
The Great Pumpkin Project
JUV 635.62.G MAITC

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

Levenson, George
Pumpkin Circle
JUV 635.62.L576p MAITC

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
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.B4307f MAITC

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

Belville, Rod
JUV 636.0831.B417s MAITC

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, Allan
Gracias a Las Vacas
JUV 636.2.F829g MAITC

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

Fowler, Allan
Thanks to Cows
JUV 636.2.F829t MAITC

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.K126h MAITC

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.P871f MAITC

2001. (Pre K - 3).

Price, Trudy Chambers
The Cows are Out! Two Decades on a Maine Dairy Farm
917.41.P9314c MAITC

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.K126h MAITC

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
JUV 636.3.P855s MAITC

Discusses the raising of sheep for wool. 1990. (Pre K - 3).

Powell, Jillian
From Piglet to Pig
JUV 636.4.P871f MAITC

2001. (Pre K - 3).

Wolfman, Judy
Life on a Pig Farm
JUV 636.4.W833l MAITC

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.P871f MAITC


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

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.P4425e MAITC

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

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

The Hive and the Honey Bee
JUV 638.1.H6413h MAITC


Kalman, Bobbie
Hooray for Beekeeping!
JUV 638.1.K126h MAITC

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

Mitgutsch, Ali
From Blossom to Honey
JUV 638.1.M696f MAITC

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

Williams, Brian
JUV 639.2.W67f MAITC

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.B4197f MAITC


Sucoff, Katie
Aquaculture in Maine
JUV 639.8.A656aq MAITC

Curriculum guide for secondary school teachers. 1996.

United States Agricultural Research Service
Science in Your Shopping Cart
A 1.68:1558 UM Orono Gov Docs


Robson, Pam
JUV 641.3318.R576r MAITC

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.M831b MAITC

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.C6604b MAITC


Johnson, Sylvia A.
JUV 677.4.J637s MAITC

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).

Winters, Nathan
Architecture is Elementary
NA2500.W56. 2005 UMA Stacks

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

Willing, Karen Bates
Fabric Fun for Kids
JUV 746.4.W6783f MAITC


Willing, Karen Bates
Quilting Now & Then
JUV 746.46.W6783q MAITC


Fitzjohn, Sue
Festivals Together: A Guide to Multi-Cultural Celebration
JUV 790.19.F5797f MAITC

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.B5612c MAITC

2000. (Grade 6 - adult).

Panzer, Nora
Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art
JUV 811.008.C33c MAITC

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.F929po MAITC


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.F536h MAITC


Giff, Patricia Reilly
Nory Ryan's Song

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

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.a MAITC

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

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


Chris Fesko Enterprises
Problem Solving on the Farm


Barbara, Linse
Fiesta! Mexico and Central America
Fiche ED390787 UM Orono Microforms

Mexican and Central American cultures are a blend of Native American influences and Spanish traditions and religions. These are seen in aspects of Mexican and Central American celebrations. This book explores those celebrations through activities in art, folk and classical music, dances and fiestas. The book is organized into two sections to provide maximum flexibility of usage and encourage the integration of these resource materials into the curriculum. 1993.

Smoot, Mary E.
Things We Can Learn From a Cow and a Worm
S946.T45. 1996 UMFK Curriculum Collection

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
323.042 C929a 1995 Maine State Lib. Stacks

Discusses grass-roots democracy in the United States.  How successful is government at the local level? Who participates in the political process? 1995.

Smoot, Mary E.
Fueled for Flight
JUV 507.2.S6663f MAITC

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.K9524a MAITC

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.F739fp MAITC

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?"

Partnership for Food Safety Education
BAC Attack! : How Our School Fought BAC for Food Safety
JUV 615.594.B12b MAITC

A food safety education program that explains how mishandling food may cause foodborne illnesses. 1999. (Grades 4 - 6).

New Products, New Uses, New Jobs

Cabot Creamery
Ag in the Classroom: K - 8
JUV 630.A2588a MAITC

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.

National 5 a Day Program Office
"5 a Day"
HE 20.3152:H 75 UM Orono Gov Docs


Maine: The Way Life Should Be

Pochocki, Ethel
A Penny for a Hundred
JUV ME COLL P749.p c.4


Maine Public Television
Quest #107 Sustainable Agriculture: Solution or Fad?

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

Maine Public Television
RFD Maine #108

State Resource Directories

Steever, Tom
Ten Things Kids Want to Know About Farming

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

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

United States Agriculture Research Service
Whiz Kid Activity Packet
JUV 630.W6198w MAITC


Fesko, Chris
Winter On the Farm

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

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

Mintz, Karen
Food Doesn't Grow in the Supermarket
JUV VIDEO 630.7.F7393f MAITC

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.L569l MAITC

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.C8598c MAITC

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

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.C464c MAITC

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

Nichols, Carla Gale
Wood You Take Care of Me?

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

Martin, Alice A.
All About Apples
JUV 634.11.M363a MAITC


Maine Wild Blueberry Commission
Maine Wild Blueberries, American's Native Berry
JUV 634.73.M2847m MAITC


Maine Potato Board
Maine Potato Board Informational Links
P 77.2:Li 756 Maine State Lib. Maine Docs


Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions
Presenting the Peanut
JUV 635.6.P9264p MAITC

Kit contains an assembly of information and teaching materials concerning the history, values and uses of the peanut. 1985.

Alaca Co
Cotton's Journey: From Seed to You
JUV 635.71.C829c MAITC

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. 1995.

MacAllister, Carolynn
Livestock Safety for Kids
JUV VIDEO 636.083.L7587l MAITC

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?

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
Proceedings, Swine Housing & Well-Being, P.O.R.K. Academy 2002
A 17.2:SW 6 UM Orono Gov Docs

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. 2003.

American Egg Board
The Incredible Journey from Hen to Home - Teacher's Guide
JUV 636.5.I377i MAITC


National Live Stock and Meat Board
Digging for Data
JUV VIDEO 641.09.D5695d MAITC

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.

United States Agricultural Research Service
Science in Your Shopping Cart
A 1.68:1558 UM Orono Gov Docs


Skydog Productions
Make Mine Milk
JUV VIDEO 641.371.M289m MAITC

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Take a Cook on the Wild Side
JUV VIDEO 641.5.T1397t MAITC

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.S6692s MAITC


American Farm Bureau Federation
Tractors, Cotton-Pickers and the Stuff Kids Wear

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.W88w MAITC

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
695 S556 1990 Maine State Lib. Video

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

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