A collection of living picture books that capture the beauty, essence, and rhythm of rural life and farm life.
Picture Books about Rural Life
Listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name.
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
Farm Stories by K. and B. Jackson, Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
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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