Children’s Book Week is celebrated twice a year, one week in May and one week in November. Kids everywhere can join in the fun of Children’s Book Week. The How Do You Book? Challenge asks young readers to explore what they read, how they read, and where they read. For more information about Children’s Book Week, click HERE. This week, I’ll be sharing several books in celebration of Children’s Book Week. Click HERE to see previous Children’s Book Week Posts.
CONSTRUCTION SITE: FARMING STRONG, ALL YEAR LONG
By: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Illustrated by: AG Ford
Published: November 15, 2022
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
The construction site crew is on a new job, this time on the farm. Working on a farm takes a whole team and everyone has a very important job to do starting with prepping the fields for planting. Traveling through a whole year on the farm, the construction crew works together with the farm crew to get a new barn built before the cold winter winds arrive.
Kids will learn about all the seasons on the farm starting with Spring and ending in Winter. There are important jobs that need to be done to lead farmers into the next season and every piece of equipment is necessary to work together to get everyone ready. The Skid Steer may be clearing pen floors in the spring and then uses an auger to dig holes for the barn posts. Skid steer will next help put in all the barn stalls and when winter comes, her forklift moves the bales around to feed the animals.
Kids will find a combine, a cement mixer, a bulldozer, and of course, lots of tractors on the pages of this story. The illustrations show a whole farm in action and the beauty of each season as you turn the pages. With a rhyming scheme and a story of hard work and being part of the whole team, kids will love learning about the important work happening on the farm.
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of many bestsellers including, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; Mighty, Mighty Construction Site; Construction Site on Christmas Night; Construction Site: Three Cheers for Kid McGear!; Construction Site Mission: Demolition!; and Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! Sherri lives with her photographer husband and two sons in the Chicago area.
AG Ford, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including The New York Times bestsellers Construction Site on Christmas Night; Construction Site: Three Cheers for Kid McGear!; Construction Site Mission: Demolition!; and Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! He lives in Dallas, Texas.