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Cows: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about cows is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life! From I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home to Hey Diddle Diddle!-Kubler there's something here for everyone's tastes. Do you have a favorite book about cows? Let us know!

I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home book
#1
I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home
Written by Kathryn Cristaldi and illustrated by Kristyna Litten
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown in a rocket ship made of glass and stone. I will love you till the cows come home. Love knows no bounds in this lyrical, gentle lullaby, a tender tribute to the depths of family love. Filled with warm, funny art, I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home is a perfect read-aloud for curling up with your little one at the end of the day . . . or anytime you want to express just how much you love them.

I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! book
#2
I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!
Written by Jill Esbaum and illustrated by Gus Gordon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

While showing her timid gal pals the wonders of the woods, brave Nadine the cow discovers that she is not entirely fearless.

Buttercup's Lovely Day book
#3
Buttercup's Lovely Day
Written by Carolyn Beck and illustrated by Andrea Beck
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Readers will enjoy a day in the life of a cow named Buttercup in this poetic and heartwarming picture book. Called a “read-aloud gem” by Quill & Quire, this picture book will delight children with its creative use of language and endearing illustrations. In rhyming text that winds like a creek through a farmer’s field, the book takes readers on a journey through one lovely day in Buttercup’s life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or on the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world, reminding us all to be grateful for life’s simple pleasures.

One Witch at a Time book
#4
One Witch at a Time
Written and illustrated by Stacy DeKeyser
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When his family's cow is sold for some magic beans, Rudi must find a way to return the beans to their rightful owner, a witch who lives in a neighboring village.

Cindy Moo book
#5
Cindy Moo
Written by Lori Mortensen and illustrated by Jeff Mack
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

One night on the farm, the cows overhear a fantastic tale. “Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon!” Inspired by this classic rhyme, a plucky cow named Cindy Moo sets out to prove that cows really can leap over the moon. The other cows laugh at her, but that doesn’t stop Cindy from trying—and failing—night after night . . . until a trick of nature shows Cindy a way to triumph. As delightfully silly as the original nursery rhyme, this hilarious picture book will have readers of all stripes (and spots) cheering for its determined heroine.

I Wanna Be a Cowgirl book
#6
I Wanna Be a Cowgirl
Written by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A little girl imagines what her daily life would be like if she were a cowgirl, living out west on a ranch with cows and sheep, riding a horse, and sleeping under the stars.

Prudence the Part-Time Cow book
#7
Prudence the Part-Time Cow
Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer and illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Prudence looks like a full-time cow―she wanders through pastures, she swats flies, and she lines up for supper. But Prudence is a part-time cow―she is also a scientist, an architect, and an inventor, studying and building and dreaming and creating. To the other cows in the herd, Prudence is a bit too part-time. She's just too different to be part of the herd. At first Prudence tries to fit in, suppressing all her scientific smarts and imaginative inventing. But in a moment of inspiration―Cow Power!―Prudence realizes how to show the others that she can be a part-time cow and a full-time member of the herd. Funny and sweet, this is a story for anyone who's ever felt a bit different.

The Cow Said Meow book
#8
The Cow Said Meow
Written and illustrated by John Himmelman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

No one likes getting caught out in the rain! One drizzly day on the farm, a cow overhears a cat meowing to be let into the house. When the kind old lady inside opens the door, the cow gets an idea--one that spirals out of control!

Moo, Katie Woo! book
#9
Moo, Katie Woo!
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tammy Lyon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Katie and her class visit a farm, and find out where eggs and milk come from.

Hey Diddle Diddle!-Kubler book
#10
Hey Diddle Diddle!-Kubler
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Illustrates the nonsensical children's nursery rhyme. On board pages.

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