The Chaney Twins’ Ag Books is a nine-book series that follows the Chaney twins, Rianna and Sheridan, and the bottle baby they adopted as four-year-olds, to their ranch experiences as teenagers. The nine-book bundle is available at a special price of $90.00 per set. Individual books sell for $12.00 plus shipping per book. In addition, lesson plans for books one-eight are FREE and available on the Pennsylvania Beef Council website: www.pabeef.org. Or you can contact Rebecca Chaney directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for discounts on box orders and speaking availability. Check youtube.com for video readings.
Little Star . . . Raising Our First Calf, Book Series #1
Book Summary: Bill Pickett is the most celebrated black cowboy of all time. He was a rodeo star that has been honored with a postage stamp and induction into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He is a mythical figure known as for taming a steer by biting an animal’s upper lip.
Publisher: Gulliver Books
Publication Date: 10/01/1996
Age Range: Pre-K - 7
Price: Varies from $77.99 for first edition hardcover to $4.99 for used paperback.
Author: Lois Lenski
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target
Book Summary: Cowboy Small and his horse, Cactus, ride the range and do all kinds of cowboy work.
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Mercari
Book Summary: Not a creature is stirring in the barn, except for a little lamb who hears a strange sound on the rooftop.
Publication Date: 9-1-2020
Age Range: 4-7 yrs
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses, A True Story
Author: Jerry Pinkney, illustrations by Julius Lester
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Discover Books
Book Summary: Bob Lemmons, an illiterate former slave, is famous for his ability to track wild horses. He and his horse, Warrior, run with the wild mustangs day and night until they accept his presence. They challenge the stallion for leadership of the herd.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Age Range: 4-8 yrs (?)
Price: $8.99 Hardcover
B Is for Buckaroo: A Cowboy Alphabet
Author: Gleaves Whitney and Louise Doak Whitney, illustrations by Susan Guy
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target
Book Summary: A rollicking, rhyming ride through the alphabet, cowboy-style!
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: 12-15-2006
Age Range: 6-9
Price: $20.74 Hardback, $7.95 Paperback
Good Night Cowboys
Author: Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper, illustrations by Joe Veno
Where to Purchase: Amazon
Book Summary: Little buckaroos saddle up and hit the trail, riding horses, roping a steer and even panning for gold.
Publisher: Good Night Our World
Publication Date: 01-24-2017
Age Range: Baby – 3
Price: $8.59 Board Book, $3.99 Kindle
A Barrel Racer’s Dream: A Western Rodeo Adventure for Kids Ages 4-8
Author: M.D. Ford, Illustrations by Harry Aveira
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Ebay, Thriftbooks*
Book Summary: Adventurous Dee loves rodeo and barrel racing, and has been practicing for her first competition. How will she and her horse do?
Publisher: Whispering Horse Books
Publication Date: 05-18-2020
Age Range: 4-8
*Also available as a video book on youtube.com. Part of a three-book series. Activity book also available.
DK Eyewitness Books: Cowboy
Author: David Murdoch
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, DK Books
Book Summary: Discover the Real-Life World of Working Cowboys, from Longhorns and Lariats to Chuckwagons, Chaps, Rodeos and Ranches. An informative and entertaining book of cowboys around the world.
Publication Date: May 31, 2000
Price: Hardcover $29.99, ebook $10.00
Riding on a Range
Author: G. Lawson Drinkard, Illustrations by Fran Lee
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
Book Summary: Over 60 pages of crafts and activities for kids, including how to make a wooden horse, uses for a bandana, crafty spurs and more.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: 2003
Age Range: 6-12
Mandy Sue Day
Author: Roberta Karim, Illustrations by Karen Ritz
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Book Summary: Mandy and her horse, Ben, gallop across the plains. Mandy uses her senses of taste, hearing, touch and smell to enjoy a special day. At the end of the story, the reader discovers Mandy is blind, but horseback she feels like she can do anything!
Publisher: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: June 15, 2003
Age Range: Kindergarten – 12 yrs.
Price: $3-$12+, Harback and Paperback
Author: Karen Jameson, illustrations by Wednesday Kirwan
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart
Book Summary: As the farm animals settle down to sleep, they all say goodnight: neigh-a-bye, baa-a-bye, moo-a-bye, in a peaceful, lyrical rhythm that snuggles close.
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie’s New Friend Author: Ree Drummond, Illustrations by Diane deGroat Where to Purchase: Barnes & Noble Book Summary: Charlie may have met his match in Mr. Rabbit who steals vegetable from Mama’s garden. Mr. Rabbit is always one step ahead! Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01-07-14
Age Range: 4-8 yrs
Charlie the Ranch Dog
Author: Ree Drummond, Illustrations by Diane deGroat
Where to Purchase: Barnes & Noble
Book Summary: Introduces Charlie the Drummond’s ranch dog. He loves breakfast and works all day on the ranch
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 04-26-11
Age Range: 4-8 yrs
Remember the Ladies
Author: Callista Gingrich
Where to Purchase: Barnes & Noble
Book Summary: Ellis meets America’s first ladies and discovers many of their contributions to American history. Even cows on the White House lawn. Part of the Ellis the Elephant Series. This book is #7 of the series.
partnership with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture
The American Farm Bureau Foundation invited the ANCW Working Group and ANCW members to assist them in piloting their Beef Education Curriculum. This can be found on the American Farm Bureau Foundation website. Look through the site and familiarize yourself with what they have to offer. Scroll down for Educational Games, Beef Ag Mag, Beef Life Cycle, Beef up Your Nutrition, After School Resource, and much more.
Thank you for your interest in the Beef Checkoff-funded K-12 Education Research conducted in 2014. The research aimed to understand national academic content standards, national curriculum guidelines, national curriculum models, national teaching materials and the curriculum selection process to understand opportunities and challenges for introducing a beef education program.
Make the farm to fork connection with this series of lesson plans that accompany the documentary "True Beef: From Pasture to Plate". This guide contains 8 lessons designed for High School students in a Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences program, however, STEM connections have been included for all lessons making it easy for teachers to make connections across the curriculum.
The "True Beef" documentary was produced by Pflugerville Independent School District (TX) and is available for download at Vimeo or for DVD purchase in the Foundation store
Beef to School Project
The Montana Beef to School (B2S) Project is a three-year collaborative project between beef producers and processors, schools, researchers at Montana State University, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Montana Department of Agriculture, and various community partners whose goal it is to increase the use of local beef in every Montana school.
This research provides a holistic view of today’s curriculum standards and opportunities for beef content and validates that there’s no “silver bullet” in creating a national beef education curriculum that would be readily adopted by all 50 states across the U.S.
Why? Most K-12 curriculum decisions are made at a DISTRICT level, meaning district (not state or national) administrators can pick and choose how to best deliver content that will help their students meet state standards.
Although the pathways into America’s schools are varied, the good news is that experiential, flexible and standards based, agriculture based curriculum IS making its way into schools. Many schools are utilizing materials provided by organizations like National Ag in the Classroom and if the beef checkoff and/or other beef industry groups wish to invest in curriculum development in the future, opportunities for integration do exist.
Looking for that extra help with agriculture; check out this link below.
A lesson to show the diverse products that cattle give to enrich our lives! Wow that Cow pamphlet is a great tool to use in the classroom or at a beef promotion event to show everyone the other things that cattle help to produce.