Book of the Month

North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom is an educational program that is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the importance of agriculture in North Carolina. The program strives to achieve this mission in recommending books for use as additional resources to PreK – 12th grade educators. Book of the Month is an offering for anyone looking for a valid Ag-related resource to utilize in the classroom. The total purchase of one book is $5.00 and can be purchased until copies are sold out. Each book will have accompanying activities of high-quality that can be integrated into lesson plans at various grade levels.

September 2018

Flight of the Honey Bee


This beautifully illustrated story follows a scout bee on her journey out of the hive and into the world. She finds new flower sources for the other worker bees, or scouts, while avoiding many predators, and harmful weather. Every bee in the hive has a role, and the bees have a very specific way of communicating. This book explores this complex creature, and its importance to the environment around us. Learn how bees pollinate many of the plants we grow for food, and also how they make the delicious treat we all love—honey!

Thimble Summer


A few hours after nine-year-old Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble in a dried-up riverbed, the rains come and end the long drought on the farm. The rains bring safety for the crops and the livestock, and money for Garnet’s father. Garnet can’t help feeling that the thimble is magic because the summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways. There is the arrival of Eric — an orphan who becomes a member of the Linden family,...

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