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.

June 2018

The Summer My Father Was Ten


Every year, the narrator and her father plant a garden, and every year, the father tells the story of the summer when he was ten. He and his friends got into trouble over a backy ard garden, which led to the father striking up an unlikely friendship with the neighbor, Mr. Bellavista. The narrator’s father realizes the importance of making things right, and helps Mr. Bellavista mend his garden. Mr. Bellavista teaches him how to plant, water and care for the garden. Mr. Bellavista also shows him how to turn the garden...

The Thing About Luck


Summer knows that kouun means "good luck"”" in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan—right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement...

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