“Quiet and peaceful – an antidote to the daytime hustle and bustle of city life.”
– Kirkus Reviews
One of my favorite parts of our parenthood journey was sharing our love of reading with our son! We devoted at least 30 minutes to reading, most nights much more. Once my son could read by himself, we didn’t stop. We added chapter books and took turns reading chapters out loud at bedtime. Even my hubby didn’t want to miss a single chapter.
I know you will love to add Barn at Night to your bedtime ritual! Michelle Houts’ lyrical poetry paired with Jen’s glowing watercolors create a warm and wonderful bedtime story – best shared together.
Do you want to be the lucky winner? You would receive a hardcover of this beautiful picture book, and an adorable stuffed animal of a yellow tabby just like the one on the cover!
About Barn at Night:
A beautiful and sweet celebration of a barn at night will help children fall asleep and also learn more about life on a farm. This after-dark journey out to the barn, even on the coldest winter evening, can be a warm and welcoming scene. The young narrator gently details what actually goes on in a barn at night. Who is awake, who is asleep, and who is just making their first appearance in the barn? Smells, sounds and sights are quietly revealed to young readers.
Downloadable coloring pages can be found at: Barn at Night Printable Pages.
About the author:
Michelle Houts is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers. Her debut novel, The Beef Princess of Practical County, has been featured by the American Farm Bureau Foundation and won a Best Book of the Year from Nebraska Farm Bureau. Houts writes from a restored one-room schoolhouse in Ohio. Find out more at www.michellehouts.com
About the illustrator:
Jen Betton grew up playing on friends’ farms in Pennsylvania. Illustrating Barn at Night gave her a delightful excuse to lurk around old barns and feed goats. Her other books include Hedgehog Needs a Hug (winner of Pennsylvania’s Keystone to Reading Award), which she both wrote and illustrated, and Twilight Chant, written by Holly Thompson. She now lives with her family near Dallas, Texas. You can see more of her work at www.jenbetton.com
Don’t miss the Sample Lesson in the Educator’s guide!
Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it. Learn more at: Feeding Minds Press.
ENTER TO WIN!
One lucky reader will win a hardcover of The Barn at Night and an adorable stuffed animal of a yellow tabby just like the one on the cover!
The giveaway is open to US only, 18+
The giveaway ends 12/5 at 1159p est
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