Barn at night

Michelle Houts

Book - 2021

"There are adventures at night when growing up on the farm! An after-dark journey out to the barn, even on the coldest winter evening, can result in a warm and welcoming scene. Who is awake? Who is asleep? And who is just making their first appearance in the barn?"--Book jacket flap.

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Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Washington, D.C. : Feeding Minds Press [2021]
First edition
Item Description
"American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture®"
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Ages 4-8.
Main Author
Michelle Houts (author)
Other Authors
Jen Betton (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A father and daughter feed and care for farm animals on their family farm in this heartwarming family story perfect for bedtimeWhen you grow up on a farm, adventures happen all day long – even at night! Barn at Night follows a father and a daughter as they care for farm animals in two visits to the barn on a working farm – first, waking early to do the routine, daily work in the pre-dawn hours, and in a mid-night visit to the barn to help a horse who’s foaling. Written in lyrical poetry, the story shows how farmers feed and care for their animals even in the coldest weather, in both situations that are planned for – and for when animals need help even when humans should be sleeping. Barn at Night features cows, barn cats, horses, and other farm animal friends and their babies’ names, for fun vocabulary building for young readers – and it ends with the beautiful surprise arrival of a new foal.Illustrated in glowing watercolors, Barn at Night makes a wonderful bedtime story that is great to share as a family. About the publisher: Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. We focus on helping young readers understand where their food comes from, who grows it, and how it gets to them and believe in cultivating curiosity about food and farming and how agriculture plays a role in our daily lives. All books from Feeding Minds Press have accompanying lessons, activities, and videos to further learning available on their website,

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When you grow up on a farm, adventures happen all day long—even at night! On a cold winter evening, a father and daughter go out to the barn and are welcomed with a warm scene. Who is awake, who is asleep, and who is just making their first appearance in the barn? Michelle Houts' lyrical poetry paired with Jen Betton's glowing watercolors create a warm and wonderful bedtime story—best shared together.