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Read to Win

The Missouri State Fair Foundation is on a mission to educate youth about agriculture. We are excited to partner with the International Association of Fairs & Exhibitions (IAFE) to provide the "Read to Win" program. Children of all ages can win a FREE Missouri State Fair admission ticket and a Read to Win ribbon. To win, youth must read farm and/or fair related books. Charlotte's Web is a perfect example.
  • Read to Win is for youth PK - Grade 12.
    • PK & KG children must read (or have read to them) 22 Farm/Fair books
    • Children in grades 1-4 must read (or have read to them) 15 age appropriate books
    • Youth in grades 5-12 must read 11 age appropriate books.
  • A parent or teacher must initial/witness each book read.
  • Reading log forms must be submitted to our office no later than July 7, 2023.
  • Below are some reading suggestions and other ag education resources.
Completed logs can be returned via email to msff@MoStateFairFoundation.net OR
Mail to: MO State Fair Foundation, 2503 W 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301

Readers Log

Read to Me Video Books

Farm Babies Farm Babies

My Word of the School Year by Amanda Reichel

6 great farm books by Amanda Radke includes: C is for Care; Beef Strong; The Soil Quilt; Can-Do Cow Kids; Levi's Lost Calf; a Home Run for Peanuts
Kiss the Cow by: Phyllis Root

Baby's First Book of Cows & Colors by Katlyn Garrett
The Winter Cowboy by: Stephanie White
A Seed is Sleepy by:: Dianna Hutts Aston
The Fabulous, Fantastic Field Trip to the Dairy Farm by Karla Deaver
The Calf on My Farm by: Stephanie White
Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg by: Mia Posada
My Farm Animal World

Good Night Farm
A touch and feel storybook

Farm words
Usborne baby’s very first play book
BabyNoisy Farm
My first touch and feel sound book
Ages 3+
Little Blue Truck, By Alice Schertle
Toddler - Preschool

Good Morning, Farm!, John Deere

Otis series, By Loren Long
PK - Grade 2

Charlie the Ranch Dog stuck in the Mud
By Ree Drummond
KG - Grade 2

Charlie and the New Baby,
By Ree Drummond
KG-Grade 2

Charlie the Ranch Dog,
By Ree Drummond
PK - Grade 3

Farm Animals, Snapshot Picture Library

Fun at the County Fair, John Deere

Johnny Tractor's Fun Farm Festival
John Deere

Johnny Tractors Fun Farm Day
John Deere

Sixteen Cows
By Lisa Wheeler
Ages 3-7

5 Minute Tales: Farm Stories
Toddler - early reader

5 Minute Farm Tales: Tiger Tales
Ages 2-4

Proud Little Peacock
4-6 yearsCowboys
By Lucille Recht Penner
Young reader: 3-6

Horses book of opposites
By Jenny Lyman

Play town FARM, A lift the flap book (2+)

Fun at the County Fair
By Kris Kietzman & Fred Vonderlage
Grade 1 - 4

Little House on the Prairie Series
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Grades 3-7

Charolette's Web
By E.B. White
Grades 3-7

Where the Red Fern Grows
By Wilson Rawls
Grade 3-7

by Linda Paige Shelby

A Day No Pigs Would Die
By Robert Peck
Young Adult

By William Nack
Young Adult
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