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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. By completing the challenge, children Pre-K through 12th grade can win a State Fair prize package! To win, youth must read an age-appropriate number of farm and/or fair related books.

Prize Package includes;

One Missouri State Fair adult admission ticket

One Missouri State Fair youth admission ticket (if child is over age 6)

Read to win Ribbon

Coloring book

The prize package will be mailed to winners prior to the start of the 2024 Missouri State Fair (typically mid-late July).

Challenge Details:

Pre-K and Kindergarten read (or have read to them) 22 farm/fair books

Grade 1-4 read (or have read to them) 15 age appropriate farm/fair books

Grade 5-12 read 11 age appropriate farm/fair books

Reading logs must be submitted no later than July 5th, 2024

Completed logs can be submitted via email to:msff@mostatefairfoundation.net or mail to:

Missouri State Fair Foundation
c/o Read to Win
2503 W 16th St
Sedalia, MO 65301

Readers Log

Reading Suggestions/Ag Ed. related Resources

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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