This little piggy went to the market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home.
This little rhyme my mom used to tell me, and maybe you tell your kids too, was the first thing that came to mind when I began reading the tenth book in our Kid’s Reading List series, Pigs & Pork in the Story of Agriculture. Authors Susan Anderson and JuAnne Buggey talk about pigs and pork from the farm to the grocery store. This book for elementary and middle school students is filled with fun facts, photos and easy to read information.
Did you know each person in the U.S. consumes around 50 pounds of pork per year? Find our more interesting facts with each turn of the page. Colorful charts, graphs and photographs help the reader understand pork’s role in the agricultural industry.
Check out the past selections in the reading list:
- Fantastic Farm Machines by Cris Peterson with photography by David R. Lundquist
- Little Joe by Sandra Neil Wallace and illustrated by Mark Elliott
- Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
- Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth’s Recipe or Food by Chris Peterson
- Pig 05049 by Christien Meidertsma
- The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts
- Who Grew My Soup? by Tom Darbyshire and illustrated by C.F. Payne
- Oh, Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth
- Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Layne Thomas