Amaras Farm

Amara’s Farm
by JaNay Brown-Wood
illustrated by Samara Hardy

Amara has lots of plants on her farm, but today she’s searching for pumpkins for her autumn potluck! She searches all over the farm, finding apples, persimmons, potatoes, and more, but no pumpkins. Where, oh, where could those pumpkins be? Little readers can follow along as Amara identifies the unique characteristics of all the tasty fall fruits and vegetables growing on her farm, until she finds a perfectly round, orange pumpkin to share with her friends and grandparents at the potluck.

This first entry in the new Where in the Garden? series features simple, playful text from author JaNay Brown-Wood and vivid, cheerful watercolor illustrations from artist Samara Hardy that bring this vibrant story to life. Perfect for early childhood and elementary education units on agriculture, farming, and healthy eating, and great for lessons on comparing and contrasting. And don’t miss the yummy molasses pumpkin bread recipe in the back of the book for little chefs to try!

Read an excerpt, and get a peek at Samara Hardy’s adorable illustrations below!

Amara's Farm Spread 4-5

“The premise of this story will delight preschoolers who like to show off what they know, answering questions and searching the pages for pumpkins. . . . The illustrations are full of delightful details, and the wonderfully busy endpapers are scrumptious. A fun fall pick for interactive storytelling.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The repetition in Brown-Wood’s engaging, informative text reinforces comprehension, while Hardy’s digital illustrations, featuring hand-painted ink and watercolor textures for added depth, provide a festive atmosphere with their vibrant autumnal hues.” —The Horn Book (text not final)

Find Amara’s Farm this August at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be sure to check out the rest of our brand-new picture books and middle grade and YA titles coming to Peachtree this season!