Recommendations complied by Gere Staff
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By: E. B. White
In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors.
(Also available as Book on CD and Playaway)
Charlotte's Web: The Essential Guide
By: Amanda Li
A comprehensive look at the film that includes character pictures and scenes from the movie.
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic
By: Michael Sims
Biography White, E. B.
As he was composing what was to become his most enduring book, E. B. White was obeying the maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats--White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours.
Some Pig!: A Charlotte's Web Picture Book
By: E. B. White
Relates the special relationship between a young girl named Fern and Wilbur, the spring pig she raises and loves.
By: Mark Teague
Cousin Edward visits Aunt Judy and Uncle Earl on their farm and tries to help with all of the chores.
The Quiet Little Farm
By: Janet Kerr
As winter turns to spring, young farm animals come outdoors to play.
Piglet and Mama
By: Margaret Wild
When Piglet cannot find her mother, all of the barnyard animals try to make her feel better, but Piglet wants nothing but Mama.
Pigs to the Rescue
By: John Himmelman
All week long the pigs help out around the farm in unexpected ways.
By: Michael J. Rosen
A journal of one year on the Bennett farm in central Ohio. Shows how one family, with the help of relatives and friends, creates a life and livelihood on a 150 acre farm.
Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics
DVD j Shaun the sheep
Get ready for farm-fresh fun and laughter with Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies, as they set the scene for more mayhem on the farm. Laugh out loud as Shaun tries to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovers his jazzy side, and the sheep try to sell everything on the farm to the highest bidder.
DVD j Chicken Run
While the chickens on Mrs. Tweedy's farm dream of a better life, a clever hen named Ginger is hatching plans to fly the coop for good. The only problem is, chickens can't fly, or can they?
By: Dick King-Smith
DVD j King-Smith
A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.