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July 12th is Cow Appreciation Day. Celebrate with some fun books all about cows and some interesting cow facts.

Books to Inspire  

Cows by JoAnn Early Macken

Learn all about cows with this fun and interesting non-fiction book.

From grass to milk by Stacy Taus-Bolstad

How does grass help cows make yummy milk? Follow each step in the food production cycle– from cows eating grass to ice-cold milk– in this fascinating book!

A particular cow by Mem Fox

A particular cow has some particularly unusual adventures on a particular Saturday morning.

Space cows by Eric Seltzer

Cows in space: What’s not to love? This Ready-to-Read is all about space cows and the wacky, fun things they do!

Two cool cows by Toby Speed

Millie and Maude are two cool cows who fly to the moon and back in the night wearing the Huckabuck children’s new black boots.

Cows going past by Bruce Balan

A family sees many different kinds of cows from the window of their car while on a trip.

Cows to the rescue by John Himmelman

After helping the Greenstalk family get to the county fair, the cows busy themselves finding solutions to many other problems that arise during the day.

Moo Moo in a tutu by Tim Miller

A cow who wants to be a ballerina? Are you for real? This is a hilarious, one-of-a-kind friendship story between an adventurous cow named Moo Moo and a very loyal duck named Mr. Quackers that will have you quacking up all the way through and applauding for more.

Cow boy is not a cowboy by Gregory Barrington

Meet Goat Girl and Merle: an irresistible pair of characters who show young readers that the best friendships are built on more than first impressions.

Click, clack, moo : cows that type by Doreen Cronin

When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.

Petal the angry cow by Maureen Fergus

Petal is a cow with a temper who gets into all kinds of hilarious, misadventures on the farm.

Raisin, the littlest cow  by Miriam Busch

When her mother has a new little cow, Raisin hates the changes his arrival creates, but when she sees how scared the new baby is during a thunderstorm, she offers comfort and is even inspired to give him a name as sweet as her own.

First week at cow school by Andy Cutbill

Starting school is full of fun in this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Cow That Laid an Egg and The Cow That Was the Best Moo-ther. Marjorie the cow feels jolly proud when her daughter, Daisy, starts school. But lessons aren’t as easy as they seem–Daisy can’t hoof paint or swat flies like the other cows, and cowpat training is a disaster! Yet, Marjorie soon discovers that Daisy has a surprising talent to make her stand out from the herd

The cow who climbed a tree by Gemma Merino

Although her sisters think she is silly, Tina is a curious cow who loves to explore and try new things.

Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen

After hearing the famous nursery rhyme, the Diddle herd decides it is impossible for a cow to jump over the moon, but Cindy Moo is determined to discover how it can be done.

Facts

  • Cows drink about a bathtub full of water and eat around 40 pounds of food per day.

  • There are more than 1000 different breeds of cows throughout the world.

  • Cows are red, and green color blind.

  • All cows are female. Males are called bulls.

  • A fully grown dairy cow weighs around 1,500 pounds.

  • Cows can see an almost panoramic view of 360 degrees around them. This view ability allows them to watch out for predators.

  • Cows have one stomach that is divided into 4 different compartments for digestion.

  • Cows chew a lot, so much that they produce about 125 pounds of saliva per day.

  • Cows eat a lot of grass but they do not chew it from the ground. They curl their long tongues around the grass and pull.