A tractor is more than a piece of farm machinery. It’s a farmer’s partner that helps him get the hard work done. This dynamic picture book shows a big tractor from spring to harvest—planting, cultivating, harvesting, and doing other important tasks on a busy farm. Bold illustrations, coupled with a simple and lyrical text, show a tractor at work throughout the seasons. For ages 5-8.

    Item: 10626

    Author: Nathan Clement

    Format: Hardcover


    Get all of Alexander Botts’ adventures now in one easy to order bundle!

    Alexander Botts was created in 1927 by author William Hazlett Upson, and the stories are based on Upson’s work as a factory assembler and sales demonstrator for the Caterpillar Tractor Company. For almost half a century, Botts was beloved by The Saturday Evening Post readers in more than 100 short stories. These books include the original illustrations that appeared with the stories and is part of a series that will be the first to present the collection in its entirety.

    Alexander Botts and his Earthworm Tractor will charm readers young and old and entertain with innocent mayhem, timeless humor, and twists of fate.

    This set includes:

    Botts Begin

    Welcome to the world of Alexander Botts and Earthworm Tractors, a series of humorous short stories about a bumbling salesman’s trial and tribulations selling crawler tractors. His unusual sales tactics send the machines through impervious swamps, murky lakes, and high snowbanks. His schemes consistently backfire but, in the end, he never fails to close the deal! In this book, Botts talks his way into a job selling Earthworm Tractors for The Farmers’ Friend Tractor Company.

    This book is the first in a series and will be the only publication to present the collection in its entirety, including five Botts stories that never appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.

    Botts Abroad

    The world’s best tractor salesman is back in this second installment of Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor. In this series of humorous short stories, Botts and his new bride travel to Europe on a special assignment to bring the solid, American-made machines to the Old World! Nicknamed “Gadget” because of her usefulness, Mrs. Botts proves to be as resourceful as her husband in cleverly closing deals in ancient cities previously thought to have no market for crawler tractors.

    Botts Breaks Hollywood

    The Golden Age of Hollywood was at its height in the 1930s and the world’s best tractor salesman was captivated by the glitz and glamour. In Botts Breaks Hollywood, the third installment of the Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor series, the saga continues for our hero who, always ahead of his time, sees filmmaking as the future of tractor sales. In this collection of humorous short stories, Botts earns a promotion and is eager to share his enthusiasm for crawler tractors on the silver screen where his outrageous antics and blunders collide to capture the perfect shot!

    Item: 11304

    Color your way through Caterpillar product history with 36 beautiful drawings of your favorite machines. Pulled from archival materials and design concepts of real and imagined machines, this coloring book traces the evolution of early, powerful crawlers to futuristic earthmovers invented to shape the landscape of this planet and beyond

    Item: 11303

    Format: Paperback


    This colorful book combines simple counting instruction with humor, repetition, and rhythm to encourage learning fun. Includes educational endnotes on the different machines farmers use and the crops they grow!

    Item: 11364

    Author: Jan Dobbins

    Format: Paperback


    Generations have fallen in love with this classic story of a grandson and grandfather whose visit to a family farm with a special tractor brings back memories.

    Grandpa Joe takes his grandson Timmy back to the site of his family’s farm, where the old house and a ramshackle barn still stand. The visit stirs up memories for Grandpa Joe—in particular, the majesty of his own father’s shiny red tractor, now rusting in the forgotten fields. An ideal gift, this picture book evokes nostalgia while demonstrating a special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. For ages 5-7.

    Item: 10627

    Author: Michael Garland

    Format: Hardcover


    A first introduction for toddlers who love tractors!

    Beep! Beep! Follow the busy tractor around the farm in this first introduction to tractors. With layered die-cuts, fun facts, and a mouse to find on every spread!

    This board book is ideal for toddlers ages 2-5 years old.

    Item: 11347

    Author: Amelia Hepworth

    Format: Hardcover


    This book is currently available for pre-order and will be released for delivery on October 7, 2022. 

    Tractors are the new dinosaurs! Readers ages 8-80 can explore how the invention and evolution of agricultural technology transformed the farmer’s day-to-day life in Machine Marvels: Revolutionary Red Tractors.

    The book travels through time on a journey that begins in 1830 and takes you into the future, exploring the pivotal tractors and harvesting machines built by Case IH and their heritage brands International Harvester, Steiger, and J. I. Case. Each piece of equipment comes to life with rich historical and beautiful contemporary photographs of the machine, accompanied by an engrossing narrative and detailed graphics that illustrate the agricultural history, mechanics, engineering, and physics of these ground-breaking tractors.

    Revolutionary Red Tractors is ideal for young people fascinated with machinery as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about the hardworking people and the machines that feed our world!

    Item: 11827

    Author: Lee Klancher, Katie Free

    Format: Hardcover


    Micah’s grandfather is convinced that his rusty, trusty, fifty-year-old tractor will make it through another haying season. But Mr. Hill of Hill’s Tractor Sales is doing his best to sell him a brand-new tractor. He even wagers twenty jelly doughnuts that Grandpappy’s old tractor will break down. Will Grandpappy buy a new tractor to replace his faithful old friend?

    This charming, multigenerational story offers a solid lesson in friendship and trust.

    This book is ideal for ages 5-7 years old.

    Item: 11348

    Author: Joy Cowley

    Format: Paperback

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