Celebrate World Milk Day June 1, 2022

May 27, 2022 | Bill V.

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If you like milk then please say Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

June 1 is World Milk Day. Created in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, it's a day to recognize the importance of milk. Milk is a global food and the dairy industry employs many people around the world. 

That's a very official type of honouring, but I'm also imagining a cookie and dunking it in milk! So if you like milk, like I do, then you and your family may like to know more about where milk comes from, about cows and also about life on a farm. 


The Cow that Laid an Egg

The Cow that Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto

Marjorie the cow doesn't feel very special. She can't ride bicycles or do cartwheels like the other cows. But one morning, Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary... she's laid an egg! A hilarious farmyard story about having the courage of one's convictions, even when others doubt you.


Can Hens Give Milk

Can Hens Give Milk? by Joan Betty Stuchner and Joe Weissmann

On a small farm in Chelm, a man and his daughter set out to find a way to get milk from their hens, and the results are not only funny, but they're also wacky!


I am cow  hear me moo!

I am Cow, Hear Me Moo! by Jill Esbaum and Gus Gordon

While showing her timid gal pals the wonders of the woods, brave Nadine the cow discovers that she is not entirely fearless.


The Milkman's Boy

The Milkman's Boy by Donald Hall and Greg Shed

A portrait of life at the Graves Family Dairy, where three horses pulled the wagons delivering milk to families in the years before trucks and shopping centers replaced them.


I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home

I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home by Kathryn Cristaldi and Kristyna Litten

This great read-aloud extends the saying to the humourous extreme. Along the way, there are yaks in Cadillacs, sheep setting sail, frogs on big-wheeled bikes, and more!


Moo  Moo Brown Cow! Have You Any Milk

Moo, Moo Brown Cow! Have You Any Milk? by Phillis Gershator and Giselle Potter

Through rhyming text, farm animals are asked if they have items needed to prepare for a snack and bedtime, such as wool for a blanket, down for a pillow, and milk to drink.



Cow by Katie Dicker

Fun facts and illustrations teach readers about the life of a cow and show different breeds from around the world. Check out more nonfiction books on cows!


Click Clack Moo Cows that Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type  by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

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.


Sleep Tight Farm A Farm Prepares for Winter

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle and Becca Stadtlander

It is December, and there are many things for the family to do around the farm to get it ready for winter.


On a Farm

On a Farm by Alexa Andrews

Horses live on a farm. Apples grow on a farm. A tractor drives on a farm. What else might you find on a farm? Read along and look at the photographs to find out!




The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

An out-of-commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way, she is caught in a raging magical battle and transforms into Satellite Girl! Meanwhile, the balladeer in question meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal.


Storytime at Home Youtube Videos 

You might also like some of our online storytimes featuring farm and animal themes:


Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans


Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails


The Greedy Goat

Parents and teens may be interested in some of these adult level titles:


Happy World Milk Day! How will you and your family celebrate?