Use these 28 chicken & duck books for little learners to teach your class about these adorable birds. The list features nonfiction & fiction titles to use in your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms. Some of the books are educational, while others are silly and for enjoyment. Check out my farm math and literacy centers for ideas on ways to use this theme across the whole classroom and grab a FREEBIE! Then, take a peek at my farm craft and sensory ideas to make it an entire unit!
Learn all about chickens and birds in my Little Learners Science Unit for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students.
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Chicken Fiction Books
Four chickens run into the woods when they spy a wolf creeping around their coop. Then, they think about all the danger they could get into in the wild. Little learners will love the humor in this book and will want to find out what happens to the chickens.
Enjoy the famous nursery rhyme, One, Two Buckle My Shoe, in this book. The illustrator brings the rhyme to life with bright pictures that are sure to engage your learners.
This book is a simplified version of the classic story that is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Join Chicken Little and all his friends as they journey to tell the king that the sky is falling!
Dora loves her eggs and wants to show everyone how amazing they are, but all her friends are busy with their babies. The piglets are wiggly, and the puppies are full of energy; Dora thinks maybe her eggs are exciting after all.
More Chicken Books
How many animals will it take to pull Chick out of the mud? Mother Hen is quite worried about her chick that is stuck in the mud! Count and see how many animals it takes!
All the other eggs are naughty, and it stresses the good egg out! He gets cracks in his shell and decides to spend some time alone to heal. He realizes some important things like being perfect isn’t possible and that worrying about others’ actions isn’t healthy.
Byron Barton does a great job simplifying the classic tale of The Little Red Hen. Learn about making bread, being helpful, and so many more essential life lessons in this story.
Chicken Nonfiction Books
Your young students will love looking at the fantastic photographs in this book about all the things chickens do to keep busy. Extend the lesson by asking your little learners to use their bodies to imitate the animals if possible.
Learn all about roosters, hens, and chicks on the farm. This book talks about their diet, appearance, and behaviors. The vocabulary is simple should be perfectly aligned to a preschool or kindergarten classroom.
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This book features a diagram of the chicken’s body parts and explains the differences between the rooster and the hen. The photographs are spot-on, and your little scientists will love learning about these fascinating birds.
Next up, All the Birds in the World! Join a kiwi chick as it wonders how it fits into the bird world. Birds are unique creatures and all have a few things in common. Read about what makes them unique.
More Nonfiction Books About Chickens
Join a family that has brought home some chicks to raise. Little learners will love learning about taking care of little chicks and watching them grow into hens that will lay eggs.
This book will be an excellent resource for your classroom! Your students can practice counting by 2s while seeing some silly chickens.
This book answers a lot of questions your little scientists may have about chickens. How many eggs do they lay? What do chicks eat? It also offers a diagram and other exciting information about chickens.
Jenny got new chickens, and she wants to learn all about them. This book shows children where food comes from and teaches them about raising chickens.
Peek inside an egg and see how chicks develop. Then, watch as it hatches and grows into an adult bird.
Duck Fiction Books
Practice counting these 10 little ducks that fall overboard off the cargo ship. Each little duck goes on an adventure, but one duck is left all alone. Your little learners will want to finish this story to see what happens to the last duck.
Mother Duck and her ducklings go on a walk, but each one wanders off searching for a present for their momma. The Mother Duck gets scared and lets out a loud quack! Then, each little duckling comes back with a unique treasure for Mother.
One little duckling has gone missing! Join Mother Duck and her search for it around the pond.
Little Duck is afraid of the water, but Big Frog tries to help him learn to swim. He tells him he won’t sink–he’s a duck–but Little Duck is still afraid. Read the book to find out how Little Duck overcomes his fears and gets into the pond.
More Books About Ducks
Little Quack isn’t sure about the big pond. Will he get in with his family? Use the quack-u-lator to count the splashes and add in some math skills.
Little Quack hears a new sound in the pond, and he discovers it is coming from Frog. They quickly become friends and splish and splash all day long.
Next up, Quack and Count! Count and learn with seven lively ducklings! They splash, leap, slide, and dive in a fun adventure.
One of Mother Duck’s babies just doesn’t look right. He is large and clumsy and doesn’t fit in very well with his siblings. Will he ever make a friend?
Duck Nonfiction Books
Teach your students about drakes, hens, and ducklings that live on the farm. The book talks about their diet, appearance, and behaviors.
Learn about ducks, from little ducklings to graceful adult birds. National Geographic has designed this reader for young children with its simple vocabulary and engaging photos.
Introduce students to ducks and their behaviors with this nonfiction text. The simple vocabulary is excellent for young students, and the body part diagram is fascinating and will help your little scientists grow.
Geese Fiction Books
There is one egg left to hatch for the geese family, and it is taking a long time! All the other baby animals are here to play in the pond, like baby beaver, ducklings, and so many more.
Now that you have many great book ideas for learning about chickens and ducks; be sure to check out my Little Learners Science Unit: All About Birds and Chickens. Explore birds, chickens, life cycles, feathers, beaks, and so much more!
Check out my Farm Math and Literacy Centers to learn about chickens in all subject areas!
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