6 Children's Books About Chickens

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
A Chicken Followed Me Home! book
#1
A Chicken Followed Me Home!
Written and illustrated by Robin Page
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-10

Why did the chicken cross the road? To follow you home! Learn all about a not-so-basic bird in this delightful nonfiction picture book. What’s that? A chicken followed you home? Now what do you do? Celebrated author-illustrator Robin Page leads a step-by-step, question-and-answer-style journey through the world of chickens. Along the way you’ll explore different breeds, discover different types of coops, and learn everything there is to know about chicken reproduction and hatching. Gorgeous, playful, and filled with facts, this engaging nonfiction picture book shines new light on a very familiar fowl!

Chicks Rule book
#2
Chicks Rule
Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Renee Kurilla
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to change the rules. Along the way, she meets other chicks who are just like her: passionate and determined. From Soccer Chick to Science Chick and Wordy Chick to Yoga Chick, these chicks aren’t willing to take “NO” for an answer. They rally together, march to the barn at the center of town, and—when they hear “NO” once again—chart their own path forward (or, rather, up, up, and away!). A celebration of girl power and community action, Chicks Rule! is the playful, diverse, victorious anthem chicks everywhere will love.

My Little Chick book
#3
My Little Chick
Written by Geraldine Elschner and illustrated by Eve Tharlet
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A fresh combination of story and pictures weaves a great deal of information about eggs and chicks into this charming tale Lena liked to sit in her mother's garden and watch the chickens. But something is missing in this happy group of hens . . . A sweet little chick! How fortunate that plump little Alma had just laid an egg. But to Lena's surprise Alma does not seem interested in hatching it. Lena makes a snap decision and attempts to surprise everyone by hatching the chick herself. However, hatching an egg is more difficult than Lena thinks, and the journey from egg to chick is a long one. This is a sweet book about the challenges and joys of being a parent.

Hanazuki: an Egg to Crack book
#4
Hanazuki: an Egg to Crack
Written by Stacy Davidowitz and illustrated by Victoria Ying
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Hanazuki is living a Moonflower's dream. Her moon is in balance, the Big Bad is nowhere in sight, and she can finally focus on bonding with her Moonflower sister, Kiazuki . . . until Chicken Plant hatches an egg! The new baby is unlike any chick the moon has seen before. It's up to Hanazuki, Red Hemka, Dazzlessence Jones, and Doughy Bunington to crack this egg and keep the moon from falling into chaos.

Egg to Chicken book
#5
Egg to Chicken
Written and illustrated by Holly Duhig
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

With this series children can explore some of the most interesting and important life cycles in the animal kingdom. With engaging language and an innovative use of design, this series makes the science behind life cycles accessible to reluctant confident readers alike.

Chicken Talk book
#6
Chicken Talk
Written by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The chickens on the farm have a message for their farm owners! They’re tired of arugula salad, how about putting a fan in their hot coop, and HEY—watch out for that snake in your tent. As the children walk around their beloved farm, they discover more and more chicken talk scratched into the dirt. The family can hardly believe it. What will the chickens possibly say next!? With beautiful watercolor illustrations from New York Times bestseller Jarrett J. Krosoczka and heartwarming text by Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan, Chicken Talk is the perfect book to chuckle over, whether you live in the city or the country. Gather your family around for a delightful tale of surprise, chaos, and barnyard fun in Chicken Talk!

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