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Ducks: Board Books For Kids

It seems that ducks are one of the first animals that we want to teach our kids about. What does the duck say? Quack! Quack! A friendly game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Throwing bread into the duck pond. Tons of fun comes from these small friends. Not to mention the whole slew of books about them! Enjoy our favorites below.

Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends book
#1
Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends
Written and illustrated by Aaron Zenz
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6
Thoughts from The Fun Uncle

What a fun way to learn a LOT of new words! I loved the illustrations that helped the words seem more fun to learn. I wish there was more of a story, or at least more material besides names of baby animals, but it is still a really fun book to read.

Here's a puppy, there's a kitten . . . a yawning fawn and chuckling ducklings The perfect introduction to animal names and animal groups, Chuckling Ducklings features baby animals of every variety. The bouncing text and adorable illustrations will become a favorite with kids as they learn the special baby names that match all the grown-up animals they know and love.

Duck and Goose, 1, 2, 3 book
#2
Duck and Goose, 1, 2, 3
Written and illustrated by Tad Hills
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-2
Thoughts from Mom of Boys

I love all of Tad Hills books. His illustrations are particularly enjoyable. Right now my one and a half year old carries this book around and says, "eight eyes." Because he can say it so clearly, when not a lot of his other words are understandable, we all know that he loves this book. It is very cute with a bright and sunshiny feel.

Duck and Goose introduce the numbers from one to ten, from one goose to ten butterflies.

Giggle, Giggle, Quack book
#3
Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. "But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble." Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly. Is that giggling he hears? Giggle, giggle, quack, giggle, moo, giggle, oink... Duck, the cows, the hens and the pigs are back in this Classic Board Book™ edition!

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck book
#4
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Searching for a convenient nesting-place, befuddled Jemima Puddle-Duck chooses a fox's den. On board pages.

Hey, Duck! book
#5
Hey, Duck!
Written and illustrated by Carin Bramsen
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Carin Bramsen's Duck and Cat make their board book debut! A small little duckling is trying to befriend another duck, but what if that "duck" . . . is actually a cat? Toddlers will love this quack-tastic story about fun and friendship.

  1. Five Little Ducks - When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother Duck sets out to find them. On board pages.

  2. One Duck Stuck - Count all of the animals who come splishing, plunking, slooshing to the rescue in this counting board book! (ages 2 months-2years) Can two fish, tails going swish, help? Will three moose, munching on spruce, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? Now perfectly sized for small hands, this counting rhyme is a feast of sounds and numbers that will have young listeners scrambling to join the slippy, sloppy fun!

  3. Santa Duck - Nicholas Duck loves Christmas, and he is happy to try on the new Santa hat that's mysteriously delivered to his house. But when his friends see him and immediately launch into their Christmas lists, he doesn't know what to do . . . until he runs into Santa himself.

  4. The Itsy Bitsy Duckling - A fun and playful springtime twist on the popular nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”! The itsy bitsy duckling swam in the waterway. Down came the rain and chased the snow away. Out came the sun as birds began to sing. The cold winter was over. At long last it was spring! The itsy bitsy duckling is ready for springtime as the other animals wake up from their long winter naps.

Peep and Ducky Rainy Day book
#10
Peep and Ducky Rainy Day
Written by David Martin and illustrated by David Walker
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

What has more play potential than a rainy day? Peep and Ducky return in a splashy story that begs to be read aloud. When Peep visits Ducky on a rainy day, the little pals have no trouble finding things to do. Inside, there is a tent to build and a pillow fight to be had. And outside, with the help of galoshes and umbrella, it’s fun to captain a boat—until a whoosh of wind and a clap of thunder sends them running back in! Perfectly tuned to a toddler sensibility, this exuberant tale will enchant both listener and reader.

On the Farm book
#11
On the Farm
Written by Kate Riggs and illustrated by Fiammetta Dogi
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Quacking ducklings. Bleating lambs. Cheeping chicks. On the Farm offers up a fun, foundational introduction to the sounds of six barnyard animals that are sure to fascinate every preschool learner. Simple, rhythmical text introduces the baby and adult forms of each creature by describing the sounds they make to communicate with one another. Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, provide a colorful backdrop of the developing farm scene. Set within a durable board book format, this is a title all young readers will talk about!

Let's Feed the Ducks! book
#12
Let's Feed the Ducks!
Written and illustrated by Rachel Benge
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

When a brother and sister go on a walk to feed the ducks, they come across many different animals with different sounds--but where are the quacking ducks? Young readers will learn to identify and connect different animals and sounds in this delightful and engaging story.

A Duckling for Daniel book
#13
A Duckling for Daniel
Written by Angela C Santomero and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Daniel and his friends wait for a baby duckling to hatch in this shaped board book with foil on the cover based on a popular episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! It’s springtime in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and a baby duckling is about to be born! Teacher Harriet says the egg will hatch soon, but it’s so hard to wait. Daniel and his friends are so excited to meet their fluffy new friend! © 2016 The Fred Rogers Company

Five Little Ducks book
#14
Five Little Ducks
Written by Annie Kubler and illustrated by Penny Ives
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

All children love this traditional rhyme and singing along will help to develop number skills. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.

  1. Duck's Ditty - An adaptation of everyone's favorite song from The Wind in the Willows, this sweet story is the perfect bedtime read. With beautiful illustrations and sweet prose, this depiction of ducks just a-dabbling in the water will capture the hearts of young readers new to the work of Kenneth Grahame.

  2. Baby Duck: Finger Puppet Book - How does Baby Duck dry off after a swim? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime. The simple, comforting stories in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, each volume offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.

  3. Daisy Duckling's Adventure - Join Daisy Duckling on a touch-and-feel adventure as she looks for her family along the river, encountering other creatures on the way. It's only natural that you will love this lift-a-flap adventure by Maurice Pledger. Life isn't all it's cracked up to be for Daisy Duckling. When she hatches from her shell, she finds that she's all alone! Where did her family go? The brave little ducking embarks on a journey along the river and finds that she's not the only one who hatched from an egg--including Sammy the Snake, Timmy the Turtle, and Casey the Crocodile. In this age-appropriate adventure for children ages 3 and older, you'll find a surprise on every page and learn a little about the wonders you can expect to encounter along the river. Children will increase vocabulary, discover where animals come from, and get to know how differerent animals can come from a similar place. Daisy Duckling's Adventure lets you feel your way home through the forest to get to know the many different creatures and animals that live there.

  4. Chicken, Chicken, Duck! - Easy-to-read, rhythmic text about a group of farm animals, led by a tenacious duck, who play a noisy game together.

Did you enjoy our children's book recommendations? Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!