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Ducks: Chapter Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about ducks?

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.

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The Adventures of Lucky Duck
Written by Suzan Kayaalp
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-10

This heartwarming adventure of Lucky Macy, a mallard, is based on a true story of a duckling found in the early spring of 2006. Lucky’s adventures began after her egg was found in front of Macy’s department store near Livingston, New Jersey, by two kind farm girls, Annie and Marie Williams, who welcomed the duckling into their lives and hearts as the newest member of their family. Follow as Annie; Marie; a miniature horse named Lita; Sydney, a self-centered sparrow; and Chippy, an easy-going chipmunk, join in the fun of helping Lucky discover not only what she is but also about the value of family. In time, Lucky will realize that family is made up of the ones who love you regardless of who you are.

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Lulu and the Duck in the Park
Written by Hilary McKay
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

When Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest, she takes it to class to keep it safe. Lulu isn’t allowed to bring pets to school. But she’s not really breaking the rules because it’s just an egg. Surely nothing bad will happen…

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Bicycle To Treachery
Written & illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

World-famous duck-tective Miss Mallard unravels a dangerous smuggling operation in this engaging Aladdin QUIX mystery.

Miss Mallard runs into danger when she unwittingly uncovers a smuggling operation while on a bicycle trip across Holland.

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Bicycle to Treachery: A Miss Mallard Mystery
Written & illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

While on a bicycle trip across Holland, Miss Mallard runs into danger when she unwittingly uncovers a smuggling operation.

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A Duckling Called Button
Written by Helen Peters & illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-11
Stairway to Doom: A Miss Mallard Mystery book
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Express Train to Trouble: A Miss Mallard Mystery book
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Dig to Disaster: A Miss Mallard Mystery book
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  • Stairway to Doom: A Miss Mallard Mystery - As one of thirteen guests invited to historic Duckinbill Castle to hear the will of her late great-aunt, Miss Mallard finds that other guests have disappeared overnight and it is up to her to solve the mystery.

  • Express Train to Trouble: A Miss Mallard Mystery - When troublesome George Ruddy Duck disappears on the express train to Cairo, Miss Mallard applies her detective genius to find out what happened and save the reputation of the train.

  • Dig to Disaster: A Miss Mallard Mystery - World-famous duck-tective Miss Mallard must discover who is terrorizing an archaeological expedition in this mystery that launches QUIX, a new line of fun-to-read short chapter books that are perfect for emerging readers. A terrifying headless demon threatens an archaeological expedition in the jungles of South America in this Miss Mallard Mystery. Bestselling author Robert Quackenbush’s super-sleuth, Miss Mallard, is on the case to find the true villain!

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