Learn all about chickens and baby chicks with these children's books about chickens! Educational picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged kids.
Whether you are thinking about raising some backyard chickens or exploring farm animals, these books are for you.
As a backyard chicken keeper and mother, I had so much fun selecting books for this list! Several are from my own collection while the others I found at my local library and online.
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- Upper Elementary
One of the best parts about books is you can use them with a wide range of ages. From young children in preschool to elementary aged kids.
Quality picture books are wonderful learning resources for kids of all ages.
Even picture books written for young children, are filled with information. If you are homeschooling or looking for books for multiple aged kids, you can't go wrong with the books on this list!
Topics to Explore
- Life Cycle of a Chicken
- Characteristics of Chickens
- Animal Husbandry
- Farm Animals
- Prey and Preditors
- Baby Chicks
I love how many different topics can be explored by reading these picture books. From baby chicks and eggs to how to care for chickens.
If you are raising baby chicks or backyard chickens with your kids, these books are perfect to read with your kids!
Beautifully illustrated, Sonya's Chickens by Phoebe Wahl, is about a young child who raises backyard chickens. You will love how this story ties into the emotions of raising chickens including the joys along with the reality that sometimes there is heartache.
Perfect for young kids who are raising their own chickens. One of my favorite picture books about backyard chickens.
Let's Hatch Chicks!
If you raise backyard chickens they you have probably heard of Lisa Steele. She is a wealth of knowledge on all things backyard chickens. The child's book Let's Hatch Chicks! is a fabulous resource for kids.
A fact filled book written just for kids. I love the beautiful illustrations are kid friendly writing. A perfect companion if you are hatching your own baby chicks.
How Does an Egg Hatch?
Alright, so this one is definitely written for very young children as it is a board book, but I still wanted to include it on this list. How Does an Egg Hatch by Eric Carle is bright and colorful in true Eric Carle fashion.
Perfect for young children as it has simple text with large colorful illustrations. A fun book for read alouds in preschool and kindergarten aged kids.
Chicks and Chickens
If you have read my other booklists then you know how much I enjoy Gail Gibbon's books. The nonfiction children's book Chicks and Chickens is filled with so much great information about chickens!
From learning about different kids of chickens to the life cycle of a chicken. Your child (and you) will learn many new things about chickens and chicks!
Where do Chicks Come From?
I love the Let's Read and Find Out Science Series of books. Where do Chicks Come From is a wonderful picture book all about chickens.
As you read, you can learn about how a chick grows and how a mother hen takes care of her babies. A great book if you are learning about the life cycle of a chicken.
Pair these books with some fun coloring pages. Each collection features at least 5 unique designs!
More Books for Kids
Explore additional nature inspired topics with these curated book lists. Hand picked by me for kids of all ages!