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The Best Children’s Books About Ducks

“What are the best Children’s books about or featuring Ducks?” We looked at 84 of the top Kids Duck books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 14 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Children’s Duck” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 50+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 14 best Chilren’s Books About Ducks



14 .) 10 Little Rubber Ducks written by Eric Carle

10 Little Rubber Ducks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes And Noble
  • Goodreads

When a storm strikes a cargo ship, ten rubber ducks are tossed overboard and swept off in ten different directions. Based on a factual incident.




13 .) Captain Duck written by Jez Alborough

Captain Duck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

Duck causes trouble when he takes off in Goat’s boat, carrying Frog and Sheep along with him.




12 .) Do Like a Duck Does written by Judy Hindley, Ivan Bates (Illustrator)

Do Like a Duck Does

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Aware
  • Pragmatic Mom

By challenging a hairy stranger to imitate the behavior of herself and her ducklings, a mother duck proves that he is a fox and not a duck.




11 .) Duck, Duck, Goose written by Tad Hills

Duck, Duck, Goose

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Aware

Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck moves into their neighborhood who wants to play–and win–all sorts of games.




10 .) Farmer Duck written by Martin Waddell

Farmer Duck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

When a kind and hardworking duck nearly collapses from overwork, while taking care of a farm because the owner is too lazy to do so, the rest of the animals get together and chase the farmer out of town.




9 .) Fix It Duck written by Jez Alborough

Fix It Duck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Aware

Duck’s attempts to deal with various minor disasters only lead to more problems.




8 .) Just Ducks written by Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino

Just Ducks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes And Noble
  • Goodreads

On her way to school, a young girl spots mallard ducks in the river and enthusiastically describes their appearance, habits, and behavior. Interspersed throughout the pages are facts about ducks.




7 .) Little Quack’s New Friend written by Lauren Child and Derek Anderson

Little Quack’s New Friend

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes And Noble
  • Goodreads

When a frog invites five ducklings to play, four refuse because he is too little and green, but Little Quack has so much fun with his new friend that the other ducklings soon join in.




6 .) The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? written by Mo Willems

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Aware

Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.




5 .) The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck written by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

Unsuspecting Jemima Puddle-Duck foolishly allows the cunning Fox to help her find a “safe” nest. Kep, the barnyard collie, and her pups rescue Jemima Puddle-Duck from the fox’s cooking pot.




4 .) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type written by Doreen Cronin

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Aware
  • Pragmatic Mom

When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.




3 .) Duck for President written by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Duck for President

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes And Noble
  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.




2 .) Duck on a Bike written by David Shannon

Duck on a Bike

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Aware
  • Pragmatic Mom

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.




1 .) Make Way for Ducklings written by Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes And Noble
  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.





The 50+ Additional Best Kids Books Featuring Ducks



#BooksAuthorsLists
15A Splendid Friend, IndeedSuzanne BloomGoodreads
16Angus and the Ducks Pragmatic Mom
17BooBooOlivier DunreaGoodreads
18Cold Little Duck, Duck, DuckLisa Westberg PetersGoodreads
19Come Along, Daisy!Jane SimmonsGoodreads
20Daisy and the BeastieJane SimmonsGoodreads
21Daisy and the EggJane SimmonsGoodreads
22Daisy Says Coo!Jane SimmonsGoodreads
23Daisy’s Day OutJane SimmonsGoodreads
24Daisy’s Favorite ThingsJane SimmonsGoodreads
25Donald Duck’s Toy SailboatAnnie North BedfordGoodreads
26DuckRandy CecilGoodreads
27Duck & GooseTad HillsGoodreads
28Duck and his FriendsKathryn JacksonGoodreads
29Duck at the Door Pragmatic Mom
30Duck DunksLynne BerryGoodreads
31Duck for a DayMeg McKinlayGoodreads
32Duck in the TruckJez AlboroughGoodreads
33Duck SkatesLynne BerryGoodreads
34Duck Sock HopJane KohuthGoodreads
35Duck TentsLynne BerryGoodreads
36Duck to the RescueJohn HimmelmanBarnes And Noble
37Duck! Rabbit!Amy Krouse RosenthalGoodreads
38Ducking for ApplesLynne BerryGoodreads
39Ducks Don’t Wear Socks Library Aware
40Five Little DucksIvan BatesGoodreads
41Friday Night at Hodges’ CaféTim EganBarnes And Noble
42Giggle, Giggle, Quack Library Aware
43Go to Sleep, DaisyJane SimmonsGoodreads
44Goose and DuckJean Craighead GeorgeBarnes And Noble
45GossieOlivier DunreaGoodreads
46Gossie & GertieOlivier DunreaGoodreads
47Hairy Maclary and Zachary QuackLynley DoddGoodreads
48
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods
 Library Aware
49Have You Seen My Duckling?Nancy TafuriGoodreads
50I Wish That I Had Duck FeetTheo LeSiegGoodreads
51I’m a Duck Pragmatic Mom
52John Phillip Duck Pragmatic Mom
53Little Bear’s Frined Pragmatic Mom
54Little QuackLauren ThompsonGoodreads
55Little Quack’s Hide and SeekLauren ThompsonGoodreads
56Little White DuckWalt WhippoGoodreads
57Lottie’s New FriendPetra MathersGoodreads
58Lucky DucklingsEva Moore and Nancy CarpenterBarnes And Noble
59Mr DarcyAlex FieldGoodreads
60Mr. Duck Means BusinessTammi SauerGoodreads
61Mucky Duck Pragmatic Mom
62OllieOlivier DunreaGoodreads
63Ollie the StomperOlivier DunreaGoodreads
64One Duck StuckPhyllis RootGoodreads
65PeedieOlivier DunreaGoodreads
66Picture Book Party Pragmatic Mom
67Quack-A-Nack: The Duck That Couldn’t QuackFinis T. JonesGoodreads
68Quack, Daisy, Quack!Jane SimmonsGoodreads
69Quack!Phyllis RootGoodreads
70Ruby in Her Own TimeJonathan EmmettGoodreads
71Santa DuckDavid MilgrimGoodreads
72Story Snug Pragmatic Mom
73The Duck and the KangarooEdward LearGoodreads
74The Fuzzy DucklingJane Werner WatsonGoodreads
75The Little DuckJudy DunnGoodreads
76The NutquackerMary Jane AuchGoodreads
77The Sissy DucklingHarvey FiersteinGoodreads
78The Story About PingMarjorie FlackGoodreads
79The Story of Ping Pragmatic Mom
80The Ugly DucklingHans Christian AndersenGoodreads
81The Wild DuckHenrik IbsenGoodreads
82Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky AdventureDoreen CroninGoodreads
83Tickle the Duck Library Aware
84Wacky WaddlesMiranda HardyGoodreads
85Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, QuackBarbara Anne SkalakGoodreads
86Wanted, The Perfect Pet Library Aware


4 Best Children’s Duck Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Barnes And Noble 9 of Our Favorite Picture Book Ducks
Goodreads Best Picture Books about Ducks
Library Aware LibraryAware Top Ten Picture Books about Ducks
Pragmatic Mom Top 10: Favorite Duck Picture Books

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