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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



# Books Authors Lists
15 A Splendid Friend, Indeed Suzanne Bloom Goodreads
16 Angus and the Ducks Pragmatic Mom
17 BooBoo Olivier Dunrea Goodreads
18 Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck Lisa Westberg Peters Goodreads
19 Come Along, Daisy! Jane Simmons Goodreads
20 Daisy and the Beastie Jane Simmons Goodreads
21 Daisy and the Egg Jane Simmons Goodreads
22 Daisy Says Coo! Jane Simmons Goodreads
23 Daisy’s Day Out Jane Simmons Goodreads
24 Daisy’s Favorite Things Jane Simmons Goodreads
25 Donald Duck’s Toy Sailboat Annie North Bedford Goodreads
26 Duck Randy Cecil Goodreads
27 Duck & Goose Tad Hills Goodreads
28 Duck and his Friends Kathryn Jackson Goodreads
29 Duck at the Door Pragmatic Mom
30 Duck Dunks Lynne Berry Goodreads
31 Duck for a Day Meg McKinlay Goodreads
32 Duck in the Truck Jez Alborough Goodreads
33 Duck Skates Lynne Berry Goodreads
34 Duck Sock Hop Jane Kohuth Goodreads
35 Duck Tents Lynne Berry Goodreads
36 Duck to the Rescue John Himmelman Barnes And Noble
37 Duck! Rabbit! Amy Krouse Rosenthal Goodreads
38 Ducking for Apples Lynne Berry Goodreads
39 Ducks Don’t Wear Socks Library Aware
40 Five Little Ducks Ivan Bates Goodreads
41 Friday Night at Hodges’ Café Tim Egan Barnes And Noble
42 Giggle, Giggle, Quack Library Aware
43 Go to Sleep, Daisy Jane Simmons Goodreads
44 Goose and Duck Jean Craighead George Barnes And Noble
45 Gossie Olivier Dunrea Goodreads
46 Gossie & Gertie Olivier Dunrea Goodreads
47 Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack Lynley Dodd Goodreads
48
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods
Library Aware
49 Have You Seen My Duckling? Nancy Tafuri Goodreads
50 I Wish That I Had Duck Feet Theo LeSieg Goodreads
51 I’m a Duck Pragmatic Mom
52 John Phillip Duck Pragmatic Mom
53 Little Bear’s Frined Pragmatic Mom
54 Little Quack Lauren Thompson Goodreads
55 Little Quack’s Hide and Seek Lauren Thompson Goodreads
56 Little White Duck Walt Whippo Goodreads
57 Lottie’s New Friend Petra Mathers Goodreads
58 Lucky Ducklings Eva Moore and Nancy Carpenter Barnes And Noble
59 Mr Darcy Alex Field Goodreads
60 Mr. Duck Means Business Tammi Sauer Goodreads
61 Mucky Duck Pragmatic Mom
62 Ollie Olivier Dunrea Goodreads
63 Ollie the Stomper Olivier Dunrea Goodreads
64 One Duck Stuck Phyllis Root Goodreads
65 Peedie Olivier Dunrea Goodreads
66 Picture Book Party Pragmatic Mom
67 Quack-A-Nack: The Duck That Couldn’t Quack Finis T. Jones Goodreads
68 Quack, Daisy, Quack! Jane Simmons Goodreads
69 Quack! Phyllis Root Goodreads
70 Ruby in Her Own Time Jonathan Emmett Goodreads
71 Santa Duck David Milgrim Goodreads
72 Story Snug Pragmatic Mom
73 The Duck and the Kangaroo Edward Lear Goodreads
74 The Fuzzy Duckling Jane Werner Watson Goodreads
75 The Little Duck Judy Dunn Goodreads
76 The Nutquacker Mary Jane Auch Goodreads
77 The Sissy Duckling Harvey Fierstein Goodreads
78 The Story About Ping Marjorie Flack Goodreads
79 The Story of Ping Pragmatic Mom
80 The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen Goodreads
81 The Wild Duck Henrik Ibsen Goodreads
82 Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure Doreen Cronin Goodreads
83 Tickle the Duck Library Aware
84 Wacky Waddles Miranda Hardy Goodreads
85 Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, Quack Barbara Anne Skalak Goodreads
86 Wanted, The Perfect Pet Library Aware


4 Best Children’s Duck Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
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
A.M. Anderson:
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