21+ Eggs-cellent Books About Eggs! Fiction and Non-Fiction Picture Books

nWith Easter rapidly approaching, there is no better time to learn all about eggs! Today I wanted to share more than a dozen of our favourite books about eggs for you to enjoy with the children in your life – whether you are in the classroom or at home. The list includes both fiction and non-fiction titles that are great for use with children in Pre-K right through to second grade.

21 Picture Books about Eggs
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Fiction: Picture Books About Eggs & Birds


Egg Kevin Henke: Books about EggsEgg by Kevin Henkes
Four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they’re in for a big surprise.
Available: Amazon | The Book Depository
Egg Books for Kids: An Extraordinary EggAn Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
In a very funny case of mistaken identity, three frogs are sure they have found a chicken’s egg. When it hatches and a long, green creature emerges…it must be a chicken!
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21 Picture Books about Eggs: The Good EggThe Good Egg by Jory John
From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, comes the timely story of an egg who learns an important life lesson – that we do not have to always be Grade A perfect! Available February 2019.
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21 Books about EggsHurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting
I don’t know why but as toddlers and preschoolers both my girls absolutely loved this book! Rooster is spreading the word, “Hurry! Hurry!” and all the animals rush to the barn, arriving just in time to greet the newest member of the farm family, hatching out of his egg.
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21 Books for Kids about EggsThe Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
All the birds had laid an egg. All except for Duck. When he finds a huge, green-spotted egg, he loves it right away. The other birds make fun of his very large egg. But everyone’s in for a big surprise when Duck’s egg finally hatches!
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21 Picture Books for Kids about EggsThere is a Bird On Your Head by Mo Willems
I’ve shared the fabulous Elephant & Piggie series previously. In this wonderful installment, Elephant wonders what could possibly be worse than a bird on your head? Unfortunately he is about to find out!
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21 Books for Kids about EggsGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
This Seuss classic is a firm favourite in our home! “Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks the persistent Sam-I-Am who won’t take no for an answer! In beloved Seuss style Sam-I-Am convinces even the firmest skeptic that green eggs and ham really are worth a spin!
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Egg Books for KidsHorton Hatches the Egg by Dr Seuss
Horton the elephants is kind and trustworthy, but unfortunately, the lazy bird Mayzie takes advantage of his good nature when she leaves Horton to watch her unhatched egg….and fails to return!
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Egg Themed Books for KidsOllie by Olivier Dunrea
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening, even sitting on top of his egg but Ollie just won’t come out.
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Egg Themed Books for Pre-KThe Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins
The story of a dedicated dad – the male emperor penguin, who spends two months standing in the freezing cold with no food as he waits for his egg to hatch.
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Egg Themed Books for Preschool and KindergartenMy Easter Egg Hunt by Rosie Smith
Look over. Look under. Look around. Look through. Eggs can be found in pockets, in hollows, in grass, under hats. But beware of those sneaky bunnies, they are superbly good at finding those hidden eggs!
Available: The Book Depository
Meg's Eggs: Books about Eggs for KidsMeg’s Eggs by Helen Nicoll
Meg’s spells are always a surprise and today the eggs she makes for supper are more than a little usual! Before she can cook them they start to hatch, and out come …dinosaurs!
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Picture Books about Eggs for KidsHanda’s Hen by Eileen Browne
Every morning, Handa feeds breakfast to Mondi, her grandma’s black hen. This morning, however, Mondi is nowhere to be seen. So Handa and her friend Akeyo set off on a hunt, coming upon an array of intriguing creatures but where, oh where could Mondi be?
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Fabulous Picture Books about EggsWilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Margaret Wild
While not strictly about eggs, this fabulous book is well worth a mention on our list. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home in which resides Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, his favorite friend, because she has four names as well. When Miss Nancy “loses” her memory, the intrepid Wilfrid sets out to find it for her using some of his favourite memories to help her, including a fresh, warm egg.
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Eggs and Legs: Counting By Twos by Michael Dahl
A fun resource for children learning to skip count by twos.
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Fabulous Books about EggsHunwick’s Egg by Mem Fox
When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick’s burrow, no one is quite certain what to think. No one except Hunwick. A poignant story about belonging, loneliness and imaginary friends.
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Big Red Hen and the Little Lost EggBig Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg by Margaret Wild
Big Red Hen looks after everyone else’s babies but what she dreams of most of all is someone of her very own to love.
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Non-Fiction: Informational books about eggs,
some shared in a story-like format

Egg Informational Books for KidsEgg: Nature’s Perfect Package by Robin Page & Steve Jenkins
I am a big fan of Steve Jenkins’ non fiction books for kids and this one about eggs does not disappoint. Bold, engaging illustrations are perfectly married with intriguing facts about the natural world.
Available: Amazon | The Book Depository
Egg Informational Texts for KidsChickens Aren’t the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs by Ruth Heller
Lively prose about the world of eggs is teamed with wonderful illustrations to make this non-fiction title accessible to younger children
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An Egg is Quiet: Egg Informational Books for KidsAn Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
A wonderfully informative book about the vast and amazing world of eggs. Lots of interesting facts about eggs are beautifully presented.
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First the Egg: Egg Informational Books for KidsFirst the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Which came first? The chicken or the egg? A beautiful book about transformations – from tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly and more.
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Egg to Chicken: Egg Informational Books for KidsEgg to Chicken: Life Cycles by Grace Jones
Learn how eggs grow to how they hatch into chicks, and how those chicks grown into chickens. Includes lots of interesting facts about chickens.
Available: Amazon | The Book Depository


  1. Hi,

    There is also “The Great Eggscape” by Susan Glass, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright. Two bad eggs scramble to eggscape the refrigerator in a pun-filled adventure. It’s a great book for readers who love wordplay.

  2. Tobias Edwin ogalvie Randall says:

    Hi I love all these books a lot they bring back many childhood memories my favourite for bedtime stories is 50 shades of megs eggs top notch banta

  3. Susan Thompson says:

    Lovely jubley

  4. Fran Jenkins says:

    I would add The Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni…

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