Eggs can be a mystery waiting to hatch. Inside is a baby growing and soon an animal will break out. There are so many great books that you can read as you learn and explore eggs with your little one. We have a list below of a few great books that feature stories about eggs and non-fiction books with information about eggs. Use them as part of your spring, farm, or Easter theme activities.
Books About Eggs
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Fiction Egg Books
Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley
Hank Finds an Egg is a sweet wordless story that readers for all ages will love. Hank, a small bear, finds an egg that fell out of a nest, now he needs to figure out how to get the egg back into the nest. The story is told through photographs of miniature figures, and I love how the story is told with only pictures.
Egg Drop by Mini Grey
Egg Drop tells the tale of an egg, yes an egg, that wanted to fly. The story is a modern twist on Humpty Dumpty and a great lesson in patience. The illustrations and simple text are great for young children and the story will entertain readers of all ages.
What’s in the Egg, Little Pip? By Karma Wilson
In the story What’s in the Egg, Little Pip? Little Pip is going to have a new brother or sister. Little Pip doesn’t understand why his parents are making such a big deal about an egg that just sits there but when a storm arrives he helps to protect the egg and soon learns why the egg is so special. This is a great book to read when a new baby is joining the family, as it is a sweet and touching story.
When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward
When Blue Met Egg is a fun story about a bird that mistakes a snowball for an egg. Blue takes egg around the city to look for egg’s mom, but when the snow begins to melt in April egg begins to change. I love the ending and illustrations throughout the book.
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
The Easter Egg is a wonderful story about the importance of putting others first and helping when you can. Hoppi visits animal friends that are all working hard on their special Easter egg for the Easter Bunny. When he finds a bird egg that fell out of a nest he knows he must help even if he missed out on making a special egg.
Scrambled Eggs Super! by Dr. Seuss
For Dr. Seuss lovers will enjoy Scrambled Eggs Super, a lesser known story. A young boy believes he is an amazing cook and wants to find a special and unique egg that he can use for scrambled eggs. The story is told in classic Dr. Seuss rhyming style.
Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco
Rechenka’s Egg tells a story of an old woman named Babushka that paints the most beautiful eggs. When she finds an injured goose, Babushka takes him home and magical things happen. The illustrations for this book have a folklore feel and amazing details.
The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg by Bill Peet
Myrtle is a dove whose children have just left the nest, she is sad and misses her children. When she discovers an egg she decides to keep the egg and protect it until it hatches. The story is a sweet story of how Myrtle cares for the egg and then baby griffin even when the other birds laugh.
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Poor Duck, all the other birds have an egg but he does not, until he finds The Odd Egg. The other birds make fun of his large spotted egg but he waits patiently for the egg to hatch, and when it does there is a surprise inside for all the birds. I liked the surprise ending and silly illustrations.
The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! by Jory John
What happens when a group of eggs escape the carton to head to the big city?
The Good Egg by Jory John
Being a good egg when everyone else is rotten can be difficult!
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
Ever wondered what happened after Humpty Dumpty fell off of the wall? This book answers all of your questions!
Nonfiction Egg Books
Whose Egg? By Guy Troughton
We love the book Whose Egg? at our house. The illustrations and way the information is presented is fun. Each page has a riddle that includes clues about an animal that laid the egg on the page. When you lift the flap you can find out who is inside the egg. This is a great book for little ones as they learn that there are many different types of animals that come from eggs.
How Do Eggs Hatch? Elena Hobbes
In How Do Eggs Hatch? readers will learn where eggs come from, what it looks like inside an egg and how they hatch. The book focuses on chicken eggs and incudes photographs throughout. This text is simple and great for young children.
An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
An Egg is Quiet is a beautifully illustrated book that looks at many different aspects of eggs. In the section that reads, “An egg is colorful..” features pages of different types of eggs. I love how fancy and delicate the book looks throughout.
Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada
Guess What is Growing Inside this Egg features several different types of eggs with a riddle for readers as they guess what type of egg it is. There is also information included about each type of animal and their egg.
The Emperor’s Egg: Read and Wonder by Martin Jenkins
This fantastic story tells you all about penguins, eggs, and how emperor males go without food during the cold winters in Antarctica.
Let’s Hatch Chicks! by Lisa Steele
This book will walk you through the life cycle of eggs in a fun and cute story format.
Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Many animals lay eggs, and this book talks about all the unique ways that animals lay their eggs!
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
Get a Full Week of Egg Theme Learning and Play
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Egg Beginning Sound Sorting Activity
2) Uppercase and Lowercase Egg Puzzles
3) 0-35 Egg Number Cards
4) 1-20 Number Basket Sorting Mats
5) Numbers and Sets Matching Puzzles (2 variations for differentiated instruction)
6) Oviparous Animals Emergent Reader (2 variations)
7) 4 Math Game Cubes
8) Egg Cards (for patterning, sorting, and ordering by size)
9) Oviparous and Non Oviparous Animal Sorting Activity
10) Oviparous animal word cards
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