April 21, 2017 | Thorndyke
You may have seen or heard the news that we have new eggs in our library nest. Mother ducks were spotted laying eggs in our Children's Department courtyard again, and if all goes well we look forward to welcoming baby ducks. While we wait for further action, might I suggest looking for a few ducky stories? Some recommendations - both fiction and nonfiction - are below. If you find one you especially enjoy, I bet the ducks in the courtyard (or me, the big friendly bear right next to them) might enjoy listening to you read it.
Introduces wood ducks, describing their life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.
Follow mama duck as she nurtures her baby ducks through the day.
A young girl shares her observations about the mallard ducks that live down on the river.
When Mama Duck's eggs hatch, revealing Feather, Flap, and Spike she feels like the luckiest duck in the pond.
Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.
Pete the Cat joins five little ducks as they play in the pond, on the swings, and in the rain.
Each day, Papa Duck goes out with his ducklings but on Monday only four come back, on Tuesday only three, but on Saturday all return when he calls and on Sunday, they stay home and rest.
A family of mallard ducks searches for a new home in Boston.
A photographic tale about Duckling the reluctant swimmer finds him resenting the pressure exerted by his patient Mama and Papa Duck, preferring to stay dry and take a nap before eventually deciding to join his siblings in the pond.
When Captain Alfred's boat is caught in an unexpected storm everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea except one little duckling and a fiddle that the the duckling embraces with all his heart.