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Egg Day

The American Egg Board - This site contains nutrition information, facts, recipes, and crafts relating to eggs.

Rose Acre Farms - This site also contains lots of information on eggs.

The Eggman - Contains some fun facts on eggs and detailed descriptions on how chickens lay eggs.

Animals Born Alive and Well by Ruth Heller.
A factual book written in rhyme covering the topic of animals born alive (not hatching from eggs).  This is included on this list due to its use in the science lesson.

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller.
A factual book written in rhyme covering the topic of egg-laying animals.

Egg by Robert Burton.
This book is filled with wonderful photographs of 27 different animals hatching from eggs.

Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross.
A cracked egg journeys to find the beauty of being different.

Eggs (What's For Lunch) by Claire Llewellyn.
A nonfiction book on eggs.

Emma's Eggs by Margaret Ruurs.
A hen goes to extreme lengths to try and please her owners for the types of eggs they want.

An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni.
Three frogs find an egg and are happy when their new "chicken" friend hatches.  However, the "chicken" is actually an alligator!

From Egg to Chicken (Lifecycles) by Gerald Legg.
Depicts what is happening inside an egg before it hatches.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
The all time familiar story of trying new foods.

Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett.
This Scandinavian folktale is the story of how a hen stops an egg thief with the help of a hedgehog.

One Carton of Oops! by Judy Bradbury.
This story is a great math lesson on subtraction when a boy keeps breaking eggs on his way home from the store.

A Nest Full of Eggs (A Let's Read and Find Out Science) by Priscilla Belz Jenkins.
A young boy with a Robin's nest full of eggs outside his bedroom window, watches the eggs hatch and the young birds grow.

Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco.
The story of a friendship between an old woman and a wounded goose.

Scrambled Eggs Super! by Dr. Seuss.
A little boy tires of familiar scrambled eggs and sets off to gather eggs of some fictional birds and scramble those up.

The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South bu Robert D. San Souci.
Based on a Southern folktale, this is the story of a good and an evil sister and the rightful rewards they receive from an old woman with magical powers.


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