Title: Hatching Chicks in Room 6
Author: Caroline Arnold
Recommended for: grades K-4 as a readaloud, grades 2 and up for children to read by themselves. Could work for older preschoolers for one-on-one reading.
Pages: 36 p.
Call Number/Link: E 636.5 ARN
Kindergartners learn about the life cycle of a chicken, incubating eggs, watching them hatch and raising them until they are old enough to go to the chicken coop.
It is no surprise that I enjoyed learning more about this process. Getting to watch the eggs hatch is one of my favorite things at both the County Fair and the Museum of Science and Industry.
This book is written in a way that is interesting to children and includes clear photo illustrations that enhance the text. The photos make the book more interesting and eye-catching. They also help children understand how the chicks develop.
This book would be a great classroom readaloud for grades K-2, but it could also be fine to read it out loud to kids in grades 3-4. Older preschoolers could also enjoy it one-on-one, especially if they are fascinated by chickens, eggs or farm life.