Best Books about Goats for Kids

Best Books about Goats for Kids

International Goat Day is coming up in June and to do our share in learning more about this little-understood animal (no, goats do not eat tin cans, they are actually very intelligent) we have gathered the best books about goats we could find. We included mostly picture books with a few non-fiction titles thrown in for good measure. We found all of these books at our local library.

To enhance your reading experience, we included extension activities, some study guides, and a wide range of goat activities from 3-D paper goat, goat masks, and goat race video to goat drawing tutorial and links to photos of famous goats.  


Books about Goats for kids. For ages 3 to 8, mostly picture books with a few non-fiction titles thrown in for a good measure. Includes extension activities, some study guides, and a wide range of goat activities. #kids #books #InternationalGoatDay


If you are interested in creating a week-long Goat study like we did, check out Goat Sensory Play post that contains lots of goat-themed activities. 


Disclaimer:  for your convenience this post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through my links, I will receive a small portion of your purchase at no additional cost to you.  


Goat in the Rug

this video with your kids about turning fiber into yarn.  If you have a second grader, as I do, we discovered two lesson plans that we liked (click here for lesson 1: Supplemental Activities and click here for lesson 2: Vocabulary/Writing).  


G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco

Fantastic Fun and Learning, try a handprint goat with Crystal & Co, or try many other goat activities with First School.


Huck Runs Amuck by Sean Taylor

Learn Create Love, then make him some nice pretty paper flowers to eat.  


Greeley the Mean Goat by R. Barri Flowers

One Time Through created a great library of resources to teach kids about feelings. We liked emotions matching game and exploring emotions sensory play. 


Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier, illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter

online with your kids and donate $10 to help a family in Africa get a goat. You might also want to read this simple guide Teaching kids about giving back that you can start using right now.  


Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

Artists Helping Children for a wide range of different goat activities: from homemade goat masks to 3-D standing goats.


Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat


Tips for talking to Kids about Nutrition, then introduce kids to the Five Food Groups with this free printable. 



Goat Race with my kids. We all thought it was pretty bizarre. After a heated discussion about whether the goat race is cruel, we headed over to Simple Art Style channel and used their tutorial to draw a simple goat.  


Goats farm animals

This book is about goats that live on farms. There is a great overview of goat feeding, grooming, training, breeding, and life cycle. I like the addition of historical note and a glimpse into goat folklore. After reading this book, head over to a local farm or petting zoo to get a hands on goat experience, but don’t forget to review the safety guidelines. Did you know that according to The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation in the USA alone 6,000 people are traumatized by goats every year?    


The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone

What is a Goat Day without reading this most famous goat story of all times? This originally Norwegian story now has many different versions. I picked the one by Paul Galdone because we are huge fans of his style and own many of his books. His illustrations are always visually pleasing. I like how he sticks to the classical narration, while making it relevant to modern kids. After reading this story, you might be interested in reading 10 things you didn’t know about goats.   


The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer

here. Or check out these funny goat pics for your daily dose of giggles. 


This is the list of our favorite goat books.  I hope you will enjoy them as much as we did.  Do you happen to have any favorite goat books that are not included in our list?  



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4 Responses

  1. Hi

    I’m a third grade teacher. By any chance you have any printable interactive books on goats?

    1. Thank you very much for your question, Glenda! I don’t have anything at this time. But now that I know about your interest, I will definitely try to work on it. Have a great day!

  2. What a brilliant book resource! We think goats are great!

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