Books to Get Your Goat

Enjoy a few books about goats!

A visit to the state fair cements the friendship between a boy and a goat who are very different from one another.

A big bully, afflicted with Random Hostility Syndrome, terrorizes all of the forest animals until a clever young troll gets his goat.

Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

Goat is the grumpiest animal at Sunny Acres farm until he remembers that there is more to life than eating and being alone.

Giddy Goat by Jamie Rix

"Being a mountain goat is no fun when you are scared of heights. And that's Giddy's problem..."--Jacket.

Each time something goes wrong in the Choat household Jimmy blames the pet goat, Patsy Petunia Oat, who tries to tell the truth about Jimmy's misdeeds but neither Mr. nor Mrs. Choat can understand her language.

This is my rock by David Lucas

A little goat tries to keep his mountaintop to himself only to discover that the spot can be cold and lonely without friends.

Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver

An adventure in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe is marked by a safari of unusual nautical sightings, including a goat in a boat, a calf on a raft, and a whole flotilla of whales and gorillas.

In this version of the classic tale, a hungry goat pays a visit to the home of the three bears.

The three bully goats by Leslie Kimmelman

Billy goat brothers Gruff, Ruff, and Tuff are bullies who rule their meadow, but when they cross Little Ogre's bridge and are mean to the baby animals on the other side, they are in for a surprise.

The three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer

An illustrated adaptation of the classic fairy tale, following three Billy Goats Fluff over Mr. Troll's bridge, but when he gets angry, Mother Goat comes up with a plan to suit everyone.


Learn more about real-life goats.

Goats on the family farm by Chana Stiefel

"An introduction to life on a farm for early readers. Find out what a goat eats, where it lives, and how goats milk can be made into cheese"--Provided by publisher.

With informative facts and illustrations accompanying photographs that depict animals in their actual life size, brings young readers eye to eye with such animals as a chicken, cow, goose, horse, pig, goat, sheep, and turkey.

Life on a goat farm by Judy Wolfman