National Donald Duck Day


June 9th is recognized as National Donald Duck Day, commemorating the on-screen debut of the beloved character on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen. Which means Donald Duck is turning 90! In honor of our feathered friend's special day, let's spotlight some quacky items you can check out from your library.


Once a classic series, now rebooted for the latest generation, Ducktales continues to delight and entertain audiences. Starring Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and their madcap millionaire relative Uncle Scrooge, these ducks get up to plenty of adventures.

Donald Duck: 20,000 Leaks Under The Sea

For several decades, Donald Duck starred in a series of popular comics, following his misadventures. Many reprinted editions of these comics can be found at the library.

Gertie, The Darling Duck of WWII

Shari Swanson

In 1945, the attention of the United States, along with the rest of the world, was focused on World War II. After more than five years of fighting, downcast, war-weary people were looking for signs of hope of a better future. One April morning, a duck searching for a nesting spot lands on a tall post sticking out of the Milwaukee River. Situated near a busy drawbridge and the noisy city of Milwaukee, this was an unlikely, precarious spot for a soon-to-be-mama duck to build her nest. But that is exactly where Gertie (named by a local reporter) decides to make her home and lay her eggs.

Lucky Duck

Greg Pizzoli

Susan the duck keeps feeling unlucky, so when a wolf shows up with gifts she has won it seems like her luck is turning around, but soon she realizes the wolf's intentions may not be as helpful as she imagined.


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One Cool Duck: The Far-Out Fort

Mike Petrik

Duck and the gang are bored! The arcade is closed and the skate park is way too crowded! What about a tree house? Turkey has always wanted one! Now they'll need to find a great spot and get to work! 

Like it? Try the rest of the series.

Detective Duck

Henry Winkler

Willow Feathers McBeaver, aka Detective Duck, and her pond animal pals investigate puzzling mysteries caused by human disruptions to their habitat.

Dig, Dance, Dive: How Birds Move To Survive

Etta Kaner

Birds don't just fly ... they move in many other and often surprising ways. Meet ducks that dabble, mallee fowl that dig, red-crowned cranes that dance, and blue-footed boobies that dive! Birds have adapted ingenious ways to attract a mate, avoid a predator, find food, or just get around. Plunge into this up-close look at twenty amazing birds from around the world and the fascinating ways they move to survive and thrive.

Descriptions adapted from the publisher.
By CynthiaM on June 10, 2024