The Runaway Chicken

Topic: Woodworking

Written by Kiki Thorpe

Illustrated by Maine Diaz

There's a chicken on the loose! Maddy takes it home, but chickens are not good house pets. Can Maddy find—or make!—a better place to keep it?

Featured Review

“A peppy new title from the Makers Make It Work series. Exciting, action illustrations full of bright colors grip the imaginations of young readers. All titles from [this] series encourage creativity and also support STEAM initiatives. Highly recommended.”

—Children's Bookwatch

About the Creators

Kiki Thorpe is the best-selling author of the Never Girls series. She has written several books for Kane Press.
Maine Diaz was born in La Plata, Argentina, where she grew up drawing and painting. She has illustrated many children’s books.


Pricing & ISBNs

Reinforced Library Binding: $25.32 / 9781635920123
Paperback: $5.99 / 9781575659916
EBook: 9781575659923

Book Features

Pages: 32 • Trim size: 6 1/2” x 9” • 4 color


woodworking, pets, chickens, problem solving, construction, measuring

Interest Level

Interest Grade Level: K-3
Reading Grade Level: 2

Reading Levels

Guided Reading: K
Lexile Level: 520

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