A Parliament of Owls

Whooo can resist the allure of owls? These creatures are both beautiful and mysterious. Grow your child’s mind with these eye-opening books.

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Owly & Wormy, Friends All Aflutter! by Andy Runton
Owly & Wormy want butterflies! But when they come home from Mrs. Raccoon’s nursery with a milkweed plant that’s supposed to attract some fluttering friends, what they get instead are chubby, green bugs. Green bugs are NOT butterflies! Will butterflies ever come to the forest? Only time will tell…

Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott
This adorable early chapter book series is perfect for young girls who love friendship stories starring animal characters! Eva Wingdale gets in over her head when she offers to organize a spring festival at school. Even with her best friend Lucy’s help, there is NO way she will get everything done in time. Will Eva have to ask Sue (a.k.a. Meanie McMeanerson) for help? Or will the festival have to be cancelled? This book is written as Eva’s diary — with Rebecca Elliott’s owl-dorable full-color illustrations throughout!

Owls by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons explores the mysterious world and workings of owls in her latest nonfiction picture book. She depicts numerous species of owls and discusses their biological similarities as well as their differences. She portrays their ideal habitats, life styles, birth and development and environmental hazards that are threatening certain species. As usual, her comprehensive text is accompanied by clearly labeled illustrations and diagrams. Definitions are also included for additional clarity.

Owls by Melissa Gish
A look at owls, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their large and observant eyes, behaviors, relationships with humans, and protected status in the world today.

A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
When the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, everyone goes to sleep . . . except for the watchful owl! With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move! Some sleep peacefully alone, while others sleep all together, huddled close.

Fat Bat and Swoop by Leo Landry
Fat Bat and Swoop the owl love to make mischief. When they fly through a clothesline and come out looking like ghosts, they know it’s time for some fun. And Emily is the perfect target for their prank—she’s quite a nice cow, except that she moos too much. But when their plan backfires, Fat Bat and Swoop find out that even very different people can become good friends.

After you’ve hunted down these titles, try out this adorable Pine Cone Owl Craft. Directions can be found here.

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