Monday, October 13, 2014

MIX N' MATCH MONDAY: Owls, Owls, and more Owls!

Here are some great books about owls both fiction and nonfiction. I've been working on a unit about owls for one of my classes and her are some of the fabulous books I found.


14612003Oola the Owl Who Lost her Hoot!
by Tim Bugird, illustrated by Clare Fennell
Make Believe Ideas, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-78065-487-4
Picture Book

A delightful book about a young owl who lost her hoot after playing all night.  She goes out to find it and learns an important lesson about sharing.  The darling illustrations and cute writing make this ideal for reading out loud.


by Divya Srinivasan
Viking, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-670-01295-4
Picture Book

by Divya Srinivasan
Viking, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-670-01650-1
Picture Book

These two books go hand in hand since the main character is the same.  In fact they work together fabulously for a compare and contrast activity. The stories revolve around Little Owl and his experiences exploring the world around him, once at night and once during the day.


The True Story of Jackson the Owl
by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Sleeping Bear Press, 2001
Picture Book

A thoroughly fascinating story about the bond between a great horned owl and the family who rescued and raised him before returning him to the wild.  The gorgeous illustrations are the highlight here as the text is a bit word heavy for reading out loud.  But still a great story.

by Laura Marsh
National Geographic Kids, 2014
Early Reader Nonfiction

A beautiful book with lots of great information as well as incredible photographs of owls.  The inclusion of jokes, a glossary, and a table of contents make this a great resource. The book also includes interesting facts, a diagram and a variety of different types of owls.

by Gail Gibbons
Holiday House, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-8234-2014-8
Picture Book Nonfiction

Gail Gibbons once again manages to create a beautiful and informative book.  Her paintings are gorgeous and she includes fascinating information about owls.  A great addition to any library. Never ceases to amaze me how much information she manages to include in a short picture book.

Animal Predators series
by Sandra Markle
Lerner, 2004
ISBN; 978-1-57505-745-3
Picture Book Nonfiction

Sandra Markle is another great nonfiction writer who writes in such an appealing understandable way that it's hard not to love her books.  Plus the photographs are amazing.

Nocturnal Animals
by Mary R. Dunn
Capstone Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4296-7119-4
Picture Book Nonfiction

Capstone Press does an excellent job of creating nonfiction for the youngest readers.  With only a few sentences they convey a great deal of information that nicely complements the beautiful photographs.

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