I am going to tell you a secret that almost no one knows about me... I adore owls!!! Needless to say, I have at least one owl themed storytime a year. Luckily, many children's authors must also admire these wise little creature for there are several wonderful books in our system.
In case, you missed Family Storytime I thought that I would share a few of my favorite books with you.
Berkeley's Barn Owl Dance by Tera Johnson
At the Leave the Nest Fall Fest, Berkeley and her fellow friends dance the night away, but when the next moonrise comes, she, along with her fellow fledglings, must leave home and, despite their fears, find a new place to dance!
Little Hoot wants to go to bed early, like all of his friends do, and he is hopping mad when Mama and Papa owl insist that he stay up late and play.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.
A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during the daytime. This book is new and I love the illustrations.
Cock-a-doodle-hooooooo! by Mick Manning
When a tired, lonely owl finds shelter in a hen house during a storm, he is awakened by a flock of bossy hens who try to force him to be a cockerel, until he demonstrates what he can do for them.
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
While other animals sleep at night, some quietly and others noisily, some alone and others huddled together, a wide-eyed owl watches.