Since I made a cute Owl Valentine Card, it got me thinking about what kinds of gifts could be given with them. In addition to the normal candy, you could give kids books! Or you could just get these Books about Owls, for Kids for your child to create an entire theme unit around Owls. Make the punch art Owl and just don’t put it on a card.
Books About Owls for Kids
From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about the Wise Old Owl!
1. Colorists of all ages will adore these 30 whimsical illustrations of owls — perched on branches, surrounded by flowers, silhouetted against backdrops with crescent moons, and nestled into other fun-to-color settings.
2. 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.
3. In this level 1 reader, young readers will explore the feathery world of adorable owls. Follow these curious-looking creatures through their wooded habitats, learn how owls raise their young, hunt, and protect themselves. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading.
4. It’s evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. A full moon rises and Little Owl can’t understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful? Mama Owl begins to describe it to him, but as the sun comes up, Little Owl falls fast asleep.
Putting a twist on the bedtime book, Little Owl’s Night is sure to comfort any child with a curiosity about the night.
5. I want my mommy!” Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother’s return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.
6. 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!
7. One winter, as food gets scarce, a snowy owl finds himself forced to look in new and unfamiliar spots in order to find food and a place to call home. Based on a true story, “A Snowy Owl Story” describes, through the tale of one particular owl, the recent irruption of snowy owls all across the United States. Through this simple narrative, youngsters will learn about migration, adaptation, and respectful human interaction with nature. Published in cooperation with Maine Audubon
8. Oola the baby owl has such a energetic night that she loses her hoot, so she heads into the forest to find it again. Explore what happens in this beautifully illustrated story.
9. Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little owl’s tree so cozy. Is it little owl’s sturdy branch and snuggly roost? No, it’s his loving family! Bright pictures, reassuring messages, unique layered pages and an adorable felt finger puppet attached to each book combine to create interactive reading and playtime fun!
More Owl Resources:
These Owl Crafts are sure to help you in your Unit Studies!
- I love this Owl Craft for Skip Counting from Kids Activities Blog!
- Don’t forget the Punch Art Owl that I made!
- This Paper Plate Owl Craft from Crafts by Amanda are too darling!
- Can’t have a theme unit without some yummy snacks! This Owl Cupcake is adorable, plus I think I could even do it 🙂
- How about up-cycled Toilet Paper Roll Owls?
I hope you and your kids have fun learning about Owls!