One wonders if owls are the subject of picture books more often than any other type of bird; at least it may seem that way with the wealth of memorable owl stories. For an easy craft project, make one of the projects seen on dltk-kids or squidoo.
Allen, Jonathan. I’M NOT READING! In this entry in the popular series, Bay Owl tries to read a story out loud.
Ericsson, Jennifer A. WHOO GOES THERE? Dramatic paintings and a repetitive text tell the realistic story of an owl looking for food.
Feeney, Tatyana. LITTLE OWL’S ORANGE SCARF. Little Owl does not like the scarf his mother knitted for him and refuses to wear it.
Haughton, Chris. LITTLE OWL LOST. A baby owl falls out of the nest, and asks various animals of the forest for help in finding his mother.
Hutchins, Pat. GOOD NIGHT, OWL! In this cumulative tale, an owl has trouble sleeping during the day.
Na, Il Sung. A BOOK OF SLEEP. An owl observes other animals going to sleep at night.
Rosenthal, Amy K. LITTLE HOOT. Unlike his friends, Little Hoot is supposed to stay up all night, but he wants to go to bed at nighttime.
Ryan, Candace. MOO HOO. Best friends Cow and Owl must decide if they should play with newcomer Kangaroo.
Srinivasan, Divya. LITTLE OWL’S NIGHT. Owl enjoys the night but loves to hear his mother’s story about night turning into day.
Waddell, Martin. OWL BABIES. Three owl siblings wait for mother to bring them food in this classic that encourages audience participation.
Wildsmith, Brian. THE OWL AND THE WOODPECKER. Owl and Woodpecker quarrel, until a storm unites the two neighbors so they can survive.
Willis, Jeanne. FLY, CHICK, FLY! Beautiful illustrations and the repeated title phrase make this a perfect storytime choice about an owl learning to fly.
Wilson, Karma. BEAR’S NEW FRIEND. Bear meets a new friend, and repeatedly asks Who? the friend is.