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My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
On a Scary Scary Night by Walter Wick
Owls by Gail Gibbons
Owl Lake by Keizaburo Tejima
Paula Bunyan by Phyllis Root
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
Sky Burial by Xinran
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor by Willow
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Treehorn's Treasure by Florence Parry Heide
What Do You Love? by Jonathan London
Wheel of the Moon by Sandra Forrester
Where is that Cat? by Carol Greene

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Comments for Owls

Owls: 04/09/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)After thinking my son was perhaps done with his owl fascination, his best friend at school recommended a non fiction picture book, Owls by Gail Gibbons. It was so nice to see him eagerly embracing his passion again.

Gail Gibbons's book introduces owls, their life cycle, habitat and other facts to children. Each page has a short easy to read paragraph with a central illustration. Then below and to the side are smaller illustrations with important details labeled and vocabulary defined.

Of most interest to Sean and me were the pages about the barn owl as we have a large population of barn owls in our neighborhood. We learned that it takes about five months from hatching to fledging. We learned how they learn to hunt, something we can hear every night in the early months of summer.

Sean borrowed the book from his school library. Five stars.

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