February 2017: Owls and Other Night Creatures
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night.
By Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Rick Allen.
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, c2010.
Welcome to the night, when mice stir and furry moths flutter. When snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. When the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. When the porcupette eats raspberry leaves and coos to its mother. This vibrant collection of poems celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and its creatures. Each poem is accompanied by facts and trivia about the subject matter. Advanced readers.
(j) QH541.5.F6 Si13 2010
Little Owl's Night.
Srinivasan, Divya. New York : Viking Childrens Books, 2011.
Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp, and watching the fog that hovers overhead. Early readers.
(j) QL676.2.O8 S75 2011
Cannon, Janell. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1993.
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. Early readers.
(j) QL795.B3 C164 1993
New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1972.
Because all the other animals' noises keep him from sleeping, Owl watches for a chance to take his revenge. Early readers.
(j) QL676.2.O8 H97 1972
I Am a Little Bat.
Prims, Marta. Hauppauge, N. Y. : Barron's Educational Services, c2001.
By telling its story, a tiny bat tells the story of all bats. Early readers.
(j folio) QL795.B3 P935 2001
Yolen, Jane. New York : Philomel Books, 1987.
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl. Early readers.
(j) QL676.2.O8 Y78 1987
The Great White Owl of Sissinghurst.
Simmons, Dawn Langley.
New York : M. McElderry Books, c1993.
Three young children staying at Sissinghurst Castle are fascinated by the great white owl that haunts the grounds and they rescue it when it is shot by a hunter. Early readers.
(j) SB466.G73 S47, Si47, 1993
Bats at the Library.
Lies, Brian. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2008.
Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there. Early readers.
(j) QL795 .B3 L625b 2008
Waddell, Martin. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c1996.
Three baby owls want their mommy to come back. Pre-readers.
(j) QL676.2.O8 W117 1996
The Barn Owls.
Johnston, Tony. Watertown, Mass : Charlesbridge, c2000.
For at least 100 years, generations of barn owls have slept, hunted, called, raised their young, and glided silently above the wheat fields around an old barn. Early readers.
(j) QL676.2.O8 J648 2000
In My Tree.
Gillingham, Sara. San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, c2009.
Turn the pages to find out what makes the little owl's nest so cozy. Pre-readers.
(j) QL676.2.O8 G415 2009
Owl in the Garden.
Freschet, Berniece. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, c1985.
As dawn slides into morning, the birds and animals of the garden become excited about Bluejay's allegedly stolen peanuts. Pre-readers.
(j) QL676.5 .F892 1985