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What’s Ms. Carol Reading?

Hi there, North Shelby Library friends!  Ms. Carol here. While the library’s closed for a while, I’ve found that I can still enjoy some really wonderful books online with Libby/Overdrive… Books about all sorts of things! Last night, while I was reading a story before bedtime, I suddenly heard a strange sound from the big old oak tree outside my bedroom window:  Woo woo… woo woo wa woooooo! “Why, that’s my old friend, the barred owl,” I said. And then I thought I’d look on Libby to see if I could find some good books about owls.

The first book I found was Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan.  What a fun way to explore the night with a little owl friend! 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… Don’t you miss it!  Check out this wonderful bedtime book!

Then I “tuned in” to Baby Owl’s Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis.  This book, with its beautiful, very realistic illustrations tells the story of a baby owl who falls out of his nest at the top of a tall, tall tree and lands on the ground at the very bottom of his tree.  What’s he going to do?  What would you do to help?

    
Two kids live in the house near Baby Owl’s tall tree, and luckily they have a resourceful mom who knows a lot about helping animals in distress.  Read this book to find out what happens to Baby Owl.  Can his friends help him get home?  You’ll have to check out this book to learn the end of his story…

What have you been reading? Your librarians would love to know!     

Also, don’t forget about to check out North Shelby Library and Mt Laurel Library’s Cabin Fever Reading Challenge! Go here for more information     and to register: http://shelbycounty.beanstack.org/.

One thought on “What’s Ms. Carol Reading?

  1. Thanks, Ms. Carol! I’m so glad you liked Baby Owl’s Rescue. Laura Jacques is one of my favorite illustrators because of her incredibly realistic paintings! I learned a lot about owls and rehabilitation from my favorite rehabilitator Kathy Woods of the Phoenix Wildlife Center of Maryland, and in fact the book is based on her work). She has a wonderful website and Facebook page with scads of information about helping animals for you and your animal loving readers. Thanks for including our book in what you’re reading! Stay safe and healthy, JKC

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