Anything a kid is interested in is a great topic for reading. I have an owl-obsessed daughter. I did a quick subject search at my local library and came up with these great books. Some are silly and funny. Some are filled with facts (and really above her comprehension level). Yet, all of them were interesting to her because they were about her favorite subject. Don’t be afraid of non-fiction books for preschoolers!
Owls by Gail Gibbons- Everything you ever wanted to know about owls told in simple language with labeled illustrations. The best non-fiction book on owls for kids!
The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher- The smallest owl is teased by his three older siblings, but he doesn’t give up until he flies.
I’m Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen- A young owl is very annoyed that other animals call him cute when he thinks he is a “huge and scary hunting machine with great big wings.” Very funny story!
Owlet’s First Flight by Mitra Modarressi- Cute rhyming book about a little owl’s first flight around the farm.
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal- A little owl wants to go to sleep, but his parents want him to stay up late. They try to stall him with extra playtime, bedtime stories, and a glass of water. Funny story with cute illustrations.
Owls by Emily Rose Townsend- Easy reader book with one sentence per page. Great way to introduce non-fiction reading!
All About Owls by Jim Arnosky- Another good non-fiction book for kids. Contains lots of information about owls.
Whoo Goes There? by Jennifer A. Ericsson- Owl is listening for a mouse to eat, but he hears other animals instead. Lots of fun sound words and kids can guess the animals.
White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies- A girl and her grandpa set up a box for a barn owl to nest in. Fiction story with lots of owl facts, too!
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell- Three owlets are scared when their mother goes out hunting.