Owl Books for Elementary Teachers to Use as Read Alouds – 2024

My favorite time to read aloud owl books to my students is October because it feels like a fun spooky topic like spiders, bats, and jack-o-lanterns. This post shares popular owl books for kids that elementary teachers often use as read alouds. Take a peek below to learn more about these owl books for kids!

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Below is a list of some of our favorite owl books for kids at the elementary level. Check them out below!

1. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell is about a family of owls. One night, three baby owls: Percy, Sarah, and Bill wake up to find their mother is not there. Feeling nervous at first, the baby owls decide their mother must be out hunting. However, the longer they wait the more scared they feel.

The three owl babies wait outside their home on a branch looking for their mother. It is dark in the woods and the owls sit together trying to be brave. Finally, Owl Mother swoops down and comes home to her babies. They are relieved to have her home.

Check out these Owl Babies lessons and activities to help you plan and deliver highly engaging interactive read aloud lessons!

2. Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

In the story Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton, Little Owl falls out of her nest and into the forest. She is scared because she doesn’t know how to get back to her nest and back to her mommy. Squirrel notices that Little Owl is upset and helps her find her mommy. Squirrel tries many different animals to see if they are Little Owl’s mommy. Eventually, a helpful frog is able to show Little Owl and Squirrel where her mommy is and they discover that Mommy Owl had been looking for Little Owl, too!

Check out these Little Owl Lost lessons and activities to help you plan and deliver highly engaging interactive read aloud lessons!

3. Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise is an entertaining book about Owl who wants to be a knight. When knights keep disappearing Owl goes to Knight School so that he can become a knight. Owl was a great student but some of the tasks were challenging for him. He worked hard and graduated Knight School with honors.

When Owl is a real knight he gets night watch and patrolls the wall of the castle. One night he hears loud flapping and comes face to face with a dragon that wants to eat him and has been eating the knights. Owl uses his bravery and cleverness to convince the dragon that he should eat pizza instead. It turns out that the dragon loves pizza and the knights are now safe from being eaten. A knight never disappears again.

Check out these Knight Owl lessons and activities to help you plan and deliver highly engaging interactive read aloud lessons!

4. Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan is about a character named Little Owl who ventures out in the forest at nighttime. Little Owl comes across many different animals while traveling through the forest. Some are nocturnal and awake with him and others are fast asleep. 

Little Owl visits his various friends and heads home when nighttime starts to end. He sees his mom when he gets home and she tells him the story of how nighttime ends. Little Owl falls fast asleep as he listens to his mother’s words and daytime begins.

Check out these Little Owl’s Night lessons and activities to help you plan and deliver highly engaging interactive read aloud lessons!

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In closing, we hope you found this list of owl books for kids helpful! They are part of our Starts With a Story collection. If you want to get more book ideas to read aloud to your elementary students, then grab this reading freebie. It includes read aloud books lists, reading logs, and reading challenges for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom teachers. It will have you covered for the entire school year, as well as the summer months! Grab this free elementary reading packet now!

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