Title: Owl Moon
Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 1987
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Genre: Picture Book
Audience: Pre-K-2

Overview: Have you ever stayed up late at night to see owls out hunting? Have you ever been so close to an owl that you felt like you could reach up and touch it? Whether you have experienced these things or not, Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon, will bring that very experience alive for you. With detailed illustrations that almost pop off the page, Yolen describes the sights, sounds, and feelings a little girl experiences while going owl watching with her father for the first time!

Activity: Introduce the students to different types of owls and then the students can choose their favorite owl and create an art project on that owl. The teacher can also suggest the students go on an owl watching tour with their parents.

Reviewer’s Name: Cailin Eisele