Hi All! It’s Becky. I spend most of my workday in the Children’s Department, and Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries is one of our most popular series. These books have been on my TBR list for quite a while, and I finally got a chance to read one of these super cute books.
Title: Eva’s Treetop Festival
Author: Rebecca Elliott
Summary: Eva, the owl, writes in her journal about her experiences as she tries to hold the school’s first Treetop Festival. Eva will learn how to rely on her friends and work with others, even owls she doesn’t get along with, to make the festival a success.
Review: This book was just super cute, and I can see why all our first-grade patrons love the series so much. The characters, while being owls, have relatable school experiences. Eva is adjusting to life at school and at home with her new baby brother which are perfect topics for early readers. Also, the formatting which mirrors a child’s journal is perfect for young readers that are just transitioning to early chapter books. Plus, the bright, colorful illustrations make the book fun and engaging for reluctant readers. The book, with its simple illustration and easy to follow narrative, the perfect book for young readers.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5