Owls: New and Updated by Gail Gibbons

Owls: New and Updated by Gail Gibbons. Holiday House, c2006, 2022. 9780823452026

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Format: Hardcover picture book

What did you like about the book? This updated picture book by beloved author Gail Gibbons focuses on owls. The vivid illustrations and knowledgeable text teach readers about the beautiful and varied kinds of owls that live here in North America, from where they nest and what they eat, to how their habitats are being influenced by humans. This is a wonderful book to share with budding naturalists, and a way to teach young people about the natural world. Let’s hope all Gibbons’ other books get updated as well.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Fans of Jane Yolen’s award-winning Owl Moon and readers who enjoy Gibbons’ books will absolutely want to read this one.

Who should buy this book? Public schools and libraries will want to update their collection with this title.

Where would you shelve it? Non-fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Definitely

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Maria Touet, Malden Catholic High School, Malden MA

Date of review: January 3, 2023

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