Want to give your early independent reader a hoot of a time? Introduce her to Owl Diaries, a series from Scholastic’s Branches line that stars a little owl named Eva Wingdale. Throughout the series, Eva learns a number of valuable — or owl-uable — lessons, from overcoming jealousy and apologizing to friends she’s hurt, to learning to ask for help when she needs it.
The Owl Diaries series features vibrant illustrations, easy-to-read text, fascinating owl facts (Did you know that a group of owls is referred to as a “parliament”?), and reading comprehension questions at the end of every book that sharpen emerging readers’ skills.