Adorable Bedtime Stories for Children featuring Owls

Posted on November 16, 2018

by Maria R

I’m Not Cute! by Johnathan Allen

I'm Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen

I have always been attracted to stories with owls. No surprise that the 101 Picture Book Challenge contains the best one, “I’m not cute!” by Johnathan Allen. Baby Owl considers himself mature enough to go for a walk in the forest on his own, hoping nobody will bother him. However, he encounters many animals who irritate and frustrate him tremendously every time they bring up his cuteness. Baby Owl’s behavior, a typical case of the terrible twos, is depicted in a fun way. Simple and expressive illustrations make his terrible tantrums the cutest of them all.

Audience: Ages: 0-8

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Reading Beyond the List

If you like “I’m Not Cute,” you may also enjoy these other great stories featuring owls that are great for ages 0-8.

Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli

Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli

Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night’s sleep.

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Picture book | Read-along eBook

Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp and watching the fog that hovers overhead.

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Picture book

Happy by Emma Dodd

Happy by Emma Dodd

Explores the loving relationship between one little owl and its parents.

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Picture book

What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?

101 Picture Book Challenge - Toledo Lucas County Public Library

The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories, but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).

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