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Eva's Treetop Festival: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #1)

Series: Owl Diaries

by Rebecca Elliott, Illustrated By Rebecca Elliott


Scholastic Inc.
January 2015


Fiction
Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Lexile measure: 560L

DRA: 24

Guided Reading: M

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Eva Wingdale gets in over her head when she offers to organize a spring festival at school. Even with her best friend Lucy's help, there is NO way she will get everything done in time. Will Eva have to ask Sue (a.k.a. Meanie McMeanerson) for help? Or will the festival have to be cancelled? This book is written as Eva's diary -- with Rebecca Elliott's owl-dorable full-color illustrations throughout!
Rebecca Elliott

Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many children's books, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night. She wrote and illustrated the USA Today bestselling Owl Diaries series, the Unicorn Diaries series, Just Because, and Zoo Girl, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives with her family in the countryside of Suffolk, England.

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  • Praise for Owl Diaries #1:

    An Amazon Best Book of 2015 -- Ages 6-8

    An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2015


    "Bright and colorful digital illustrations, large type, frequent speech bubbles and a familiar story make this accessible to emerging readers.…This series promises to fill a niche for [new readers.] Keep flapping, Eva!" -- Kirkus

    "Appealing visuals (the text and art are set against the lined pages of Eva's diary), punny dialogue, a few pratfalls, and Eva's unflagging enthusiasm make for lively reading." -- Publishers Weekly

    "This early chapter book is a nice step between first readers and series such as Barbara Parks's 'Junie B. Jones' and Mary Pope Osborne's 'Magic Tree House.'" -- School Library Journal

    "The colorful, adorable illustrations will be irresistible to young readers. The simple text interspersed with speech bubble dialogue will engage beginning and intermediate readers alike. This appealing chapter book will be a nice addition to a library's young reader section." -- Library Media Connection

    Praise for Branches books:

    "Plenty of drawings assist readers with plot development." -- School Library Journal

    "A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist

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