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Owly Series

Author and Illustrator: Andy Runton

Publisher: Top Shelf and Simon & Schuster

Grade levels: Pre-K, K–1, 2–3, 4-5

Genre: Fantasy, Humor

Special attractions: Wordless, Early Reader, Anthropomorphic Characters, For adults too

Owly is a kind, yet lonely, little owl who’s always on the search for new friends and adventure. Relying on a mixture of symbols, icons, and expressions to tell his silent stories, Runton’s clean, animated, and heartwarming style makes it a perfect read for anyone who’s a fan of Jeff Smith’s Bone or Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid.  (from publisher’s website)


Books in the series:

• Owly Vol. 1: The Way Home

• Owly Vol. 2: Just A Little Blue

• Owly Vol. 3: Flying Lessons

• Owly Vol. 4: A Time to Be Brave

• Owly Vol. 5: Tiny Tales

• Owly Vol. 6: A Fishy Situation

• Owly & Wormy in Friends All Aflutter!

• Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights

Awards: Winner of the 2006 Eisner Award for “Best Publication For A Younger Audience”; Winner of the 2006 Ignatz Award for “Outstanding Series”; Winner of the 2005 Harvey Award for “Best New Talent”; Recipient of the Howard E. Day Memorial Prize.

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Top Shelf

Simon & Schuster