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 Eva's treetop festival (Owl Diaries)
 Author: Elliott, Rebecca

 Publisher:  Branches (2015)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 71 p., col. ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 307088 ISBN: 9780545683630
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Owls -- Fiction
 Festivals -- Fiction
 School stories
 Helpfulness -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Diaries -- Fiction

Price: $15.17

Book 1--Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 172240

   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/14)
   School Library Journal (12/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2014 Gr 1–3—Eva Wingdale enjoys drawing, going to school, and being busy. She dislikes her brother Humphrey's stinky socks, boredom, and her mom's slug sandwiches. On the first day of spring, the owlet offers to organize the first ever Treetop Owlementary Bloomtastic Festival, featuring a bake-off and talent, fashion, and art shows. With the event only seven days away, Eva's not sure she can get everything done in time. Instead of canceling, though, she enlists help from her classmates and manages to pull off a successful festival. Written in diary format with speech bubbles, the 10 chapters have lively, brightly colored illustrations, often several per page. 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" (both Random).—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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