Baby Owl’s Rescue

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Baby Owl’s Rescue
What if you found a baby owl in your backyard? Would you know what to do? Where would you go to find help? Join young Maddie and Max as they learn a valuable lesson from a little lost owl in Baby Owl’s Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis. The brother and sister pair just wanted to play baseball one day. They never expected to come face-to-face with a wild animal! Lush illustrations by Laura Jacques accompany this story and demonstrate the proper treatment of wildlife. This story reminds all of us that we live in a world surrounded by wild animals, and those wild animals deserve our caution and our respect!

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 38-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Baby Owl's Rescue is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis, Illustrated by Laura Jacques
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades KP-3, Lexile: AD 900, AR: 4.0, F&P: M
Hardcover 9781934359952 $16.95  
Paperback 9781607186106 $9.95  
EBook 9781607182900 $12.99  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553963 $9.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628551211 $12.99  
Keywords:   Great Horned Owl, helping animals, enviornmental education, life cycle, adaptations, raptors, birds
Animals in the book:   great horned owl
Vetters:   Thanks to Karla Bloem, Director/Naturalist at Houston Nature Center; Kathleen Woods, Wildlife Rehabilitator/Director of the Phoenix Wildlife Center; Ken Lockwood, Program Director at the Eagle Valley Raptor Center; and Jim Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.


So if you're looking for the perfect book to teach youngsters about the importance of protecting wildlife, Baby Owl's Rescue is just that - perfect! - Maryland Life Magazine

All the shaded illustrations add to the wonder of "Baby Owl's Rescue," a book which will strongly appeal to an audience aged 4-8. - Midwest Book Review

There are many lessons in this book: do not disturb wildlife, call an adult for help before you touch wildlife, and teaching children (and adults) that there are wildlife rehabilitators who are professionals in reuniting baby birds with their parents. - Chesupioc Newsletter, Audubon Society

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning nature author Jennifer Keats Curtis is frequently found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation. She is the author of more than a dozen books about wildlife rescue, animal care in captivity, and citizen science.In addition to The Lizard Lady and Maggie: Alaska's Last Elephant, Jennifer has written After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary, The Lucky Litter: Wolf Pups Rescued from Wildfire, the Animal Helpers series, Baby Owl’s Rescue, Kali’s Story (Children’s Choice Book Award 2015), Salamander Season, Primate School, and Turtles In My Sandbox for Arbordale. She lives in Maryland with her family and a wide variety of pets. Visit her website at

Award-winning illustrator Laura Jacques is passionate about illustrating children's books that focus on natural history, wildlife, and environmental awareness for children. In addition to illustrating Tornado Tamer, The Most Dangerous, Baby Owl’s Rescue and Whistling Wings for Arbordale, she has also illustrated For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, Squirrel Assist, At Home in the Rain Forest, and Wildlife Refuge: A Classroom Adventure. Her books have won several honors and awards, including "NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children" sponsored by the Children's Book Council and the "KIND Children's Book Award" sponsored by the Association for Humane and Environmental Education, a division of the Humane Society of the United States. For more information, visit Laura’s website:


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