Books published by Owlkids

The Sinking of Captain Otter

Owlkids | October 15, 2018 | 32 pages
A hilarious and heartwarming tale of finding friends in unlikely places  More Info

Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings

Owlkids | October 15, 2018 | 32 pages
In the funniest book about being sad, a disagreement with Malcolm sends Ira into a slump  More Info

Flow, Spin, Grow

By Barss
Owlkids | October 15, 2018 | 32 pages
Look around you and discover the incredible patterns on repeat in nature  More Info

Canadian Animals 123

Owlkids | August 15, 2018 | 22 pages
Count to ten with Canadian wildlife in this playful counting book  More Info

Canadian Animals ABC

Owlkids | August 15, 2018 | 36 pages
This bestselling introduction to the alphabet and Canadian wildlife from A to Z is now available in board book format. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with a Canadian creature rendered playfully in Geraldo Val�rio's signature paper collage style: beavers, loons, polar bears and more!  More Info

Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief

By Cathon
Owlkids | August 15, 2018 | 48 pages
A duo of strawberry-sized sleuths cracks a case in this cute and lively graphic novel /picture book hybrid  More Info

Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?

Owlkids | September 14, 2018 | 32 pages
An upbeat exploration of how animals stay warm in cold weather  More Info

Splish, Splash, Foxes Dash!

Owlkids | August 15, 2018 | 24 pages
Discover creatures of all colours in this Canadian concept book  More Info

Sloth at the Zoom

Owlkids | August 15, 2018 | 40 pages
A laid-back sloth reminds an entire zoo to sloooow down  More Info

Baby Animals Playing

Owlkids | October 15, 2017 | 24 pages
See baby animals at play in the first book in a new nature book series  More Info


Owlkids | October 15, 2017 | 40 pages
An old dog learns new tricks in this story about righting wrongs  More Info

Jammie Day!

Owlkids | October 15, 2017 | 32 pages
If Cliffy had his way -- and he just may -- every day would be jammie day!  More Info

Letters to a Prisoner

Owlkids | September 15, 2017 | 48 pages
A wordless story about the power of words  More Info

When Planet Earth Was New

Owlkids | September 15, 2017 | 40 pages
The story of planet Earth's evolution, from 4.5 billion years ago to today  More Info


Owlkids | September 15, 2017 | 48 pages
An informative, engaging introduction to biometrics, how it's used, and why it matters  More Info

Counting on Fall

Owlkids | August 15, 2017 | 32 pages
As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes — and much more! — can be found by observing everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting... More Info


Owlkids | August 15, 2017 | 32 pages
From Blue Spruce Award–winning author-illustrator Dave Whamond comes the story of Oddrey, a young girl who is a little bit different from everybody else. Every aspect of Oddrey’s world is a study in playful curiosity. Her adventures and flights of fancy, however, are often a source of some... More Info

Jump, Leap, Count Sheep!

Owlkids | August 15, 2017 | 24 pages
Here they come… one bighorn sheep jumping, two grebes dancing, three mantids hunting, and many more Canadian critters to count! Each spread presents a number from 1 to 10, along with a playful depiction of the corresponding amount of Canadian wildlife. Each number is shown as a figure, a word,... More Info

Andrew Carnegie

Owlkids | August 15, 2017 | 32 pages
A picture book biography of American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie  More Info

Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend

Owlkids | August 15, 2017 | 32 pages
A comical story about a new kid who really, really wants to make friends  More Info


Owlkids | April 11, 2017 | 24 pages
Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle,... More Info

The Case of Maker Mischief

Owlkids | October 11, 2016 | 128 pages
Myron, the third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries, gets the chance to crack another case when he finds out his classmate Jordan s robot has been stolen. Jordan and tech-savvy Danielle, known as Glitch, had been working on it for weeks for the upcoming Maker Faire Robot... More Info

Abigail the Whale

Owlkids | September 13, 2016 | 32 pages
Abigail dreads swimming lessons. Every time she dives into the pool, she makes a big splash, and all the girls in her class shout: "Abigail’s a whale!” Abigail can see that she is larger than the other girls. She feels huge, heavy, and out of place. Abigail’s swimming teacher takes her aside... More Info

Dojo Surprise

Owlkids | August 1, 2016 | 32 pages
The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip are back for a third adventure--this time, planning a surprise birthday party for their master. Stealthy as ever, the ninja girls and ninja boys tiptoe around without a noise (or so they think) as they prepare for the celebration. Meanwhile,... More Info

Frank and Laverne

Owlkids | April 12, 2016 | 40 pages
Every morning by 06:00 hours, Frank is awake and on duty for Squirrel Patrol. This pug takes his role seriously: basic training, neighborhood surveillance, and, most importantly, protecting his humans and the cat, Laverne, from the Great Dane next door. Laverne, however, prefers a more refined... More Info

Traveling Butterflies

Owlkids | September 15, 2015 | 48 pages
Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature’s great mysteries. How do monarchs manage to fly some 2,500 miles from Canada and the northern United States south to Mexico? How do they trace a route they’ve never flown and reach the same destination their ancestors once found? Traveling... More Info

Dojo Daytrip

Owlkids | September 15, 2015 | 32 pages
The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare are back and rowdier than ever during a field trip to the farm. From the moment the ninja boys and ninja girls step off their minibus, mayhem ensues. Farm activities like feeding a pig, milking a cow and plowing a field dissolve into chaos as the master slips... More Info

An Inuksuk Means Welcome

Owlkids | August 11, 2015 | 32 pages
An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will... More Info

Kyle Goes Alone

Owlkids | August 11, 2015 | 32 pages
Kyle has to go. There’s just one problem: as a young three-toed sloth, he lives high in the rainforest canopy with his mom, and it’s a LONG way down to the forest floor. Like other sloths, Kyle only goes down to the ground once a week when he has to do his “business.” And he’s never made... More Info

Tastes Like Music

Owlkids | October 1, 2014 | 40 pages
Humans may all look pretty much the same on the outside, but some people have unique conditions and amazing abilities! Whether it’s having no fingerprints at all (adermatoglyphia), hearing music every time you taste chocolate (synesthesia), or being able to see one hundred million colors... More Info

Winter's Coming

Owlkids | October 14, 2014 | 32 pages
Noticing changes in her forest home and animal friends as the winter season approaches, young snowshoe hare Lily becomes increasingly worried only to discover that her fur is thickening and turning white to keep her warm and safe. By the award-winning author of I Found a Dead Bird.  More Info

Branching Out

Owlkids | October 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Trees have been around for nearly 400 million years, and today about 25,000 species of trees have been identified. We've relied on trees for everything from fuel, food, and medicine to building houses and railways. Today, trees still touch our lives in countless ways. But what do we really know... More Info

The Story Starts Here!

Owlkids | September 15, 2014 | 36 pages
Little Wolf has decided that today things are going to be done differently. It will be a contrarian day. Why? Because he said so! He will stand, not sit, for dinner — and he’ll start with dessert. He’s going to play the piano with his toes and wear his pants on his head. And when he says... More Info

Hatch, Little Egg

Owlkids | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
The little bird is hatching! Everyone is rushing to see the main event. This is not to be missedNeveryone's buzzing about it! This funny, surprising, and lightly satirical early picture book captures the hype of a highly anticipated event. Full color.  More Info

The Chirp Book

Owlkids | June 18, 2019 | 112 pages
Since Chirp was first hatched on the pages of Chirp Magazine, hundreds of thousands of children have fallen head-over-boots for this loveable character. The Chirp Book is a special 10th anniversary release and a collection of the four books in the series by the same name. It also features special... More Info


Owlkids | March 1, 2007 | 208 pages
With more than 200 fun-filled drawing and coloring activities, ARTastic! will give budding young artists hours of fun. Kids will complete pictures by adding their own creations, learn to draw simple images themselves, explore different colors and mediums, and more. With easy-to-follow instructions,... More Info

Laugh with Chirp

Owlkids | June 18, 2019 | 26 pages
Pre-schoolers love to laugh — and so does Chirp! With knock knock jokes, old groaners, and humorous illustrations starring the characters from Chirp Magazine, kids will want to read this book again and again.  More Info

Read with Chirp

Owlkids | June 18, 2019 | 26 pages
These brightly illustrated stories starring the characters from Chirp Magazine introduce beginner readers to simple words. Read along with Chirp as he snorkels for treasure, explores a jungle, flies to the moon, and more.  More Info

Starting from Scratch

Owlkids | March 15, 2014 | 96 pages
The food activist author of Locavore presents a young reader's manifesto about the sense of taste and the science of eating that discusses topics ranging from measurements and the chemical aspects of cooking to substitute ingredients and the importance of choosing healthy foods.  More Info

Shaping Up Summer

Owlkids | March 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Invites children to recognize such mathematical concepts as symmetry, geometry and patterning as demonstrated by the natural world, imagining what might happen if spiders could draw pictures in their webs, narwhals could sort blocks of ice and more.  More Info


Owlkids | March 15, 2014 | 32 pages
In an award-winning first picture book, a heedless little boy and his dog slam the door as they run out to complete an errand, unknowingly dislodging a red ball that bounces through the neighborhood and triggers an escalating series of mishaps.  More Info


Owlkids | March 15, 2014 | 32 pages
Struggling to share her toys with a younger cousin who does not yet know how to play carefully, an exasperated Bunny eventually discovers the real value of sharing and realizes when her cousin leaves that she is going to miss him.  More Info

Oddrey and the New Kid

Owlkids | September 10, 2013 | 32 pages
Ever since she averted disaster in the class production of The Wizard of Oz, Oddrey has been making new friends at school. Her classmates have come to appreciate her irrepressible charm and Oddrey, in turn, encourages them to be their own unique selves. So when Oddrey's teacher introduces a new... More Info

Is This Panama?

Owlkids | September 10, 2013 | 40 pages
When Sammy, a young Wilson's warbler, wakes up one frosty August morning near the Arctic Circle, he instinctively knows that it's time to make his first migratory journey south to Panama. But there's one problem ? where's Panama?  More Info

Draw Out the Story

Owlkids | September 10, 2013 | 144 pages
From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. And whether kids want to write or draw something funny or scary, long or short, made-up or true-to-life, cartoonist and author Brian McLachlan maintains there are just ten crucial things... More Info

Anything Is Possible

Owlkids | August 13, 2013 | 32 pages
The sheep in this story is a dreamer, while her friend the wolf has a more practical disposition. One day the sheep runs to the wolf with an idea. She wants to build a flying machine! But the wolf tells her it's impossible. Eventually, however, the sheep's dream gets the better of the wolf's... More Info

Max Finder Mystery

Owlkids | April 9, 2013 | 96 pages
The seventh volume in this award-winning graphic novel series features ten mystery comics and two never-before-published short stories by former OWL Magazine editor, Craig Battle. Each solve-it-yourself story stars amateur detective Max Finder and his best friend, aspiring journalist Alison Santos.... More Info

Joking Around with Chirp

Owlkids | January 22, 2013 | 96 pages
What stories do rabbits like best? Ones with hop-py endings! Join Chirp and friends Sparky, Tweet, and Squawk as they giggle and guffaw their way through 130 feather-ruffling riddles, jokes, and tongue twisters. Covering a wide territory of topics including animals, outer space, hallowe'en, and... More Info

Read with Chirp

Owlkids | March 15, 2006 | 26 pages
In this collection of adventure rebus stories, Chirp snorkels for treasure, explores a jungle, flies to the moon and more. Featuring the lovable character from Chirp Magazine, the brightly illustrated stories use pictures to introduce beginner readers to simple words.  More Info


Owlkids | May 15, 2012 | 192 pages
When Oma arrives to stay with Jake, Lizzie, and their parents, they want to make her visit extra special ? so off the family goes to Jake's birthday party, the library, the beach, and many other places! These familiar childhood excursions prompt many questions from Jake and Lizzie. How do candles... More Info