So You Want To Be An Owl

Welcome to Owl School! How’s your hooting? Professor Olaf Owl is here to tell you everything you need to know about owls. From hatching to hunting and seeing in the dark, he’ll teach you how to be a first-class owl. Have YOU got what it takes?

This is my first non-fiction book, and it has been beautifully illustrated by Maddie Frost. It’s published by Walker Books (Candlewick Press in the US). To buy the book, click here.

Chosen for the Bank Street College of Education ‘Best Books of the Year’ list in 2022. Recipient of a Junior Library Guild ‘Gold Standard Selection’ Award. 

“A clever, owl-centric introduction to a familiar bird most readers have never seen” Kirkus Reviews

“This fun, humorous book explains scientific facts and is perfect for fans of owls and other birds… the format allows youngsters to effortlessly learn about this majestic animal. A good purchase for elementary school collections, for the ­vibrant illustrations and engaging text.”  School Library Journal

Readers learn so many astounding facts in a really approachable, engaging way…a superb title” Bookwagon

“This is a fabulous book about an owl school and learning about being an owl. I learned a lot… an amazing fact book” Mabel’s Book Reviews

“Picture book nonfiction at its most fun!”  Mom Read It

“A delightful book in which children learn about owls in a fun, interactive way… they will have so much fun reading this book, they won’t even realize they are learning facts about owls! Granite Media

Here’s a video of me and Maddie chatting about the creative process, and our favourite owls…