Meet "Owl Diaries" Creator Rebecca Elliott at EPL

We are delighted to partner with Evanston Public Library to provide a rare chance to meet Rebecca Elliott, author and illustrator of the wildly popular early chapter book series Owl Diaries! She will be flying here from England to read from her latest Owl Diaries book, show how she draws Eva the Owl, answer audience questions, and sign books! This event is free, but registration is required! Registration begins June 25! Please register in person, online, or by calling 847-448-8610. This program is recommended for kids just starting to read the earliest chapter books!

Praise for the Owl Diaries:

"Bright and colorful digital illustrations, large type, frequent speech bubbles and a familiar story make this accessible to emerging readers. This series promises to fill a niche for [new readers.] Keep flapping, Eva!" -- Kirkus 

"Appealing visuals (the text and art are set against the lined pages of Eva's diary), punny dialogue, a few pratfalls, and Eva's unflagging enthusiasm make for lively reading." -- Publishers Weekly 

Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many children's books, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night. She wrote and illustrated the Owl Diaries series, Just Because, and Zoo Girl (which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal). She lives with her family in the countryside of Suffolk, England. Visit her at

Event date: 

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) Cover Image
By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338163032
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 27th, 2018

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Eva's Treetop Festival: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545683623
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 6th, 2015

This adorable early chapter book series is perfect for young girls who love friendship stories starring animal characters!