I got hooked on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series after a great recommendation from a student. At first, I must admit, I was rather skeptical since I am not super into animals that talk but since I love fantasy, I thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did. This series hooked me right away; you can actually relate to the owls and you certainly want to know what will happen next. I got so into the series that I managed to read 3 of the books in 3 nights, which meant less sleep for sure, but it was worth it. The books are easy to read for all students, funny, and action packed. I would recommend them for any of the students in my room!
Pushed from his family’s nest by his older brother, barn owl Soren is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie’s. With new friend, clever and scrappy Gylfie, he uncovers is a training camp for the leader’s own nefarious goal.
Bottomline: Great read for any kid 3rd grade or up