The USA Today’s bestselling series, Owl Diaries, is a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Rebecca Elliott. The language used in the books is kept simple to help young readers understand the context without difficulty.
Some interesting wordplay, such as ‘Winglish’ instead of English and ‘owlementary’ instead of elementary, has been used to make the books unique and exciting.
In addition to these, the books are well illustrated with beautiful images and vibrant colors, which makes Eva’s Diary look more like a scrapbook.
The intended audience of this series is young children, typically in the age group of 5-7 years. Owl Diaries is a great choice when it comes to promoting reading habits in children.
Rebecca Elliott’s Biography
Rebecca Elliott is an English writer and illustrator, popular for her work in the children’s books Owl Diaries and Unicorn Diaries, which are ranked in USA Today’s Bestselling list.
Rebecca has illustrated books like Kiss and Kiss Goodnight. Some other books she has worked on as a writer and illustrator include Just Because, and Zoo Girl. She has worked on more than 30 children’s books so far.
Rebecca Elliott lives in England with her family. Owl Diaries, her ongoing book series, has sold approximately 6 million copies worldwide.
Who is Eva?
The main character of the series, Eva Wingdale, is a young and stylish owlet who lives in a treehouse in the woods. She wears jaunty berets and cute sneakers.
Eva attends Treetop Owlementary School. She also has a pet bat, whom she calls Baxter. Eva dislikes a few things, like her brother, Humphrey’s stinky socks, the slug sandwiches her mother prepares for her, and her monotonous routine after school.
One day, she receives a diary and decides to write about the important events that happen in her life, and her thoughts about them.
Owl Diaries Books in Order
The first book in the series is titled Eva’s Treetop Festival. There are 17 books in the series. The 17th book is titled Eva in the Band. The series is ongoing.
The 18th book titled The Nature Club, will be released this year. The paperback editions of all the books contain around 80 pages.
It was released on January 6, 2015, and it contains 11 chapters in the form of 11 entries in Eva’s diary.
Eva hates boredom. The same things happen in her life after school. Spring has arrived and she wants to do something new.
She decides to organize a ‘Bloomtastic’ festival at Treetop Owlementary School, where she studies. She has exciting ideas about the events that will take place at the festival.
A lot of things need to be arranged, and Eva plans to do everything alone. But as the date of the festival draws near, things become difficult to handle.
Will Eva have to ask everyone to lend her a hand, even her rival, Sue Clawson, to make the festival a success?
Eva Sees a Ghost was originally published on 26th May 2015.
It all begins after Eva’s teacher, Miss Featherbottom, tells her class a scary story. Eva sees something white floating above her and believes that she has seen a ghost. But there’s a problem.
Nobody in her class believes her. Even her best friend, Lucy thinks that Eva has difficulty distinguishing between imagination and reality.
One night, Eva and Lucy set up equipment and decide to stay awake till dawn to catch the ghost. Will they manage to do it?
It was first published on January 5, 2016.
Miss Featherbottom is getting married, and the whole class is invited. Eva decides to create a Wedding Planners Club. But before her teacher walks down the aisle, her necklace goes missing.
Eva will have to turn her wedding planners club into a detective club to help Miss Featherbottom find her missing necklace. Can she find the necklace in time?
Eva and the New Owl was originally published on 10th May 2016.
Eva is a fun-loving owlet who likes talking to new animals. A new owl named Hailey joins her class, and Eva wants to befriend her. But Hailey seems to prefer Eva’s best friend Lucy’s company more.
She becomes friends with Lucy, which makes Eva feel left out. She even feels a little jealous of Lucy. Will Hailey and Lucy’s friendship make Eva lose her best friend?
Warm Hearts Day was first released on October 25, 2016.
Warm Hearts Day is approaching, and there will be a huge celebration in the Old Oak Tree. Eva is super excited. Plus, she loves crafting so much!
She prepares homemade gifts and treats for all her friends. But soon before the celebration, Eva realizes that she forgot to prepare gifts for her family. Can she prepare the gifts in time?
Baxter is Missing was first released on May 30, 2017.
A renowned author decides to pay Treetopolis a visit. Eva and her friends need to write a story and share it with the author. She is excited to start writing her story but then something goes horribly wrong.
Baxter, Eva’s pet bat, goes missing, and now all she can think about is her missing pet. The deadline to submit her story keeps getting closer.
Her friends search for the bat too, but it is nowhere to be found. Eva hangs Missing posters, but they are of no help. Will she find Baxter and manage to submit her story in time?
The Wildwood Bakery was released on October 31, 2017.
Eva has a friend named Macy. Macy’s little sister cannot fly because her wings are too small. Eva’s class decides to help her get a flying chair, but to do that, they need a lot of money.
Half of the owls, including Eva, decide to open a bakery shop, whereas the other half open up a candy shop. But soon they forget their purpose and competition between the two shops become more important.
Eva needs to remind everyone that teamwork is crucial to achieving their goal. Can she get the other owls to work together?
Eva and the Lost Pony was released on February 27th, 2018.
A storm is approaching, and it can hit Treetopolis at any time. Meanwhile, Eva and her classmates need to take the Owl Oath, which is a promise to protect and be kind to other animals in the forest.
But to take the Oath, she must submit a project first. Eva is concerned for everyone’s safety as the storm approaches.
She finds a lost pony and tries to help it reach home. But the rain outside is obscuring her vision and the wind is making it difficult for her to fly.
Will Eva be able to help the lost pony and manage to take the Owl Oath?
Eva’s Big Sleepover was released on August 28th, 2018.
Eva’s birthday is coming, and she is super excited! She invites her friends for a sleepover. All arrangements for the big night have been made, but there’s one problem.
Eva’s classmate Sue doesn’t want to come. Eva cannot think of a proper reason why Sue doesn’t feel like coming. Is she really not interested in the sleepover, or is it her anxiety?
Eva needs to find out the truth and help Sue overcome her fears to make the party perfect.
Eva and Baby Mo came out on February 26th, 2019.
Baby Mo is Eva’s little brother, and she needs to babysit him. To make things exciting, Eva and her classmates arrange for a puppet show, make bug candy snacks, and prepare a song to help baby Mo sleep.
However, Eva quickly discovers that caring for a baby is a difficult task.
Putting Mo to sleep becomes a challenge. Can she help him sleep before his parents are back?
On July 30, 2019, the Trip to the Pumpkin Farm was released.
Eva is very excited because she and her classmates are going on a field trip to Poppy’s Pumpkin Farm.
They put up a huge Thank-you pumpkin on display every year. But on the second day of the trip, the pumpkin goes missing.
Eva and her friends turn to detectives to find the missing pumpkin. Will Eva manage to find it before the holiday party begins?
Eva’s Campfire Adventure was released on December 26th, 2019.
Eva and her classmates are going on a fun camping trip. She spends a lot of time enjoying the tasty snacks and pitching the tents. The class is assigned the task of making an invention.
While working on it, Eva gets carried away by the story of Nellie Wingdale and her treasure, which is buried somewhere in the forest.
Eva and her friends forget about the assignment and go on a treasure hunt. Can she find the treasure and, more importantly, finish her assignment?
Eva in the Spotlight was published on August 4, 2020.
Treetop Owlementary School is arranging a play, and Eva and her classmates are playing roles in it.
They are excited about learning their lines and rehearsing their parts. But Eva finds out that her classmate, Sue, will be playing the lead role.
She is afraid that Sue’s role might overshadow her performance. Will Eva get a chance to shine in this play?
Eva at the Beach was released on 2nd February 2021.
It is summer and Eva is excited about going to the beach. Lucy, her best friend, joins her.
They have a lot of fun at the beach, making sandcastles and seashell necklaces. But Eva is afraid to go swimming. She is scared of the predators that live in the sea, such as sharks.
But after listening to the story of the Mermowls and seeing her classmate Sue swim, Eva thinks about giving it a try. Can she overcome her fear and enjoy her time at the beach?
Eva’s New Pet was first published on September 29, 2021.
Eva wants to get a new pet, but she is not sure what pet she should get. Her pet needs to be cute, friendly, and most important of all, it should get along with Baxter.
Eva’s best friend Lucy comes up with a wild idea. She suggests that Eva should pet-sit her classmates to figure out which pet to get.
She accepts the idea and tries to look after a variety of animals, like a tortoise, a goldfish, and even a bumblebee.
However, these events become chaotic and are of little help to Eva.Can Baxter help Eva find her new pet?
Get Well, Eva, the 16th volume in the Owl Diaries series, was released on March 1, 2022.
Eva plays a game of wingball and accidentally injures her wing. She was taken to the hospital, and now she needs to wear a sling for a week.
This means she cannot write in her diary until she recovers completely. But her family and friends have come forward to write for her while she rests.
This book was published on December 6, 2022.
The Woodlandstock Music Festival is here, and Eva is ready to rock. But soon a problem arises. The music band that was supposed to perform cannot make it in time.
What can Eva do? She comes up with the idea to form her own band. She and her friends start making arrangements, but everything needs to be ready before the festival starts.
Plus, there is an important question pending, who will be the band’s lead singer?
The publication of Volume 18 is due on May 2, 2023.
There will be a Nature Day party soon, and Eva’s class is busy preparing for it.
Their teacher, Mrs. Featherbottom, divides the class into two clubs and assigns them the task of coming up with ideas to help the planet. But Eva is sad because she is separated from her best friends, Lucy and Hailey.
She discovers fascinating facts about her club members while attempting to adjust to them. She also finds out that there is another member of the club who has been separated from a friend, just like Eva.
This is yet to be released.