I'm the king of eavesdropping. I can keep track of five different conversations. It comes in handy in restaurants, bookshops, and my school library.

Here’s what I overheard last week in the library:

Student A: Do you want me to help you find a book?

Student B: Sure.

Student A: Mr. Schu, do you think she would like graphic novels?

Mr. Schu: Yes, show her some of your favorites.

Student A: Have you read Owly?

Student B: No.

Student A: Come with me. I’ll show you Owly.

(Mr. Schu gives them their space, but keeps his ear turned toward the graphic novel section.)

Student A: Owly is about an adorable owl that goes on little adventures. He has two friends named Scampy and Wormy. It does not have very many words. I’ve read each book at least three times.

Student B: Thanks. I will check it out.

Thank you, Andy Runton, for getting my students excited about books.

Visit the Owly Store to buy magnets, buttons, hats, prints, and a handmade Owly purse.

Download a 30 page Owly lesson plan.

Andy Runton shows how he draws Owly.

Andy discusses Owly's first-ever animated adventure.

"Owly is a kind and gentle Owl." -Andy Runton

It reminds me of something you would see at Disney World. Thumbs up!

Are you jealous of my iPhone lock screen wallpaper? Download an Owly wallpaper.

Owly (Volume 6): A Fishy Situation will be released in November.

Borrow Owly from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Great Blog. I love the Owly links!

  2. Aw, thanks so much, Mr Schu! Owly and I really appreciate the kind words and support!!! ^,^

  3. @Andy--Thank you for telling Owly's story. We love him in my library.

  4. @Sandra--Thank you! Owly rocks!


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