About the Book:   A Tale of Kindness and Friendship. Owlivia is a new owl in the neighborhood and lonely. As she flies over a group of small Burrowing Owls, she sees them playing in the burrow. She tries to make friends with them, but they refuse because she looks different. Even so, Owlivia does acts of kindness for the owls, and saves a baby owl from great danger. The other owls are thankful to Owlivia for her kindness. Friendships prevail even when individuals look different. Resources for teachers, parents, and children about empathy, kindness, and friendship are included at the end of the book.


January 2020 - 100 Years of Horror Films; by Robert Messier

February 2020 - Fatal Ambition; by Don Farmer

March 2020 - The Phony Hermit; edited by Betsy Perdichizzi

April 2020 - Dementia: Up Close & Personal by Shirley Woolaway

​May 2020 - Still Pedaling by Pauline Hayton

​June 2020 - A Clearing In The Clouds by Joan Fox Peppe

​July 2020 - Hannah's Courage by Molly Jebber

​August 2020 - Five for Freedom by Mike Eckers

September 2020 -  Overboard by Rich Goldhaber

October 2020 -  Accident by Joanne Tailele

November 2020 - But You Don't Look Like Me by Dr. Dolores Burton

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About the Author: ​ Dr. Dolores Burton is an award-winning author of seven books. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, she worked nationally and internationally to improve teaching and learning for students of all ages. Her writing reflects her passion for helping all students succeed. Among her other books, Her picture books: But You Don’t Look Like Me!; Bully Billy Is Back! The Burrowing Owls Are Worried; Big Bad Barry: Does He Really Want to Be a Bully?; and NEW hard cover But You Don’t Look Like Me! A Tale of Kindness and Friendship use owl characters to demonstrate kindness, acceptance of individual differences and research based anti-bullying strategies.