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{The Wildwood Bakery: Rebecca Elliott}The Wildwood Bakery by Rebecca Elliott
Series: Owl Diaries
Published by Scholastic Press on October 31, 2017
Genres: Childrens, Graphic Novels
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – 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 friend Macy has a little sister who can’t fly on her own. So Eva’s class decides to raise money to buy her a super-cool flying chair! Half of the class opens a bakery to raise the money. The other half opens a candy store. Soon the owls are competing to see whose shop can make the most money. But they will all need to work together to raise enough money for the special chair. Can Eva get everyone to work as a team?

{My thoughts} – Eva and her classmates decide they won’t to open up a bakery and a candy shop. They decide they will use the funds earned to help a classmates sister get a special chair she needs to help her fly.

The first night they are open they earn enough for the chair. The second night both shops merge together after working out their differences and earn enough to buy the needed things for a sports team at school that needed new equipment.

I really like how these books all have lessons in them. Most of the time the owls aren’t fully getting along but in the end they set aside their differences and work things out for the greater good.

I really enjoy these books. They are colorful, simple stories that are easy to understand. They each have a small lesson that ends with discussion questions. The discussion questions can be used to determine how much of the story the reader fully understood.

I recommend these books for any child that enjoys reading and wants to read about owls. These books are fun but also contain facts about owls withing their pages too. I think any child would enjoy having these books added to their book collection.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.