Stellaluna, free book printable

Stellaluna free printable is an instant download on this post and has reading comprehension pages as well as Halloween coloring pages to print.


by Janell Cannon

Stellaluna is a very beautifully illustrated story which is rather like The Ugly Duckling.  In this story, Stellaluna is a baby bat who becomes separated from her mother when an owl swoops down.  The baby bat falls into a nest of baby birds and becomes the problem child.  The mother bird accuses Stellaluna of teaching her children bad behavior when she returns home and finds her baby birds dangerously hanging off the nest.  Stellaluna promises to behave by eating bugs which she finds distasteful, and to not hang from her feet.  Of course, this is very difficult.  Thankfully, mother bat escapes from the owl and finds Stellaluna.  Then, the baby bat may eat fruit and sleep hanging from her feet.  My favorite line is when the mother bat tells Stellaluna, “You’ll never have to eat another bug as long as you live.”  After all, Stellaluna is a fruit bat!  She even learns she is able to fly in the dark which also wasn’t allowed in the bird family.  Now she can be herself!

This is a multi-genre partly animal fiction and partly non-fiction book.  At the end of the book, bat facts are provided.  The differences between bats and birds are described throughout this story.  My FREE PDF work page helps children compare and contrast themselves to bats and birds (page photos below):  Stellaluna work pages and answer keys, free PDF

Stellaluna free printable

Happy reading, Carolyn

2018-08-25T16:04:19+00:00By |Categories: For Parents, For Teachers, Free, Pre-K thru Grade 2|Tags: , , |

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.


  1. Ms Jan 10/08/2011 at 3:57 pm

    We are having a”Stellaluna Day” this Friday. We will be reading the book and watching the movie. My class each year loves this book! It is also pajama day so sure we will enjoy!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 10/09/2011 at 8:56 am

      Dear Ms Jan: Oh, how very fun. Isn’t this a wonderful book? I’ll try to post some pajama day things soon! Thanks so much, Carolyn

  2. Tracee Orman 07/31/2011 at 7:47 am

    Oh, I absolutely love this book! I read it so many times to my son when he was younger. It IS such a beautifully illustrated book. I had completely forgotten about this one until I saw your post. Brings back such fond memories of my son sitting on my lap as we read (he is taller than me now, of course). 🙂 And what a wonderful download for teachers!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 07/31/2011 at 9:16 am

      Thanks for writing. I like writing this blog as the same kind of memories come back to me. Sitting and reading with young children provides lots of nice memories. Hey, it helps with their education, too. My son is a lawyer and my daughter is a CPA and I know reading to them so much helped them be great learners! Thanks, Tracee. Carolyn

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