When Bear loses his hat, he patiently asks the animals he comes across if they have seen it, and just as he is about to give up his search, a deer helps him remember exactly where he left his beloved hat. IL: K-3 RL: 1.4
Owl Moon (Yolen) - Caldecott Medal book about a little girl going owling with her father for the first time (owling is just bird-watching, but at night for owls). The illustrations are lovely, and the story is neat too. Great for kids who are interested in birds, a good winter book, and a book about an unusual hobby.