Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Themes: Fear, Getting Lost, Friendship, Character Development Perfect Library Read Aloud: making predictions, Rhyming and repetitive phrases makes this a good choral read.
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.