What I love about Janet Halfmann's books is that she takes a nonfiction subject and makes it accessible to the youngest of readers. Home in the Cave (Sylvan Dell Publishing) is a recent project that does just that.
With beautiful art by award-winning illustrator Shennen Bersani, At Home In The Cave tells the story of Baby Bat, who falls from his perch and is befriended by another cave dweller, Pluribus the Packrat. Together they explore the cave and Baby Bat meets all the other animals that rely on bats and realizes the part he plays in helping preserve the other cave dwellers. This story of love, friendship and community has such heart and warmth. A must for any young, inquisitive reader.