Nanuk Flies Home by Christa Holtei
Captured by humans after trying to steal their food, a small, hungry polar bear cub realizes his dream--to fly. End notes provide facts about polar bears and describe how, during the month of October, several hundred polar bears gather in the small Canadian town of Churchill, near the Hudson Bay, to wait for the sea to freeze over.
My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers
Every summer on Chincoteague Island, there is an auction of ponies who have swum across the channel from Assateague, where ponies run free. If Julie works hard and saves her money all year, perhaps she can win the pony of her dreams, her very own Chincoteague pony.