Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman originally published by Random House in 1960 is still a great book for beginning readers. Written on an end of first grade reading level, this book contains many sight words and a simple storyline that will engage early readers and listeners. Are You My Mother? tells the story of a newly hatched baby bird whose mother is off searching for food. The baby bird falls from his nest and begins his journey to find his mother. He comes across many animals including a kitten and a hen, but they aren't his mother. Just when the baby bird thinks he will never find his mother he meets "Snort" who just so happens to take him back to his nest, where he finally meets his mother.