Bears

We're going on a Bear Hunt

By Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

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Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat. Ages 4-9.
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Bear that Heard Crying

By Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

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A fictionalized retelling of the true story of three-year-old Sarah Whitcher, who, in 1783, became lost in the woods of New Hampshire and was protected by a bear until her rescue four days later. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

By Nancy White-Carlstrom

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Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime.
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A Babysitter for Billy Bear

By Miriam Moss and Anna Currey (Illustrator)

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Billy Bear worries about several things when his mother goes out and leaves him with a babysitter for the first time.
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The Bear Books by Karma Wilson

Our family - with kids ages 3, 6, 9, and 11 - all love the "Bear books" written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. The first one, Bear Snores On, is the story of Bear, slumbering at the end of winter, and his woodland friends gathering in anticipation of his awakening. The artwork is wonderful and the text is lyrical, with wonderful repetition that the kids pick up on right away.

There are six Bear books currently. Here are the additional five titles, with lots of copies available for checking out at the library:

Bear Wants More

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Bear's New Friend

Bear Feels Sick

Bear Feels Scared

For more fun, visit Karma Wilson's Web site. In the teacher's section, she has ideas for activities and things to print out.

Don't Worry Bear

By Greg Foley

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When Caterpillar tells Bear that he is making a cocoon, Bear is worried. Will Caterpillar be safe? Caterpillar reassures Bear that they will see each other again when Caterpillar emerges from its cocoon. JE Fic Fol
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The Scared Little Bear: A-Not-Too-Scary Pop-up Book

By Keith Faulkner

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RRRAAGH! WHEEE! Who's making that horrible racket in the middle of the night? A lion? A stampeding elephant? ..." Sugested ages 4-7. JE Fic Fau.
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Just Like Daddy

By Frank Asch

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A very young bear describes all the activities he does during the day that are just like his daddy's. JE Fic Asc
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Who's That Knocking On Christmas Eve?

By Jan Brett

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A boy from Finnmark and his ice bear help scare away some hungry trolls so that Kyri and her father can enjoy their Christmas Eve meal.

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Papa's Latkes

By Jane Breskin Zalben

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Papa and the little bears make latkes for Chanukah. Includes the song "O Chanukah" and a recipe for latkes.

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