Books For Independent Reading

Books for the Library Corner

newBe Gentle!
by Virginia Miller
Candlewick 1997 (32p)
After his new kitten hides from him, Barthlomew the bear learns to be gentle when playing with him.
newOne Bear, One Dog
by Paul Strickland
Dutton 1997 (24p)
A playful bear leads a group of animals through counting by one, and a mylar mirror on the final page allows the reader to become part of the group.
Follow the Leader
by Miela Ford
Greenwillow 1996 (32p)
Cavorting in the snow at a zoo, two polar bears play a game of follow the leader.
Bear Play
by Miela Ford
Greenwillow 1995 (32p)
Photographs show two polar bear cubs frolicking in the water at a zoo.
The Happy Day
by Ruth Krauss
Harper 1949 (32p) also paper
A bear and other woodland animals wake from their winter slumber to discover a flower blooming in the snow. Available in Spanish as Un día feliz.
Bears, Bears, and More Bears
by Jackie Morris
Barron's 1995 (24p)
Brief text describes different kinds of bears and the things they do in this simple science book.

Books for Teacher Read Aloud

newSmall Bear Lost
by Martin Waddell
Candlewick 1996 (32p)
Left behind on a train, the resourceful Small Bear sets off to find his way home and has a number of adventures.
newPrince Peter and the Teddy Bear
by David McKee
Farrar 1997 (32p)
The only thing Prince Peter wants for his birthday is a teddy bear, but the king and queen have other ideas.
The Bear Who Didn't Like Honey
by Barbara Maitland
Orchard 1997 (32p)
When a bear cub who is taunted by his siblings as being a “scaredy bear” rescues a smaller cub from his precarious perch in a tree, he proves that he is a brave bear after all.
You and Me, Little Bear
by Martin Waddell
Candlewick 1996 (32p)
When Big Bear realizes that spending time with Little Bear is just as important as working, he joins Little Bear for a game of hide-and-seek.
This Is the Bear and the Bad Little Girl
by Sarah Hayes
Candlewick 1995 (32p)
When a mischievous little girl steals a boy's teddy bear from a restaurant, the boy's dog comes to the rescue.
A Bear for Miguel
by Elaine Marie Alphin
Harper 1996 (64p)
María trades her stuffed bear to help her family get the things they need at the market.
Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear
by Nancy White Carlstrom
Simon 1996 (32p)
Jesse Bear counts everything from sticks to stars and bubbles to Band-Aids in these rhyming poems.

Books for Shared Reading

newBears at the Beach: Counting Ten to Twenty
by Niki Yektai
Millbrook 1996 (30p)
From putting up ten umbrellas to building twenty sand castles, a group of bears enjoy a day at the beach.
newBearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover
by Bernard Waber
Houghton 1997 (40p)
When Bearsie Bear opens his door to let Moosie Moose in on a cold winter night, a succession of animals follow Moosie in this cumulative story.
by Gail Jorgensen
Scholastic 1997 (32p)
After a pesky, buzzing fly dive-bombs her birthday cake, Bertha the bear causes a ruckus by chasing the fly.
Bearobics: A Hip-Hop Counting Story
by Vic Parker
Viking 1997 (32p)
When a bear turns on his boom box and starts exercising to music, kangaroos, penguins, gorillas and other animals in numbers from one to ten come out to bop and shoowap along with him
“I Don't Care!” Said the Bear
by Colin West
Candlewick 1996 (24p)
The only animal that a big bear is afraid of is the little mouse that's following him.
The Three Bears
by Byron Barton
Harper 1991 (32p)
Bold, brightly colored pictures enliven a simple version of a favorite story.
It's the Bear!
by Jez Alborough
Candlewick 1994 (32p)
While picnicking in the woods, Eddie and his mom run into a very big and very hungry bear.

Now Available in Paperback

newYou're a Genius, Blackboard Bear
by Martha Alexander
newThis Is the Bear and the Bad Little Girl
by Sarah Hayes
Bears in the Forest
by Karen Wallace
Please Don't Feed the Bears
by Alan Fowler
Ask Mr. Bear
by Marjorie Flack
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen

Now Available as a Big Book

Sleepy Bear
by Lydia Dabcovich
Please Don't Feed the Bears
by Alan Fowler
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
by Bill Martin, Jr.
by Don Freeman
A Pocket for Corduroy
by Don Freeman
Bear Shadow
by Frank Asch

Now Available in Spanish

Where's My Teddy? (¿Donde esta mi osito?)
by Jez Alborough