Kindergarten

Books for the Library Corner

Please Don't Feed the Bears
by Allan Fowler
(Science)
Childrens 1991 (32p)
Photographs accompany simple facts about bears.
Bears in Pairs
by Niki Yektai
(Math)
Bradbury 1987 (32p) Aladdin 1991 paper
Pairs of bears hurry to a little girl's tea party.
Bear and Baby
by Catherine and Laurence Anholt
Candlewick 1993 (24p)
An energetic girl and her bear go everywhere together.
Deep in the Forest
by Brinton Turkle
Dutton 1976 (32p) Puffin paper
In this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks lives in a frontier cabin.
You're a Genius, Blackboard Bear
by Martha Alexander
Candlewick 1995 (32p)
Anthony and his imaginary bear get ready to go to the moon.
Where's the Bear?
by Charlotte Pomerantz
(Multicultural)
Greenwillow 1984 (32p) Mulberry 1991 paper
A group of townspeople go into the woods looking for a bear.
Bears, Bears, Everywhere
by Rita Milios
Childrens 1988 (32p) also paper
Bears of all colors, shapes, and sizes appear in surprising places. Available in Spanish assos, sos, aqu’ y all’.
Sleepy Bear
by Lydia Dabcovich
(Science)
Dutton 1982 (32P) Puffin 1993 paper
A bear gets ready to hibernate, sleeps through the winter, and wakes up again in spring.
Are You There, Bear?
by Ron Maris
Greenwillow 1985 (32p) Puffin paper 1986
Stuffed animals in a child's darkened bedroom play hide-and-seek for Bear.
The Bear & the Fly
by Paula Winter
Crown 1987 (32p)
A fly wreaks havoc during dinner at a bear's house.
Bea's Four Bears
by Martha Weston
(Math)
Clarion 1992 (32p)
During the course of a busy day, Bea loses all four of her teddy bears.

Books for Teachers to Read Aloud

The Three Bears Holiday Rhyme Book
by Jane Yolen
Harcourt 1995 (32p)
Fifteen poems celebrate holidays from the point of view of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
A Kiss for Little Bear
by Else Holmelund Minarik
Harper 1968 (32p) also paper
In return for a picture he has drawn her, Grandmother sends Little Bear a kiss. Available in Spanish asUn beso para osito.
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
Viking 1948 (64) Puffin 1989 paper
A young girl and a bear cub get their mothers mixed up while picking blueberries.
Corduroy
by Don Freeman
(Multicultural)
Viking (32p) Puffin paper
A stuffed bear in a department store finds a home with a little girl. Available in Spanish asCorduroy.
A Pocket for Corduroy
by Don Freeman
(Multicultural)
Viking (32p) Puffin paper
At the laundromat, Corduroy realizes that he's missing a pocket. Available in Spanish as Un bosillo paraCorduroy.
My Brown Bear Barney in Trouble
by Dorothy Butler
Greenwillow 1992 (24p)
A girl and her bear have a busy week getting into all kinds of mischief.
Bear Shadow
by Frank Asch
Simon 1988 (32p) also paper
Bear tries to get rid of his shadow after it frightens away a fish he is trying to catch.
Bears in the Forest
by Karen Wallace
(Science)
Candlewick 1994 (32p)
Readers learn facts about bears as they follow in the footsteps of a mother bear and her cubs.
The Bear's Toothache
by David McPhail
Little 1972 (32p) also paper
A young boy helps a bear get rid of a toothache. Available in Spanish asAl oso le duelen las muelas.
Ask Mr. Bear
by Marjorie Flack
Macmillan 1932 (32p)
Mr. Bear gives Danny an idea for the perfect birthday gift for his mother.
Lost!
by David McPhail
Little 1993 (32p) paper
A little boy helps a bear from the country who gets lost in the city.

Books for Shared Reading

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
by Bill Martin, Jr.
Holt 1991 (24p)
The question “What do you hear?” is posed to a variety of zoo animals.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen
McElderry 1989 (32p)
A brave family sets out on a bear hunt. Available in Spanish asVamos a cazar un oso.
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
by Nancy White Carlstrom
Macmillan 1986 (32p) also paper
Catchy rhymes describe the different clothes Jesse Bear wears throughout the day.
Happy Birthday, Jesse Bear!
by Nancy White Carlstrom
Macmillan 1994 (32p)
Jesse Bear invites his friends to a party to celebrate his birthday.
This Is the Bear
by Sarah Hayes
Candlewick 1993 (32p) also paper
A boy sets out to rescue his bear who has been whisked away by the trash collector.
Jamberry
by Bruce Degan
Harper 1983 (32p) also paper
A boy and a bear go on a delicious berry-picking adventure together.
Floppy Teddy Bear
by Patricia Lillie
Greenwillow 1995 (32p)
A girl tries to keep her favorite teddy bear from the destructive hands of her younger sister.
Where's My Teddy?
by Jez Alborough
Candlewick 1992 (32p) also paper
A boy named Eddie and a bear mistake each other's teddy bears for their own.