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Anno, Mitsumasa
Look carefully at every page because animals, birds, and people are hidden in the pictures.

Brett, Jan
Berlioz the bear is going to be late for the ball if the donkey doesn't move!The donkey doesn't move until a bee stings him -- then they get to the ball in no time!

Keller, Holly
Joey gets a big package for Christmas from Grandma. Joey's mom hides the package but Joey finds it and ends up tearing the teddy bear. He is depressed, but in the end, his mom fixes the bear.

Gammell, Stephen
A bear who hibernates every year in the winter, decides that this winter he was going to wake up for Christmas. To his surprise, when he wakes up it is wonderful. He met a special guy dressed in a red suit that took him around to see things. The bear did not know it was Santa Claus.

Monsell, Helen A.
Paddy the bear discovers Christmas. He asks his parents, uncle, and aunt for the meaning of Christmas. Each of them gives a different answer, but it is his mother who knows the true meaning of Christmas.

Rascal
A dwarf, Duke, listens to a bear, Oregon, and releases him into the forest. They have a long journey there together but eventually make it.

Margolis, Richard J.
A bear sees his friend, Mr. Mole, at the bottom of a well. The bear rounds up his friends to rescue Mr. Mole.

Sheldon, Dyan
Brenda loses her teddy bear, Pete, on a bus. She thinks he's gone forever, but soon starts to receive postcards from him. Pete is traveling all over the world and having many adventures. He soon realizes he misses Brenda too much and returns home.

Schoenherr, John
A young bear wakes one morning to find that his mother is gone. He goes through many adventures trying to find her and learns to live on his own.

Rosen, Michael
A group of bear hunters must go through grass, a river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm and a cave before they even see a bear. After finding it, the bear chases them back into their homes.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
A collection of four short stories about Little Bear who goes on imaginary adventures that his mother tells him about.

Turkle, Brinton
This picture book illustrates a story similar to that of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When a little girl and her parents go out, a bear goes into their house and eats their food, sits on their chairs, and sleeps in their beds. (wordless book)

du Bois, William Pene
The bears in Koala Park are not nice to each other. They have a party and make up. After the costume party, they do not recognize each other so they all keep part of their costumes on to recognize each other.

Harrison, Ted
A Northern Alphabet provides many examples of people, places, animals and objects under each letter. It also displays an accurate representation of northern life throughout the year.

Hobbs, Will
It is spring, and all the bears are out except one. Short Tail decides to go find the one they call the Great Bear. He quickly tries climbing the mountains and goes to sleep, where he often finds the Great One in his dream. The Great One is so impressed by Short Tail's respect, that he shares an important secret.

Marino, Dorothy
On his way camping, Buzzy meets three different creatures and learns how they do certain things. This helps him find his way home.

Day, Alexandra
Frank and Ernest run Mrs. Miller's diner for a few days while she is out of town. Mrs. Miller is nervous at first because there is a lot of responsiblity in running a diner. Frank and Ernest do a great job and have a lot of fun too.

Ets, Marie Hall
A curious boy finds an animal talent contest in the middle of the forest. Since none of the animals could laugh, the little boy wins the contest.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
What would you do if you lived at the zoo?Would you stay with the lions and tigers or would you hang with the monkeys?How would you talk to the animals at the zoo?Take a trip to this zoo and find out just exactly what you would do if you live at a zoo.

Kasza, Keiko
When an elephant walks he scares the bear, who scares the crocodile, who scares the wild hog then the cycle continues.

Hurwitz, Johanna
There are six stories in this book. Russel is entering kindergarten. On the first day of school, he plays a joke on his teacher. Russel, the adventureous and creative lad that he is, makes up stories and learns how to ride his bike.

Watanabe, Shigeo
Bear asks his father to take him to the swimming pool on a hot day. At first Bear is frightened but then he realizes that swimming is fun.

Riddell, Chris
When a young boy encounters a harmless playful bear, the two become best friends. They go back to Ben's house and eat lunch, dance, and clean up their mess. Then the bear goes home and tells the boy that they will have lunch at his house the next day.

McCloskey, Robert
Little Sal is picking blueberries with her mom and she wanders off. She finds a bear who is looking for her baby. The bear and Sal wander around together to help the bear find her baby and Sal find her mom.

P. Feiffer, Jules
Oh no, a little girl lost her teddy bear!Her family doesn't have time to help her, so she becomes a detective. In the process of searching for her bear, she finds many of her other missing toys before finding her bear.

McClung, Robert M.
A bear cub discovers the dangers and delights of the forest. The cub learns to hunt, fish, hibernate, and eventually chooses a mate.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
For Jesse, Halloween is an exciting time to carve pumpkins, trick or treat, and scare others. With confidence, Jesse trick or treats but soon gets frightened by all the many costumes. With his own mask he overcomes his fear and scares everyone else. What a scare, Jesse Bear!

Carlstrom, Nancy White
Join Jesse Bear on his trip to an amusement park. Jesse Bear counts everything from his shoes to the bumper cars to the stars in the sky.

du Bois, William Pene
At Koala Park, grasshoppers are eating all of the food. The koala bears are without food and don't know what to do. They get help from the kangaroos and find circus equipment. They put on a show.

McPhail, David
During his lessons on how to be a bear, a young bear discovers his love for drawing. As he grows he continues to practice, getting encouragement from his mother, his teacher, and most of all from himself.

Murphy, Jill
Mr. Bear, Mrs. Bear, and Baby Bear were all tired so they went to bed. Mr. Bear could not fall asleep, so he tried sleeping in many different places. Everywhere he went there were noises that bothered him.

Degen, Bruce
A boy and his bear friend love berries. They rhyme about berry picking while walking in the forest and decide what they are going to do with their berries.

Hellsing, Lennart
Little Bear and Big Bear bite on a seed when eating. They go out and decide to plant the seed. It grows and grows. Then it becomes their home. The bears enjoy some wild adventures together as their relationship grows stronger and stronger.

Margolis, Richard J.
As big bear catches a fish to eat, the fish says he will grant him three wishes if bear does not eat him. On his third wish, the bear wishes for a friend, then realizes the fish is his friend and he cannot eat him.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
For Jesse Bear, every month has a fun activity or holiday to celebrate. From January to December, Jesse Bear wishes his family and friends many special moments.

Lewis, J. Patrick
Honeypot Bear and Commodore Mouse set sail to visit the La-di-da Hare on the Island of Oh. Upon arriving, the duo is greeted warmly by the Hare who insists they wear native Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts!Bear and Mouse have so much fun together that they decide to stay with the La-di-da Hare and together admire the beauty of the Island of Oh.

Vincent, Gabrielle
This is a picture book about two friends, a bear and a mouse. Together they make a quilt out of fabric samples found in the garbage. When they realize only one of them can use the quilt, they make another one.

Hest, Amy
On a dark and stormy night, Sam's mother puts him to bed in their cozy little house. After a bedtime story and a glass of warm milk, Sam needs a kiss goodnight.

Goodall, John S.
Paddy's evening out turns out to be very active and full of mishaps.

Goodall, John S.
Paddy takes a dip in the ocean. Paddy has many escapades and encounters with deep sea monsters, but also finds a treasure.

Ada, Alma Flor
Through a series of letters between friends, we learn the stories of Goldilocks, The Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter Rabbit.

Flack, Marjorie
Danny asked severl animals what he could give his mother for a gift. The animals did not know, but told him to find Mr. Bear and he would know. Mr. Bear had the perfect gift - a hug!

Nims, Bonnie
A young bear travels through kitchens, parks, and grocery stores to view the city.

Willard, Nancy
Friendship is very important to this little rabbit who wants to nap with his bear friend. Unfortunately for the rabbit, he learns he cannot rest as long and as peacefully as the bear can. He learns that he is meant to be free doing somersaults downhill in the snow.

Hewitt, Kathryn
Noah builds a boat to sail two of every animal for forty days and forty nights. It starts out as a pleasure trip until the rain becomes a problem. All the animals fight but in the end, they learn a valuable lesson never to be forgotten again.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Everytime Jason Bear does something terrific, he gives himself a star. He soon realizes that his behavior is ruining his friendships. Thus, Jason Bear decides to change.

Dabcovich, Lydia
A bear is luckily in hibernation when a hunter comes to look for him, but wakes up when spring returns.

Gregory, Valiska
Three mythical stories told by a wise old bear help a mourning king go on with his life after his wife, the queen, dies.

Marino, Dorothy
Buzzy bear helps his father work on their garden. After making so many mistakes, Buzzy finally catches on and turns out to be a good gardener.

Corey, Dorothy
Rabbit must first go to all his friends' birthday parties before it is time for his birthday again. Rabbit is impatient waiting but then happy when his own party day comes.