Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
Little Bear series
by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
These simple, comforting stories about a little bear, his family, and his friends, are wonderful bedtime read-alouds to share with your own little bear.
Bear Snores On
by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
Bear is woken up from his winter sleep when his friends have a party in his den and he is upset thinking that he has missed the party!
Brave Bitsy and the Bear
by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
A small stuffed rabbit and a large brown bear come to each other's rescue in this sweet story set in the wintertime woods.
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
One day, Ted needed a doctor. He couldn't find one, so he became one! Now he is busy diagnosing-- but after he tries to give the principal a shot for his bad breath, he's out of a job. But soon an accident at recess gives Doctor Ted a chance to prove himself! This book is, in a word, hilarious.
written and illustrated by Don Freeman
One of my favorite books about bears is Don Freeman's classic, Corduroy. It is the story of a teddy bear who lives on a shelf in a large department store. He is sad until he is brought home by little Lisa, who mends his shoulder strap and lets him live with her. This heartwarming story is also available in a 40th anniversary edition. The simple illustrations by Caldecott award winner Freeman beautifully convey feelings of sadness and joy to young children.
The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner
written by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
J FICTION MILNE
My Friend Bear
written and illustrated by Jez Alborough
Eddie's in for the surprise of his life when he discovers that his teddy bear has grown much too big to cuddle! But there's fun in store when Eddie meets up with a real bear who has just the opposite problem.
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