Bear Books

Bear Tales to Find and LoveThe Very Cranky Bear, Berenstain Bears All Aboard!, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and The Berestain Bears Don't Pollute in a fanned out stack on wooden floor

  • What: Bear books for kids
  • When: 6 months to 8 years
  • Why: Keep kids entertained, expand on a theme
  • Where: Amazon

If you want to expand on the teddy bear theme going around, why not check out some of these excellent literary accompaniments? From board books with sliding flaps to classic tales of siblings, you can find something for everyone, with or without going on a bear hunt of your own. All of these books make great gifts, especially when paired with a stuffed bear of your choosing.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? board book with sliding flaps by Bill Martin Jr illustrated byEric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: This classic tale has each colorful animal inquiring about the next one. This book works great for toddlers, but can also be used for older kids to practice sight words and early reading skills. Each page uses the same simple question and answer setup that delights young ones and reinforces skills for older children.

The Berenstain Bears All Aboard! easy reader and The Berenstain Bear Don't Pollute

Berenstain Bears: You can find almost any subject as the theme for one of the many Berenstain Bears books. These tales of the bear family have been around for years, and cover everything from big transitions like moving or adding a baby to the family to smaller issues like eating too much junk food, having a messy room, and going on a picnic. They come in a wide variety of formats, from board books, easy readers, and picture books.

The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

Very Cranky Bear: The very cranky bear has four unwelcome visitors during his long nap. Find out what happens when each of the four offer suggestions and ways to turn a grumpy bear into a new friend. The cute illustrations and distinct personalities of these characters will delight both young and old.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: This book follows the same pattern as the classic children’s folk song. Kids adventuring on a bear hunt must overcome various obstacles, like tall grass, and oozing mud, to find the bear, only to discover a bigger surprise.


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