Are you looking for beautiful, feel-good picture books with a lovable cast of characters? Then look no further than author Karma Wilson and illustrator Jane Chapman's Bear series!
These books are some of my favorite children's picture books and I come back to them time and time again. Whether it's a bedtime story for my nephew or a storytime read at the library, Bear and his friends are always my go-to.
The lyrical rhyming text and repeating phrases make for an easy read and the large, colorful and detailed illustrations are enough to keep even the youngest mind's attention. Not to mention that with so many books in the series, there's a bear for almost any occasion!
Bear Snores On - On a winter night the animals gather in sleeping Bear's den to party. He wakes to find he's missed the fun.
Bear Wants More - With spring in the air, Bear wakes to find he's hungry while his friends help him find the best treats.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas - Though he should be hibernating, Bear wants to stay awake for the holiday. His friends help.
Bear's New Friend - There's a new friend in the forest, who could it be?
Bear Feels Sick - When Bear gets sicks, his friends do his best to keep him company.
Bear Feels Scared - When a storm has Bear lost in the woods, his friends come to his rescue!
Bear's Loose Tooth - Bears tooth is loose and his friends want to help it fall out.
Bear Says Thanks - Bear's lonely & his cupboard is bare, but when his friends join him, they all have something to be thankful for.
Bear Can't Sleep - It's hibernation time but Bear just can't sleep. How will his friends help?
And if you're looking to start learning some basic concepts, Bear can help with that too with three books that cover colors, counting and opposites!