- Nanuk the Ice Bear
Cornell’s Dream Boxes) examines the life of Nanuk, a polar bear (or “ice bear,” as she refers to her), against a changing polar landscape.
- BIG BEAR BALL
The bears believe everyone needs to boogie—on the forest floor and atop the tree trunks: "Now thump those stumps/ and wake the moles," proclaims the fiddling bear who serves as both the dance caller and narrator.
- My Little Polar Bear
“Am I a polar bear?”
- The Bear Who Wasn't There
Despite the title, the increasingly frustrated narrator of this lighthearted metafictional tale clearly expects a bear to show up: there are bear footprints all over the pages.
- Where Is Bina Bear?
It’s a tender tribute to both lone wolves (er, bears) and the beings who love them.
- Three Bears Rhyme Book
This collection of 15 poems, ranging from the expected ("Porridge") to the unexpected ("How to Bathe a Bear"--in eight easy steps), is inspired by a friendship between Goldilocks and the three bears; candy-colored portraits depict the characters in everyday activities.
- Little Bear Gets Dressed
Youngsters can learn how to prepare for school, the playground and more with Little Bear Gets Dressed by Jane Brett, illus. by Amanda Bartlett.
- You and Me, Little Bear
The heroes of Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
- My Friend Bear
, Jez Alborough's My Friend Bear (1998) returns as a board book.
- Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear
Pull-tabs and pop-ups jazz up Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear: A Pop-up Book by Hans de Beer, adapted from the picture book about a polar bear transported far from home (North-South, $15.95, ages 5-8 ISBN 1-55858-438-2 Nov.). q
- Where's the Bear? Board Book
Barton's bright artwork also brings humor to a spare, repetitive text in Where's the Bear?
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The pivotal scene when Goldilocks faces the bears is a wonderfully detailed tableau.
- A Friend for Little Bear
A bored teddy bear living on a desert island starts collecting flotsam, and is delighted when a playmate, in the form of a wooden horse, drifts by.
- Country Bear's Good Neighbor
Still, for both author and artist, this is a sweet debut, which includes a recipe for ``Country Bear's Good Neighbor Cake.''
- Egyptian Polar Bear CL
A strong current sweeps the bear from his Arctic home to the Egyptian court of the lonely boy king Rahotep, who quickly elects Nanook the Royal Playmate.