- The Last Polar Bears
In this amusingly quirky chapter book, the late Horse (the Little Rabbit series) tracks an oddball expedition to find polar bears at the North Pole.
- One Bear Extraordinaire
With a backpack stuffed with musical instruments, “Bear was a rambling musician.
- MY BEST FRIEND BEAR
"Bear is so sad, he could cry.
- The Bear That Heard Crying
After four days, a community search party comes upon Sarah's footprints with bear tracks beside them, and concludes the worst: ``She's been torn to pieces!''
- Polar Bear Postman
Japanese artist Kijima sends a polar bear postmaster across rural Japan in search of a red-crowned crane chick who has been separated from his parents.
- Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear
"Believe it or not this teddy bear saved my life").
- Louisa Meets Bear: Fiction
But this book is so much more—at its heart is the torrid relationship between Louisa and Bear that, decades later, comes full circle in a remarkably revelatory way.
- Little Bear's Timeless Tales
Little Bear's Timeless Tales, adapted by Rita Balducci, illus.
- Teddy Bears Trick-Or-Treat
A trio of teddies hits the town in Teddy Bears' Trick or Treat by Sam Williams, illus. by Jacqueline McQuade.
- Tackylocks and the Three Bears
Tacky steals the show but not in the way he had hoped in Tackylocks and the Three Bears, the fifth title in the Tacky series by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger.
- Fuzzy Bear's Potty Book
Fuzzy Bear's Potty Book by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Krisztina Nagy, encourages little ones to make the transition: "It's time to use the potty my mom will teach me how!"
- GOOD NIGHT, BABY BEAR
In this hibernation tale, Mother Bear attempts to put down her cub for the winter.
- Country Bear's Surprise
A roly-poly bear's friends torment him by pretending to forget his birthday, ignoring his increasingly dramatic hints.
- The Big Brown Bear
Originally published in 1944, Georges Duplaix's The Big Brown Bear, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, recounts the fellow's run-in with a swarm of bees, despite his wife's warning to stay away from the hive.
- One Bear, One Dog
One Bear, One Dog by Paul Stickland also introduces animals one at a time, in a rhyming text ("One kitten,/ One goose,/ One monkey,/ One moose"); different colored print distinguishes each creature.