Thematic Reading List: 10 Beary Good Books for Ages 4 to 8
If your child loves reading about bears, have you picked up any of these from your local library? These are great for bear lovers ages 4 to 8. All books were published between 2008-2018.
|Believe me, Goldilocks Rocks!: the story of the three bears as told by Baby Bear
By: Nancy Loewen
Baby Bear, who wants to be called Sam, tells the true story of what happened when he and his parents went for a walk while their porridge cooled.
|Kite Day: a Bear and Mole story
By: Will Hillenbrand
Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy there are unexpected consequences for some birds.
|Bumble: the little bear with big ideas!
By: Marni McGee
Grandma is ill, so bumble decides to help out. But when Bumble starts picking flowers and painting Grandma’s front door, she’s in for a big surprise.
By: Kevin Henkes
When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.
|A Bedtime for Bear
By: Bonny Becker
A small but effervescent overnight guest tries the patience of a curmudgeonly bear who needs absolute quiet to fall asleep.
By: Kadir Nelson
As Baby Bear tries to find his way home through the forest, he asks many different woodland creatures for help and finds that much of their advice is more comforting than helpful.
|Bike on, Bear!
By: Cynthea Liu
Bear is an extraordinary, genius bear, who can do anything except ride a bike. Can Bear figure out how to get on two wheels?
|Jack the Bear
By: Christina Leist
When Brainy Owl tells Nosy Fox that Jack the bear is making the world a better place by sitting under a tree sharing his honey with Grumpy Squirrel, Nosy Fox wonders how it is that a humble bear can make a difference in the world.
By: Ame Dyckman
When Bear breaks a little girl’s kite, she thinks he is a “HORRIBLE BEAR!”–until she makes a mistake of her own and learns the power of saying “I’m sorry.”
|Bear in the Air
By: Susan Meyers
When a teddy bear is lost by the child who loves him, the bear begins an adventurous journey to get back home again.