The rules are simple:
What: 10 picture books you can't live without.
Who: Anyone interested --- educators, media specialists, librarians, parents, and book lovers.
When: Monday, August 10, 2015
Where: All posts will be linked on the 2015 Picture Book 10 for 10 Google Community Site.
Last year, for the #pb10for10 post, I shared some of my favorite books to start the school year. In February 2015, for the #nf10for10, I posted my favorite nonfiction picture books about bears. I decided this time around to do my favorite fiction picture books with a bear in it. Go #teambear
Something About a Bear by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014) - I can't tell if I love this book because of the gorgeous illustrations or how much I learned about bears from a fiction story. Definitely a beautiful book to add to a collection on bears.
Found by Salina Yoon (Walker, 2014) - Salina Yoon captures the emotions of finding a toy and falling in love with it but worried that another might be missing this special stuffed toy, too. A perfect combination of text and illustrations.
Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea (Philomel, 2012) - An old bear finds a lost cub and adopts him. Simply charming and heart-warming. I wish there were more than two books in this series.
A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker; Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Candlewick Press, 2010) - A typical odd couple friendship with a grumpy bear and a friendly little mouse and a change in plans for the evening.
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2012) - What is a bear to do when he has a story to tell but everyone is preparing for winter? Will he remember his story? I love the bear in this book and I find myself drawn to the illustrations of Erin Stead in every book she does.
The Bear's Surprise by Benjamin Chaud (Chronicle Books, September 15, 2015) - The third book in the series technically comes out in September, and is probably my favorite in the series. It is spring and little bear has awaken and is ready for an adventure, but where is Papa Bear? Love the surprise at the end.
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002) - Bears and hibernation are a common theme in books and in this book by Karma Wilson, Bear is sleeping while his friends come in to keep warm and end up having a party. This is a delightful read aloud and I love Wilson's illustrations.
No Bears by Meg McKinley; Illustrated by Leila Rudge (Walker Books, 2011) - The narrator of the story may think there are no bears in the book, but the reader will have fun in searching for the bear who turns out to be much more influential than he is given credit.
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman (Dial Books, 2014) - Another picture book with gorgeous illustrations. In this story, three mischievous little bears set out on an adventure to find a new gift for their mother.
Of course, no list would be complete without....
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press, 2011) - And yes, I was #teambear when on twitter we indicated support for bear or rabbit. A simple but brilliant story wonderfully executed.
Don't forget to check out all of the other picture book 10 for 10 posts.