Recommended Reads - Teddy Bear Day

On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood's favorite toys.

Teddy: the remarkable tale of a president, a cartoonist, a toymaker and a bear

by: Sage, James

A lively, playful tale of how the teddy bear got its name. It all started when one of America's most iconic and beloved presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, refused to shoot a bear on a hunting trip. A newspaper cartoonist, Clifford Berryman, heard the news and created a political cartoon about it, which a candy shop owner, Morris Michtom, showed to his wife, Rosie. Rosie Michtom, whose handmade toys were often displayed in their Brooklyn shop, was so inspired by the story that she made an adorable stuffed toy bear, which the couple decided to name "Teddy's Bear."

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Paddington Bear

by: Bond, Michael

Nearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, "Please Look After This Bear," he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family.

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Corduroy

by: Freeman, Don

In 1968, a girl named Lisa fell in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing, and thousands of readers followed suit, making Corduroy one of the best-loved children's books of all time. Now, forty years later, Viking proudly celebrates Don Freeman's classic with a very special anniversary edition. With an extra-large trim size and special features including an embossed cover and four bonus spreads of never-before-seen materials, this handsome volume is a must-have for any Corduroy fan.

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Finding Winnie: the true story of the world's most famous bear

by: Mattick, Lindsay.

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

by: Martin, Bill

With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversary in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

Bill Martin has been devoted to writing children's books for more than thirty years. He has a Ph.D. in early childhood education and he has long been a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.

Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated.

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Bear snores on

by: Wilson, Karma

One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on!

See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him!

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Mother Bruce

by: Higgins, Ryan T.

Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.

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Goodnight already!

by: John, Jory.

Bear is exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep.

Duck is wide awake. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.

Will Bear ever be able to catch some ZZZ's?

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The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh: a classic Disney treasury.

Among the favorite bedtime stories of Walt Disney's own children were A.A. Milne's tales of a round bear named Winnie the Pooh. Realizing how popular these tales would be with all children, Walt Disney decided that the creatures of the Hundred-Acre Wood deserved to be immortalized in animated film. The stories from all the classic movies have been collected together in this gorgeous treasury perfect for sharing.

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The Berenstain Bears storybook treasury

by: Berenstain, Stan,

Join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear on their wholesome adventures in The Berenstain Bears Storybook Treasury, a lively addition to the New York Times bestselling series. Featuring six beloved stories--New Pup, Trouble with Chores, Wishing Star, Too Much Car Trip, Seashore Treasure, and Sick Days, this collection is sure to delight Berenstain Bears fans old and new.

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