Finding Winnie

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2016

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick

illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Age: 4+

Interests: bears, Winnie-the-Pooh books, history, family history, nonfiction

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The Whipping Boy

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1987

The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

Age: 6 + (read to); 7 + (independent reading)

Interests: medieval times, adventure, criminals, carnivals and bears

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I Want My Hat Back

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I Want My Hat Back

by Jon Klassen

Candlewick Press, 2011

33 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: animals, mystery, crime and punishment, bears and rabbits

Also by this author: This is Not My Hat

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Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1988

Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?

Martin Waddell, text

Barbara Firth, illustrations

Candlewick Press, 1988

30 pp.

Age: 2+

Interests: bears, night, bedtime, dark, fears, single parent

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The Biggest Bear

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1953

The Biggest Bear

by Lynd Ward

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1952

85 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: nature, farms, hunting, bears

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The Little Bear Movie (2001)


Rated: G
Length:  75 min.
Age: 2 and up.

Scary Factor: a mountain lion slinks around but is quickly chased off; flashback to Cub getting separated from his parents during a storm, which isn’t altogether scary simply because it is a flashback; mountain lion returns at end, menaces Goose and Little Bear, then is scared off

Interests: animals, nature

Next: Little Bear TV series
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