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This list is compiled from the suggestions of goodnightmoon subscribers. The category was “Books That Work Every Time.”
The list is reproduced here, with links and ideas for using the books.
pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Tony’s Hard Work Day by Alan Arkin, illustrated by James Stevenson (1972 ed.) and AnnMarie Infanger (2002 ed.)(Harper & Row 1972, Gibbs Smith 2002).
Because no one will let him help renovate the family’s new country house, Tony builds one of his own. (CIP) Building. Dwellings.  / 3.5 /  . Online ideas and info for using the book: 1,

Just Like Daddy by Frank Asch (Prentice Hall 1981, Simon & Schuster 1988)
A very young bear describes all the activities he does during the day that are just like his daddy’s. (CIP) Fathers and sons. Bears.  / 2.4 /  . Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont (Harcourt 2006)
When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him. It’s raining cats and dogs! Good thing Rover is snuggled safe and dry inside his doghouse–until, one by one, a soggy menagerie of creatures shows up looking for a cozy place to sit out the storm. But who’s the very unwelcome surprise visitor? Skunk, of course. Suddenly that doghouse isn’t quite so crowded after all! (CIP) Dogs. Animals. Animal housing. Stories in rhyme.  / 2.3 / 270 . Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book 2007. Notable Children’s Books 2007.

A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker (Candlewick 2008)
Bear’s efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse. (CIP) Bears. Mice. Friendship. / 2.0 / 430 . Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,  Candlewick Read to Us Story Hour Kit (.pdf). Listen to the story on NPR.

Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan & Jan Berenstain (Random House 1968)
A simple tale, using a limited vocabulary for young readers, of how little bear travels to town in a cardboard box. (CIP) Bears.  / 2.0 /  . Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein (Clarion 1979)
Little Gorilla’s family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains. (CIP) Friendship. Gorilla.  / 2.8 / 350.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach (Simon & Schuster 2007)
Although his mother is a little worried, a young boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs to their customers. (CIP) Dinosaurs. Mothers and sons. Humorous stories. / 2.3 /380.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2,

If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera (Holiday House 2005)
An elephant, a monkey, and a giraffe join other animals to sing different verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement. (CIP) English children’s songs. Happiness. Animals. Songs and music. Singing games. / 1.5 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley (Putnam 1992)
Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured. (CIP) Play. Animals. Stories in rhyme. / 1.6 /410.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child (Candlewick 2000)(see)
A fussy eater decides to sample the carrots after her brother convinces her that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter. (CIP) Food habits. Brothers and sisters. / 2.6 /370.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Lesson Plan, Smart Eating, Power Panther Eats Tomatoes, Harvest of the Month Activities, Green Eggs and Ham.

That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child (Candlewick 2002)
A brown street rat, who longs to be someone’s pet and to have his very own name, gets lucky when he meets a man in the pet shop who has extremely poor eyesight. (CIP) Rats. Pets. Animals.  / 3.3 /570.  Online ideas and info for using the book: Teacher’s Notes, Teacher’s Pack, Rats Storytime, I Want a Pet.

Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins (Candlewick 2005)
Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all. (CIP) Fishes. Mother and child. Stories in rhyme. / 1.9 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Activity Aquarium, Art in EnglishSix Early Literacy Skills, ABCDEF Fish!,

Freight Train by Donald Crews (Greenwillow 1978)
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. (CIP) Railroad trains. Pictorial works. Color. / 1.6 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill (HarperCollins 2008)(see)(video)
The chickens at the farm hatch a plan to help Marjorie the cow feel special, but some of the other cows get suspicious. Cows. Eggs. / 3.8 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: Down on the Farm,

Jamberry by Bruce Degen (Harper & Row 1983)(see)
A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious berry-picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland. (CIP) Stories in rhyme.  / 2.5 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Don’t Make Me SickStrawberry Theme, Nutrition Lesson Plan, Story Stretchers, I’m Hungry Storytime, Bears Storytime, Going on a Bear Hunt,

Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (Dutton 2001)
In this colorful story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a happy ending. (CIP) Dogs. Color. Counting. / 1.7 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, Flannel Board Template, Early Literacy Storytime, Spots & Stripes Storytime, Colors Storytime,

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt 1995)
Some children create a family out of snow. Includes labeled pictures of all the items they use, as well as information about how snow is formed. (CIP) Snow. / 1.8 /300.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley (Little Brown 1993)
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters. (CIP) Monsters. Fear. Bedtime. / 1.8 /550.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, 4Monster Theme, Halloween Lesson Plan, Monster Madness, Go Away Song, The Color Green, Monster Craft, Big Green Monster Template,

The Wide Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner (Dial 1996)
A wide-mouthed frog is interested in what other animals eat–until he meets a creature that eats only wide-mouthed frogs! ;(CIP) Frogs. Animals. Diet. Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia and Florida.  / 1.7 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1Frog Fest!Frog Storytime, Frog ThemeSplash, Wide Mouth Frog: A Chin Play, Frog Games,

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (HarperCollins 1999)(see)
George the puppy’s mother is in for a big surprise when she takes him to the veterinarian to find out why he does not bark. (BWI) Dogs. Humorous stories. / 3.6 /130.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, Woof! Arf! Bark!,

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming (Atheneum 2002)
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables. (CIP) Rabbits. Gardening. / 2.7 /560.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox (Harcourt 2004)
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing. (CIP) Sheep. Stories in rhyme. / 1.7 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton (Candlewick 2010)
While his mother is away finding food, a newborn owl falls out of his nest and anxiously tries to find her, receiving help from various forest animals. (CIP) Owls. Forest animals. Separation anxiety. Mother and child.  / 0.7 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman (Henry Holt 2008)
When Sara Ann brings home three little kittens, Katie the dog enthusiasm frightens the kittens away, until she learns that a quiet patience is sometimes needed to begin a friendship. (CIP) Dogs. Cats. Animals. Patience. Friendship.  / 2.2 /330.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3,

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort (Henry Holt 2000)
Different animals–including seals, tigers, geese, rabbits, monkeys, and more–make their own sounds as they ride all around the town on a bus. (CIP) Children’s songs. Animals sounds. Buses.  / 2.3 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins (Macmillan 1968)
In this picture book, with a story told in very few words, Rosie the hen takes a walk. Although Rosie doesn’t know it, the fox is chasing her. (CIP) Chickens. Foxes.  / 0.8 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson (Dutton 1997)
A cumulative rhyme in which an old lady who comes for Thanksgiving swallows her pie before dinner is served, and continues to eat until she has gobbled down the entire feast, pot and all. (BWI) Thanksgiving Day. Humorous stories. Stories in rhyme.  / 1.9 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse (Chronicle 1991)
A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother’s love is unconditional. (CIP) Mothers and daughters. Love. Inuit. Arctic regions.  / 2.9 /420.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Grandpa Toad’s Secrets by Keiko Kasza (Putnam’s 1995)
Grandpa Toad teaches his grandson the secrets of survival, but Little Toad is the one who saves the day when a huge monster attacks them. (CIP) Grandfathers. Toads. Conduct of life.  / 3.5 /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Winter Woes by Marty Kelley (Zino Press 2004)
Rhyming lament of a young worrywart who wants to go outside and play in the snow but fears what could happen if he does, from slipping on steps to freezing his brain. (BWI) Winter. Worry. Stories in rhyme.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House 1988)
Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson. (CIP) Anansi. Folklore.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles (HarperCollins 1988)(see)
Tired of being an emu, Edward decides to try being like other animals at the zoo, but he soon discovers that being himself is the best after all. (CIP) Emus. Zoo animals. Individuality. /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen (Candlewick 2006)
A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend. (CIP) Lion. Libraries. Obedience.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (Viking 1936)
Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls. (CIP) Bulls.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Ten Apples Up on Top! by Theo LeSieg (Beginner Books 1961)
A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance apples on their heads. (CIP) Counting. Animals. Stories in rhyme.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London (Viking 1992)
Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing. (CIP) Frogs. Clothing and dress. Snow.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald (HarperCollins 2006)
When Little Boy is frightened by a squeaky bedroom door, his grandmother brings in various animals to help him feel secure enough to sleep. Includes notes on the story’s origins. (CIP) Folklore. Puerto Rico. Bedtime. Grandmothers. Domestic animals.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

17 Kings and 42 Elephants by Margarret Mahy (Dial 1987)
Seventeen kings and forty-two elephants romp with a variety of jungle animals during their journey through a wild, wet night. (CIP) Jungle animals. Stories in rhyme.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. (Holt, Rinehart 1967)
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them. (CIP) Color. Animals. Stories in rhyme.  /  /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Flossie & the Fox by Patricia C. McKissack (Dial 1986)A wily fox, notorious for stealing eggs, meets his match when he encounters a bold little girl in the woods who insists upon proof that he is a fox before she will be frightened. () Foxes. African Americans.  /  /  . Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

If You’re Happy and You Know It! adapted by Anna McQuinn (Barefoot Books 2009)
The words to a familiar nursery song are illustrated with images of children from many cultures around the world. Includes how to say “hello” in different languages and sing-along CD. (CIP) English children’s songs.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

I Like it When– by Mary Murphy (Harcourt 1997)
A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most. (CIP) Penguins. Parent and child.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

If You’re Happy and You Know It! by Jan Ormerod (Star Bright 2003)
A little girl and various animals sing their own versions of this popular rhyme. (CIP) Animals. Happiness. Stories in rhyme.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini (Clarion 1995)
Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald’s farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie, but when she arrives she can’t find a single porker. (CIP) Witches. Domestic animals. Humorous stories.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia by Won-Ldy Paye (Henry Holt 2002)
In this tale from the Dan people of Liberia, Head, Arms, Body, and Legs learn that they do better when they work together. /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

If You’re Happy and You Know It by Raffi (Knopf 2005)
An illustrated version of the famous song that asks readers to clap their hands.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash (Scholastic 2009)
When Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, he goes in search of a horse.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root (Candlewick 2001)
Various disasters threaten to stop Poppa and the children from getting to the lake in their rattletrap car, but they manage to come up with an ingenious solution to each problem.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley (Harcourt 2006)
In this variation on the folktale, Sody Salyraytus, each of Epossumondas’s birthday guests disappears until it is finally up to him to rescue them all and bring home the “sody” for his birthday biscuits.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Down the Road by Alice Schertle (Browndeer Press 1995)
Hetty is very careful with the eggs she has bought on her very first trip to the store, but she runs into trouble when she stops to pick apples.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins 1964)
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon (Scholastic 2002)
A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Fire Truck by Peter Sis (Greenwillow 1998)
Matt, who loves fire trucks, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a fire truck, with one driver, two ladders, three hoses, and ten boots. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (HarperCollins 1947)
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler’s caps while he takes a nap under a tree.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier (Walker 2007)
Millie the cow loves to scare the mailman and chase him off the farm, until the mailman comes up with a plan that ends up pleasing everyone.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3, California Young Reader Medal Activities,

Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig (HarperCollins 1998)
When Pete feels miserable because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father finds a fun indoor game to play with his son.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

The Singing Chick by Victoria Stenmark (Henry Holt 1999)
A newly hatched, happily singing chick is eaten by a fox, who then starts singing before being eaten by a wolf, and so begins a chain of eating and singing for a series of animals.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

A Friend for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 1997)
When Minerva Louise, a curious chicken, mistakes a baby crib for a rabbit hutch, she searches for the rabbit and in the process discovers new additions around the house.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 1994)
Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats to keep both ends warm.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 1988)
A hen has fun exploring the house with the red curtains.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 2006)
When she notices several unattended, colorful eggs in the barnyard, the hen named Minerva Louise worries that they are abandoned and cold.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise and the Red Truck by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 2002)
Mischievous hen Minerva Louise jumps on the back of a truck and finds herself on a joyride, during which she interprets the sights she sees in her own unique way.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise at School by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 1996)
Out for an early morning walk, a chicken wanders into a school that she mistakes for a fancy barn.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise at the Fair by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 2000)
Minerva Louise, a curious hen, is drawn by the fireworks and twinkling lights to investigate the county fair, which she thinks is a rather remarkable farm.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 2007)
Minerva Louise follows a farmer in a red hat from a snowy rooftop, down a “well,” and into the house with the red curtains, where she finds a tree decorated with sparkling eggs.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Minerva Louise on Halloween by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton 2009)
On her first Halloween, Minerva Louise the hen puzzles over costumes but enjoys her first taste of candy corn.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas (Atheneum 2009)
As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Little Quack by Lauren Thompson (Simon & Schuster 2003)
One by one, four ducklings find the courage to jump into the pond and paddle with Mama Duck, until only Little Quack is left in the nest, trying to be brave.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson (Simon & Schuster 2006)
When a frog invites five ducklings to play, four refuse because he is too little and green, but Little Quack has so much fun with his new friend that the other ducklings soon join in.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Farley Found It! by Bruce Van Patter (Boyds Mill 2006)
When Farley the sheep decides that a cozy doghouse is a better place to sleep than a scary meadow at night, Edna the dog must move her house day after day, hoping that Farley will not find it again.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan (Silver Burdett 1986)
A dingo intent on making wombat stew receives cooking suggestions from the other animals, unaware that they are protecting their fellow creature.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Hi, Harry! by Martin Waddell (Candlewick 2003)
A tortoise tries to find someone who will play with him at his own speed.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (Candlewick 1992)
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Hi Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter (Orchard 1995)
While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the appropriate animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola (Orchard (2007)
Jungle animals sing the verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Eileen Washburn (Dial 1999)
When her grandson Patrick arrives for his first sleepover, Granny’s resourceful efforts to provide him with a bed, pillow, and other necessities result in a sleepless night for both of them.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler (Harcourt 2007)
Baby and his family make some jazzy music.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

The Apple Bird by Brian Wildsmith (Oxford 1984)
A little bird grows as it eats an apple fallen from the apple tree.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (Hyperion 2003)
A pigeon that longs to drive a bus sees a chance to make its dream come true when the bus driver takes a short break.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems (Hyperion 2007)
When Gerald the Elephant is sad, Piggie is determined cheer him up, but finds after many tries that it only takes the simplest thing to change Gerald’s mood.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (HarperCollins 1986)
A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson (McElderry 2008)
Bear’s animal friends come to his rescue when he becomes lost and frightened in the woods.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson (McElderry 2007)
When Bear is too sick to play, his animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson (McElderry 2002)
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson (McElderry 2003)
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson (McElderry 2011)
When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson (McElderry 2006)
Bear and his friends persuade a bashful owl to play with them.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

Something is Going to Happen by Charlotte Zolotow (HarperCollins 1988)
One by one the members of a family awake one cold November morning to discover that during the night there has been a beautiful snowfall.  /   /.  Online ideas and info for using the book: 1, 2, 3

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  1. Carol Ansel
    March 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for this! I never posted when I should have, but McKissack’s Flossie and the Fox is another surefire crowd pleaser for me.

  2. March 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Added it to the list!

  3. Roselle
    March 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for putting this on a website. It makes it so much easier for me to retrieve it and to share it with our elementary school teacher/librarian.

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