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Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman
Published by Little Simon
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

What Kind of Book is Bear Stays Up for Christmas

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

This is one of my favorite Bear books I’ve read thus far and a cute variation on the classic bear-tries-to-stave-off-tired-hibernation-for-fun theme, with a fun little twist at the end. Good friends and fun traditions to be had all around!

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

Bear has great friends to help him stay awake so he doesn’t miss Christmas! I think the illustrations in this book are darling. The message of celebrating Christmas with friends you love was great, though not a huge storyline.

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Who Wrote Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Karma Wilson

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books, including the Bear Books series, Where Is Home, Little Pip?, and A Dog Named Doug. Karma lives in Montana. (Bio via

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Who Illustrated Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Jane Chapman

Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at (Bio via

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Publication Date:
October 1, 2011