Book Series

Little Bear Books

In order from Little Bear to A Kiss for Little Bear
Little Bear
Father Bear Comes Home
Little Bear's Visit
A Kiss for Little Bear
Little Bear
chapter • 63 Pages
Little Bear
Book #1

Little Bear

Written by Else Holmelund Minarik & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
4 - 7
Reading age
Page count
Words per page
Jan 1, 1957
Publication date


Celebrate the timeless warmth of a mother’s love with the very first ever I Can Read book. Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear needs her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday. This classic from Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak was written in 1957 and remains as beloved today as it was then. An ALA Notable Children’s Book, this Level One I Can Read is full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Primary Tags

mother and childfamily life

Little Bear Series

Published from 1957 - 1968
4 books
chapter • 63 Pages
Little Bear
picture • 64 Pages
Father Bear Comes Home
Physical book
chapter • 64 Pages
Little Bear's Visit
Physical book
picture • 32 Pages
A Kiss for Little Bear
Physical book
1957Little Bear63
1959Father Bear Comes Home64
1961Little Bear's Visit64
1968A Kiss for Little Bear32

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