Are you getting sleepy? Do you feel like staying indoors and curling up on the couch? Don’t worry – winter is hibernation time. Check out some titles and settle in.
Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist
Just after the first snowfall, Bear is ready to go to sleep until spring but his friends encourage him to spend one last day playing with them.
Rhyming text and pictures introduce a variety of animals as they try to snuggle in to sleep.
When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.
When Bear notices that winter is nearly here he hurries to tell Snail, after which each animal tells another until finally the already sleeping Bear is awakened in his den with the news.
Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.
Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen
As winter’s chill spreads, different animals settle into their cozy homes for a long sleep.
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
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.
Chaucer’s First Winter by Stephen Krensky
A curious young bear, who does not want to miss the delights of winter, skips his first hibernation to play in the snow, glide on the ice, and admire the glittering rows of icicles and snow-covered pine trees.
Sleepy Bear by Lydia Dabcovich
Shows Bear getting ready for his long winter’s nap, or hibernation, and his springtime awakening.