Eat Like a Bear

by April Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

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Photos of black bears eating, digging and climbing by Ben Kilham

Author Website – Eat like a Bear

Illustrators Website

Celebrate Science: Integrating Science and Language Arts
Lesson which focuses on how animals, find, catch and eat food, includes this book

Eat like a Bear – MacMillion Publisher
Previews of pages from the book

I.N.K. Feasts and Food
List of books about feast and food, including this book


Bear Named Trouble

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by Marion Dane Bauer
Subject Headings – Alaska Zoo, Lake Superior Zoo, Brown/Grizzly Bears, Canadian Geese, Spina Bifida

Lesson Plans
Louisiana Young Readers’s Choice Award Nominee 2008

Bear Named Trouble
Classroom Guide – Summary of the book, how the author came up with the idea for the book and classroom guide/discussion questions/additional links

Bear Named Trouble – edhelper

Trouble’s Story

Trouble the Bear

Websites about Brown Bears
Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Brown Bear

Alaska Zoo – Brown Bear

Defenders of Wildlife – Grizzly Bears

National Geographic – Mammals – Grizzly Bear

Enchanted Learning – Brown Bears

Websites about Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida| Center for Parent Information and Resources – Spina Bifida

Spring into a Good Book

In celebration of Spring which begins officially this week,  I decorated the library bulletin board with a Spring into a Good Book banner and then used book covers to brighten it up.


During library program for grades 1-2, I am reading “Eat Like a Bear” by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Before reading we talked about ways that we know it is Spring (longer days, flowers starting to pop up, animals that hibernate start to wake up).  As I was reading, I pointed out that the book is full of action words.  We talked briefly about verbs.

Extension Activities :

1) Students may make a collage by drawing an outline and then gluing scraps of brown construction paper or paper grocery bags.


2) Check out Ben Kilham’s slide show of bears eating different foods and other activities