Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

Karma Wilson is a renowned author in the world of children’s literature, celebrated for her captivating storytelling, lyrical prose, and endearing characters. While many recognize her for her beloved Bear series, including classics like “Bear Snores On” and “Bear Stays Up for Christmas,” Wilson’s literary repertoire extends far beyond cuddly bears.

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Please don’t get me wrong…I LOVE Bear! He’s the sweetest and cuddliest, but Karma has more!

Let’s look into the diverse and delightful world of Karma Wilson’s works, exploring ten exceptional books that showcase her talent and versatility as a writer.

From playful pigs to mischievous moose, each of these stories offers a unique blend of humor, heart, and imagination that will captivate readers of all ages.

Join us as we embark on a journey through Karma Wilson’s enchanting literary landscape, discovering the magic that lies within the pages of her unforgettable tales.

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

1. the cow loves cookies

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

This charming children’s book that tells the story of a friendly farm where the cow has an unexpected favorite treat: cookies! The narrative follows the farmer as he goes about his daily chores, feeding the animals their usual food.

However, the cow surprises everyone by refusing her hay in favor of delicious cookies. As the story unfolds, the farmer realizes that sharing cookies with the cow brings them closer together, illustrating themes of friendship and kindness. Besides the farmer likes cookies with milk!

With playful rhymes and delightful illustrations by Marcellus Hall, “The Cow Loves Cookies” is a heartwarming tale that celebrates the joy of unexpected friendships and the simple pleasures of sharing. I have used this book in a previous blog post: Mentor Text: 21 Verbs with The Cow Loves Cookies

2. A Frog in a bog

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

This delightful children’s book that takes readers on a whimsical journey through a lively bog. The story follows a hungry frog who encounters various creatures while searching for a tasty snack.

Along the way, he meets a host of colorful characters, including a dragonfly, a fish, a snail, and more. With each encounter, the frog’s appetite grows, but so does his compassion for his new friends.

As the story unfolds, readers are treated to playful rhymes and vibrant illustrations by Joan Rankin that capture the beauty and excitement of the bog. Through its engaging narrative and charming cast of characters, “A Frog in the Bog” teaches valuable lessons about friendship, sharing, and the importance of kindness. It’s a joyful tale that will enchant readers of all ages. The book would also be a perfect companion when teaching the -og rime.

3. A Dog Named doug

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

Let’s continue the -og rime theme. “It”A Dog Named Doug” is a delightful children’s book that tells the story of an adventurous and playful dog named Doug.

Doug is no ordinary dog; he has a remarkable talent for mischief and fun.

The story follows Doug as he embarks on a series of misadventures, from chasing butterflies to digging holes in the yard.

Along the way, he encounters a variety of animals and creatures, each of whom adds to the chaos in their own unique way. Despite his antics, Doug’s boundless energy and lovable personality endear him to everyone he meets. With charming rhymes and vibrant illustrations by Matt Myers, “A Dog Named Doug” is a heartwarming tale that celebrates the joy of friendship, the beauty of nature, and the playful spirit of dogs.

It’s a delightful read that will capture the hearts of readers young and old alike.

4. hogwash

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

“Hogwash” is a delightful children’s book that follows the amusing misadventures of a determined pig named Farmer Joe. Could this be another -og rime book?

When Farmer Joe decides it’s time to give his beloved pig, Pearl, a bath, he encounters a hilarious series of obstacles. Pearl, however, is not keen on the idea of getting clean and will do anything to avoid it!

As Farmer Joe tries various methods to coax Pearl into the tub, she leads him on a wild chase around the farmyard.

Along the way, they enlist the help of other animals, including ducks, cows, and chickens, who join in the fun and chaos. Through playful rhymes and lively illustrations by Jim McMullan, “Hogwash” captures the spirited antics of Pearl and Farmer Joe as they navigate their way through this entertaining escapade.

With its humor and heartwarming ending, “Hogwash” is sure to delight readers of all ages and leave them laughing out loud.

5. Moose tracks

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

“Moose Tracks!” is a delightful children’s book that follows the adventures of a curious little moose named Moose.

As Moose ventures out into the snowy wilderness, he leaves behind a trail of tracks in the snow.

Along the way, he encounters various woodland creatures who join him on his journey, including a squirrel, a rabbit, and a bear.

Together, they explore the winter wonderland, playing games and enjoying each other’s company. As Moose’s tracks wind through the forest, they create a whimsical path of discovery and friendship. With playful rhymes and charming illustrations by Jack E. Davis, “Moose Tracks!” captures the magic of winter and the joy of friendship in a heartwarming tale that will delight young readers and adults alike.

6. Where is home, Little pip?

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

“Where is Home, Little Pip?” is a touching children’s book that follows the journey of Little Pip, a young penguin, as he searches for his home.

Lost and alone, Little Pip encounters various animals who offer him guidance and support on his quest.

Along the way, he meets a seal, a whale, and a snowy owl, each of whom teaches him valuable lessons about friendship, perseverance, and the true meaning of home.

As Little Pip travels across the icy landscape, he begins to realize that home is not just a place but a feeling of belonging and love. With gentle rhymes and beautiful illustrations by Jane Chapman, “Where is Home, Little Pip?” is a heartwarming tale that celebrates the importance of family, community, and finding your way in the world.

It’s a timeless story that will resonate with readers of all ages. Wouldn’t it be easy to incorporate CVC unscramble with penguins and icebergs?

7. duddle puck

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

Meet Duddle Puck, a puddle duck with a peculiar quirk – he simply refuses to quack!

While other ducks stick to the traditional quack, Duddle Puck prefers to entertain the farm with a medley of other barnyard sounds. From clucking to honking, oinking to neighing, he’s a master of them all.

However, his unconventional ways don’t sit well with the other animals, who believe a duck should act like a duck.

Determined to set him straight, they embark on a mission to teach Duddle Puck the ‘proper’ way to behave. But in their attempts to enforce conformity, they may discover that being true to oneself is more important than fitting in.

Join Duddle Puck and his barnyard friends on a charming adventure where they learn that sometimes, breaking the rules leads to the most delightful surprises!

8. baby cakes

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

“Baby Cakes” is an endearing children’s book that celebrates the joy of friendship and the sweetness of baking. The story revolves around three friends: a bear, a pig, and a hare, who decide to surprise their friend, the moose, with a special treat for his birthday.

Together, they embark on a baking adventure, gathering ingredients and working together in the kitchen to create the perfect cake.

Along the way, they encounter humorous mishaps and challenges, but their friendship and determination prevail.

With charming rhymes and delightful illustrations by Sam Williams, “Baby Cakes” captures the warmth and camaraderie of friends coming together to celebrate a special occasion. It’s a heartwarming tale that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, creativity, and kindness, making it a delightful read for young readers and adults alike.

9. hello, calico

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

“Hello, Calico” by Karma Wilson is a delightful children’s book that follows the adventures of Calico, a curious kitten exploring the world around her.

The story begins with Calico venturing out into the garden, where she encounters various creatures and objects.

From fluttering butterflies to buzzing bees, Calico is fascinated by everything she sees.

Along the way, she greets each new discovery with a cheerful “Hello!” As Calico explores further, she learns valuable lessons about friendship, bravery, and the beauty of nature. With its gentle rhymes and charming illustrations by Charles Fuge, “Hello, Calico” captures the innocence and wonder of childhood exploration.

It’s a heartwarming tale that will delight young readers and leave them eager to embark on their own adventures.

10. I love your face

Not Just Bear Books: 10 More Great Books by Karma Wilson Cathy Collier

Oh, this book! It that celebrates the bond between a parent and child. The story follows a parent animal, likely a mother, as she expresses her deep love and affection for her little one.

Through lyrical rhymes and tender illustrations, the parent describes all the reasons why she adores her child’s face, from its joyful expressions to its sleepy yawns.

Each page is filled with warmth and reassurance as the parent conveys their unconditional love and appreciation for their precious offspring. “I Love Your Face” is a heartwarming tale that highlights the beauty of love and connection, making it a perfect bedtime story to share with loved ones. Wouldn’t this be a fun book to share at a Parent Literacy Night. Check out my blog post: 5 Ways to Create a Love of Reading at Home. The first tip is snuggles + reading = love.

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If you’d like to check out some Bear Blog posts:

Hibernating Animals and Bear Can’t Sleep: 13 ways to Integrate Science

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Cause and Effect: 6 Powerful Mentor Texts for Lessons

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In conclusion, Karma Wilson’s literary contributions transcend the boundaries of genre and species, captivating readers with her imaginative storytelling and unforgettable characters. While her Bear series remains a timeless favorite, exploring Wilson’s wider bibliography reveals a treasure chest of literary gems that showcase her creativity, wit, and heart.

From the spirited adventures of mischievous moose to the heartwarming tales of unlikely friendships, Wilson’s books continue to inspire and delight readers of all ages.

Whether you’re looking for a whimsical bedtime story or a heartfelt lesson on the importance of being true to oneself, Karma Wilson’s books offer something for everyone. So, the next time you’re browsing the shelves of your local bookstore or library, don’t overlook Karma Wilson’s works—because with each turn of the page, you’re sure to discover a world filled with magic, laughter, and endless possibilities.

Cathy Collier

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