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Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies
Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies
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Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies

by Carmen Oliver
Illustrated by Jean Claude

All the students in the class are assigned reading buddies, except for Adelaide. She already has one, a bear! And Adelaide is quite persuasive as she explains to her language arts teacher, Mrs. Fitz-Pea, and the reader, that bears really do make the best reading buddies: they sniff out good books and their claws are just right for turning pages. And the bear looks rather friendly (and studious) in these crayon-bright, contemporary illustrations, making this is must-read picture book for story time!

PublisherCapstone Young Readers
Age Level4-6 Years
Reading LevelGrades K-2
Trim Size9 x 11
Page Count32
Paper Over Board

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Price: $9.99


Kirkus Reviews

"Children will surely want their own large brown reading buddies after listening to this book about the joys and challenges of reading." - Kirkus Reviews

January 1, 2016

School Library Journal - Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada

"The pattern-filled illustrations show the two buddies getting lost in their stories and demonstrates how they search for their next good read. They add a great deal to the book’s appeal. Full of useful yet subtle hints about how to make reading fun for both young and older reading buddies, this book will find a ready audience at storytime and is also wonderful for one-on-one sharing." - School Library Journal

July 1, 2016

Imagination Soup - Melissa Taylor

"Adelaide makes a convincing argument to her teacher that she doesn’t need a reading buddy because she already has one — a bear! And he’s the best buddy. Which we see in all their illustrated-reading glory!" - Imagination Soup

February 9, 2016

Carmen Oliver

Carmen Oliver

Carmen Oliver founded the Booking Biz, an agency devoted to bringing award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to schools, libraries, and special events. She blogs regularly for ReaderKidz, a website that provides teachers, librarians, and parents with the resources and inspiration to foster a love of reading in kids, K-5, and judges children’s writing contents for the Texas Book Festival and Austin Family magazine. Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies is her debut picture book. Carmen grew up in Canada and now lives in Texas with her family.

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