Sunday, June 22, 2008

Teddy Bear Picnic - June 26th 10 a.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic 2008
Thursday, June 26th, 10:00 a.m. at Central Park, Corvallis
Featuring children's musicians, Galliump!, and Curious George

Be sure to bring your camera, teddy bear or stuffed animal, and a picnic lunch!
**In case of rain, this program will take place in the Library Main Meeting Room.

For more information, contact Youth Services at (541) 766-6794.

For great teddy bear-related reads, check out these books:

Bears by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Michael di Capua Books/HarperCollins, [2005], c1948)

Classic Maurice Sendak illustrations capture the life of bears in the most unusual of places.

Everybody Has a Teddy by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Sophie Allsopp (Sterling Pub., 2006)

A child describes teddy bears owned by other children, from Joshy's giant grizzly to the floppy bear Poppy's grandmother made from socks.

My Bear and Me by Barbara Maitland, illustrated by Lisa Flather (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1999)

A very sweet book for toddlers who are attached to a favorite teddy bear, doll, or stuffed animal. Delightful illustrations and just the right amount of text for young listeners.

My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough (Candlewick Press, 1998)

Eddie and his teddy bear meet a very big bear in the woods, and Eddie and the big bear become good friends. This is the first of Alborough's books where we encounter Eddie, his teddy bear and the very big bear.

One Ted Falls Out of Bed by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Anna Currey (Henry Holt, 2006)

When a teddy bear falls out of bed, he has an exciting playtime before finally managing to get back where he started.

What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? by Bruno Hächler, illustrated by Birte Müller and translated by Charise Myngheer (Minedition/Penguin, 2005)

A little girl spies all day to catch sight of her teddy bear's secret life. A good book to share with curious children that love their stuffed animals and wonder if they have a life on their own!

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