Books Aren't for Bears
by Mark Barry
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2023
Capstone, Capstone Editions
When Bear finds a book in the woods, his world is changed. His friend Owl teaches him to read, and Bear wants more! Bear decides the city will offer him what he's looking for, but when he reaches the busy streets, he's sad to discover that some people think that "Books aren't for bears!" Can Bear find a place where books are for everybody?
PreK-2, ages 4-7
What We Love About the Book:
- Charming story filled with delightful illustrations of kid-favorite animals
- Highlights the important role of libraries in facilitating reading
- A sweet illustration of Capstone's core belief: that learning is for everyone!
About the Author:
Having worked in children’s publishing for over thirty years as a both a designer and art director, Mark Barry can’t resist the desire to write sometimes. Mark is a regular speaker at universities and illustration events. He lives in a small town in the South of England with his wife and two rapidly growing boys. When not at work or trying to improve as a writer, he can be found walking in woods with his dog Pip.
About the Illustrator:
Katy Halford is a children’s book illustrator living in Leicestershire, England. She was an art teacher for many years until one day she had a light-bulb moment and decided to focus on her true passion, children’s book illustration. She works from her studio office at home alongside her chief assistant and very fluffy bunny, Esme.
A Note From the Publisher
Illustrated by Katy Halford