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  • Bibliography:
    57 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 2002
  • Latest Book:
    January 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Bear

Bear Snores On (Jan-2002)
Bear Wants More (Jan-2003)
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (Oct-2004)
Bear's New Friend (Apr-2006)
Bear Feels Sick (Sep-2007)
Bear Feels Scared (Aug-2008)
Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes (Jan-2010)
Bear's Loose Tooth (Sep-2011)
Bear Says Thanks (Sep-2012)
Bear Sees Colors (Sep-2014)
Bear Counts (May-2015)
Big Bear, Small Mouse (Dec-2016)
Bear Can't Sleep (Oct-2018)
Bear Can't Wait (Apr-2021)
Bear Finds Eggs (Jan-2024)

Book List in Order: 57 titles



  • One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes ...



  • When springtime comes, in his warm winter den a bear wakes up very hungry and thin!..." Bear finds some roots to eat, but that's not enough. He wants more! With his friends' help, he finds some berries, clover, and fish to eat, but that's ...



  • There's a small, hungry frog sitting on the log in the middle of the bog. He flicks ONE tick off of a stick. He sees TWO fleas in the reeds. He spies THREE flies buzzing in the skies. The frog is feeling pretty fine, but then... the log in the mi...



  • When she has a difficult time finding anyone to play with at school and is teased by Wormwood Weasel, Sweet Briar the skunk becomes determined to show everyone that she has a lot to offer and shouldn't be judged on her potent odor alone....



  • Swisha-swisha Clap! Clap! Jump, Jump, Jump! "Hilda must be dancing!" Hilda Hippo loves to dance! But there's just one problem. When Hilda dances, it sounds like this: Ka-bump! Ka-bump! Crash! Crash! Crash! Thumpity-bump! Thumpity-...




  • When a group of lively dinosaurs decide to have a reunion, things soon get a little wild as dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes, and colors jump in trucks, sail on ships, ride aboard trains, and zoom along on motorcycles in their eager attempt to get to t...



  • As Mr. Murry mouse scurries to prepare for winter, Thumbkin mouse watches with interest as he lays about in the summer sun, but when the first chill of winter arrives and Thumbkin realizes that he hasn't gotten ready at all, he turns to kindly Mr. Mu...



  • Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson!Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake...






  • Mama Bird and Mama Cat and even teensy-weensy Mama Mole must leave their little ones from time to time; but in the end, mamas always come home.

    Karma Wilson's reassuring text, paired with Brooke Dyer's colorful and comforting mother-child i...



  • Having experienced the ridicule of others for her special odor, Sweet Briar the skunk is sensitive to the teasing that Petal the porcupine is facing and so goes out of her way to befriend her while teaching her campmates important lessons about diver...









  • Bear is going to the swimming hole, but first he must find his friends. There's a clatter in the tree! Is it Mouse? No . . . "Who?" calls Bear. Something quickly scampers by! Is it Hare? No . . . "Who?" calls Bear. Someone seems to be hidin...



  • There's an animal strike at the zoo!

    oh no, oh my!

    What's a zookeeper to do when the lions and tigers and bears refuse to roar and prowl and growl? And when little Sue, who has been waiting all year for this trip to the zoo, enters the...



  • This delightful baby game starts with a kiss on the nose and a smooch on the toes and ends with a tight hug night night. Share with your favorite little Baby Cakes. It's the perfect way to end any day. ...



  • Sleepyhead, Sleepyhead. Good night, good night, my Sleepyhead. Your teeth are brushed, your book is read. Go to sleep. It's time for bed. One more book, says Sleepyhead. Illustrated with great whimsy, this story from the bestselling author of Bear Sn...



  • The Moonbeam Award Silver Medal Winner in the religion category, I Will Rejoice allows parents and teachers to share wonderful ways children can rejoice in the simple pleasures of everyday life. Based on Psalm 118:24, I Will Rejoice brings Scripture ...






  • How do you bake an American pie? Preheat the world until fiery hot with a hunger and thirst to be free. Now find a giant melting pot on the shores of a great shining sea. From the bestselling author of Bear Snores On comes a remarkable recipe for...



  • Today is Grandma's birthday, and Granddad has an ichin', to bake a WHOPPER chocolate cake and traumatize the kitchen! Join the madcap frenzy of making the biggest cake in the world! And the biggest...mess!...



  • Meet Calico -- a fluffy, puffy, itty-bitty kitten who can't wait to discover the world around her. Follow Calico as she jumps, climbs, and frolics her way through a very adventurous day!...



  • The sixth installment of Karma Wilson's award-winning, New York Times bestselling series about a Bear and his forest friends. Autumn has come to the woods, and Bear doesn't feel well. He sniffles and sneezes. He cannot sleep. He aches all over. Worst...



  • It's Christmastime, and Mortimer Mouse, unhappy in his cramped, cold hole, goes in search of a new home. He spies a nativity scene that looks just right for him, so he moves the statues out and settles himself into the manger! But when he hears the C...



  • Make way! Make way! Here comes the princess of the land. She's sweet and kind. She's oh-so-grand. And just who is she, this lovely Princess Me? Come inside this book to see! A child's bedroom is transformed into a magical kin...



  • Calico is searching high and searching low, but where did her beloved teddy bear go? Join Calico and her friends, Scruff and Puff, as their quest to find her teddy bear teaches everyone an important lesson about friendship and teamwork. Children an...



  • Bad weather frightens Bear, but his woodland friends are there to help him in this sweet, reassuring Bear story from bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman!In the deep, dark woods by the Strawberry Vale, a big bear lumbers down a small, crooke...



  • When Scruff and Puff come over to play and Calico decides to keep the ball all to herself, she ends up learning an important lesson in sharing when they show her that playing together nicely is much more fun than playing alone....



  • For Little Pip, the baby penguin, home is a pebbly nest on the cold Antartic shore. Mama and Papa always reminds Pip not to wander far, and she never does...until one day a black, glittery feather leads Pip on a chase far, far from home. As she tries...






  • It’s springtime on the farm and all the baby animals are out for a day in the sun! From little chicks that like to peep to a tiny puppy hiding in a boot, these beautiful babies are sure to thrill even the smallest readers. Children will love to tou...



  • Winter is just over, the sky is gray, and the ground is brown. Little Mortimer Mouse munches on sunflower seeds and longs to see something green. Upon overhearing the story of how springtime rain and sunshine nurture little seeds to grow into great...



  • Here are more than 120 hysterical, philosophical, rhetorical, and commonsensical poems and pictures that explore the perfectly not-so-perfect world of picky kids, Miss Muffet's revenge, magic homework wands, yellow snow, and Sunday's sundaes! New Yo...



  • It’s Halloween, and Calico is trick or treating! Young readers will love lifting the large sturdy flaps to find out who is hiding under each costume. Join this sweet and curious kitten as she and her friends dress up and have fun!This lift-the-flap...



  • Hallelujah

    Hallelujah

    Clap, Clap, Clap

    Tap, Tap, Tap

    Strum, Strum, Strum

    Hum, Hum, Hum

    Tweet-a-Tweet

    Ding Dong Ding

    We make a joyful noise to the Lord

    Follow one youngster as he discovers the fun and sheer jo...



  • It's the day all baby penguins are going to learn to swim, but Little Pip is afraid.... Nothing scares Little Pip more than the thought of swimming in the deep dark ocean -- she would much rather learn to fly just like other birds do. Bu...



  • "Love my baby's everything, You make my life complete, it's true. Love my baby, dearest heart... Oh my baby, I love you " In this follow up title to 2006's bestselling "Baby Cakes," Karma Wilson and Sam Williams team up again in this charming...



  • Rhino Mister and Rhino Miss gaze at the moon in rhino bliss. They rub their rhino tusks like this. And now you've seen rhinocerkiss! Join the fun in the romantically ridiculous and the ridiculously romantic escapades of your favorite animals!...



  • The horse loves hay, the chickens need feed, the geese munch on corn, the hogs devour slop, the dog eats treats, but THE COW LOVES COOKIES? A twist on the ordinary barnyard picture book, the latest read-aloud from bestselling author Karma Wilson ...



  • A new egg has just arrived, and Little Pip's parents are so excited! They tell Pip that this new change will soon make their family "just right"--but Little Pip isn't so sure. She thinks their family is already just right, and a boring old egg certai...






  • 'If I were a mouse, just as small as could be, I would make my house in a hole in a tree...' A child imagines what fantastic adventures might unfold if he were one of God's many amazing animals, but ultimately finds comfort and joy in being created ...



  • When the moon sails high in the arctic sky, Polar Cub asks, "Mama, why?" A polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of "why" questions before he goes to sleep: Why is there a moon up in the sky? Why do we dream? Why are there stars in the sky?...



  • He washed the horses, ducks and cows The goats, the cats and dogs. Everything went dandy... Until the farmer reached his hogs. "No hogwash for us today. Pigs love dirt - so go away!" Farmer's stubborn pigs refuse to be hogwashed, and no matt...



  • Bear and his friends are munching on their lunch when, all of sudden, Bear feels something wiggling and wobbling in his mouth. Oh, no! What can it be? It’s Bear’s first loose tooth! From a cave in the forest came a “MUNCH, MUNCH, CRUNCH!...



  • Those horses didn't sleep one bit. They frolicked on the loose. They joined in games like Hide-n-Seek, Leapfrog, and Duck, Duck, Goose. "So this is why you snooze all day. I thought I told you NO HORSEPLAY " When his stubborn horses insist ...



  • What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends! Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks -- a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different pla...



  • 'The table makes a lovely sight. The food is good, it tastes just right. I savor every, single bite. I feel so full of love tonight.' Celebrate the season in this heartwarming story that references Psalm 92 in tender rhyme from award-winning author K...



  • Cozy up to this tender tale about overcoming fears and finding friendship, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bear Snores On. Lewis Mouse is preparing his nest for winter. It is cozy and it is warm, and yet something is missing. All of ...



  • Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear Snores On. Colors, colors everywhere! Can you find colors just like Bear? Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane ...



  • Numbers and counting are so much fun with Bear in the second of a concept picture book series from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear’s New Friend. Numbers, numbers everywhere. Can you count along with Bear? Karma Wilson’s s...






  • Meet the one and only Duddle Puck, a plucky duck who does anything but quack in this picture book from New York Times bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Marcellus Hall that is anything but stereotypical. Everyone knows that ducks quack, right? Well,...



  • Even the smallest readers can have big fun with Bear in this sweet introduction to opposites from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear’s New Friend. Bear is big, big, big, and mouse is small, small, small but these friends stick toget...



  • As Dormouse dreams--and snores--his way from winter to spring, he imagines going on fantastical adventures with his best dormouse friend. Whimsical illustrations feature other animals entertaining themselves with dart games, cross-country skiing, fly...



  • Dogs love to dig but one dog named Doug takes digging to new heights (and depths) in this laugh-out-loud picture book from New York Times bestselling author Karma Wilson and celebrated illustrator Matt Myers. Meet Doug. Doug is a dog that loves to...



  • Bear’s many animal friends try to help him get to sleep in time for winter hibernation in this companion story to Bear Snores On. It’s winter, and deep in the forest, Bear should be fast asleep. But when his friends come by to check on him, th...



  • Bear tries his best to be patient in this newest addition to the bestselling Bear Books series.Patience might be a virtue but waiting is so hard! On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Bear can’t sit still because he’s got a surprise planned for his goo...



  • From New York Times bestselling duo Karma Wilson and AG Ford comes this sweet, read-aloud picture book that celebrates how utterly irresistible our litte ones are and how much we adore those beautiful faces!I love your face, I really do!Nobody has a ...



  • A New York Times bestsellerBear and his friends hunt for missing eggs in this new picture book adventure in the bestselling series.Mama Meadowlark can’t find her eggs! Bear and his friends pitch in to help and search high and low. Each time they fi...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Karma Wilson has published 57 books.

Karma Wilson does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Bear Finds Eggs, was published in January 2024.

The first book by Karma Wilson, Bear Snores On, was published in January 2002.

Yes. Karma Wilson has 1 series.