Layout 1Reader Engagement Project:

Readers of Wild About Bears by Jeannie Brett (Charlesbridge Publishing) will discover shared traits and behaviors as well as unique characteristics of the polar bear, brown bear, North American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda. Readers will also marvel at the adaptations each has developed to survive in a challenging world.

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year (ages 5-9) 2014

NSTA’s Outstanding Science Trade Book of the Year 2014
Science Books & Films Best Books for 2014

Illustration © Jeannie Brett, WILD ABOUT BEARS

Illustration © Jeannie Brett, WILD ABOUT BEARS


For Classrooms, Libraries & Nature Programs

Author/illustrator Jeannie Brett and Curious City (wild about bears both) developed a simple game to compare and contrast the book’s featured bears.  With a lovely hand-painted game board and game cards, your readers can explore the concept of adaptation and discover what traits make each bear species different and what traits are the same throughout the Bear Family (Urisdae or Modern Bear).

Additionally…Jeannie Brett has developed a set of Bear Masks for the featured bears and Charlesbridge Publishing has developed an Activity & Discussion Guide for Educators.

Engagement / Programming Tool:

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View & Download Wild About Bears Game
View & Download Wild About Bears Masks (8)

View & Download Wild About BearActivity & Discussion Guide for Educators

Best Users:

Educators Grades 02-05, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians

Best Audience:

Children Grades 02-05

More on the Book:

Wild About Bears
By Jeannie Brett
Illustrated by Jeannie Brett
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
Ages 6-9
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58089-418-0
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58089-419-7


  1. I so look forward to getting these emails from Curious City as they make programming so easy. Thanks again and keep up the great job!

    • That comment makes me happier than you know, Donna!

  2. Ms. Jeannie, Thank you so much for the autographed and dedicated copy of “Wild About Bears”! We are proud to have won and to have a copy of such a well made, well researched and beautifully illustrated picture book. We are recommending your other titles be purchased for our collection, as well. Thanks again! Sincerely, — Jonathan Dolce, Branch Supervisor, Astor County Library, Astor, Florida

    • Thanks, Jonathan! I will make sure Jeannie and Charlesbridge see your swell note!


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