Hardcover, 32 pages, published by Tilbury House Publishers
Bear-ly There is a brand new picture book from wildlife artist Rebekah Raye. In the story, a boy named Charlie spots a bear in his backyard -it's been causing all kinds of damage around town, getting into birdfeeders and compost piles, even scaring Charlie's pet geese. One neighbor suggests shooting the bear, another wants to have it relocated. But Charlie knows what's best -the bear's not the problem, they are.
Reading level: Ages 9-12