Lexile Reading Score: 780L

Discovering Black Bears
By Margaret Anderson, Nancy Field, Karen Stephenson
Illustrated by Michael Maydak

Discovering Black Bears is a nature activity book that explores the natural history of the American black bear, its behavior and habitat. It also covers bear-human conflicts and how problems can be resolved. This engaging book, aimed at children of all ages, introduces the reader to real-life bear biologists, who have new insights into bear behavior. Discovering Black Bears has full color illustrations, a sheet of black bear stickers, and contains 20 activities designed to challenge children’s minds.

• Explore the black bear’s world
• Meet real bear researchers
• Investigate dens
• What’s for dinner? Mostly veggies!
• Become a scat detective
• Survive three years as a bear — if you can

This book is an excellent resource for Project Wild

Discovering Black Bears has won the followingawards:
• Mom's Choice Award
• Foreword Magazine Finalist - Book of the Year in both Nature and Hobbies

Here's what Lynn Rogers, bear biologist, says about Discovering Black Bears...

"In Discovering Black Bears, children of all ages learn about these shy forest animals. Readers also learn some ways we can avoid conflict when visiting or living in black bear country. Keeping bears safe is an important conservation problem."

Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., Bear Biologist, North American Bear Center

Here's what Defenders of Wildlife say about Discovering Black Bears...

"This is a wonderfully interactive and informative book on black bears. Surely this will inspire a conservation ethic in many a young reader."

Nina Fascione, Vice-president, Field Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife


ISBN: 978-0-941042-37-6 8 1/2 x 11 Price: $8.95
P.O. Box 620863
Middleton WI 53562-0863
1-(888) DOG-EARS
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