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Publication Order of Bear Books

Bear Snores On (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Wants More (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Hugs (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear's New Friend (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Feels Sick (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Feels Scared (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear's Loose Tooth (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Says Thanks (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Sees Colors (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Counts (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Bear, Small Mouse (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Can't Sleep (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Can't Wait (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear Finds Eggs (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Calico Books

Hello, Calico! (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uh-oh, Calico! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends for Calico! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Play Nice, Calico! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trick or Treat, Calico! (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Little Pip Books

Where Is Home, Little Pip? (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Be Afraid, Little Pip (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in the Egg, Little Pip? (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mortimer Mouse Books

Mortimer's Christmas Manger (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's First Garden (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Briar Books

Sweet Briar Goes to School (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Briar Goes to Camp (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

A Frog in the Bog (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hilda Must Be Dancing (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Murry and Thumbkin (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinos on the Go (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mama Always Comes Home (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sakes Alive! a Cattle Drive (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinos in the Snow! (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True! (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Tracks! (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whopper Cake (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Cakes (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleepyhead (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Will Rejoice (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Bake an American Pie (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Give Thanks to the Lord (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Princess Me (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let's Make a Joyful Noise (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby, I Love You (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beautiful Babies (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's the Weather Inside? (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cow Loves Cookies (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Were a Mouse (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mama, Why? (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hogwash! (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horseplay (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Goes There? (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duddle Puck (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dormouse Dreams (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dog Named Doug (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Outside the Box (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Karma Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author of children’s fiction and picture books that teach the basics of rhyme and writing.
Wilson has a modest and humble childhood as she was raised in a single mother home. The best thing she had going for her was the encouragement by her mother to make something of herself. It was for this reason that she was named “Karma,” as her mother believed she would become a huge success.

Growing up in north Idaho, there was no cable TV while TV only had three channels. Since there was not much to do, she used to spend much of her time 0laying outdoors or reading. Wilson had a lot of fun playing outdoors even though reading was her first love.

By the time she turned eleven, she was reading every day and would even read while riding her bike down country lanes. During this time, she used to love the fantasy novels of Terry Brooks and CS Lewis and the historical novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and LM Montgomery.

Even though Karma Wilson loved reading, she never thought of becoming an author as she believed writing would be boring. This perhaps had to do with the fact that her mother was an author and for the young Wilson, this automatically made it seem like mundane and boring work.

Aged 27, she still loved reading children’s fiction of all shades from young adult novels to picture books. By this time, she was a mother of three children and wife and would frequently take trips to the library, which stirred up many emotions and memories.

Nonetheless, many of the novels she found were not what she wanted her children to read. Wilson’s trajectory changed when she got a tax refund and the family used the money to buy a computer. She combined her love for children’s fiction and the desire to make the computer pay for itself by writing.

After countless rejections, she finally got Steven Malk as an agent and he took on the task of finding a buyer for her novel. By 2012, she had published “Bear Snores On,” her debut and has never looked back since.

Karma Wilson’s has grown in leaps and bounds ever since she published her debut in 2012. She now has more than forty titles published, many of which can now be found in bookstores and libraries across the world.

Her works have been the recipient of numerous national and state awards and have been translated into more than twelve languages. She has also been on the New York Times bestselling list and hopes that her novels bring joy to families and children all over the world where her novels are read.

Wilson has made a name for herself writing rhyming and humorous picture books for the very young. In her works, she writes understandable and fun stories that share her enthusiasm for life. More recently, she has also been working on philosophy and sometimes outrageously silly poetry for older children.

Karma Wilson now makes her home on a ranch in Montana, where she lives with Scott her photographer husband and Chica and Rosie her two cats. David and Michael and her two sons often help out on the ranch during the weekends.

When she is not writing her novels or working on the ranch, she can usually be found being a grandmother, baking and engaging in photography.

Karma Wilson’s novel “Bear Snores On” opens to Sham taking Athena to the Oak Park Public library for her first storytime. The library has been experimenting with having themes that would appeal to all ages in one class for the month.

Explore Your World is the theme for Tuesdays and the children read about hibernating animals such as bears which snore through the winter.
As the bear’s cave begins to warm up all manner of different birds and animals start emerging out of the cold to go warm up. But even after the corn has been popped and the tea brewed, the bear keeps snoring. When he finally stirs from his sleep, he is shocked to find his home full of uninvited guests all having a good time.

Full of lovely descriptions of the sounds, smells, tastes and sights it is a great way to talk about the many misconceptions of the winter and hibernating animals.

In “Bear Wants More” by Karma Wilson, the bear is finally woken up following several months of hibernation. He is now ready to wolf down some food and he goes out to find anything that might appeal to his appetite and finds a lot of great food.

In the meantime, some of his friends decide to throw a party for him and he gets to eat even more wonderful things. But when he begins eating, he goes from the wiry skinny fellow to pudgy meaning he can no longer fit in his den.

Finally the party moves outside and it is here that Bear has the most fun as he can eat to his heart’s content. His friends laugh at all the eating he does, as he knows that Bear might no longer have a home when he is done.

Karma Wilson’s novel “Bear Stays Up for Christmas” opens to Bear ready to hibernate through yet another Christmas. However, his many friends are determined to keep him awake this year.

Everyone is pitching in with ideas on how to keep their friend awake, even as they got through the Christmas Eve preparations of hanging up stockings, finding a tree and decorating it and singing Christmas Carols. Finally, Christmas Eve is coming to a close and all the animals are tired from all the work they had to do.

They all fall asleep except for Bear who remains wide eyed and with nothing left to do he starts preparing Christmas surprises for his friend. But what even he could not see was a visit by Santa on the Eve of Christmas.

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