Bear is awake!: an alphabet story written and illustrated by Hannah E. Harrison
An alphabet book in which a bear wakes unexpectedly in the middle of winter, and meets a young girl who tries to figure out what he is supposed to be doing.
William Wakes Up by Linda Ashman
William asks his animal friends, one after another, to awake from hibernation and prepare a celebration for a special friend who has been away all winter.
William’s Winter Nap by Linda Ashman
A cozy winter bedtime story, featuring a boy and animal characters, that touches on the concept of hibernation.
Hush Up and Hibernate! By Sandra Markle
Winter is coming and it’s time for black bears to hibernate; however, a black bear cub is making excuses to Mama Bear to try to avoid the inevitable.
The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett
After hearing about winter from his friends, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake to experience its wonders.
Sleep Tight, Little Bear written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
Little Bear insists on saying good night to all of his special forest friends before settling down in his warm and cozy den for a long winter’s sleep next to his mother.
Are You Sure, Mother Bear? By Amy Hest
On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. “Winter is for sleeping,” Mother Bear tells her. “But why, Mother?” Little Miss asks. “Because that is what bears do. All bears sleep, all winter long.” All winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on hills. Most of all, she is going to miss Mother Bear. But Mother finds a special way to assure her that they will all be there waiting for her the stars, the moon, the hills, and especially Mother Bear when she wakes in the spring.
Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! Written and illustrated by Aaron Blecha
It’s time for Grizzle Grump the bear to hibernate, and he can’t wait to sleep. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect quiet spot… WHAT’S ALL THAT NOISE? The woodland creatures just won’t let Grizzle Grump get some peace and quiet! Will Grizzle Grump ever find the perfect place for his long winter snooze?
Sleepover With Beatrice & Bear by Mônica Carnesi
Beatrice the bunny wants to share winter with her best friend, Bear, but he will be busy hibernating.
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Christian Stead
Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.
The Bear in the Book by Kate Banks
At the end of the day a little boy falls asleep as his mama reads about a bear hibernating.
Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows
Rhyming text and pictures introduce a variety of animals as they try to snuggle in to sleep.
Sleep, Bear! By Shelby Alinsky
A bear awakens from hibernation at the end of winter to eat different things during the spring and summer, only to return to sleep at the end of autumn.
Keeping warm in winter – blubber experiment: https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/blubber-gloves/
Hibernation Station printable: : https://www.lilcountrylibrarian.com/2011/01/all-aboard-hibernation-station.html