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Cooking with Bear

Illustrated by Lisa Cinar; published by Groundwood Books

When Bear wakes up after a long, cold winter, he makes a special spring lunch and invites Fox to join him. The food is delicious, and Fox asks Bear to teach him how to cook.

They walk through the forest collecting honey, nuts and other wild ingredients, and greet their friends along the way. With an armload of tasty foods, Bear and Fox return to Bear’s den and cook up a feast to share.

Afterwards, Bear writes down his recipes so that Fox (and you!) can enjoy many marvellous meals. His cookbook — Best of Bear — offers fifteen kid-friendly recipes, including nut burgers, wild greens pita pizza, hazelnut–chocolate chip cookies and a wild strawberry smoothie.

Readers can revisit their animal friends from Bear’s Winter Party and try out some fun forest-themed recipes in this playful story/cookbook, featuring exuberant art by Lisa Cinar.

“A fun, accessible first cookbook for the little foxes in our lives.” Kirkus, Starred Review

Bear's Winter Party

Bear’s Winter Party

Bears Winter PartyIllustrated by Lisa Cinar; published by Groundwood Books

Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. It’s hard being the biggest animal around. So he comes up with a plan to make friends with the other forest creatures. He invites the animals to a winter party in his den. He decorates his home, lights a roaring fire, and bakes delicious treats. But as the night grows dark, Bear worries that his forest neighbors may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree…

Bear’s Winter Party is a gentle story of friendship that will warm your heart on a cold winter day.

It includes a recipe for Bear’s own Honey Ginger Cookies.

• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Chocolate Lily Award, shortlist

“The stylized watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful… this is a worthwhile seasonal selection with an emphasis on friendship.” School Library Journal

“Lisa Cinar’s soft watercolour and pencil crayon illustrations illuminate Bear’s emotions and help young readers to understand the book itself is a recipe for friendship.” Canadian Children’s Book News

Bears Winter Party

West Coast Wild

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet

West Coast Wild: A Nature AlphabetIllustrated by Karen Reczuch published by Groundwood Books

This book is a celebration of nature on the Pacific west coast — a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life,

• Winner, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Featured Book for Elementary Schools, 2016, Vancouver Elementary Principals and Vice Principals Association
• Silver Birch Express Award, shortlist, Ontario Library Association
• Chocolate Lily Award, shortlist

“To say the book is simply a nature alphabet is an understatement. Altogether, the 26 selections create a panoramic experience in print—East Coast dwellers will want one of their own.” Kirkus Reviews

“Hodge’s forthright narration offers details about familiar creatures like bears, cougars, and orca, but she sneaks in some surprises, too . . . [Reczuch’s] precisely drafted illustrations find majesty and beauty in the creatures, vegetation, and landscapes that make the Pacific Northwest so distinctive.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet