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Bear and Mole Series

Will Hillenbrand
Will Hillenbrand’s Bear and Mole series is the perfect choice for storytime sharing or reading aloud. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor.  Kids will delight in poring over these books again and again.
Spring is Here by Written & illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
All For a Dime! by Written & illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
First Star by Will Hillenbrand

Bear and Mole Series : Titles in Order

Book 5
Best friends Bear and Mole can’t wait to go camping and sleep under the stars–but Mole worries, what if they get lost in the dark?

Rolling up sleeping bags, picking fresh berries, and climb-climb-climbing, the two buddies are having a great time hiking to Camp Tiptop. They especially can’t wait to watch the sunset. But Mole soon realizes that when the sun goes down. . .it will be dark. What if they get lost?

Seeing Mole nervous, Bear decides to tell his friend the legend of a special star–the First Star–that will always help them find their way.

Featuring the popular characters and cozy illustrations of Will Hillenbrand’s other Bear and Mole adventures, including Off We Go!, Spring is Here, and All For a Dime!, First Star is a perfect bedtime book, an ode to friendship, and a gentle reminder that no matter how dark it gets, your loved ones will always help you find your way.

A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
Book 4
Join Bear, Mole, and their friend Skunk at the market—and see how far a dime can get you.
 
Bear’s fresh-picked blueberries are a hit on Market Day—but Skunk and Mole have trouble attracting any customers. To drum up interest they switch places and sample each other’s wares.  Skunk delights in spritz after spritz of her own perfume—each one costing a dime—while Mole eats handfuls of the worms he gathered, paying Skunk one dime apiece.
 
At the end of the day, the two friends have sold out—but somehow they’ve only got a dime between them! Luckily, Bear made enough dimes to buy them some ice cream to share—topped with the last of his blueberries.
 
Will Hillenbrand’s Bear and Mole series is the perfect choice for storytime sharing or reading aloud. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor.  Kids will delight in poring over these books again and again.
 
Don’t miss the other Bear and Mole titles, including Off We Go!, Spring is Here, and First Star!
Book 3
Mole’s determination to ride without training wheels vanishes when he wobbles and crashes— but Bear’s support convinces him to try again.

A charming story about confidence and perseverance, starring Will Hillenbrand’s beloved Bear and Mole.  At first, Mole can’t wait to get the training wheels off his bike, but riding is harder than he expects.

“I quit!” he sobs, after his first attempt goes awry. But his dear friend Bear encourages him to get up and try again. It’s a bumpy ride—but Mole makes it, all by himself. 
 
Will Hillenbrand’s Bear and Mole series is the perfect choice for storytime sharing or reading aloud. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor.  Kids will delight in poring over these books again and again.
 
Don’t miss the other Bear and Mole titles, including All For a Dime, Spring is Here, and First Star!
Book 2
On a windy spring day, Bear sniffs the air.  Could it be. . . Kite day?
 
Rushing home he tells Mole, and the two fast friends get to work building a kite of their own. They study, and collect, and measure, and construct—and soon, their kite is flying high above the meadow.
 
But when a storm rumbles in—SNAP!—the kite string breaks, and all their hard work soars away. Chasing after it, Mole and Bear discover all is not lost—wedged in the branches of a tree, their kite protects a nest of baby birds from the pouring rain.
 
Will Hillenbrand’s Bear and Mole series is the perfect choice for storytime sharing or reading aloud. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor.  Kids will delight in poring over these books again and again.
 
Don’t miss the other Bear and Mole titles, including All For a Dime, Spring is Here, and First Star!
Book 1
Mole can smell that spring is in the air, but Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap!

Excitedly he taps on the window and knocks on the door– he even tries playing a trumpet to wake his friend so they can celebrate together.  But Bear keeps snoozing. 

But Mole is determined, so he milks and gathers and bakes a special springtime surprise for his friend– the perfect way to wake up!

A perfect read-aloud, full of simple sound-words and lots of repetition, Spring is Here is ideal to share with young readers to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  Cozy mixed-media illustrations of big, fuzzy, dozing bear and his eager mole friend add detail and humor to the tale.

Don’t miss the other Bear and Mole adventures– First Star, All For a Dime, Off We Go!, and Kite Day.

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