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Florida books and magazines

Call, J.  2000.  The Florida black bear, (Ursus americanus).  Florida Wildlife 54(5):29.

Cecil, M. 1993.  Rescuing Florida’s black bear, Florida Naturalist, 71(1):14-15.

Clark, M. G.  1995.  The threatened Florida black bear.  Cobblehill Books, New York, New York.  64 pp.   (NOTE:  This book is out of print, but copies may be available in bookstores.)

Coyner, D.  2002  There’s a bear at my door!  Florida Wildlife 56(1):14-15.

Frye, O. E., B. Piper.  1950.  The black bear…saint or sinner? Florida Wildlife 4:6-7,28.

Greene, J. 1993.  Florida’s battered bruins, Defenders, 68(2):20-27.

Harlow, R. F.  1962.  Facts about Florida black bear.  Florida Wildlife 15:12-17.

Maehr, D.S. 1993.  Southwest Florida black bear research, Florida Wildlife, 47:16-20

Maehr, D. S., and J. R. Brady, and J. Polk.  1982.  The bears and bees: seeking a solution.  Florida Wildlife 35(6):40-42.

Morrow, A.  1999.  A festival for the bears.  Florida Wildlife 53:7

Morrow, A.  2000.  A festival for the bears.  Florida Wildlife 54:8-9.

Rose, T.  2001.  Bear sighting.  Florida Wildlife 55:26-27

Seibert, S. G.  1997.  Apalachicola black bears.  Florida Wildlife 51:16-19.

Smith, G.  1971.  Florida black bear.  Florida Wildlife 25:4-6.

Wooding, J. B.  1989.  Delicate balance – black bear.  Florida Wildlife 43:14

Wooding, J. B., and T. Hardisky.  1987.  Sign of the bear.  Florida Wildlife 41(4):5-6.

Books & Magazines about Bears in General

Anderson, T. et al. 1992.  Black Bear: Seasons in the Wild, Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN.

Bauer, E. A. 1985.  Bears in Their World,  Outdoor Life Books, New York, NY.

Bauer, E. A. 1996.  Bears: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN.

Burk, D. 1979.  The Black Bear in Modern North America,  Amwell Press, Clinton, NJ.

Cox, D. J. 1990.  Black Bear, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

DeBruyn, T. D.  1999.  Walking with Bears: One man's Relationship with Three Generations of Wild Bears, Globe Pequot Press

Domico, T. and Newman, M. 1988.  Bears of the World, Facts on File, New York, NY.

East, B. 1977.  Bears,  Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY.

Grossman, J., and Alt, G. L.  1990.  Learning to Live with Bears, National Wildlife, 28(3):4.

Jenkins, K. L. 1995.  Black Bear Reflections, ICS Books, Merrillville, IN.

Hoagland, E. 1976.  Red Wolves and Black Bears,  Random House, New York, NY.

Matson, J. R. 1967.  The Adaptable Black Bear,  Dorrance, Philadelphia, PA.

Shepard, P. and Sanders, B. 1985.  The Sacred Paw, Viking Press, New York, NY.

Stirling, I., Knight, F., and Kirshner, D. (Eds.) 1993.  Bears, Fog City Press, San Francisco, CA.

Stirling, I., Knight, F., and Kirshner, D. (Eds.) 1993.  Bears: Majestic Creatures of the Wild, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA.

Children's Section

These fiction and non-fiction picture books and chapter books contain realistic interpretations of black bear life histories, experiences and behaviors.

Ahlstrom, M. 1985.  The Black Bear, Crestwood House, Mankato, MN.

Alborough, J. 1995.  It’s The Bear, Candlewick Press, Boston, MA.

Bailey, B. 1975.  Wonders of the World of Bears, Dodd, Mead, New York, NY.

Brenner, B. and Garelick, M. 1989.  Two Orphan Cubs, Walker, New York, NY.

Bullaty, S. and Lomeo, A. 1983.  The Baby Bears, Golden Press, New York, NY.

Charman A. 1989.  The Book of Bears, Gallery Books, New York, NY.

Crewe, S. and Morton, R. 1997.  The Bear, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, Austin, TX.

Eberle, I. 1966.  Bears Live Here, Doubleday, New York, NY.

Fair, J. 1991.  Black Bears: Black Bear Magic for Kids, Gareth Stevens Children’s Books, Milwaukee, WI.

Ford, B. 1981.  Black Bear: The Spirit of the Wilderness, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.

Freschet, B. 1977.  Little Black Bear Goes for a Walk, Scribner, New York, NY.

Freschet, B. 1981.  Black Bear Baby, Putnam, New York, NY.

George, J. C. 1967.  The Moon of the Bears, Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, NY.

Helmer, D. S. 1997.  Black Bears, The Rosen Publishing Groups’ Power Kids Press, New York, NY.

Karpfinger, B. et al. 1992.  The Wonder of Black Bears, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, WI.

Kratt, M. and Kratt, C. 1997.  Kratt’s Creatures: Where’re the Bears?, Scholastic, New York, NY.

Laycock, G. 1967.  Big Nick: The Story of a Remarkable Black Bear, Norton, New York, NY.

Liers, E. 1962.  A Black Bear’s Story, Viking, New York, NY.

McCloskey, R. 1948.  Blueberries for Sal, Viking Penguin, New York, NY.

McClung, R. M. 1956.  Major, The Story of a Black Bear, W. Morrow, New York, NY.

Murphy, J. and Greene, J. 1993.  Backyard Bear, Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY.

Pfeffer, P. 1985.  Bears, Big and Little, Young Discovery Library, New York, NY.

Pringle, L. 1989.  Bearman: Exploring the World of Black Bears, Scribner, New York, NY.

Robinson, F. and Losa, A. 1992.  Real Bears and Alligators, Children’s Press, Chicago, IL.

Stirling, I. 1992.  Bears, Sierra Club Wildlife Library, San Francisco, CA.

Van Wormer, J. 1974.  The Black Bear Book, Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID.

Ward, L. 1952.  The Biggest Bear, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.

Whitehead, R. 1966.  The First Book of Bears, Franklin Watts, New York, NY.

Audiovisual Resources about Florida Bears

The Imperiled Bears of Florida.  1995. Multi-media display (8’ x 8’) available free to libraries, museums and nature centers throughout Florida.  Contact Christine Small (863) 467-6343 OR Laurie Macdonald (727) 821-9585, Field Coordinators for the Habitat for Bears Campaign.

Understanding Human/Bear Conflicts in Florida.  2002.  7:15 minute video.  Distributed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission using this order form.

Audiovisual Resources about Bears in General

Bears: Kings of the Wild.  1991. 23 minute video.  Distributed by Britannica, Chicago, IL.

On the Trail of Pennsylvania's Black Bears.  100 minute video.  Distributed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Sleeping Bears.  1986. 8 minute video.  Distributed by Bull Frog Films, Inc., Oley, PA.

Staying Safe in Bear Country.  2001.  47 minute video. A project of the Safety in Bear Country Society in co-operation with The International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA). To order the video, print and mail an IBA order form or call the distributor at 800-667-1500.