About Me


Hi! My name is Black Bear, and I am a retired sled dog. I was born in Eagle, Alaska and raised by Bush Alaska Expeditions. I was a lead dog in the 2009 Yukon Quest, so I have a passion for running...especially in the snow!

Connect with me via social media, enjoy my books, view my photos/videos, meet my friends, play some games, or contact me.

Books


Black Bear Goes to Washington   (description)
by Denise Lawson
Buy from:   Brown & Lowe,   Amazon,   Barnes & Noble
Black Bear Goes to San Francisco   (description)
by Denise Lawson
coming in 2019
Black Bear Saves Christmas   (description)
by Denise Lawson
coming in 2019

Reviews / Quotes


"...'Black Bear Goes to Washington' is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections."
- March 2019 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

"...A thoroughly charming picture book story that will have a very special appeal for children ages 5-8, 'Black Bear Goes to Washington' is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections for young readers."
- February 2019 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

 
"Paws-i-tive-ly grrrrrrreat meeting Black Bear! As rescued cocker spaniels, Mom read us your book, then she showed us the pictures so we could have a look.
As a sled dog who’s had such a very different time,
whose life was adapted to a story in all rhyme.
Because we have light coats we don’t much like the snow,
but that’s not something we think Black Bear needs to know.
We’re not much on big dogs, we’re kinda’ scared of their size,
So we stay away from them; we think that’s wise.
Black Bear sounds just so dog-gone neat,
but if we saw her size, we might get 'cold' feet!
We enjoyed reading the book and we're glad Black Bear is here.
She seems like a joy and such a dear!
If you write another book, maybe we could collaborate.
We don't know about you, but we think that would be grrrrrrrrrreat!
- Teddy & Shadow

- Ruff Love XOXOXO
Teddy 🐶, Shadow 🐶

My Friends


Meet me and some of my retired sled dog friends from the homestead in Alaska...
Some of my friends are available for adoption!

Let's Play!


Games

Previous games: BB Puzzle
To restart or change a puzzle, use the controls at the bottom of the puzzle.

Upcoming Events


LOLA Festival

Meet the author

Come learn about sled dog life and get an autographed copy of a Black Bear book.

September 29, 2019 @ 3 - 5pm
LOLA Festival
Alexandria, VA

Past Events


Book Signing Event

Meet the author and a couple of sled dogs.

Come learn about sled dog life and get an autographed copy of a Black Bear book.

March 8, 2019 @ 4pm
Arctic Traveler's Gift Shop
201 Cushman ST., Fairbanks, AK

Kid's Corner Book Reading

Meet the author

Come hear the author read and get an autographed copy of a Black Bear book.

March 2, 2019 @ 10am
The Writer's Block
3956 Spenard Rd., Anchorage, WA

Book Signing Event

Meet the author and Black Bear

Come learn about sled dog life and get an autographed copy of a Black Bear book.

February 16, 2019 @ noon - 2pm
Felix and Oscar
6671-A Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA

Book Signing Event

Meet the author and Black Bear

Come learn about sled dog life and get an autographed copy of a Black Bear book.

February 17, 2019 @ noon - 2pm
The Dog Park
705 King St., Alexandria, VA

Book Signing Event

Meet and run with the author

Come learn about sled dog life and get an autographed copy of a Black Bear book.

January 12, 2019
Orinda, CA

Let's Talk


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