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!

Author interview on WCNI radio

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

Books


When you buy a book, you help rehome retired sled dogs!
Black Bear Goes to Washington   (description)
by Denise Lawson
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Black Bear Goes to San Francisco   (description)
by Denise Lawson
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Black Bear Saves Christmas   (description)
by Denise Lawson
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Life Lessons from a Sled Dog   (description)
by Denise Lawson
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Reviews / Quotes


"...children ages 3-8 will fully enjoy joining Black Bear Sled Dog and friends as they share some simple secrets of happiness. Through playful verse and illustrations, kids will appreciate these life lessons from the sled dog point of view. Entertaining, thoroughly 'kid friendly' in commentary and presentation, thoughtful and thought-provoking, "Life Lessons from a Sled Dog" is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections."
- October 2020 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

"...'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

"...A thoroughly charming, engagingly entertaining, and thoroughly 'kid friendly' in tone and tenor, "Black Bear Goes to San Francisco" will prove to be a welcome addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections..."
- December 2019 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

"...a rhyming picturebook about a hard-working, dark-furred Alaskan sled dog lead named Black Bear. Striking, colorfully painted illustrations bring to life this celebration of hard-working, four-footed sled dogs...A final page of dog sledding facts and special terms rounds out this excellent, read-aloud picturebook for storytime or bedtime."
- January 2020 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

My Friends & Adoptions


Meet me and some of my retired sled dog friends. Some are available for adoption!

Let's Play!


Games

1 Upcoming Event


Learn about or schedule an in-person or online author visit here

Due to COVID-19 , all in-person events have been canceled.
Join Black Bear Sled Dog & Friends at virtual events via Zoom!
Email: blackbear@blackbearsleddog.com to receive a meeting invite for a storytime event.
Online events will be listed below


Run Like A Sled Dog

Virtual run to raise funds for rehoming retired sled dogs. Help Black Bear run 1000 miles again and get a shirt.

Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
Virtual worldwide

43 Past/Current Events

Here are the 5 latest events. To view all events, click here


Oct 10, 2020 - Midnight Izzy's - Ligonier, PA - Author Visit. Book Signing with sled dogs.

Aug 25, 2020 - - Online (Zoom) - Creative Writingwith Black Bear & Friends. Four online creative writing sessions including Sled Dog Diaries and choosing your own adventure.

Jul 23, 2020 - - Online (Zoom) - Summer with the Sled Dogs. Flex Academies - Online lessons about Sled Dogs and Alaska

Jul 16, 2020 - - Online (Zoom) - Summer with the Sled Dogs. Flex Academies - Online lessons about Sled Dogs and Alaska

Jul 9, 2020 - - Online (Zoom) - Summer with the Sled Dogs. Flex Academies - Online lessons about Sled Dogs and Alaska

To view all events, click here

Let's Talk


Ask me a question,  request an appearance,  adopt a sled dog, ...

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