I own two books with soft toy patterns in them.
Knitting: the stuffies in this book range from very small--2.5"/6cm finished ("Bugs")--to fairly stitch-intense at 15.5"/39 cm (teddy-bear style "Rabbit"). Knitted Toys: 21 easy-to-knit patterns for irresistible soft toys, by Fiona McTague. It may be available for a look-see in your public library.
Crochet: This book is aimed at clothing, accessories, and other items for small children; however, having no such in my home, I purchased it just for the elephant pattern, which a clever yarn-shop owner displayed on her counter. I wouldn't let the matter rest until I learned where the pattern could be found! Realistic yet cute elephant makes up at 3" tall x 6" long in recommended size of yarn but will be larger in other sizes of yarn and/or on a larger than G/6/4.0mm hook. There's also a "robot" pattern 4" wide x 9" tall when seated. Baby Blueprint Crochet: irresistible projects for little ones, by Robyn Chachula. This one may be too new to be in your library, but it's worth a shot!