I own two books with soft toy patterns in them.
[B]Knitting:[/B] 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”). [I]Knitted Toys: 21 easy-to-knit patterns for irresistible soft toys[/I], by Fiona McTague. It may be available for a look-see in your public library.
[B]Crochet:[/B] 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. [I]Baby Blueprint Crochet: irresistible projects for little ones[/I], by Robyn Chachula. This one may be too new to be in your library, but it’s worth a shot!