Polar Bear Picture Books

Polar bear picture books? Yes, please! The fun-loving polar bears in these books may enjoy playing out in the cold and snow, but their stories will warm your heart!

Read the synopses of a few of my favorite polar bear picture books below, then grab your mittens and stocking cap and head to your local library with my free downloadable library list.

A Splendid Friend, Indeed book cover

A Splendid Friend, Indeed
by Suzanne Bloom

Goose and Bear are friends. In fact, they are splendid friends. But not even the best of friends are always compatible in every way. Sometimes even best friends have to be patient with each other, and Goose and Bear are no exception. (Click for my full review of A Splendid Friend, Indeed.)

Cold Paws, Warm Heart book cover

Cold Paws, Warm Heart
by Madeleine Floyd

A cup of hot cocoa can warm you up on a cold winter night. But what if the cold you feel doesn’t come from the weather? When a lonely polar bear named Cold Paws is befriended by a generous little girl, the arctic chill is no match for the warmth that begins to grow in Cold Paws’ heart.

I Love You with All My Heart book cover

I Love You with All My Heart
by Noris Kern

When Polo’s best friend tells him that his mother loves him with all her heart, Polo isn’t quite sure what that means. But Polo soon discovers that his mother loves him with everything—her fur, her eyes, her paws, and even her nose. But especially with her heart … her whole heart.

Mama, Do You Love Me? book cover

Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse

In this charming story, a small Inuit girl asks a simple question—Mama, Do You Love Me? But a single answer isn’t quite enough for this little girl. Through a series of innocent questions and heartfelt answers, Barbara Joosse gets right to the heart of motherhood: “I will love you forever, and for always, because you are my dear one.”

On the Night You Were Born book cover

On the Night You Were Born
by Nancy Tillman

Nancy Tillman’s On the Night You Were Born is a special book, written so that every child will know that he or she is the most uniquely loved and cherished child in the world. In this precious book, honking geese, dancing polar bears, and a smiling moon announce the news that “there has never been anyone like you, ever in the world.”

Please Bring Balloons book cover

Please Bring Balloons
by Lindsay Ward

If a polar bear left a note that said Please Bring Balloons, what would you do? And what if he asked for more balloons? Well, Emma didn’t hesitate for a moment. She brought the polar bear his balloons and was immediately rewarded with the voyage of a lifetime. You would do the same, wouldn’t you?

Sweetest Kulu book cover

Sweetest Kulu
by Celina Kalluk

When Kulu is born, a procession of arctic animals bearing gifts and messages visit the newest member of the Inuit community. Written by Celina Kalluk, an Inuit throat singer, Sweetest Kulu provides a wonderful window into the culture, values, and traditions of the Inuit people of the Arctic regions.

FREE Polar Bear Picture Books Library List

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Would you like to read some of my favorite polar bear picture books with your children?

Click to download my list to take to your local library.

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Love your book recommendations. We have enjoyed reading them!

Erin Rodriguez


Thank you for the list! My girls LOVE Polar Bears!!!



Thank you for the winter reading roundup! Being in the southern hemisphere I will be looking for these books from in a few months time. We received ‘On the night you were born’ by Nancy Tillman as a baby gift. It’s a special story but you know one of the best things is that it’s hardcover so it’s lasted three children so far. Are any of the others also hardcover?
Taking the opportunity to say thank you for a wonderful site- great blog posts but even in the comments i have leant so much as you respond to questions on what is the Orton-Gillinham approach & how it is fantastic for leaners needing the extra focus, or your details comments highlighting the differences between Phonograms and Phonemes..thank you! My oldest is four so we are probably ready for your program?

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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It looks like all these polar bear books are available in hardcover or board book format. I’m glad you find the blog posts AND the comments to be so informative and helpful. Most 4 year olds would be ready for our Pre-Reading Level.

Let us know if you have further questions, or if we can help in any way!



It’s always fun to learn about new books. Thanks!

Jo W


We borrowed several of these from the library, and our kids loved them! Thanks for the recommendations.

Lydia Hood


Great list!



Cute! I’m going to check this out as soon as we finish the Christmas book list :).

Gabra Stewart


On the night you were born is a long time favorite.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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It seems that lots of people love On the Night You Were Born. It must be really good!

Erin Rodriguez


On The Night You Were Born is one of our favorites!

ms cox


very cute



Aww, those are such cute books!



Love the Polar Bear pack!



Such cute stories =)

Naomi Sellards


I love All About Spelling… I really need to start AAR with my younger kids.

Sandy M.


We love “On the night you were born”! Such a sweet story! We also love AAS! We are halfway through level one and my son’s ability to read has jumped as he has begun to learn how to segment words and build them!! Thank you!!

Merry at AALP

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That’s great, Sandy! Congratulations on your son’s progress!



I like “God Gave Us Christmas”. I am excited to check out the list you shared. We love winter books.

Karen Fong


we love all about spelling. wish we’d found it sooner

Melissa Shaw


I’ve looked at this program several times, via recommendation of others, and think it’s time to purchase.



Halfway through level 2 with 4 kiddos. Spelling skills improving! Thanks

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