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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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.
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