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Fill your winter book basket with some polar bear books for kids. Find fiction and nonfiction polar bear books for kids ages 2-10.
With a big stash of polar bear-themed books on hand, you and your kids will have a hard time choosing which book to read first this winter.
Polar Bear Books for Kids
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of polar bear books that will help kids of all ages learn more about these Arctic animals.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Polar Bear Books for Toddlers
Hush Little Polar Bear -An impossibly cuddly baby polar bear travels from one magical place to another. “Hush baby polar bear. Sleep in the snow, and dream of the places where sleeping bears go.”
On the Night You Were Born – On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced….
Little Polar Bear Finger Puppet Book – Spend a day at play with Little Polar Bear in this fun and interactive reading experience for parent and child.
Snowy Bear – When Grandad leads Snowy Bear outside to face his fears, Snowy Bear sees how beautiful the stars are, and everyone says how brave he is!
That’s Not My Polar Bear… – This is a delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. It features bright, colorful illustrations with carefully chosen textures to touch and feel on every page.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? – As each new animal appears on the bright, colorful pages, children will love to find, then press the right button to hear the noises that the braying zebra, roaring lion, fluting flamingo and other amazing animals make.
Polar Bear Picture Books
The Three Snow Bears – Aloo-ki glances up from fishing and sees her sled dogs floating off on an ice floe. She races after them and comes upon an igloo. Being a curious girl, she goes inside only to find no one home. That’s because the polar bear family who lives there is out walking while their breakfast cools off…
Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear – Lars is accidentally scooped up in a fishnet and put into a ship. How is he ever going to get home?
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale – A lonely old woman adopts, cares for, and raises a polar bear as if he were her own son, until jealous villagers threaten the bear’s life, forcing him to leave his home and his “mother,” in a retelling of a traditional Inuit folktale.
Little Polar Bear and the Husky Pup – One day Lars, the Little Polar Bear, rescues a husky puppy from a deep crack in the ice. Can he get the impetuous pup back safely to the rest of the husky team?
The Bear Report – Sophie does not want to do her homework, a research report on polar bears. Bor-ing. They’re big. They eat things. They’re mean. What else is there to say about them anyway?
The Lonely Polar Bear – A little polar bear wakes up alone after a furious storm and finds himself all alone. With his mother nowhere in sight, he makes friends with a mysterious little girl and other animal friends such as puffins, elks, wolves, whales, and more.
Nonfiction Books About Polar Bears
Polar Bears – Full of fascinating information, this book explores the world of the polar bear on land and under water.
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears – With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming.
Polar Bears – Here is information about how polar bears swim and hunt, how they keep warm and dry, and the many other ways they adapt to their environment.
Polar Bears – Photographs and text introduce the characteristics and behavior of polar bears and their habitat in the Arctic.
Where Do Polar Bears Live? – The Arctic might be a bit too chilly for humans to live there, but it is the perfect home for polar bears. But the earth is getting warmer and the ice is melting. Where will the polar bears live? How can we help protect their home?
Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue – Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English).
Polar Bear Chapter Books
Polar Bears Past Bedtime – It’s icicle city…when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Luckily, a seal hunter on a dogsled lends them warm clothes. Unluckily, they get stuck on cracking ice. Will the giant polar bear save them?
The Polar Bear Express – Kiki Coral is thrilled beyond words when she meets a brand-new friend: a baby polar bear! The problem is, the little bear, whose name is Nestor, has floated away from home on a patch of ice and now he’s lost, hungry, and all alone!
Polar Bears and the Arctic – When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Polar Bears Past Bedtime, they had lots of questions. Why is the Arctic so cold? What did the first people of the Arctic eat? How do polar bears cross thin ice? What other animals live in the Arctic? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
This wooden puzzle “Polar Bear” is made of natural wood and covered with linseed oil+beeswax. Made out of 4 pieces, this last allow you to children the development of fine motor skills through the manipulation of the pieces of wood.
Winter is a great time of year to study polar bears with your preschoolers. When you do, add one or more of these polar bear crafts for preschool!