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8 Story Books To Read About Polar Bears

top books about polar bears for kids
Written by Madhu Bairy

February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, celebrated every year to raise awareness about the conservation of polar bears. And what better way to talk about conserving polar bears, than stories ! Here are 8 Books that will make you love these furry creatures even more.

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. 

Age group: 2 to 7 years

An enjoyable read for kids, this book written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle takes them into the imaginative world filled with animals. A fitting companion to the popular classic and still a best-seller, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? .

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Jesse the precocious polar bear

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear by Janice Spina

Age group: 2 to 7 years

The husband-wife duo, John and Janice Spina present the young readers with the life of a smart and intelligent polar bear Jesse, who likes to learn about everything, except what polar bears are supposed to know. The illustrations add much value to the reading making it enjoyable for the young readers.

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My Father Is a Polar BearMy Father Is a Polar Bear by Michael Morpurgo

Age group: 4 to 8 years

“Look at the polar bears,” said Terry. “You see that one on the left, the fatter one? That’s our dad – our real dad. But you’re not to tell.” A lovely tale of two young brothers rediscovering their birth father in the most unlikely of manners and in an entirely unexpected guise, this is a warm tale of love and family bonds.

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Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer 

Age group: 3 to 8 years

Recounting an adventurous journey of a little polar bear – Lars, this book is about his first hunting trip with his father and the events that unfold after he drifts away from his home, asleep on a disengaged sheet of ice.

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Polar Bears Past Bedtime – Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Age group: 4 to 8 years

In this bestseller from the Magic Tree House series, Jack and Annie are transported to the frozen Arctic by the Magic Tree House and they have to solve a riddle before they become master librarians. Help comes along in the form of a prodigious polar bear. Can they solve it?

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the polar bear son
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale

Age group: 4 to 8 years

A lonely old woman adopts, cares and raised a polar bear like her own son. But the jealous villagers have something else in mind. A heart-warming retelling of a Inuit folktale, this story proves the strength of a parent-child relationship.

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The Last Polar Bears by Harry Horse 

Age group: 4 to 8 years

An old man and his accompanying dog Roo set on an adventurous expedition to North Pole with a golf cart filled with equipments. They endure numerous hardships on their sea-journey, setting their foot on Great Bear Ridge, where the last polar bears live.

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Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear by Nicola Davies 

Age group: 4 to 8 years

Powerful hunter, tireless swimmer, tender mother, gentle playmate, the polar bear is brought to life through poetic language in this book by Nicola Davies. The language is fluid and mingled with facts and embellished with beautiful paintings by Gary Blythe, making it a visual treat and great for read-alouds.

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About the author

Madhu Bairy

I am a resident of Bangalore and a native of Kundapur. A self-confessed book worm, I always found any activity that involved reading and writing interesting apart from my academics. Reading is something that came quite naturally since my schooling days and that continued to grow over the years.
Writing to me is not a hobby, but something that I pursue passionately. A graduate in Textile Technology and a designer by profession, I find writing as an effective medium to convey my thoughts and opinions on anything and everything.

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