Your shelf is not complete without these adorable polar bear books for kindergarten.
We scoured the web and found everything from educational books to newer gems to interactive stories that will bring the animals of the Arctic into your home.
Along with entertaining storylines, these books combine learning with fun illustrations and adventurous characters that are sure to become your kiddo’s favorites.
Whether you go for fiction or non-fiction stories, your little reader will have a blast learning more about polar bears and the world around us.
We hope you enjoy these fun books! Also, be sure to check out all of our polar bear activities for more ideas.
Polar Bear Children’s Books
This book makes a great addition to any animal lover’s collection. Through the use of rhythmic prose and repetition, author Bill Martin Jr. and illustrator Eric Carle introduce children to a variety of exotic animals. Additionally, the book encourages readers to role-play by chanting the sounds each animal makes.
Kids and adults alike will have a blast reading out loud and guessing which animal comes next. And, as the story progresses, the kiddos will work on their memory and sequencing skills because they have to remember all the animals in order. How cool is that?
As a cute little girl drifts off to sleep, her sweet polar bear plush journeys from one magical place to another. He flies through the skies, rides on the backs of whales, and braves through waterfalls. When the day is over, he flies back into the little girl’s arms and climbs into bed.
Polar bears are beautiful, powerful creatures that rule the icy cold Arctic. They’re built to withstand the harshest temperatures on the planet thanks to their double fur coat.
But these majestic creatures are also really special. Polar bears can swim for days at a time and their sense of smell is so strong, they can sniff out seals from up to 10 miles away. With amazing photos and interesting facts, this educational book will teach the kiddos everything they need to know about these fascinating creatures.
Parker the Polar Bear is the mayor of Polar Bear Island, where there’s nothing but peace and quiet. Parker the bear wants to keep it that way. But when a free-spirited penguin named Kirby visits the island, she falls in love with the place and asks Parker to let her stay.
At first, Parker is against it. He doesn’t deal well with unexpected change. But after the other polar bears beg him to let Kirby stay, he realizes that it is okay to let go of control once in a while. The book may be fictional, but it offers an endearing outlook on the benefits of inclusion, immigration, and change.
Jan Brett retells the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears but blends it with elements of Inuit culture, and she does so brilliantly. The Three Snow Bears offers an educational snapshot of what life is like in the Arctic that’s fun and easy to follow.
The book follows the story of the Polar bear family, who decide to take a walk while they wait for Baby Bear's soup to cool off. That’s when they run into an Inuit girl named Aloo-ki runs who’s out searching for her team of huskies who have drifted away on a sheet of floating ice.
If you’re familiar with the original Goldilocks story, you probably know what happens next. Aloo-ki gets distracted by the aroma of the soup, and she wanders into the empty igloo. While she’s rummaging around their home, the polar bear family is busy rescuing Aloo-ki’s stranded team of dogs.
But how will the family react when they realize there’s an intruder in their home? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out more!
Meet Alex and Zina. Alex is an enormous polar bear. Zina is a cute little penguin who lives in the Antarctic, while Alex the giant bear, lives in the Arctic. They live on opposite sides of the world, and their personalities are quite different, too. Zina likes to wake up early, while Alex likes to sleep in.
Despite their obvious differences, Alex and Zina decide to meet in the Galapagos Islands for a vacation. That’s when they realize that there’s so much beauty in their differences.
“Polar Opposites” introduces children to different types of friendships. It’s also a great opportunity for the little ones to learn about antonyms since there are a number of differences between Alex and Zina they’ll be able to easily spot.