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Teddy Bears: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about teddy bears?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to teddy bears. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about teddy bears.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about teddy bears can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Louis
Written by Tom Lichtenheld & illustrated by Julie Rowan-Zoch
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A beloved teddy can bear it no longer and plots his escape from his owner’s sufocating affections in this laugh-out-loud picture book from New York Times best-selling creator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site_ and _Steam Train Dream Train fame, Tom Lichtenheld.

Louis the bear has had enough.

From day one, life has been one indignity after another. If he’s not being used as a hankie, he’s being hung out to dry—literally. (No one likes clothespins used on their ears!) This teddy is sneaking away just as soon as he can. Then again, no use running off in the rain . . .or during a show-and-tell routine. Maybe Louis has something to lose, after all. 

This fresh and funny take on a teddy bear come to life is a salty and sweet, grumpy and tender, sly tribute to the ties that bind.

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Corduroy Lost and Found
Written by B.G. Hennessy & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A new adventure for a classic teddy bear! Corduroy the beloved bear slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa. He spies what he thinks is a yellow balloon up in the sky, thinking that would be perfect for her. But when the sun rises, the balloon (really the full moon) disappears. And now Corduroy is lost. Lisa finds him, but not before Corduroy succeeds in getting just the right gift—a lollipop as yellow and round as the moon. Written in the whimsical style of Don Freeman and illustrated in the exact scratchboard technique he used to create Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy.

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Loved to Bits
Written by Teresa Heapy & illustrated by Katie Cleminson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Ted and his boy do everything together.They fight beasts and have feasts.They tickle monsters then flee on rafts, They search, explore, escape. . . . and laugh.But sometimes things get rough, and Teddy loses an ear.He’s still got his best one though, never fear! And an eye? PING!It’s nothing-he didn’t feel a thing!A leg, then the other. An arm, and then the next.What do you do with a broken Ted?You lay down with him at night and snuggle in bed.

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Corduroy
Written & illustrated by Don Freeman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Corduroy was first introduced to readers in 1968, and in the fifty years since, his adventures have never stopped.

Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he’s the bear for her. Her mother, though, thinks he’s a little shopworn—he’s even missing a button! Still, Corduroy knows that with a bit of work he can tidy himself up and be just the bear for Lisa. And where better to start than with a nighttime adventure through the department store, searching for a new button!

Celebrate 50 years of this irresistible childhood classic, a heartwarming story about a little bear and a little girl finding the friend they have always wanted in each other.

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Bear in the Air
Written by Susan Meyers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Lost by the child who loves him, a devoted teddy bear begins an amazing seaside journey home that involves an ocean swim, a flight with seagulls and a sailor’s assistance. By the award-winning author of Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!

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  • The Best Kind of Bear - When Nelly asks Bear what kind of bear he is, he isn’t entirely sure how to answer. So off he goes to find out. But none of the different bears he meets on his travels are like him. Grizzly bears don’t have stitching; polar bears don’t have tags attached to their bottoms; spectacled bears are not as soft and bouncy as Bear is; and sun bears never wear bow ties. Disheartened, he returns to Nelly . . . only to discover what kind of bear he is — her own special bear!

  • Bear Is a Bear - A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.Through all the many ups and downs of a little girl’s childhood, Bear is there to provide love and support. Until it is time to say goodbye . . . and hello again.Bear Is a Bear is a tender and surprising tribute to the beloved companions of our childhoods.This sumptuously illustrated, oversized picture book is the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, and the holidays. Parents who grew up on classic stories like The Velveteen Rabbit and Corduroy will love this new spin on a teddy bear seemingly come to life.Snuggle up for story time with your new favorite read-aloud, Bear Is a Bear!

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  • Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever! - Halloween is almost here, and Corduroy can’t wait! He is going to have a party. He and his friends will carve a jack-o’-lantern, bob for apples, and go trick-or-treating! But there is one problem-Corduroy needs to choose a costume. What will he wear?

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Ira Sleeps Over
Written by Bernard Waber
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie’s, until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear. “An appealing picture book which depicts common childhood qualms with empathy and humor.” – Booklist

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Otter: The Best Job Ever!
Written & illustrated by Sam Garton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Otter–the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter, Otter in Space, and Otter Loves Halloween!–tries to find the perfect job for herself and Teddy. Sure to be adored by fans of Llama Llama.Otter and Teddy want to have jobs, just like Otter Keeper. Otter helps Teddy try many different things: an acrobat, an explorer, a cook. But finding the right job is a lot harder than they thought!Otter: The Best Job Ever! is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

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Teddy Bears' Picnic (Original)
Written by & illustrated by Alexandra Day
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Read (or sing!) your way through this picture book adaptation of the favorite teddy-bear tale, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. If you go down in the woods today You’d better go in disguise For every bear there ever was Will gather there for certain because Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic. Here’s everyone’s favorite teddy bear song with endearing pictures by the popular illustrator of Good Dog, Carl.

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The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Written by Jimmy Kennedy & illustrated by Michael Hague
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A favorite childhood song brought to life by one of America’s favorite illustrators. “If you go down to the woods todayYou’re sure of a big surprise.If you go down to the woods todayYou’d better go in disguise;For ev’ry Bear that ever there wasWill gather there for certain, becauseToday’s the day the Teddy BearsHave their picnic.”The Teddy Bears’ Picnic has been sung and loved by English speaking children throughout the world ever since it was written. The intrigue conjured up by the teddy bears picnicking independently of their owners continues to capture the imaginations of children everywhere.Michael Hague’s illustrations are simultaneously panoramic and detailed. Against the backdrop of country landscapes, lovable teddies of all shapes and descriptions picnic and play.

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Bear to Share
Written by Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Jessica Alba, and Norah Weinstein & illustrated by Alicia Mas
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Business leader, actor, and Baby2Baby ambassador Jessica Alba and Baby2Baby co-CEOs Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein deliver the important message of giving back from an early age through this tender and delightful story.Tiana loves her teddy bear, Bach. She doesn’t mind that he’s a little worn and somewhat torn. So when her mother suggests she make room for a new bear, Tiana can’t believe her ears!Will Tiana have to lose the one bear she really loves? Or will she find room in her heart for two?Find out in this endearing tale–brought to life by Alicia Más’s imaginative illustrations–about a young girl who learns the importance of letting go and giving back.A girl with a big heart who loves her teddy bear, her family, and her best friend, Tiana will appeal to any child trying to understand what it means to give back to others.

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  • Otter Loves Halloween! - Get in the Halloween spirit with Otter–the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter and Otter in Space, sure to be adored by fans of Llama Llama.Halloween is Otter’s favorite holiday. It’s also a very busy time for her and Teddy. With so much to do, it’s a good thing she’s a Halloween expert!With Otter’s winning voice and Sam Garton’s classic yet fresh artwork, Otter Loves Halloween! is sure to be a holiday favorite.–Publishers Weekly

  • A Christmas Wish for Corduroy - A classic holiday story about a teddy bear loved by children for 50 years. It’s almost Christmas and Corduroy sits on a department store shelf, wishing he could be a child’s holiday gift—but he’s a plain bear, and nobody seems to notice him. He sets out across the store to ask Santa Claus for help, but he can’t visit without wearing a special outfit! After stopping to try on hats, boots, and even baby clothes, Corduroy finally arrives at the North Pole. Can Santa help Corduroy find a new home in time for Christmas? With warm humor and classic art, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy takes readers back to the beginning and shows how Corduroy became the beloved bear we know today. This is a heartwarming story about the power of hope, perseverance, and friendship–an important addition to any Corduroy collection, and the perfect way to celebrate Corduroy’s 50th anniversary.

  • Christmas Wish for Corduroy - A classic holiday story about a teddy bear loved by children for 50 years. It’s almost Christmas and Corduroy sits on a department store shelf, wishing he could be a child’s holiday gift–but he’s a plain bear, and nobody seems to notice him. He sets out across the store to ask Santa Claus for help, but he can’t visit without wearing a special outfit! After stopping to try on hats, boots, and even baby clothes, Corduroy finally arrives at the North Pole. Can Santa help Corduroy find a new home in time for Christmas? With warm humor and classic art, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy takes readers back to the beginning and shows how Corduroy became the beloved bear we know today. This is a heartwarming story about the power of hope, perseverance, and friendship–an important addition to any Corduroy collection, and the perfect way to celebrate Corduroy’s 50th anniversary.

  • Corduroy Takes A Bow - When Lisa takes Corduroy to the theater for the very first time, it’s so magnificent and exciting that he just can’t help heading out on his own to explore. From the orchestra pit to the prop table to the dressing rooms, Corduroy sees it all. Could there be a place for Corduroy on stage, too?

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Corduroy's Christmas
Written & illustrated by Don Freeman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A holiday story starring the classic teddy bear beloved by children for 50 years

Celebrate Christmas with everyone’s favorite bear and this charming lift-the-flap book. Join in all of Corduroy’s holiday activities, from trimming the tree to baking Christmas cookies. Discover the magic of Christmas with Corduroy in this festive tale, perfect for even the youngest reader.

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My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me
Written by & illustrated by Rocio Bonilla
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

It’s good to have a bear, but having two is even better! So does this little girl think as she prepares for a thrilling day in the snow, hand-in-hand with her two bears. Together, they will go sledding down the mountain and they will meet a ton of friends in the woods! Lots of fun in this wintery tale by storyteller Margarita del Mazo and illustrator Rocio Bonilla. A tender story about the warmth of winter with the right company. One of the few children’s books with a tribute to dads.

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Corduroy's Trick or Treat
Written by Don Freeman & illustrated by Lisa McCue
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Join this classic teddy bear for a Halloween celebration. There are so many exciting things to do on Halloween-wearing a costume, having a party, and going trick-or-treating. Kids love all the festivity of Halloween, and this pumpkin-shaped board book is just right as they anticipate the holiday. Join Corduroy and his friends as they play pin-the-tail-on-the-black-cat, and decorate pumpkins. Maybe best of all are the delicious, creepy cupcakes. Happy Halloween, Corduroy! 2018 is Corduroy’s 50th anniversary, making this the perfect time for a Corduroy adventure!

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Corduroy's Shapes
Written by & illustrated by Lisa McCue
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A concept book starring the teddy bear loved by readers for 50 years. One square blanket Spread upon the ground. Birthday balloons, Colorful and round! Join Corduroy in exploring all the shapes at a picinic, from a circle cake to a diamond kite. With minimal text, bright illustrations, and a loveable character, this board book is perfect for even the youngest reader.

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Spot Sleeps Over
Written by Eric Hill
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the-flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps and learn with Spot, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first time since their publication, these three lift-the-flaps will have full-color covers and spines that display the titles and author’s name.

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  • Bear Despair - Don’t ever take a bear’s teddy bear, no matter how cute you think it is. If you do, you’ll be in for trouble. Big trouble. For a bear whose teddy has been stolen isn’t simply heartbroken, but determined to get it back. So determined that he might just gobble up more than honey to do so! However, should he succeed in getting his teddy back, then there just might be a surprise in store. This is a book that all readers will relish, and one they will want to read again and again.

  • Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? - Follow along as two ragtag, everyday super heroes don capes to play in the mud, save their stuffed animals from certain peril, conquer the vegetables at dinner, and overcome darkness at night. Are super heroes always brave and daring? We re brave and bold and kind and caring. After five successful books in the Princesses series, Carmela LaVigna Coyle now turns her attention to an all new childhood fantasy in this wonderful new story about imagination and play. Every little boy and girl has a super hero somewhere inside just waiting to come out. Tie on your cape (blankies recommended) and join the adventure. P.S. Do super heroes have teddy bears? Why, yes, they do! Check out the trailer on YouTube”

  • George in the Dark - For all kids who have ever dreaded the moment when the lights turn off and the bedroom door closes . . . By day, George is a brave boy. He’ll climb the tallest tree, leap over fences, and stand up for his friends, without fear. But when the sun goes down, it’s only a matter of time before his parents say good night, leaving him in the dark. In the dark, George’s room fills with terrifying sights. The only thing to do is to hide under the covers with his bear. But wait! On this night, Bear is not in his bed. Where is it? It’s across the room, in the darkest, scariest corner… Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen’s The Dark, this heartwarming tale gives extra reassurance to little ones who are bravely facing their own bedtime fears.

  • Where's My Teddy? - Eddy’s lost his teddy, Freddy, so he goes off into the woods in search of the missing bear. The dark, horrible woods hold a gigantic surprise for Eddy, who discovers his teddy bear has grown much too big to cuddle. Could it be a case of mistaken identity? Fast-paced and fun, this comedy of errors from beloved children’s illustrator Jez Alborough has delighted young readers for two and a half decades.

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My Friend Bear
Written & illustrated by Jez Alborough
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Eddie’s feeling sad, and so is the bear. They both wish they had a friend to talk to. All they have are their teddies, and teddies can’t talk. Or can they? Teddy fans, prepare! From the author-illustrator of the best-selling WHERE’S MY TEDDY? and IT’S THE BEAR! comes a third warm and funny story about this odd-sized, lovable pair, a small boy and a rather large bear!

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Mimi and Bear in the Snow
Written & illustrated by Janee Trasler
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Every day is more fun with a best friend by your side.

Wherever Mimi goes, Bear is sure to be there. But what happens when Mimi can’t find Bear? Find out in this adorable board book that is sure to bring a big smile to anyone who has ever lost a beloved toy.

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Merry Christmas, Corduroy!
Written & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Celebrate Christmas with Corduroy in this festive board book!

Corduroy is excited to celebrate Christmas! To get ready, he decorates his tree, bakes cookies, and wraps presents. When the snow starts falling on Christmas Eve, Corduroy hangs up his stocking and leaves a note for Santa. Merry Christmas, Corduroy!

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Tricks and Treats
Written & illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Ready for a treat? How about a trick or two? Dog and Bear are back in three new Halloween stories that are sure to delight their many fans and win them new ones. Join them as they search for the perfect costume, hand out candy to trick-or-treaters (or not!), and then go trick-or-treating themselves in this latest installment by award-winning author Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This title has Common Core connections. A Neal Porter Book

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Where Is Bear?
Written & illustrated by Jonathan Bentley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Perfect for fans of the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, this adventurous and endearing picture book follows a little boy searching high and low for his missing bear. Features a surprise ending! Where is Bear? Is Bear in the dresser? Is Bear in the bathroom? Is Bear on the swing? It’s almost bedtime, and a little boy can’t seem to find his beloved Bear! Children will love joining in the irresistible search for Bear and finding where he is on every page . . . and they will love the surprise ending even more! Praise for Where is Bear! “Giggle-inducing clues make this book an interactive reading delight . . . Reminiscent of a Mo Willems story.” - School Library Journal “An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story.” - Kirkus Reviews

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  • The Gift Shop Bear - Discover the power of friendship in this nostalgic Christmas tale of a young girl and her furry friend–perfect for fans of The Velveteen Rabbit, Corduroy, and The Polar Express. All year long, Bear watches from his spot in the attic as the seasons change, waiting for the first snowflakes that signify Christmas is coming. You see, at Christmastime, Bear gets to join his special friend, Annie, in the festivities in her grandma’s gift shop. But this year is different–the gift shop is closing and Bear’s future seems uncertain. Will Bear see Annie and Nana again? The heartwarming conclusion will make this story a family favorite at Christmastime each year. Author-illustrator Phyllis Harris brings a warmth and coziness to her art and storytelling that give the book the timeless feel of a Christmas classic.

  • Moonthief - This tender, lyrical picture book explores the themes of love and friendship with innocence-and a mischievous wit!Bobby is a bear in love-with an exceptional imagination. As Bobby and Betty contemplate the new moon, Betty suddenly wonders what happened to the old one, prompting Bobby’s remarkable imagination to run wild. Rich with imaginative imagery, wit, and charming illustration, Moonthief is perfect for reading aloud and makes a wonderful gift for any child-and certainly anyone in love.

  • Corduroy Writes a Letter - Corduroy was first introduced to readers in 1968 and soon became a classic character. Everybody’s favorite department store bear is having further adventures in a story about using your voice. Now available in Step into Reading, the premier reader line! When Lisa wants to contact a movie theater owner about a problem, she thinks he’s too important and won’t respond. Can Corduroy help his friend with her good deed? He shows her how powerful a letter can be, and that speaking up about a problem can make a change! Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

  • Night of the Living Ted - This Halloween season discover a new action-comedy series about two kids battling an army of evil teddy bears! What a nightmare! Can they save the day before bedtime? After Lisa-Marie and her big brother, Vernon, visit a Create-A-Ted store, the unexpected happens. Their teddy bears come to life! But it turns out they aren’t the only ones. All kinds of teddy bears–zombies, ghosts, aliens and more–are suddenly alive and creating mayhem . . . and soon there is an army of evil teddy bears on the loose! Can Lisa-Marie and her big brother Vernon save themselves–and the world? The Living Ted series appeals to readers of all ages with quick chapters, laugh-out-loud action scenes, and lively illustrations throughout.

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The Teddy Bear Book
Written by Lucille Recht Penner & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

From the author and illustrator team who brought us the best-selling The Tea Party Book, here’s a charming collection of teddy bear-inspired crafts and activities. This warm fuzzy of a book, is bursting at the seams with sensational yet simple ideas for making teddy bears, growing a teddy bear garden, throwing a teddy bear party, and designing teddy bear t-shirts and jewelry. An enchanting gift book for children of all ages.

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Grin & Bear it: The Wit and Wisdom of Corduroy
Written by Don Freeman & illustrated by Jody Wheeler and Don Freeman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Adventurous, imaginative, and always optimistic, Corduroy offers up wit and wisdom that will bring a little bit of sunshine to readers of all ages. Since Corduroy’s first publication in 1968, this adventuresome stuffed animal has been delighting readers of all ages. Now America’s favorite teddy bear is here to share with you fifty years of his accumulated wit and wisdom, all in one adorable little book. Charming and inspirational, this is the perfect gift for graduation, or any other occasion when you might need a little confidence boost.

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Revenge of the Living Ted
Written by Barry Hutchison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

This Halloween season discover a new action-comedy series. The bears are back for revenge in the sequel to Night of the Living Ted…and they’re far from cute and cuddly! Just when Lisa Marie and Vernon think they’ve seen the last of the evil teddy bear Grizz, he’s back…for revenge! He has a new army of stuffed friends and a plan for world domination… Can Lisa Marie and Vernon save the world again…and before bedtime?

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The Lost Property Office
Written & illustrated by Emily Rand
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A little girl and her mother are on the train, going to visit Grandpa. It’s very busy–hold on tight! But when they arrive at their destination and get off the train they realize something is wrong: the little girl’s beloved teddy bear has gone missing! Just when it looks like she’ll never see Teddy again, Grandpa has an idea! And suddenly the little girl is off on a magical journey to rescue her favorite stuffed friend. Have you ever wondered where your lost objects go? With charming and stylish illustrations, this book is perfect for curious minds.

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There's Always Pooh and Me
Written by A. A. Milne & illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This playful collection brings together twenty-three of A. A. Milne’s best-loved poems, accompanied by Ernest H. Shepard’s delightful color illustrations. From the witty “Sneezles” to the poignant “Us Two,” this beautiful volume of classic children’s verse provides a wonderful introduction to the world of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh. Over seventy-five years ago, A. A. Milne wrote these poems for his small son, Christopher Robin, and generations of children have grown up reading and rereading them. These verses-brimming with humor and charm-are still loved and treasured today by countless Pooh fans of all ages.

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  • A Big Help - Follow along with Bear and Badger (and ladybug) as they search everywhere for Badger’s lost teddy… and stay for the surprise ending. Badger has lost his favorite teddy and his best friend Bear wants to be a big help in finding it. After a long search over land and through water, they end up empty handed . . . but will Badger still be sad?

  • One True Bear - In the tradition of The Velveteen Rabbit, with adorable classic art, comes the story of Darcy Brewster, one brave teddy-bear cub, who accepts a real challenge–to be a true friend to Damian, a boy who has a long history of destroying his toys. Ready, willing, and able to love and comfort Damian, even if it means putting his own fur on the line, Darcy manages to capture Damian’s heart and imagination, as well as that of any reader.

  • Teddy Picnic - Join Teddy the stuffed animal bear and his friends on a fun summer picnic in this sweet picture book! Teddy and his friends are going on a picnic! They spend their day playing and munching on a delicious lunch. Happy and sleepy, Teddy and his friends head home on the train and snuggle up together for bedtime stories and sleep.

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Sam's Teddy Bear
Written by Barbro Lindgren & illustrated by Eva Eriksson
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

In this funny picture book, a toddler named Sam, who knows what he wants, needs Doggie’s help to save his teddy bear from a terrible fate.

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I Love You
Written by DK
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Let baby feel the love with this USA Today bestseller that celebrates the love you and your little one share.Babies can explore different textures and expand their senses as they discover this padded board book’s tactile elements. They can touch soft bunnies, fuzzy teddy bears, sparkly hearts, and more, and feel all the love you have for them. Baby Touch and Feel: I Love You promotes sensory development and early language skills, and is the perfect size for small hands to hold.With simple images that are clearly labeled, and an amazing range of novelty textures, Baby Touch and Feel books capture the attention of the very youngest children and create an experience they’ll want to repeat again and again.Series description: Baby Touch and Feel books are the perfect series for the very youngest readers. These small, padded books excite babies and toddlers with their foil and touch-and-feel covers. Each book in this affordable series contains twelve vibrant interior pages with bold, engaging images and large word labels, and each page has foil or glitter to behold or a texture to touch. These safe novelty textures immediately intrigue babies and are perfect for little fingers to feel. The Baby Touch and Feel series encourages sensory development, language skills, and early reading skills while teaching colors, shapes, patterns, opposites, and more.

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Bob the Bursting Bear
Written by Michael Rosen & illustrated by Tony Ross
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A quirky and hilarious tale written by the author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Leaving Toy School for his new home, Bob the Bear thinks he knows all there is to being loved and cuddled. But in the end it is a surprising and unusual talent that helps him most of all.

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Always There Bear
Written by & illustrated by Gareth Llewhellin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Whether you’re at the beach or hiding inside on a rainy day; whether you’re having tea with a friend or reading a book by yourself; whether you’re happy and bouncing or grumpy or sick, it’s always nice to have an always there bear. He can play with you, cuddle you, and snuggle you to sleep. He likes birthdays and trampolines and sand castles and puddles. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired or sulky or shy or scared–you’ll never be lonely with your bear by your side. He will keep you company, he will cheer you on, and he will even make you feel braver. He always understands you, and most importantly, he promises to love you, forever and always, no matter what. This is a quiet, gentle, soothing book, wonderful for comforting little ones or preparing them for peaceful sleep. It’s a reassuring and heartwarming story of unconditional love and companionship throughout experiences of all kinds. Gareth Llewhellin’s sweet illustrations complement the text, and Trudi Granger’s beautifully written story works magic with its simplicity. For anyone who loved The Quiet Book, Always There Bear is just as special and just as perfect for quiet moments and trouble-free bedtimes. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers–picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Bear Hugs
Written by Kathleen Hague & illustrated by Michael Hague
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

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