13 books starring huggable, lovable bears that your own little cub is sure to adore 5 years ago

13 books starring huggable, lovable bears that your own little cub is sure to adore

Brought to you by POM-BEAR, the bare bear snack. 

Bears. So cuddly, huggable and lovable.

There's something so incredibly comforting when we think about bears (even as adults). There are plenty of famous bears over the years that have helped kids to learn new words and broaden their imaginations.

It's the yummy POM-BEAR snack that got us thinking of grizzlies all over again, as these bear-shaped vegan and gluten-free snacks are super popular with both parents and kids. With no artificial colours, E numbers or additives, they really are the perfect bear treat to nibble while reading a favourite story book - even more so if you have any teddy bear fanatics at home.

So, to get the little ones reading and learning, what better way than to introduce some famous bears who have earned so much love and adoration over the years, and from POM-BEAR, some colouring fun to download too!

1. Paddington: The Original Story of the Bear from Darkest Peru, by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley

It was a long way to go before reaching Paddington Station, London, but that adventure was just the beginning for this little bear. He has given decades of hilarious antics to readers. So famous and adorable - it’s a must-read.


2. Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard

To give a feel of just how wonderful this classic is, we’re simply going to leave you with two of the greatest quotes ever!

"If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever."

Piglet: "How do you spell 'love'?"

Pooh: "You don’t spell it, you feel it."

3. Can't You Sleep Little Bear?, by Martin Waddell

I can tell you (due to first hand experience) if you're a child that has trouble sleeping, especially sleeping in the dark, Big Bear will always find the perfect way to put any worry or concerns to bed.

4. The Everywhere Bear, by Julia Donaldson

Everywhere Bear has a great old adventure after falling out of a school bag. He even ends up out at sea! But still, he can’t wait to get back to the little boy who loves him, and so his main mission begins.


5. I Love You to the Moon and Back, by Amelia Hepworth

This chunky board book is perfect for parent and tots reading together. The illustrations are mesmerising, and will have you planning your own adventure together next.

6. Corduroyby Don Freeman

Another true classic, this endearing little bear sits on a shop shelf. A little girl desperately wants him but mum says no as a button is missing. That night, Corduroy comes to life, and seeks out an all-new button. (Available as a board book also.)

7. Bears in the Night, by Jan Berenstain

Combining words and illustrations beautifully, and using just 24 words, this book is perfect for beginners, even as the little bears wonder over to 'Spook Hill'.


8. I am So Bored!, by Henrike Wilson, (translated by Connie Stradling Morby)

Nowadays, being bored is often seen as a negative, a true time-waster. However, being bored means you have to get creative, find new ways to have fun and it might even spark the best idea ever! This bored bear can teach kids just how to do it.

9. A Bear's Year, by Kathy Duval

With beautiful illustrations, this book beautifully portrays the ventures of mum and her two cubs throughout the seasons - under the northern lights in autumn, among stunning flowers and tall trees in spring, meeting bumble bees in summer, and finally falling into "Earth's safe arms" when winter has these bears feeling very sleepy, and ready for a great, long snooze.

10. The Bear Report, by Thyra Heder

Little Sophie isn't at all fussed on doing her polar bear research project for school. She gets whisked away to the Artic by a proud polar bear named Olafur. Soon, she falls in love with this wonderful place dusted in white and the bears that roam it, making that once dreaded school report all the more fun.


11. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling

What would The Jungle Book be without Baloo the bear? Along with characters like Shere Khan, the tiger, little Mowgli, having lost his human family, gains the greatest friends a "man-cub" could ever ask for.

12. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen

This poor bear has lost his hat. He misses it so much, one by one he asks each and every animal around have they seen it. But with no luck, he begins to lose hope. That is, until he meets a wise deer.

13. Goodnight Everyone, by Chris Haughton

This stunningly illustrated book is perfect for a little ones bedtime. Vibrant coloured pages tell the story of all the fur-families living in the woods. This includes Little Bear, who's still wide-awake, even as the night's sky sets in and the stars shine bright. Ideal for reading together, if you'd both like a glorious snooze.

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