Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day

Today is Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day so we have put together a list of some of our favourite stories about bears. Unfortunately our favourite picture book version of The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is no longer available to buy new and we would love to hear your suggestions for a newer version,

The Teddy Bears' Picnic

by Jimmy Kennedy [Uplands Books]
£62.46 ·  EUR 280,25 ·  EUR 285,33 ·  EUR 282,06 ·  $56.48

There are so many wonderful fictional bears, it’s really hard to choose favourites. Many of the stories on are list are classics and include bears that have stood the test of time with stories that have been read and enjoyed by more than one generation. So here, in no particular order as we love all these stories, are our favourite bear books.

Little Bear’s Trousers by Jane Hissey

Little Bear's Trousers (Old Bear)

by Jane Hissey [Scribblers]
£6.99 ·  EUR 8,94 ·  EUR 8,81 ·  EUR 8,69 ·  $4.29

Let’s Go Home Little Bear by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth

Let's Go Home, Little Bear (Big Bear & Little Bear)

by Martin Waddell [Walker Books Ltd]
£121.13 ·  EUR 152,89 ·  EUR 175,90 ·  EUR 175,94 ·  $60.87

Herman’s Letter by Tom Percival

Herman's Letter

by Tom Percival [Bloomsbury Publishing PLC]
£6.99 ·  EUR 6,99 ·  EUR 8,65 ·  EUR 8,25 ·  $2.01

Boris Saves the Show by Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes

Boris Saves the Show

by Carrie Weston [Oxford University Press]
£6.99 ·  EUR 8,49 ·  EUR 8,50 ·  EUR 8,25 ·  $5.50

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

A Pocket for Corduroy

by Don Freeman [Puffin]
£5.30 ·  EUR 6,49 ·  EUR 3,22 ·  EUR 6,21 ·  $1.25

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Bear Snores On

by Karma Wilson [Simon & Schuster Childrens Books]
£6.99 ·  EUR 10,06 ·  EUR 8,63 ·  EUR 7,39 ·  $4.37

Otto The Book Bear by Katie Cleminson

Otto the Book Bear

by Katie Cleminson [Jonathan Cape]
£5.94 ·  EUR 9,49 ·  EUR 9,72 ·  EUR 9,71 ·  $5.05

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Paddington Classic Adventures Box Set: A Bear Called Paddington, More About Paddington, Paddington Helps Out

by Michael Bond [HarperCollins]
£12.98 ·  EUR 16,76 ·  EUR 16,97 ·  EUR 16,73 ·  $11.60

The Teddy Robinson Storybook by Joan G. Robinson

The Teddy Robinson Storybook (Macmillan Classics)

by Joan G. Robinson [Pan Macmillan]
£5.94 ·  EUR 11,99 ·  EUR 12,30 ·  EUR 11,66 ·  $16.99

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne and Ernest Shepherd

Winnie the Pooh: The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems

by A. A. Milne [Egmont Books Ltd]
£26.00 ·  EUR 34,95 ·  EUR 46,14 ·  EUR 47,62 ·  $29.30

Do you have a favourite story about bears to add to our list?

13 thoughts on “Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day

  1. Paddington Bear is always a favourite & we always love the bears in the Golidilock story our favourite ones with a twist are Anthony Browne’s Me and You & Leigh Hodgkinson’s Goldilocks and Just the One Bear

    • Yes, Paddington is a favourite from my childhood and we also like Goldilocks and Just the One Bear. I don’t know Me and You but I’m intrigued now that I’ve looked it up 🙂

  2. I wonder if you mean Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear-hunt? The bear in that always looks a bit sheepish to me – like he just wanted company and his intentions were mistaken. Have read it many, many times!

    • I think you’re right, the bear in Going on a Bear Hunt just wants somebody to play with 🙂 The bear in Bear’s Day Out gets lost in the city, it’s a different story. We have borrowed it from the library a couple of times.

  3. We have the same favorite version of Teddy Bears’ Picnic! So sad that it’s out of print. 🙁 There were a few new-to-me books on this list that I’ll be checking out. Thanks!

    • I love this version of The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, I have two copies (one big, one small) but I would love to be able to recommend that particular version. I’m still looking for one that I like as much 🙂

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