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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.

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

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

Herman’s Letter by Tom Percival

Boris Saves the Show by Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Otto The Book Bear by Katie Cleminson

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Paddington by Michael Bond and R. W. Alley

The Teddy Robinson Storybook by Joan G. Robinson

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

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


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13 responses to “Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day”


  1. Carolyn avatar

    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!


    1. Catherine avatar

      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 🙂


  2. Larissa avatar

    Bear Snores on is one of my favorites! I also like a very old Marjorie Flack book, called Ask Mr. Bear.


    1. Catherine avatar

      As Mr Bear looks lovely. I wonder how easy it is to buy a copy now.


  3. JDaniel4's Mom avatar

    We love Going on a Bear Hunt and The Biggest Bear.


    1. Catherine avatar

      The cover of The Biggest Bear is beautiful – I’m intrigued by the story now that I have looked it up too 🙂


  4. Julia Lee avatar
    Julia Lee

    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!


    1. Catherine avatar

      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.


  5. Helen avatar

    The kids & I like The Bear in the Cave by Michael Rosen (though my husband isn’t a fan at all!)


    1. Catherine avatar

      I don’t know Bear in the Cave but I have read Bear’s Day out – I think it’s the same bear!


      1. Catherine avatar

        I’ve just seen that Bear in the Cave was later reprinted as Bear’s Day Out so I do know the story!


  6. Damyanti avatar

    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


    1. Catherine avatar

      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 🙂

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