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.

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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

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

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Herman’s Letter by Tom Percival

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Boris Saves the Show by Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes

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A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

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Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

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Otto The Book Bear by Katie Cleminson

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A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

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Paddington by Michael Bond and R. W. Alley

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The Teddy Robinson Storybook by Joan G. Robinson

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

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Do you have a favourite story about bears to add to our list?The Teddy Bears' Picnic - Story Snug

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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