Picture book bears celebrating Christmas

We have lots of picture books about bears celebrating Christmas on our book shelves. The stories encompass the excitement of Christmas, kindness and the joy of giving. We’ve chosen five that we love – we’d love to know if there’s another Christmas bear book that you would add to our list.

Little Bear and The Silver Star by Jane Hissey

The toys have finished decorating the Christmas tree but they can’t find the star to put on top! Little Bear decides to go and look for the star so that he can surprise everybody on Christmas morning but his night time adventure is a lot more eventful than he bargains for…


The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel by Tracey Corderoy & Tony Neal

This heartwarming, humorous story introduces a new friendship and celebrates the kindness and sharing that is part of the festive season. Bear is planning a quiet Christmas when an excited Frog turns up on his doorstep. Frog is looking for The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel but he’s travelled to the wrong side of the world…

The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel - Story Snug


Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman
Jane Chapman - Is It Christmas Yet? - Story Snug

Parents and children will identify with Ted’s excitement and his constant question ‘Is it Christmas yet?’. This beautifully illustrated story perfectly captures the excitement and anticipation of the Christmas season for small children and the festive preparations (and the stress!) that are involved.


The Most Wonderful Gift in the World by Mark Sperring & Lucy Fleming

This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming festive read celebrates friendship and the joy of giving. Esme and her friend Bear make a treacherous Christmas Day journey through snow and wind to deliver a mysterious present to a rabbit that they have never met and it turns out to be a wonderful gift for them all…


The Christmas Bear by Henrietta and Paul Stickland

(chosen by author Caryl Hart for Story Snug’s 2015 Advent Calendar)

The Christmas Bear - Story Snug

A little polar bear falls down a snowy hole into Father Christmas’s workshop. Father Christmas welcomes him with open arms and shows him around. Little Bear gets to test the toys and even has a ride on Father Christmas’s sleigh.

Do you have any favourite stories about bears celebrating Christmas?

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