Books about polar bears for older children (8+)

Mark and Shark: Detectiving and Stuff

Polar bears are fierce, solitary and both terrifying and enthralling in equal measure. They capture the imagination like no other animal. These books create memorable polar bear characters having magnificent adventures with humans. Don’t try this at home!

Picture books about polar bears

  • The Last Bear

    Author: Hannah Gold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    Interest level: 8-12

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Last Bear

    Author: Hannah Gold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    Interest level: 8-12

    Reading age: 8+

    When April and her father move to an uninhabited island in the Arctic Circle, she isn't expecting to meet a lonely polar bear - ho…

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  • The Ice Bear Miracle

    Author: Cerrie Burnell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Ice Bear Miracle

    Author: Cerrie Burnell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    As a child, Marv Jackson survived a polar bear attack on a frozen river - and when he hears about ice skater Tuesday and Promise, …

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  • Animal Antics

    Author: DK

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Animal Antics

    Author: DK

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

    Smile… you’re on camera! In these candid and hilarious photographs, lots of different animals have been caught in the act of makin…

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  • Me and Mister P

    Author: Maria Farrer Illustrator: Daniel Rieley

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Me and Mister P

    Author: Maria Farrer Illustrator: Daniel Rieley

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

    All Arthur wants is a completely normal family, so he decides to run away to find one. But on his doorstep, he meets a polar bear …

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  • Northern Lights

    Author: Philip Pullman

    Interest level: 9-14

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Northern Lights

    Author: Philip Pullman

    Interest level: 9-14

    Reading age: 10+

    This extraordinary fantasy is the first book in Philip Pullman's multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy

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