Has Your Heart Been Captured By Siku?

Siku, the baby polar bear in Denmark, has stolen hearts around the world.  Both children and adults alike can not get enough of this cute little cub. 

So, I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight a few of the books you can check out about polar bears. 

Mama, Why? by Karma Wilson 

Beloved children's author, Karma Wilson, blends the finest elements of rhyme and lyricism in this heartwarming picture book, glowing with gorgeous illustrations from Simon Mendez.. When the moon sails high in the arctic sky, Polar Cub asks, “Mama, why?” In this snuggly lullaby, a polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of “why” questions before he falls asleep: Why is there a moon up in the sky? Why do we dream? Why are there stars in the sky? And why can’t we see the stars during the day? Finally, once she has explained everything to him, Mama ushers her little one off to sleep, explaining that she will sleep too...so she can dream about her dearest cub.
 

Polar Bear Night,  by Lauren Thompson 

A polar bear cub . . . A nighttime journey . . . A bedtime story of love and wonder. One keen, clear night, a polar bear cub wakes inside her warm den. Something in the moonlit stillness quietly beckons. What is it? The little cub sets out for the snow and sky and sea and ice, and the moon follows. So begins a magical journey through a starlit world filled with love and wonder. Soothing words and luminous pictures make this nighttime tale as comforting as a goodnight kiss.

The Three Snow Bears, by Jan Brett

Jan Brett,  traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic, and an endearing family of polar bears, and playful Arctic animals in the borders, the result is a picture book that children will want to listen to and look at this exciting version of a well-loved story over and over again.

Polar Bear, Why is Your World Melting? by Robert E. Wells

In the Arctic, the summer ice is melting, making it hard for polar bears to survive. Why is the world getting warmer? The heat of the sun is trapped by the "greenhouse" gases that surround Earth (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor).

Non-Fiction

Polar Bears by Mark Newman

Full of fascinating information, this book explores the world of the polar bear on land and under water. Get ready to be wooed by adorable baby cubs and impressed by majestic adult bears captured in stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mark Newman.

Polar Bear: Shrinking Ice by Stephen Person.

It was early September 2009. Researcher BJ Kirschhoffer was in Churchill, Canada, to study polar bears. It didn't take long, however, for him to notice that something was wrong. There were bears all over the place, but many did not look healthy. Some were so skinny that BJ could see their ribs through their white fur. Why weren't these bears getting enough food to eat?