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Topic Books about Polar Regions for Children in KS2

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We Travel So Far ...

by Laura Knowles

From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal's migration and the reasons why they travel so very far. 


Shackleton's Journey 

by William Grill

Shackleton's Journey is a unique visual re-telling Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. Impeccably researched and informative illustrations celebrate the 100th anniversary since the historic exploration by Shackleton and his crew on Endurance. 

Artic & Antarctic by DK

Amazing colour photographs offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view of some of the coldest and most frozen places in the world. From flora and fauna, to human and animal inhabitants, as well as the brave people who explored these extreme regions, often with fatal consequences: let your child learn all about life at the North and South pole. 


Scott of the Antarctic

by Evelyn Dowdeswell 

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scott's Antarctic trek, this book charts the epic race to the South Pole. Follow the team in their preparation and experience daily life in the frozen South. Relive the bravery and courage of these explorers, and learn more about the scientific legacy they left behind.


The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris

The ice bear has given birth to two tiny cubs. As she sleeps, one cub is found by a hunter and his wife. The childless couple rejoice and hold their new-found child close. As the years pass, the ice bear never forgets and pines for what she has lost. This magical tale set in stunning icy landscapes reminds us to take care of this world's wild creatures. 


The Polar Bear Son 

by Lydia Dabcovich

A lonely old woman adopts, cares for, and raises a polar bear as if he were her own son, until jealous villagers threaten the bear's life, forcing him to leave his home and his "mother," in a retelling of a traditional Inuit folktale.

The Journey Home 

by Frann Preston-Gannon

The ice is melting so Polar Bear sets off in search of a new home. Join him on his adventures across the seas and discover the many friends he meets along the way. This beautifully illustrated story has a powerful message of conservation and is full of things for adults and children to talk about.