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Children's Topic Books about Frozen Worlds and Polar Regions

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Balthazar the Great 

by Kirsten Sims

Bathalzar used to be the world's greatest violin-playing polar bear. Now he's the only polar bear left in all the world's circuses. He greatly misses his Grandpa, who gave him his first violin. One day, Balthazar is set free. He sets off on an epic journey home, and eventually, he sees a familiar face...

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

This is the story of Ben, who is delighted to find a penguin inside his present. "Hello, Penguin!" he says, but Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance ... but still Penguin says nothing. It isn't until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks - and Ben discovers that some things are worth the wait.

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Blue Penguin by Petr Horacek

"I feel just like a penguin," says Blue Penguin. "But you're not like us," said the other penguins. Poor Blue Penguin. Will he be able to convince the other penguins he is one of them after all? A moving and beautifully illustrated story about friendship and belonging. 

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.

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Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis

Everybody knows that penguins belong at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole - but what would happen if a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost? When the hapless family find themselves at completely the wrong pole, they need Mr White, the friendly polar bear, to guide them all the way home. . .

The Emperor's Egg

by Martin Jenkins

The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. This is his story!

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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.