Polar bear, Polar Bear....

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today is International Polar Bear Day! Did you know that polar bears live only in Arctic areas that surround the North Pole—not in Antarctica, which surrounds the South Pole. We often see illustrations of penguins and polar bears together, but this could never happen. In fact, the word arctic comes from the Greek word for bear, and Antarctic comes from the Greek meaning the opposite, without bear. To learn more about polar bears check out these websites:
National Geographic Kids : Polar Bears
Polar Bears International-FAQ

Then stop by the library for some polar bear stories like these:
P MAC Hush Little Polar Bear by Jeff Mack
P MAR Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
P THO Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson

Or try some Non-fiction:
J 599.786 KNU  Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World by Juliana Hatkoff
E 599.786 GIB  Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons
Design by Pocket