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10+ Books For Those Who Love Winnie-the-Pooh

I did not grow up reading Winnie-the-Pooh, and first read the adventures of Christopher Robin and his pals as an adult after moving to the US. Needless to say, I fell in love with the Hundred Acres Wood and all its characters. While I do find it surprising that I don’t recall seeing these books in India (considering I found and read books from most other British authors there), I am glad I discovered these so I could read them to my kids (now teens!).

January 18th is Winnie-the-Pooh Day in celebration of A. A. Milne’s birthday. Today’s post features books in the theme of ‘If you like X, you will like Y.’ I am going rogue this week (the theme over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl for Top Ten Tuesday is the 2021 Reads I Didn’t Get to, Yet).

You can check out this cool list of interesting facts about Winnie the Pooh at the CBC website. And if you have not already seen the news, the first Winnie-the-Pooh book is now in public domain.

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15 Books For Winnie-the-Pooh Fans

Skunk and Badger books

TitleEgg Marks the Spot (& Skunk and Badger)
Author: Amy Timberlake
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publishers: Algonquin Young Readers (Sept 14, 2021)
Genre: Children’s Fiction (7 – 10 years, and up)
Source: Home library

Timberlake and Klassen have created magic; magic you need to get your hands on (well, eyes on) now. So no matter how old you are, get these books, read them out loud (it is a requirement).

The Wind in the Willows

Title: The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publishers: Various (Pictured edition is Penguin Classics)
Genre: Children’s Classics (7 – 11 years, and up)
Source: Home library

A childhood favorite that I still enjoy(ed) reading. You will fall in love with the characters, the setting, and just about everything in this beloved classic.

A Bear Called Paddington

Title: A Bear Called Paddington
Author: Michael Bond
Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
Publishers: HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (July 22, 2014, first published in 1958)
Genre: Children’s Classic Literature/Bear Books (7 – 12 years, and up)
Source: Home library

I watched the movie before I read the book(s). This is the first in the series, and I loved both the series as well as the movie! adorable.

You can get it here

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

TitleThe Tale of Peter Rabbit
Author and Illustrator: Beatrix Potter
Publishers: Warne (October 15, 2019; first published in 1952)
Genre: Children’s Classics (3 – 5 years, and up)
Source: Home library

I don’t recall when I first read this book (I have a different edition) but I recall enjoying it a lot. And last year, I read a couple of picture book biographies of Beatrix Potter; both are excellent reads. You can find my thoughts on one here.

Corduroy

Title: Corduroy
Author: Yann Martel
Publishers: Viking Books for Young Readers (March 11, 1968)
Genre: Children’s Classics/Bear Books(2 – 5 years, and up)
Source: Home library

I have this in a wondrous collection of stories, each one as adorable and heartwarming as Corduroy. I think I shed a few tears and had a smile on my face, both at the same time, as I read this book.

The BFG

TitleThe BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publishers: Viking Books for Young Readers (August 16, 2007)
Genre: Children’s Classics (8 – 12 years, and up)
Source: Home library

Roald Dahl weaves magic in every book, and this one is no different. The BFG is a must-read!

Curious George

Title:  Curious George
Author: H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey
Publishers: HMH Books for Young Readers(1973, first published in 1941)
Genre: Children’s Fiction (4 – 7 years, and up)
Source: Home library

I first fell in love with this naughty, clever, curious monkey when I was watching the TV series based on the books with my kids ages ago (seems like). Falling in love all over again when I read the book was no surprise! George reminds me of every kid (and adult) whose curiosity and need to try out things lands them in, well, unexpected scenarios (from this post)

The Secret Garden

TitleThe Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator: Tasha Tudor
Publishers: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (December 21, 2010); First published in 1911
Genre: Children’s Classics/Growing Up (8 – 12 years, and up)
Source: Home library

Another childhood favorite, The Secret Garden remains a cherished read each time I open this book. I found myself hoping to discover a secret garden of my own any time I saw a charming hidden door in a ivy covered wall!

You can read it online here at Gutenberg or get a classic illustrated version from the title link above.

Where the Wild Things Are

TitleWhere the Wild Things Are
Author/Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publishers: HarperCollins; 25th Anniversary ed. edition (December 26, 2012)
Genre: Children’s Classic Fiction/Action & Adventure (4 – 8 years, and up)
Source: Home library

How can one not want to read this one out aloud? Maybe even enact it all by oneself? That was my initial thought when I read this book for the first time (as an adult). As for Maurice Sendak, he has my utmost respect!!

Calvin and Hobbes

TitleCalvin and Hobbes
Author: Bill Waterson
Publishers: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: Comics and Graphic Novels
Age-Range: All ages!!
Source: Home Library

A family favorite!! Calvin and Hobbes truly brings out that kid in all of us – the one whose world has no limit, its boundaries extending as far as our imaginations! Read more about my thoughts on this wonderful duo here.

Stuart Little

TitleStuart Little
Author: E. B. White
Illustrator: Garth Williams
Pub Date: HarperCollins (March 17, 2015); first published 1950
Genre: Children’s Classics (7 – 12 years, and up)
Source: Home library

One of the books in my home library, this book has seen some wear and tear over the years. E. B. White is a magical author indeed!

The Story of Babar

TitleThe Story of Babar
Author: Jean De Brunhoff 
Publishers: Educa Books; UK ed. edition (January 7, 2008)
Genre: Children’s Classics (5 – 8 years, and up)
Source: Home library

Books about elephants always bring a smile to my face and warm my heart; sometimes I tear up as well (depending on the content, and sometimes simply because these books always end up tugging at your heartstrings!). Babar is no different. Read it.

Love Is

TitleLove Is
Author: Diane Adams
Illustrator: Claire Keane
Publishers : Chronicle Books LLC (January 24, 2017)
Genre: Children’s Baby Animals Books (3 – 5 years, and up)
Source: My e-library

Cute, sweet, delightful! Love is: gifting this book to loved ones everywhere!

The Faraway Tree Collection

TitleThe Faraway Tree Collection
Author: Enid Blyton
Publishers: Egmont (April 4, 2019) (first published 1939 through 1951)
Genre: Children’s Classics (All ages)
Source: Home library

I grew up on a steady diet of Enid Blyton books, filled with magic, mystery, and so much more; perfect to both satisfy and inspire young imaginations!! While the edition of this book that I own is different, the pictured edition looks like it is most likely illustrated by Quentin Blake (I would get it in addition to what I have just for that!)

The Best Bear in All the World

TitleThe Best Bear in All the World
Author: Jeanne Willis, Kate Saunders, Brian Sibley, Paul Bright
Illustrator: Mark Burgess
Publishers: Dutton Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 25, 2016)
Genre: Children’s Short Story Collections (8 – 12 years, and up)
Source: My e-library

A charming, delightful, and pretty well-done collection of stories as a tribute to Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th anniversary. The book takes us across the four seasons of the year in four separate stories, each one written by a different author. The backmatter includes an afterword with a personal note from each author on their experience with this joyful project, as well as a short bio of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.

A great gift for all Winnie-the-Pooh fans, as is every other book on this list!!

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Dear reader, have you read Winnie-the-Pooh and/or any of these books? If yes, what are your thoughts on them? Do you have any other recommendations for those who love Winnie the Pooh (for I am sure I have missed many)? If you are a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, who is your favorite character? As for me, it is Eeyore!

24 thoughts on “10+ Books For Those Who Love Winnie-the-Pooh

  1. This is a wonderful book list for Winnie the Pooh fans! I have read this book to my 3-year-old daughter many times and she loves it. When I used to be a Montessori teacher I would read a chapter a day to the children at rest time. We read many other books including Stuart Little and The BFG. I have to check out more books on your list I haven’t read yet, Like Eggs Marks the Spot and The Best Bear in all Whole World!

  2. Winnie the pooh has always been one of my faves growing up and it still has. My kids love all things Winnie. In fact this week we’ve been reading some of Winnie the pooh stories during the day and bedtime. I love this selection you’ve put together.

  3. I remember my first grade teacher reading Winnie the Pooh to the class and I would watch the Disney movies over and over again.

    I have been thinking about getting the Latin translation of Winnie the Pooh as a high school graduation present for my little brother because he study Latin. The only problem is he doesn’t like to read.

  4. Wow, you must be looking at my childhood bookshelf! LOL. I forgot all about The Wind in the Willows, and Stuart Little. I loved Curious George too! Thanks for the memories!

  5. These are some of my favorite books growing up. I loved (and still love), The Wind in the Willows! Also, I have always been a huge Roald Dahl fan (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the follow-up, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and of course, James and the Giant Peach!). We (my sister and brother and I) also had all the Babar books as well.

    Thanks for the memories!

  6. I love Winne the Pooh especially Eeyore while my daughter loved Tigger. As for the books you shared a lot of my favorite books and I’ve always read Winnie the Pooh books and still have the books I read to my son as a baby, and he is now 14 and if I could read them to him know as well.

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