Silly Old Bear: The Very Best of Winnie the Pooh

You know you’ve found the right book for your child at the right time when you’ve read it hundreds of times. For my family, Finding Winnie, opens a new window by Lindsay Mattick is that book.

The story of Harry Colebourn buying a bear at a train station during the First World War and taking her to Europe where she met a young Christopher Robin has led my family to playacting, LEGO building and drawings all inspired by the true story. What’s more, this nonfiction book opened up the original world of Winnie the Pooh and A.A. Milne to my kids.

Whether you prefer Winnie the Pooh’s original books, new fiction stories, history books, eBooks, audiobooks or movies, the Edmonton Public Library has a large collection to satisfy your Pooh Bear needs.

1. Finding Winnie, opens a new window by Lindsay Mattick

Read the amazing story, opens a new window of the bear who inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories and the Veterinarian from Winnipeg who made her an honourary member of his military unit before donating her to the London Zoo. The book includes historic photos from this true story!

Finding Winnie is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window and eBook, opens a new window. The book is also available in animated video form on DVD, opens a new window, streaming video, opens a new window and streaming video with read aloud, opens a new window.

2. The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, opens a new window by A. A. Milne

Why not take a Winnie journey with the classic Milne stories, opens a new window? You’ll be swept into the 100 Acre Wood faster than you can say “heffalump!”

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window.

3. The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, opens a new window by A.A. Milne

Perfect for car trips or to hear stories while drawing and building LEGO (as we do at my house), there are lots of Winnie the Pooh audiobooks you can listen to with your kids.

This full cast dramatization, opens a new window of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner is read by Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Jane Horrocks and Michael Williams.

The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a downloadable audiobook, opens a new window.

4. The Pooh Dictionary: The Complete Guide to the Words of Pooh & All the Animals in the Forest, opens a new window by A.R. Melrose

Reading stories written long ago is a chance to explore words that may seem new and strange—this is especially so when reading Pooh stories, which are filled with made-up words and misused terms! The Pooh Dictionary, opens a new window helps to sort out the humorous vocabulary used by characters in the Winnie the Pooh books.

The Pooh Dictionary is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window.

5. Winnie the Pooh 5-Minute Stories, opens a new window

For a quick bedtime read, try these five-minute stories, opens a new window filled with favourite friends from the Hundred Acre Wood right before turning out the lights.

Winnie the Pooh 5-Minute Stories is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window.

6. Winnie the Pooh, opens a new window

Want to watch stories of Pooh? Enjoy Tigger’s bounce, Eeyore’s gloom and all of Pooh’s friends in this Disney version, opens a new window of the classic stories.

Winnie the Pooh is available from the Edmonton Public Library on DVD, opens a new window and Blu-ray, opens a new window.

7. The Tao of Pooh, opens a new window by Benjamin Hoff

Pooh fun isn’t just for kids. Who knew Pooh was also a great Taoist philosopher, opens a new window?

The Tao of Pooh is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window, downloadable audiobook, opens a new window and streaming audiobook, opens a new window. There’s also a sequel called The Te of Piglet, opens a new window.

8. The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, opens a new window by Kathryn Aalto

Looking for more true facts? Check out this book about Ashdown Forest, opens a new window, a large woodlands in southeast England which inspired Milne’s writing.

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window and eBook, opens a new window.

9. The Best Bear in All the World: In Which We Join Winnie-the-Pooh for A Year of Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, opens a new window by Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis and Kate Saunders

In the mood for something new? Try this 90th anniversary volume, opens a new window in which various authors write in the style of Milne to continue the adventures of the best bear in all the world. Tiddely-Pom!

The Best Bear in All the World is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window.

10. Now We Are Six, opens a new window by A. A. Milne

A.A. Milne wrote several beautiful books of poetry. This one, opens a new window includes several poems about everyone’s favourite silly old bear and I think it’s time I place a hold on this volume for my poetry-loving son—who is now six.

Now We Are Six is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, opens a new window, eBook, opens a new window, downloadable audiobook, opens a new window and streaming audiobook, opens a new window.

Find more great Winnie the Pooh books, movies and more at the Edmonton Public Library.

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