Bernard Bear’s Birthday Books

Uxbridge Library are celebrating Bernard the Bear’s birthday this week! The festivities began on Monday with our newest Storytime at 2pm. Bernard joined Akbar, Ramie, Roksana and the gang as they read new books and sang their favourite songs! What better way to celebrate your birthday than by having fun with your friends?

Here are some of Bernard’s favourite birthday books:



I Love My Birthday by Giles Andrea & Emma Dodd

A lovely picture book that celebrates a birthday with colourful pictures and a musical rhyming style that’s sure to delight and send the little ones off to bed. We particularly love the final lines “I’m sleepy now. It’s time for bed. So, after stories have been read, it’s birthday cuddles warm and tight, to keep me safe all through the night,” as well as the birthday child’s ever present soft toy penguin and the extra colourful pages that surround the simple story and remind us of wrapping paper.




Spot’s Birthday Party by Eric Hill

We’ve expressed our love of lift-the-flap books before and Bernard Bear definitely loves them. This time he’s picked out a Spot the Dog book all about hide and seek. With tickled penguins, bears eating jellies and hippos in the bathtub it’s the usual fun Spot adventure but with a very big birthday surprise ending!




It’s My Birthday by Pat Hutchins

Even monsters have birthdays but as Billie soon learns birthdays are only fun when they’re shared! Bernard the Bear loves the illustrations which are detailed and vibrant.



Bernard Bear’s birthday celebrations continue this week at Uxbridge Library’s Storytimes on Thursday 12th April 11 to 11.30am and Friday 13th April 2 to 2.30pm.

To book your free place call 01895 250714 or visit Uxbridge Library.


To find out about storytimes at your local Hillingdon library visit:



By Mark & Bernard Bear (Uxbridge Library)


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