Polar Bear Island

Illustrated by Cinta Villalobos
Sterling Publishing

2018 Parents’ Choice Award Winner

“Welcome to Polar Bear Island. NO OTHERS ALLOWED!” Parker is the mayor of this peaceful, predictable island, and he wants to keep it just the way it is. But Kirby, a fun-loving penguin, thinks the place is paradise, and she wants to stay. Parker says no, but the other polar bears love Kirby —and soon they’re begging Parker to let Kirby (and her family) move in. Will Parker agree . . . and make the island fun for EVERYONE? With its gentle message of inclusivity, this playful and lighthearted story will delight children.


“The text is accessible and good fun to read aloud. . . . The cartoonlike, scratchboard-ish graphics are lighthearted and full of anthropomorphic touches. Good bedtime reading.” —Kirkus