The Bear in the Stars by Alexis Snell (2020)
The Bear in the Stars is a modern fable about the impacts of climate change on animals. The Queen of Beasts – a great, white bear – rules over a beautiful, snowy kingdom. But over the years, the ice that once covered the land has begun to melt away, and one by one the other animals move on. Eventually, the bear herself has to leave to find not only food and friends but a new home. On her journey through a world that is growing ever hotter, the bear finds that the hearts of others are cold. But then a small act of kindness marks a new beginning.
Recommended reading age: 7-11 years old