Alan Alexander Milne wrote the classic stories about a loving bear we all know as Winnie-the-Pooh. He touched our hearts with each story about a young boy, Christopher Robin, and his adventures with his friends from the 100-acre woods. A. A. Milne got his inspiration from his own life, his son, Christopher Robin, and his toys, one of which was a teddy bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Over 70 years have gone by since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published. The stories have become a phenomenon. Winnie-the-Pooh was licensed to Disney in 1961 and Pooh would never be the same. He has become a major character in the Disney Corporation. Winnie-the-Pooh has been adapted in many ways but no matter what we will always remember that little bear with the rumble in his tummy and his love of honey. January 18th was the birthday of A. A. Milne as well as National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, so let’s celebrate the bear that has changed all of our lives forever. Come and check out one of the many A.A. Milne books from the John M. Pfau Library Juvenile Collection on the 5th floor. Bring your little one to see the small display on the 5th floor of the library and check out a book. List of Winnie-the-Pooh books available from Pfau Library (PDF).
And remember you can always donate your books to the library by contacting Catrina Mancha at 909 537-5096. Thank you for supporting the library.