Celebrated children’s author A.A. Milne was born on January 18, 1882. Best known for creating our friends in the Hundred-Acre Woods, Milne published his first book for children in 1924! The collection of poems was written for the author’s son, Christopher Robin Milne, and a familiar teddy bear makes a brief appearance. It’s been a hundred years since then, and young readers and their families still pick up A.A. Milne’s books today.

Here are some of the ones that you can check out through your local library!

A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young is a collection of poems and his first published work for children. The book came out before Winnie-the-Pooh, but eagle-eyed readers may recognize our favorite bear in one of the poems. The illustrations, done by Milne’s long-time collaborator Ernest H. Shepard, lends to the world of make-believe created in the verses.

There is also a smaller version illustrated by Rosemary Wells available

No matter how old you are, you are sure to be enchanted by these poems! Christopher Robin and his friends delight in more poems and illustrations done by the team of Milne and Shepard. 

Whether you’re six, sixty-six, or anywhere in between, this enchanting collection of verses about Christopher Robin and, of course, Winnie-the-Pooh, will enchant.  

A classic of childhood, this book features the always adorable Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. Read about Piglet overcoming his fears, the search for Eeyore’s tail, and more delightful stories about being brave and the power of friendship. 

In this second collection of Pooh stories, our friends in the Hundred-Acre woods go on even more adventures! This book features the first appearance of the exuberant Tigger. Though the book came out in 1926, the stories continue to delight and show the importance of childhood with heartfelt storytelling.   

This book brings together most of the books that were listed above so you can carry all of your favorite tales with you at once!

Other compiled versions of Milne’s work include: The Winnie the Pooh Storybook Treasury, Pooh’s Bedtime Book, and The Complete Poems of Winnie the Pooh

If you want to learn more about A.A. Milne,his life, and the creation of Winnie the Pooh, check out Who Was A.A. Milne? by Sarah Fabiny.