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Jan Berenstain

  • 4 stars across 38 books
    Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 370 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 300 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' love of reading has become over the years arguably the best-selling children's book series ever. Since their inception, the Berenstain Bears stories have expanded to include picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books--even a hit TV show on PBS. Writing and illustrating the books has become a Berenstain family affair. Mike joined with his parents as a creative team in the late 1980s. The Bear family has expanded over the years as well. Sister Bear arrived in 1974, and baby Honey joined the family in 2000. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Berenstain Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania. Stan and Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists for magazines and adult humor books when they began writing children's books. The first story starring the bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 260 million copies have been sold. What began as an idea sparked by their young sons' interest in children's books has become over the years arguably the best-selling children's book series ever. Since their inception, the Berenstain Bears stories have expanded to include picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books-even a hit TV show on PBS. Writing and illustrating the books has become a Berenstain family affair. Mike joined with his parents as a creative team in the late 1980s. The Bear family has expanded over the years as well. Sister Bear arrived in 1974, and baby Honey joined the family in 2000. Since Stan's death at age eighty-two in 2005, Jan and Mike have continued to write and illustrate wonderful new adventures for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear. They live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country. Mike Berenstain lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he continues to write and illustrate wonderful new adventures for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear.
    1st March 2008

    The Bears' Picnic: Berenstain Bears

    Join the Berenstain Bears for a picnic adventure in this classic children's book! "Mother Bear, put your... More

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    1st April 2009

    The Bears' Holiday: Berenstain Bears

    A new edition of the classic Berenstain Bears story, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. ... More

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    4th March 1985

    "C" is for Clown: a Circus of "C" Words

    C IS FOR CLOWN follows the highly successful 'B Book' and introduces young children to a crazy collection of words begin... More

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    1st March 2008

    The Bike Lesson: Another Adventure of the Berenstain Bears

    The Bike Lesson is a perfect story for beginning readers, who will delight in spotting the dangers of the road before ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Inside Outside Upside Down

    A new edition of the classic illustrated storybook, ideal for sharing with your child. An ever-popular B... More

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    1st April 2009

    Bears on Wheels: Berenstain Bears

    A new edition of the classic Berenstain Bears story, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. ... More

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    31st July 1985

    The Berenstain Bears On the Moon

    When THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO TO THE MOON young children will want to read along and join them in an adventure that is bo... More

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    21st October 2005

    The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk

    Papa Bear loves Halloween, so he's thrilled when he's put in charge of the Bear Country School's Ghost Walk. He has ever... More

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    21st October 2005

    The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores

    Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores-they don't want to do them! When they decide to take a break ... More

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    17th June 2011

    The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book

    When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother, Sister, and Honey aren't too sad. Why? Because they have Mrs. Gri... More

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