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About Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2012.
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.
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Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Mama has noticed that Papa, Brother, and Sister have not been using their good manners, so now it’s up to her to help get back on track. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
Join the Berenstain Bears in another exciting addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series!
It is time for Spring Cleaning and the Bears’ decide to have a yard sale. Mama Bear goes through the house gathering up all sorts of tattered things—but each tattered thing seems to be someone’s favorite tattered thing! Perhaps Spring Cleaning will just have to wait until next year.
Three brave little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, through, over, down, and out.
Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. When Mama goes to the market, Brother and Sister play soccer in the house . . . and end up breaking a lamp! When Mama asks them what happened, they tell her a series of whoppers that just get bigger and bigger. Will they ever tell her the truth?
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
Join the Berenstain Bears as they host a sleepover for Brother, Sister, and friends in this fun-filled addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series!
When Brother and Sister have a sleepover, not much sleeping gets done. Mama and Papa try their best to keep everything under control, but will they ever get those cubs to bed?
The Berenstain Bears’ Sleepover is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences.
When the Bear family goes to the seashore, Papa Bear finds a treasure map. Will it lead to gold, silver, or a special treasure from the sea?