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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. Brother and his friends are tired of Sister tagging along with them, so they create their own club where girls are not allowed. Now it’s up to Sister to not only create her own club, but to also find a way for the boys and girls to all hang out together. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
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!
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.
Mama and the cubs go to get some farm–fresh eggs, but they end up getting a farm–fresh pup! Now Brother Bear and Sister Bear have to learn to take care of Little Lady, the newest addition to the family.
The Berenstain Bears’ New Pup is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Come for a visit in Bear Country with this timeless classic from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Papa, Mama, and Brother as they welcome Sister into the family and adjust to life with a new baby.
Sister Bear is thrilled by the magic of the wishing star, but Brother Bear teaches her that hard work is important too.
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.