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About Jan Berenstain
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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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.
When the Bear family adopts a curious baby chipmunk, Brown Eyes explores Papa’s desk, Mama’s sewing basket, and Papa’s pant leg!
Make your way to the ballot box—Mama is running for mayor! There are lots of improvements to be made in Bear Country, and Mama has a plan. She's going to fix the roads, pick up the trash, and replace the broken streetlights. But will she promise too much?
The Berenstain Bears continue the tradition of bringing engaging stories to beginning readers in this diplomatic I Can Read.
The Berenstain Bears love teaching their friends new things in this action-packed addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series.
Brother Bear and Sister Bear are teaching the younger bears to play T-ball. But it's tough when the cubs don't know the difference between running to home plate and running home! Will Brother Bear and Sister Bear be able to put together a winning team?
The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
All aboard with the Berenstain Bears in this adventurous addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series!
The Bears are on a steam train trip across Bear Country. Mama and Papa enjoy the scenery, but the cubs want to learn about the train. If they are lucky, Grizzly Jones might let them blow the whistle. Woo-hoo!
Beginning readers will feel like they are on board with the Bear family as they pass new sights and find out all about how the train runs. The Berenstain Bears: All Aboard! 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 classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Mama and Papa are going out for the evening, so Mrs. Grizzle is coming to babysit Brother and Sister. Fun games will be played, and at bedtime, the cubs will be tucked snug into their beds. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. A new cub, Lizzie, has moved to town and Sister can’t wait to become her friend. But when bossiness enters the mix, Sister and Lizzie’s new friendship might be in trouble.
Searching for the perfect job, the Bear siblings learn to celebrate the many talents of others and begin to imagine where their own God-given gifts will take them as they grow.