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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... show more



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.www.berenstainbears.com

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Birth date: July 26, 1923
Died: February 27, 2012
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Clint
Clint rated it 7 months ago
Grade: K Reading Level: AD540L The Berenstain Bears collection is fun to read. They are something that has stood the test of time being so relatable for today readers. This book is great to read in class to illustrate safety for your students. The book can give examples for why you should be sa...
Teacher Baker
Teacher Baker rated it 8 months ago
Old Hat New Hat by Stan Berenstain is a 1.5 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. It is a silly story about a bear that is considering buying a new hat. He looks at many different options, but there always seems to be something wrong with each of them. Some are too itchy and some are too lump...
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it 9 months ago
Rhyming book about sharing, and how it is o.k. to want to play alone sometimes too.
kateriker
kateriker rated it 9 months ago
This book is fairly dated but I feel as though it would still get the point across to the students. This story is about one Berenstain Bear who is afraid to start kindergarten. Throughout the book she finally conquers her fear. This book would be a great book to read to all kindergarteners. This boo...
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it 10 months ago
The Berenstain Bears' brother and sister are waking up late for the school bus. They must rush, rush, rush to be sure to make it on time.
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