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 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 260 million copies have been sold. What began as a great idea to help their young sons, Leo and Michael, learn to read 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.

Other Selections by Jan Berenstain

TitlePublication Date
Berenstain Bears 04/2012
Berenstain Bears 04/2012
Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas 09/2011
Berenstain Bears Go to School 07/1978
Berenstain Bears God Loves You! 09/2008
Berenstain Bears Help the Homeless 04/2012
Berenstain Bears, God Made the Colors 02/2013
Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts 08/2010
Do Not Fear, God Is Near 04/2013
Los Osos Berenstain !Dios Te ama!/The Berenstain Bears God Loves You! 02/2012
Los Osos Berenstain Demuestran Respeto / Show Some Respect 07/2014
Los Osos Berenstain Involucrate / Get Involved 12/2014
Los Osos Berenstain Juegan Limpio/Play a Good Game 07/2013
Los Osos Berenstain Oran Antes de Dormir/Say Their Prayers 07/2013
Los Osos Berenstain y la Regla de Oro /The Berenstain Bears And The Golden Rule 02/2012
Piggy Bank Blessings 04/2013
The Berenstain Bears 03/2011
The Berenstain Bears 07/2011
The Berenstain Bears 07/2011
The Berenstain Bears and All Things Bright and Beautiful 01/2012
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Question 10/1999
The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree 01/2011
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving 09/2010
The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs 01/2002
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble at School 08/1987
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Things 01/2013
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth 09/1983
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food 03/1985
The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Blessings 01/2013
The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings 10/1995
The Berenstain Bears Discover God's Creation 02/2010
The Berenstain Bears Do Their Best 02/2010
The Berenstain Bears Faithful Cubs 07/2013
The Berenstain Bears Get Involved 09/2012
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks 07/2009
The Berenstain Bears Good Deed Scouts Help Their Neighbors 03/2013
The Berenstain Bears Hurry to Help 02/2010
The Berenstain Bears Learn to Share 02/2010
The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand 07/1998
The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors 04/2009
The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game 04/2009
The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect 09/2011
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible 01/2013
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree 09/2009
The Berenstain Bears' Funny Valentine 12/2002
The Berenstain Bears' Kitten Rescue 01/2011
The Berenstain Bears' Neighbor in Need 01/2011
The Berenstain Bears: Faithful Friends 07/2009