Author & Illustrator

Jan Berenstain

Biography

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 360 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 one of the best-selling children’s book series ever!

Halloween Is Sweet
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
We Love Our Dad! (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned Christmas
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker
Jobs Around Town
The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree
Kindness Counts
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree

Most Popular Jan Berenstain Books

    Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Book Stats

57
Authored
17
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Jan Berenstain Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2020Halloween Is SweetStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain22
2014The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old TreeStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain24
2013We Love Our Dad! (Bound for Schools & Libraries)Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain24
2012Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned ChristmasJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2012The Berenstain Bears and the Easter StoryJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2011The Berenstain Bears and the NutcrackerJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2011Jobs Around TownStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainStan BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2011The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving TreeJan BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2010Kindness CountsJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2010The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of GivingJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2009The Berenstain Bears' Christmas TreeStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain72
2009The Berenstain Bears Play a Good GameJan BerenstainStan Berenstain32
2008The Berenstain Bears' SleepoverJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2007Big Book of the Berenstain BearsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain160
2005The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost WalkJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2003The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day SurpriseStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2002The Bear ScoutsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain72
2000That Stump Must GoStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain1
2000The Berenstain Bears and the Great Ant AttackStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain112
1999He Bear, She BearStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain24
1998The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping HandStan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1998Berenstains' A BookStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain1
1998The Berenstain Bears Get Their KicksStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1990The Berenstain Bears and the Prize PumpkinStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1988Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the ForestStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1988The Berenstain Bears Get the GimmiesStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1988Berenstain Bears and the Bad DreamStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road RaceJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan BerenstainStan Berenstain32
1986Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma'sStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1986The Berenstain Bears and Too Much BirthdayStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1986Berenstain Bears No Girls AllowedStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985Berenstain Bears Forget Their MannersStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985Berenstain Bears Learn about StrangersStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk FoodStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985C Is for Clown: A Circus of C WordsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain42
1984Berenstain Bears and Mama's New JobStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1984Berenstain Bears and Too Much TVStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1984Berenstain Bears' Science FairStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain64
1983Berenstain Bears' Trouble with MoneyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1983Berenstain Bears and the Messy RoomStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain30
1983The Berenstain Bears and the TruthStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1982The Berenstain Bears Get in a FightStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1982Berenstain Bears Go to CampStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981Berenstain Bears and the SitterStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981Berenstain Bears Visit the DentistStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981Berenstain Bears Go to the DoctorStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981The Berenstain Bears' Moving DayStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1980The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur BoneStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain48
1978Berenstain Bears Go to SchoolStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1975The Bear DetectivesStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain42
1974Berenstain Bears' New BabyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1971Bears in the NightStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain36
1971Old Hat New HatStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain29
1968Inside Outside Upside DownStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain36
1968The Bears' VacationStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain72
1966The Bears' PicnicStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain72
1964The Bike LessonStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain72
1962The Big Honey HuntStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain72

Collaborators

Stan Berenstain
Mike Berenstain