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!

The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw: A Thanksgiving Story
Halloween Is Sweet
God Loves the Animals
The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd
The Berenstain Bears' Nature Rescue
My Bedtime Book of Poems and Prayers
The Trouble with Tryouts
Epic Dog Show
The Very First Easter

Most Popular Jan Berenstain Books

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    The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature
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    The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
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    The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
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    The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
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    The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings
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    The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day
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Book Stats

151
Authored
38
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Jan Berenstain Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2022The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw: A Thanksgiving StoryMike Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainStan Berenstain32
2020Halloween Is SweetStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain22
2020God Loves the AnimalsJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain14
2020The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy CrowdStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain96
2020The Berenstain Bears' Nature RescueStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain112
2020My Bedtime Book of Poems and PrayersStan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain, Jan Berenstain30
2019The Trouble with TryoutsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain96
2019Epic Dog ShowStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain96
2019The Very First EasterJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain24
2019Berenstain Bears Easter ClassicsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain64
2018Berenstain Bears Respect Each Other: Level 1Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2018The Berenstain Bears' Truth about GossipJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2017God's Wonderful WorldJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2015Berenstain Bears: 5-Minute Berenstain Bears StoriesJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain, Stan BerenstainMike Berenstain192
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
2013We Love Trucks!Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2013The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with ThingsJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2013The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and NatureStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain192
2012The Berenstain Bears Get InvolvedJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2012Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned ChristmasJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2012God Bless the AnimalsMike Berenstain, Jan BerenstainMike BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2012The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur DigJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain24
2012The Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor!Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2012God Bless Our HomeJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2012Berenstain Bears at the AquariumJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2012The Berenstain Bears and the Easter StoryJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2011The Berenstain Bears and the NutcrackerJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2011The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for ChristmasJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain12
2011Show Some RespectJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2011Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner BooksStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain320
2011The Trouble with SecretsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2011The Berenstain Bears Reap the HarvestStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain40
2011Berenstain Bears and the Shaggy Little PonyJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2011Berenstain Bears Come Clean for School (Bound for Schools & Libraries)Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2011Let the Bible Be Your GuideStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain40
2011Perfect Fishing SpotStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain40
2011The Berenstain Bears Follow God's WordJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain160
2011Jobs Around TownStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainStan BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2011The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving TreeJan BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2010Berenstain Bears' Computer TroubleJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2010Kindness CountsJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2010All Aboard!Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2010The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of CourageJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2010The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well DoneJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2010The Berenstain Bears Go on VacationJan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2010Learn to ShareStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain40
2010The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of GivingJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2009The Berenstain Bears Go Out to EatJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2009The Berenstain Bears' Christmas TreeStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain72
2009The Berenstain Bears Give ThanksJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2009Faithful FriendsJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2009The Berenstain Bears' Class TripJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2009The Berenstain Bears Safe and Sound!Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain29
2009The Berenstain Bears Love Their NeighborsJan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2009The Berenstain Bears Play a Good GameJan BerenstainStan Berenstain32
2008The Berenstain Bears' SleepoverJan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2008The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday SchoolStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2008God Loves You!Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain32
2007Big Book of the Berenstain BearsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain160
2007Berenstain Bears' New Kitten (Turtleback School & Library)Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2006Berenstain Bears Out WestJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2005The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost WalkJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2005Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Turtleback School & Library)Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2005The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with ChoresJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
2004Berenstain Bears Clean HouseStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain31
2004The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime BattleStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2004The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day SurpriseStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2003Berenstain Bears Save ChristmasStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain1
2003The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day SurpriseStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2002The Bear ScoutsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain72
2002The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter EggsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2001The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse NoteStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2001The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and SenseStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2000The Berenstain Bears and the Big BlooperStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2000That Stump Must GoStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain1
2000The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes FiveStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
2000The Berenstain Bears and the Great Ant AttackStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain112
2000The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain BearsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1999The Berenstain Bears and the Big QuestionStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1999He Bear, She BearStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain24
1999The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in NeedStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1999The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy CrazeStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1998The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Ripoff QueenStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain94
1998The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping HandStan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1998The Berenstain Bear Scouts Scream Their Heads OffJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan BerenstainStan Berenstain91
1998Berenstains' A BookStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain1
1998The Berenstain Bears Get Their KicksStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1997The Berenstain Bears and the Blame GameStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1997The Berenstain Bears and the Homework HassleStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1997The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Magic Crystal CaperStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain92
1996The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sci-Fi PizzaStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain97
1996The Berenstain Bears Cook-It! Breakfast for Mama!Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain24
1996The Berenstain Bear Scouts Save That BackscratcherJan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain96
1995The Berenstain Bears Count Their BlessingsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1995The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TeasingStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1995The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Humongous PumpkinJan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain96
1995The Berenstain Bears and the Green-Eyed MonsterStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1995The Berenstain Bears and the Drug-Free ZoneStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain100
1994The Berenstain Bears' New NeighborsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1993The Berenstain Bears and the BullyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1992The Berenstain Bears and Too Much PressureStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1991The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore)Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain32
1990The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with PetsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1990The Berenstain Bears and the Prize PumpkinStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1990The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber PartyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1989The Berenstain Bears Trick or TreatStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1989The Berenstain Bears and Too Much VacationStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1989The Berenstain Bears and the In-CrowdStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1988The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the ForestStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1988The Berenstain Bears Get the GimmiesStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1988The Berenstain Bears and the Double DareStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1988The Berenstain Bears and the Bad DreamStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears and the Missing HoneyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears Blaze a TrailStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at SchoolStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears and the Bad HabitStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with FriendsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears Go Out for the TeamStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstein Bears on the JobStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1987The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road RaceJan Berenstain, Stan BerenstainJan BerenstainStan Berenstain32
1986The Berenstain Bears Get Stage FrightStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1986The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma'sStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1986The Berenstain Bears and Too Much BirthdayStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1986The Berenstain Bears No Girls AllowedStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985The Berenstain Bears Forget Their MannersStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985The Berenstain Bears Learn about StrangersStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk FoodStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1985C Is for Clown: A Circus of C WordsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain42
1984The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New JobStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1984The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TVStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1984Berenstain Bears' Science FairStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain64
1983The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with MoneyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1983The Berenstain Bears and the Messy RoomStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1983The Berenstain Bears and the TruthStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain32
1982The Berenstain Bears in the DarkStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1982The Berenstain Bears Get in a FightStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1982The Berenstain Bears Go to CampStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981The Berenstain Bears and the SitterStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981The Berenstain Bears Visit the DentistStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1981The Berenstain 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
1978The Berenstain 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

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