Author & Illustrator

Stan Berenstain

Biography

Stan Berenstain and his wife, Jan, 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 300 Berenstain Bears books have been published and more than 260 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.

Halloween Is Sweet
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books
Jobs Around Town
Berenstain Bears Learn to Share
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree
The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
Big Book of the Berenstain Bears
The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk
Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Turtleback School & Library)
Berenstain Bears Clean House

Most Popular Stan Berenstain Books

    The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day
    Series
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
    Series
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
    Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Book Stats

69
Authored
13
Illustrated
2
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All Stan Berenstain Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2020Halloween Is SweetStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain22
2014The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old TreeStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain24
2011Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner BooksStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain320
2011Jobs Around TownStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike BerenstainStan BerenstainJan BerenstainMike Berenstain32
2010Berenstain Bears Learn to ShareStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain40
2009The Berenstain Bears' Christmas TreeStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain72
2009The Berenstain Bears Play a Good GameJan BerenstainStan Berenstain32
2007Big Book of the Berenstain BearsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain160
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
2004Berenstain Bears Clean HouseStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain31
2004The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime BattleStan 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 Bears' ChristmasStan Berenstain59
2002The Bear ScoutsStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain72
2002Bears on WheelsStan Berenstain36
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 Bear Scouts and the Ripoff QueenStan Berenstain, Jan BerenstainStan BerenstainJan Berenstain94
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
1997The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Auto GraveyardStan Berenstain101
1995The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Humongous PumpkinJan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain96
1995The Berenstain Bears and the Drug-Free ZoneStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain100
1994The Berenstain Bears and the Giddy GrandmaStan Berenstain93
1994The Berenstain Bears and the Galloping GhostStan Berenstain104
1993The Berenstain Bears and the Red-Handed ThiefStan Berenstain102
1993Berenstain Bears and the BullyStan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain32
1993The Berenstain Bears' Nursery TalesStan Berenstain32
1991The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore)Jan Berenstain, Stan 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
1987Berenstain Bears and the Bad HabitStan 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
1971Berenstains' B BookStan Berenstain1
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

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