Thanksgiving with the Berenstain Bears

It’s almost Thanksgiving!  So be sure to celebrate it with the Berenstain Bears! The Bears first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1980, when their NBC Thanksgiving Special, “The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw,” aired for the first time.  The Bear Family learns the meaning of the holiday – and makes a special new friend – in a classic animated… More Thanksgiving with the Berenstain Bears

Transforming “He Bear, She Bear” into “The Berenstain Bears On the Job”

When “He Bear, She Bear” was released in 1974 (Random House Beginner Books #20), it was a distinct departure from Stan and Jan’s previous Berenstain Bears books.  It was the first book that significantly explored Bear Country itself and its many residents.  Most of the early Berenstain Bears books focused exclusively on Mama, Papa, and Small Bear… More Transforming “He Bear, She Bear” into “The Berenstain Bears On the Job”

Berenstain Bears Christmas Books and Memorabilia

With the recent release of The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas (Living Lights, October 2015), there’s been a lot of discussion among collectors about their favorite Berenstain Bears Christmas book(s). I’m going to come right out and say it: “The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree” is not only my favorite Berenstain Bears Christmas book, it’s… More Berenstain Bears Christmas Books and Memorabilia

Berenstain Bears figurines – Ebeling & Reuss (1983)

One of the most beautiful – and treasured – parts of my collection are the ceramic items produced by Ebeling & Reuss in 1983.  The company made a wide variety of figurines, music boxes, plates, and decorative kitchen items (mugs, pitcher, cookie jar), and a future post will highlight the decorative plates and kitchen items.… More Berenstain Bears figurines – Ebeling & Reuss (1983)