Berenstain Bears Bibliography – Complete List of Books

Welcome to the world’s most complete bibliography of the Berenstain Bears book series! This catalog of storybooks, coloring books, and related ephemera has been an ongoing personal project for nearly 20 years. I am also indebted to fellow collector Jeremy Gloff, who has helped immensely in creating and editing this list over many years. 

It is my desire to help fans and collectors have a complete and accurate Berenstain Bears book list that is easily accessible at all times.  The list is updated annually to reflect additions to the series (the books are still being published!), as well as occasional corrections or changes to the organizational system.  There are two ways to view the catalog:

I hope this list will help you grow your collection and learn more about the Berenstain Bears.  And if you made it this far, you probably should join the “Berenstain Bears Collectors and Fans” group on Facebook. It’s a great way to connect with other fans, ask questions, and show off your favorite treasures.

Thanks for visiting!
Brad


 

Complete List of Berenstain Bears Books

Authored by Stan, Jan, and Mike Berenstain
Also including a complete bibliography of non-bear books by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain, and Leo Berenstain

Copyright (c) Bradley Mariska 2020. Last updated on 15 July 2020

Organized by Series

All storybooks are organized by series/publisher, then by year of publication, and title. For clarity, all titles have been reduced to their distinct/unique nature. For example, “The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room” is listed simply as “Messy Room.”


~STORYBOOKS~

Books in italics are bindups/compilations/bundles containing previously published material.

The Berenstain Baby Bears - It's Bathtime (bath book)

Baby Bears Series (Random House)

My New Bed: From Crib to Bed (1999)
My Potty and I: A Friend In Need (1999)
My Trusty Car Seat: Buckling Up For Safety (1999)
Pacifier Days: A Fond Farewell (1999)
It’s Bathtime (2000) [bath book]
Me First, Me First: Coping on the Playground (2000)
My Every Day Book: A Day in the Life (2000)
Say Night Night (2000) [cuddle cloth book]

The Berenstain Bears' Science Fair - bear facts library

Bear Facts Library (Random House)
Bears Almanac, The (1973)

Nature Guide: A Nature Walk Through Bear Country (1975)
Science Fair (1977)

Science and Nature Super Treasury (1991) [compilation: Almanac, Nature Guide, and Science Fair]

Big Book of Science and Nature (1997) [compilation] [reprint of Science and Nature Super Treasury]

The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Terrible Talking Termite - Berenstain Bears

Bear Scout Chapter Books (Little Apple/Scholastic)
Humongous Pumpkin, and the (1995)

Meet Bigpaw (1995)
Coughing Catfish (1996)
Ghost Versus Ghost (1996)
Save That Backscratcher (1996)
Sci Fi Pizza, and the (1996)
Terrible Talking Termite, and the (1996)

Bear Scout Treasury (1996) [compilation: Giant Bat Cave, Humongous Pumpkin, Meet Bigpaw, Save That Backscratcher]

Giant Bat Cave (1997)
Ice Monster, and the (1997)
Magic Crystal Caper, and the (1997)
Run Amuck Robot (1997)
Sinister Smoke Ring, and the (1997)

  • Several additional “state” editions of “Sinister Smoke Ring” were published for school children: New York (two editions, one with white cover and one with blue cover), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania

Evil Eye, and the (1998)
Really Big Disaster, and the (1998)
Ripoff Queen, and the (1998)
Scream Their Heads Off (1998)

The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Missing Merit Badges - A Merit Badge Mystery

Bear Scout Merit Badge Mysteries (Random House)
Missing Merit Badges, and the (1998)
Search For Naughty Ned, and the (1998)
Stinky Milk Mystery, and the (1999)
White Water Mystery, and the (1999)

Beginner Books (Random House)

Original editions have the book number (“B-28”, for example) printed on the spine; Beginner Books have been widely published in book club editions which are slightly smaller in size and omit this marking. All Beginner Books except one (“That Stump Must Go”) have also been re-issued with updated cover art and/or bearing a “40th Anniversary” logo. Dust Jackets were issued with early books in this series, as noted below.

The Big Honey Hunt - Berenstain Bears (1962)

Big Honey Hunt, The (1962) (B-28) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bike Lesson, The: Another Adventure of the Berenstain Bears (1964) (B-36) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bears Picnic, The (1966) (B-41) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bear Scouts, The (1967) (B-46) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bears Vacation, The (1968) (B-52) [Published as “The Bears Holiday” in UK/Australia] [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bears Christmas, The (1970) (B-55) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bears Almanac, The (1973) [Also listed in “Bear Facts Library” Series, but was originally part of Beginner Books series, B-58] [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bear Detectives, The: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin (1975) (B-60) [This and subsequent books in this series were not issued with a dust jacket]
Missing Dinosaur Bone, and the (1980) (B-66)

Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books (1996) [compilation: The Big Honey Hunt, The Bear Scouts, The Missing Dinosaur Bone, The Bike Lesson, The Bear Detectives, and the Bears’ Picnic]

That Stump Must Go (2000) (B-89)

Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books (2011) [compilation: The Bike Lesson, The Bears’ Picnic, The Bears’ Vacation, Bears in the Night, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, and The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone] [different stories than the 1996 title of the same name]

C is for Clown: A Circus of C Words (Berenstain Bears)

(Bright And Early) Beginner Books (Random House)

Original editions have the book number (“BE-10”, for example) printed on the spine; Bright and Early Books have been widely published in book club editions which are slightly smaller in size and omit this marking. Several Bright and Early Beginner Books have also been re-issued with updated cover art and/or bearing a “40th Anniversary” logo. Dust Jackets were issued with early books in this series, as noted below. Several Bright and Early Beginner Books were also modified into board books (see next section).

Inside Outside Upside Down (1968) (BE-4) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bears on Wheels (1969) (BE-6) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Old Hat New Hat (1970) (BE-9) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
Bears in the Night (1971) (BE-10) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
B Book (1971) (BE-11) [Originally issued with dust jacket]
C is for Clown: A Circus of “C” Words (1972) (BE-14) [later published as C Book, 1997] [Originally issued with dust jacket]
He Bear, She Bear (1974) (BE-20) [This and subsequent books in this series were not issued with a dust jacket]
Spooky Old Tree, and the (1978) (BE-23)
On The Moon (1985) (BE-27)
A Book (1997) (BE-30)
C Book (1997) [reprint of “C is for Clown”, 1972] (BE-14)

bigbook

Big Book of Berenstain Bears Stories (2016) [compilation: On the Moon; The Bear Detectives; Bears on Wheels; He Bear She Bear; Inside Outside Upside Down; The Bear Scouts; and Old Hat New Hat]

(Bright and Early) Board Books (Random House)

All reprints of Bright and Early Beginner Books, though these have been edited for content (shortened) and are therefore not identical. All books in this series feature updated cover art, though the interior illustrations are all original.

Inside Outside Upside Down (1997)
Old Hat New Hat (1997)
He Bear, She Bear (1999)
Spooky Old Tree (2014) [there is also a large-format board book edition of this title; this version is not an abridged edition of the original]

Big Chapter Books (Random House)

Though official authorship was credited to Stan and Jan Berenstain, Leo Berenstain wrote the stories and Michael Berenstain illustrated most of the Big Chapter Book series

The Berenstain Bears in the Freaky Funhouse (Big Chapter Book)
The Berenstain Bears at the Teen Rock Cafe (Big Chapter Books)

Accept No Substitutes (1993)
Drug Free Zone, and the (1993)

Female Fullback, and the (1993)
Gotta Dance (1993)
Nerdy Nephew, and the (1993)
New Girl in Town, and the (1993)
Red Handed Thief, and the (1993)
Wheelchair Commando, and the (1993)
Camp Crush (1994)
Dress Code, and the (1994)
Galloping Ghost, and the (1994)
Giddy Grandma, and the (1994)
School Scandal Sheet, and the (1994)
Freaky Funhouse, in the (1995)
Media Madness (1995)
Showdown at Chainsaw Gap, and the (1995) [basis for “Nature Rescue,” Living Lights Early Readers Chapter Books, 2020]
Maniac Mansion, in (1996)
Teen Rock Cafe, at the (1996)
Bermuda Triangle, and the (1997)
Ghost Of the Auto Graveyard (1997)
Haunted Hayride, and the (1997)
Queenie’s Crazy Crush (1997)
Big Date, and the (1998)
Go Platinum (1998)
Love Match, and the (1998)
Perfect Crime (Almost), and the (1998)
G Rex Bones, and the (1999)
Go Hollywood (1999)
In The Wax Museum (1999)
Lost In Cyberspace (1999)
Great Ant Attack (2000)
No Guns Allowed, and (2000)
Phenom in the Family (2000)

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule (Living Lights)

Chick-Fil-a Promotional Giveaways, 2009 [all previously published]
Golden Rule, and the (2009) (Book 1 of 5) [previously published in Zonderkidz Living Lights Paperback Series]

Bad Influence, and the (2009) (Book 2 of 5) [previously published in HarperCollins Square Paperback Series]
Trouble With Chores, and the (2009) (Book 3 of 5) [previously published in HarperCollins Square Paperback Series]
Hug and Make Up (2009) (Book 4 of 5) [previously published in HarperCollins Square Paperback Series]
Big Spelling Bee, and the (2009) (Book 5 of 5) [previously published in HarperCollins Square Paperback Series]

The Berenstain Bears Come Clean for School

Chick-Fil-a Promotional Giveaways, 2012 [all previously published by Harper Collins]
Come Clean for School (2012)

Really Big Pet Show (2012)
Safe and Sound (2012)
Sick Days (2012)

Comes to Life Books (Yes! Entertainment) [All previously published]
Eager Beavers, and the (1993) [previously published as McDonald’s promotion, 1990]
Life With Papa (1993) [previously published as McDonald’s promotion, 1990]
Mysterious Numbers (1993) [previously published as Fisher Price Talk-To-Me edition, 1980]
Not-So-Buried Treasure, and the (1995) [previously published as Happy House edition, 1986]

Cub Club Books (Western Publishing/Golden Books)

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The Berenstain Bears Cub Club – A mail-order book club through which all books in the series were exclusively available – not available in stores.

Titles in the Cub Club book series were not available through traditional book retailers; this was exclusively a mail-order book club. First published by Western/Golden, the series was also published by Readers Digest Kids Books. All books in this series are hardcover, with the Western/Golden editions having a matte finish and the Readers Digest editions are slightly thinner and with glossy covers. Many of the Cub Club books were used as source material for later books that were similar but (in most cases) not identical. (Mike Berenstain, in his series of religious Living Lights books, utilizes these titles extensively in Christian-themed re-writes. As many identifying relationships as possible are noted below.

The Berenstain Bears All Year 'Round (Cub Club)

Big Red Kite, and the (1992) [“Do Their Best” is based on this]
Broken Piggy Bank, and the (1992) [“Piggy Bank Blessings” is based on this]
Get Jealous (1992)
Home Sweet Tree (1992) [reprinted by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; not to be confused with several other books with the same title]
Hug and Make Up (1992) [not to be confused with “Hug and Make Up,” HarperCollins]
Learn To Share (1992) [“Learn to Share” (2010) is based on this]
On Time (1992) [“Catch the Bus” is based on this]
Perfect Fishing Spot (1992) [“Perfect Fishing Spot,” Living Lights Series, is based on this]
Spooky Shadows, and the (1992)
Visit Fun Park (1992) [not to be confused with “At Big Fun Park”]

The Berenstain Bears Visit Uncle Tex (Cub Club)

All Year ‘Round (1993) [“God Made the Seasons” is based on this]
Baby Chipmunk, and the (1993) [“Baby Chipmunk” (2005) is based on this]
Bedtime Battle (1993) [not to be confused with “Bedtime Battle,” Harper Collins, only loosely based on this title]
Excuse Note, and the (1993) [not to be confused with “Excuse Note” (2001), only loosely based on this title]
Family Get Together (1993) [“Family Reunion” is based on this]
Get A Checkup (1993) [“Thank God for Good Health” is based on this]
Giant Mall, at the (1993)
Good Deed, and the (1993) [“Hurry to Help” is based on this]
Hiccup Cure, and the (1993)
Jump Rope Contest, and the (1993)
Learn About Colors (1993) [“God Made the Colors” is based on this]
Pet Show (1993) [reprinted by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky]
Spooky Old House (1993)
Visit Farmer Ben (1993) [“Down on the Farm” is based on this]
Wishing Star, and the (1993) [“Wishing Star” (2005) is based on this]
With Nothing To Do (1993)
Big Bear Fair, at (1994)
Big Picture, and the (1994) [“Discover God’s Creation” is based on this]
Birthday Boy (1994)
Lost In A Cave (1994)
Soccer Tryouts, and the (1994)
Summer Job, and the (1994) [“Reap the Harvest” is based on this]
Talent Show, and the (1994) [Reprinted by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky]
Visit Uncle Tex (1994) [“Out West” is based on this]

The Berenstain Bears Storytime Treasury (Dover)

Dalmatian Board Books (Dalmatian, 2011) [all previously published in Family Time Board Book Series]
Big Fun Park, at [not to be confused with “Visit Fun Park,” Cub Club Series]
Go Out to Eat
Go to the Movies
Pick Up and Put Away

Dover Publications [all previously published material]
Storytime Treasury (2012) [compilation] [Reprint of First First Time Books/Toddler Books]

Big Book of Science and Nature (2012) [compilation] [reprint of Bear Facts Library books]
First Time Do-It! Book (2014) [compilation] [reprint of First Time Do-It series]

The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat (Family Time)

Family Time Bath Books (GT Publishing)
Scrub A Dub Dub (1996)
Great Scuba Dive (1997)

Family Time Board Books (GT Publishing, 1997)
Big Fun Park, at [also distributed with Brother plush]
Easter Magic
Go Out to Eat [also distributed with Papa plush]
Go to the Movies [also distributed with Mama plush]
Pick Up and Put Away [also distributed with Sister plush]

The Berenstain Bears Hold Hands at the Big Mall (Family Time)

Family Time Large (GT Publishing, 1997)
Back To School
Bedtime Story
Get the Grouchies
Help Around the House
Hold Hands at the Big Mall
On The Road [not to be confused with “On the Road” Little Wheel Book edition]
Say Please and Thank You

Family Time Pop-Up Books (GT Publishing)
Welcome to Bear Country (1996)
Spooky Fun House, in the (1997)  [Not to be confused with “And the Spooky Fun House,” 1991]

The Berenstain Bears Life With Papa

Family Time Small (GT Publishing, 1996) [previously published in McDonald’s Happy Meal Series] [also released with audio as part of Family Time “Super Sound Series”]

Attic Treasure, and the

Eager Beavers, and the [also published with camera in Family Time Photo Fun Series, 1996]
Life With Papa [also published with camera in Family Time Photo Fun Series, 1996]
Substitute Teacher, and the

Family Time—Other (GT Publishing, 1997)
All Time Favorite Nursery Songs

The Berenstain Bears Are a Family (First First Time Books)

First First Time Books (Random House, 1991)  [also published in Scholastic First Time Readers series, 1991; reprinted as “Toddler Books,” Random House, 1996]
Are A Family
Four Seasons
Say Good Night
Super Duper Market, at the

First Time Books/Berenstain Bears Classics (Random House)

The First Time Books series was re-branded as Berenstain Bears Classics beginning in 2018. New editions of these books bear an updated logo and name from the publisher, though they will continue to be organized in this bibliography as First Time Books. The only book whose text and/or illustrations have been changed for is “The Bully,” which received a modest re-write with the issuance of the 2018 edition. (Note: As of July 2020, two books in this series had not received reissues with the new branding: “Big Blooper” and “Mad Mad Mad Toy Craze.”)

  1. New Baby (1974) [Originally published as part of the Pictureback Books Series]
  2. Go To School (1978) [Originally published as part of the Pictureback Books Series] [Deluxe Edition reprinted in 2016]
  3. The Berenstain Bears Go to School (Pictureback Book / First Time Books)Go To the Doctor (1981)
  4. Moving Day (1981)
  5. Sitter, and the (1981)
  6. Visit the Dentist (1981) [Also Crest edition with bonus content]
  7. Go To Camp (1982)
  8. Get In A Fight (1982)
  9. In The Dark (1982)
  10. Messy Room, and the (1983) [Also “Kohl’s Cares” edition from 2020]
  11. Trouble With Money (1983)  [Also re-published as part of Credit Union Financial Literacy Series (2014) with slightly revised text]
  12. Truth, the and (1983)The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight (First Time Books)
  13. Too Much TV, and (1984)
  14. Mama’s New Job, and (1984)
  15. Meet Santa Bear (1984) [1st editions have different cover than subsequent printings] [Deluxe Edition reprinted in 2016]
  16. Too Much Junk Food, and (1985)
  17. Forget Their Manners (1985)
  18. Learn About Strangers (1985)

It should be noted that the Berenstain Bears Classics are the best-selling series in the Berenstain franchise; these square (8” x 8”) paperbacks include several titles among the best-selling children’s paperbacks of all time. The following books have each sold over three million titles: New Baby, Messy Room, Go to School, Too Much Junk Food, Meet Santa Bear, Too Much TV, Forget Their Manners, Learn About Strangers, Visit the Dentist, and The Truth). This series and its popularity peaked in the 1980s and early 1990s, the height of the Berenstain Bears franchise. At present time, many of these books continue to be best-sellers amongst the Berenstain canon.

Several First Time Books were also adapted into coloring/activity books, including “Go to School” and “Too Much Birthday”, amongst others. See the Coloring/Activity Books Section for more.

Take-Along Library (1985) [compilation: In the Dark, Messy Room, Sitter, Too Much TV, Visit the Dentist]

  1. No Girls Allowed (1986)The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma's (First Time Books)
  2. Too Much Birthday, and (1986)
  3. Get Stage Fright (1986)
  4. Week at Grandma’s (1986)
  5. Go Out for the Team (1987)
  6. Trouble With Friends, and the (1987)
  7. Bad Habit, and the (1987)
  8. Trouble At School (1987)
  9. Bad Dream, and the (1988)
  10. Double Dare, and the (1988)The Berenstain Bears and the Truth (First Time Books)
  11. Get the Gimmies (1988)
  12. In Crowd, and the (1989)
  13. Too Much Vacation, and (1989)
  14. Trick Or Treat (1989) [Deluxe Edition reprinted in 2017] [The basis for “Halloween is Sweet”, (2020)]
  15. Slumber Party (1990)
  16. Prize Pumpkin, and the (1990)
  17. Trouble With Pets (1990)
  18. Don’t Pollute (Anymore) (1991)
  19. Trouble With Grownups, and the (1992)The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin (First Time Books)
  20. Too Much Pressure, and (1992)
  21. Bully, and the (1993) [The Berenstain Bears Classics edition, released in 2018, contains a slightly revised text from the original]
  22. New Neighbors (1994)
  23. Green Eyed Monster, and the (1995)
  24. Too Much Teasing, and (1995)
  25. Count Their Blessings (1995)

Sampler: The Best of Bear Country (1995) [compilation: New Baby, Sitter, In the Dark, Go to the Doctor, Messy Room; reprinted as “Big Book of the Berenstain Bears”, 2007]

  1. Homework Hassle (1997)first time - baby 5
  2. Blame Game, and the (1997)
  3. Get Their Kicks (1998)
  4. Lend A Helping Hand (1998)
  5. Mad Mad Mad Toy Craze (1999)
  6. Think of Those In Need (1999)
  7. Big Question, and the (1999)
  8. Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears, the (2000)
  9. Baby Makes Five, and (2000)
  10. Big Blooper, and the (2000)
  11. Dollars and Sense (2001) [Also AIG finance edition]
  12. Excuse Note, and the (2001) [Loosely based on “Excuse Note,” Cub Club Series]

Big Book of Stories (2002) [compilation for the Children’s Book of the Month Club: Messy Room, Too Much TV, Too Much Junk Food, Learn About Strangers, and Blame Game]

Bigger Book of Stories (2002) [compilation for the Children’s Book of the Month Club: Go to School, Visit the Dentist, The Truth, Forget Their Manners, Get the Gimmies, and Dollars and Sense]

  1. Real Easter Eggs, and the (2002)berenstain funny valentine
  2. Report Card Troubles (2002)
  3. Funny Valentine (2002)
  4. Papa’s Day Surprise, and the (2003)
  5. Mama’s Day Surprise (2004)

Big Book of the Berenstain Bears” (2007) [compilation; reprint of Sampler: The Best of Bear Country”, 1995]

Life Lessons With America’s Favorite Bears: The Berenstain Bears (Trouble With Friends 6-pack bundle) (2010) [compilation: Trouble With Friends, Too Much TV, Messy Room, Get in a Fight, Too Much Teasing, and Blame Game]

Stories to Share (2011) [compilation: Trouble With Friends, No Girls Allowed, Go Out for the Team]

All in the Family (2012) [compilation: A Week at Grandma’s; The Trouble with Grownups; The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears; Baby Makes Five; The Papa’s Day Surprise; and The Mama’s Day Surprise]

halloween

Fall Family Fun (2012) [Target Exclusive] [compilation: Trick or Treat and Prize Pumpkin]

Halloween Family Fun (2012) [Target Exclusive] [compilation] [reprint of “Fall Family Fun”]

Happy Halloween (2013) [compilation: Trick or Treat, Ghost of the Forest, and Prize Pumpkin]

Merry Christmas (2013) [Target Exclusive] [compilation: Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze and Meet Santa Bear]

School Days (2014) [compilation: Go to School, Trouble at School, Homework Hassle, Excuse Note, Get Stage Fright, the Bully]

Back to School with the Berenstain Bears (2014) [compilation: Go to School and Report Card Trouble]

Happy Easter (2015) [Target Exclusive] [compilation: Big Question and Real Easter Eggs]

school

Go to School [Deluxe Edition] (2016) [reprint of 1978 edition]

Too Much Trouble (2016) [compilation: Too Much Junk Food and Too Much TV] [Target exclusive]

Mind Your Manners (2016) [compilation: Forget Their Manners and Messy Room] [Target exclusive]

Book of Firsts (2016) [compilation: New Baby and Moving Day] [Target exclusive]

Meet Santa Bear [Deluxe Edition] (2016) [reprint of 1984 edition]

Trick or Treat [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [reprint of 1989 edition]

Be Your Best Bear! Life Lessons from the Berenstain Bears (2018) [compilation: The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle, The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV, The Berenstain Bears’ Messy Room, and The Berenstain Bears and the
Truth]

Easter Classics (2019) [compilation: The Real Easter Eggs and The Big Question]

Back to School with The Berenstain Bears (2019) [compilation: Go to School and Report Card Trouble]

Fall Family Fun (2019) [compilation: Trick or Treat and The Prize Pumpkin]

Merry Christmas (2019) [compilation: Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze and Meet Santa Bear]

Summer Fun (2020) [bind-up: Go to Camp, Go Out for the Team, and Get Their Kicks]

Grandparents are Great! (2020) [bind-up: Week At Grandma’s and Homework Hassle]

Storytime Collection (2020) [bind-up: The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby, The Berenstain Bears Go to School, The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter, The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day, The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight, The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp, The Berenstain Bears In the Dark, and The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room]

Messy Room – Kohl’s Cares edition [2020]

do it - fly it

First Time “Do-It” Books (Random House, 1996) [Re-published in a single volume by Dover Publications, 2015]
Cook-It: Breakfast for Mama
Draw-It: Drawing Lessons
Fly-It: Up, Up, and Away
Grow-It: Mother Nature Has Such a Green Thumb

First Time Readers (Random House)

Beginning in 2018, some titles in this series were re-branded to the Berenstain Bears Classics series; titles of this nature include Big Road Race, Blaze a Trail, and Ghost of the Forest. First Time Readers are also complicated for the fact that the series contains three books by the Berenstains (and marketed as part of the Berenstain Bears series) but not actually featuring the Berenstain Bears. Additionally (and ironically), these were the first books made in collaboration with son Michael. These are listed below, but also included in the “Other Books by Stan & Jan Berenstain” and “Other Books by Mike Berenstain” sections of the bibliography.

first reader - blaze

Big Road Race (1987)
Blaze A Trail (1987)
Missing Honey, and the (1987)
On The Job (1987) [Published as “Go to Work” in UK] [based on “On the Job” (1983), Magic Wand Speaking Library] [based on He Bear, She Bear]
Ghost of the Forest, and the (1988)
Ready, Get Set, Go (1988)

NOTE: Several additional titles by Stan and Jan Berenstain were released in this series but do not feature Berenstain Bears. They include

  • Day of the Dinosaur (illustrated by Michael Berenstain) (1987)
  • Berenstain Kids, the: I Love Colors (1987)
  • After the Dinosaurs (illustrated by Michael Berenstain) (1988)
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Fisher Price
Mysterious Numbers, and the (Fisher Price Talk-to-Me #26, 1980)
Go to Grizzlyland (Fisher Price Power Touch, 2003)

Golden Sound Story (Golden) [sometimes incorrectly listed as “Golden Sight ‘n Sound Books”]
Spooky Fun House, and the (1991)  [Not to be confused with “And the Spooky Fun House,” 1997]
Big Rummage Sale (1992)

catfish

Happy House Series (Happy House/Random House)
Knight to Remember (1986)
Not-So-Buried Treasure, and the (1986)
Coughing Catfish, and the (1987)
Mansion Mystery, and the (1987)

HarperCollins 8×8″ Square Paperback Series [sometimes referred to as “First Time Books”, though this designation is not official]
Bedtime Battle (2004) [loosely based on “Bedtime Battle,” Cub Club Series]

Go On a Ghost Walk (2005)
Trouble with Chores, and the (2005)
Hug and Make Up (2006) [not to be confused with “Hug and Make Up,” Cub Club Series]

Story Box (2006) [compilation: The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores, The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Commercials, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip, The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up, and The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle]

pet show

Too Much Car Trip (2006)
Big Spelling Bee, and the (2007)
Lose a Friend (2007)
Trouble With Commercials (2007)
Bad Influence, and the (2008)
Really Big Pet Show (2008)
Go Out to Eat (2009)
Safe and Sound! (2009)
Sick Days (2009)
Computer Trouble (2010)

berenstain go green

Come Clean for School (2011)
Nutcracker, and the (2011)
Dinosaur Dig (2012)
Tooth Fairy, and the (2012)
We Love Our Mom! (2012)
Go Green (2013)
Night Before Christmas (2013)
We Love our Dad! (2013)
Easter Parade (2014)
Valentine Love Bug, and the (2014)
Graduation Day (2014)
Hospital Friends (2015)
When I Grow Up (2015)
Visit the Firehouse (2016)
Under the Sea (2016)

Take-Along Storybook Set (2016) [compilation: Dinosaur Dig, Go Green, When I Grow Up, Under the Sea, Tooth Fairy]

Pirate Adventure (2016)
Show and Tell (2017)
Long, Long Ago (2018)

We Love Our Dad / We Love Our Mom (2018) [compilation]

Visit Grizzlyland (2018)
Pet Rescue (2018)
Big Family Album (2019)
That’s So Rude! (2019
)
Visit Big Bear City (2020)

haunted

Harper Collins Paperback Lift-The-Flap Books
Trim the Tree (2007)

Baby Easter Bunny (2008)
Valentine Party (2008)
Haunted House, and the (2010)
Get Ready for Christmas (2011)
Winter Wonderland (2011)
Thanksgiving All Around (2014)

Get Ready for School (2015)
Get Ready for Bed (2018)

Visit the Farm (2020)

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HarperCollins Large Hardcover
Save Christmas (2003)
Go Back to School (2005)
Go on Vacation (2006)
Big Bedtime Book (2008) [1. The 3 Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig; 2. Goldibear and the 3 People; 3. The Gingerbread Bear; 4. The 3 Billy Goats Gruff Meet the Bogg Brothers; 5. The Little Red Hen; 6. Little Red Grizzly Hood]
Say Please and Thank You (2011)
Old-Fashioned Christmas (2012)

5-Minute Berenstain Bears Stories (2015) [compilation: The Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium, The Berenstain Bears Come Clean for School, The Berenstain Bears’ Computer Trouble, The Berenstain Bears’ New Kitten, The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat, The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig, The Berenstain Bears: Safe and Sound!, The Berenstain Bears’ Sleepover, The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee, The Berenstain Bears: All Aboard!, The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up, and The Berenstain Bears’ Really Big Pet Show]

Spring Storybook Collection: 7 Fun Stories (2017) [compilation: The Berenstain Bears’ Lemonade Stand, The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Parade, The Berenstain Bears Clean House, The Berenstain Bears Go Green, The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin’, The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!, and The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad!]

Just Grin and Bear It!: Wisdom From Bear Country (2018) 

dinosaur

Harper Festival Board Books (2004)
Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs
Sister Bear Learns to Share

HarperCollins – Other
Storybook Treasury (2012) [Compilation]

Phonics Fun (2013) [12-pack boxed set: Batter Up, Let’s Sell It, The Chimpmunk, It’s Not a Frog, The Funny Pup, Family Fun, Ranch Vacation, The Sleepover, Train Ride, Search for Gold, Moo!, and The Cute Pony]

Spring Storybook Collection (2017) [compilation: The Berenstain Bears’ Lemonade Stand, The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Parade, The Berenstain Bears Clean House, The Berenstain Bears Go Green, The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin’, The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!, and The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad!]

Spring Storybook Favorites (2019) [compiliation: Lemonade Stand, Easter Parade, Clean House, Go Green. Gone Fishin’!, We Love Our Mom!, and We Love Our Dad!]

Storybook Favorites (2020) [bind-up: The Berenstain Bears’ New Pup, The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores, The Berenstain Bears and the Wishing Star, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip, The Berenstain Bears’ Seashore Treasure, and The Berenstain Bears: Sick Days]

Hormel Kid’s Kitchen Reading Club (previously published in Cub Club Series; Hormel editions were produced sometime between 1999 and 2003)
Home Sweet Tree
Family Get Together

all aboad

I Can Read Books (HarperCollins)
Clean House (2004)

Play T-Ball (2004)
Baby Chipmunk (2005) [based on “Baby Chipmunk,” Cub Club Series]
New Pup (2005)
Seashore Treasure (2005)
Wishing Star (2005) [previously published in Cub Club Series]

Adventures of the Berenstain Bears (2006) [compilation, gold cover: Clean House, New Pup, Play T-Ball, Baby Chipmunk]

Down on the Farm (2006) [based on “Visit Farmer Ben,” Cub Club Series]
Out West (2006) [previously published as “Visit Uncle Tex,” Cub Club Series]
New Kitten (2007)
Sleepover (2008)
Class Trip (2009)
Family Reunion (2009) [based on “Family Get Together,” Club Club Series]

Reading is Fun 3-pack (2009) [compilation: Clean House, New Kitten, Down on the Farm]

i can ready - shaggy

All Aboard (2010)
Shaggy Little Pony (2011)
Aquarium, at the (2012)
Mama for Mayor (2012)
We Love Trucks (2013)

Friendship Box (2013) [compilation: Baby Chipmunk, Play T-Ball, Shaggy Little Pony, Seashore Treasure, and New Pup] [Costco Exclusive]

Gone Fishin’ (2014)
Lemonade Stand (2014)
Berenstain Bears are SuperBears! (2015)

adventures

Adventures of the Berenstain Bears [2015 reissue, white cover] (2006/2015) [compilation: Clean House, New Pup, Play T-Ball, Baby Chipmunk

We Love Soccer! (2016)
Take Off! (2016)
Around the World (2016)

Story Collection (2016) [compilation: New Pup, Sleepover, Class Trip, Clean House, Lemonade Stand]

New Pup (2005/2017) [reprint] [I Can Read 60th Anniversary Edition]

We Love Baseball (2017)
Play Football (2017)

Big Machines (2017)
And the Ducklings (2018)

My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Boxed Set (2018) [compilation: Sleepover, New Pup, Out West, at the Aquarium, and Shaggy Little Pony]

Big Track Meet (2020)
Ghost of the Theater, and the (2020)
School Talent Show (2020)

lost

I Can Read Books – Living Light (Zonderkidz)
Kitten Rescue (2010)

Neighbor in Need (2010)
Little Lost Cub, and the (2011)
Mama’s Helpers (2011)
Faith Gets Us Through (2012)
God Made the Seasons (2012) [based on “All Year ‘Round,” Cub Club Series]

Good Deed Scouts to the Rescue (2012) [compilation: Kitten Rescue, Neighbor in Need, Lost Little Cub]

Help the Homeless (2012)
Honey Hunt Helpers (2012)
Do Not Fear, God is Near (2013)
God Made the Colors (2013) [based on “Learn About Colors,” Cub Club Series]

Good Deed Scouts Help Their Neighbors (2013) [compilation: Honey Hunt Helpers, Mama’s Helpers, Help the Homeless]

please and thank you book

Piggy Bank Blessings (2013) [Based on “Broken Piggy Bank,” Cub Club Series]
Thank God for Good Health (2013) [based on “Get a Checkup,” Cub Club Series]

God Shows the Way (2014) [compilation: Faith Gets Us Through, Do No Fear God is Near, Piggy Bank Blessings]

Favorite Classic Tales (2015) [compilation: Faith Gets Us Through, Thank God for Good Health, Piggy Bank Blessings, God Made the Colors, God Made the Seasons, Do Not Fear God is Near]

Sister Bear and the Golden Rule (2017)
Play a Fair Game (2018) [based on Play a Good Game]
Get the Job Done (2019)
[based on Job Well Done]

Very Beary Stories (2020) [bind-up: Play a Fair Game, Respect Each Other, and Get the Job Done]

love

Ideals Board Books (Ideals Children’s Books)
Please & Thank You Book (2015)

Sleepy Time Book (2015)
Say I’m Sorry (2015)
Clean Up (2015)
Easter Blessings (2016)
All God’s Creatures (2016)
Book of Prayers (2016)
Love One Another (2016)

screamies

Jellybean Books (Random House)
Get The Don’t Haftas (1998)
Get the Screamies (1998)
Get the Noisies (1999)
Get the Scaredies (1999)
Get the Twitchies (2000)

how2

Kidstuff Records (IJE Publications, 1982) (Book plus audio)
How to Get Along With Your Fellow Bear
How to Get Along At School
[see also “Other” section – these were published in a compilation edition by Hasbro Listen ‘n Look Books, 1984]

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

Living Lights 8×8″ Square Paperback Series (Zonderkidz)Go to Sunday School (2008)
God Loves You! (2008)
Golden Rule, and the (2008)
Say Their Prayers (2008)

God Loves You! Four Book Set (2008) [compilation: God Loves You!, Say Their Prayers, Go to Sunday School, and Golden Rule]

Faithful Friends (2009)
Give Thanks (2009)
Love Their Neighbors (2009)
Play a Good Game (2009) [basis for Play a Fair Game, 2018]
Forgiving Tree, the (2010)
Gift of Courage, and the (2010)
Job Well Done, and a (2010) [basis for Get the Job Done, 2018]
Joy of Giving, and the (2010)
Kindness Counts (2010)

Show God’s Love (2010) [compilation: Love Their Neighbors, Play a Good Game, Job Well Done, Faithful Friends, Gift of Courage] [hardcover]

Storybook Collection (2010) [compilation: Say Their Prayers, God Loves You!, Give Thanks, Trouble With Things, Get Involved] [hardcover]

jobs

Jobs Around Town (2011) [based on “On the Job”]

Treasury (2012) [compilation: Golden Rule, Sunday School, Forgiving Tree, Say Their Prayers, Faithful Friends, Show Some Respect, Kindness Counts, and Job Well Done] [hardcover]

Bear Family Treasury (2010) [red cover] [compilation: Trouble With Things, Gossip Gang, Show Some Respect, Kindness Counts, God Loves You!, Faithful Friends, Job Well Done, Gift of Courage] [hardcover]

All Things Bright and Beautiful (2011)

Follow God’s Word [compilation, 2011: God Loves You!, Golden Rule, Kindness Counts, Go to Sunday School, Say Their Prayers] [hardcover]

easter

Gossip Gang (2011)
Show Some Respect (2011) [basis for Respect Each Other, 2018]
Easter Story, and the (2012)
Get Involved (2012)
God Bless Our Home (2012)

Bear Country Blessings (2013) [compilation: God Bless Our Home, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and Get Involved] [hardcover]

Bear Family Treasury (2013) [green cover] [compilation: God Bless Our Home, Play a Good Game, Love Their Neighbors, Get Invoved, Jobs Around Town, Easter Story, Give Thanks, Joy of Giving] [hardcover]

living - thanksgiving

Treat Others Kindly (2012)
Thanksgiving Blessings (2013)
Trouble With Things (2013)
Valentine Blessings (2013)
Biggest Brag, and the (2014)
Blessed are the Peacemakers (2014)
God Made You Special (2014)
Keep the Faith (2014)
God Bless Our Country (2015)
Harvest Festival (2015)
Very First Christmas (2015)

Fall Collection (2015) [compilation: Harvest Festival, Give Thanks, Thanksgiving Blessings] [hardcover] [Sam’s Club Exclusive]

mother

Easter Sunday (2016)
Mother’s Day Blessings (2016)
School Time Blessings (2016)

Caring and Sharing Treasury (2016) [hardcover] [compilation: Jobs Around Town, Get Involved, Love Their Neighbors, Neighbors in Need, Gossip Gang]

Christmas Angel (2016)
Holiday Cookbook (2016)  [hardcover]

Classic Collection (2016) [compilation: Kindness Counts, Golden Rule, God Loves You!, Forgiving Tree, Say Their Prayers, Trouble With Things, God Made You Special, Play a Good Game, Go to Sunday School, Gift of Courage]

Forgiving Tree (date unknown) [compilation: Jobs Around Town, Kindness Counts, The Forgiving Tree, with poster]

Christmas Treasury (2016) [compilation: Christmas Angel, Joy of Giving, The Very First Christmas]

Friendship Blessings Collection (2017) [compilation: Perfect Fishing Spot, Reap the Harvest, Faithful Friends, Kindness Counts, God Made You Special]

Bless Our Pets (2017)

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Five-Minute Inspirational Stories (2017) [compilation: The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree, The Berenstain Bears God Loves You, The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers, The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors, The Berenstain Bears’ Faithful Friends, The Berenstain Bears’ Biggest Brag, The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage, The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers, The Berenstain Bears Get Involved, The Berenstain Bears’ Gossip Gang, The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Home, and The Berenstain Bears Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple]

Bless Our Gramps and Gran (2017)
God’s Wonderful World (2017) [previously published as All Things Bright and Beautiful, 2011]
Brother Bear and the Kind Cub (2017)
Bedtime Blessings (2017)

Easter Treasury (2017) [compilation: All Things Bright and Beautiful, Easter Sunday, Easter Story]

Father’s Day Blessings (2018)
Truth About Gossip (2018) [previously published as Gossip Gang, 2011]
Stand Up to Bullying (2018)
Respect Each Other (2018)
[based on Show Some Respect, 2011]

Thanksgiving Stories (2018) [compilation: Give Thanks, Thanksgiving Blessings]

Valentine Treasury (2018) [compilation: Valentine Blessings, Love Thy Neighbor, Bedtime Blessings]

Why Do Good Bears Have Bad Days? (2019)
Very First Easter (2019)
Do the Right Thing (2019)
Patience, Please (2019)
Go Christmas Caroling (2019)

Brother Bear Favorites (2020) [hardcover] [bind-up: Forgiving Tree, Get Involved, Job Well Done]

Sister Bear Favorites (2020) [hardcover] [bind-up: Golden Rule, Gossip Gang, Why do Good Bears Have Bad Days?]

Honesty Counts (2020)
Love is Kind (2020)

Living Lights Lift-The-Flap Books (Zonderkidz)
Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple (2011)
God Bless the Animals (2012)

Living Lights Early Reader Chapter Books

Epic Dog Show (2019) [Based on “Runamuck Dog Show,” Stepping Stones Books]
Trouble With Tryouts (2019) [Based on “Too Small For the Team,” Stepping Stones Books]

Rowdy Crowd, and the (2020) [Based on “Wrong Crowd,” Stepping Stone Chapter Books]
Nature Rescue (2020) [Based on “Showdown at Chainsaw Gap,” Big Chapter Books]

living - fishing

Living Lights Beginning Reader Hardcovers (Zonderkidz)
Christmas Tree (2009) [based on the original Scholastic “Christmas Tree,” 1980]

Discover God’s Creation (2010) [based on “Big Picture,” Cub Club Series]
Do Their Best (2010) [based on “Big Red Kite,” Cub Club Series]
Hurry to Help (2010) [based on “Good Deed,” Cub Club Series]
Learn to Share (2010) [based on “Learn to Share,” Cub Club Series]
Let the Bible Be Your Guide (2011)
Perfect Fishing Spot (2011) [based on “Perfect Fishing Spot,” Cub Club Series]
Reap the Harvest (2011) [based on “Summer Job,” Cub Club Series]
Trouble With Secrets, the (2011)
Storybook Bible (2013) [both standard and deluxe edition]

Faithful Cubs (2013) [compilation: Discover God’s Creation, Do Their Best, Learn to Share]

Lessons in Love (2013/2014) [compilation: Reap the Harvest, Perfect Fishing Spot, Trouble With Secrets]

Country Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult (2015)
Storybook Bible for Little Ones (2015)
Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking With an Adult (2016)
Bedtime Devotional (2016)

Living Lights – Other
Little Book of Prayers and Poems (2018) [Note: publication was stopped almost immediately after release; quantities of this book that reached circulation are extremely limited and the book is now very rare]

My Bedtime Book of Poems & Prayers (2020) [Reprint of Little Book of Prayers & Poems]
God Loves the Animals (2020) [board book]

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Long John Silver’s Series [Also published as Random House Mini-Storybooks] [see also Long John Silver’s Activity Books]
Go Fly A Kite (Mini-Storybook, 1983)

Soccer Star (Mini-Storybook, 1983)
To The Rescue (Mini-Storybook, 1983)
Wild, Wild Honey, and the (Mini-Storybook, 1983)
Shoot the Rapids (Mini-Storybook, 1984)
Dinosaurs, and the (Mini-Storybook, 1984)

Magic Touch Talking Books (Hasbro/Playskool, 1996)
Visit the Big Museum
Visit the Big City
When We Grow Up (aka “When I Grow Up”)

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Magic Wand Speaking Books (Texas Instruments, 1983)
Olympics
On the Job [“On the Job” (1987) is based on this]

McDonald’s Happy Meal Series (1990) [See also McDonald’s Happy Meal Activity Books]
Attic Treasure, and the
Eager Beavers, and the
Life With Papa
Substitute Teacher, and the

mini - wild

Mini-Storybooks (Random House) [see also Long John Silver’s]
Go Fly A Kite (1983)
Soccer Star (1983)
To The Rescue (1983)
Wild Wild Honey, and the (1983)
Big Election (1984)
Dinosaurs, and the (1984)
Neighborly Skunk, and the (1984)
Shoot the Rapids (1984)

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My First Colorforms Books (Colorforms, 1994)
Messy, Messy Room (No. 2720)

Secret Clubhouse, and the (No. 2722)
Their Forest Friends, and (No. 2721)

Peek-a-Board Books/Great Big Flap Books (Random House)
Big Bear City, in (1996)
Yike! Yike! Where’s My Trike? (1996)
Home Sweet Tree (1997)

nursery
Originally, “New Baby” and “Go to School” were published in the Pictureback Book Series; once the First Time Books series was established, these titles became #1 and #2 in that new series. Nursery Tales continued to be published as part of the Random House Pictureback Books series, the only Berenstain Bears title to be distributed as such.

Pictureback Books (Random House)
Nursery Tales (1973) [The only title to permanently remain in publication as a Pictureback Book]
New Baby (1974) [see also First Time Books/Berenstain Bears Classics]
Go to School (1978) [see also First Time Books/Berenstain Bears Classics]

Put Me In the Story Personalized Books (PutMeInTheStory.com, 2013)
Home Sweet Tree [personalized version of Cub Club Edition]
Pet Show [personalized version of Cub Club Edition]
Talent Show [personalized version of Cub Club Edition]

Questron Electronics Books (Questron, 1987)
Meet Questron: Left Right Stop Go – and Other Things You Need to Know
Meet Questron: One, Two, Three – How Many Wheels Can You See?

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Random House – Other

Counting Book (1976) [board book] [Original edition has all white cover; some later editions are re-drawn with blue sky]

Papa’s Pizza: A Berenstain Bear Sniffy Book (1978) [Published in two editions, a 6-sticker and 8-sticker version]

Christmas Tree (1980) [The full story, including illustrations, was actually originally published in the December 1979 edition of “Good Housekeeping” magazine; a later edition of the book was published by Random House with a new cover; there is also a Zondervan Living Lights edition with slightly revised text and addition of religious content]

Storybook Treehouse: 4 New Stories (1982) [Mama Bear’s Trunk; Sister Bear’s Collection; Brother Bear’s Model Plane; Papa Bear’s First Love]
Bath Book (1985) [bath book]
Toy Time (1985) [cuddle cloth book]

On the Road (1992) [“Little Wheel Books” series – board book shaped like a car; not the same as “Family Time” Series title by the same name]

Halloween is Sweet! (2020) [board book] [Based on “Trick or Treat”, First Time Books]

Sandy Creek Large Hardcover Editions [All previously published in the Harper I Can Read Series]
Play T-Ball (2010)
Seashore Treasure (2010)
Adventures of the Berenstain Bears (2013)

Scholastic/Cartwheel Large Format (Scholastic) [All based on animated television holiday specials from the early 1980s; “Christmas Tree” is often considered to be in this series, though it was published by Random House]
Thanksgiving (1997)
Comic Valentine (1998)
Easter Surprise (1998)
Play Ball (1998)

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Publications [all previously published in Cub Club Series]
Home Sweet Tree (2013)

Pet Show (2014)
Talent Show (2014)

Stahlwood Bath Books  (Stahlwood Toy Manufacturing, 1984)
Baby Bear’s Toy Animals

Baby Bear’s Toys ‘n Noises

missing watermelon

Step Into Reading (Random House)
Big Bear Small Bear (1998)
By The Sea (1998)
Ride the Thunderbolt (1998)
Catch the Bus (1999) [based on “On Time,” Cub Club Series]
Go Up And Down (1999)
House of Mirrors, in the (1999)
Escape of the Bogg Brothers, and the (2000)
Go In and Out (2000)
Missing Watermelon Money, and the (2001)
Tic-Tac-Toe Mystery, and the (2001)
We Like Kites (2004)

Tales from Bear Country (2011) [compilation: Big Bear Small Bear, By the Sea, Catch the Bus, Go Up and Down, Ride the Thunderbolt, and We Like Kites]

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Stepping Stone Books (Random House)
The Wrong Crowd (2001) [basis for “Rowdy Crowd,” Living Lights Early Reader Chapter Books, 2020]
The Runamuck Dog Show (2001) [The basis for “Epic Dog Show,” Living Lights Early Reader Chapter Books, 2019]
The Haunted Lighthouse (2001)
The Goofy, Goony Guy (2001)
Ride Like the Wind (2002)
Too Small for the Team (2003) [The basis for “Trouble With Tryouts,” Living Lights Chapter Books]

ThinkWorks SmartReader Series (ToyMax, 1999) [previously published in Beginner Books series]
Bears Picnic, the

Big Honey Hunt, the

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Toddler Books (Random House, 1996)
Are A Family
Four Seasons
Say Good Night
Super Duper Market, at the

Other – Various Publishers

How to Get Along at School (and) With Your Fellow Bear (Hasbro Listen ‘n Look Book, 1984) [Compilation of previously published books from Kidstuff Records]

Family Favorites: Sing a Song Play Along (Play-a-Tune, 1990)

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Home Sweet Tree (Play-Along Entertainment, 1993)

In the Movies: Five Fabulous Feature Films (Yes! Where Is It? Storybook, Yes! Entertainment, 1994)

Go Shopping (1994) [attached to plush Berenstain Bears toys made by Chosun]

Book of Values (Berenstain Enterprises Cloth Book, 1999)

Red Roadster (TOMY/Ertl, 2000) [book is “hidden” in underbody of Ertl toy car]

love u all ways

Whole Year Through, the: With Earthsaver Tips and Things to Do for Each and Every Month of the Year (Scholastic, 2000)

Big Storybook Collection (Sterling/Barnes & Noble, 2011) [Compilation]

Berenstain Bears Holy Bible (Zonderkidz, 2011)

I Love You All Ways! (Hallmark, 2014) [personalized recorded storybook]

Trouble With Money (Random House/Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, 2014) [Based on Trouble With Money, First Time Books]

Visit the Credit Union (Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy, 2014)

Light-Up Tree House (Running Press, 2016)

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Book Bundles with Unconfirmed Publication Dates

  • I Can Read Value Collection (HarperCollins, I Can Read Books)
  • I Can Read 6-Book Set (Zonderkidz, Living Lights) [at least 3 known variations, but all contain the same books] [compilation: Honey Hunt Helpers, Neighbor in Need, Kitten Rescue, Little Lost Cub, Mama’s Helpers, Help the Homeless]
  • Mind Your Manners with the Berenstain Bears (Random House, First Time Books)
  • Welcome to Bear Country (c. 2012) (HarperCollins) (two versions: Too Much Car Trip and Tooth Fairy)
  • Berenstain Bears Bunch (c. 2010) (HarperCollins) [compilation: Safe and Sound, Hug and Make Up, Big Spelling Bee, Trouble With Commercials, Lose a Friend, Trouble With Chores, Computer Trouble, Go Out to Eat]
  • Forgiving Tree 3-book set with poster (Zonderkidz, Living Lights) [compilation: Forgiving Tree, Jobs Around Town, Kindness Counts]

Ephemeral (non-storybook)

The following is a list of “books” or “book-like” publications that are published in a book or booklet format but don’t contain traditional printed stories. While some collectors may consider some or all of these items as memorabilia, they do justify being listed on this bibliography. All items listed chronologically.

The Berenstain Bears: My Very Own Photo Album (Antioch, 1991)
The Berenstain Bears:
My Very Own Photo Album
(Antioch, 1991)

Berenstain Bears ABC Tablet (Plymouth, 1983)

Berenstain Bears Theme Book (Plymouth, 1983) [Wide-ruled paper notebook]

The Berenstain Bears: How to Tell Time Two Ways – Analog, Digital (Armitron, 1983)

“Bears for Reading” from Once Upon a Time… (GP Putnam’s Sons, 1986)

Berenstain Bears Rainbow Notes (1989) [Memo pad with 3 different covers]

The Berenstain Bears Earthsaver Calendar for 1992: With Earthsaver Tips for Each and Every Month of the Year (Random House, 1991)

The Berenstain Bears: My Very Own Photo Album (Antioch, 1991)

The Berenstain Bears Earthsaver Calendar for 1993: Kids Can Make a Difference (Random House, 1992)

The Berenstain Bears: Talking Stories (Original San Francisco Toymakers, 1994)

The Berenstain Bears Family Tree House (Pop-Up Sound-Up, Yes! Interactive, 1995)

The Berenstain Bear Scouts Guide (Scholastic, 1997)

Nelvana Outreach Notebook: The Berenstain Bears (Nelvana/PBS, 2002)

Discover School DVD Booklet (Nelvana/PBS, 2008)

Lakota Berenstain Bears: Teacher & Care-Giver’s Guide (Lakota Language Consortium, 2012)
*Volume 1 (Episodes 1A-5A)
*Volume 2 (Episodes 5B-10B)


~ACTIVITY BOOKS~

Berenstain Bears Coloring Books and Activity Books

spring fling

ChildsWork/ChildsPlay Activity Books (2008)

  • Good Behavior Activity Book: Good Behavior is Great
  • Keep Your Cool Activity Book: You Don’t Have to Be Angry
  • Talk About Feelings Activity Book: Let’s Talk About Feelings

Coloring Time Series Coloring/Activity Books (Random House, 2000)

  • Bunny Hop
  • Spring Fling

Dalmatian Coloring/Activity Books

  • All Year Long! Book To Color With Crayons (2010)
  • Screenshot 2015-06-07 15.35.19Bear Country – Super Book To Color (2010) [Creative Edge]
  • Go to School – Big Best Book to Color (2010)
  • On Vacation! Favorite Book to Color (2010)
  • A Big Year! Super Book to Color (2011)
  • Country Play: Super Book to Color (2011)
  • Happy Days – Big Fun Book to Color (2011)
  • Learning Is Fun! Super Book to Color (2011)
  • Play Packs: Grab & Go! Book to Color (2011)
  • Summer Fun! Super Book to Color (2011)

Dayspring Activity Books

  • god bless activityGod Bless Our Home (Coloring Pad) (2013)
  • God Made the Colors (Coloring Pad) (2013)
  • Joy of Giving, and the (Coloring Pad) (2013)
  • Easter Story, and the (Activity Book) (2015)

Dover Activity Books

  • Paper Doll Book, 2012) [compilation; contains material previously published in “Paper Doll Book” (1984) and “New Clothes” (1997)]
  • Giant Coloring & Activity Book (2013)
  • A Bear Country Alphabet (ABC) (2014) [previously published in “Fun Way to Learn About…” Happy House series]
  • Christmas Coloring & Activity Book (2014)
  • Count on Numbers (2014) [previously published in in “Fun Way to Learn About…” Happy House series]

Family Time Coloring/Activity Books (Family Time/GT Publishing)

  • xmas fun activityChristmas Fun (1996)
  • Fun and Games (1996)
  • Read and Rhyme Bear Country (1996)
  • School Fun (1996)
  • Easter Fun (1997)
  • Merry Merry Christmas (1997)
  • Springtime in Bear Country (1997)

First Time Coloring Books (Happy House/Random House, 1990)

  • Birthday Party Coloring Book
  • Go to School Coloring Book
  • Go to the Doctor Coloring Book
  • New Baby Coloring Book

First Time Workbooks (Random House, 1998)

  • dark workbookGet the Gimmies Workbook
  • In The Dark Workbook
  • Messy Room Workbook
  • Trouble With Money Workbook

Fun Way to Learn About… Coloring Books (Happy House/Random House, 1986)

  • A Bear Country Alphabet [reprinted in Dover Activity Book series, 2014]
  • Around-The-Clock
  • Bear Scout Nature Coloring Book
  • Count on Numbers [reprinted in Dover Activity Book series, 2014]
  • On The Farm
  • Safety First

Golden Coloring/Activity Books

  • magic mark seeAll Through the Year (1991) (three versions: standard, “Giant” edition, and “Giant” edition with easy tear-out pages)
  • Color/Activity Book (red cover with Papa on unicycle) (Two versions: “Giant” edition and “Giant” edition with easy tear-out pages) (1991)
  • Giant Paint with Water Book (skating cover) (1991)
  • Giant Sticker Fun (“Cub Club” clubhouse cover) (1991)
  • It’s Magic! Mark and See (1991)
  • My Stories (1991)
  • Puzzles (1991) (two versions: standard and expanded edition)
  • Paint With Water (golfing cover) (1992)
  • ABC Fun (1992)
  • Color/Activity Book (green planting tree cover) (1992) (Two versions: standard and “Big” edition)
  • Christmas Fun (1992)
  • Easter Sticker Fun (1992)
  • Finish the Picture (1992)
  • laceupsHidden Pictures (1992)
  • Lace-Ups (1992)
  • Magic Pictures (1992)
  • Mini Boxes To Color and Share (1992)
  • Notes to Color and Send (1992)
  • Fun Book (1993)
  • Giant Paint with Water Book (hiking cover) (1994) [reprint of 1992 edition with different cover]
  • Christmas Fun (1995)

Vintage Happy House/Random House Coloring/Activity Books

  • Bear Country Coloring Fun (1983)
  • olympics activity (1)Go to School (1983)
  • Learn to Read Coloring Fun (1983)
  • Mama Bear’s Coloring and Activity Book (1983)
  • On Vacation (1983)
  • Papa Bear’s Coloring and Activity Book (1983)
  • Stamp Fun (1983)
  • Bear Country Circus Coloring Fun, and the (1984)
  • Bear Country Olympics Coloring Book, at the (1984)
  • Paper Doll Book (1984)
  • Christmas Tree: A Story to Color (1984) [re-issued in 1986 with different cover]
  • Magic Picture Riddle Book (1985)
  • Paint With Water (1985)
  • Christmas Tree: A Story to Color (1986) [reprint of 1984 edition]
  • Paint Box Book (1987)
  • Trace ‘n Rub Book (1988)
  • Bigpaw, and (1989)

HarperCollins/HarperFestival Activity Books

  • dino colorDinosaur Coloring Adventure (2005)
  • Party Time Coloring and Activity Book (2006)
  • Jumbo Sticker and Activity Book (2014) (Costco Exclusive)

Living Books Activity Books (Companion books published with CD-ROM educational software)

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Living Lights Activity Books (Zonderkidz)

  • Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book (2016)
  • Hugs and Kisses Sticker and Activity Book (2016)
  • Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book (2016)
  • Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book (2017)
  • You Can Draw the Berenstain Bears (2018)

Long John Silver’s Activity Books

  • Fun Times Activity Book (1995)
  • Good Sports Activity Book (1995)
  • Manners Count Activity Book (1995)
  • School Smarts Activity Book (1995)

McDonald’s Happy Meal Activity Books (1990)

  • Screenshot 2015-06-05 17.21.14Attic Treasure Activity Book
  • Eager Beavers Activity Book
  • Life With Papa Activity Book
  • Substitute Teacher Activity Book

Paragon Needlecraft Craft Books (1983)

  • Embroidery Transfers
  • Designs in Counted Cross Stitch

Other Random House Activity Books

  • Bears_activity_book_coverBears Activity Book, The (1979)
  • Make and Do Book (1984)
  • Postcard Book (1991)
  • New Clothes – Paper Dolls (1997)

Other Coloring/Activity Books – Various Publishers

  • Take the Train (Lederle Biologicals, 1990)
  • Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PennDOT, 1997)
  • Fun With the Berenstain Bears – Stickers! (StickerTime Fun & Games, American Greetings, 1998)
“Fun with the Berenstain Bears” sticker book by American Greetings (1998)

~ALSO BY STAN & JAN BERENSTAIN~

Comics, Non-Bear, and Non-Fiction Book

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Berenstains’ Baby Book, the (MacMillan, 1951)
Sister: A Funhouse of Sister Cartoons from Collier’s (Schuman, 1952)
Tax-Wise (Schuman, 1952)
Marital Blitz (Dutton, 1954)
Baby Makes Four (MacMillan, 1956)
It’s All in the Family [McCall’s cartoons] (Dutton, 1958)
Lover Boy (MacMillan, 1958)
And Beat Him When He Sneezes (McGraw Hill, 1960) reprinted as Have a Baby, My Wife Just Had a Cigar (Dell, 1960)
Bedside Lover Boy (Dell, 1960)
Call Me Mrs. (MacMillan, 1961) [also published as “I Love You Kid, But Oh My Wife”]
It’s Still in the Family (Dutton, 1961)
Office Lover Boy (Dell, 1962)
The Facts of Life for Grown-ups (Dell, 1963) [also published as “What Dr. Freud Didn’t Tell You (Dell, 1971)]
Flipsville-Squareville (Delacorte, 1965)
Mr. Dirty vs. Mrs. Clean (Dell, 1967)
You Could Diet Laughing (Dell 1969)
Be Good or I’ll Belt You (Dell, 1970)
Education Impossible (Dell, 1970)
How to Teach Your Children about Sex without Making a Complete Fool of Yourself (Dutton, 1970)
Never Trust Anyone over 13 (Bantam, 1970)
How to Teach Your Children about God without Actually Scaring Them out of Their Wits (Dutton, 1971)
Are Parents for Real? (Bantam, 1972)
It’s All in the Family [Good Housekeeping cartoons] (Ballantine, 1985)
I Love Colors – the Berenstain Kids (Random House, 1987) (see also First Time Readers)
Day of the Dinosaur, the (Random House, 1987)  (see also First Time Readers)

After the Dinosaurs (Random House, 1988) (see also First Time Readers)
What Your Parents Never Told You about Being a Mom or Dad (Crown, 1995)
Down a Sunny Dirt Road (Random House, 2002) [autobiography]
Bear Essentials, the: Everything Today’s Hard-Pressed Parent Needs to Know About Bringing Up Happy, Healthy Kids (Random House, 2005)
Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole (HaperCollins, 2012) [published posthumously]

Ephemeral

  • IMG_3531How to Be a Carefree Cook (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Care for the Shiny New Baby (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Have a Fun-Filled Vacation (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • Considerably Fewer Than 1000 Fabulous Fishing Facts (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Fix it: Again and Again and Again… by Nick N. Gouge (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • Etiquette and Other Stuff for Newlyweds (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Be Perfectly Yummy: Fabulous Fashion and Beauty Tips (For You on Mother’s Day) (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Get Along in the Hospital: Helpful Hints for Impatient Parents (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Have a Happy Anniversary and Other Myths About Marriage (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • How to Have a Happy Birthday (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • Slightly Better Bowling by Lofter T. Gutterball as Told to the Berenstains (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • Physical Fitness for Softies of All Ages by Rip D. Tendon … as told to the Berenstains (Hallmark Spectacular Guidebooks, c. 1966)
  • Our Honeymoon: A Photo Album with a Humorous Commentary by the Berenstains (Hallmark, 1967)
  • The Shiny New Baby (Hallmark, 1967)
  • Various calendars and greeting cards (Hallmark, 1960s)


~BIOGRAPHY~

  • Young at Heart: The Berenstains by Julie Berg (Abdo, 1993)
  • Children’s Authors: Jan & Stan Berenstain by Mae Woods (Checkerboard Books, 2001)
  • The Berenstain Bears Celebrate: The Art of Stan and Jan Berenstain (Norman Rockwell Museum, 2002)
  • Child’s Play: Cartoon Art of Stan and Jan Berenstain by Mike Berenstain (Abrams, 2008)

Michael (Mike) Berenstain Bibliography

Below is a bibliography of Michael Berenstain’s books, not including the Berenstain Bears series. From 2006-2012, Mike wrote and illustrated most of the Berenstain Bears books with his mother, Jan.  Since Jan’s death in 2012, Mike is the sole writer and illustrator of all new Berenstain Bears books. Prior to 2006, Mike also illustrated selected Berenstain Bears books, most notably the Big Chapter Book Series.

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K’tonton on an Island in the Sea, (Illustrator), Jewish Publication Society, 1976.

The Castle Book, McKay, 1977.

The Ship Book, McKay 1978.

The Armor Book, McKay, 1979.

The Lighthouse Book, McKay 1979.

The Troll Book, Random House, 1980.

The Sorcerer’s Scrapbook; or Why I am a Wizard, Random House, 1981.

The Creature Catalog: A Monster Watcher’s Guide, Random House, 1982.

The Great Monster Party, Texas Instruments, 1983.

The Dwarks, Bantam, 1983.

The Dwarks Meet Skunk Momma, Bantam 1984.

The Dwarks at the Mall, Bantam, 1985.

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Peat Moss and Ivy’s Birthday Present, Random House, 1986.

Peat Moss and Ivy’s Backyard Adventure, Random House, 1986.

Peat Moss and Ivy Meet Santa Claws, Random House, 1987.

The Day of the Dinosaur, First Time Readers, Random House, 1987.  (With Stan and Jan Berenstain)

The Biggest Dinosaurs, Western Publishing, 1989.

The Horned Dinosaur: Triceratops, Western Publishing, 1989.

King of the Dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Western Publishing, 1989.

Spike-Tailed Dinosaur Stegosaurus, Western Publishing, 1989.

Panda Club’s Tree House, Western Publishing 1989.

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Panda’s New Pet, Western Publishing, 1990.

Ready for School, Western Publishing, 1990.

1 + 1 Take Away Two, Western Publishing, 1991.

C-A-T – Spells Cat, Golden Books, 1991.

Faster, Slower, Higher, Lower, Western Publishing, 1991.

Flying Dinosaur: Pterodactyls, Western Publishing, 1991.

Long, Long, Ago: A First Book About the Past, Western Publishing, 1991.

Nose, Toes, Antlers, Tail, Western Publishing, 1991.

Ready for School, Western Publishing, 1991.

You are Here: Book of First Places, Western Publishing, 1991.

Butterfly Book, Western Publishing, 1992.

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Hop, Waddle, Swim! Western Publishing, 1992.

When I Grow Up, Oh the Things I Can Be! Western Publishing, 1992.

Who Am I?, Western Publishing, 1992.

I Love Dinosaurs, Western Publishing, 1996.

Baby Dinosaurs, GT Publishing, 1997.

Raptor Attack, GT Publishing, 1997.

Child’s Play: The Berenstain Baby Boom, Abrams, 2008.



Leo Berenstain Bibliography

Wind Monkey, the: and other stories. Random House, 1992.