World’s Largest Collection of Berenstain Bears Memorabilia goes on display in Minnesota

The world’s largest collection of Berenstain Bears books and memorabilia is on public display for the first time ever.  On August 13, Bradley Mariska unveiled his collection at a Grand Opening for the year-long exhibit, hosted at Sweet Reads bookstore in Austin, Minnesota. Located directly across the street from the infamous SPAM Museum, Sweet Reads … More World’s Largest Collection of Berenstain Bears Memorabilia goes on display in Minnesota

Berenstain Bears Complete Bibliography – A List of the Berenstain Bears Book Series [2016 update]

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 project for over a decade.  It is my desire to help fans and collectors have a complete and accurate list of Berenstain Bears books that is easily accessible at … More Berenstain Bears Complete Bibliography – A List of the Berenstain Bears Book Series [2016 update]

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”