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]

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 Board Games, Card Games, and Playsets

We recently featured a collection of Berenstain Bears jigsaw puzzles, which leads to another favorite part of the Bear Family memorabilia: games!  More than two dozen Berenstain Bears board games, card games, and play sets have been produced, and no collection should be without them, especially games based on classic books like “Spooky Old Tree,” “Too … More Berenstain Bears Board Games, Card Games, and Playsets

The Bears’ Vacation (1968) – The Berenstain Bears Book of the Week!

Last week, in honor of Jurassic World’s release, we featured several Berenstain Bears books relating to dinosaurs.  This week, I am celebrating the first official day of Summer with one of the all-time classics, “The Bears’ Vacation” (Random House, 1968, buy a copy here).  It also happens that “Deep in Bear Country – A Berenstain Bearcast” … More The Bears’ Vacation (1968) – The Berenstain Bears Book of the Week!

Berenstain Bears: Jurassic World / Jurassic Park edition

Everyone is caught up in Jurassic Park / Jurassic World fever, and while watching the film this weekend, I couldn’t help but think of all the great fascination Stan, Jan, and Mike have had with dinosaurs over the years.  In particular, I was reminded of the page from “Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs” (Harper, 2004), a … More Berenstain Bears: Jurassic World / Jurassic Park edition

Berenstain Bears Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles have been an important and long-running aspect of the Berenstain Bears memorabilia market.  Beginning with the Bears Nature Walk Giant Floor Puzzle (Random House, 1975) to recent additions by New York Puzzle Company (12 puzzles, 2012-2014), the evolution of the Berenstain Bears book series has been documented through generations of puzzles both large … More Berenstain Bears Jigsaw Puzzles