Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth: It’s Always Been BerenstAin (not BerenstEin)

There was no bird and it was never Berenstein. People are often curious about the spelling of “Berenstain,” a phenomenon that’s much older than the Bears themselves. As Stan Berenstain recalled in Down a Sunny Dirty Road, the 2002 autobiography he co-wrote with wife Jan, even his fourth grade teacher had questions: “On the very … More Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth: It’s Always Been BerenstAin (not BerenstEin)

Before “The “Berenstain Bears” – Classic Stan and Jan adult comics

[Editor’s Note: click on photos/illustrations for larger versions] It’s difficult to explain the shock I felt when I first discovered the type of books and comics Stan and Jan Berenstain wrote before they came up with The Berenstain Bears.   I suspect most fans of the Berenstain Bears have had the same feeling: it’s quite … More Before “The “Berenstain Bears” – Classic Stan and Jan adult comics

Most Wanted Berenstain Bears Books – Rare Items Wanted by Collectors

Several Berenstain Bears books and collectibles are very rare because they were produced in small quantities or were “consumable” books of stickers, activities, coloring pages, etc.  Listed below are the most sought-after Berenstain Bear books wanted by collectors.   Do you have one of the rare books or items listed below?  Send me an email if you’d … More Most Wanted Berenstain Bears Books – Rare Items Wanted by Collectors

Book of the Week: “Papa’s Pizza: A Berenstain Bears Sniffy Book” (Random House, 1978)

 Thanks to everyone who checked out our most recent blog about Berenstain Bears video games and computer software.  This week, it’s on to another new and exciting Book of the Week! Just a few days ago, two of the biggest Berenstain Bears collectors in the country (to our knowledge?!) gathered in Tampa, Florida to meet … More Book of the Week: “Papa’s Pizza: A Berenstain Bears Sniffy Book” (Random House, 1978)

Berenstain Bears Video Games and Computer Software

The single most valuable piece of Berenstain Bears memorabilia is arguably the infamous Berenstain Bears Atari 2600 game made by Coleco in 1983.  It was the first Berenstain Bears video game, and was very nearly the last, due to the disastrous debut of the “Kid Vid” accessories that were required to play the game. Only … More Berenstain Bears Video Games and Computer Software

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