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 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 these are all LISTED HERE. This post features the 47 figurines, … More Berenstain Bears figurines – Ebeling & Reuss (1983)

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)