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 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