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Stan and Jan Berenstain (often called The Berenstains) were American writers and illustrators best known for creating the children's book series the Berenstain Bears.

Stanley "Stan" Berenstain (September 29, 1923 — November 26, 2005), was born in a neighborhood of west Philadelphia, and died of cancer in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania. Janice "Jan" Berenstain (Janice Grant) (born July 26, 1923), was born in Philadelphia, and was raised in west Philadelphia and the suburb of Radnor. They met on their first day of class at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in 1941 and married five years later, on April 13, 1946. They had two sons, Leo and Mike.

In an interview about the books, the Berenstains said that a big reason behind their inspiration was some of the difficulties parents faced, as well as some childhood tribulations when they were kids themselves. Their books evolved to include items such as cell phones and video game systems in the fictional Bear Country, which were nonexistent (or very limited), when the books were first commissioned. The Berenstains also noted there were some issues which seemed to appear in every generation, such as kids throwing tantrums in public places, which made important subject matters for their stories. However, they deliberately wanted to steer clear of overly heavy issues such as violence.

In 1951, they published "Berenstains' Baby Book," which dealt with the topics of pregnancy and raising a young child. Although containing practical advice, the book used humor and reminded parents not to take every situation too seriously.

They produced together the magazine cartoon featureIt's All in the Family from 1956 to 1989 in McCall's and Good Housekeeping. They published their first book featuring the Berenstain Bears in 1962 and with the help of then-head of children's publishing at Random House Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) created a lasting franchise including many more books, television series, toys, and stage productions. Jan was inducted into Radnor High School's Hall of Fame on October 20, 2006.

The Berenstains' comic strip It's All in the Family (unrelated to the later TV series of that name) appeared regularly in McCall's magazine, and depicted the antics of a suburban family with mother, father, eldest and youngest sons, and middle daughter. It's All in the Family was not a conventional comic strip in the sense of a sequential progression of panels. Each issue featured a single situation, often seasonally appropriate: such as the daughter preparing, cooking and serving a family meal for the first time, or the costume preparations, rehearsal and performance of the youngest child's Christmas pageant. Within a given issue, each It's All in the Family drawing was a stand-alone panel with a caption gag, rather than one panel of a sequential strip, but individual panels in order depicted the complete arc (preparation, completion, aftermath) of this issue's family experience.

Stan and Jan Berenstains' younger son Michael Berenstain (born in 1951) is a writer/illustrator, and also illustrated many of the books written by his parents. He continues to work with his mother on new projects.

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Total Books: 61
I Can Read My Favorite Stories Box Set Happy Birthday Danny and the Dinosaur Clark the Shark Tooth Trouble Harry and the Lady Next Door The  the Cat Makes Dad Glad
Berenstain Bears Bedtime Battle
2011 - Berenstain Bears Bedtime Battle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545415293
ISBN-10: 0545415292
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears I Can Read Collection
2009 - The Berenstain Bears I Can Read Collection [I Can Read Book 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061719042
ISBN-10: 0061719048
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School
2009 - The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060526757
ISBN-10: 0060526750
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears' Family Reunion
2009 - The Berenstain Bears' Family Reunion [I Can Read Book 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060583590
ISBN-10: 0060583592
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Influence
2008 - The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Influence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060574048
ISBN-10: 0060574046
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Berenstain Bears' Mad Mad Mad Toy Craze
1999 - The Berenstain Bears' Mad Mad Mad Toy Craze (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375808593
ISBN-10: 0375808590
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sinister Smoke Ring
1997 - The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sinister Smoke Ring (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439522182
ISBN-10: 0439522188
Genre: Children's Books
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Berenstain Bears Go to Camp
1996 - Berenstain Bears Go to Camp (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679881742
ISBN-10: 0679881743
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1996 - Berenstain Bairs Grow-it [FIRST TIME DO-IT! BOOKS] (Paperback)
Los Osos Berenstain y Demasiada Television
1993 - Los Osos Berenstain Y Demasiada Television [First Time Books - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679840077
ISBN-10: 0679840079
Genre: Children's Books
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Berenstain Bears' Take-Along Pack Four First Time Books and Two Cassettes
1991 - Berenstain Bears' Take-along Pack Four First Time Books and Two Cassettes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679825210
ISBN-10: 0679825215
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The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party
1990 - The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679807988
ISBN-10: 0679807985
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Berenstain Bears and theTROUBLE WITH FRIENDS
1986 - The Berenstain Bears and Thetrouble with Friends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780394890357
ISBN-10: 0394890353
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears And Too Much Junk Food
1985 - The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375845956
ISBN-10: 037584595X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV
1984 - The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Tv (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375854019
ISBN-10: 0375854010
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears' Merry Christmas
1984 - The Berenstain Bears' Merry Christmas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375974458
ISBN-10: 0375974458
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears To The Rescue
1983 - The Berenstain Bears to the Rescue (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780394866581
ISBN-10: 0394866584
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
1983 - The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780394881836
ISBN-10: 0394881834
Genre: Children's Books
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The Berenstain Bears' Nursery Tales
1973 - The Berenstain Bears' Nursery Tales (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394833071
ISBN-10: 0394833074
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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C IS FOR CLOWN  A Circus of C Words
C Is for Clown a Circus of C Words [Bright & Early for Beginning Beginners] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001700246
ISBN-10: 0001700243
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THE BIKE LESSON
The Bike Lesson [Beginner Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001711280
ISBN-10: 0001711288
Genre: Children's Books
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Les Oursons Berenstain Ont Le Trac [Premières expériences] (Paperback)