Making Reading a Family Affair with The Berenstain Bears

Celebrate the heartwarming series that invites parents and children to read together.

Little did Stanley “Stan” Berenstain and Janice “Jan” Grant know when they met at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts that they would form one of the most beloved teams in children’s literature. After surviving both the Great Depression and the war, the two set out to overcome another great obstacle, parenthood, one delightful children’s book at a time. The birth of their two sons, Leo and Mark, would inspire the couple to write about and illustrate the universal trials and tribulations of raising children.

Stan and Jan Berenstain

In honor of what would be Jan Berenstain’s 91st birthday on July 26, 2014, Open Road would like to celebrate the heartwarming series that invites parents and children to read together—perfect for getting young readers ready to go back to school. Join Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear, and Honey Bear as they learn positive lifelong values, like good sportsmanship, avoiding the grouchies, and keeping the house clean while Mama’s away!

Here are some of our favorite Berenstain Bears titles:

The Berenstain Bears’ Nursery Tales

The Berenstain Bears Get the Scaredies

The Berenstain Bears and the Eager Beavers

And if you love the Berenstain Bears, enjoy these similar titles great for back-to-school reading:

Great Reads for Back To School!Edward Almost Sleeps Over
When Edward gets invited to spend the night at his friend Anthony’s house, he couldn’t be more thrilled. That is, until he realizes that he’ll have to leave his parents for the evening.

Franklin Goes to School
It’s Franklin’s first day of school! But our favorite turtle friend finds himself overcome with a case of the jitters. Will he be able to start the year on the right foot?

The Case of the School Ghost
Buddy’s a lucky dog. He gets to go to the fourth grade sleepover at school with Connor! He’s hoping to find out more about the old legend of Agatha, the school ghost. But the sleepover has plenty of other strange things going on, too: mysterious packages, secret notes, and whispers from a ghostly voice! Who—or what—is haunting Four Lakes Elementary?

How about you? Did you have a favorite Berenstain Bears tale growing up? Tweet us @openroadmedia and share your favorite #BerenstainBook.

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