List of Berenstain Bears books

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This selective list of Berenstain Bears books includes the picture book series and the illustrated children's novels, such as those in the "Big Chapter Books" series. Since the first Berenstain Bears installment was published in 1962, the series has sold close to 260 million copies.[1]

In addition to writing children's literature, the authors Stan and Jan Berenstain also wrote two parenting books, What Your Parents Never Told You About Being a Mom or Dad (1995) and The Berenstain Bears and the Bear Essentials (2005), as well as their autobiography, Down a Sunny Dirt Road (2002). The Berenstain Bears appear in each of these books.

Contents

Publication summary[edit]

Titles marked with an asterisk (*) were adapted into episodes of the 1985 cartoon series.

Title Year Publisher Notes/Series
The Big Honey Hunt 1962 Random House Beginner Books
The Bike Lesson 1964 Random House Beginner Books
''The Bears' Picnic 1966 Random House Beginner Books
The Bear Scouts 1967 Random House Bear Scouts
The Bears' Vacation 1968 Random House Beginner Books
Inside, Outside, Upside Down 1968 Random House Bright & Early
Bears on Wheels 1969 Random House Bright & Early
The Bears' Christmas 1970 Random House Beginner Books
Old Hat, New Hat 1970 Random House Bright & Early
The B Book 1971 Random House Bright & Early
Bears in the Night 1971 Random House Bright & Early
C is for Clown (later published as The C Book) 1972 Random House Bright & Early
The Berenstain Bears’ Nursery Tales 1973 Random House Pictureback
The Bears' Almanac 1973 Random House Bear Facts Library/Beginner Books
The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby 1974 Random House First Time Books
He Bear, She Bear 1974 Random House Bright & Early
The Bear Detectives 1975 Random House Beginner Books
The Bears’ Nature Guide 1975 Random House Bear Facts Library
The Berenstain Bears’ Counting Book 1976 Collins board book
The Berenstain Bears’ Science Fair 1977 Random House Bear Facts Library
The Spooky Old Tree 1978 Random House Bright & Early
The Berenstain Bears Go to School* 1978 Random House Pictureback/First Time Books
Papa’s Pizza: A Berenstain Bear Sniffy Book* 1978 Random House
The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone* 1980 Random House Beginner Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Mysterious Numbers 1980 Fisher Price Talk-to-Me
The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree 1980 Random House
The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter 1981 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor 1981 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day 1981 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist 1981 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears: How to Get Along With Your Fellow Bear 1982 Kidstuff/IJE Book and audio
The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight* 1982 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp 1982 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears In the Dark* 1982 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears’ Storybook Treehouse 1982 Random House
The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room* 1983 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth* 1983 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Wild, Wild Honey 1983 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears Go Fly a Kite* 1983 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears’ Soccer Star* 1983 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears to the Rescue* 1983 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money 1983 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Olympics 1983 Texas Instruments Magic Wand Speaking Books
The Berenstain Bears On the Job 1983 Texas Instruments Magic Wand Speaking Books
Baby Bear's Toys 'n Noises 1984 Stahlwood Bath Book
The Berenstain Bears: How to Get Along At School 1984 Kidstuff/IJE Book and audio
The Berenstain Bears and Mama’s New Job 1984 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Election 1984 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears and the Dinosaurs 1984 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears and the Neighborly Skunk 1984 Random House Mini-storybook
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV 1984 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear 1984 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Shoot the Rapids 1984 Random House Mini-storybook
The Best Mistake Ever! and Other Stories 1984 Random House Step-into-Reading/Beginner Books
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food 1985 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Forget their Manners* 1985 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers* 1985 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears on the Moon 1985 Random House Bright & Early
The Berenstain Bears' Toy Time 1985 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Bath Book 1985 Random House Bath Book
I Want To Be Somebody New! 1986 Random House Beginner Books
The Berenstain Bears' Knight to Remember 1986 Random House Happy House
The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s 1986 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday* 1986 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright* 1986 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed* 1986 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Meet Questron: Left, Right, Stop Go 1987 Questron Electronic Books
The Berenstain Bears Meet Questron: One, Two, Three - How Many... 1987 Questron Electronic Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit 1987 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race 1987 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey 1987 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends* 1987 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail 1987 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears and the Not-So-Buried Treasure 1987 Random House Happy House
The Berenstain Bears and the Mansion Mystery 1987 Random House Happy House
The Berenstain Bears and the Coughing Catfish* 1987 Random House Happy House
The Berenstain Bears Go Out for The Team* 1987 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears On the Job 1987 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School* 1987 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Kids: I Love Colors 1987 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream 1988 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare 1988 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest 1988 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies 1988 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Ready, Get Set, Go! 1988 Random House First Time Readers
The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd 1989 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation 1989 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat 1989 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin 1990 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party 1990 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Pets 1990 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Attic Treasure 1990 McDonald's Published in 1996 by Family Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Eager Beavers 1990 McDonald's Published in 1996 by Family Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Life With Papa 1990 McDonald's Published in 1996 by Family Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Substitute Teacher 1990 McDonald's Published in 1996 by Family Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Are a Family 1991 Random House First First Time Books (Also Toddler Books, 1996)
The Berenstain Bears at the Super-Duper Market 1991 Random House First First Time Books (Also Toddler Books, 1996)
The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) 1991 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Four Seasons 1991 Random House First First Time Books (Also Toddler Books, 1996)
The Berenstain Bears Say Goodnight 1991 Random House First First Time Books (Also Toddler Books, 1996)
The Berenstain Bears' Science and Nature Super Treasury 1991 Random House Bear Facts Library (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Grownups* 1992 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Pressure* 1992 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Red Kite 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Broken Piggy Bank 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Get Jealous 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Home Sweet Tree 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Learn to Share 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears On Time 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Perfect Fishing Spot 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Shadows 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears On the Road 1992 Random House form book
The Berenstain Bears Visit Fun Park 1992 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Big Rummage Sale 1992 Golden Golden Sound Story
The Berenstain Bears' Home Sweet Tree 1993 Play-Along Entertainment
The Berenstain Bears and the Drug Free Zone 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the New Girl in Town 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Gotta Dance! 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Nerdy Nephew 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Red-Handed Thief 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Accept No Substitutes 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Female Fullback 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando 1993 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears All Year 'Round 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Baby Chipmunk 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Family Get Together 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Get a Checkup 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears at the Giant Mall 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Good Deed 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Hiccup Cure 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Jump Rope Contest 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Learn About Colors 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Pet Show 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Spooky Old House 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Visit Farmer Ben 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Wishing Star 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears With Nothing to Do 1993 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Messy, Messy Room 1994 Colorforms My First Colorforms Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Secret Clubhouse 1994 Colorforms My First Colorforms Books
The Berenstain Bears and their Forest Friends 1994 Colorforms My First Colorforms Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Bully 1994 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors* 1994 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Galloping Ghost 1994 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Giddy Grandma* 1994 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Dress Code 1994 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the School Scandal Sheet 1994 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears at Camp Crush 1994 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears at Big Bear Fair 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Picture 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears' Birthday Boy 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Lost in a Cave 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Soccer Tryouts 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Summer Job 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears and the Talent Show 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears Visit Uncle Tex 1994 Western Cub Club
The Berenstain Bears In the Movies 1994 Yes! Entertainment Where is It? Storybook
The Berenstain Bears and the Green-Eyed Monster 1995 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing 1995 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings* 1995 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Media Madness 1995 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears in the Freaky Funhouse 1995 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Showdown at Chainsaw Gap 1995 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Humongous Pumpkin 1995 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts in Giant Bat Cave 1995 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts Meet Bigpaw 1995 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears' Family Tree House 1995 Yes! Entertainment Pop-Up Book
The Berenstain Bears: Bear Scout Treasury 1995 Scholastic Bear Scouts (compilation)
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Coughing Catfish 1996 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears Cook It! 1996 Random House First Time Do-It!
The Berenstain Bears Draw It! 1996 Random House First Time Do-It!
The Berenstain Bears Fly It! 1996 Random House First Time Do-It!
The Berenstain Bears Grow It! 1996 Random House First Time Do-It!
The Berenstain Bears at the Teen Rock Café 1996 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears in Maniac Mansion 1996 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears in Big Bear City 1996 Random House Peek-a-board
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Big City 1996 Hasbro/Playskool Magic Touch Talking Books
The Berenstain Bears: When We Grow Up 1996 Hasbro/Playskool Magic Touch Talking Books
The Berenstain Bears: A Visit to the Big Museum 1996 Hasbro/Playskool Magic Touch Talking Books
The Berenstain Bears, Yike! Yike! Where’s My Trike? 1996 Random House Peek-a-board
The Berenstain Bear Scouts Save That Backscratcher 1996 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Beginner Books 1996 Random House Beginner Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears: Scrub a Dub Dub 1996 Family Time Bath Book
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Terrible Talking Termites 1996 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sci-Fi Pizza 1996 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts Ghost Versus Ghost 1996 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears: Welcome to Bear Country 1996 Family Time Pop-Up Book
The Berenstain Bears' Sampler: The Best of Bear Country 1996 Random House First Time Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears' All-Time Favorite Nursery Songs 1997 Family Time
The Berenstain Bears at Big Fun Park 1997 Family Time Board Book
The Berenstain Bears' Easter Magic 1997 Family Time Board Book
The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat 1997 Family Time Board Book
The Berenstain Bears Go to the Movies 1997 Family Time Board Book
The Berenstain Bears Pick Up and Put Away 1997 Family Time Board Book
The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle* 1997 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Blame Game 1997 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Bermuda Triangle 1997 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost Of The Auto Graveyard 1997 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted Hayride 1997 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and Queenie’s Crazy Crush 1997 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears' Home Sweet Tree 1997 Random House Big Flap Book
The A Book 1997 Random House Bright & Early
The Berenstain Bears’ New Clothes 1997 Random House Paper Doll Book
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sinister Smoke Ring 1997 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Magic Crystal Caper 1997 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck Robot 1997 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Ice Monster 1997 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving 1997 Scholastic
The Berenstain Bears' Great Scuba Dive 1997 Family Time Bath Book
The Berenstain Bears: Back to School 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Stories 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears Get the Grouchies 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears Help Around the House 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears Hold Hands at the Big Mall 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears On the Road 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears Say Please and Thank You 1997 Family Time GT Publishing
The Berenstain Bears in the Spooky Fun House 1997 Family Time Pop-Up Book
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature 1997 Random House Bear Facts Library (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears Get Their Kicks 1998 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand 1998 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Go Platinum 1998 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Date 1998 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Love Match 1998 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Perfect Crime (almost) 1998 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Get the Don’t Haftas 1998 Random House Jellybean Books
The Berenstain Bears Get the Screamies 1998 Random House Jellybean Books
The Berenstain Bears by the Sea* 1998 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears Ride the Thunderbolt* (as Visit Fun Park) 1998 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears' Big Bear, Small Bear* 1998 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears in the Dark 1998 Random House First Time Workbook
The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies 1998 Random House First Time Workbook
The Berenstain Bears Messy Room 1998 Random House First Time Workbook
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money 1998 Random House First Time Workbook
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Missing Merit Badges 1998 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Search For Naughty Ned 1998 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears Play Ball! 1998 Scholastic
The Berenstain Bears’ Comic Valentine 1998 Scholastic
The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Surprise 1998 Scholastic
The Berenstain Bear Scouts Scream Their Heads Off 1998 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Really Big Disaster 1998 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Evil Eye 1998 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Ripoff Queen 1998 Scholastic Bear Scouts
The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze 1999 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need 1999 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Question 1999 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the G-Rex Bones 1999 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Lost in Cyberspace 1999 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Wax Museum 1999 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Go Hollywood 1999 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Get the Noisies 1999 Random House Jellybean Books
The Berenstain Bears Get the Scaredies 1999 Random House Jellybean Books
The Berenstain Bears Go Up and Down 1999 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears' House of Mirrors 1999 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus 1999 Random House Step-into-Reading
Berenstain Baby Bears: My New Bed 1999 Random House Baby Bears
Berenstain Baby Bears: My Trusty Car Seat 1999 Random House Baby Bears
Berenstain Baby Bears: My Potty and I 1999 Random House Baby Bears
Berenstain Baby Bears: Pacifier Days 1999 Random House Baby Bears
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the White Water Mystery 1999 Random House Bear Scouts
The Berestain Bear Scouts and the Stinky Milk Mystery 1999 Random House Bear Scouts
The Berestain Bears' Book of Values 1999 Berenstain Entertainment Cloth Book
The Berenstain Bears' Red Roadster 2000 Ertl
The Berenstain Bears: The Whole Year Through 2000 Scholastic
The Berenstain Bears: That Stump Must Go 2000 Random House Beginner Books
The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears 2000 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five 2000 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Blooper* 2000 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears No Guns Allowed 2000 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Great Ant Attack 2000 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Phenom in the Family 2000 Random House Big Chapter Books
The Berenstain Bears Get the Twitchies 2000 Random House Jellybean Books
The Berenstain Bears Go In and Out 2000 Random House Step-into-Reading
Berenstain Baby Bears Me First! Me First! 2000 Random House Baby Bears
Berenstain Baby Bears My Everyday Book 2000 Random House Baby Bears
The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense 2001 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Tic-Tac-Toe Mystery 2001 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears Escape of the Bogg Brothers 2001 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Watermelon Money 2001 Random House Step-into-Reading
The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note* 2001 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Runamuck Dog Show 2001 Random House Stepping Stone
The Berenstain Bears and the Wrong Crowd 2001 Random House Stepping Stone
The Berenstain Bears and the Goofy Goony Guy 2001 Random House Stepping Stone
The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted Lighthouse 2001 Random House Stepping Stone
The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Egg 2002 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Funny Valentine 2002 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears, Ride Like the Wind 2002 Random House Stepping Stone
The Berenstain Bears' Report Card Trouble 2002 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Stories 2002 Random House First Time Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears' Bigger Book of Stories 2002 Random House First Time Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears and the Papa’s Day Surprise 2003 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears, Too Small for the Team* 2003 Random House Stepping Stone
The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas 2003 HarperCollins
The Berenstain Bears Go to Grizzlyland 2003 FisherPrice Power Touch
The Berenstain Bears and the Mama’s Day Surprise 2004 Random House First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears We Like Kites 2004 Random House Step-into-Reading
Brother Bear Loves Dinosaurs 2004 HarperCollins Board book
Sister Bear Learns to Share 2004 HarperCollins Board Book
The Berenstain Bears and the Baby Chipmunk 2005 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores 2005 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Wishing Star 2005 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears: Bedtime Battle 2005 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip 2005 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears: Clean House 2005 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School 2005 HarperCollins
The Berenstain Bears Go On a Ghost Walk 2005 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' New Pup 2005 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball 2005 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears' Seashore Treasure 2005 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Adventure 2005 HarperCollins -
The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm 2006 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears Out West 2006 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up 2006 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Commercials 2007 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' New Kitten 2007 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee 2007 HarperCollins First Time Books
Big Book of The Berenstain Bears 2007 Random House Compilation
The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree 2007 HarperCollins Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend 2007 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Baby Easter Bunny 2008 HarperCollins Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book 2008 HarperCollins
The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Influence 2008 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Really Big Pet Show 2008 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears: God Loves You 2008 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule 2008 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Go To Sunday School 2008 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers 2008 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears' Valentine Party 2008 HarperCollins Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears' Sleepover 2008 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears' Family Reunion 2009 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears: Reading is Fun 3-Pack 2009 HarperCollins I Can Read (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors 2009 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game 2009 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Safe and Sound! 2009 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Class Trip 2009 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears' Faithful Friends 2009 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks 2009 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears' Sick Days 2009 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree 2009 Zonderkidz Living Lights
Reading is Fun with The Berenstain Bears 2009 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat 2009 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears Discover God's Creation 2010 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done 2010 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Go on Vacation 2010 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears All Aboard! 2010 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House 2010 HarperCollins Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love 2010 Zonderkidz Living Lights (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving 2010 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears' Computer Trouble 2010 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears' Jobs Around Town 2011 Zonderkidz I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears' Neighbor in Need 2011 Zonderkidz I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears' Kitten Rescue 2011 Zonderkidz I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears' Holy Bible (NiRV) 2011 Zonderkidz
The Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books 2011 Random House Beginner Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears' Big Storybook Collection 2011 Barnes and Noble First Time Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears Follow God's Word 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas 2011 Zonderkidz Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears' Gossip Gang 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Here's the Church Here's the Steeple 2011 Zonderkidz Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears Let the Bible Be Your Guide 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears and the Little Lost Cub 2011 Zonderkidz I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears and Mama's Helpers 2011 Zonderkidz I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker 2011 Harper Collins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Perfect Fishing Spot 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Reap the Harvest 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Say Please and Thank You 2011 Harper Collins Big Book
The Berenstain Bears' Shaggy Little Pony 2011 Harper Collins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Secrets 2011 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears' Winter Wonderland 2011 Harper Collins Lift the Flap
The Berenstain Bears' Stories to Share 2011 Random House First Time Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears' Tales from Bear Country 2011 Random House Step Into Reading (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears' Storybook Treasury 2012 HarperCollins (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned Christmas 2012 HarperCollins
The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig 2012 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy 2012 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium 2012 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears: Mama For Mayor 2012 HarperCollins I Can Read
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom! 2012 HarperCollins First Time Books
The Berenstain Bears: Faith Gets Us Through 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears: God Made the Seasons 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears: Good Deed Scouts to the Rescue 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Help the Homeless 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Honey Hunt Helpers 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears: Bear Country Blessings 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears: God Bless the Animals 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Get Involved 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Home 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights
The Berenstain Bears Treat Others Kindly 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears Treasury 2012 Zonderkidz Living Lights (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears All in the Family 2012 Random House First Time Books (compilation)
The Berenstain Bears We Love Our Dad 2013 Harper Festival -

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First Time Books[edit]

The Berenstain Bears and The Messy Room[edit]

Everything in the Berenstain Bears' house is clean, except for Brother and Sister's room. The problem is that whenever they attempt to clean their room, the cubs spend more time arguing over who-does-what and moving each other's stuff than cleaning, leaving Mama to clean it up herself. Having had enough of this, she suddenly decides upon throwing every item in the room away to avoid future cleanups, much to the horror of the cubs. This brings Papa into the scene, and he intervenes to explain to the cubs that it is not fair to have Mama clean their room all the time, nor is it fair for them to keep their space in such a messy state. They then devise an organization system for the toys they want to keep, and give others away to charity or dispose of them.

The Berenstain Bears Get in A Fight[edit]

On most sunny days, Brother and Sister always wake up in a good mood, taking turns when going to the bathroom, saying "Please" and "Thank you" at breakfast, sitting together on the school bus, working on their backyard tree house together, and sharing their toys. But one gray and stormy morning, they get into a big fight when Sister lets her feet dangle down in front of Brother's face. Sister, agitated, rushes off to the bathroom and takes a long time doing nothing, aggravating their parents. They no longer say "please and "thank you" at breakfast, they sit in different seats on the school bus, and draw a line down the middle of their tree house. They even take back the toys they usually shared during their argument. Papa becomes fed up with their fighting, but ultimately gets pulled into the dispute. Mama finally gets the others to calm down, then explains why the cubs began fighting. She says that it's alright for some people to fight, especially folks who love each other very much. In the end, Brother and Sister make up and get along well the next day.

The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp[edit]

Summer vacation has come, but there is not much to do now that school is out. Mama enrolls the cubs in a day camp. The cubs show concern about being in a new place, especially outdoors so much. The owner of the camp, Grizzly Bob, is friendly and has many sports and activities for the cubs. On the first day, Grizzly Bob takes the group atop Spook Hill, which is a tough time for the cubs, and shows them Skull Rock, which overlooks Bear Country and where they will have an overnight camp out at the end of the summer. Sister, who has never been away from home overnight, is concerned. The later generic days prove fruitful for the cubs, who enjoy sports, crafts and games. At the end of the summer, the cubs have their overnight camp out, and the hike up Spook Hill is easier as they are in better shape. Grizzly Bob tells the cubs Indian lore and they enjoy their powwow and night under the stars, even Sister. The following day is the final day of camp, marked by a sports festival. Brother won a trophy for finishing second in the dash, and Sister won medals for her homespun bead belt and the dead bear's float. With autumn approaching, soon school will be in session. Emboldened by her experience at camp, Sister is ready for school and the new adventures it will bring.

The Berenstain Bears In The Dark[edit]

Brother and Sister often borrow books from the local library. Sister prefers books about ecology and storybooks. While Brother has enjoyed those too, he is maturing and taking an interest in mystery novels. Brother checks out a book called The Mystery of the Crying Cave, which looks eerie. During the evening when the entire Bear family is reading in the den, Sister finishes her book and accepts Brother's offer to read the mystery to her. The book is about three Bear Scouts who were hiking in the mountains and came upon a cave that looked like a human face. When the cave emitted a ghostly noise, it scared the three Scouts away! Mama interrupts saying it is time for bed. That night, heavy autumn winds occur, which give the house a pallor. Brother decides to have some fun at Sister's expense by making spooky noises similar to the creepy cave. This causes a vicious cycle: Sister cries out for Mama and Papa, who come in and leave the light on. But Brother protests he can only sleep in the dark so he shuts the light off, causing Sister to cry out for her parents, who return and reactivate the light switch, which returns to Brother turning off the lights and Sister wailing. The following morning, the entire Bear family is weary from lack of sleep. Papa decides to help Sister with her problem. He takes Sister up to the attic, where it is dark, and says that oftentimes one's imagination can construct things not always as they seem. Sister wishes she did not have one so she would never be scared, but Papa says that is ludicrous, for without imagination one would be unable to handle complex science problems, paint pictures, write stories, and many of the more rich parts of the world. Sister first sees a ghost, only to be a pile of old clothes when Papa shines the light on it. Sister then sees an owl; which Papa says is true, but a plaster owl statue he won at a carnival many years ago. Mama also helps Sister out by having her inherit a night light in the form of a lighthouse she owned when she was a cub; signifying there is light no matter how dark it seems, just like a lighthouse for sailors at sea. That evening, Brother offers to complete the unfinished reading of The Mystery of the Crying Cave only if Sister will not freak out. Sister, better focused after Papa's lesson, agrees. Brother's mystery book concludes by saying that the three Scouts dropped their backpacks and needed to go back for them; ergo they needed to confront their fears. They go inside the cave to solve the mystery; an opening in the alcove caused the wind to blow over it making the piercing noise. That night, even though a howling gale rips through Bear Country, Sister sleeps peacefully thanks to Papa's lesson and Mama's night light. However, Brother is the one scared of the gale, and thinks he should lay off mystery novels.

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist[edit]

Sister gets her first loose tooth. When she informs Mama, she says that she will need to see Dr. Bearson, the dentist. Brother says Dr. Bearson will yank it out with his yankers, only to be chided by Mama for scaring Sister and says Dr. Bearson is a good doctor who handles dental problems appropriately. Mama takes both cubs to Dr. Bearson, with Brother being his first patient. Brother turns out to have a cavity! Dr. Bearson recommends filling it, but says it only a baby tooth and not overly serious. Although Brother is scared of this, the procedure turns out to be routine. Sister is the second patient and she informs the dentist about her loose tooth. Sister is scared that he will use his yankers to pull it out, but he uses a piece of gauze to remove it instead, using little force save for a gentle tug. Dr. Bearson gives the tooth to Sister to take home, and she puts it under her pillow, discovering the next morning that she has received money from the tooth fairy in exchange for it.

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV[edit]

Mama realizes that all Brother and Sister do when at home is watch television, which seems to make everyone sluggish and brain dead. She grounds the cubs on TV for a week and turns the TV off. Papa thinks that it a good idea, until Mama says that it applies to the entire family. Mama gives Papa alternatives to TV such as the newspaper to find out what is going on in Bear Country. Initially, the cubs and Papa are worried about boredom, but throughout the week they learn that there are other ways to enjoy themselves, even something as simple as sitting and relaxing for starters. While the cubs are doing their homework and Papa is reading the paper one day of the TV-free week, Sister sees an ad for a TV special. Mama says no TV means no TV and says that nature can present a special on the biggest screen of all, with the Bear family watching the sunset which turns into a stargazing event watching the night sky light up. The Bears also go to the Bear Country Mall where Sister buys a knitting set and Brother a Rubik's Cube, but Papa tries sneaking into an electronics store to get a quick fix of TV. At dinner of the final day of the no TV week, Mama says she does not hate TV, only that the cubs were sitting in front of it like lumps. Brother says that tomorrow he will watch TV all day, as does Papa and Sister. However, the only one who sits in front of the TV for a long time is Papa, with Sister knitting a tiny rug and Brother solving his cube puzzle. Finally, even Papa shuts off the TV when he sees the pond and grabs his fishing rod to catch a couple of those leaping trout.

The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear[edit]

Mama becomes very concerned and worried about her cubs' behavior after the cubs are so excited for the new Christmas toys and when the mall is already ready for Christmas two days after Thanksgiving. Papa believes that Mama is over-protective about the cubs' behavior because he believes that Brother and Sister are good cubs but he is wrong because Brother and Sister when they find the toys they saw on television commercials it makes them forget the true meaning of Christmas. Sister Bear becomes more excited about getting to meet Santa Bear, but makes a long list of things she wanted for Christmas. Brother warns her that she's getting greedy; he also tells her that Santa has lots of cubs to think about besides Sister, all the cubs in the world, and she becomes nervous. Sister becomes really nervous as to whether or not she's been good enough for Santa's expectations, recalling incidents from previous books. Mama Bear and Papa Bear assure her that she doesn't have to worry, as Santa Bear doesn't expect cubs to be perfect. Sister remembers the true meaning of Christmas and doesn't know how Mama and Papa will get their gifts without meeting Santa Bear, but Brother tells her that presents for Mama and Papa was their job and they secretly get money for Christmas shopping the next day. The next day, as Sister Bear visits Santa Bear, he gives her a coloring book, after she told him what she wanted for Christmas and gave him her list, which is a shorter one that she made. Sister and Brother purchase Mama and Papa great gifts afterwards. On Christmas Eve, Sister asks Papa questions about Santa. Papa tells her that the true meaning of Christmas is giving, and that Santa has an important job. The next day, she and Brother find the things they wanted for Christmas along with Papa and Mama.

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food[edit]

Mama notices that her cubs' junk food snacking habits have caught up with them. Papa Bear has fallen into the bad snack habit as well. Mama Bear decides to put all the sweets and junk food in the freezer, and start her family on a healthy diet. At the grocery store, The Bear family runs into their family doctor, Dr. Grizzly, who commends Mama for a shopping cart full of healthy food but also notices Papa and cubs staring longingly at the candy, so she suggests they drop by her office for some advice. The cubs are initially worried about getting shots, but soon find out she has a presentation about healthy eating habits, specifically how fruits, vegetables, and grains affect the body's performance. As the family leaves, She suggests an exercise plan as well. The family begins their healthy eating and exercise. Eventually, they all get into shape and decide to enter the Bear Country three-mile run. While they didn't finish first, they won a trophy for being the only family where all members completed the run. Papa Bear suggests they open the freezer to celebrate, but decides on the others' suggestions of carrot sticks, nuts and raisins for a snack.

The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers[edit]

Brother is very cautious and wary of strangers while Sister says hello to everyone and everything she meets. Papa Bear shows Sister articles from the newspaper of encounters with strangers gone wrong, such as "Stranger Bothers Cub", "Missing Cub Found", "Chief Grizzly Questions Stranger", and "Cub Stranger Meeting". Papa also reads her a story about a fox who pretends to be a goose's friend when he invites her over to his den in order to tell her why she shouldn't talk to strangers or accept gifts and rides from them. The stories only serve to frighten Sister. Unable to sleep, the headlines from the newspaper and parts of the goose-fox story flash through Sister's head. The next day, Sister has an askew view that anyone she does not know is a stranger, and as such an automatic criminal. Seeing the affect Papa's lesson had on Sister, Mama Bear explains that not every stranger is an immediate kidnapper and relates a lesson she was taught when she was young: "There are always a few bad apples in every barrel". Sister picks up an apple that is bumpy on the outside thinking it is a "bad apple" while on the inside it is fine. Mama shows an apple with a normal external appearance but inside it is infested with worms. Sister understands the difference and realizes she can still be friendly but must use her common sense when it comes to people she doesn't know. She feels better and accepts an invitation from Brother to the town green as he launches his pusher plane. Sister relaxes and enjoys looking for wildflowers. Just as they are about to go home, an unknown bear drives up with a radio-controlled plane that grabs Brother's attention. The stranger tells Brother he plans on following his plane in his car and invites Brother to come along. Sister intervenes, stopping him from accepting the offer. Brother is annoyed and believes Sister has become too paranoid about strangers then is further angered when Papa scolds him. Papa explains that Sister was not tattling about something minor, but a situation that could have been very dangerous. After calming down, Brother thanks Sister for looking out for him. Sister asks Mama if the stranger who owned the radio airplane was a crook, Mama replies that chances are he was law-abiding and probably not a "bad apple".

Rules for children on strangers are posted on the last page.

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners[edit]

The family has gotten into a habit of forgetting their manners, being rude, and impolite, frustrating Mama. It starts out with simple issues, such as not using "please" or "thank you", then escalating into pushing and shoving, then being rude at meals, and making messes with food fights. Mama is at the end of her rope, and she even feels Papa is part of the problem as he corrects the cubs by shouting and banging his fist. Mama devises a politeness plan, which lists a series of impolite behaviors that gets punished by an extra chore. Brother and Sister try to bear Mama at her own game by being super polite; acting overly snobbish about manners in front of Mama, but this fails and the cubs soon are in a habit of simply being courteous to one another. Papa, however, because he is older and more used to his habits, has do many chores to break his habit, causing him to grouse about Mama's plan. One day, the family is out shopping, to which Papa says he is glad to be out of the house and away from that politeness plan, but Mama says that manners matter in public as well. While at the supermarket, Papa points out that one must also have common sense, such as letting everyone go ahead of you in line means you will be held up for a very long time, or that there may be certain times when one has to interrupt, such as when he sees a lady with a broken bottle and politely interrupts her in order to bring it to her attention and keep her groceries from being spoiled, to which the woman thanks Papa. While returning home, the Bears' car rear ends another car, which is owned by a big bear, who is at first angry with Papa, but is suddenly reminded of his own manners and apologizes for stopping short on the road on account of ducks darting out on the street. Fortunately, no one was harmed and neither car was damaged. As the Bears return home, they reflect how good manners not only make life easier to live by, but more relaxing.

The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter[edit]

Mama and Papa get notice of a meeting at a town hall, which presents a problem as the cubs cannot be unattended. So they see about the usual deal of staying with Gramps and Gran as they have done before. The problem is, Gramps and Gran also are going to the meeting, as are other family members, Aunt Maude, and Cousin Wilbur. Mama finds someone not attending the meeting, a neighbor named Mrs. Grizzle. Brother and Sister have never had anyone outside the family stay with them, and shudder as Mrs. Grizzle has the reputation amongst all their friends as the neighborhood grouch; Brother recalling a time his kite accidentally bopped her and Sister trampling her flower garden when she had been playing ball. Also, her size is imposing as a large woman; only Papa Bear is taller than Mrs. Grizzle (but barely). The cubs fear she will be dictatorial and kid-hating, but Mama says that is ludicrous, Mrs. Grizzle raised seven cubs of her own and knows how to handle cubs. Sister accepts this, but Brother resolves to himself he will keep away from the sitter. Mrs. Grizzle arrives at the Bear residence in a jolly mood, and shows the cubs her work bag, which she uses whenever she had a babysitting job. Inside, the bag are some odds and ends such as ball of twine and deck of cards; then she does a couple of tricks and plays some card games with them. When bedtime rolls around, Mrs. Grizzle helps the cubs scrub their backs in the bathtub (Brother Bear changing his mind about staying away from the sitter), she tucks them in bed and reads Sister a bedtime story. When Mama and Papa arrive home, they are glad to see a peaceful home and the cubs asleep. Eventually the cubs come to like Mrs. Grizzle, and say that although thre were future times Mama and Papa went off from home, that Mrs. Grizzle was the memorable time they were home with a sitter.

The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect[edit]

Brother, Sister, Honey, Mama, and Papa join Gramps and Gran on a picnic. When trying to decide where to set it up, however, they all show disrespect to each other. When Papa suggests hosting it in a site, he and his friends did when they were cubs. Brother's opinion is "That was so 100 years ago... let's go somewhere better." When Mama suggests a creek, Sister's opinion is "It is so dirty, worn down and full of mosquitoes... let's go somewhere better." Even Mama and Papa begin to disrespect Gramps and Gran causing Gramps to host a family meeting. After discussing it, everybody apologizes to one another and ultimately decide to picnic at Gramps and Gran's house.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Chores[edit]

Mama gets very frustrated because the cubs are performing awfully at chores. Every time Mama gives a simple task to the cubs or Papa, they always have excuses to not do them. For example when Mama asks Brother to clean the dishes he says "But there is a neat show on right now!" and when Mama asks Sister to wash them she says "But I always get the dirty chores!" Eventually Mama concludes that maybe it is better if she does all the work herself but this is proven false. Papa then suggests to Mama that they take a break off of the chores and not do it unless they feel like it. To show a point Mama agrees knowing that their antics will eventually cause the house to get messy. This prediction comes true and while Mama goes to quilt, Papa, Sister and Brother get so exasperated that they spend one entire afternoon cleaning up the dirty, filthy crowded house.

The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party[edit]

Mama allows Sister to go to Lizzie Bruin's for a slumber party under the impression that there will be just a few cubs and that Lizzie's parents will not be there. However, word of the party spreads, and Lizzy allows everyone to come despite her parents leaving the cubs under the supervision of her teenage babysitter. The babysitter has trouble controlling all the cubs especially, once Too-Tall and his gang crash the party, and Sister and her friends are more than willing to take advantage of the situation and made such a commotion. Soon, the sleepover causes havoc to the point that the neighbors call the police, the Bruins return home and everything is a mess. The Bruins call the cubs' parents to take them home and tell them about the disarray they discovered. Mama is angry and disappointed and grounds Sister for one week with nothing to occupy her but chores, homework, and school. Papa, who believes the punishment is too harsh, tells Mama that "privilege and responsibility" apply to parents as well as cubs and implies that they should have called and confirmed with the Bruins about the sleepover before allowing Sister to go. The next day, Mama Bear releases Sister of her punishment, admitting her anger got the best of her. Mama and Sister head over to Lizzy's house, intent on helping clean up the mess last night. Lizzy suggests they have some soda and becomes excited, proposing a 'Clean-Up Party'. Sister turns down the offer, explaining that same behavior from the night before and that she doesn't want to hear the word "party" again for a long time.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Grown-ups[edit]

Brother and Sister feel that their parents have nothing to say but negative things about their cubs. Mama finds out that the "Parents Night Talent Show" is next Friday, but the cubs forgot to give her the notice they brought home which makes things worse. Lizzy, Fred and Sister try to think of a play, when Brother suggests "The Trouble with Grownups!" They agree secretly that it will be about cubs that do the same things Brother and Sister did that week that were wrong and the parents getting angry, which gently parodies their parents, with cousin Freddy and Lizzy Bruin as Brother and Sister of the play. The comedy routine is a hit with the audience. Mama also finds it funny, but Papa is not laughing. The next day, Mama and Papa Bear dress up as the cubs and do the same thing and show the cubs what they thought about it from their own point of view. Mama and Papa as the cubs run around rambunctiously, and Papa leaves his tools out on the floor, which gets the cubs realizing that their parents enforcement of house rules serve a purpose. Seeing each other's perspective, this helps the family to understand and comprehend their frustrations a bit better, and learn that no one means to get on each other's nerves, it is part of living under one roof.

The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors[edit]

The cubs are wondering who will move into a sold house across from theirs. One day, the new family arrives to the house and they are a family of Pandas. Papa, initially excited to see them, has trouble adjusting to the family because they are different from him. When Papa misinterprets their row of bamboo as a spite fence, he refuses to adjust to the Panda family. Although, Papa is angered to meet the new neighbors, the cubs visit them anyway and they make friends with them. Later, the family, even Papa, comes over with a gift of honey to them, and when they learn that the bamboo is not a spite fence, Papa accepts the new neighbors. Even if others are different, we need to accept them and show love. They may even think you are different.

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings[edit]

Mama thinks about how Sister and Brother will come back with complaints about how they do not have the things their friends have. She says Sister complains about Lizzy's Bearbie collection, and Brother will complain that he doesn't have enough video games like Cousin Freddy. When they come home, Mama and Papa tell them to think about what they have that their friends do not have. They count all their blessings and when they sit down together as a family, the lights go out. Brother and Sister hear a thunderstorm coming, which knocks out the power; Papa knows a trick that can make the thunderstorm go away. They count each time and the storm is one mile away. After the thunderstorm, the cubs go upstairs to play with the toys they have, learning to be more appreciative of their possessions, and also are thankful for events such as Christmas and Easter which celebrate with candy. Mama says that since the cubs' birthdays are coming up and they have learned their lesson about being grateful for what they have, perhaps it is appropriate that they get Sister a Bearbie doll and Brother a new video game. Papa chuckles that he knows what to thankful for; a wife and children!

The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle[edit]

After a brief outburst and complaints about not doing his homework, Papa grounds Brother until he gets his grades back up. Sister begins taunting Brother about how he is never able to get his homework done, leaving Brother to go for a walk. He goes outside to Gramps and Gran's house, and Gramps tells Brother of how Papa procrastinated in his homework, too, when he was a cub. Brother decides that he should go and do his homework and the next day, Teacher Bob gives Brother a B+ on his homework, and when he gets home, Mama, Papa, and Sister give Brother a hug.

However in the 2003 version, it did not show Brother getting a B+ on his homework by Teacher Bob and when he gets home, Mama, Papa, and Sister give Brother a hug instead, Mama kissed him on his cheek and Papa and Sister praised him. Meanwhile in the 2003 version, Papa then must do his bills and does it with Brother.

The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note[edit]

Sister finds gym very boring, so when she sees Lizzie, who broke her arm with an excuse note, she decides Lizzie is lucky. After school, while getting off the bus, Brother and Sister are running and Sister trips on a stone and falls. Papa and Mama rush to see if she is all right. She sprains her ankle and she gets an excuse note. At school, she sits out of gym and enjoys her time sitting around doing nothing. Once her ankle is all better, she ask Mama to write another excuse note to keep out of gym. Mama says she cannot do that. Sister goes and sees Brother, who is practicing for his big soccer game. He explains to Sister that exercise is good for you.

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies[edit]

the Bear family goes to a supermarket. At the checkout, Brother and Sister see their favorite candies and make a fuss until Papa gives in to their behavior and buys them. On the way out to the parking lot, Brother and Sister spot a Bucking Frog similar to the Bucking Duck they ride at the mall. They begin to whine and beg, even worse than they did inside, and Papa gives in once again and buys them a ride. En route to the car, the cubs spot a stand that sells toy cats that squeak. They have their worst screams yet, and Papa, embarrassed, reluctantly gives in to their demand and buys each of them a toy cat. When they got home, Papa and Mama are upset about the cubs' behavior and decide to have a talk with them about how greedy cubs that want everything can never be satisfied. Gramps and Gran come to visit, and Brother and Sister greet them by jumping up and down and yelling, demanding gifts. Infuriated, Papa sends the cubs to their room. Papa explains to Gramps and Gran that Brother and Sister have the worst case of the gimmies, and Gramps states that Papa had the gimmies once when he was a cub. Gramps and Gran state that they had a deal in which when it came time for a trip to the general store, Papa could pick out a treat, a book, or a toy before they ever left the house, and that was it for the day. If he came down with the gimmies and began whining for anything else, they would go right home and Papa would get nothing at all. Papa and Mama realize that is a good idea, and so do Brother and Sister. They go to the supermarket for a few days later, and Brother and Sister get the treats they decided on at the house, Brother gets a book on dinosaurs and Sister gets a box of crayons. The plan works, much to Mama and Papa's relief and Brother and Sister are very proud of themselves, too. However, as they leave, the Bear family spots a cub who also has the gimmies in the checkout. Brother and Sister express disgust with the cub's behavior, and they leave the supermarket happily.

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing[edit]

Brother teases Sister when she buys or watches things he doesn't like or hates every day. So one day Sister tells Mama about it. Mama and Papa tell Brother that teasing isn't a good idea. Papa shows Brother what teasing is like by calling Mama "Ookums Snookums" and tickling under her chin, which she doesn't like. At school, Brother gets a job working with the principal, and Too-tall Grizzly and his gang tease Brother, giving him a taste of what it's like to get teased. One day a new kid named Milton becomes Too-tall's new target, Brother stands up for Milton. Milton's parents are farmhands, and this is his first time going to a community school. Part of the reason that Milton is a target is because he is very much like a "hayseed" who acts folksy and simplistic among others. He's also bad at sports like baseball and soccer. However, there is one sport Milton understands: wrestling, as he says on the farm part of his job was "rassling" pigs to the ground. Brother sends the principal a letter the next morning which secretly says that Milton challenges Too-tall and his gang to a wrestling match. (In the 2003 adaptation of the book, this part is changed to Brother bringing Milton in to try out for the school wrestling team, of which Too-tall is the captain.) Too-tall and his gang accept the challenge, and Milton wins by falling on Too-tall and his gang. Because of Too-tall's loss, he has to leave Milton alone. In the end, Brother doesn't tease Sister anymore.

The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed[edit]

When Brother and his friends used to play games, Sister would constantly tag along. She was slower than they were and had a tendency to whine, so all the older cubs viewed her as a nuisance. But as Sister gets older, she suddenly starts to become better than them at climbing, baseball, marbles, and other activities. What's worse is the fact that Sister has also become a show-off and a bad winner with her obnoxious over-celebrating. One day, she can't find any of the other cubs to play with, so she decides to occupy herself instead. But after three days of no playmates, she goes looking for them and discovers they have built a neat-looking clubhouse in the thicket behind the baseball diamond that looks like a fortress. Her excitement turns to hurt feelings when the boy cubs add the finishing touch: a sign that reads, "Bear Country Boys Club: NO GIRLS ALLOWED." Sister runs home crying, and although Papa is initially furious and vows to make the cubs let her in the club, Mama suggests another solution: building a treehouse for Sister and her friends. Papa builds it in the old climbing tree, and Sister and her friends bring a rope ladder, a tin can telephone, and a spyglass. Mama explains to Sister that although the boys are being unfair and are sore losers, Sister had brought some of it on herself with her sore winner attitude. They celebrate the new clubhouse by grilling honeycomb and salmon, and the delicious smell brings the boys out of their clubhouse to investigate. The girls decide to invite the boys to share the meal, and afterwards, the boys invite the girls to their clubhouse in the thicket for a dessert of berries. Brother runs ahead, and when the girls arrive, they discover he's changed the sign to "Bear Country Boys Club: GIRLS WELCOME!"

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat[edit]

On the week near Halloween, Mama comes home with groceries, candy for trick-or-treaters. Brother and Sister try to surprise Mama by dressing into their costumes, and they manage to do so. Then on Halloween when the cubs make a map of their planned trick or treat route, they reveal about how they believe that Mama's best friend, "Miz Migrizz", is a spooky, cruel, witch. Mama Bear tries to tell them that Miz Migrizz isn't a witch but fails to convince them. That night, Brother and Sister and their friends Fred (as a pirate), Lizzy Bruin (as a skeleton), and Queenie,(as the wicked queen from Snow White), go trick or treating but just when they leave the curb to their house they meet Too-Tall Grizzly and his gang. They learn that Too-Tall and his gang have only accepted on going Trick-Or-Treating under a mistaken belief that it is more fun and is about playing mean harsh tricks on older people. The cubs are worried when Too-Tall gives them an invitation to play tricks with them on Miz Migrizz and just before Too-Tall and his gang can start tricking Migrizz she hears the commotion and catches them. But instead of scolding them she gives them candy apples for Halloween. The cubs realize that she is kind after all. They thank Migrizz and head for home.

The Berenstain Bears and The Bad Dream[edit]

Brother obsessively collects all of the Space Grizzlies merchandise from action figures to movies to toys. No one else in the Bear family understands why Brother is so drawn to the toys, mostly finding it annoying when he leaves them all over the treehouse. He loves the toys so much that he looks for ways to earn money to buy more of them, eventually to get Sleezo's Cloud Castle. After seeing a poster for an upcoming Space Grizzlies movie, he can't wait for it to premiere. One afternoon, Brother desperately wants to play Space Grizzlies and propositions Sister. She agrees on the condition that Brother plays three games of her choice first. At dinner, Papa announces the movie Brother wants to see will be in theaters the next day. While Brother watches the Space Grizzlies movie, Mama and Papa and Sister see a different movie at the same multiplex called "The Magic Toeshoes", about a girl in a ballet class who cannot balance until she is given magic shoes by an old man, only to lose them before the big recital then to be told by the old man they were plain ordinary shoes, it was in her all along. After coming home from the theater, and going to bed, Sister wakes up and tells Mama and Papa of being embarrassed in public. Mama tells her it was a bad dream; a nightmare. All the things she was seeing in her sleep were jumbled pieces of information she had experienced during her day. Sister accepts that all she had was a bad dream and that it couldn't hurt her. Although Brother initially scoffs at her fear of bad dreams, that night he has a nightmare about being chased by enemies of the Space Grizzlies. Sister explains what she learned to him, and Brother better understands.

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money[edit]

The cubs know a lot about Bear Country, such as the best places for flowers, berries, and honey. However, they don't know a lot about money. Whenever they receive any money, either from doing odd jobs for neighbors or as handouts from Mama, Papa or their grandparents, they immediately run to the mall and blow it all on honeycomb on a stick and cheap toys. Attempts to save money in Sister's piggy bank are short-lived, and Brother does not even own a piggy bank. Mama starts getting concerned about the cubs' attitude, and recommends putting them on an allowance to show the value of money. However, this idea is disapproved by Papa, who cheerfully suggests that this is the time to have a carefree childhood and that they will have plenty of money worries when they are grownup. However, Papa is the one to give the cubs a dressing down about squandering. One day, when Brother and Sister are at the mall, they see a new game called "Astro Bear" at the arcade and run home to ask for money for it. Papa explodes, asking if they think he's made of money or that money grows on trees, and knocking over a chair as he yells. Mama once again attempts to bring up the allowance idea, but Papa refuses, saying that they need to learn to earn their money, just as he did. The cubs take what he says to heart and become small entrepreneurs, selling flowers and berries, guiding tours of Bear Country's most beautiful spots, and starting a pet-sitting business. But when they start selling maps of the locations of all the best honey trees (a family secret), Papa begins to worry. He complains that all they care about now is making money, and they've turned into little misers, which does seem to be apparent as Brother and Sister are seen accounting for all the money they made. He calls the cubs in for a lecture, but before he can begin, they dump all their hard-earned money into his lap, saying that they earned it all for him so he wouldn't have to worry about money so much. A startled Papa is silent, and Mama clarifies with the cubs that she and Papa worry about money, but the purpose of the earlier lecture was to see the importance of hard work and savings. This time, Papa is the one who brings up the allowance idea. They take the cubs' money to the Bear Country Bank and open a savings account, explaining to the cubs about starting a nest egg and how interest works. The bank is inside the mall, and adjacent to the video arcade, so Papa feels that since the cubs have learned their lessons about squandering, the entire Bear family enjoys a round of Astro Bear.

The Berenstain Bears and Papa's Pizza[edit]

When the cubs invite their friends over to their house, they don't know what to do until they ask Mama if they can have a party. Mama sarcastically says "No" at first, but then says, "Yes". Initially, the cubs try to make snacks, but end up making only their favorite foods: "Peanut Butter-mushy-banana-and-crushed-honeycomb-sandwiches-with-a-Pickle". When the cubs express their beliefs that their friends will love it as much as they, Mama tells the cubs that they also need to make their friends' favorite foods and that some may not like the sandwiches. The next few days the cubs go around asking their friends what they like. But nobody likes guacamole, cheese sandwiches, peanut butter, green onions, green peppers, tuna fish, mushrooms, squash, and other things like that, making them have to agree on boring "crackers and water". But Papa comes to the rescue and says that he used to be a Pizzaologist in college and lets the cubs make their own pizza.

The Berenstain Bears At the Giant Mall[edit]

Brother and Sister ride their bikes to the hardware store, where they find Papa trying to purchase a one and a half-inch carving set. Papa finds that the Bear Country Hardware store doesn't have a one and a half inch carving set, so he is told by the clerk to check the Bear Country Mall for the carving set, much to Papa's, Brother's and Sister's delight. The family drives to the giant mall, where Papa brags once again that he never gets lost. Mama, Brother and Sister, go over the rules of the mall, but since Papa believes that he never gets lost, he abandons the rules and goes alone to find the hardware store while the family agrees to meet in the food court in one hour. Brother, Mama, and Sister look around the mall in a book store, a pet store, and a music store. The group has fun, but when the hour is finished they head to the food court but Papa doesn't show up. Mama is not surprised that Papa doesn't arrive and suspects that he got himself lost. The cubs and Mama ask a clerk for help to find Papa, but the clerk says that he hasn't seen Papa. They head to the lost cub center where they find Papa and Papa finally admits that he got lost. The cubs show him where the hardware store is, and after Papa gets his carving set, he apologizes for the trouble he caused and promises to always follow the rules.

The Berenstain Bears and The Bad Habit[edit]

Several of the cubs in Sister's first grade class have developed little nervous habits from the increased amount of work compared to kindergarten, but Sister's is the worst: a nail-biting habit that is making her fingers sore. When Mama places tape over Sister's fingers to keep her from biting them, Sister gets irritated by it because her friends tease her. She cannot scratch itches, she cannot play Jacks and such, so eventually she takes off the tape and her nail-biting habit gets bigger and bigger. Papa and Mama get worried and Papa gets an idea for a reward where Sister would get a dime for every day she doesn't bite her nails until she can stop her habit. Sister is excited about the idea. But even that won't help Sister break her habit and she doesn't get a single dime. However, Gran gives Mama another suggestion: instead of a dime at the end of each day, give Sister ten pennies at the beginning of the day. This way, the jingle of them in her pocket will remind her not to bite, and for every nail she does bite she must give back a penny. The plan works, and although Sister has to give back a few pennies, she still gets ten fine fingernails and 93 pennies in ten days, breaking her nail-biting habit for good. However Brother gets jealous that Sister has all those pennies and he tells Papa that he'll bite his nails so he can get money like Sister, but Brother tells Papa when he suspiciously objects, that he was joking.

The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd[edit]

Sister meets a new cub named Queenie McBear whose fashionable clothes and fancy bike impresses Sister's friends. When Sister tries to be friendly, Queenie scoffs at both Sister's name and her style of dress. She also wins over Sister's friends by buying them ice cream, as well as laughing that Sister still uses a tricycle. Sister first tries to teach herself to ride Brother's bike in order to beat Queenie at her own game, but fails miserably. Mama tries to get Sister to fit in by getting her an outfit akin to Queenie's. While Sister appreciates Mama's kind gesture, she says it is not her, and that she would not change herself even if "Bear Country was attacked by an army of Queenie clones!" Mama, glad that Sister has a good outlook, tells her that just because Queenie got ice cream for Sister's friends, it does not make them automatically like her, and that Sister should focus on what she is good at; her jump rope abilities in an upcoming double Dutch tournament. On the day of the tournament, many cubs participate, even some boys like Brother and Cousin Freddy. Sister's friends register for Sister's team when they see she is the best chance to win. Queenie turns out to be a disaster at jump rope, especially since she made the mistake of wearing dangly clothings and hoop earrings. Sister wins the tournament and is cheered by all, and Queenie admits she has learned a lesson in what it is like to be humiliated, and pledges to turn over a new leaf.

The Berenstain Bears and the Blame Game[edit]

Mama is feeling annoyed because Brother and Sister keep playing the blame game with each other after every mistake and accident. When the cubs break the vase, and Mama rushes into the room, they blame each other for breaking the vase by protesting about how the vase broke and why they tried to tease each other causing to break the vase. Just as Mama is about to lose her temper, Papa comes in and tells the cubs to instead solve the problem. They do so, but when Brother and Sister break the bay window with a baseball and begin the blame game again, Papa loses it as well until Mama helps them fix the problem. Papa reminds the cubs that while there are times when someone really is to blame, there's always enough blame to go around.

The Berenstain Bears and the Attic Treasure[edit]

One day, Mama gets an idea from a magazine to turn their attic into a lovely family room. The family goes up to the attic and plan to turn the junk into cash and hold a big yard sale the next day. But however when the family puts up their advertisements for the yard sale, they find that the junk happens to be forgotten treasures; like Brother's twirl-a-hoop, Papa's baseball card collection, a cracked honey pot as a wedding gift, Papa's sack race trophy, albums of Papa and Mama's wedding, and baby furniture in case they have another baby. Eventually they have nothing to offer at the yard sale when they refuse to sell the treasures, so they cancel the yard sale and are able to clean up the attic enough to turn it into a family room.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble at School[edit]

Brother gets ill and Dr. Grizzly recommends Brother not be in school until the illness passes. Brother is annoyed with his schoolwork and his place on the soccer team being disrupted by being bedridden, but Mama pampers him and gives him entertaining things to pass the time. Brother enjoys these so much that he neglects the folders of makeup work Sister brings home for him. By the time he recovers, Brother returns to a bumpy start; he has been relegated to a second-stringer on the soccer team as Freddy has been promoted to the first string, and he has to take a math test. Even in an unprepared state, Brother might have squeaked by on the test because he was good with fractions, but his mind was so distracted by losing his place on the soccer team that he flunks, and his test is returned with a remark "Very Poor! Must be Signed by Parents". When Brother and Sister return home, Sister falls ill from Brother's earlier malady. Brother takes advantage of Mama's attention to Sister to hide the poor test. The next day, Brother becomes truant by intentionally missing the bus, wrinkling his test into a ball to be rid of it both figuratively and literally, then walking down a dirt road ranting to himself how nothing has ever gone right for him in soccer or academics. The road is connected is along his grandparents' home, who see him and are perplexed as to why he is being a truant, but Gramps decides to handle to problem in a kindly manner. He takes Brother to a swamp with an old rusted carriage submerged in the peat, and tells that many years ago he was driving the carriage through a series of wrong turns until finally, in a rage, he drove it right into the swamp. Gramps then realized he actually worked so hard to cause such a mess, similar to Brother's rant, and that if he only took a moment to stop and change course, all the trouble could have been avoided. After the wrinkled ball is found, Gramps takes Brother home, to which Mama and Papa are not pleased to hear Brother was truant. But when Gramps shows he has taught Brother right, Papa signs the test and Mama returns Brother to school, commenting, "it is never too late to correct a mistake". Brother's teacher says most students did poorly on the math test and gives the class another shot, to which Brother does well after learning an earlier lesson in adding and subtracting fractions from Gramps. At soccer, the coach gives Brother his old position back as Freddy is not ready for the first string, but has been making progress. Rather than gloat, Brother comments to the coach "it is never too late to correct a mistake" and commends Freddy for sharpening his athletic ability.

The Berenstain Bears and the Bully[edit]

Sister comes home crying about being assaulted by a bully, Brother goes to the empty school to avenge her only to find out the bully is a younger girl named Tuffy, and he walks away knowing he can't beat up a girl. Rather than getting even, Brother helps Sister in the art of self-defense and helps her vent her frustrations by creating a bean bag with a picture of Tuffy on front of it that she can punch. As the days go by she becomes more proficient at self-defense until the day comes when Tuffy is throwing rocks at a baby bird during recess. When Sister stands up for the bird, Tuffy tries but fails to hit Sister and instead gets a bloody nose. While waiting to see the principal, Sister learns that Tuffy's behavior stems from how she is disciplined at home. Sister is given a warning but avoids further punishment because teachers saw that she was just trying to protect the bird, while also learning a lesson in bully motivation. Tuffy is sentenced to a week of detention during recess as punishment for her poor behavior and has to visit the school psychologist twice a week.

Step into Reading Books[edit]

The Berenstain Bears Go Up and Down[edit]

At the mall, some bears go up and down on the escalators. But they go too far when they go up the down escalator, and some go down the up escalator. The mall owner calls the police and the kids get back to their school.

Old Hat, New Hat[edit]

At a hat store, Brother discards his old hat and shops for a new one. He finds a reason to reject each hat that is brought to him, until he happens upon his old hat, declares it perfect, and leaves the store with it.

Big Chapter Books[edit]

The Berenstain Bears and the New Girl in Town[edit]

An ancient feud in Bear Country between the Bear and Grizzly clans has resurfaced while a new female cub named Bonnie Brown has transferred to Bear Country School. During her first day at the school, she ends up befriending Brother, who has developed a crush on her and vice-versa. Meanwhile, a school rendition of Romeo and Juliet helps both clans realize what could happen if they continue to feud with one another. In the end, Brother and Bonnie are able to continue with their friendship.

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree[edit]

It is Christmas, and Papa Bear and the cubs are told by Mama Bear to buy a Christmas tree for the Holiday Season. But Papa and the cubs get into a big jam when Papa disobeys Mama's instructions and eventually they don't get a Christmas tree, but a big surprise waits for them.

The Berenstain Bears and the Nerdy Nephew[edit]

Professor Actual Factual brings a new cub to school called Ferdy Factual, who is very smart but doesn't know about friends. Soon Queenie comes along and Ferdy teaches Queenie how to play chess. Brother, Freddie and Sister try to tell him that Queenie is pretending to be his friend to get homework answers, but Ferdy doesn't believe this and ignores them. After school, Brother invites Ferdy to come to his place to play video game, but he declines and says he has homework. Queenie comes along and she and Ferdy become homework partners. The next day, when Ferdy plays chess by himself again, he sees Brother playing with the ball. He asks him to pass the ball, but Brother refuses as he looks like he is pretending he does not want it. Eventually Brother throws the ball, but Ferdy is talking to Queenie and does not see the ball coming, so hits him on the stomach. Queenie laughs and Ferdy runs away. Brother chases after him and tells Ferdy that he was showing off and apologizes. Brother also admits that he is concerned about an upcoming football game against a tough team, so Ferdy offers to help out by using his chess skills to look at play patterns. Brother's team scored touchdowns thanks to Ferdy's stratergizing, and the coach saying Ferdy is the best team manager he has ever had.

The Berenstain Bears' Media Madness[edit]

At the Bear Country School, the cubs help Mr. Bob set up a TV station. The cubs become very involved and forget their schoolwork.

The Bear Scouts[edit]

Brother and his friends are going camping by themselves, but Papa decides to come along bragging that he knows better than the guide book. Trouble occurs when Papa tries to prove himself smarter than the guide book; he makes a spaghetti knot to swing across a collapsed bridge, but it unties and Papa almost falls down a gorge and the cubs are forced to rescue him; When they come to a fork on the trail, the guide book says to go the long way, but Papa goes the short way and when he refuses to obey the guide book map, he finds a group of crocodiles on the short way and is forced to go up the long way; when the cubs are forced to go down a river, they build a canoe to travel down with, but Papa grows impatient and tries to use a log to go down the river and gets trapped into a whirlpool and the cubs are forced to rescue him again; Papa tries to make stew for dinner, but the cubs go fishing and Papa finds that his stew tastes horrible and he dumps it down a cliff; he then tries to sleep in a cave that night rather than tents, but is chased away by a group of bats and he injures himself as he falls down the cliff. The cubs bandage him and take him home to a displeased Mama.

Other books[edit]

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race[edit]

Based on the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, Brother Bear participates in a road race under the name "Little Red", driving the Bears' family car, which is slower and less aerodynamic than the other racers. Brother keeps putting along while the other racers, identified by other colors speed off. One racer known as Blue hits a tree speeding through a hairpin turn while Brother rounds the curve carefully. Another one, known as Green (who is "quite mean") uses tacks to flatten the tires of Orange and Yellow while he is unconcerned about Little Red. An overconfident Green stops at a fast food joint, but "it turns out the food was not fast enough" as Brother comes along to get the checkered flag. The Bear family proudly celebrates Brother with his gold cup as the final line is what was recited for much of the story: "Putt, putt, putt, went Little Red".

The Berenstain Bears and the Broken Piggy Bank[edit]

When Mama and the cubs are at the store, Brother buys a toy airplane and Sister buys a teddy bear, but when Brother wants a toy truck too, Mama buys a piggy bank for the cubs, saying it will teach them to save wisely. Brother and Sister earn lots of money by doing chores, but Mama is shocked to find the piggy bank broken one day. She thinks the cubs will spend the money on such purchases as candy, comic books and rides at the Fun Park. She is shocked again when she realized that she misjudged the cubs, because they spent the money on Mama's birthday present.

The Berenstain Bears and the Wishing Star*[edit]

When Sister sees a teddy bear at the mall, she loves it and wants it. That night, Mama teaches Sister the rhyme of the wishing star. Sister wishes for the teddy bear. When the wish comes true, she wishes for an "A" on her work at school. When that wish comes true, she sees a pony on TV. She wishes for the pony, but the wish doesn't come true. Sister is very sad, so Brother tells her that she has to be careful of being greedy, because the wishing star doesn't listen to greedy requests. However Sister who apparently didn't learn a thing from the experience, and what Brother tells her, then says, "Well, two out of three isn't bad!"

The Berenstain Bears Get Lost in a Cave[edit]

Papa and the Bear Scouts Brother, Sister, Lizzy, and Cousin Freddy explore a cave, but, when they take many wrong curves, they get lost. Before long, they find a river that they think is another branch that could lead out of the cave. They go down the river and see a mini waterfall. When they go down it, Sister says the waterfall was a scary water ride at "Fun Park". The cubs want to do it again, but Papa says "NO!"

Get A Checkup[edit]

This is a poetic retelling of Go to the Doctor.

In this story the cubs are told that they are going to Doctor Grizzly's for a checkup. The cubs get nervous because Mama and Papa tell them that they are most likely going to get booster shots of medicine. After several tests by Dr. Grizzly, she helps them conquer their fears of booster shots; and learns that Papa is overweight, prescribing a diet for him until he gets into shape.

Love Their Neighbors[edit]

Based on the Good Samaritan, it says everyone in Bear Country takes pride in their personal appearance and their houses, from the simple farmhouse of Farmer Ben to the stately manor of Squire Grizzly. However, there is one place in Bear Country that is an eyesore, a rundown shanty owned by the Bogg Brothers, who are also uncouth and spit tobacco on the road in public. When the Bears' are on their way to a harvest fair, their car breaks down. All of their friends pass by, but apologize for being unable to help, citing their responsibilities at the fair. One group does help, the grungy Bogg brothers, who tow the Bears' car to a gas station owned by their Uncle Zeke. Zeke deduces the problem was a ruptured air hose and even replaces the damaged part on the house. The Bears learn a lesson that being a good neighbor is more than appearances when the Bogg brothers are glad to help, confident the Bears would have done the same for them in a reversed scenario. The Boggs then perform hoedown music in the fair for everyone, but the Bears feel they owe the Boggs for their aid, so they invite them to dinner the following week. The Boggs come to the Bears' home, not their usual rough cut selves, but well dressed and acting polite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emily Langer (28 February 2012). "Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the Berenstain Bears children’s books, dies at 88". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Note that each of the following also contains Berenstain Bears activity/coloring books, as well as non-Bears books by the Berenstains.