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Jan Berenstain (1923–2012)

Author of Bears on Wheels

Includes the names: Jan Berenstain, Jan Berenstein, Janice Berenstain

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Jan Berenstain was born Jan Grant on July 26, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She met Stan Berenstain on their first day of classes in 1941 at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. During World War II, Stan served as a medical illustrator in an Army hospital and Jan worked as a draftswoman in the Army Corps of Engineers and as an aircraft riveter. They married in 1946 and together began drawing cartoons for the McCall's/Good Housekeeping All in the Family series. They worked on this feature from 1956 through 1990. They also published artwork in magazines like Colliers and the Saturday Evening Post. The Big Honey Hunt, published in 1962, was their first book for children. This book, which was written for Dr. Seuss's Beginner Books series, was so popular that Dr. Seuss himself, Theodore Geisel, encouraged them to write more stories. His advice launched them on a life-career writing and illustrating the Berenstain Bears books. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, published in 1974, was the beginning of the First Time Books series. She wrote more than 300 books during her lifetime. The couple received numerous awards including the Children's Choice Award for The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors in 1995 and the Ludington Award in 1989 for their work in children's literature. There have been television shows based on the Berenstain Bears books, as well as CD-ROMs and videos. She died after a stroke on February 24, 2012 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
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Do NOT combine "Jan Berenstain" with either "Stan Berenstain" or any of the various "Stan & Jan Berenstain" pages. They are two separate people. Thank you.

Bears on Wheels 2,845 copies, 27 reviews
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth 2,242 copies, 27 reviews
The Berenstains' B Book 2,229 copies, 17 reviews
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV 2,033 copies, 16 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Go to School 1,853 copies, 19 reviews
The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby 1,757 copies, 22 reviews
Inside Outside Upside Down 1,635 copies, 19 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat 1,630 copies, 13 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies 1,576 copies, 12 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight 1,506 copies, 10 reviews
The Berenstain Bears in the Dark 1,499 copies, 9 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor 1,494 copies, 11 reviews
The Berenstain Bears on the Moon 1,304 copies, 9 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear 1,295 copies, 7 reviews
The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day 1,272 copies, 7 reviews
Bears in the Night 1,205 copies, 10 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp 1,183 copies, 8 reviews
Old Hat New Hat 1,166 copies, 11 reviews
The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter (Author) 1,131 copies, 4 reviews
The Berenstains' A Book 1,030 copies, 5 reviews
He Bear, She Bear 1,024 copies, 10 reviews
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Pets (Author) 993 copies, 2 reviews
The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd (Author) 918 copies, 4 reviews
The Big Honey Hunt 909 copies, 7 reviews
The Berenstain Bears and the Bully (Author) 866 copies, 10 reviews
The Bears' Christmas 809 copies, 10 reviews
The Bears' Vacation 809 copies, 7 reviews
The Bike Lesson 690 copies, 16 reviews
The Berenstains' C Book 645 copies, 2 reviews
The Bears' Picnic (Author) 607 copies, 6 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Clean House 530 copies, 3 reviews
The Berenstain Bears' Sleepover 509 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears' New Pup 454 copies, 2 reviews
The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle (Illustrator) 442 copies, 1 review
The Bear Scouts 396 copies, 4 reviews
The Berenstain Bears on the Job 385 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears' Class Trip (Author) 382 copies, 2 reviews
The Berenstain Bears by the Sea 374 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears Out West 368 copies, 7 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks 332 copies, 6 reviews
The Berenstain Bears: On Time 295 copies, 3 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk (Illustrator) 290 copies, 2 reviews
Big Book of the Berenstain Bears 230 copies, 2 reviews
The Berenstain Bears: Sick Days 219 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears and the Baby Chipmunk (Author) 190 copies, 4 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Go Green 176 copies, 8 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball (I Can Read Book 1) (Illustrator) 151 copies, 3 reviews
The Berenstain Bears Go Fly a Kite (Author) 133 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Treasury (Author) 124 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears Play Ball 53 copies, 1 review
The Berenstain Bears' Pet Show 46 copies, 1 review
Lover Boy 11 copies
The Berenstain Bears in the Wax Museum (Author) 10 copies, 1 review
Office Lover Boy (Author) 9 copies
Marital Blitz 9 copies
It's Still in the Family (Author) 6 copies
Call Me Mrs. 5 copies
Moo! 4 copies
You Could Diet Laughing (Author) 3 copies
Baby Makes Four (Author) 3 copies
Be Good or I'll Belt Ya! (Author) 2 copies
The Bears' Activity Book (Author) 1 copy
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Janice "Jan" Berenstain, née Grant, and Stanley Berestain are best known for the children's book series The Berenstain Bears, which became a franchise including a television series, toys, and stage productions.
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Do NOT combine "Jan Berenstain" with either "Stan Berenstain" or any of the various "Stan & Jan Berenstain" pages. They are two separate people. Thank you.

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