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By Paula Crouch Thrasher and Paula Crouch Thrasher,Cox News Service | November 2, 1993
After three decades of writing about the fun and foibles of a family of cartoon bears, author-illustrators Jan and Stan Berenstain have turned a page in the life of Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister Bear: Big Chapter Books.In the new series for young readers ages 7 to 10, the Berenstains use humor to tackle serious themes such as young love ("New Girl in Town"),drug abuse ("Drug Free Zone"), women's rights ("Female Fullback"), the physically challenged ("Wheelchair Commando") and theft ("Innocent Until Proven Guilty")
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By Dave Rosenthal | February 29, 2012
Every Baby Boomer parent has spent hours reading the adventures of the Berenstain Bears , so I was saddedned to hear that co-creator Jan Berenstain had died at age 88. She and her husband Stan, who died in 2005, created the bear family that provided lessons in  coping with kid-sized issues such as bad habits, a new baby and moving away. The team authored more than 200 books, and built the bears into a multi-media conglomerate, before handing over the reins to son Mike. Here's an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times' obit : "Born Janice Grant in Philadelphia on July 26, 1923, she met Stan in a first-year drawing class at the Philadelphia Museum of Industrial Art in 1941.
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By Tom LoBianco | October 6, 1999
Sporting blue overalls, an orange flannel shirt and a brown hat, Papa Bear is the collaborative creation of Stan and Jan Berenstain. He lives with his two children and wife, Ma Bear, in a comfortably furnished tree. Their wooden abode lies amid rolling green hills and farms in a simple setting.Whether he's leading bear scouts or adventurous space bears, Papa Bear maintains a resemblance to his co-creator, Stan Berenstain. Though much furrier than Berenstain, Papa Bear shares with Berenstain a goal of teaching values to children.
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By Christopher Corbett | October 31, 2004
MARYLAND'S FIRST bear hunt in more than half a century was over in just one day last week after nimrods bagged 20 bruins. (I believe that I have my hunting clichM-is in order there.) The first Ursus americanus tagged was a very modest 84-pound female (about the size of a big Labrador retriever). The beast was said to be 10 months old, in bear terms a small child, probably still with its mother in Western Maryland. Most Americans know bears only from children's literature, in which the bear is a fixture.
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By Courtesy Barnes & Noble, children's division, Annapolis Harbour Center | August 30, 1998
Do you have someone who is starting school this fall? After you finish shopping for new shoes and a pencil box, stop by your library and check out these "school" books.* "Berenstain Bears Go to School," by Stan and Jan Berenstain* "Spot Goes to School," by Eric Hill* "Time for School, Little Dinosaur," by Gail Herman* "Froggy Goes to School," by Jonathan London* "My Friend Harry," by Kim Lewis* "Will I Have a Friend?" by Miriam Cohen* "The Secret Shortcut," by Mark TeaguePub Date: 8/30/98
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September 15, 1999
"My favorite book is `Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' by Willaim Steig. I liked the part when Sylvester found a magic pebble. Then he turned himself into a rock. He couldn't turn himself back into himself. This book was very funny. I recommend this book for you." -- Alison Jones Forest Lakes Elementary School "My favorite book by Stan and Jan Berenstain is `The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race.' In this story, Brother Bear is racing against other bears. At first, he's in last place, but racers get tricked or disqualified.
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By Lori Sears | March 20, 1997
Bear marketJoin the Berenstain Bears as they offer a song and dance performance at the Westview Mall on Saturday. See the entire Berenstain family -- Mama, Papa, Sister and Brother -- in their "Rise 'N Shine Revue" as they awake from their winter hibernation and look to celebrate springtime. Children in the audience are invited to help wake up the bears from their long winter's nap with encouragement, singing and dancing.The Berenstain Bears will perform four 20-minute shows at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Value City Court in the Westview Mall, 5748 Baltimore National Pike, Saturday.
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By Christopher Corbett | October 31, 2004
MARYLAND'S FIRST bear hunt in more than half a century was over in just one day last week after nimrods bagged 20 bruins. (I believe that I have my hunting clichM-is in order there.) The first Ursus americanus tagged was a very modest 84-pound female (about the size of a big Labrador retriever). The beast was said to be 10 months old, in bear terms a small child, probably still with its mother in Western Maryland. Most Americans know bears only from children's literature, in which the bear is a fixture.
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March 28, 2001
"I like 'The Berenstain Bears in the Wax Museum' by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Here's a sneak peek: Brother and Fred were walking through downtown Beartown on their way to the pizza shack for lunch. As they strolled through the town square, someone called to them from the bench in front of 'Old Shag,' Beartown's historic back-scratching tree. Read the book to find out what happens!" -- Lena Werrell Carter G. Woodson Elementary " 'The Rugrats and the Zombies' by Sarah Wilson is about parents who are zombies.
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November 9, 2000
Saturday, Random House is holding a book fair to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation, and it's jam-packed with kids activities, the highlight of which is a visit from the Baltimore Zoo Mobile. The zoo's education department will give four presentations throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., featuring live animals, giveaways and a selection of animal books from its library. Storybook characters - including the Cat in the Hat, Angelina Ballerina and the Berenstain Bears - will stop in during the fair's eight half-hour story times, as will a number of children's authors.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | June 12, 2003
LOOK, THIS is not one of those lame Father's Day columns about buying the big guy a new Titleist driver or some fancy grill the size of an aircraft carrier with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and Dolby surround-sound speakers under the utensil rack. No, I've done that column before. And frankly, I took a lot of heat for it. Here I was, lobbying selflessly for dads everywhere, essentially saying: Doesn't he have enough stress in his life without being the only guy on the block to not own a leather-upholstered La-Z-Boy recliner with temperature-control settings, dual cup-holders and a place for the remote?
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March 28, 2001
"I like 'The Berenstain Bears in the Wax Museum' by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Here's a sneak peek: Brother and Fred were walking through downtown Beartown on their way to the pizza shack for lunch. As they strolled through the town square, someone called to them from the bench in front of 'Old Shag,' Beartown's historic back-scratching tree. Read the book to find out what happens!" -- Lena Werrell Carter G. Woodson Elementary " 'The Rugrats and the Zombies' by Sarah Wilson is about parents who are zombies.
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November 9, 2000
Saturday, Random House is holding a book fair to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation, and it's jam-packed with kids activities, the highlight of which is a visit from the Baltimore Zoo Mobile. The zoo's education department will give four presentations throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., featuring live animals, giveaways and a selection of animal books from its library. Storybook characters - including the Cat in the Hat, Angelina Ballerina and the Berenstain Bears - will stop in during the fair's eight half-hour story times, as will a number of children's authors.
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By Tom LoBianco | October 6, 1999
Sporting blue overalls, an orange flannel shirt and a brown hat, Papa Bear is the collaborative creation of Stan and Jan Berenstain. He lives with his two children and wife, Ma Bear, in a comfortably furnished tree. Their wooden abode lies amid rolling green hills and farms in a simple setting.Whether he's leading bear scouts or adventurous space bears, Papa Bear maintains a resemblance to his co-creator, Stan Berenstain. Though much furrier than Berenstain, Papa Bear shares with Berenstain a goal of teaching values to children.
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September 15, 1999
"My favorite book is `Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' by Willaim Steig. I liked the part when Sylvester found a magic pebble. Then he turned himself into a rock. He couldn't turn himself back into himself. This book was very funny. I recommend this book for you." -- Alison Jones Forest Lakes Elementary School "My favorite book by Stan and Jan Berenstain is `The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race.' In this story, Brother Bear is racing against other bears. At first, he's in last place, but racers get tricked or disqualified.
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December 6, 1998
" 'Addy Saves the Day: A Summer Story' by Connie Porter. If you like books with mystery, excitement and a lot of action, this is the book for you. It's about a girl named Addy Walker who ran away with her mom for her freedom."- Shaylah SimmLeith Walk Elementary" 'The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV' by Stan and Jan Berenstain is about a bear family that lives in a tree house. One day mama bear decides that the family should not watch TV for a few days. Papa bear, sister bear and brother bear try to sneak in some TV, but Mama catches them."
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December 6, 1998
" 'Addy Saves the Day: A Summer Story' by Connie Porter. If you like books with mystery, excitement and a lot of action, this is the book for you. It's about a girl named Addy Walker who ran away with her mom for her freedom."- Shaylah SimmLeith Walk Elementary" 'The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV' by Stan and Jan Berenstain is about a bear family that lives in a tree house. One day mama bear decides that the family should not watch TV for a few days. Papa bear, sister bear and brother bear try to sneak in some TV, but Mama catches them."
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By Dave Rosenthal | February 29, 2012
Every Baby Boomer parent has spent hours reading the adventures of the Berenstain Bears , so I was saddedned to hear that co-creator Jan Berenstain had died at age 88. She and her husband Stan, who died in 2005, created the bear family that provided lessons in  coping with kid-sized issues such as bad habits, a new baby and moving away. The team authored more than 200 books, and built the bears into a multi-media conglomerate, before handing over the reins to son Mike. Here's an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times' obit : "Born Janice Grant in Philadelphia on July 26, 1923, she met Stan in a first-year drawing class at the Philadelphia Museum of Industrial Art in 1941.
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By Courtesy Barnes & Noble, children's division, Annapolis Harbour Center | August 30, 1998
Do you have someone who is starting school this fall? After you finish shopping for new shoes and a pencil box, stop by your library and check out these "school" books.* "Berenstain Bears Go to School," by Stan and Jan Berenstain* "Spot Goes to School," by Eric Hill* "Time for School, Little Dinosaur," by Gail Herman* "Froggy Goes to School," by Jonathan London* "My Friend Harry," by Kim Lewis* "Will I Have a Friend?" by Miriam Cohen* "The Secret Shortcut," by Mark TeaguePub Date: 8/30/98
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By Lori Sears | March 20, 1997
Bear marketJoin the Berenstain Bears as they offer a song and dance performance at the Westview Mall on Saturday. See the entire Berenstain family -- Mama, Papa, Sister and Brother -- in their "Rise 'N Shine Revue" as they awake from their winter hibernation and look to celebrate springtime. Children in the audience are invited to help wake up the bears from their long winter's nap with encouragement, singing and dancing.The Berenstain Bears will perform four 20-minute shows at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Value City Court in the Westview Mall, 5748 Baltimore National Pike, Saturday.
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