Top 10 Berenstain Bears Books

 

The Berenstain Bears Books is a franchise of children’s books created by Stan and Jan Berenstain. This book features a family of bears, and at the end of each book, they learn a safety or moral lesson which is beautifully woven into stories. As kids, these books have been favorite of many. The family of bears is so relatable that you imagine it to be your family. Not only is it favorite of kids but also of parents and grandparents as they can narrate a bed-time story to kids and teach them a lesson too without being boring. These books provide kids an interesting way to inculcate a habit of reading.

 

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

In this book Papa bear, brother and sister bear are all seen eating a lot of junk food. Dr. Grizzly and mama bear teach them a lesson and show them the importance of nutritious food and exercise to be healthy.

Read it For:
It is a perfect way to tell and teach kids a lesson about having healthy and nutritious food and doing exercise to be active.
Don't Read it For:
It only focuses on ‘getting chubby’ because of junk food and not about any other problems caused by it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The way the book shows through illustrations how the body system works and for that it needs nutrients is very interesting.

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV

This book revolves around the thread that too much T.V. is not good. When mama bear realizes that the family is spending too much time in watching T.V., she bans it for a week and the family eventually out other ways to have fun and don’t miss T.V.

Read it For:
It teaches kids, who watch a lot of T.V., an amazing lesson about time management.
Don't Read it For:
The decision to ban T.V. for a week should have been imposed after discussing it with papa bear, and both parents should have stood united in front of their kids
What makes this book stand out?:
The family goes out to watch the sunset and for star gazing.

The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

This book revolves around the fact that kids should be aware of strangers, and also talks about the ways in which adults can lure kids for bad

Read it For:
When sister bear starts seeing all the strangers in doubt, mamma bear brings in some light and explain to her not to doubt everyone.
Don't Read it For:
Since it is a serious theme, so the book doesn’t have much humor.
What makes this book stand out?:
The safety tips at the end of the book are very interesting to be read out to kids.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Chores

When papa bear and brother and sister bear don’t want to do house chores to help mama bear, mama bear decides to play along not doing any chores, the mess starts building up at home.

Read it For:
It teaches a lesson to kids that it is not only mothers who are responsible for the household chores, but everyone is.
Don't Read it For:
There is no exception in the illustrations.
What makes this book stand out?:
It shows how usually mothers are taken for granted.
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The Berenstain Bears and the Truth

In this story brother and sister bear break a lamp that is mama’s favorite and tell lies about how it broke and their lie keeps getting bigger. And then it is papa bear who helps them in finding the right words to confess.

Read it For:
It is a good lesson for teaching kids to be honest and speaks truth irrespective of the situation.
Don't Read it For:
It doesn’t talk much about why lying is bad.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fact that parents already know that kids are lying but wait for the kids to confess

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream

Brother and sister bear is troubled by nightmares after watching a scary movie. In this book, the parent bears explain them the reasons for having bad dreams.

Read it For:
This book throws light on not to be scared by the nightmares.
Don't Read it For:
The story might make small children keep wondering what the lesson is about.
What makes this book stand out?:
The thought process of having nightmares is interesting to read.

No Girls Allowed

In this book, brother bear and friends make a boys only club-house because his sister can climb higher and run faster than the boys.

Read it For:
As kids, when boys and girls are always at war, this book teaches them a lesson to be equal and fair.
Don't Read it For:
The lesson is not very clear, and mama bear blames sister bear for not being a good companion.
What makes this book stand out?:
It keeps the reader engaged with its illustrations.

The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money

In this book, brother and sister bear, after spending the money carelessly that they had got as present from gramps, neighbors and papa bear, realize, on being scolded by papa the importance of money.

Read it For:
it gives an invaluable lesson to kids on saving money and not spending it all.
Don't Read it For:
The story is not very realistic.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book teaches a practical lesson with humor in it, about money also bringing the aspect of saving money in the bank.

The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest

In this book brother, sister and the cousin bear are on a bear scout camp, where papa bear plays a trick, playing as a ghost to scare them.

Read it For:
A good way to teach kids that all jokes are not fun and nice.
Don't Read it For:
The book only pays to focus on not being scared and pays no heed on the lying part.
What makes this book stand out?:
The rhyming throughout the story adds fun to it.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Grownups

In this book, when the kid bears feel like parent bears are very bossy, they decide to switch roles and do a role reversal skit to understand each other’s perspective.

Read it For:
It is a perfect story to teach kids a lesson in appreciating and understanding their families.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a little long but is relatable.
What makes this book stand out?:
The role reversal skit with humor is very interesting.

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