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There's a brand-new pool at Bear Country School, and all the cubs are raring to try out for the swim team. No one is more surprised than Sister Bear when she outswims every cub in every event--even the butterfly stroke! With visions of Bearlympics gold dancing in Papa Bear's furry head, he insists on being Sister's personal trainer as she prepares for the big meet. It's a decision that everyone in the Bear family will live to regret, for Papa--armed with his trusty clipboard, whistle, and stopwatch--will stop at nothing to achieve victory! Whoever said it doesn't matter whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game . . . that sure wasn't Papa!
Look out! Too-Tall's on a rampage! The town bully's girlfriend has a crush on someone else, and Too-Tall is questioning every cub in sight. That's because no one but Queenie herself knows who that someone else it. It's only a matter of time, of course, until Too-Tall finds out. But when he does, he's in for the surprise of his life!
When Sister Bear begins taking riding lessons, she is thrilled to get on the fastest horse and go for an exciting ride. But when Sister is paired with a mild-tempered old mare named Bess, she's a bit wary. Will Sister Bear soon learn to never judge a book by its cover . . . and never judge a horse by its mane? The Berenstain Bears Chapter Books are the perfect next step for increasingly independent young readers.
The cubs learn about freedom of the press--and responsibility--when they create an underground school newspaper, in a timely story that features cartoon-style illustrations and large type to ease beginning readers' transition to chapter books.
Ronald Grizzington III, the rich new cub in town, wants to date Bonnie Brown, but Bonnie isn't sure she likes the stuck-up cub. Brother Bear is sure -- sure that he's not wild about any cub who wants to date Bonnie. Can Bonnie's heart be won by fancy restaurants and expensive gifts? Can Brother control his jealousy? Will the Big Date turn into the Big Disaster? Tune in to Bear Country to find out.
The Bear Family thinks they're going out for a lovely afternoon picnic...but little do they know that they're in for a sharp surprise, including some bites to the behind! After a science experiment gone wrong unleashes a horde of stinging, breeding ants into Bear County, the Bears are frantic. Can the ants be stopped? The Berenstain Bears Chapter Books are the perfect next step for increasingly independent young readers.
Milton Chubb is the new cub at Brother and Sister Bear's school, and the cubs think he is a perfect match for their classmate Bertha Broom. Milton and Bertha make a perfect pair until they become the target of Too-Tall's poking and pranks. Then, to make matters worse, the couple must compete against each other for a spot on the school's wrestling team! Can this big love survive against the odds?
The Berenstain Bear Cubs are especially lucky to have Grizzy Gran as their grandmother. Using her magic crystal ball, Grizzy Gran can predict the future! That is, until Ripoff Ralph sets his sights on stealing the magic crystal ball for his own schemes. Can the Bear Scouts put an end to Ralph's shenanigans and make sure the ball remains safe? The Berenstain Bears Chapter Books are the perfect next step for increasingly independent young readers.
Brother Bear falls in love with Bonnie Brown, but an ancient family feud resurfaces, and they're forbidden to see each other. Only when the cubs stage a production of Romeo and Juliet do the grownups of Bear Country learn to leave their prejudices behind.
After a series of crimes sweeps the Bear Country School, the cubs begin to jump to conclusions. With a gentle reminder from their teacher that no one is guilty until proven innocent, the cubs try to keep their minds open. That is, until the thief is discovered, and everyone is shocked. Who could it have been? The Berenstain Bears Chapter Books are the perfect next step for increasingly independent young readers.
The Berenstain Bears discover the true meaning of Christmas when they receive a surprise after they spend the entire day searching for the perfect Christmas tree. This wonderful book will delight parents and children alike.
Illustrated in full color. Mama Bear is tired of hearing how many Bearbie dolls Lizzy Bruin has and how many Game Bear video games Cousin Freddy just got. During a thunderstorm, Mama gets her cubs to realize that love and a good home are much more valuable than material possessions.
Brother and Sister Bear know some things about money. They know that money can be used to buy things like baseball cards, ice cream, candy, and balloons. What they don't know is how to manage their allowances. Then Mama comes up with a terrific idea to help them learn the value of money and how to save it -- a checkbook! A series of tear-out checks is included in the book so that kids can use them at home just like the cubs do in Bear Country.
The bears in Bear Country grow concerned about how pollution and waste of natural resources are damaging the world around them, so they form The Earthsavers Club
The Berenstain Bears encounter the magic of EasterSpring is here, the trees are budding, and everywhere in the countryside, nature is coming back to life. In Bear Country, the most magical time of the year isn't Christmas or Halloween or Thanksgiving--it's Easter! But for Brother Bear and Sister Bear, the only good kind of Easter egg is the kind that's full of chocolate. This spellbinding Easter poem tells of the majesty of spring and the joys of rebirth, but doesn't overlook the pleasures of delicious Easter treats. And as flowers bloom and animals come out to play, Brother and Sister learn a valuable Easter lesson: how to avoid a stomachache!
Bear Country is stuck in a long, snowy winter--will Easter be called off? When Papa Bear goes off to cut wood in the forest, Brother Bear wishes he had other cubs to play with. Bill Bunny, Finerty Frog, and Fred Firefly are just fair-weather friends. To make matters worse, it doesn't look like this gray and gloomy winter will ever end, especially when Boss Bunny--who's in charge of Easter--suddenly quits his job. How will Papa get his jelly beans? What about rainbows and baby robins and the miracle of new life? Without Easter, how will Mama Bear unveil her big surprise? There must be a way to get the seasons to change again. Can Brother Bear help bring spring back to Bear Country?
Join the Berenstain Bear family at their family reunion.
The Bears are having a family reunion, and all their relatives are invited. The tree house is ready, the tables are set, and the fun is about to start. Beginning readers will feel like part of the family with this charming verse book from the much-loved Berenstains.
Valentines Day with the Bear family. After teasing Brother aboutr a crush, Sister finds someone unexpected has a crush of their own.
"The usually compatible Brother and Sister Bear are fighting--all day long! Mama Bear helps them realize that everyone argues once in a while, even with loved ones. "--The Reading Teacher.
When Brother and Sister Bear get parts in the school play, Brother easily learns his lines, while Sister Bear worries that she will not learn them in time. After Mama and Papa Bear help her practice, she still worries that she will forget her lines. Now, you guess who gets stage fright! A First Time Books. This book includes picture descriptions. Other books about the Berenstain Bears are available from Bookshare.
Just before a big road trip, there's one thing Sister Bear doesn't have to doBefore the Berenstain Bears pile into the car to visit Aunt Dorothy, there's one thing every bear needs to do: go to the bathroom. But when Mama Bear suggests a stop in the restroom to Sister Bear, Sister will only say: "I don't hafta." No matter what Mama suggests, Sister insists, "I don't hafta. I don't hafta. I don't hafta." As it gets closer and closer to the time to leave, will Mama Bear convince Sister that maybe she does hafta? Or will the family be making a pit stop before they're even on the road?
Brother and Sister Bear want everything in sight, and they throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. Wisely Mama and Papa deal with this childhood malady by teaching the cubs about the family budget and the importance of appreciating all that they have already. From the Trade Paperback edition.
When the Berenstain Bears turn grouchy, the happy house goes to pieces Through thick and thin, the members of the Bear family treat each other kindly. They're polite, thoughtful, and never forget to share their honey. But when Mama, Papa, Sister, and Brother all wake up with a bad case of the grouchies, the day takes a different turn. The Bears snarl, shout, and hog the honey. They yell so loud, they wake up the night owl and the bats next door. Even Mama becomes a serious grump. Will the Bears remember to be kind before they go to sleep? Or will the whole day be ruined by the grouchies?
In a house full of noise, will Mama Bear ever find peace and quiet?The blocks go, "CRA-A-ASH!" The door goes, "SLAM!" The drums and the horn go "RUM-TUM-TUM!" And when Papa Bear has had enough, he yells, "QUIET!" Sometimes when they're playing, Brother and Sister Bear can get a little bit carried away. Everything they do--from listening to music to playing on the computer--has a volume knob, and each one is always turned up. Mama and Papa are tired of the noise, but how can they get the kids to quiet down when the sounds of toys, music, and games drown out everything they say?
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