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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears book series, dies

Jan Berenstain and her husband, Stan, created “The Berenstain Bears” book series. (Mel Evans - Associated Press)
From elsewhere in The Post: Jan Berenstain, who created the popular children’s book series “The Berenstain Bears” with her husband Stan, died Friday, Feb. 24. She suffered a severe stroke the day before her death, says her son Mike.

Maura Judkis from The Style Blog has more details on the author and her work:

“Featuring Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear and Brother Bear, the Berenstains’ books focused on teaching preschoolers about social situations, from making friends to going to summer camp.
Jan and Stan wrote and illustrated more than 300 titles together, from 1963 until Stan’s death in 2005. The series has sold more than 260 [million] books and has earned a cherished spot on young readers’ bookshelves.”

What is your favorite or your child’s favorite Berenstain Bears story? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

By On Parenting  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/27/2012

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